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Arrived yesterday. Played the prologue... getting into the meat of it now.

Tell me you bitches bought this?!

I love it. The atmosphere and detail is amazing. I have no idea what some reviewers are complaining about with the shooting mechanic, I reckon it's absolutely fine (mind you, I've played Cabela games...)

Yeah, it's linear, I haven't been able to step too far off the path yet. You know what else was linear? The sniper level in CoD4. Didn't harm that experience, did it?

Already mixing up the gameplay options a lot: pumping up a pneumatic airgun for silent kills; throwing knives; machine guns; going hogwild with the shotgun. Plenty of ammo so far... perhaps people were forgetting to loot corpses?

Metro...sexual. :)
#1 at 13:24:22 - 19/03/2010
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Nope, but having read the review i could be tempted to go buy some scented moisturiser.
#2 at 13:34:16 - 19/03/2010
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sounds great, its on the list :)
#3 at 13:47:43 - 19/03/2010
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I don't think THQ love us any more as we didn't get a review copy (they've usually been pretty good in the past).

Sounds really good though. And tbh I'd prefer it to be linear rather than spend half the fucking game wandering around in the middle of nowhere being picked off by infinitely spawning bad bastards (Far Cry 2 I'm looking at you)
#4 at 15:12:53 - 19/03/2010
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I have this but with GOW3 out, that comes first.

I would offer to write a review but we all know how likely that is to happen :P
#5 at 16:53:22 - 19/03/2010
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Well, as ever, any reviews or impressions gratefully received.

#6 at 16:57:45 - 19/03/2010
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Watched someone stream a bit of it. Looks great but the AI seems a bit bum-rushey.
#7 at 17:00:50 - 19/03/2010
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The mutants can tend to swarm on you like angry bees, but not the humans you come up against. Had a couple of epic firefights so far. It gives you the option to stealth or gung-ho it. I tried to inch through one blockade four times, and every time it played out differently.

Been playing it most of the afternoon. Having never got Stalker up and running successfully, I have to say this is top stuff.

Haven't even unwrapped GoW3 yet.
#8 at 18:30:29 - 19/03/2010
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peej said:Well, as ever, any reviews or impressions gratefully received.



Like this?
#9 at 18:44:56 - 19/03/2010
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I hadn't heard of this until the day before yesterday. I think it's safe to say I'll be picking this up soonish.

Have to finish Demon's Souls first. And start inFamous. And Darksiders. I'm struggling not to buy games at the moment....
#10 at 11:34:32 - 20/03/2010
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Been playing this all day. I'm gonna knock up a review of it when I'm done, as I think you need to know just how good this game is.

I absolutely adore it.
#11 at 22:38:45 - 20/03/2010
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Right, completed it twice; review sent to peej and hairy.
#12 at 17:36:29 - 23/03/2010
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As I commented, a really informative and enjoyable review; your love of the game leaps off the page.

It's leapfrogged Just Cause 2 as my likely next purchase, though I haven't seen it in the shops here yet.
#13 at 20:13:30 - 23/03/2010
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I'm already nuts-deep in my third playthrough. Sod the no-replay-value argument. Some interesting achievements to try for too (although I now have most of them).

Advice would be to play through it once, blind, then look up how to go about unlocking the second ending. There's a few tricks to it (moral choices kinda thing).
#14 at 21:10:37 - 23/03/2010
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#15 at 15:33:25 - 24/03/2010
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Really wish it wasn't them. I think I'll wait till it's a little cheaper on my usual supplier, as Just Cause 2 just got shipped.

Have to say though, watching the vids and the trailer on the review, it really looks like my cup o' tea.

Ace review btw Jason
#16 at 15:47:29 - 24/03/2010
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repairmanjack said:I'm already nuts-deep in my third playthrough. Sod the no-replay-value argument. Some interesting achievements to try for too (although I now have most of them).

Advice would be to play through it once, blind, then look up how to go about unlocking the second ending. There's a few tricks to it (moral choices kinda thing).


Wait, you mean... you reviewed this game without having first got all the achievements?

WELL I NEVER, SUCH IS THE INTEGRITY OF THIS PLACE, ETC, ETC.

/Will never trust a review from AATG again
#17 at 15:53:50 - 24/03/2010
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peej said:Really wish it wasn't them. I think I'll wait till it's a little cheaper on my usual supplier, as Just Cause 2 just got shipped.


Shopto? They're great! I've only bought a handful of games from them admittedly, but all have turned up the very next day. And they take Paypal nowadays, so no need to worry about card issues.
#18 at 16:36:53 - 24/03/2010
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£35.85 now?
#19 at 16:46:28 - 24/03/2010
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damn, that didnt last long!
#20 at 17:27:07 - 24/03/2010
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Awesome machinima here.




#21 at 11:48:28 - 26/03/2010
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Kay said:And they take Paypal nowadays, so no need to worry about card issues.


Paypal's WORSE!

Ah well, I'll just bide my time.
#22 at 12:10:22 - 26/03/2010
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So I heard this is the new shiny thing to wow people with on the PC? What sort of performance will I get out of my slightly-aging system? (E8400, 8800GTS 512)
#23 at 05:00:50 - 10/04/2010
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DLC announced... via the facebook page:

"After much speculation, we can finally confirm the contents of the upcoming DLC for Metro 2033!

The ‘Ranger Pack’ adds new weapons, new achievements and the deadly ‘Ranger Mode’ game rules. In standard Ranger Mode, ammo is dramatically reduced and all weapons and attacks cause more damage. Your foes are deadlier than ever – but then, so are you...

‘Ranger Hardcore’ adds an additional challenge as the HUD is totally removed, creating the most immersive Metro 2033 experience yet.

Rise to the challenge with two new weapons – the Heavy Automatic Shotgun, and the Volt Driver, Miller’s signature gun. New achievements and 250 Gamerscore points are up for grabs.

The Ranger Pack will be released on both Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Steam in the very near future, with pricing to be confirmed closer to release.

We'll have more info on the weapons and achievements right here over the next few days..."

Was hoping for a bit more than this, personally... Can't see me not getting it though. Fantastic game.
#24 at 23:08:26 - 12/05/2010
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Loving this game, I wish I had played it with headphones a little earlier though as it makes the surface levels super tense having the heavy breathing right in your ears.
#25 at 11:12:05 - 13/05/2010
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My game of the year just got slightly bigger. Ranger dlc ready to download for 240 points.

Awesome game.
#26 at 14:03:20 - 03/08/2010
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I really must get this at some point, it sounds like my sort of game.
#27 at 14:24:06 - 03/08/2010
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/waits for the freebie to turn up on Steam
#28 at 15:22:35 - 03/08/2010
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grabbed this in the 2 for £25 sale in play last week.

probably the most atmospheric shooter I have played in a long while and really enjoying it. already near the end I think but I will definitely be replaying it on hard and trying some other tactics and weapons.

the shooting mechanic can be a little wonky at times but this can be excused by the DIY nature of many of the guns. Picked up the Kalash 2012 assault rifle now and auto shotgun with bayonet and having a great time. Also sometimes the enemy AI goes a little weird but none of these problems reduce the overall impact of the game.
#29 at 15:07:06 - 05/08/2010
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I'm getting pretty tired of FPS's but i'm interested in the concept of this.

Anyone else bought this being bored of the genre?
Enjoying it?
#30 at 02:14:13 - 10/08/2010

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