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Metro: Last Light dev - "accessibility isn't the same as dumbed down"

Huw Beynon - THQ's Head of Global Communications for original shooter IPs - seems determined that, whatever happens, Last Light shouldn't be "dumbed down".

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr31978d ago

I prefer to play a fps that is difficult and present's a steep challenge, that's why I loved Metro 2033 so much, besides the atmosphere.

TekoIie1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

Whats Metro like? I remember looking at it years ago and thinking it looked pretty cool but i know pretty much nothing about it besides that there are Russians underground and its a FPS lol. It was one of those things which i wanted but never got :(

What makes it special?

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31977d ago

The atmosphere, difficulty and graphics but definitely the atmosphere. You really feel like you're the character you're playing as. There isn't any music during the levels and the only sounds come from you or the environment(I don't want to spoil anything in that respect ;)...) so that helps with the preventing of feeling disconnected from your character. The difficulty...I've read a review by some big site, which I can't remember the name, that had to just give up because it was so hard to the reviewer. It might've been Destructoid, even though, Jim Sterling did a review for it recently. I couldn't understand how people loved the difficulty of Demon Souls but hated Metro 2033 for it's. I guess some people prefer their shooter's casual and their hack and slash difficult :/

NYC_Gamer1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

Oh boy.....Here we go with that famous accessibility line...I won't even bother with Metro anymore if they aim for the mainstream action crowd.....Watch THQ make 4A add multiplayer and other crappy features that aren't needed within the Metro universe.....4A better realize true fans of the series want the game to stick to the Metro formula...The original Metro should over 1 million copies because the gameplay/story was good plus 4A games are made up of former STALKER developers...

Jacks_Medulla1978d ago

Oh boy... Here we go, another "hardcore gamer" jumping to conclusions about the "dumbing down" of a game.

Moby-Royale1977d ago

Overruled!

Well said there, Jack.

Bercilak1978d ago

Yes. Yes, it is the same. Exactly the same.

I'd have respect for a developer and/or publisher who would actually say that they're making the game easier to play in order to make it more accessible. Using the standard "corporate speak"--and then having to defend it, no less--should clue in these guys that their audience is hip to their bullshit.

DwightOwen1978d ago

Agreed. Let's hope they don't get greedy and remember who made them what they are.

Stick to the formula, THQ.

GamingPerson1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

Getting this on pc no second thoughts about that.
The Demo looked great with the Nvidia physx cloth simulation in the train scene.
I hope they make this for pc first. And not the casuals.

Farsendor11978d ago

agree with the first part of your statement it would be cool to play this with all the whistles that the pc offers.

yabhero1977d ago

My casuals do you mean console gamers? I hope not...

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