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Metro: Last Light

6 years ago

Ranger In A Strange Land: Metro LL Factions

Want to know all about Metro: Last Light's Factions DLC? Sure you do. Three short stories featuring new player characters from different groups. Nathan's already written quite a lot of words about the chaps in question and the kind of things that can be expected but he made a schoolboy error. Why write words when there's probably a trailer just around the corner that will…

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Feature: For My Next Trick, I'll Make Money Talk!

THQ, Wildman, & The Problem Of Voting With Our Wallets

Vote with your wallet. We constantly preach it as an approach that actually Makes Important Things Happen, but does it? Does it really? It's such an easy be-all, end-all argument to toss out, but things are rarely that simple. The recent death of THQ and potential failure of Gas Powered Games' Wildman represent very tangible examples of how "vote with your wallet" can screech and…

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7 years ago

Feature: Wombling weapons-free

Tunnel Vision: Eyes-On With Metro: Last Light

Er, I suppose there's some uncertainty that Metro: Last Light might actually be released, but for now let's proceed on the basis that THQ have managed to save themselves from the moneyan apocalypse. Last Light, from an hour or so I spent watching real-time play recently, appears to be almost a do-over of the ambitious but awkward Metro 2033 rather than a traditional sequel. It's…

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Feature: Metro Interview, Pt 2

4A Talks Multiplayer Metro, PC-Specific Features

On Friday, I picked Metro: Last Light communication lead Huw Beynon's brain about wising up to the fact that players don't want "dumbed down" games and, er, wrote an ode to a gas mask. It's incredibly promising things like these that set Metro apart, and yet - this time around - it's opting to hop aboard the multiplayer train, which also contains, oh, you know,…

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Feature: Metro Interview, Pt 1

4A On Making Metro Smarter – Not Dumbing It Down

Metro 2033 had its fair share of rough edges. Shooting was clunky, some systems felt overly complex, and others were so under-explained that many players didn't even know they existed. Even so, a lot of love obviously went into the construction of its bombed-to-the-brink-of-extinction post-apocalyptic Russia. In smoothing out rough edges, however, many other game series have opted to lop off entire aspects of what…

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Feature: Deep Breaths

Why Metro: Last Light’s Best Character Is A Gas Mask

When I walked into the E3 demo room for Metro 2033 sequel Last Light, I was immediately presented with a small, thin military-green bag. Inside it, I found an actual, factual gas mask - sturdy yet pliable, and reeking of fresh-off-the-assembly-line rubber. It might seem like a curious object to take home from a gaming convention, but given the events that unfolded during Last Light's…

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Metro: Last Light Live Action Trailer Goes Boom

For whatever reason, the gaming industry's become obsessed with live-action adaptations lately. I don't claim to understand it, but in the grand scheme of these things - which ranges from the rather impressive Ghost Recon Alpha to the, well, very, very silly┬áDragon Age: Redemption series - Metro: Last Light's tiny, stream-powered screen debut is actually pretty great. Even better, it's not a million years long…

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THQ’s Financial Woes, Metro Pushed Back

Times are hard at THQ and that's relative to the general hardness of the hour for the majority of people who rely on one of the world's known currencies to secure food and shelter. The publisher is under threat of NASDAQ delisting, with its stock currently below $1 a share, and over the next year 240 staff will be losing their jobs. The company has…

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8 years ago

Feature: "not just brutal, but deadly"

Casting Light On Metro: Last Light

4A's sequel to Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, seems to have been slipping beneath our radar a bit. The post-apocalyptic original was so close to being proper good that it's definitely worth keep an eye on what they're up to next. With that in mind, we caught up with THQ's Huw Beynon to find a bit more about what's happening with the game, which is…

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Let’s Have A Look At Metro: Last Light

The sentinels at the VG247 news-tower have spotted the distant arrival of twelve minutes of Metro: Last Light footage. Needless to say, I've embedded it below for your watching pleasure. And I must say: crikey on the atmospherics. There's quite a bit of sneaking about and knifing people in the back, but much more straight-up firefight action, and it all looks extraordinary. Not only that…

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The Third Bit Of Metro: Last Light Footage

The final part of the Metro Last Light E3 demo is up (gosh, they made this one last, didn't they?). You can see part one here, and part two here. This third part contains the action bit, an on-rails minecart shoot-out that I think demonstrates the engine at its absolute finest. Incredible lighting and cloth physics give this an air of realism that's a little…

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The First Bit Of Metro: Last Light Footage

At E3 this year, THQ showed an impressive, if somewhat unrepresentative, demo of Metro: First Light. Instead of showing the game as it will play, they created an all-action sequence that shows off quite how remarkable the engine is. Rather than offering slow, spooky the atmosphere you'll really be playing in. The first part of that video, broken up into three chunks for maximum annoyance,…

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