Excerpt: Calling Metro Redux a simple re-release is as short sided as calling the original Metro 2033 a first-person shooter. Just as the original game is more of a thriller than anything else, Redux is more of a director's cut than you may expect.
Conclusion: I realise all these caveats render a scored review somewhat meaningless, so the takeaway message is this; if you've never played Last Light , you should – it's an excellent game, and you should opt for this version. If you've already played it, however, you don't need to upgrade.
How the pretty good Faction Pack for Metro Last Light falls apart
Quarter to Three
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.
Excerpt: In 2010, Ukrainian developer 4A Games introduced us to the melancholy darkness of the post-apocalyptic Moscow Metro with their debut game Metro 2033 . The game followed the story from Dmitry Glukhovsky’s cult classic novel of the same name, and it put 4A Games on the map with their ability to create...
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...
Conclusion: You, dear reader, are going to have to make up your own mind on this one, and I don’t feel comfortable giving it a universal “buy” or “don’t buy.” Whether or not you find Metro: Last Light Redux worth the money is going to depend entirely on what you’re buying it for.
Conclusion: Metro: Last Light has a wonderful story, with an atmosphere filled with doubt and indecision. Right from the start, there is clearly an indication that there is a conflict between what Artyom is ordered to do, and what he feels is right.
Summary: Creating an FPS with an engaging story has always seemed like an afterthought in recent years. In a world of big budget games using forced perspective to show off the latest technologies with little relevance or substance, Last Light stands alone.