The OS X version of Metro 2033: Redux is now available.
- Fixed bug where game may crash on start on laptops with NVidia Optimus technology.
- Fixed bug where benchmark does not save output result to file.
- SSAA 0.25x option was added.
- Updated hints overlay for Steam controller.
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Metro 2033 Redux[/i][/th]
|Worthwhile remake that enhances the original in almost everyway possible[/tr]|
|Personal Rating: "Worth Purchasing"[/tr]|
Traditional Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Genre: First Person Survival Horror
|Having dabbled briefly with Metro 2033 upon release back in 2010 (my then laptop struggling to keep up a positive framerate) I ended with about roughly an hour and half playtime until I uninstalled for when I finally had a machine that could comfortably run the game. With the advent of the redux re-release and its promises of improved visual, performance and gameplay fidelity and a price (during sale time) that was simply too good to pass up I ended up double dipping on the series (something I normally never do) even though I already owned both Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light including all the formers DLC. [/tr]|
From what I remember about that first hour and a half of playing Metro 2033 back in 2010 (apart from the fact that it looked absolutely gorgeous on the PC) was that it played like utter ♥♥♥♥♥. Performance was all over the place and I found the game incredibly frustrating and difficult. While I realize the whole point of the game was to engage as little as possible with the radioactive beasties terrorizing the subways of post-apocalyptic Moscow it was at times nigh impossible not to catch their attention as you tried to sneak about. With ammo as scarce as a unicorns fart and guns that barely hit their targets even when a few feet away I came away more than a little frustrated at what was clearly a broken system. The promise that all of this had been fixed sounded too good to be true since I knew that outside of the actual broken gameplay lay a strong narrative that many praised.
Metro 2033, for those not familiar with the game, places you in the shoes of a young man named Artyom who must journey to a missile silo referred to as D6 after learning that a mysterious group of creatures are attacking his home station. One of the first things you will first notice after booting the game up is that you now have two styles with which you can approach the original game. You can still approach the game as an all out first person survival horror adventure with limited ammo that relies more on moving covertly about in the shadows without being detected or you can apply the new ranger mode (carried over from Metro Last Light) which is more of a guns blazing experience shifting the focus to a more action orientated style of play. Whichever style you choose, and if you playing the game for the very first time, you are in for one crackerjack of an atmospheric ride. Metro 2033 Redux oozes atmosphere like no other game in recent memory and with the improved graphical and performance fidelity the game now runs like a hot knife through butter.
While the game is often gorgeous to look at, especially when you surface above ground and take in the vistas of a shattered and broken modern day Moscow, where it really comes alive is in the deep, dark and dank subway tunnels that see Artyom and his compatriots scurrying about like rats as they try to survive an unimaginable apocalyptic horror. I chose to follow the original survival horror route and I found the game to be infinitely easier than the 2010 original although no less terrifying. Various gameplay tweaks made to the redux version have resulted in a smoother and more playable experience that only enhances the original.
|Metro 2033 Redux oozes so much atmosphere that you can almost feel it dripping out of your monitor as you play the game and with an incredibly strong and engaging narrative driving this dreary tale forward (the game is based upon a popular Russian novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky) anyone into a solid first person shooter or survival horror with an emphasis on storytelling would be silly to pass this one up. As remakes go this is one remake done right and I highly, highly recommended you give it a go.[/tr]|
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