This title has exceptional graphics, good play control, and innovations up the yin yang. It would be perfect but for one fatal flaw. This game is a straight line. You start from A, move to B, move to C, move to D. There is little to explore, and basically every level is a series of straight hallways. I was hoping to explore post nuke Moscow, but instead went preciecly where I was expected and did preciecly what everyone else did when they got to that spot in the game.
I hate games that force you to watch & go through stories before you can actually start playing and then throughout it. It may have been good but I lost my patience after watching way too many clips before I was able to shoot anything.
posted by jaguar7676 (TITUSVILLE, FL) Jun 23, 2014
Member since Nov 2004
Last Light returns you to a Moscow devastated by nuclear war. Humanity, hoping to avoid the dangerous radiation and hideous mutants plaguing the surface, has banded together in the underground metro system. Depending on how you played, Metro 2033 might have allowed you to make an important choice at the game's conclusion.Last Light assumes you chose to destroy the creatures known as The Dark Ones, scorching their home with missiles and scouring them from the face of the Earth. But a creature remains, and as returning protagonist Artyom, you must find this remnant of a race thought extinct, this remnant of a decimated species, though it's unclear whether the right decision is to destroy it or to try to communicate with it. Your Ranger allies certainly desire its annihilation, but Artyom's unique connection to the Dark Ones gives him pause and he is nagged by guilt about the devastation he has wrought. tyom's dilemma brings a sense of personal struggle to a game fraught with brooding emotion. Metro: Last Light punctuates your adventure with moments of dread and shock, as well as with occult visions that make the past come alive before your very eyes. Supernatural themes intertwine with conflicts between underground factions, the horrors of each element providing two equally macabre sides to a single coin. In the confines of the metro, betrayal is common and trust is a commodity. Here, your greatest enemies are your fellow humans, who are unafraid to cheat and steal if it means gaining favor from the right people. On the brutal surface, the beasts are your primary concern; at any moment, a wailing winged demon might grab you with its talons, soar into the air, and drop you into the murky water, far from where your horrific flight began. Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole.