Published on July 14th, 2011 | by Alex1
>Metro: Last Light’s First Look
>Metro 2033, released March 2010, received a luke warm reception from critics and an even milder reception from the general gaming audience. However, over the course of the past year it has earned itself a cult following so die hard that what otherwise would have surely been a one-off from 4A Games and publisher THQ, is getting a sequel. For those unfamiliar with the game, it takes place many years after a nuclear war has ravaged the Earth, forcing the remaining population of Moscow (only 40,000) into the metro stations to survive. When a new life-form – Homo Novus – threatens to destroy your home station, you as the player are forced on a journey to fight your way through monsters and aliens, Nazis and Communists and the not-suitable-for-human-life hostile world above. The gameplay features mechanics such as gas masks with time-limited filters, flashlights and pneumatic weapons that need to be charged, stealth missions past fortified Nazi strongholds and ‘run-for-your-life’ moments against surely one of video games most inventive and menacing enemies: The Librarians. It’s a gem, a flawed gem plagued by awkward story-telling and could-be-better combat but in the end fans of Metro know the atmosphere is unparalleled, and that’s why we all kept playing even after our CPUs could fry an egg.