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Two new DLC packs coming to Metro: Last Light
Posted: 12.09.2013 17:45 by Comments: 4
Deep Silver has announced the Developer Pack DLC for Metro: Last Light, the third pack for the game which the studio calls "a little schizophrenic."

The DLC features a "substantial" solo mission called Spider's Lair, in which the player is armed only with a lighter and a compass while stuck inside a missile silo infested with mutant arachnids. The mission introduces a new weapon, the hand-pumped flamethrower.

The other is the Test level, which basically a massive abstract level "where new gameplay features, AI behaviour, art and tech changes could be quickly and easily demonstrated outside the narrative constraints of a campaign level.

And at the centre of the Test level was the Gun Table, where every weapon in every possible configuration could be found and tested empirically for rate of fire, recoil, damage etc. against a row of endlessly re-spawning bullet fodder that lined the far wall.

The Test Level was never intended for the final game, but we sometimes used it as a curiosity to show the gaming media and realised it could be a lot of fun to experiment with."


Deep Silver also teased the DLC coming after, the Chronicles Pack. "This final DLC most closely resembles the Metro campaign experience as you take controls of Pavel, Anna, and Khan and Ulman as we tie up some unanswered questions away from Artyom’s quest," states the blog.

Comments

By Gale47 (SI Core) on Sep 12, 2013
Gale47
Great. This is an awesome game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 13, 2013
herodotus
Haven'tr played it yet, but then I didn't get much farther than the first two hours in the first game so I'll definitely wait. What's awesome about it Gale, just as some info for those like me who haven't played it yet but know the first.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 13, 2013
JonahFalcon
The game is almost all atmosphere. That's its greatest strength and its greatest weakness.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Sep 13, 2013
Gale47
The story and atmosphere are very S.T.A.L.K.E.R-ish. That's always a plus. It has horror written all over it. Not because of the scares but because of the "feel" you get while playing. The word apocalyptic would best describe it.
The gameplay is much, much better than it was in the first game. AI is smarter and the guns definitely feel very powerful (while in 2033 you had to shell out a dozen of shotgun pellets into the bandit's face to kill him). Graphics are amazing, even on low/medium settings.
In short, one of the best singleplayer FPS games of the year. I'd take it over Crysis 3 anytime.