Author Topic: Metro  (Read 316 times)

bgmnts

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Metro
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:35:41 AM »
Fucking ace series innit?

I bought Exodus on sale and I must admit I dont even remember completing it when it was on Gamepass so it must have been a bit disappointing but the the first two games are absolute masterpieces as far as I'm concerned. Sort of hidden gems too as you very rarely hear them talked about in terms of top quality games.

Anyone else a fan? Anyone beaten both on the Spartan difficulty (it's the most rewarding highest difficulty i've played).

Also, are the books any good? Probably should read them at this point.

Pink Gregory

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Re: Metro
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 10:59:40 AM »
Aww man, fuckin love Metro 2033 and Last Light, genuinely probably the best FPSes I've played for years, and I've played the new Wolfensteins in the same period.

Do I remember correctly that, as a largely linear shooter coming out around the time that yer Far Crys were gaining popularity was something that didn't do it any favours critically?

bgmnts

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Re: Metro
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 11:03:05 AM »
Quite possibly. I remember back in the 00s reading game magazines, the word 'linear' was an overwhelming negative. So it's likely open world shooters (I really like Far Cry 2 though) did maybe overshadow it.

Have you played the games in Russian? It's fucking scary at times won't lie.

Pink Gregory

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Re: Metro
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 11:14:35 AM »
Absolutely, Russian with English subtitles is the only way; I doubt any other language captures Khan's cheery 'Artyom!'

TrenterPercenter

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Re: Metro
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 02:28:11 PM »

bgmnts

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Re: Metro
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 08:03:14 PM »
Oh by the way if anyone here is on xbox and has gold or gamepass, they are offering all 3 Metro's with all DLC for 20 quud, which is an absolute fucking steal and I would highly recommend snapping that up.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Metro
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 08:54:01 PM »
Have you played the games in Russian? It's fucking scary at times won't lie.

Only problem with that is you miss out all the dialogue in the Metro stations during the in-between levels (the subtitles don't play for the incidental talking, which is where most of the lore exposition gets done). Unless you're fluent in Russian.
Awful English dialogue for the kids in the game I seem to remember though. They just got some American kids to do a vaguely Russian accent.

I've only read the first novel, and I'm afraid it isn't very good. I'm not sure if it was just translation issues, but it was boring as fuck, with lots of stream of consciousness babble going on.

Re: Metro
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 10:52:23 PM »
Great fun, the choice of ammo never affected me on the middle difficulty, did it on the harder ones?
Fuck the open world shitgibbons, there's no Far Cry story or Assassins Creed story that's decent, and there's no fucking towers to climb or map to check either.

I'm just going to burn some spider webs with my bullet lighter, brb

Re: Metro
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2021, 10:18:31 AM »
Great series, I love how physical and immersive everything feels. I really liked Exodus too, the semi open world stuff was done well and the last level was a brilliant gritty, desperate slog.
A shame the monster boss fights are always a bit rubbish.

Re: Metro
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:22:27 PM »
Bought Exodus on PS5 and just couldn't get on with it. The audio is buggy, the ai is shite, and I just found a lack of polish overall.

Shame really as I had high hopes for it but I just wasn't having fun.

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