Since I played Metro 2033, I felt I had to play Last Light. And it was ok. The world, as in 2033, was amazing. Really believable, well thought out, and truly surrounds you with a post apocalyptic feel. The story definitely continues from the first one, but also takes it's own, sometimes confusing, turn. And not necessarily for the better. The mix of political issues and sy-fi theme are a good thought, but not necessarily done all too well. The stealth aspect of the game starts out to be fun. Finding shadows to hide in, killing soldiers strategically as not to get found out, and finding ways around difficult situations. But it does get quite a bit redundant. I found myself just running into firefights and shooting my way through due to sheer boredom. The soldiers lacked any diversity. All the same easy to kill and not too intelligent AIs. But the monsters did pose a challenge. New monsters, stronger monsters, bigger monsters. For me, that's what kept me playing. Running around the above ground wasteland fighting off hordes of beasts while mud and water kicks up on the respirator mask, all the while trying to manage your air as not to suffocate. All in all, not a horrible game.
Was looking forward to this game a lot. I'm a big fan of post apocalyptic games, and I was interested in this game. First, the good: This game looks good. The lighting and visuals are good and the environments are very detailed. This did a good job at pulling me into the game. Also, I liked the short load out times, but that comes at a price. The mutant enemies are menacing, to a point. Besides those things though, this game doesn't have a lot going for it.
The bad: The voice acting is sub par. It has nothing to do with the fact that it takes place in Russia. The NPCs all say the same two or three lines of dialogue over and over again. The game play is buggy. Many times I had enemies disappear into walls, fuse right through me to where I couldn't shoot them and they could still hit me. I could forgive these if the game were bigger like fallout 3, but it isn't. There is little exploration factor in this game. And the levels are very short. I found it kind of hard to focus on the main story because you jump from one location to another very quickly. There are only a handful of guns. They can be upgraded, but there are very few upgrades. Also, when you melee your character makes the same three noises that just repeat over and over. You have unlimited sprint, which I don't like, and you gun just bobs back and fourth.
Overall, this game is a mediocre polished FPS.
If you like post apocalyptic shooters I would say rent it. However, if your used to the rpg style shooters, stay away.