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Second Metro: Last Light Review Score Revealed

OPM also praised the game by saying “a powerful atmospheric ghost story”. (Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ShugaCane  +   1002d ago
Instant buy for me.
RankFTW  +   1001d ago
Already got mine pre-loaded :)
Kran  +   1001d ago
Really? Mine doesnt have the preload option. And its on steam. Its in my library but it doesnt let me preload :/

EDIT: never mind. Its now letting me preload :)
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Autodidactdystopia  +   996d ago
Wow read this article


"When 4A needed another dev kit, or high-end PC, or whatever, someone from 4A had to fly to the States and sneak it back to the Ukraine in a backpack lest it be "seized" at the border by thieving customs officials."

"There were no outlets in the Ukraine, and our only option was to pack a truck in Poland and try to find an "expediter" to help bribe its way down to Kiev."

"I truly enjoyed Far Cry 3, which deserved its great reviews. But how many times did Ubisoft Montreal lose power for hours or days during development?"

"All developers have deadlines, but I know of few that had to bring in construction generators to be able to work the weekend before final submission because an extra day meant missing shelf dates by weeks."

"Then 4A works in their parkas and struggles to keep their fingers warm in temperatures well below freezing."

"The only thing for which 4A is getting more credit than I think they deserve is the creativity behind the ever frightening, dark, post apocalyptic environment of the game. I've been in Kiev to visit the team, so I know they just stepped outside for reference."

"If 4A had been given a more competitive budget, in a saner environment, hadn't wasted a year-plus chasing the irrational requirement of THQ's original producers to fit multiplayer and co-op into the same deadline and budget(!), hadn't had to deal with the transition to a new publisher in the crucial few months before final, what could 4A have created?"

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just_looken  +   1001d ago
You should watch this before you even touch the game.

I looks like deep silver is already nickle dimming it.
Abdou23  +   1001d ago
Played the first one and didn't like it very much, concept was good but stealth was very broken, stopped halfway through.
Dazel  +   1000d ago
Free for me :D
Walker  +   1001d ago
This is gonna be good
dazzrazz  +   1001d ago
I'll buy it used once it hits bargain price of $20 or less, locking hardcore mode for people who did not pre order and asking $5 bucks later is a no go !
hosseincode  +   1001d ago
4A team has nothing to do with it, you should buy it or they'll shut the studio down!

also if you are playing on PC i promise there will be a fix or something to easily unlock it for free (it should have been free, though)
arronax-1  +   1001d ago
How does it matter? You shouldn't be pre-ordering crap like this in the first place.
Rivitur  +   1001d ago
Blame THQ they forced them to have Ranger mode dlc a year ago and Deep silver couldn't take it away as dlc because people had already pre-ordered it.
HammadTheBeast  +   1001d ago

They could've just had the in-game weapon, the in game credits, and the art comic as the pre-oder bonus, but just to **** with the people actually interested in this, they screw over everyone.

This is not cool, and a sleazy move at making a small profit.

Also, I don't know if he slipped up or something but he says "We rejected making this a timed dlc" as if it's a good thing.
Swiggins  +   1001d ago
Ranger Mode was a paid-addition in 2033 as well....there was nothing 4A studios could have done about this.
coolbeans  +   1001d ago
No, the ranger mode addition was free for PC users. That tiny pack cost $3 on XBL.
HammadTheBeast  +   1001d ago
No it wasn't. The could've done a lot.
paddystan  +   1001d ago
Can't wait for friday! Pre-loaded it on Steam. Might also buy it on PS4 if it is good.
JohnApocalypse  +   1001d ago
They've confirmed that its not coming to PS4
Dazel  +   1000d ago
GTX680 ftw
Chaos_Raiden  +   1001d ago
Gonna buy it for my PS3 collection of shooter games.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1001d ago
Great to hear, i was getting a bit worried that this might've been overhyped and then end ups letting people down but i'm glad this isn't the case, bout to pre order soon.
Salooh  +   1001d ago
>.< .
TechnicianTed  +   1001d ago
What does that even mean?
Salooh  +   1001d ago
It means i can't wait lol
TechnicianTed  +   1001d ago
Ah, I see. >.< from me as well then.
DOOMZ  +   1001d ago
Ill be picking mine up!
GABRIEL1030  +   1001d ago
9/10 Its a nice score!
Harmonizer  +   1001d ago
Pre-loaded on steam allready, cant wait for the coming friday
2pacalypsenow  +   1001d ago
Im buying a code from ebay from the nvidia promotion will that code work on Steam? want to know before i buy it there
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CernaML  +   1001d ago
Codes like that usually do work on Steam. The code I got with my nvidia GPU for Batman AA long ago was meant for Steam.
iistuii  +   1000d ago
Yep, it'll be fine, I've bought many like that..
Dazel  +   1000d ago
Yes they work just fine, already got mine preinstalled with my new card
hosseincode  +   1001d ago
New Scores:

PC Gamer - 8 out of 10
GamesTM - 8 out of 10

so far three 8 and one 9
Plagasx  +   1001d ago
Where did you get that PC Gamer review score from?

I don't see it anywhere..
TooTall19  +   1001d ago
It's in the June issue of UK PC Gamer. I'm not sure if it's in the US version. 80/100 and they complained about it being linear lol.
hosseincode  +   1001d ago
i have birds everywhere, they whisper to me

lol :)
jaymart2k  +   1001d ago
To anyone who buys after launch, enjoy playing the game the way it wasn't suppose to be played.

If you read the $5 hard mode dlc article you know what I'm talking about.
JohnApocalypse  +   1001d ago
W00t! Pre-orderd my copy this morning
wirapuru  +   1001d ago
Does anybody know if the game will be a direct sequence to the past games (and thus making lots of references and such in story, etc) or more like a "spiritual" one - like press likes to call it?
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wirapuru  +   1001d ago
nvm, just read around and it's a "real" sequence.

Nonetheless, I ended reading so much about it and Metro 2033 that I just bought a 2033 Steam Key for ~$5 and I'm finishing downloading it right now. Nice nerdy saturday night for me :)

If I like it I'll end buying LL before 16th.
taquito  +   1001d ago
not trying to be a jerk, but I think the word you are looking for is direct "sequel"

though to be honest sequence is quite close and does mean something following another and really does makes sense, it just sounds different the way you were wording your question, not trying to pick on you.....just thought you may like to know.

on topic, cannot freaking wait for metro ll
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wirapuru  +   1001d ago
yeah lol, sorry, I don't know why I said and repeated sequence like that, must be the vodka **burrrp** :)
isyourhouseonfire  +   1001d ago
I wish it were an X360 exclusive. Those games tend to end up as blockbusters. These cross platform games are a gamble.
Mr Tretton  +   1001d ago
Has the game's length been mentioned? Because I'm not dropping anything more than 20 bucks on a short game. Last one was short and I spend 5 on it. Fair price.
Rivitur  +   1001d ago
Well early on one of the THQ reps said it would be longer if not as long as Metro 2033 the OPM review said around 10hrs.
Jovanian  +   1001d ago
are you guys seriously complaining about the preorder DLC?

here are the reasons why it boggles my mind that people could possibly complain about the preorder DLC...

1. Its not 4A games fault. THQ set up the preorder bonus, and the bonus was given to retailers before THQ died. People already had money on the game and the preorder bonuses, so it would have taken more effort to rescind this tiny thing than to just let it be

2. Deep silver hasn't made a single DLC that was similar to this one, that is, a locked mode, so they probably won't be doing this in the future

3. The game is 50 freaking dollars...and the DLC is something like 5-6 dollars if you buy it afterwards. Even THEN its less money than standard triple A games
Heck, I bought it for only 37.50 from GMG!

4. They gave you metro 2033 for FREE

5. if you're a PC owner and pissy about this DLC, then you can easily download it (the locked mode) from a pirate site or something, or apply some user made fix. Its seriously not a big deal...use your damn resources

6. if you were planning on preordering it already then the DLC is free! its literally a non-issue
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wirapuru  +   1001d ago
I accept your arguments (most of them, since others - like #5 - are just ridiculous when you first are trying to defend the publisher's point), but don't ignore that this is setting a dangerous precedent.

You really want that, in the near future, games have their retail price (let's say $39) plus 5 difficult-like-modes, $5 each? Sounds a bit absurd? Well then just look at DLC and microtransactions market right now. Those were "absurd" 3 years ago. And yet, they won.

Most - maybe - are complaining about paying $5 more to some content that actually should be packed with the game, but others are seeing ahead and trying to avoid that dark future.

You can keep arguing - and that you do very well - in favor of publishers but keep in mind: when the time comes and you'll be charged for almost every single feature that should be in the game you already paid the full price you helped them to achieve that.
Jovanian  +   1001d ago
I agree it sets up a dangerous precedent, and if the next metro game carries on the tradition of this preorder locked mode DLC...I may think twice about putting down a preorder

And heck, who knows what deep silver will do with this title...these are the guys who approved dead island riptide for crying out loud

But yeah, my whole point about why its a little absurd to be upset over this DLC is because I really believe its the final breath of a dying THQ, and buying into it won't really be much of a detriment to the video game industry given that the guys who set it up, THQ, are dead

I also don't want to punish the developers for the sins of the publisher. the guys at 4A looked like they worked their heart out on this title
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annus  +   1001d ago
The point is that if they can get away with it, who else can?

Do you really want EA to start offering money for a menu in game? For an exit button? For cheat codes?

It is a terrible business strategy, and don't use the "they can't change it" idea, they wouldn't be the first game that has changed something and compensate it's user base with offerings (go look up any pay2play mmo that went free and they probably did it).

And giving away metro for free wasn't really much, it was more of a business strategy than anything. They would have wagered that the few hundred copies that would get sold after the company died would be less money than if they gave it away for free and got more customers to purchase the sequel.
jeeves86  +   1001d ago
There is a huge, HUGE difference between an optional difficulty in a game and a menu. Give your head a shake.
annus  +   1000d ago
It was more along the lines of what's to come.

Think back a few years ago. You never payed for anything in a game unless it was an expansion pack. Then came along level packs. Then came along smaller purchases like characters, guns, and skins. Then exclusive pre-order bonuses started popping up. Now we have moved onto difficulties being payed for to experience the game "the way it was meant to be played". What's next?

Sure I may have gone a bit far saying a menu being payed for, but it really is leading into a ridiculous state BECAUSE people are still paying for this crap so companies are milking more and more out of consumers.
iistuii  +   1000d ago
I doubt half the people complaining could do it on Hardcore anyway, they seem the type who would have played Doom on I'm a wimp.
Klonopin  +   1000d ago
Disagree with #5. Don't encourage dead beats to pirate DLC content, it deligitimizes your opinion and makes PC gamers look bad.
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hano  +   1000d ago
Meh, just another FPS. At this point I have no interest in them at all.

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