Metro Last Light: 5 Reasons The Game Simply Sucks


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A few weeks have passed since the release of Metro Last Light. Having read many a glowing review for the game, I set out to try it myself and hoped to be bedazzled by this hidden gem. Unfortunately, all those positive reviews were bogus. Finally getting my hands on the game, I realised just how out of touch some game reviewers are. It’s is easy to overlook flaws in games and rate them high, even though those flaws ultimately belittle any joy you might eek out. Metro Last Light is one such case. Here are 5 reasons the game simply sucks.

5. Demeaning Women

Metro Last Light does nothing to give a good name to women during the Apocalypse. No where is there a shining beacon of a proper female character, just stereotype after stereotype. Some of you will be glad to know that there is a strip club in Metro Last Light, full of scantily clad females gyrating here, there and everywhere. It is nevertheless still pathetically executed and being this is one of the few instances you get to meet female characters, is quite forgettable. The only ‘lead’ female in the game is really there simply to become enamored by Artyom (the main character, ie. you) and to simply get boned by Artyom. Pathetic.

4. Passable Story

The story in Metro Last Light – aside from demeaning women – is merely passable. There’s an air of the supernatural within the story of Metro Last Light, but given how most of the game is rooted in concrete logic, these moments become laughable rather than important. I’ll never forget getting pulled in by some mystical ‘river’ to get thrown right where the next objective is. Lucky me. Outside of the supernatural stuff, you’ve also got this supposedly important impression that during the Apocalypse, everyone is basically out there to screw each other. Whatever gang you are aligned too, apparently killing non-members nonchalantly is a way of life. Some of these guys even have such simplistic reasons behind their thirst for blood, such as a leader being fooled by his adviser. It is so hard to feel any sympathy or empathy for the characters in this game.

3. Sneaking Is Way OverPowered

We’re moving onto gameplay here. Plain and simple, sneaking is overpowered in Metro Last Light. There are videos on Youtube showcasing this, such as here. Where at first I thought I was sneaking around effectively, I later realised that the guards in Metro Last Light are blind as a bat. They can’t see even one foot in front of them, so long as you are ‘hidden’ in the dark, as shown on your watch. Sorry, but that is too easy. Sneaking was no longer a tactical choice, but instead became simply staying in the ‘dark’ areas, no matter if someone could actually look at you directly and see you. This was such a let down.

2. Awkward Gameplay In Metro Last Light

The overall gameplay in Metro Last Light is awkward. The overpowered sneaking ability is one thing, but the whole game felt clunky. This is more obvious during melee fights with creatures than shootouts with humans. Melee was awkward because your character’s movement was not fluid. Moving felt clunky and running wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to do in the game. This made any fight where the enemy gets right up in your grill particularly annoying. Add on to this the fact that knives were WAYYY stronger than guns in this game too. Guns take ages to kill, but knives? One hit kills. Immersion killing, not that the game was immersive to begin with). A little note too on the filters required in the game. It’s weird because the filters were plentiful where travel was mostly linear, but rare where there was open space. You couldn’t really explore much out in open areas (not that the game had many anyway), and so the filters became restrictive in this regard. Not exactly fun. Of course, you could save yourself filter time by constantly putting on and taking off your gas mask or diving into swamps, but the game should’ve just been designed better.

1. Bugs & Glitches Galore

What can I say, Metro Last Light has a lot of bugs and glitches. Maybe it was just my copy (well no, I know I wasn’t the only one), but damn, I had a lot of bugs in my playthrough. From bosses glitching out to weird moments where enemies wouldn’t attack you and you couldn’t kill them. All of them just added up to destroy any sort of fun I could’ve had with the game. You can see a variety of glitches in the game in this Youtube video here.

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Would the game have been better without these glitches? Most definitely, but in the end, all the other complaints I had were valid enough that even if the game had no bugs or glitches whatsoever, I’d still be filled with regret at having wasted money on the game. The bugs and glitches just compound that.

What say you? Was Metro Last Light perfect in your eyes? Did you experience any bugs and glitches too? Or are you as disappointed as me?


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  1. I haven’t beaten the game yet so I can’t offer an real opinion, but this article does seem like a troll article… I’m not saying you can’t have your own opinion, but I think generally when the game has received such consistently great reviews from critics and casual gamers alike, you might want to say “5 reasons I didn’t like the game” instead of “5 reasons the game simply sucks”. And the demeaning women thing… lol, the game takes place in a nuclear wasteland where nazis execute you for having a skull with wrong ratios and animals have mutated to kill, but god forbid women are underrepresented. In the real world, not all women are strippers, but guess what, glowing mushrooms don’t grow in pipes either, and demon’s don’t pull you into the sky. It’s a game, not sex trafficking in Africa.

  2. did you play in eassy? In hard the guards won´t be blind.. And you should know that the story come from Dmitri Glujovski, not game. The story received the Encouragemente Award of the European Science Fiction Society in Copenhague. When u write something that seems it, call me.

    Sorry for bad english, i´m spanish

    1. Seriously, fucking cry babies. It’s men that carry this industry anyways. Women make up less than 10% of gamers, if that. If you want a strong female character, go start a game studio and cater to WOMEN. So tired of women thinking men should worship their existence. You guys make up literally half the population but act like a minority. It’s irritating.

      And the women playing isn’t a cliche- if she was, she’d be a whiny little cunt hardly able to carry her own gear, and generally getting in the way while getting her face eaten by a mutant while the man picks up the slack. THAT would be a cliche of the real world.

