Average User Score: 8.3Apr 23, 2014I am speechless... Had this game for quite some time waiting for me, almost hiding among a long list of games i own and haven't played yet. Three days ago i decided to play something new, still un-played from my library. I saw Metro: LL there, cover in dust, still in wraps... and i thought it was going to be another generic shooter. I hesitated... but what the hell, i payed money for this thing, lets give it a try.
Three days latter i finish the game. And as i stated above, i was left speechless. Thanks God i was wrong!
A shooter is a shooter. Aim, shoot, reload and repeat until you see the ending. If u get killed no problem, just hit continue and hit them harder. If u play by the formula, sooner or latter you are gonna see the credits rolling with the awesome felling you are a super-soldier because you went trough the game on the hardest difficulty. Bravo! You are awesome!
Well, things doesn't work that way In Metro: LL. That is why this game is not your everyday shooter. Hitting them harder will only get you killed. This game require a lucid mind that can stay sharp even when in danger. If you play this game in easy or normal difficulty, no problem, just keep your gun up and happy trigger anything that moves on your field of view. But... surviving this game on Hard or Ranger difficulty will truly put your skills to the test. And don't be confuse, i don't mean aim better, take less hits classic formula. I mean that you have to think on how to do the things before doing them or then you are gonna end dead no matter how well prepared is your arsenal.
Another great plus is the story. Yep, the story! The story is not perfect, but as a stand alone game is great, when compared to another shooter is a masterpiece. I was not expecting anything more than well implemented gameplay mechanics. But then again, i was wrong.
So, here is my verdict:
VISUALS: 9 (Texture pop-in kills the illusion some times.)
GAMEPLAY: 10 (You will understand why a 10 when you ran out of mask-filters.)
AUDIO: 10 (You can orientate and locate enemy fire by sound - given that you use surround 5.1.)
STORY: 9 (You can always expect more... but is a well written/directed experience.)
CONTROLS: 9 (For console controls are complex, you will make mistakes when in tension.)
OVERALL PRESENTATION - QUALITY: 10 (Cant think of a way to improve game quality.)
I highly recommend this game for anyone looking for a shooter-survival experience. Do not forget to try Hard or Ranger mode, there is where the magic happens!… Expand