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So, this is my first Metro game and the first thing I will say is that the story/setting is so immersive that its made me want to go through the other ones. As a game its not the most polished although its really good, solid 7 out of 10, theres just a few little things here and there and it sort of reminds me of Elder scrolls Oblivion at points which is a weird comparison but its what it reminds me of, its just got a bit of a clunkyness to it. The load times are absolutely ridiculous at times, 2 minutes to load up the game. The first time it happened I genuinely thought my PS4 had just given up but apparently its standard.

 

It would be interesting to see what people who have played the series think of this one, mainly @DANGERMAN because I seem to remember him being a long time fan. I get the impression that its a massive departure from the series traditional feel, and I dont know if they decided to just do something different because they wanted to make a kind of open world game. The reason I say that is because it definitely feels like an early PS4/late PS3 game in terms of its open world approach, it gives me some slight Half Life 3 vibes.

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I rented it,got a few hours in,and returned it. Just didn’t grip me,really. Hard to say why,it’s not like it’s a bad game. I just didn’t find it interesting.

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I actually thought this felt a lot like a Metro game and I enjoyed the others but couldn't get far into this. It was all so clunky which is fine when you are traipsing through tunnels and ruins but when translated to the open world it just didn't fit. I had been playing stealthily for a little while, carefully taking out a group of enemies and then they all respawned after I had a short rest and then I couldn't be bothered going back to it. 

 

Like you said, the load times are insane. I timed one and it came in at just under 3 minutes. I don't mind long load times, even longer than Metro wouldn't bother me too much if once that initial load was finished that was it, but even checkpoint reloads were long and that just won't do. 

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I did that exact same thing with Metro 2033 @AndyKurosaki something about those first few hours just never clicked with me. Finally went back to it earlier this year, pushed through that early hour barrier and had a whale of a time. 

 

To get back on topic. I did buy this awhile back as I had such a fantastic time with Metro 2033. Since Sekiro came out that has had my undivided attention plus I've put 14ish hours into Last Light and had nowhere near as good a time with that as I did the previous game.

 

I will get round to this at some point though, its all installed and ready to go on my PC.

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Just bought this. Played the others and definitely wanted some more. 

 

It's not as confined as the others. So far. It's more open and free roam than the others. To describe it it's like Fallout and Half-Life had a baby. Doesn't hit those heights they do, but it's a solid game. 

 

Story driven with some resource gathering. Nothing too in depth. Think Last of Us. I'm not that far in but I'm enjoying what I've seen. Gunplay is a little clunky (better than previous entries tho) but by no means terrible. 

 

Nice to be back...

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Just installing Metro 3 on the Xbox One and found a code inside for a free copy of Metro 1 Remastered. Nice. I thought I would opt for Metro 2 while I’m at it but it was £15 so I took a pass. Metro 2 is the only one I’ve played to completion as well because it was ‘free’ on PS+ a few years back.

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😅 you n not checking your box. 

 

See what you think. It's not groundbreaking but it's a solid experience. 

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Ehhh, I don’t know. Very mixed bag so far. I’ve just captured the train. Why is the audio so bad?

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Don't recall any bad audio 🤔 

 

Game opens up a bit later. It's just a fun zone out game. No collecting hundreds of tat or drawn out puzzles. 

 

Need to finish it off when I get a minute...

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So after playing the first level last week I thought the game was just bad but unfortunately now I think it is boring as well. I’ve just done the church in level 2 and I don’t think I want to play this ever again. Everything about it is hyper lame and both a poor excuse for a video game in 2019 and entirely predictable bare bones, flat pack package of a video game in 2019. The only thing I would say that was good about it is the graphics, but even then it is really let down by the way the characters move like robots, nonstop graphical glitches, bland style - just super boilerplate post apocalyptic greys, browns and dirty. Which, granted you would expect that from this series but I don’t know. It’s just not interesting at all.

 

I was hoping that the story would save it but the game started with this extra long sequence on a train and immediately I started failing to tell who was talking, and what their names are and who they are and why they all looking like and sound like androids.

 

I don’t know. I could really lay in to pretty much every aspect of this game but I just don’t think it’s worth it. I will probably keep playing it when I can muster the energy because what else am I going to do with my life but, man, this game fucking sucks.

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So usually when I play games I play them through once blind and if I really like the game I’ll go through it again with a guide to help me mop up trophies/achievements/challenges I couldn’t work out how to do myself. But I really don’t like this game that much I’ve decided to just follow a YT 100% walkthrough guide on the first go around. I literally have the iPad open, will watch it be played until the guy hits a collectible, or big fight, or specific objective, and then just repeat exactly as I see it be done, pause my game, watch the YT video again. Rinse, repeat. 

 

There is slight randomisation because cause of weather, enemy placement, etc. But I’m playing on standard difficulty where as the guide is on hardest so it doesn’t matter too much. Although the combat in the game SUCKS oh, my god it is so unfun. 

 

I know the real real answer is to just put the game on the shelf and not play it at all. But I dislike the game that badly I refuse to let it go and will complete it to spite it but using the absolute least amount of effort. 

 

Does that make sense? No, it does not. But it turns out cheating and being 100% efficient is actually more satisfying than putting effort in to something I don’t like doing. Who knew?

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