Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Metro : Last Light Video Game Review

Metro : Last Light is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter by 4A Games. This game is a sequel to the game Metro 2033 which was based upon a book of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro : Last Light is based in the same world but is it's own story instead of a book. Metro : Last Light was released in May 2013 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is now also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The game play is the same as in Metro 2033, first person shooter in a post-apocalyptic setting. Think Call Of Duty in a Fallout world. Again you play as Artyom and are trying to survive inside the Russian Metro from Communists, Nazis and mutant monsters. The game takes place a year after the events in Metro 2033. After capturing D6 at the end of the last game the other factions have heard it has enough supplies for a lifetime and are determined to take it. While this is going on Artyom meets a Dark One child and is convinced he's the future of the human race and makes it his goal to keep him safe.

If you've played Metro 2033 you'll have no trouble playing this game. Most of the weapons have been changed and the graphical interface is different but the game plays the same. The game has levels with a beginning and an end and is not an open world game. Back in this game is the exposition levels where the game gives you the story while you "play" the game instead of just watching a cut scene. There are a handful of these levels and a couple have you shooting a creature or two but mostly is just walking from one place to another while someone tells you the plot. While not completely boring it is a bit tiresome to me when I just want to do some running and gunning.

One plus for Metro : Last Light is that it is longer than Metro 2033 while keeping the game fun and the story entertaining. I enjoyed Metro 2033 and I think it's sequel is even better. You would think that after basing the game off a book a sequel written by the game company wouldn't hold up as well but the game does.

Like the first game this one is shilling for the books again. Since this game isn't based upon a book the books and ads within the game are for the book sequel to Metro 2033, Metro 2034. As I said the last time it's a little too much for my tastes and it took me out of the game.

After you finish the game there are four additional DLCs you can purchase separately or buy a season pass to get them all at a discount. In 2014 a Redux version was released for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that combines the game and all the DLC with graphical upgrades for one price. If you're interested in picking up this game or the first one this is the best way to do it.

If you've played Metro 2033 and liked it then you need to get this game. If you haven't played it and enjoy first person shooters or post-apocalyptic set games than I recommend you try out this game as well as Metro 2033. I give Metro : Last Light a 9 out of 10.

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