As a person who was raised guided by the Road Warrior’s words, I enjoy everything that implies the continuity of human life after a certain doom. Preferably nuclear
So I got my hands on Metro Last Light, mostly by accident. It is a beautiful game, a detailed world, interesting enough enemies and monsters. The thing is I had problems running it smoothly ( I7 3770k 2gb AMD v card – but some people were running it on ultra with less powerful systems) , turns out it’s some issue with AMD videocards, and I didn’t want to install any updates afraid of ruining my saved games. Maybe it’s fixed now, I didn’t check anymore. But you should before acquiring the game
As far as combat goes it’s really smooth & fun – you can compare it to bigger franchises best shooters (CoD,Rage etc) . Headshot counts, there’s plenty of sneaking & exploring is interesting. I rushed through the cities but if you listen carefully everybody has a story to say, although with the same russian accent it kinda gets annoying after a while.
The plot without spoiling anything continues from the previous game where our hero nuked out the so-called Dark Ones, with who he shared some kind of connection. That’s where the game picks off, supposedly extinct you’re sent to capture or kill some lil darkie – Then it’s a thrill ride, much in the style of Modern Warfare series – a lot of scripted events which should be fun but sometimes are downright retarded. The problem with the game it’s that you require a lot of filters for your gas mask. While it certainly adds to the mood, the implementation is poor and makes you rush through some interesting scenery. The even worst part is that along with the savepoint system and the scripted events it will kill you, repeatedly. Not only once I was suffocating slamming my fist frustrated into the desk while everybody was chatting casually about how hard life is.
The weapons are the same old ones with military grade ammo serving double purpose, as currency aswell. You can’t do a lot of backtracking so once you leave an area you’ll find yourself unable to return no matter how much you’ll want.
The game features a good or bad ending, basically you need to save some random civilians from time to time, or bring a toy to some kid, spare some enemies and so on. Although it sounds nice, you don’t get too much satisfaction out of it.
There’s a good amount of nudity in the game, you can even pay for some boring lapdances and there is a predictable sex scene but I found it lacking and poorly implemented. If you’re looking for more skin here’s some from an obscure side of the internet
In conclusion I’m having a bit of mixed feelings about it – with about 10h to play, no multiplayer yet – issues with running smoothly & low replayability – my advice is get it from a friend. It’s at best 8/10