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Metro series

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by urmom, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. urmom Educated

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  2. JDR13 Prophet

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    They're good, but they're very different from STALKER. The first two games are mostly linear and story-driven. The third game is still story-driven, but most of the maps are large and open.

    Personally, I'd rather have them on Steam than GOG, but that's a crazy good price for what you're getting.
     
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  3. RuySan Augur

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    I tried the first one and didn't like it. It was indeed atmospheric, but it was too linear, and the shooting didn't feel solid at all. Nothing wrong with being linear as long as the combat is great, which it isnt't.
     
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  4. Falksi Arcane

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    They're like a shit popamole version of Fallout 3
     
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  5. Dodo1610 Cipher

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    All 3 games are great at creating atmosphere and world building but are mediocre shooters with poor gunplay and some of the worst AI in the genre. They all have the same broken stealth mechanics are barebones, inconsistent with a constantly cheating AI. And a strange moral system which forces you to use the bad stealth mechanics and punishes you for having fun.
    Metro 2033 is extremely janky(sometimes bad) but feels labour of love.
    Metro Last Light is the more focused streamlined sequel with improved storytelling and level design.
    Metro Exodus has the best gameplay, stealth is still broken, but its episodic well-written stories fail to create an interesting narrative and the open worlds are just a lot of busywork.

    Anyone who is interested Just play the first one and you will know if you like them or not. These games really aren't that different from each other. If you hate 2033 you will not like Exodus either.
     
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  6. Lemming42 Arcane

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    The first two are some of the best corridor shooters around, with the fighting broken up by some decent (although very easy) stealth segments. It's one of those things where if you like the setting then you'll love the games, whereas if you don't care about the setting then the game will probably bore you.

    Exodus is fun semi-open world roaming. The plot is alright and there's some great action sequences.
     
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  7. Butter Magister

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    I wouldn't spend that much for them. I managed to get 2033 and Last Light a few years ago for $5 each, and that's about what they're worth.
     
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  8. Carrion Arcane Patron

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    Only played the first game. It's pretty much a mix of Stalker and Call of Duty, with some good things from the former and lots of bad things from the latter. The setting is pretty cool, and there are some memorable levels. It's probably the only game (series?) out there that has some of that terrific Stalker atmosphere, but for some reason it tries damn hard to be like those AAA corridor shooters that were still a thing back then. There would've been potential for much more without all the compromises and futile attempts at appealing to mainstream audiences. I don't think it's a very good game, but it does have its moments. If you're starving for a shooter, you might as well give it a go.

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