Metro is a pretty decent game. The environments are convincing, graphics are good. Animations are pretty solid. Enemies are mediocre, especially the enemies, but that could just be a personal opinion about the "monsters," just not my thing.
Controls are pretty good, but it's very obvious that this game was designed to be played on a PC.
Voice acting is terrible. The Russian accents are just terrible and forced.
But, the game is good. I just kinda lost interest. I'd put the controller down and have no desire to pick it for days and only did so because I felt like I owed the game my time or something. And it wasn't bad... I just couldn't get invested into it at all.
If you've got nothing to play, it's definitely work a try. Maybe you'll like it more than I did. But I have other FPS's to play that just have more to offer.
I found the game was really well done, after playing it four times through and getting platinum I still found the game fun. The story is interesting, the characters are ok, a little bland, the gameplay is fun and keeps you thinking, the areas and atmospheres are perfect, the enemys can be a tad annoying, and despite what people are saying, I had not noticed a single glitch and had not had a freezing incident once. Im interested in seeing what DLCs they pop out.
Inspired by the book Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky and a sequel to the Xbox 360/PC game of the same name, Metro: Last Light continues the adventures of Artyom, a member of the Order in post apocalypse Moscow. For those who didn't play the first game, the story is relayed well enough that you can jump right in and not feel lost. It is this story, a very deep, twisting, turning story that has moments that are both chilling and emotional that is this game's greatest strength. The gameplay itself is satisfying, and you have the option of going in guns blazing or taking a stealthier approach. What method you use does have bearing on which of the game's two endings you receive. The gunplay works well enough, though there aren't a large variety of weapons to choose from. You can, however, customize your guns to a point, so your firearms of choice can be a little unique. Enemy AI varies, and it's one of the flaws in the game. Creatures are highly aggressive, and will relentlessly pursue until either one of you is dead. Human enemies, on the other hand, range from highly competent (enemies will actively search for you and flank you) to just plain clueless (it's fairly easy to sneak up on them). They're not as bad as some games, but the AI does hold this back a little, though not so much that it spoils the fun. The game does have some technical issues, ranging from clipping through scenery to outright freezing and requiring a hard start (luckily only happened once to me, but others have had it worse). Again, none of these issues are enough to break the game, and shouldn't prevent you from playing this excellent story driven single player experience. The main characters are all well done, and the voice acting is strong. NPCs fare slightly worse, as they seem to be repeated throughout the game in both looks and voice. This is a game that wants you to take your time, exploring every nook and cranny, no matter how creepy. Once through can take you about 12-15 hours. 8.5/10