I’m not normally someone who bothers wading into the subs vs dubs argument when it comes to stuff like anime or JRPGs, but there’s one specific place I’ll always recommend you play the game as it was originally intended: the Metro series.
DISCLAIMER: A review copy was provided by the publisher.
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (reviewed), and PC
Developers: 4A Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
What happens when there’s nothing left yet humans desperately cling to any hope they can to stay alive? What happens when you’re seemingly one of the only ones left with morals and mental sanity? How much does it truly take to break someone’s spirit before they tap out? Metro Exodus is the third game in the Metro franchise and seeks to shine a light on these questions and concepts.
Acting as a standalone entry in the franchise and abandoning the more supernatural themes of the [...]
The best thing I can say about Metro Exodus, to anybody unfamiliar with its place in a trilogy of post-nuclear, first-person monster combat games, is that this is the best Eurojank game I’ve ever seen.
“Eurojank” is an unofficial term for that class of sprawling, verbose, and oftentimes glitchy action/RPG titles originating from Eastern European nations like Russia, Poland, and the Ukraine. (At the top of that heap is The Witcher 3, whose previous two games were decidedly less even; more recent examples include Elex, Kingdom Come: [...]
Before starting Metro Exodus, I replayed the entirety of its predecessor, cult hit post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: Last Light. Exodus’ first hour felt like it could’ve been part of that game. I skulked around in train tunnels, got chomped on by mutants, and listened to underground denizens chatter endlessly about…