You have to commend the makers of Metro 2033 for having ideas and sticking to them. Not all of them worked, but in a gaming environment where new ideas seem to be generally upsetting to the ones who sign the checks, it's nice when a game manages to be demonstrably different. I, personally, wasn't a fan, but that was because of the large amount of melee enemies - I hate melee enemies in first person shooters.
I don't know if Metro 2033's upcoming sequel, Metro: Last Light
, has taken steps to rectify the melee enemy situation, but since I don't hold gaming grudges, I'm willing to let it go and say that Metro: Last Light
looks like a solid entry in the FPS Conference, Half-Life 2 Division. If I get a chance to play it, I will be very excited.
To help build up that excitement for the rest of you, Deep Silver has released a strategy walkthrough called the Ranger Survival Guide
. This is part 1 of 3: