Metro: Last Light - Eye-burningly pretty screens show Slim Fast Big Daddy, most poetic tree in games

Good old eastern Europe. Always there when we need something poetic, bleak, and utterly mad. Oh and Borat. Don't forget Borat. Beautifully bleak poetry and ironic racist sterotypes, then. Eastern Europe, you have that shit nailed.

Mercilly full of the former and lacking any form of satirical anti-semitism, these screens from the upcoming Metro: Last Light, sequel to sleeper-hit-Moscow-apocalypse-survival-horror-FPS Metro 2033, have just arrived from - yes, like everything this week - Gamescom. Check 'em out. They contain a small boy about to be eaten by something unpleasant, and the most tear-jerkingly poignant tree you've ever seen.

Above: Seriously. Gaze at this with Brian Eno's 'An Ending' playing and then tell me you're not weeping

August 18, 2011




  • p0wnd - August 18, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    Do children die in this game?
  • KidKatana - August 18, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Borat - at least in theory - is from Kazakhstan, which is in Central Asia. Geography fail.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - August 18, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    Actually, it's transcontinental, spanning both eastern Europe and Central Asia. I check before I wrote it, due to the weird regional ambiguity of that whole bit of the world.
  • shadowreaper72 - August 18, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Really enjoyed the first despite the somewhat shitty gunplay. The sequel looks better in all respects though!
  • KidKatana - August 18, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    @ Hooters Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeh? My already tenuous grasp of reality is further shaken.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - August 18, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    KidKatana: Yeah, I wasn't sure countries could do that. I thought it was against the rules or something. Assuming there are rules.
  • KidKatana - August 18, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    As Tibet will no doubt tell you, country rules were made to be broken.
  • Doctalen - August 18, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    Turkey is also like that, in fact parts of Istanbul lie in both Asia and Europe. Difficult to choose which continent to say a country is one, yes however it happens. The continental shelves don't follow our imaginary lines that define political borders. Shocker ain't it?
  • NanoElite666 - August 18, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    Looks like that kid's going to be eaten by several unpleasant somethings.
  • ardentious - August 18, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Do children die in this game? That's an odd question... would it matter?
  • sutrebla15 - August 18, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    I dunno why, but I laughed really hard at the children dying question...
  • snipes101 - August 18, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    The kid in picture 3: SHIT CRAP RUNRUNRUNRUN! Can't wait for this game, the first was an under-appreciated gem. On another note, the captcha just asked me to type in the greek letter for delta. My keyboard does not have greek letters on it unfortunately.
  • g4m3rk1dd - August 18, 2011 9:18 p.m.

    "Do children die in this game?" "That's an odd question... would it matter?" you didn't get the "slim fast big daddy" reference...
  • R-ape - August 18, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    The gameplay was a little shaky in the first, but other than that, I loved this game to death. I'm excited for this.
  • NullG7 - August 19, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    For a minute I thought that tree was a real photo.
  • ElGrinchoid - August 20, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    The first was brilliant. I loved it, including the controls. The fact that the shooting was a bit off made the survival horror aspect of it simply brilliant. I'm really looking forward to the second, hope they leave all the controls exactly the same and just do a new story for it!

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