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.

Devil May Cry : The Franchise [Part III]

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Devil may cry is a franchise that is very dear to its fan following. The success of this franchise has surprised nobody. That’s because when a game comes loaded with a spell binding storyline, top notch graphical rendering and a high on adrenaline gameplay, the last thing one should expect of it is a failure.

DMC is one of those franchises which has a pretty diverse fan following across continents. It has been a success not only across Europe and North America but also across the Asia pacific region. Dante as a protagonist has led the game’s storyline very well and has found more support recently with the addition of other playable characters.

Having covered DMC Part I and Part II recently, this is the third and final post in the DMC franchise but that is not the end of the story. We have an e-book covering your favorite DMC franchise in more detail coming soon on STL.

As a tribute to the DMC fans, here is a slideshow covering images from all the games in the franchise.

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Attention Grabber : STL will cover more awesome game franchises, one every month. Next month be sure to hold on to your crutches because he is the God Of War and he will make you suffer.

Devil May Cry : The Franchise [Part II]

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Devil May Cry : A game for the ages.

How it all started :

After the completion of Resident Evil 2  in 1998, work on the Resident Evil series started under the direction of  Hideki  Kamiya and his team. His team visited Spain and examined some castles for the game’s  environment. During the primary build of the game environment the concept and strategy mismatched with the concept of the Resident Evil franchise which was based on the horror genre.

The idea of  completely dumping the  game was not accepted by Hideki  Kamiya and his team continued to utilize the same environmental game play and decided to change the strategy for the game. A new franchise was born and it was known as – Devil May Cry.

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DMC : The past and the Present.

Here are the storyline teasers from the franchise :

Devil May Cry (2001) –  The first installment of the Devil May Cry series by Capcom games after the release of Street Fighter and Resident Evil 2 . During the course of the storyline, the protagonist Dante defeats the demon emperor Mundus  who wants to rule the world. Dante was assisted by Trish, a demon slayer, in his tasks.

Devil May Cry 2 (2003)  – In this game Dante is associated with Lucia an artificially created half demon and member of a clan which works for the safety of the human kind (playable character). Dante’s mission was to stop and kill businessman Arius who was trying to bring the devil lord Argosax to the world.

Devil May Cry 3(2005) – In this installment, Dante is helped by Mary later known as the daughter of evil literate Arkham . In this game Vergil (Dante’s twin brother) and Arkham conspire to combine the human and the devil worlds. The game starts with a demonic tower being raised in the middle of the city, near to Dante’s unnamed shop.

Midway through the game Vergil kills Dante but the demonic power inside Dante doesn’t let him die and brings him back as even more powerful than before. In the end Arkham is killed and Vergil is sent into the dark realms of the underworld. The character of Vergil is playable after completing DMC in several difficulty modes .

Devil May Cry4 (2008) – In the fourth installment there were two playable characters Dante and Nero back to back. Dante’s mission was to kill Sanctus, the leader of a clan and a priest (orders of the swords) from the underworld who is plotting a conquest against the real world with the help of a savior (a giant statue which comes back to life by the Sparda blood and blades Yamato (Vergil’s sword ). Nero’s mission is to save his friend and love Kyrie from evil Sanctus .

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DMC 4 : Re-established the franchise’s benchmark

Devil May Cry [Rebooted] – (2013) – In January 2013 fans of the Devil May Cry franchise and Dante got DMC and Dante rebooted by Ninja Theory in collaboration with Capcom. In this latest installment Dante was helped by Vergil and Kat. Gamers can play solo with Dante in either of the two parallel worlds. The human and the demon worlds, known as limbo. Dante establishes himself as a young demon slayer and avenges the assassination of his mother by the demon emperor Mundus.Vergil’s  purpose is to kill Mundus with the help of Dante and to rule the demon and human worlds after his death.

For the benefit of our readers, here is an info table depicting information about each of DMC’s titles, prepared by the STL GameLord himself.

DMC Titles : Info table.

DMC Titles : Info table.

Attention Grabber : Keep watching this space for more on the Devil May Cry franchise.