Excited to play the first, haven't really played too much of it since it came out and I beat it (only got about halfway through on a second playthrough)
Never got far in the second because other stuff kept coming up, but I wanna get to it eventually
I'll be buying both
@bigjeffrey: How come? (I forgot to reply to this in the other comment.) You should play them when you can, they're good. I wouldn't call them your typical shooter since it emphasises on atmosphere and story, so there are times when you're not even roaming around with a gun, and times when you are, but not really shooting anything.
@adam1808: I don't think 2033 plays like garbage; it could use fixing with its stealth, but otherwise it's fine to me, just as well as Last Light. My problem with 2033 was its stealth, I mean, it was hard to do it well, so I often had to resort to just gunning guys down, and more so with human enemies, I thought it was good. I may have to play on hard to see if things change, because then I'm more focused, and then perhaps I'd accomplish being more stealthy. I don't know. The fact the Redux is fixing this though is nice.
Even though I already own both games on PC, I'm 100% getting Redux. What I'm most excited for in Redux is playing Metro 2033 again, but in the much more optimized Metro Last Light engine. Metro 2033 always gave me stuttering, but Last Light was smooth sailing.
Glad to see someone else appreciate these games, and Last Light specifically was my GOTY last year. It's been a long time since I was so engaged from beginning to end in a game, nonetheless a shooter. Really hope we get a new game from 4A Games soon.
Love the hell out of both of these games, and I will almost certainly get this when it comes out. I prefer 2033's story over that of Last Light because of all the mystery and ambiguity surrounding it. Last Light didn't have much of that, and I thought the final act was pretty silly. Last Light's gameplay was much improved over 2033, though. The shooting in 2033 never felt quite right, so I hope they actually went and fixed that for this collection. It would be nice if they improved the human AI in both titles, too, but that might be asking for too much.
@ntm: Using Redux as a stepping stone into expanding their engine for new-gen hardware makes sense, but how do you know they are working on new games (plural?)? I guess you could have meant counting the Redux as making these "new" again, but that might be a stretch. The improvements being made are pretty expansive though for both Metros compared to stuff like GOTY editions and other weak remakes/repackaging.
I have no intention of getting it, I've played and beaten both games, and they would have make extensive changes and add a lot of extra content for me to even consider buying this.
Also, I liked Metro 2033 better than the sequel because the good ending is a LOT stronger in the first game than it is in the second. Other than that, both games are practically identical, though I DO remember thinking the stealth in the second game was SIGNIFICANTLY easier than it was in the first. Though once you buy the stealth suit in the first game, it's not too bad there either.
Other. I only played Last Light and I really liked it but I felt it was lacking on PS3. How you ask? Graphics. It just never immersed me because the lighting, etc. I saw the game on YouTube being played on PC after I beat it on PS3 and was astonished with how great it looked. That stuff really makes a difference. As for 2033, I saw it on YouTube a couple years back and as much as I liked what the game was, I said I'd never want to play it. With how scarce ammo is in that game, monsters ate up ammo like nothing and it just looked to difficult. But hearing that they fixed the game up makes me want to play it now. I'm pretty excited to play Redux on PS4.
@awesomeusername: That depends on difficulty I'm sure. I personally played it on easy on my first go, and there was a lot of ammo; I never once ran out, because you both buy ammo, and pick ammo up. It's the same difficulty as Last Light.
@random45: Yes, it was easier, but because it added mechanics, that made it better in my opinion. I would say 2033's stealth is both flawed and somewhat archaic compared to Last Light. There were moments in 2033 that you couldn't kill anyone, otherwise you'd be alerted and guys would go after you no matter what.
@zolroyce: 50 dollars for both games plus all the DLC and it's new extras?
2033 was a bit too clunky for my taste and didn't run that well on my PC, so I abandoned it after a few attempts. Last Light felt better for me, but I got sidetracked by other games and never returned to it. So...maybe I'll buy 'em? 40 euros isn't too shabby of two full-length games, that would also look and run way better on PS4 than on my PC.
@ntm: If you had never played them before that price is alright, but that's a bit of a no go price for me, although I do get a discount of 50% if I pre-order them which is nice. But that's still 25 dollars for two games I've already played.
I'm not saying the price system they have is terrible and should be shunned, but for my own feelings a price that would have made me jump on it would have to be lower.