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Our PC videos of Metro: Last Light

Our PC videos of Metro: Last Light

Back when the first Metro game was released, a lot of people complained about its clunky controls and its linear structure but as for me, I was mesmerized by its atmosphere and except for one frustrating and crazy sequence towards the end, I had a total blast with it. Needless to say I was really excited to receive my review copy of the PC version of Metro: Last Light last week. To find out Gamersyde's verdict and enjoy our numerous 1080p/60fps videos, you know what to do.


Verdict


Once you accept the fact that Metro: Last Light is a straightforward first person shooter, that it does not intend to replace Stalker in the hearts of gamers, you realize it is quite an awesome experience. With much improved gameplay mechanics and superb atmosphere, the 12/13 hours we took to complete the normal mode were excellent. Gorgeous looking to say the least, this sequel also benefits from solid shooting mechanics and enjoyable stealth sequences. Sure, there are still a few oddities in terms of AI but overall it does its job and it's not worse than in other AAA productions anyway. Stealth sequences are now pleasant to play, with the possibility to switch off the lights to remain in the shadows and Artyom's stealth meter always gives the player feedback, which makes the game a lot less frustrating than the previous episode. Last Light also has a lot of variety to offer, with much more sequences taking place outside, and rest assured you'll live quite a few memorable moments up there. Story-wise, it may not be as mind-blowing as in BioShock Infinite for example, but it keeps the player involved and I'm pretty sure some scenes will get to you. Quite honestly, this second opus is everything the first one should have been, with better graphics and even more atmospheric scenes. So if you liked Metro 2033, there is no way you can miss this one. An American colleague of ours even told us the console version looked really good too and was locked at 30 fps with no frame drops to be seen. So, hyped yet?


Note:

All the screenshots and most videos you see here were captured with the following PC:

- Intel Core i5, OC 3.32 Ghz, 8 Go RAM, Windows 7 64, Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 Gainward OC.

Very High, SSAA OFF, Tesselation OFF, Advanced PhysX OFF

The videos entitled Introduction, Stealth (1/2) and Action were captured with Miguel's killer rig:

- Intel i7 2700K @ 4.7 GHz, 16 Go DDR3 1600 MHz, 2x NVidia GTX 680 SLI.

Very High, SSAA Off, Tessaltion Very High, Advanced PhysX ON.

Introduction
Stealth #1
Stealth #2
Action
Environments
Cloth action
Metro Hero
Venice Station
Venice Bitch (rated M)

All comments

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Commented on 2013-05-13 18:08:39
Look's nice , wonder how my 560Ti will run it.
Commented on 2013-05-13 18:35:05
Just wanted to say, you could switch off lights and your watch told you when you were spotted in the first game too with the traffic lights (now it seems to be just one blue light).
Commented on 2013-05-13 18:40:15 In reply to digi_matrix
I know, I didn't mean to say it was a new feature. Remember back then I had had time to translate my full review of Metro 2033. ;)
Commented on 2013-05-13 18:50:21
Venice Biatch (rated M)? Really? Must be a trap...

E: Ugh, uncanny valley...
And to think there's guys complaining about the DOA girls LOL
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:37:17
Ranger mode as DLC = me not buying this game until it's under $15 as a budget title, fuck you very much "derp silver".
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:38:20 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
Ranger mode as DLC = me not buying this game until it's under $15 as a budget title, fuck you very much "derp silver".
I'm not sure but it was already planned back when THQ was still in charge. Unless I'm mistaken, but well, yes, that's a stupid move.
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:41:07
That's not the impression I got from the recent interview where they try to make out they were forced to do it? Lemme find the link...
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:43:38
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/05/10/if-metro-last-li...

"We put the question to Huw Beynon, global brand manager at Metro: Last Light’s publisher, Koch Media, who explains why it was segregated out as a pre-order bonus."

“Game makers and publishers now live in a world where offering game content as a pre-order exclusive is a requirement by retail, and Ranger Mode seemed like the best choice since it was a mode for hardcore fans who would most likely pre-order the game, or purchase it at launch in any case,” he says. “We rejected requests to make story content or additional missions exclusive. We also rejected requests to make this a timed exclusive.”

