New Metro: Last Light trailer has gritty narration


— 5:37 PM on March 19, 2013

With all the hot triple-A games coming out this year, I'd almost forgotten about Metro: Last Light, which is due out in just two months (on May 17). In case this post-apocalyptic shooter also slipped your mind, Developer Deep Silver has posted a helpful reminder: a new two-minute trailer that sheds a little light (ha!) on the storyline. Take a look:

Let's see... we've got dark subway tunnels, thick Russian accents, a generous helping of shader effects, and a soundtrack with Inception-style brass blares to tie it all together. Oh, and let's not forget the weird Nazi kung-fu and, in faithful FPS tradition, the gritty narration that strings together so many clichés it barely makes any sense. (We're too blind to see the path to salvation that the voices of the dead are telling us about! Which means we must be deaf, as well! No wonder history is doomed to repeat itself.)

Okay, okay, I'm being a little harsh. I'll admit it is nice to see a post-apocalyptic game focus a little less on zombies and a little more on the ugly side of human nature, and the sociological faux-pas we might commit while trying to rebuild society—like having Nazis do kung-fu in the dark. In any case, I'm curious to see how the full game turns out.

   
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