GameDaily: Metro 2033 Preview

When it comes to playing games, ambience is key. Electronic Arts' Dead Space is scarier with the lights off, while DJ Hero is much more enjoyable with a subwoofer. Those minor changes, however, don't compare to what THQ did for next year's post apocalyptic shooter, Metro 2033. Instead of locking us in a hotel room with the game, the company invited us to Moscow, Russia to blast virtual monsters over 100 feet beneath the surface, inside Joseph Stalin's nuclear bunker. Walking down 18 flights of stairs, inhaling massive amounts of dust and blowing into our hands to keep warm were small prices to pay for wandering around the massive bunker, but despite the excellent first impression, there was a game to play, and thus far, it shows a lot of promise.

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