For this week’s WeView we’re taking a look at another remastered game in the shape of Metro Redux. Redux includes both Metro: 2033 and Last Light, which have previously released on last generation consoles, now given that added new-generation touch.
I recently bought Metro: Last Light on PS4 and I’ve only had time to play the first hour or two of the game. Needless to say I’m very impressed with it so far. It looks fantastic and I really like the heavy controls. There are some nice touches that add to the realism too, such as having to occasionally wipe your gas mask after jumping in a puddle. Hopefully I’ll finish the game soon.
Aran reviewed Metro Redux for TSA, scoring it a rather impressive 9/10. He kicked things off by saying “it’s a rarity in reviewing when you put a game through the process a second time, but that’s what I found myself doing with one half of 4A’s Metro Redux collection”.
In terms of differences between the two versions “visually the thing that is most apparent, especially walking through the ruins of Moscow, is that Redux looks brighter. The originals had incredibly dark, grey skies, but here the clouds and the snow seemed whiter, giving a rather peaceful look to the nuked city”.
In both games “sound also plays a major part… setting the atmosphere as well as being an indicator for your equipment”. Aran added “the echoing calls of the fast and powerful watchmen on the surface, and the guttural shrieks of the nosalis in the tunnels always make you stop”.
In Metro Redux you get a complete package of one of the most under appreciated series of the last generation. You have an interesting set up here based in a post apocalyptic Moscow that marries together the fight for survival between humanity and nature, as well as humanity’s own infighting, with hints of the supernatural. In terms of bargains this may just be the best remastered option available, with hours of gameplay. I’d say you could quite easily get almost 20 hours out of this package.
Metro Redux puts together survival horror and survival action in such a well presented first person package, that if you’re a fan of any of them then this is for you. A solid story, an interesting cast of characters, and two games that make you panic in a good way. It’s worth the price of entry.
Now it’s over to you. Have you noticed any changes between each version of the games, and for those playing Metro for the first time how has the survival shooter been for you? Give the game either a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating. Be sure to get your comments in by Sunday evening.