Hey Guys, Happy 4th of July to my American viewers! I am literally going to be out all day today, so I wrote this at around 12 in the morning to have at least something posted up on the blog. I'm trying to have at least one post a day. Anyways, it's been a while since I reviewed any games and I felt I need to be doing more. Additionally, I feel that I should review older games that I never got around to writing about, but that's a maybe. Out of any game I could have reviewed, why did I choose Metro Redux? Well, it's actually on sale right now and I'm going to tell you if the game is good or not.
Since the game contains both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light, I am going to attempt to review the game as one, but I will admit that Last Light proves to be the superior game in this bundle.
Story: 9 out of 10
The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Moscow after a nuclear war took place and Russia was hit with these atomic bombs. This led the survivors to flee into the underground Metro Stations in order to survive. Metro: 2033 takes place 20 years after the war and Last Light takes place one year after 2033. You play as a young man named Artyom, who happens to live in the Metro Station Exhibition, and are on a mission to present dog tags to another Station to request help from the Rangers who are the highly trained soldiers in the Metro to help Exhibition with their creature problems. I really can't go into detail for the story of both games because I would be spoiling them. However, this game does a great job in making it feel so dark and depressing.
Gameplay: 9 out of 10
Both of these games play a lot similar to each other. There are two ways to play the game which are Ranger and Spartan. Ranger mode is basically the way Metro was meant to be played by adding survival horror elements that include limited ammo and air filters. Spartan mode makes the game feel a bit more like Call of Duty by making both ammo and air filters easier to find. If you already haven't figured it out, you will need to have air filters for the gas masks. Each air filter has a certain amount of time before you have to change them. If you run out of air filters or your gas mask breaks, then you will suffocate to death. I would highly recommend playing both of these games on hard because it gives a great challenge as well as providing a sense of fear into the player that they could easily die if they aren't careful. Trust me, hard mode will have you frantically reloading if you are surrounded by a crowd of enemies. There is also this karma system in both games, but the neither game really go into much detail to the excitement of such a system. Yes, both games have two endings based on this karma system. However, that's a good thing because it adds replay value to the game and it already comes with all the DLC.
Graphics: 10 out of 10
The visuals of the game have to be one of the best looking on a console. Literally, players will experience PC level graphics on both Xbox One and PS4. The Metro itself looks filthy, awful, and depressing in a good way. The character models themselves look pretty good as well, but they are also reused if you explore the Metro for a bit. However, it's the surface that is truly breathtaking. The visuals just enhance this feeling of agony for any living thing that had to go through the bomb. Additionally, the game runs at a smooth 60fps.
VGT Score: 9 out of 10
This has to be one of the best post-apocalyptic games on the market. If you need something to hold you off until Fallout 4 releases or if you just love the genre, then this game is a must-own. Since you can get if for dirt cheap, there is just no reason why you shouldn't pick it up. For $20 this is pretty much a steal. However, this game is not for everybody as some people may find it offensive due to the objectifying of women in the game. Other than that, it's just a great game and I can't recommend it enough.
Till Next Time!!