Having missed the 2010 release of Metro 2033, I came into this sequel with virgin eyes. Beyond knowing that the game was a post-apocalyptic, first-person shooter, set in - and around - the Russian metro tunnels during the fallout of nuclear war, I didn’t know what to expect.
Guns? Yeah, guns would be in there, for sure - guns are awesome. I had also heard that the title contained stealth, and that, my friends, is my favourite genre.
Stealth is all about staying under the radar and taking people by surprise. So bravo, Metro: Last Light, you were never on my radar, and now my face is stuck in a perpetual state of shock and you have me in a chokehold.
This isn’t stealth from the Metal Gear Solid - hide behind stuff - school of thought, though. This is Stealth 101 through the eyes of Sam Fisher - which makes a change from staring at them inside his hollow head because you were too close to a wall.
In Metro: Last Light, darkness is your ally.