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Here is my short review after playing through Metro 2033

Initiation commentary:

I can truthfuly say that this has been the most entertaining game ive played since waaaay back when Halo: CE was released on the PC.

I was kept on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time.
The first night i played it i stayed up WAAAAAY too late... I just couldnt put it down!


Game play pros: For those who are a great fan of single player puzzle/FPS, this is the game fore you. The game is espesialy challenging due to its lack of a radar in its HUD. You are given a "journal" that you can take out in place of your weapon that has an attached compass to help you find your way through the twisted wasteland of the metro stations, but when trying to fend off enemies while doing so is a complicated task and you find yourself often loosing your way. For those who like to run in a straight line with the game map telling you exactly where you need to go, this game will test your patience.

If you do not like scary games/movies DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME! There have been a few circumstances where ive jumped out of my pants while playing. It is truly a skin crawler.

Game play cons: In my opinion, not too many.

There is a rather annoying glitch that i came across.

In many places the game requires you to wear a gas mask that requires cartridge refills from time to time. The cartriges are in very small supply and must often be found laying around. This isnt the problem, but hold that thought.

The gas mask occasionaly gets cracked and broken during fire fights, it limits your vission and can be rather annoying. This also isnt the problem.

Here is the problem: if you reach a safe zone in which you do not need your gas mask, yet forget to REMOVE it (since the game does not do this for you, even after save zones) your gas mask's cartriges will diminish.
The glitch will not allow you to remove your gas mask if your oxygen supply is at zero. This makes it very hard to fight due to the limited visibility.

The only way to fix the glitch is to load the zone that required you to put the gas mask on in the first place, hence loosing all your progress from then on.

Graphics: Even at low graphics the game is rather stunning! I havent had the pleasure of cranking up the graphics to high, cause my computer screams at me and the game is unplayable.

For those with computers as crappy as mine, a few areas of the game will be rendered nearly unplayable frame rates (from mid teens to low twenties)
Those with nVidia GPUs may have an easier time due to the heavy use of PhysX.
I advise anyone wanting to play this game, make sure that your CPU is better than mine. The 5770 gpu i have would have been enough but it is heavily bottlnecked by my cpu.


Final thoughts: I give this game a SOLID 10/10
It has got to be the most diversed FPS ive ever played. Amasing, simply wonderful.

I strongly reccomend, if you like first person shooters try this game!

If it is hostile.. Kill it.
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Awesome review, I totally agree. One of the best SP experiences to come along in a while. One thing is, I thought it was rather short... but that's mostly because I wished it would never end. hehe. Great, great game. Epic experience.
    
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bought this game when it was on sale a week ago on steam, and while I didn't get a whole lot of time to play it (PSU crapped out on me a day after I bought it), I really liked what I did play. Personally, not worth full price, but definitely worth what I got for it during the sale.
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Awesome review, I totally agree. One of the best SP experiences to come along in a while. One thing is, I thought it was rather short... but that's mostly because I wished it would never end. hehe. Great, great game. Epic experience.
Thanks! honestly its my first review :3
In a way it seemed longer than most the games i play (considering i racked up
80 hours of logged game time) but all the same, it was too short considering i wanted it to keep feeding me more.

totaly want a sequal!

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bought this game when it was on sale a week ago on steam, and while I didn't get a whole lot of time to play it (PSU crapped out on me a day after I bought it), I really liked what I did play. Personally, not worth full price, but definitely worth what I got for it during the sale.
I only payed 5$ for it so im 100% satisfied! Im not sure what the full price on steam is right now (or at the time of its release) but i think that this game fits snug into the 15-20$ range without becoming "not worth it"
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The only thing is once you beat the game, you will probably never start it up again. There might be a few levels like War and maybe another two, but in general the game has this "feel" to it that once you are not fueled by the need to beat the game and find out the ending to the story, you will pretty much leave it alone.
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It was far too linear for me to merit a 10/10. For a shooter I think it's brilliant, it feels very story driven but at times the game felt a little pompous with it's use of eye-candy. For a post-apocalyptic game the Fallout series is still miles ahead, right up there with STALKER. I have an Nvidia card so this game ran pretty smooth at my crumby resolution, high settings 1280x1024 fps in the 30's-50's. The game for me tried too hard to make you jump and I guess I'm harder to scare in games, mostly because I laugh at everything and call them names.
The "glitch" you had pestered me too, what annoyed me more with the gas masks was replacing the cartridge and having it in the red immediately, made me burn through 14 cartridges really quickly on the surface which is not good. That and not being able to switch perfectly good gas masks on corpses with my near broken one.
The voice acting in this game, you can't really argue, it's awful. It's really bad, the yelling bits are barely intelligible and the accents are really bad, whether genuine or not it was really off-putting it took from the experience really. Also how easy it is to be completely overwhelmed with enemies no matter what you do. It's nice because it forces you to think beforehand but in some cases you must run in and in those situations the game can become tedious.
For a shooter it had a pretty nice atmosphere and story, but elements of the game left me wanting something more. 7/10
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Yep, it is a great game. I enjoyed it on high, even on my 460.
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The only thing is once you beat the game, you will probably never start it up again. There might be a few levels like War and maybe another two, but in general the game has this "feel" to it that once you are not fueled by the need to beat the game and find out the ending to the story, you will pretty much leave it alone.
I personaly will play through it again on more difficult settings when my new computer is built.
I only played on normal difficulty at low gfx, i want to experience the full fury of ramped difficulty with all eyecandy included.

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It was far too linear for me to merit a 10/10. For a shooter I think it's brilliant, it feels very story driven but at times the game felt a little pompous with it's use of eye-candy. For a post-apocalyptic game the Fallout series is still miles ahead, right up there with STALKER. I have an Nvidia card so this game ran pretty smooth at my crumby resolution, high settings 1280x1024 fps in the 30's-50's. The game for me tried too hard to make you jump and I guess I'm harder to scare in games, mostly because I laugh at everything and call them names.
The "glitch" you had pestered me too, what annoyed me more with the gas masks was replacing the cartridge and having it in the red immediately, made me burn through 14 cartridges really quickly on the surface which is not good. That and not being able to switch perfectly good gas masks on corpses with my near broken one.
The voice acting in this game, you can't really argue, it's awful. It's really bad, the yelling bits are barely intelligible and the accents are really bad, whether genuine or not it was really off-putting it took from the experience really. Also how easy it is to be completely overwhelmed with enemies no matter what you do. It's nice because it forces you to think beforehand but in some cases you must run in and in those situations the game can become tedious.
For a shooter it had a pretty nice atmosphere and story, but elements of the game left me wanting something more. 7/10
I paid no attention to the watch that tells you where you are with your gas mask cartriges. if you change the cartridge when it is in the red every time you will burn through them faster, i found that if i just let it change itself, it would last much much longer.

rule of thumb, the number of "cartriges" you have is actualy the number of minutes you have while wearing the mask.


You do bring up some good points about the game, thanks
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(To OP) Did you play it in Russian? IMO the dialogs and voice acting was way better.
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(To OP) Did you play it in Russian? IMO the dialogs and voice acting was way better.
no i played in english. i will make a note to have the voices in russian + subtitles in english when i play it again on my new computer thanks for the tip
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