Awesome, just found @tomchick’s review!
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.
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. :)
@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.