Summary: Metro 2033 is a game so good, Destructoid reviewed it a year and a half after its release , finally giving it a scored assessment after the original reviewer made it to chapter three and gave up. The claustrophobic Ukrainian shooter, fueled by an engrossing story and highly effective horror elements, was truly one of the great story-led shooters of its generation.
Excerpt: Metro: Last Light drew us in through its deep atmosphere as humanity struggles to scratch out a living amidst a ruined world, but the latest DLC essentially defines what it means for content to feel tacked-on. Simply known as the Faction Pack, this short expansion consists of three new chapters, putting you in the roles of a Reich Heavy Soldier, a Polis Ranger, and a Red Line Sniper.
Excerpt: The original Metro 2033 was one of my favorite games of 2010. As the sequel to that title, Metro: Last Light (originally called Metro 2034) picks up pretty much where the original left off. The sequel does assume that Artyom, the main character, helped to launch the missiles that destroyed the Dark Ones race. This happened in the book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky, which was published in open source as a free title in 2002.
Excerpt: When pitching video game ideas to a publisher, one based on a conversion of a Russian sci-fi novel based in the post-apocalyptic tunnels of the Moscow Metro is perhaps not the most obvious of sellable material. When Metro 2033 did arrive in 2010, based on the terrific Dmitry Glukhovsky novel of the same name, it swiftly attained a strong cult following due to its twisting narrative and foreboding atmosphere, but was hampered by a poor engine and often woeful combat...
Summary: Metro: Last Light caught me by complete surprise. Where I expected a mundane, generic shooter arose a deep, emotional tale with one of the best morality systems I've ever seen. This Metro is worth the ride.
Pros: Fantastic story, Sense of tension throughout
Cons: A few glitches and bugs abound, A.I. served little challenge
Excerpt: Setting supernatural survival horror within a post-apocalyptic world decimated by nuclear Armageddon, Metro 2033 packed tremendous atmosphere into a fascinating but flawed first-person shooter that remained memorable despite its issues. Metro: Last Light returns to this harsh subterranean realm. The experience is a familiar one, as bleak as before, but free from much of the first game's awkwardness.
Conclusion: Tout comme son prédécesseur, Metro : Last Light est réussi sur le plan graphique. Le moteur développé par le studio 4A Games marque une nouvelle fois des points, tant et si bien qu'il impressionne par des effets visuels travaillés, riches en détails et autres effets de particules. Les textures sont majoritairement réussies, au même titre que les effets de lumière tout simplement bluffants.
Pros: Graphismes de grande qualité, Scénario subtil et riche en background, Immersion réussie, Gameplay efficace dans sa globalité
Cons: Intelligence artificielle très décevante, Level-design trop étriqué et linéaire, Mode Ranger inutilement pénalisant et payant
Summary: The shadows of the past linger. They appear as silhouettes on crumbling walls each time lightning bolts slash across the sky. They haunt you as you journey across annihilated cityscapes once teeming with life and love. Metro: Last Light is an exceptionally well-crafted first-person adventure that fills your mind with the regrets of time gone by, and understands the fear and uncertainty that arise from silence and stillness.
Pros: Astounding atmosphere fills you with dread, A great, surprisingly touching story about loss and hope, Fantastic pacing allows tension to build before the action heats up, Exploring the surface is frightening and exciting, Great array of weapons make you feel powerful, but not overpowered
Cons: Unimpressive AI, Occasionally drab visuals and performance jitters