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Metro 2033 was far, far from a perfect game. In fact, as far as pure gameplay goes, it wasn’t even a particularly good game. However, it set new standards for the level of detail and immersion that is found in shooters. There was a truly pain staking level of attention paid to absolutely every part of every environment and every item in the game. While by no means a hit critically or commercially, Metro 2033 certainly found a loyal following and rightfully so. It's very rare that these types of gambles pay off for developers.
The sequel, Metro Last Light has now got its first teaser trailer, and that sense of atmosphere and immersion are present once more. Discerning any concrete details from this trailer is pretty tough, but it looks as though you’ll be back in the same environments and fighting the same kinds of grizzly monsters as in the original.
I have a lot of appreciation for the original Metro, what it lacked in compelling mechanics it more than made up for in atmosphere and the craft of the environments. Metro Last Light can easily learn from its predecessor and if that’s the case, it could be one of the finest shooters we see next year, the game is set for release sometime in 2012 for PC, PS3 and X-Box 360.