Metro Exodus is disturbing me

DigDog

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i'm playing - with long delay, as i didnt have *nearly* the storage space necessary until a few months ago, and the whole experience is stressing me.

1. downloading 40Gb was long and tedious. my internet is currently bad (should be back to normal in a couple days) but 40gb is 40gb
2. game crashed several times on start, but it's stable now. Also, even at less-than-perfect detail, it still makes a hell of a lot of noise. (probably just my CPU that's crap)

3. i should jump ahead and say that i'm quite far ahead now, in the desert, and there are parts of the game i enjoy very much. BUT, the first part of the game is more of an interactive film than anything. I've had to wait HOURS before i could make a game decision.
And this happens throughout. The game is very, very heavily scripted. Many sections are so linear, that i dont even pay attention to the map, i just go forward (and it works).
4. throughout the game, there are some visual details that are amazing; we kill a guy, and slowly there is a pool of blood spreading from his body. The entire game is packed full of these details that must have taken hours to put in.
5. the ambiance is really good. Mob rushes are not so good, and a section i just played had spam wave after spam wave of the same identical model, so, it's a bit bad. But otherwise the world design is easily better than STALKER.
i am happy that they have loosened the reliance on mask and filter - it was something i hated of the first game.
6. i dont like guns jamming. This is not really *that bad* of a problem, but the way it is designed, once a gun starts jamming, it jams harder than Bob Marley and it's practically useless. Ammo is plentiful, and all you need to do is occasionally backtrack to a workbench.
7. the AI is pretty dumb. Like, pretty hardcore dumb. Again, this game is more of a visual spectacle than a proper stealth-ops shooter, but, i'm several hours in and i haven't died once. It could use a buff.

I don't know if this game is horrible or excellent. The free roaming is great, mostly because of how gorgeous the world looks, but the game also has many issues which make me cringe.
 

Stg-Flame

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I haven't played it yet strictly because one of the best reviews someone said to me was, they felt like they were playing a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R almost the entire time until those precious moments when the game pulls you back in just to remind you that you aren't playing either (Metro or Stalker). I love the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series with a passion (yes even Clear Sky) and the Metro games are fantastic but I died a little when I heard my buddy say that (he shares the same love for both series as I do). I'm sure it's not as bad as he says and it's one of the titles I'm saving until I build a new PC, so I'll just have to wait and see.
 

aigomorla

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This game is on my bucket list, just haven't had time to get to it yet with all the other stuff i have been trying to catch up on.
But i didnt expect that much, as i thought the second metro was very linear compared to the first which was pretty epic.

Seems like the third one is even more linear from the way your describing.
 

DigDog

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Seems like the third one is even more linear from the way your describing.
the first couple hours are strongly linear, to the point where you, as a player, have very little to do. mostly it's just waiting and participating in a few quick-time events.

After that, make it 3h mark, you get to the open world section which is better, however within it, there will be some very linear maps. For instance, you will attack a few enemy bases. In these bases, you're sold on stealth, and clearly told "here is the approach point to attack the base". And you go in, and from there on - while the game *does* offer you the option to change course, it also holds your hand with "hey look, a secret corridor! and where does it lead to? a secret hatch! and where does THAT lead? to another secret door, all right in front of your face, all designed to effortlessly place you in a position where you can stealth-kill the guards without ANY chance of missing".

Add to that the atrocious AI, and you'll see that Exodus is a game that only really knows how to look good.
 
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