Summary: " Metro: Last Light " is an exercise in atmosphere, and a very successful one. Its linear story drags you through its gritty and oppressive world, and while it may not perfect, the sense of place and relentless tone create an immersive and believable fiction that is hard to forget.
Excerpt: A while back I reviewed Ukrainian developer 4A Games’ cult hit Metro 2033. Based on a series of best selling Russian novels, Metro was one of my favourite games of 2010. It was flawed, but it was beautiful. Now the Kiev-based studio is back with a sequel, Metro: Last Light.
Excerpt: Not since 2005’s Call of Duty (Xbox 360), has a shooter captured my attention like Metro Last Light (available now for the Xbox 360). Metro Last Light is what a solid 1st person shooter should play like, find out why after the jump.
Excerpt: Metro: Last Light is an awkward game. It’s a game that, ironically enough, exists between two states of being. While playing 4A Games’ latest moody first-person shooter, I was completely immersed in the post-apocalyptic setting and totally engrossed in the dire narrative thanks in no small part to...
Summary: Metro: Last Light is the best sequel it could possibly be and with more content on the way in terms of story DLC, we can't wait to get back down there and find out more about the world of Metro.
Summary: Metro: Last Light improves upon its predecessor, but only slightly. It still has some of the problems that held it back in terms of presentation, but it’s definitely worth another trip to the Moscow Underground and beyond, even if it’s only for its brief campaign.
Conclusion: There is no multiplayer and it is not needed, yet this title still has some replay value with its hardcore difficulty levels. You could get buy with a rental, but a purchase would also be a good idea.
Pros: Great gunplay, Stealth!, Interesting characters
Cons: A bit too linear, Campaign a tad short for retail
Conclusion: Metro: Last Light should have been fantastic. Instead, 4A Games has delivered a broader, less interesting, less cohesive title that borrows from elsewhere when it should have built upon its own unique qualities. There’s still plenty to love, but it’s a wasted opportunity.
Summary: While not a huge improvement over its predecessor, Metro: Last Light is still an amazing experience.
Pros: Controls feel more much responsive than in previous game; the plot has been expanded upon; all graphics have been noticeably improved; weapons have been improved in a variety of ways; most of the gameplay has been touched up and improved.
Cons: An almost bewildering array of minor issues; the plot sputters out in the last few hours; ending leaves a “meh” feeling; some serious missed opportunities.
Summary: Metro: Last Light is a milestone for developer 4A Games. , never garnered a huge following. It’s considered a cult classic, driven forward by a narrative based on the book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky.