Also on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Coach Media
Developer: 4A Games
Medium: Digital / disk / cartridge
Metro: Lost Light Redux sounds like a good sequel to me. It continues to be as good as its predecessor Metro 2033, but at the same time it will improve on areas that need to be improved.
I know I’m not saying anything new here. In fact, this site found the same thing seven (seven!) Years ago, the game was just Metro: Lost Lite and it was first released on PS3 and Xbox 360. However it’s still worth saying, because it’s still true – and as my coworker noticed it he recently played Metro 2033, I’m watching it now because I also played Metro 2033 recently.
But what does this mean? For starters, you get visually stunning / scary wasteland. Metro: Lost Light Redux is a little less oppressive than its predecessors, because you have to spend more time outside and in the sunlight, but it’s not much more fun. Really, this means that you can see the nuclear barren land very well in the harsh lightning of the sunshine.
(And, aside from that I noticed that the gameplay on the switch is still quite impressive. The Metro 2033 Redux is able to hide any flaws with all the flaws here.
You also have to worry about your supply constantly. You can not spray around the bullets for everything that moves. On top of that, you have to worry about the air filter in your gas mask, the batteries in your flashlight – basically, if you can eat it or use it somehow, it will run out, so you have to be fair. Of course, if you really want to maximize the embarrassment, Metro: Lost Light has a ranger mode that eliminates any chances of you surviving. As someone who enjoys constantly dying in games, I have not played, but if you do not really die often, this game will give you that option.
Where Metro: Lost Light Reducks really improves on its predecessor, though, fighting. Metro 2033 occasionally throws you basically into situations where bullets are fired and you expect something to hit. Here, you will feel a little more in control, and the goal will feel more precise and the game will be much more enjoyable for it. Admittedly, I say this because I’m in a terrible state of survival, and a better fight pushes Metro: a little more to become a Lost Light Redux shooter.
However you would like to classify Metro: Lost Light Redux, there is no denying that this is an amazing game. This and Metro 2033 both feel at home on the switch and combined, they make for an amazing – and very gloomy experience.
Coach provided us with the Metro: Lost Light Redux switch code for media review purposes.