4A Games Reveals New Metro: Last Light Screens

4A Games Reveals New Metro: Last Light Screens

With the new year upon us, let us give thanks that at least we're not living in monster-infested tunnels under the bombed-out ruins of a dead civilization.

Not much to say here but plenty to see thanks to the good folks at THQ and Ukrainian studio 4A Games, which doled out almost a dozen new Metro: Last Light screens over the holidays. Like a twisted Norman Rockwell from hell, they mostly capture the bleak moments of life beneath the surface of a vicious, dying world, but that's pretty much what Metro is all about and from that perspective, these screens look pretty good.

In fact, they might even look a little too good. Maybe it's just my imagination, but the indoor scenes look just a little bit insufficiently apocalyptic, at least compared to my memories of Metro 2033, in which even the nicest station, Polis, isn't much more than a post-industrial Inferno.

Despite the recent struggles of publisher THQ, Metro: Last Light appears to be chugging along at full steam and will be out in March for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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People smiling in a Metro game? Living environment that aren't caked in dirt? COLORs beyond grey and brown? a candle lit restaurant?
I CALL HAX!

I like how the post-apocalyptic subway setting has more color than f****** Medal of Honor: Warfighter that takes place in a very modern, real world.

It looks like it is reflecting an interesting change in the world that seems to feature a regrowth of natural life so it only makes sense that the color palate is a little more green.

Looks like the game will make release...good. The next bunch of THQ games are eagerly awaited by me at least. CoH2, this, and the Obsidian game would be things I'd consider pre-purchasing if I had more faith in THQs solvency.

Those screens are so pretty. Makes me glad to have a PC to play this on.

And I am thrilled to see the game is still on track for release.

This might be the first Metro game I might actually go for but I'll probably end up choosing the 360 version since I'm still working on my rig and have no qualms for having it on a console.

I don't think it looks any less gritty, the first game also had underground "pubs" and stuff, and it still looks like the sort of place no one would want to live in, the sort of place that grows out of a desperate attempt to emulate another lifestyle.

Milanezi:
I don't think it looks any less gritty, the first game also had underground "pubs" and stuff, and it still looks like the sort of place no one would want to live in, the sort of place that grows out of a desperate attempt to emulate another lifestyle.

I agree, this doesn't look all that different from the first game. There are some elements that look a bit "cosier" but to me that's a great way of showing how the world has evolved, especially now that the Dark Ones no longer pose a threat.

A bit too colorful.

No, I'm dead serious.

Granted, monotone is overused in games today, but if any series should have it, it's the dark, depressing, post-apocalyptic world of Metro.

Not terribly so, I rather like some of the choices. I'm just saying certain games SHOULD have less color.

Other than that, looks great. Can't wait until I can pick up my pre-order.

 

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