posted by fatestcascade3 (CHATTAROY, WA) May 23, 2013
Member since Jul 2012
I read the book after I bought and finished the game the story is the best fps story created the second one isn't as good good not alot of guns but the character's are great and alot of attachments for the guns other than skyrim this is my favorite game ever the most creative thing in this game is the gas mask that is so cool I have never seen that in a game and there is alternate endings I got the bad ending if anyone knows how to get the good ending tell me please
Graphics: Although the game was released in 2010, Metro 2033's graphics are still impressive. When you go to the surface of Moscow, the graphics are not as domineering, but it is in the subway system and underground compartments where the lighting and shadowing is impressive. The underground environment also does a formidable job, but the top-side world can be forgetful. The main nuisance with the graphics is a major degradation in frames-per-second when shooting bodies of liquid. 8/10
Gameplay: Metro 2033 was easy to pick-up-and-play. There were a few different button layouts, but nothing drastic that would halt your progress. In 2010, customization with weapons in first-person shooters was not as common as it is now, but the game still did little to provide custom options, apart from one or two variations of each weapon category. Two issues I had with the gameplay: 1.) In two of the last three missions, my progress was halted by glitches because the friendly A.I. became stuck in place. 2.) When you actually shoot at enemy A.I., it does not feel like you are actually hitting them. 7/10
Sound: There were many parts of the game when the sounds highlighted the creepiness of a certain level. I did not think the mutants were actually frightening, but when you heard their growls behind closed doors or walls unseen, it made for a scarier reaction. Ironically, the sounds the mutants made when you confronted them face-to-face were cheap and outdated. There was hardly background music, so nothing to report here. 4/10
Story: I wanted to get into the story, but it was not as compelling. I would consider this a disappointment considering it has ties to a novel. Either way, it was a dull and inconsistent plotline. There were times when an event would happen, a black loading screen would occur, and the next event would trigger without properly explaining the previous sequence. 4/10
In all fairness I didn't finish the game so maybe it gets better. However, for the few hours I played it just wasn't all that enjoyable. It is a game with lack of polish and focus.
Everyone says the story is great, but I didn't find it cohesive or interesting. I wouldn't rent it and makes me question whether to rent the new one Metro: Last Light.
1) none that I can think of (average all around)
1) controls not that tight
2) story not that interesting
3) visuals not that good
4) general lack of polish