Metro: Last Light is out now
Post-apocalyptic survival FPS game Metro: Last Light is out now. The game is available on the PC, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. While these games are available at retail stores, the PC version is also available on digital distribution platform Steam where it costs $49.99 (approximately Rs 2,744). In retail, the PC version is available for Rs 999 and the console versions cost Rs 2,799 each. There is also downloadable content available for the game – Ranger Mode – which costs $4.99 (approximately Rs 273).
Metro: Last Light takes place several months after the first game. All the major factions of the underground Metro system are preparing to fight over the D6 bunker. Last Light is set to be a direct sequel to 2033 and will be released on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC in March 2013.
God said let there be light
The Metro series is set in post-apocalyptic Moscow. The first game was notable for being highly atmospheric and having a unique economy where bullets were the currency. This opened up questions to the player about whether bullets are more useful when being shot or when being traded for either a few better bullets, or a lot of worse bullets.
Ranger mode is the highest difficulty available in the game. It lacks an HUD and gives you less bullets to work with. The Russian rifle has been modified to work better in tight, claustrophobic areas. The military-grade bullets will come in handy too, as besides being used to kill people, bullets are also used as currency in the game, and military-grade ones are the most valuable.
The sequel was originally set to be released in March, but was postponed. The game was also originally going to be released by THQ, but since the company went under, Deep Silver has since taken up the license and is publishing it.