Metro: Last Light Reveals the Commander's Dark Fate

Metro: Last Light Reveals the Commander's Dark Fate

The final Metro: Last Light "Survivors" trailer is out, and I think I'm just going to cry.

I can't say definitively that the Commander's tale is worse than the Model's, but I can say that collectively, the "Survivors" videos make up the darkest, most depressing marketing campaign I've ever seen. This stuff is just terrible: "There's a nuclear holocaust and nearly everybody dies, and the few who don't are reduced to little more than animals, eking out a violent existence in dank, subterranean tunnels!"

And the part where the hero comes along to save the day? Yeah, not so much. The "good" outcome to Metro 2033 was that you didn't unleash even more nuclear devastation on the shattered remains of Moscow. That's right, the best you could hope to do is avoid adding to the horror and sorrow.

Anyway, back to the Commander, who isn't faring too well in the Metro. Turns out that his decision to lock the doors, while the "correct" one, doesn't sit too well with the people who left loved ones outside to die. And as you might expect, they're not in the mood to talk it out - they're looking for payback.

Boy, how could you not want to buy this game?

Metro: Last Light comes out in March 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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All this marketing...All this need to generate hype is making me doubt on how good this game is going to be.

I still want to play this game, badly. It also better be good.

And they've been beating the shit out of him for twenty years?

DVS BSTrD:
And they've been beating the shit out of him for twenty years?

well, he DID close the doors.
didn't he tell you?

mad825:
All this marketing...All this need to generate hype is making me doubt on how good this game is going to be.

If I'm not mistaken while Metro 2033 was really good, it sold rather poorly so considering that THQ is facing bankruptcy and they only have a few games to release they need them to do well hence all of the advertising.

How many of these live action things did THQ do? No wonder they're having money troubles (To put it lightly).

And until I know that this one runs better than the last one, which I would describe as barely functioning, then I'm not going anywhere near it.

Thanks for telling me to subscribe to your channel over the subtitles, IGN. Fuckin' loved that.

I'd also like to point out that the "Happy" (Read: not particularly happy at all) ending is NON CANON.
That's right, the sequel follows on from the even more depressing versions of a game that was already wrist-slittingly depressing!
FUN!

This is one of the many reasons why I wish game developers were not so anal about adding the dynamic ability to very slowly kill people in a drawn out and gratuitous manner. You are probably going to meet the Commander and save him which will either involve talking your way out of it, or quickly killing his attackers. Never any emotional satisfaction in 86ing assholes in video games.

DVS BSTrD:
And they've been beating the shit out of him for twenty years?

My impression is that these trailers are set relatively soon after the holocaust, rather than in the time of the actual game. After all, none of the characters appear to have aged any. The use of bullets to pay for the Model's services does indicate that enough time has passed for an alternative economy to emerge, so a few years, maybe? It's also not clear when the beating took place relative to his appearance at the start of the trailer, when he picks up whatever it was off the ground.

Rationalizations aside, I'm willing to give them a little artistic latitude. The trailers do a great job of setting an incredibly bleak tone, after all.

Shocksplicer:
I'd also like to point out that the "Happy" (Read: not particularly happy at all) ending is NON CANON.

Yup. For those not in the know, the "bad" ending is how things officially worked out and where Metro: Last Light will pick up. Nobody does post-apoc like the Slavs.

Andy Chalk:
Yup. For those not in the know, the "bad" ending is how things officially worked out and where Metro: Last Light will pick up. Nobody does post-apoc like the Slavs.

and what was the bad ending?

Vault101:

Andy Chalk:
Yup. For those not in the know, the "bad" ending is how things officially worked out and where Metro: Last Light will pick up. Nobody does post-apoc like the Slavs.

and what was the bad ending?

Vault101:

Andy Chalk:
Yup. For those not in the know, the "bad" ending is how things officially worked out and where Metro: Last Light will pick up. Nobody does post-apoc like the Slavs.

and what was the bad ending?

Ed130:

Whereas the "Happy" ending had

Joseph Harrison:

mad825:
All this marketing...All this need to generate hype is making me doubt on how good this game is going to be.

If I'm not mistaken while Metro 2033 was really good, it sold rather poorly so considering that THQ is facing bankruptcy and they only have a few games to release they need them to do well hence all of the advertising.

Im playing Metro 2033 at the moment and I can safely assure you that it is very very good.

 

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