Behold the Genesis of Metro: Last Light

Behold the Genesis of Metro: Last Light


They say that on the seventh day, God rested. But God didn't rest. He left.

The Metro: Last Light "Survivor" trailers offered a brief glimpse into the hellish underground life of three people who lived through the holocaust that burned the surface of the Earth. But what is that world like now? Black. Ruined. Crawling with horrific, mutated beasts, and wicked men who still seek to rule others by force.

The lengthy Metro: Last Light "Genesis" video is billed as a gameplay trailer but has obviously been put together to show off the shattered world in which the game is set, including the ruins of Moscow on the surface and what passes for human civilization in the Metro tunnels below it. And what's roaming in those tunnels, outside the human fortifications: demons, nosalis, watchers and worse.

Metro is all about atmosphere, and this trailer does a fantastic job of setting it up, even allowing for a sliver of optimism amidst the gloom. "Judgment Day came, and He abandoned us, casting humanity aside like parasites. But there is still hope," the narrator intones. "We have to face this Hell full on. Our fate, I hold in my own hands."

By now, you either want to play this game or you don't, and you better believe that I do. Assuming that THQ can avoid an implosion until at least the summer of next year, Metro: Last Light will come out in March 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Serious thought now, is there going to be an achievement for playing the whole game without cleaning your visor once?
That would be a challenge for the ages...

I never played the other metro game. Wasn't sure if I should buy it in case my PC wasn't up to snuff. I mean it's an acceptable rig, not great by any standards, but I hear the original chugged like mad if you didn't have the best. This could be even worse.

Even still, perhaps this generation has gone on for a bit too long, when I can see all the graphical shortcomings that this current generation has. I suppose the generation that has non pixelated shadows, and relighable cloth folding will impress me. Right now it's sorta been done.

dragongit:
I never played the other metro game. Wasn't sure if I should buy it in case my PC wasn't up to snuff. I mean it's an acceptable rig, not great by any standards, but I hear the original chugged like mad if you didn't have the best. This could be even worse.

Well, you can get the first one for free now, anyway. Might be worth a try.

I think I will buy it at launch simply because I don't want THQ to die :(

dragongit:
I never played the other metro game. Wasn't sure if I should buy it in case my PC wasn't up to snuff. I mean it's an acceptable rig, not great by any standards, but I hear the original chugged like mad if you didn't have the best. This could be even worse.

Even still, perhaps this generation has gone on for a bit too long, when I can see all the graphical shortcomings that this current generation has. I suppose the generation that has non pixelated shadows, and relighable cloth folding will impress me. Right now it's sorta been done.

it runs fine as long as you play it in dx9. The dx11 settings were horribly optimized. But its still definitely worth a play though.

The Plunk:

dragongit:
I never played the other metro game. Wasn't sure if I should buy it in case my PC wasn't up to snuff. I mean it's an acceptable rig, not great by any standards, but I hear the original chugged like mad if you didn't have the best. This could be even worse.

Well, you can get the first one for free now, anyway. Might be worth a try.

well tickle my ass and call me sandy. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a shot.

I'm pretty sure he got the days wrong. The way I remember it, day from night happened before trees. But whatever.

This game looks interesting, but the scenes of blood and gore reminded me a lot of the original Gears of War, which makes me wonder why it doesn't look any different than an xbox launch title.

loved the original, getting this

dragongit:

The Plunk:

dragongit:
I never played the other metro game. Wasn't sure if I should buy it in case my PC wasn't up to snuff. I mean it's an acceptable rig, not great by any standards, but I hear the original chugged like mad if you didn't have the best. This could be even worse.

Well, you can get the first one for free now, anyway. Might be worth a try.

well tickle my ass and call me sandy. Thanks for the heads up. I'll give it a shot.

Well seeing as you asked so kindly, I guess I will just have to tickl-Ahem.

Moving on.

The first one I absolutely loved, the atmosphere of it was damn terrifying to say the least.

That trailer looks amazing though, It still has that eerie feel to it, like something is going to jump round the corner and molest your face at any moment.

I am thoroughly looking forward to Last Night.

Daaaah Whoosh:
I'm pretty sure he got the days wrong. The way I remember it, day from night happened before trees. But whatever.

This game looks interesting, but the scenes of blood and gore reminded me a lot of the original Gears of War, which makes me wonder why it doesn't look any different than an xbox launch title.

Artyom did say that he created the sky before the trees, which I assume means the same thing?

Incredibly excited about this game. I loved the gritty atmosphere are touching narrative in the first one (though I wasn't a big fan of the ending), and I've kept my eyes on this puppy all year. :D

 

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