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This series is a great comfort while waiting for the penicillin to kick in.
WTF IS UP WITH THAT IN-GAME THUMB THATS NOT HOW HANDS WORK!Thumbs don't snake around handguns like that -- do they??? *whines*
Wow, kinda makes me want someone to make a good MGS clone.
I wish my navigator was that gorgeous. Σ>―(〃°ω°〃)♡→
I have to say this because I don't hear anyone arguing the point:The point of Metro's "unfunny stuff" like wiping your goggles and changing your air filters is immersion. It's part of making you feel you're there vs. playing a video game at home. Immersion is the most important part of any game to me. In Breath of the Wild, which lacked such systems, I would often ride side-by-side with NPCs met in the wild just because I wanted to feel an extra connection with them and the world. I'd sit by some of them, play along with some of them. They didn't give a shit that I was doing it AI-wise, but it mattered to "me and my Link". I could wait for a very long time just to see one of the majestic dragon's fly by, again and again, trying to imagine what it's actually like. Or hey, feed various kinds of food to the dogs and see how they react, or never skipping the cooking cutscene because it's such a joy. Changing your filters and wiping your mask in Metro is a similar thing - and thankfully the game recognizes that this is something we need to do. Sometimes I might even roleplay that I'm out of wipes and/or I'm low on filters. It adds tension and a sense of dread -- unlike Doom 2016 where your mask automatically cleans with every kill. Metro is so much about mood and setting that I daresay removing some of the "trivial tasks" that makes this game stand out would ruin the precious immersion I so much enjoy. Another example: Sometimes I play a car game where I want automatic transmission, sometimes I want to get deeply immersed and break out the steering wheel and use manual transmission. Metro mostly caters to the latter, and to some of us, that is exactly what we want.
I used to enjoy the Metro games - then Russia became more of an asshole to its bordering countries in real life, so Metro is not really the 'escape' I seek anymore. It's more of a reality that's weirdly getting closer and closer by the day, sans mutants.
Will the foodshaming never end?
As a dog, and thereby a beast, I really really love the Beastcast.
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