A could have been great game marred by severe bugs
posted by altra4u (CHANDLER, AZ) Apr 17, 2010
Member since Dec 2008
OK so you play as Artyom in Soviet underground. Cool. Nice graphics, an alive world, nice monsters all good. However the fact that single handedly destroys this game is its buggy combat. The guns as some have mentioned to be as weak are not just weak but the hit mechanic is horribly flawed. The same guy that dies in 2 shots can take up 20 shots instead, all because it was moving( playing an animation). This game can take frustration to unprecedented level not surpassed only by the likes of The force unleashed and the latest bionic commando. Too bad I purchased this game day one along with god of war 3. These guys had guts releasing the same day.
I was pretty excited about this game, for some reason i thought THQ would stick to their 3rd person format (saints rows, red faction, etc) in a fallout, rpg kinda game... BOY WAS I WRONG, its a clunky fps, you dont get to interact with any other survivors hanging out in the metros, and the only thing you shoot at are mutant dogs that look like skags in Borderlands. BACK TO GAMEFLY SAME DAY
This action / horror / adventure first-person shooter is a MUST BUY (or rent). You play as Artyom, only a small child when the nuclear blast goes off. Only the people in the metro during the nuclear explosions. The gae starts off in a prologue, which I won't spoil for you. In the real beginning of the game, your stepfather's friend, Hunter, arrives at your home station. He goes out on a mission to recon the area, but when Hunter doesn't come back in the morning, you go to Polis to find Hunter's friend, Miller. On the way you will pass over the ice-covered streets and buildings of post-apocolyptic Moscow, through dark passages, ghost-infested tunnels, and more. If you like scary/fast-paced/action/thriller games, you should play this game.