Russian dystopia at its best. But the graphics have aged a bit since 2013 and where is Redux: one really?
“Read this”, a friend said to me and put a book in my hand. Metro I read on the front. “What is this?” I wondered. “Really good science fiction”, replied my friend. And he was right.
The year is 2034 and Moscow is destroyed after the war. Mutated creatures and angry people are a constant threat and the little waste of humanity left alive in the subway network. Evil people are in search of the ultimate weapon, which will wipe out the rest of humanity forever and it is your job to stop them.
Metro Last Light Redux builds on the book Metro 2033: The last refuge by the Russian author Dmitry Gluchovskij and this is a guy who can write dystopia (there’s also a newer game in the series, released last year on PS4 and Xbox One: Metro Exodus, which we reviewed earlier on senses.se). Here is a detail that is absolutely outstanding and it is really exciting stories. This is also found in the game, even if you have moved around and changed some. It is extremely exciting to explore the gigantic subway network. The controls are easy to handle and it’s nice flow and feeling. You have lots of different weapons and other things at your disposal and many times you have to choose their battles, otherwise you will face unusually bad odds.
Metro Last Light Redux released as early as 2013 and has now been re-ported to Nintendo Switch. Just as with Alien: Isolation, this is a very large and impressive game that the developers managed to squeeze into the Switch’s limited performance – with impressive results. The game works just as well in portable as docked mode. There is not much text and the text that is available can be read without problems, even on the small screen.
As the game still has almost a decade on its neck, it appears slightly in the somewhat dated graphics. It’s sad that they call the game Redux, when I do not think it has happened so visibly large changes from the original. There are of course many, long courses underground and in other games you sigh when you get to the obligatory subway. Here it is helped that we can actually visit the world above ground in very welcome breaks to the tunnel orgies.
In summary, is Metro Last Light Redux definitely worth a recommendation. There are many exciting hours of gambling for a small coin.