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Metro: Last Light is the sequel to 2010’ s Metro 2033. If you haven’t played Metro 2033, you should check pannycakes’s and ApocalypseToast’s LP’s. I’ll be providing a short summary of the first game’s events that should be enough to get you up to speed, but 2033 is a great game and you may miss out on some of the smaller details and returning characters, so I suggest you go watch them. I’ll wait a bit.
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To be quite honest, I didn’t like Metro 2033 when I first played it. It had a great premise and a fantastic moody setting, but the enemies were bullet spongy as hell and came in swarms, ammo was scarce and you were likely to end up using your Military-grade ammo (the game’s currency) just to shoot monsters, which ended up screwing you in the long run. There was a stealth mechanic in place that helped you get through a lot of the human-populated levels, but since the game never told you you could just stealth sections, you ended up fighting your way out. A lot of people recommended playing it in Ranger Mode, because it made bullets waaaay more lethal, which ended up having the side effect of making the game easier since you ended up saving ammo.
There was also a Karma system which influenced the game’s ending, but it relied on stuff such as “play every balalaika and musical instrument in the game” asides from easier to spot decisions like not shooting the Dark One in the face, and it ended up having causing most people to miss out on the game’s Good Ending, so much that the Ranger Ending -where you blow up the Dark Ones- is the canonical ending to 2033, since that’s what most people got.
The Karma system makes a return in Last Light, and we’ll be aiming for the Good Ending. Please note I said “aiming for”; the karma system is a bit twitchy, but since I’m planning on showing off conversations and grabbing all the notes I’m fairly confident we’ll get it. I’ll be explaining how it works as we run into the positive and negative karma triggers. There will be bonus footage in the videos showing off the different results for the major decisions in the game, and a stand-alone video for the other ending.
I got Last Light with a GFX card, installed it to give said card a test ride and ended up loving it. The game is more accessible, stealth is easier (a lot easier, bordering on cheap if you abuse it), and it looks and sounds amazing. So grab a drink, dim the lights, put on your headphones, and come explore post-nuclear Moscow with Artyom.
Why are you playing this and not Redux?
Metro Redux is a remake of both 2033 and LL in a slightly modified LL engine. As such, there really isn’t much difference between the base game and Redux; if you never played either game you’ll want Redux, but if you already have a copy of LL you’re set. 2033 gains the most from this remake, so if you tried 2033 and found it a bit janky or too difficult you may want to give 2033 Redux a try. I will be playing the DLC missions are on the Redux version of the game, since they’re not available for purchase for the base game anymore.
At the time I’m posting this I have videos for 90% of the LP, but instead of dumping it all at once I’ll be updating every couple days to allow for some discussion between videos.
Jesus H. Christ you suck at FPSs.
That’s not a question. Also, yes.
Discussing 2033’s events is ok, but let’s keep the thread spoiler-free regarding not only the story but setpieces and locations as well. Yes, that means not even in spoiler tags.
Expect violence of the shooty/explodey kind, and gigantic fuck-off spider-scorpion hybrids in some videos, which I’ll be tagging individually. This post will have the tags, the second post will explain exactly what to expect in a given video.