Metro: Last Light Season Pass Review: Sighing on the Metro
27 October 2013
Excerpt: Metro: Last Light was a sprawling and decidedly creepy adventure, though its DLC releases have left much to be desired. Over the course of the game's shelf life, four packs have been sent out into the wild: the Faction Pack, Tower Pack, Developer Pack, and the Chronicles Pack. The entire season pass is available for purchase, with all packs now unlocked for play, but is it worth your time to pick it up? The answer is a resounding no.
Review: Metro: Last Light – Developer Pack DLC (PC)
10 October 2013
Summary: Compared to the somewhat polished but under-whelming Tower pack for Metro: Last Light , the Developer Pack offers a nice variety but is also fairly short unless you get fairly involved with the arena and shooting range portion. The Spider’s Lair mission offers up a tense but brief portion of story mode as you brave your way through an abandoned underground facility packed with arachnid pests with a flamethrower and very limited supplies.
Summary: If you’re into Metro: Last Light for the difficulty and the combat, then this DLC was designed for you. It offers up five levels of challenge and is nothing but a combat simulator where you battle wave after wave of enemies. It’s not bad, but I think I got far more out of the Factions Pack for the same price.
Excerpt: Metro: Last Light fell short of greatness. A follow up to 2010’s Metro 2033 , this was the rare occasion when a sequel had room to improve upon a concept and execution rather than cynically milk what made it special into a possible franchise. It came close to doing so but in the end lacked the conviction to fully realise Dmitry Glukhovsky‘s fictional world in an interactive form.
How the pretty good Faction Pack for Metro Last Light falls apart
2 August 2013
Excerpt: I love the guns in the Metro games. Awkward, ruthless, post-apocalyptic testaments to the harsh reality of scavenging. Namely, that a good gun isn’t a pretty gun. These so-ugly-they’re-beautiful Frankenstein firearms are the most memorable weapons you’ll find this side of your Borderlands locker.
Summary: Metro: Last Light – Factions Pack is a bit of a letdown story-telling wise, but the gameplay is pretty solid and gives you a look into the day-to-day of some of the other residents of the Metro. While not entirely distinguishing themselves from Artyom, as they all have the same basic equipment available except for weapons and what you start with, the different sections all have very different feels as you play, and while I would have like more from the Reich section...
Summary: Metro: Last Light is an absolutely fantastic game that does a great job making the player feel as if they are a part of its world. It’s amazing that such a complete polished product came from a developer that had a budget about a tenth the size of what the typical western shooter has to work with. It may have its quirks, but more often than not they add to the character of the game instead of detracting from the fun.
Pros: Does a terrific job creating a creepy atmosphere, Interesting survival game mechanics
Cons: Playing stealthy can feel awkward, A few too many monsters
Summary: Faction Pack bodes well for the remaining upcoming downloadable content planned for Metro: Last Light . Although the three missions are all great in theory, offering a nice array of combat and objective types, they are not all winners; however, it’s priced right ($4.99) and offers a few solid hours of gameplay.