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What games can you compare Metro 2033 to?
Metro 2033 the last light. biggrin.gif
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Metro 2033 the last light. biggrin.gif
HAR HAR! tongue.gif

Honestly, Metro fits sort of a unique niche in the way it comes together.

It's not a traditional post-apoc game, but instead tries to inject more destitute realism into it. Fallout is close in that aspect, but lends itself more towards the comical.

The atmosphere is similar to a horror survival game in a lot of ways, or maybe Doom 3, in that it's dark and dreary, industrial even, but also human in that it's a lived in environment. It is not in the least what you would call bland though. Even 'similar' environments are unique and diverse in their own ways.

The story is stand out imho as well. There are some 'out there' concepts, but overall they try to keep it grounded, much like Stalker in a lot of ways. The latter half of the story for Stalker and Metro brings in some of those 'out there' concepts, but Metro tones it down a bit in that there's none of those Stalker 'anomalies', but seem more focuses on mutations and evolution gone astray. The narration is a little slow at times, but remains gripping and never lets you feel like you're lost in what to do. If you don't pay attention and are trying to breeze through it on your 1st run without knowing what's going on... you may get flustered, but overall it's very coherent.

The combat is a mixed bag for people. Most are used to the super precise train soldiers and super soldiers, where you play a more average person by comparison. Hardened by experience and life, but he's no Jason Bourne. The gunplay is responsive for what you would expect from mostly makeshift and worn weapons, but it is well balanced and put together thoughtfully. This is another area where it feels somewhat like Stalker. Stealth is difficult due to different personal 'stealth' styles and opinions, but if you dono't like it... blaze a path and hope for the best.

The sound is VERY well done as well and really works to immerse you. It's beens o long I can't give specific details off hand, but I do remember it working well to heighten a situation or accompany without overwhelming you or distracting you. Weapon sounds were fairly well done, as was the general environment sound scheme.

Now, the graphics, this is where the game gets probably to most recognition from fans and haters alike. This is a dark game, and shadows are heavily featured and HEAVILY taxing on your system if you crank it up. This and Crysis are traditional fallback for system performance. From what I understand, Crysis was tough due to bad utilitzation and some other things that required a brute force approach to render properly, where Metro is more just pure quality. There are still some issues due to it's age that's now showing, but at release, this was it.

I would give this game a solid 9/10 to at least try and buy, they definitely earned our money on this one.

The only other game that would tie closely, to me, is Stalker. They feel very similar in a lot of ways.
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Lots of descripty stuff.

I'd suggest giving it another shot if it's been more than a year. I think you'll notice more things about the performance and quality if you play it long enough for the notalgia to wear off.

In the end folks, a $5 game is a $5 game. Buy it.
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You can get it for 2€ ($2.62) on GreenManGaming during their halloween sale. use GMG20-FXYD1-7WHP1 during checkout Now there's no excuse biggrin.gif
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I've owned the game since release, and just finished it.

Summary: I was a critic of this game, but replaying it changed my mind. Definitely recommend.

My first play, I thought the combat was bad, the gas mask was bugged and the stealth scenes were too tedious and drove me away. My second play through, everything clicked together much better (months later after patch). The combat made sense, I got used to the weapons, the gas mask wasn't bugged and the stealth scenes felt natural and challenging. I like that they took a couple runs through on your first shot to get them right without killing anyone, or to get away with just killing one person and not being caught. Turning off lanterns and shooting lights was cool, and the way they worked passing conversations and audio into the mix was very nice. The audio was great, but it was a little odd to shoot a light out and issue a loud ricochet, glass shattering and then darkness without alerting someone 15 feet away.

They did a good job of making you feel pressure in the game too. Unless you wanted firefights, which I only did once or twice, you really don't get the feeling like you have a chance to examine everything. This bothers me specifically, but in a way that gives the game more mystique. WHAT DID I MISS when I had to run out of that area?

I was impressed with the depth of some of the details they added to the environment, some of the dream-state cut scenes were specifically interesting and the graphics were on the whole impressive. I Stopped more than once to just look at a lit object, and how real the shadows looked. This is also the only game where the motion blur has made me stop and notice how natural and solid it makes the character animations look.

The story was well done, though I was not a fan of the ending I got
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I've tried to kill that monster as well, with the latest weapons and all, and it won't die. Could the knife be a glitch for that monster? biggrin.gif

I did that level again tonight, and killed every single librarian with the "Electric BB Gun" biggrin.gif
























OCN was here biggrin.gif



The screenshot above were uploaded to the Screenshot thread.
So I thought I might as well post them here too, as they were uploaded already smile.gif
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I have to say this game really, really could've used a quicksave option. Some of those checkpoints drove me insane.
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I see it on steam for $20 and have been tempted to buy it.
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Metro 2033 is like watching a existentialist movie, it is either up your alley or it is not. I loved it.
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I have to say this game really, really could've used a quicksave option. Some of those checkpoints drove me insane.

The Front Line level can be annoying redface.gif
One of the Steam achievements is crossing the Frontline level without killing anyone eek.gif

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