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Metro 2033 is a great game, but it requires a lot of commitment from the player and takes a while to adjust to.
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Haha, one of the best looking games and you claim it looks horrible? No doubt that has a lot to do with your 550ti?

Textures are low res and don't fit well, IMO.
Motion Blur, bad AA, and the Depth of Field ruin the rest it has to offer.

This is all on the highest settings.

I personally think the game looks worse than Counter Strike or TF2. A great example of a failed attempt at photo-realism.


I wanted to enjoy the game, I really did, but even though I could overlook the graphics, the gameplay felt terribly boring and broken up to allow for those annoying "interactive" cutscenes where you can't do a thing but move the camera. It seemed like I was playing the game through a game, too, with it's horrible FOV.

This is a screenshot from a normal game with a normal FOV.

This is what it seems like while playing Metro.



Honestly, on the first mission where you surface and first fight those monster things that jump down from above, I had a hard time aiming at something if it was right in front of or next to me. I adjusted the FOV after changing a setting in some .ini file, but the game wasn't even fun to me with that major failure fixed.
Edited by Shadow11377 - 8/26/12 at 3:30pm
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Not worth it from what I hear.

Just grab Fear 1 and you'll be more than happy if you want a good horror FPS.

I agree with this! I played both, and enjoyed Metro 2033 but Fear 1 is a step above. Just an awesome game! thumb.gif
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Shadow something must have been up with your setup.
I found the fov no different to all the other fps games I play. Also are you sure you were playing in dx11 mode. It would have been a slide show with a gtx550.
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Loved it, one of the better horror games out there. Fear is nice too, but they are a bit different. In F.E.A.R. you are a soldier. In Metro, you are just trying to survive, it's a much better atmosphere.
If you can get Metro for cheap, you won't be disappointed.
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I agree with this! I played both, and enjoyed Metro 2033 but Fear 1 is a step above. Just an awesome game! thumb.gif

F.E.A.R is from the age of flagship PC epics. Metro is a product of the console domination age. There's simply no comparison.

But Metro is still definitely worth getting. Get them both.
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I personally think the game looks worse than Counter Strike or TF2.

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Edited by Oubadah - 8/26/12 at 11:04pm
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Shadow something must have been up with your setup.
I found the fov no different to all the other fps games I play. Also are you sure you were playing in dx11 mode. It would have been a slide show with a gtx550.

The default FOV is 45. Yes, that's right, 45! Bump it up to 70 and the game is a much better experience.

I loved the ambiance of Metro 2033. If that's something that matters to you in games (for example the STALKER ambiance), than this game is right up your alley. Some of the places in the game are absolutely gorgeous. The abandoned russian nuclear facility at the end of the game, with the twisting railcar that spirals down into the facility is one of the best environments I've personally ever seen in a game. But again, this type of thing really doesn't appeal to everybody.
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The abandoned russian nuclear facility at the end of the game, with the twisting railcar that spirals down into the facility is one of the best environments I've personally ever seen in a game. But again, this type of thing really doesn't appeal to everybody.

Yeah, I loved that part. I think people get put off by the outdoor scenes in Metro. There's sort of an expectation these days that great visuals must be manifested in sweeping outdoor vistas with foliage galore etc., but in Metro the emphasis is on the interiors.
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This is a man's game. Great dark atmosphere, realistic mechanics(gas mask breaking, running out, compass, etc), lengthy and challenging if playing on hardest difficulty. There's going to be an amazing sequel for a reason. Get the game, play it, beat it, wait for sequel.
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