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MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

STALKER fanboys...STALKER fanboys everywhere


BobbleBeheader
BobbleBeheader

How much money did Gamespot get from Metro's publisher?

I understand that it's the flavour of the month, and it isn't a bad game. Just the comparison of this linear FPS to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is just offensive...

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise was survival FPS at it finest, the Metro games are a dumbed down version of that. Still fun, but more for the "simple" gamers amongst us who don't know how to navigate an open world...

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

STALKER is the..."closed cousin" of Metro ? Really? How old are you boy ? You didn't play much  did you ? :D STALKER is... the greatest (sandbox) survival EVER ! If you liked a game and you had gleet in your pants playing it that doesn't mean it's the best.(I was talking about you now) Keep that in mind next time you play journalist, ok ?

Thy_Conquerer
Thy_Conquerer

If we are going by survival shooters that used a scavenged currency, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was one of the most brutal and fun survival-sandbox games ever, way better than Metro. Also worth mentioning is Fallout 3 which wasn't a true survival shooter because of its many RPG elements but I think is still a good candidate for the category.

TL,DR:  Metro is a good game, but certainly not the patriarch of survival FPS.

pelvist
pelvist

STALKER did everything survival much better than Metro 2033 did it.

Also System Shock 2 stands out as one of the best survival FPS games of all time and easily trumps Metro 2033. Metro 2033 is a good game but as a survival FPS its actually pretty weak.

pidow
pidow

I've enjoyed playing 2033 and still play sometimes....a very good game.

sirscarecrow
sirscarecrow

wow, a decent video from game spot in a long time. Props to that.

santinegrete
santinegrete

I can think of all Stalker games, System Shock 2, and the first level of Bioshock.

Toropore
Toropore

I believe they're confusing Metro 2033 with Half-Life 2

Darkmastersolid
Darkmastersolid

Metro last light is looking better than Metro 2033.

I don't see why its getting so much hate for a retail preorder bonus they have to do...

Vienreich
Vienreich

Watch AngryJoe's latest video on Metro LL. Spread the gospel

SPBoss
SPBoss

I don't agree that it solidified a subgenre.. that genre was pretty strong already

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

If in Soviet Russia You live in the metro, then everywhere else the metro lives in you???

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

Does this mean the purpose in other FPS is to not survive? Just another FPS.

vadagar1
vadagar1

the darkness and the atmosphere in metro was phenomenal

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Having to find filters for gas masks and collect bullets (etc) as currency is fine, except when the game is so linear. When you are forced mostly down one path, you don't feel excited when you find something lying on ground. For a game like this, not having it more open is a shame.

stev69
stev69

I was going to buy this game until I heard about paying extra for "ranger mode". So why is something so small such a big deal you may ask? Its a little word many in modern society forget about its "principle"., and it is against my principle to let developers fuck me over. 

Now I refuse to buy or play this game at all, microtransations like this have no business in games other than MMOs. Its laughable to even call it content. 

Developers whinge and bitch about people pirating their products, well when you treat consumers like this I won't shed a fucking tear for you.  It's not enough that its going to hit the shelves at a premium price you have to charge people extra for such an innocuous thing?

I really hope last light fails to meet profit expectations, and you learn a valuable lesson from not shafting your customers in future.

FlyingAce1016
FlyingAce1016

not to mention how bad the FOV is without figuring out how to change the config file

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

hold G to take off your mask...loved the game but the mask bug really p***ed me off....

BobbleBeheader
BobbleBeheader

@pelvist 

I fully agree on this one.

The Metro games are just a dumbed down version of ones in the STALKER franchise. I'm spoiled by that franchise, and I simply can't enjoy the simplicity of the Metro games. I tried yesterday, had some good moment, but it's JUST a FPS.

mlcarter815
mlcarter815

@Toropore Half-Life 2 was more of an action game. Half-Life 1 was more survival shooter.

cfstar
cfstar

@Darkmastersolid Here's what it says about ranger mode on their own website: "Experience complete immersion. No HUD. Less Bullets. Brutal combat. Hardcore. THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED." So... if it's the way the game is SUPPOSED to be played, then why do we have to pay more for the game we already payed? and why is it not available for everyone?

max-hit
max-hit

@Darkmastersolid Because it's a dirty trick to make people buy the game before they see the reviews otherwise they'll have to pay more than the full price for a difficulty level that doesn't basically add anything to the game.

abdoalwaer
abdoalwaer

@Snaptrap , it seems like you have not played the game yet , this game traumatised me when I first played it .(I was twelve at the time and it was damn dark)

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

@Snaptrap I think its safe to assume you aren't familiar with the term "survivor horror"

max-hit
max-hit

@stev69 They probably know that the game is not going to be welcomed by the reviewers, and that's why they tried to think of a way to sell more copies before the reviews come out.

santinegrete
santinegrete

@stev69  I made a promise to purchase and even pre-order this game to support what I want games to be. So far, this game is going in the line I always loved and we rarely get: adventure FPS.

But your point is very respectable, you are a customer and you want to prove your point by denying the purchase, that's the power you have and you have the right to use it.

But wishing failure business wise? You're a meanie man :(

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@stev69 i agree that 5$ ON disk DLC is BULLSHIT 

but if the game is great 5$ is not that much of a sum to enjoy a much harder version of the game 

but yeah this kind of shit is spearding really quickly 

just look at Sonic & all stars racing transformed 

pre-order or 3$ DLC 

this is like we sell 20 cookies but we took 2 out of the plate 

if you want the other 2 cookies pay 5$ moar 

that's greedy but hell M:LL is a very promising game 

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

@SipahSalar No it's not safe, I've played Resident Evil, and it's "survival horror" not "survivor horror". I've played Metro as well. Bored me to death. Then again I've played a lot of games so I'm not as easy to impress as a child is with fireworks.

stev69
stev69

@santinegrete Haha yeah im a bit of a jerk. But its a pretty dark and expensive road we are being lead down, id rather kick and scream than go quietly.

stev69
stev69

@charlesdao There is no way you can put it all down to publishers, developers would have input in how their product is marketed. 

Saketume
Saketume

@thequickshooter

It could be $0.01 for all I care. I'm not going to support a developer charging extra for a difficulty level.

stev69
stev69

@pal_080 Not a problem, its because morons like you don't, and throw your money at the screen because developers toss you a bone is why we have this problem. Keep being a delusional fanboy bro.


SoulPsychadelic
SoulPsychadelic

@Darkmastersolid @cfstar The Ranger mode for Metro 2033 was added post release and developed from fan feedback. It was also free on PC and the $5 price tag was only for Xbox because of Microsoft. This is day one dlc meaning it is already done so should be included in the game.

AzulSoul
AzulSoul

@stev69 @thequickshooter I want to know the excuses that gamers aproving these preorder practices will have for the next generation, half baked games, season pass, day one dlc, $60 for a full game is lie now, imagine it next generation. Sadly nothing gonna stop this.

stev69
stev69

@pal_080 The only thing that is hilarious here is that you think the rest of the world shouldn't have morals unless they are tree huggers. 

You can go ahead and make a post that's even slightly relevant about the subject matter if you like though. 

pal_080
pal_080

No, I just find it hilarious that your taking a moral stand on such a non-issue while you probably still shop at Wal-Mart, wear nothing but sweat shop clothing and don't recycle or compost...