Metro 2033 sequel: Metro Last Light

Awesome, just found @tomchick’s review!

http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2013/05/13/metro-last-light-is-the-cure-for-the-modern-shooter/

I thought it was significantly better, yeah. But I played nonreduxed versions, I would assume 2033 with redux got lot of its rough edges smoothed out. Tom’s review is on the money though.

Whoa, thanks for that link, Mr. 8R. Here’s a game I haven’t thought about in a while. Two things come to mind reading that review.

A) Now I want to go back and replay Metro Last Light.

B) Sometimes I read something I wrote a long time ago and I have no idea what I was talking about. To wit:

There was an airplane crash in Last Light? Jeeze, I have no idea what I was on about.

-Tom

There was a crashed plane you pass through… Did it maybe trigger flashbacks to the world ending?

I just realized I never got around to playing Last Light. This must be remedied.

Same here. And I’ve owned it since 2013. Paid full price too. I just keep pushing it back. I’ll get to it eventually!

Don’t worry - Exodus will be along soon :)

Can I just jump into Last light without having played 2033, or is it better to start at the beginning? I assume Last Light will look a bit better and be a more polished iteration of its engine/gameplay?

Yes to both.

I mean, I still would recommend giving a go to 2033, if you can.

Ok, thanks for the info. Guess I’ll spend a few bucks more for the combo bundle then.

This is my goal before Anno comes out in February. Last Light Redux version that is. :)

Currently playing 2033 Redux (PICS HERE), love the atmosphere, I saw @robc04 comments above and do agree a bit, but the world you see tells its own story in a way.

@Cormac did you ever get around to playing either game?

I too own both games and totally intend to play them, along with the third one. Someday.

Aside from the occasional awful writing I have a soft spot for Last Light. I consider it a huge missed opportunity for them to have presented Ana as such an annoying and ineffectual character when she is kind of introduced as an experienced badass, but I still love the game.

I am desperately hoping Exodus will be as good or better.

Well, I did give the orignal a bash, but got sidetracked and distracted by another game (I think it was 2 point hospital?). Then Red Dead 2 came along… Anyway, been meaning to get back to it for a while now! Thanks for reminding me!

I bought this game when they did the redux version for the “new” consoles (at the time). But now that I have access to Metro 3, I think I can’t keep postponing playing through Metro 2. I think it’s time to install and play through it so that I can play the sequel.

I’m really surprised that they went with the regular ending of the first game as canon. I thought someone in that thread said that they assumed you got the good ending in the first game (an ending which I didn’t even have a clue existed until someone told me). But no, as I started this last night, it turns out what I did at the end of the first game is what happened. I fired the missiles.

Bad ends are more dramatic, which is better for fiction. People in general exaggerates over what’s a ‘bad end’.

By the way, I really dislike the voice-acting in this game. I couldn’t stand to listen to most of the side conversations going on between people because it sounds very amateurish and unnatural.

I should switch to Russian voice acting now, since I’m not paying attention to the side conversations that won’t be subtitled if I switch.

That’s Metro eternal debate. I read that they actually use real Russians (at least in the last one) so it isn’t like they are imitating a fake thick accent. But several of the actors are just not good, Russian or not.

I deal with it, but one of the obvious annoying things to me in the dialog heavy parts is an awful tendency for everyone to make huge plosives (or random sighing/noises) before actually speaking their lines. Like consistently.

No audio director should be ok with that, it just ruins the flow. A few here and there are fine, but just minutes and minutes of it over and over is very not fine.

But the game is still great regardless.