How to get the 'good' ending in Metro Last Light? (spoilers)

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#1 Posted by funkyzoom (1426 posts) -

When I played Metro 2033, I got the bad ending, even though I felt I did make only 'good' choices throughout the game. I just purchased Metro Last Light, and before starting it, I want to know what exactly I need to do to get the 'good' ending. I don't want to invest several hours in a game, only to find out that I get a crappy ending. I'm asking this here because in Metro games, it isn't really obvious what needs to be done to get the 'good' ending. Please help me out. I don't mind if you reveal minor spoilers here, but please don't reveal either the good or bad ending. Thank you.

#2 Posted by funkyzoom (1426 posts) -

Come on, guys. Please respond.

#3 Posted by Sheppard212 (765 posts) -
#4 Posted by funkyzoom (1426 posts) -
#5 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5887 posts) -

Unless you really just want to play through it again, you could just watch the good ending on YouTube.

#6 Posted by Swiftstrike5 (6950 posts) -

I've heard it has to be pretty much a pacifist run (anywhere between 5-50 kills max and spare everyone you can). I can almost confirm that because I did nearly every 'good' thing throughout the game (listen to conversations, explore everywhere, give gold, etc), that's pretty much standard after playing 2033, but I still got the standard ending. It's not like 2033 where exploration and conversations get you most of the way. If you kill too many people so that you can explore or rescue, it's overall a negative effect (imo, have no data on this).

It's best not to think of them as 'good' and 'bad' endings; there's just an additional, alternate ending, but a majority of players will get the standard ending. Besides, the game gives you a ton of weapons, a ton of cool ways to dispatch enemies, and some pretty horrific/evil enemies, but it expects you to run through without killing any of them to get the "good" ending? I don't really agree with the developers choice to do this and it really doesn't make sense with the alternate ending. The endings probably should have been switched, based off some dialog overheard in the game, but that doesn't stop it from being a really enjoyable experience.

#7 Posted by nutcrackr (12469 posts) -
The "bad" ending isn't really that bad. It still ends on a mostly positive note. I sadly got the bad ending and I didn't kill that many guys, stealth knocked out great many of them and typically chose the higher moral ground. I've heard you can kill many people and still get the "good" ending, but that might be hogwash.
#8 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4118 posts) -
I like the "bad" ending better anyways.
#9 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15922 posts) -

I like to leave no enemy alive. So, I'll probably get the bad ending anyway.

#10 Posted by PMCBlackwater (1 posts) -
Most of the comments in this thread are half-truths. There are certain areas where not killing things does give you the moral points but if you want a full list on the moral points there is a page on the Metro Wikia ( http://metrovideogame.wikia.com/wiki/Moral_Points). A lot of the moral points are more random than you might think.

[QUOTE="funkyzoom"]

Come on, guys. Please respond.

Sheppard212

http://www.gamefront.com/metro-last-light-how-to-get-the-best-ending/

 

I also heard something about paying a hundred bullets for property damage; as to where that is, I'm clueless. I also got the bad ending but I killed most everything anyway.

That 100 MGR payout is in Venice. Buy enough drinks at the bar to get absolutely plastered where you black out. Once you wake up, head back to the bar to find it in shambles. Listen to the barkeep talk and then a prompt to pay him will come up. Boom, 100 MGR down the drain to get a moral point. You do not need this one though as long as you get most of the others.

I like to leave no enemy alive. So, I'll probably get the bad ending anyway.

jun_aka_pekto
Not necessarily, I kill almost all humans in each level and get the good ending. Only a few levels require the no kills to get a moral point. So far I have beaten the game 3 times and got the good ending 2/3 times. Once you know about the moral points then it is easy. My next few playthroughs are going to focus on finding the rough amount of moral points needed to get the good ending as well as getting all those damn notes. So make sure to explore everywhere since many of the points are based on sheer exploring.
#11 Posted by Brean24 (1659 posts) -
Just be... good. No really that's it. Spare people when you are offered the choice. Save people when you have the chance.
#12 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15922 posts) -

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

I like to leave no enemy alive. So, I'll probably get the bad ending anyway.

PMCBlackwater

Not necessarily, I kill almost all humans in each level and get the good ending. Only a few levels require the no kills to get a moral point. So far I have beaten the game 3 times and got the good ending 2/3 times. Once you know about the moral points then it is easy. My next few playthroughs are going to focus on finding the rough amount of moral points needed to get the good ending as well as getting all those damn notes. So make sure to explore everywhere since many of the points are based on sheer exploring.

Ah, okay. I'm on my first playthrough. I just want to finish the game first. We'll see when the moral stuff present themselves.

#13 Posted by funkyzoom (1426 posts) -

This hidden morality system is really flawed. I completed TWO playthroughs of the game, doing EVERYTHING on this list during both playthroughs, yet I got the bad ending BOTH times. Now I realize that the good ending is totally random. Probably they have designed it so that 9 out of 10 copies of the game get the bad ending irrespective of following  everything on this list, and only 1 copy gets the good ending. Totally disappointing.

Not only me, 3 of my friends too played the game. and only one among the 4 of us got the good ending, although he was the one who played more carelessly and went against several actions mentioned on the list.

#14 Posted by Spacer-of-BvW (2 posts) -
Yeah, there are a lot of things that can mess with the ending.. i messed up by enjoying myself a little too much at the strip club in Venice.
#15 Posted by Spacer-of-BvW (2 posts) -
Try Ranger mode.. in all honesty it could be that.