So, did anyone here get Metro 2033? I just finished it (on PC). Very polished, no bugs whatsoever encountered (cool, for an Eastern European game). Run great on Very High DX10 settings, without advanced physx enabled. Only had some big fps dips in certain short spots, and mostly outside action gameplay so it didn’t affect the experience. The levels were really large with some room for exploration and the paths felt natural. At times you’d think you were exploring off the beaten path and yet reach the end of the level. Loading was really speedy too.
I think it’s a great game. Extremely atmospheric with great visuals (perhaps not as great as people say, still some weird character models and stuff) and great audio. I read there are two endings so I’ll go back to it after I give it a rest for a while to get the other. It’s right up there with the best single player FPS. Certain elements may not be great (I hated some damage sponge enemy encounters and some scripted sequences) but the game’s more than the sum of its parts in the end. Personally I enjoyed it far more than Bioshock even, though it’s shorter, but also less repetitive. If only STALKER was so polished and technically sound I would have loved it as well (the games are nothing alike other than the similar setting, I’m just saying).
So yeah, it won’t make you feel like a badass or whatever people are into these days, but it’s a cool, action packed, moody story with little explanation but tons of atmosphere. Maybe a rental is best for most gamers given the limited replayability (since it’s so linear) and lack of any multiplayer or whatever people think is a requirement these days.
Here’s the official website for information about the game and here’s a screenshot I took, I love how godrays look in this game, that creature was flapping its wings and affected how the light went through, though that’s best viewed in motion. There’s also a 360 version but I don’t know how it performs, plays, or looks, though it’s getting favorable impressions. The game’s receiving mixed but mostly good reviews, I think anyone who likes some good single player action or is tired of military shooters will enjoy it.