Adapted from a book. A really good adaptation at that too. One of the reasons "non-russians" LIKE "russians", is this portrayal of their character we are given. A masterful translation from book to game. Totally enjoyable.
The game is a first person shooter, where you must follow the storyline strictly. It is not an open sandbox. It plays something like a Call of Duty game where you play completing the story. It's linear and your choices are limited to what the chapter has prepared for you. There is no going back, no "safe houses". The idea of mutants is introduced, the "WAY OUT" Demons, makes a person think what nuclear bang spawned these beings? Entertaining even so. I enjoyed the AK-47, the awesome automatic shotguns, BUT shooting huge beasts with AIR-RIFLES, made me stop and think??!!
Comparing Metro 2033 with Metro 2033 Redux;
-I felt to a large measure that there was a freedom HERE I didn't experience in Metro 2033,
is it ME maturing as a gamer, improving my playing skills? Is the "ENGINE" better? I look at achievements I achieved, the same amount as the original!! My impression was GOOD, I enjoyed re-playing REDUX I conclude!
-Metro 2033 was a sight to behold, there is no reason a re-mastered edition shouldn't satisfy. Those insisting one
is better than the other may overshadow the storyline which enjoys priority. In retrospect, I am NOW inspired to re-play
the ORIGINAL to gob-smack the Redux disciples that won't hear any other thing but "REDUX". Let us not forget,
the original is the 'cause we came to love the Metro series.
-Yes the original still has bugs, there is the sliding and strafing experienced; saddens me that it hasn't been updated. The dev's have nothing better to do than to create a WHOLE new game (the REDUX) for us to buy, other than patching (harboring feelings of owning a dejected game) the original and updating it. It's not perfect.
-The effect of re-enforcing the storyline happened now on this playthrough; "OH", I thought as I replayed, confirming what I thought previously. Making many mental notes as I played.
Metro:Last Light [our sequel]
-I am curious as to what Metro:Last Light Redux will offer as they say that Metro 2033 was rebuilt on the engine used for the original Last Light. How can it be improved?
-I have completed Metro:Last Light, before, I am looking forward to completing Redux Last Light at this point.
I did ENJOY this game momentously and foresee many more playthroughs but to say I felt I owed it this review justified my appreciation of Metro 2033 Redux.Thank you for an excellent game