  3. The atmosphere in the game is awesome. Bioshock infinite basically RODE all the way on atmosphere. It’s a legit game mechanic. Also, there are very freaky moments like wandering through swamps with all the noises coming at you 360. It’s very unnerving. One of the more entertaining FPS on rails I’ve played. The only major con would be the game price. It’s too much. Get a free copy with a new Nvidia GPU or wait for Steam to sell it for nothing.

  4. Before you write a blatantly stupid review, you should play the game or at least read all the great reviews. I won’t bother to come back to this idiotic site.

  5. You have got to be kidding me. Demeaning Women as a reason? There are so many games that don’t even have a single women in it yet no one complains about it. How is having something that is passable a bad thing? I honestly thought it was just over average, and that doesn’t mean it sucks like you seem to think. Sneaking is a bit overpowered, I will give you that. The Gameplay is great and there are almost no bugs or glitches that I have experienced about halfway through my 3rd playthrough on Ranger Mode. This is the stupidest article I have seen in a while.

  6. Its stupid to call the game sexist since its probably the most realistic position woman would be in in a post-apocalyptic world….
    the men fight to live, obviously die all the time.
    the woman can sell their bodies which is much safer.
    how many of these people would pay to fuck another guy?

  7. This guy is pretty stupid huh, I mean this game has awesome graphics, the gameplay is really awesome. This game does not suck!

  8. What the hell? Don’t hate on this awesome game. Fuck you. I bet you’re one of those women who got offended at the first glance of this game and tried nit picking the fact their wasn’t very many decent women in the game as the biggest shit kicker.

    Seriously, you need to start looking at the positive side of things and lay the fuck off. This was an amazing game and has well deserved its title. If you don’t like it, don’t play it moron

  9. In the words of George Carlin… “Blow it out your ass! Blow it out your ass! Blow it out your ass! Blow it out your ass! ”

  10. If you can’t feel any empathy or sympathy for the characters you must either be a robot without feelings or a mental retard. I shit on your review.

  11. I totally agree with this article and actually have this game on steam. I have a gtx 670 and powerful pc and it played at 60 fps half way through and is all of a sudden unplayable with 12 fps. It is a developer issue as i found out. No one is working on this. Also there is a part were no ammo is found were i need it an i simply cant get passed it because there is no ammo. Yes this game sucks and im pissed at the developer and the hipe it got were it honestly didnt deserve it.

    1. Your technical issues do not make the game suck. Your inability to write English sentences do not make this game suck. Your stupidity and obnoxiousness make your parents suck, as they made your worthless ass. if you die, no one will mourn you.

  12. I surf Zergnet, because it often leads me to interesting lists and articles, I learn facts I didn’t know before, but every once in a while, Zergnet leads me to a bulls**t website like this, and I regret ever visiting it. F**k this website, f**k this article, f**k this author.

  13. the metro games were some of the best games i’ve played. I can give tons of reasons why this article sucks and this writer sucks.

  14. Enough with the feminism, you don’t have to have a strong female lead in every game. Notice no one complains when there is a strong female lead in a game.

  15. To be totally honest I’m pretty happy with my PS3 version. Even on easy with PS3 glitches were rare and enemies seemed annoyingly aware of my every move. Now on the other hand I do have a favorite boss fight: Big Momma. Thing is I ran out of ammo and all I had was my knives… well… KNIFE to be precise. I had no health items left and I figured: “Hey, what the hell? If nothing else I can say I gave it everything.” Then, as soon as the Big Momma reared back getting ready to charge, I threw my knife. It landed squarely in her neck, killing her. To this day I always make sure I have at least one knife walking into that fight. Never know when opportunity will strike again.

  16. The author is absolutely right with the weird gameplay. The Gas mask system is, from a game design perspective, just there to annoy the player. It is not rewarding and thus, not fun. People play games to have fun.

    This in conjunction with the checkpoint saving-system can put the player in situations where he just dies again and again, finding no filters, running around an area without enemies. It also prevents the player from exploring the beautifully designed areas.
    If the developers had just hired an experienced gameplay director who knows which game mechanics work and which don’t, Metro Last Light would have been a very enjoyable game.

  17. Considering how stupid your writing reveals you to be, I must play this game as soon as possible. Your impotent white sexually repressed rage is laughable and makes it obvious you would hate anything fun just out of your treasured hipster misery.

  18. metro 2033 was way better than this game. the game is not bad because of it’s insanely fast weapon animations, it’s crysis 2 like gameplay, or it’s buggy and unoptimized engine, it’s the story that’s been disneyified from the original metro 2033 book. the story in this game is not from the original author, it’s just some elements taken from metro 2033 and metro 2034. if the story wasn’t so garbage imo, i would like this game despite it’s other drawbacks.

  19. I am playing it right now thee only thing i don’t like is there isn’t enough sensitivity in it. I love to play a video game with high sensitivity, i had dozens of beasts stand in front of me then zoom behind me and it took me 3 seconds to turn around WHILE taking damage. Then the filter thing suck, i found out you can be stuck on a chapter if you don’t have enough filter.

  20. 5. Demeaning Women

    Metro Last Light does nothing to give a good name to women during the
    Apocalypse….. ………
    ………to simply get boned by Artyom.
    ……..Pathetic.

    4. Passable Story
    The story in Metro Last Light – aside from demeaning women….

    Good god it’s reason number 4.!!! Off course it’s aside from 5.
    Oh wait you still didn’t get over the main point under reason 5 while still writing number 4!!??!
    Trolololololo

  21. The only reason this article has any view is because of the bold ass title, and people coming here to hate on your stupid ass. I dont know why you want attention on the internet, but I guess you got it. Shitty ass site…..

  22. He’s right, game sucks, but it’s impossible to win against hordes of brainless fanboys who only see what they want to see.