Metro : Last Light – Redefining The FPS Genre

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An astonishing and moving postapocalyptic journey – Gamespot.

Metro last light is the sequel to Metro 2033 developed by 4A games and published by deep silver. This game is adapted from Russian novel Metro 2033 and Metro 2034 by Dimitry Gulkhovsky. Metro last light is a First Person Shooter (FPS) in the genre of horror survival and action. The Story of Metro Last Light starts where Metro 2033 ended, with our hero Artyom unleashing nuclear missiles on the dark ones (mutants with supernatural powers).

Plot

Plot of the story is set in the year 2034 amidst the ruins of post apocalyptic Moscow in the tunnels of Metro. The player plays Artyom and the game ending is decided by a hidden karma. A positive karma and a negative karma.

Positive karma – listening to NPC conversations and donating to the beggars.

Negative karma- killing enemies willing to surrender and non hostile mutants.

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Metro Last Light is a dark thriller.

Storyline

Under the ruins of destructed Moscow, the nuke attacked people are forced to live in the tunnels of Metro. The remaining humankind are threatened by the dark ones as well as the fear of war among themselves. The station cities of Metro are divided into groups like Nazis and the red ones are indulged in a civil war for the ultimate price – a doom’s device from the military vault of D6.

Alternate endings

As mentioned above, the game is based on the hidden karma of the character. The game play decides the eventual ending of the game.

Negative karma – Artyom activates D6 self destruct device and every one in the military vault dies.

Positive karma – Dark one appears and kills all the enemies and checks on Artyom to activate the self destruction device.

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The remains of the city of Moscow.

Game engine

The game uses the 4A engine developed by 4A games. It helped bring the ruined city of Moscow come to life thanks to  high quality and detailed rendering. This level  of detail will occupies GBs of system memory and GPU VRAM. With the help of a high streaming system, the Metro last light uses less than 4 GB of memory and less than 2 GB of VRAM.

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Units sold so far.

Ratings from around the world:

  • Game Informer – 8.75/10
  • Game Spot – 9.0/10
  • Game Trailer – 9.1/10
  • IGN – 7.2/10 (XBOX 360 ,PS3 ) and  7.7/10 (PC)
  • Rating (M) by ESRB , PEGI (18)
  • Content Description : Blood, intense violence, explicit love scenes, strong language, use of drugs and alcohol.
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Scores for Metro Last Light.

To Play or not to play?

You should try Metro Last Light if you prefer

  • A realistic game environment.
  • The horror genre.
  • Multiple weapon selection style of game play, without going to the inventory.

You should not play Metro Last Light if

  • You don’t like the FPS genre.
  • Don’t like dark & Suffocating indoor under tunnel sort of an environment.

Game Play

  • Handmade weapons, fight for every bullet and last breath for survival.
  • Fast paced game play. The player can change his weapon without going to the menu.
  • Controlling player & shooting enemies are easy smooth, fine, realistic & synchronised.
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The must have PC configuration for Metro : Last Light.

Game Highlights

  • Discover post-apocalyptic Moscow. Metro is an awesome game with a realistic environment.
  • Wide variety of game play environments, radio activity, snow, rain and the dark of the night.
  • Online warfare as Last Light delivers an intense multiplayer experience in the ruins of Moscow.
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Release dates for Metro Last Light.

Metro Last Light is surely the game I will recommend to fans of the FPS genre for its awesome game play and weapon control with a realistic feel to its in-game world.

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The stunning graphics make Metro look far better than most FPS games.

Attention Grabber : STL to publish Devil May Cry e-book this weekend.

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Google Q2 2013 Results Released

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Google reported $14.11 billion in revenue  an increase of over 19% compared to Q2 2012 , but it missed the expectations that the analysts had predicted for it. Wall street was expecting revenue surge of over 20% when compared to Q2 2012.

Read The Complete Analysis Here

Apple Focused On Boosting Location And Navigation Services

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In the wake of the criticism faced by Apple Inc. for its below par location and navigation services on the iOS 6, the popular consumer electronics manufacturer is pulling out all the stops to ensure that such eventualities won’t arise when its operating system in its latest iteration (iOS 7) is made available this fall. This past week, Apple acquired two online mapping services – Locationary and HopStop.

The mapping service on iOS 6 didn’t meet expectations as many users were left with wrong directions and misplaced landmarks. Users were left with no option but to rely on Google’s mapping apps for the iPhone and iPad. These apps quickly went on to become some of the highest grossing apps at Apple’s very own App Store.

Last week’s  acquisitions were made to give a much needed boost to Apple’s own mapping app – Apple Maps 2.0 (expected this fall along with iOS 7) so that it could pose as an alternative to the now default choice – Google Maps.

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Apple Maps.

Officials at Apple Inc. did not hail this move with much fanfare by stating that,

Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans, company spokesperson, Kristin Huguet.

A Look at the Acquisitions

Toronto based Locationary collects and analyses data to help create more accurate maps. It is a user edited database of popular restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, etc. there-by focussing on business location maps. Locationary will also allow Apple Maps 2.0 users to gain access to detailed and comprehensive information on surrounding hotspots of interest. It specializes in geo-location and discerning the nature of the particular hotspot in question. Whether it is a fast food joint, restaurant, hotel, bar and the like.

HopSpot, on the other hand is a New York based enterprise that is more of a transit based app that provides detailed information about various subways, buses, trains, taxis, walking and even biking directions. It also features real-time transit information via the HopStop Live service.

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Hopstop on the iPad

The HopStop service has been made available in more than 600 cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, also including 140 major metropolitan areas. HopStop is a highly recommended app in replacement to Apple Maps and is the 7th highest grossing free navigation app at the App Store.

As per the Company’s website, HopStop allows you to:

• Get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops with our free mobile apps
• Send directions by email directly from our website
• Plan a trip with multiple destinations
• Estimate travel time and cost for a taxi
• Get estimates for calories burned and carbon emissions savings for your route
• Find wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly routes
• Check out Real-Time Alerts and Planned Service Changes
• See Transit Maps and Schedules
• Do Nearby Station searches

Apple’s officials have remained tight lipped on the terms of these acquisitions but at the moment these moves by Apple seem to be attempts at addressing the issues faced by users and provide them with hassle free navigation solutions.