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.
posted by lakenheath72 (WALNUT CREEK, CA) Aug 28, 2014
Member since May 2013
I liked the character Anna. When she travels with Artoyom to the surface, I perceived her as both a Ranger and survivor. I never expected her to become the sexual object of a man. However, after escaping from a destroyed metro station, she wants lovemaking with Artoyom, a man who she deemed as not in her league. Why? Because the world is going to end and she is scared. Huh? This is a world where everday could be the last for a person. There are many ways to die in the Metro and on the surface. Wouldn't she want to fight alongside her fellow Rangers and with her father for the defense of D6?
Though I like most of the elements for this game, and I can tolerate the game-breaking bugs, and I intend to buy Metro Redux for the next generation, I find the depiction of Anna and other women characters perplexing and cringe-worthy.