posted by FALLOUTNEWVEGAS (WHITELAND, IN) May 21, 2014
Member since Nov 2011
Weapons were relatively easy to find and if you knew how you could get military grade bullets very quickly, but it was easy for you to get lost in some parts of the game sense there's no objective marker for you to follow. Also the combat I very much enjoyed because it reminded me a lot of bio shock combat situations.
Metro's story engrosses you in a world of struggles and hardships and makes you feel the pain of the world around you when you explore the last cities of man beneath Moscow and makes your heart race when you traverse the dangerous tunnels in between the pockets of civilization and the irradiated surface world. Gameplay itself offers Shooting/ stealth segments throughout the game that offer challenge either way you lean
posted by Mr_Freshmaker (TEMECULA, CA) May 10, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
I'm going to say that the atmosphere the game emits was awesome. I felt dirty, gritty, and claustrophobic. I decided to give this a rental because of the word of mouth reviews from friends. It's also a fresh breath of air from the standard military FP shooters I play. It is a single player only game but it shouldn't detract from FPS fans.
The story was enough to keep me going. Adding the gameplay, great graphics, immersive sound, even the animation your characters hands made this feel like I was actually the character Artyom.
The gameplay was on point with good pacing. There was stealthy by your stealth meter which was a light on your watch. If the watch light lit up then you weren't in the shadows, also there's a tense violin noise letting you know you're about to get caught. That kept the tension going if I wanted to be ninja. The stealth knife attacks are brutal. If I was seen, the action ramped up as bullets were whizzing by before I got to a hard point for cover. The sentries would search for me a la Splinter Cell style, with torches (flashlights) looking in the darkest of places for my location.
There's also having to charge up you batteries with a crank generator, pumping up an air rifle (my favorite weapon) and having to find air filters for your gas mask. It has a little bit of minor resource management in those terms. Trust me, they get used plenty during the campaign.
My gripe would be the lack of being able to map buttons and the controller sensitivity options were limited. You're only given four presets on the button mapping.
I think this game is on par with the Bioshock series and much more visually impressive. Tense and atmospheric.
I took this game on the road with me while I traveled to the midwest. I used a GAEMS Vanguard so I didn't have to worry about connecting it to the hotel TV's and my relatives TV's. Played it at night with headphones on and it was intense when multiple monsters were chasing my character. PLAY IT!!