So from that you can see that they even had the option of making it simply a timed exclusive, say two months or something and then we all get Ranger mode for free, but no thet "rejected" that, and then he says that as if it's a good thing? Shame on them.
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:43:49 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
That's not the impression I got from the recent interview where they try to make out they were forced to do it? Lemme find the link...
Maybe you're right. What's odd is that retailers in France haven't received many copies of the console versions and they're not selling the PC version either. It looks as if Deep Silver is not supporting the game much, when they should as it is praiseworthy, a lot more than the latest Dead Island, which was everywhere in the shops. Not the best way to make it known to players. :/
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:47:22
Just got linked to this Steam page http://steamcommunity.com/app/43160/discussions/0/... by the official Metro twitter account where they do indeed blame the issue on THQ, convenient they blame it on the bankrupt company that's no longer around to counter the accusations.

If they really cared about their community they would have made it available as a delayed option so that the retailer get their pre-order exclusive.
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:51:15 In reply to Grimbarian
You know, I think here we shouldn't forget there is also a team of people who developed the game and who are not responsible for all this. Now I wouldn't want the team to pay the price, I'd like to see another game set in this universe. :(
Commented on 2013-05-13 19:56:51
I'm with you there of course, and as you know I also work for a niche dev who struggles to get international recognition/sales, but charging people for a difficulty level, that's just something you cannot let slide, what next? Fifa14's legendary mode is $8?
Commented on 2013-05-13 20:01:14 In reply to Grimbarian
Well, EA's already charging people for unlocking in-game content without playing, so yes, that's probably the type of stuff we should expect to happen sooner or later. :s
Commented on 2013-05-13 20:13:45
do not tell me what it is cooling at Miguel?(4,7 GHz!!o_O)!liquid nitrogen?))
Commented on 2013-05-13 21:07:50 In reply to M4cKey
Only air coolonig with a simple Noctua, ok it's big but efficient and silent ^^
Commented on 2013-05-13 21:18:18 In reply to M4cKey
Posted by M4cKey
do not tell me what it is cooling at Miguel?(4,7 GHz!!o_O)!liquid nitrogen?))
Tose cpu's just overclock amazing, even aor cooled.

My question: how was the performance?
Commented on 2013-05-13 21:31:51 In reply to droezelke
On my PC the performance was really good, all maxed out and even SSAA 2x I get solid 60 FPS, but while capturing I had to disable SSAA to keep 60 FPS.
Commented on 2013-05-13 22:21:53
I recently bought a new cooler "assassin" I want to overclock my i5 too, but before that I also want to replace the standard cooling on the GTX 480 ... then I think I can also include up to 60 fps...Blykha-mukhaXDDD
Commented on 2013-05-14 05:01:04
I don't know why I watched it, but that Venice Bitch video creeped me the fuck out. Great body, but that butterface and just weird sense of uncanny valley.

Eeeeek!
Commented on 2013-05-14 07:29:16 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
I don't know why I watched it, but that Venice Bitch video creeped me the fuck out. Great body, but that butterface and just weird sense of uncanny valley.

Eeeeek!
But the tessalation is great :-)
Commented on 2013-05-14 16:29:10
woooo.....without overclocking took 60 fps.FullHD,Settings high,Tesselation Very high(surprisingly removes only a few fps), SSAA 2x,Advanced PhysX OFF.
=P 400 series series is forgotten, but may still show myself))
Commented on 2013-05-15 01:22:50
Game looks good but there are some things that the industry should be avoiding.

And that is charging the customer 5 dollars to -unlock the Hard Mode-.

That is penalizing the player, and that is not the way. Not the way.

Almost everyone is against the DLC, and the increasing priced abusive release date content. It is ruining the industry of gaming, certainly and show the decadence of the game developers.

We have to reward those companies that don't do that, and put love to the game. And make similar dlc's that are worth of playing like the GTA expansions.

I will be in expectation of GTAV and its policy about the DLC's. To see if they are up to the challenge and continue making complete good games and expansions that are worth it!
Commented on 2013-05-15 02:08:26 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I'm not sure but it was already planned back when THQ was still in charge. Unless I'm mistaken, but well, yes, that's a stupid move.
Apparently retailers scoffed at them not having a pre-order thing for them to use, so in order to please said retailers they had to put something up. A stupid thing for them to pick but maybe they didn't have many other options.
Commented on 2013-05-15 05:11:05 In reply to Grimbarian
If you buy the game new, you get ranger mode. What's the problem?
Commented on 2013-05-15 06:55:27
I tried Metro 2033, had "micro-stutter" problems in SLi. They never bothered to fix it. So, I don't think I'll be buying this.
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