After a one-week hiatus, we're back with another Achievement Preview Spotlight. This week, we're back with a penetrating glance at Metro: Last Light
As the sequel to their underground hit, Metro 2033
, 4A games is back with another dark look at a post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe. Many gamers loved the original's atmosphere, lack of ammo, and the careful straddling between shooter and survival horror. While we won't have a definitive answer on the quality of the sequel, we do have a tasty slate of achievements to examine.
Of the fifty achievements in Last Light
, only eleven of them are hidden behind the dreaded "Secret" sign and a quick glance at the list would indicate that a few of them are story-based. The thirty-nine other achievements do have some very interesting, fun quirks that appear to be perfect for achievement hunters.
As a professional science nerd, the first achievement(s) I'd like to bring to your attention are intertwined like Activision and EA.
Tesla versus Edison is one of the great rivalries in the scientific community (Team Tesla all the way!). Rivals competing with Alternating and Direct Current, they were opposite sides of the electric coin, so to speak. This pairing of achievements appears to do great job of creating polarizing opposites with a gameplay mechanic while also honoring the rivalry of their eponymous forefathers.
On the heels of one of the best atmospheric shooters of this generation, BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360)
, asking gamers to stick around for this next achievement should be pretty natural.
Now here's where this achievement could
get interesting: Is there anything compelling you NOT to watch? Does a battle break out near the theater? Is it a performance that is hard to watch? Or, perhaps the most interesting factor, is this performance not the major narrative driver and simply an accoutrement of the game? Either way, I dub this to be "the most interesting achievement" for this game.
I do have an issue with this next achievement. Not in the actual achievement, mind you, but the fact that it's not named after Lee Christmas
I'm guessing the execution (no pun intended) of this achievement is based around either a stealth sequence where you can't make sound or the fact that ammo is/will be scarce. Regardless, throwing knives are awesome.
After working with knives, the next achievement seems almost required.
As far as achievements go, this is pretty standard, really. It shouldn't be too hard to gain, but may require some diligence if you're gunning for a perfect, all-achievements-in-one-playthrough run.
While there are two "Secret" achievements that have base scores of 100G and 80G, I'm naming this achievement the Great White Whale of Last Light
if only because it probably will require a good deal of patience and restraint.
Much like Clean Hands
before it, this bad boy is asking you to go through the entire game without killing any Humans unless forced to
. That last emphasis is probably the most important (and telling) bit surrounding this achievement as it intimates you will be forced
to kill someone in this game.
Who will you have
to kill and why? Those are questions that you'll probably have to answer yourself when Metro: Last Light
is released next week! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our official review!
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