The lights are on
I was easily one of the biggest supporters of last year's Ukranian-developed shooter Metro 2033, but you'd be forgiven for not even having heard of it. Thankfully, THQ is promising a much bigger marketing push behind the upcoming sequel, Metro 2034.
Speaking to IGN, THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson promised that shortcomings with the first game would fixed because, "The sequel's going to get a lot more support than the first one got both from product development at THQ and marketing."
Specifically, Bilson mentioned that shooting mechanics, an area that 2033 was pinged on by some critics, will be better "to compete with the Call of Dutys." Bilson also emphasized that THQ wants the game to maintain its Russian roots:
"We don't want to mess with it and Americanize it. It's got its own point of view. Even though our guys in Agoura did a lot of the work on the fiction, this time it's still that vision. You're going to see a more polished game, you're going to see some crazy technology. We green-lit it before the other one shipped and you're going to see some of it at E3."
We'll definitely be reporting on Metro 2034 at E3 and hopefully earlier if we get a chance to check it out. Here's hoping this time around the game won't fly under the radar.
I am loving THQ more and more man, I just recently beat Metro 2033 and it was excellent, far better than I had expected and the shooting worked fine.
I don't have an issue with the title really. There may be a subtitle, but anyways...is Metro 2033 any good? I saw it had good ratings.
I loved this game. I played through Metro 2033 and immediately bought and read the book. The game really had an excellent sense of atmosphere and a clear identity that I loved.
Something about the pacing in the first Metro game through me off. I was not enjoying it. Hope they fix it in the new one.
Oh my god yes! 2033 was a freaking amazing game, good enough that I actually have plans to buy the book. I can't wait for 2034! :)
Loved Metro 2033, easily my favorite game last year. Great atmosphere, awesome story, top-notch voice talent, and no complaint about the shooting mechanics. This is a FPS with a real story, not a C0D clone with interchangeable characters. Great news they're doing a sequel!
I'm still hoping that the first will some day come to the PS3....a guy can dream can't he?
I REEAAAAALLLLY want to play the first game... the trailer totally gets me pumped.
I hope this is marketed better though. It looks excellent and I just heard about it a month ago.
AWESOME! I NEVER thought that game would get a sequel. THQ is the Anti-Activision right now, I love it! But I've always really liked THQ a lot
I haven't played the first one but i really want to
the game looks excellent!
Just downloaded the first one for $10 in that THQ sale but I haven't gotten a chance to try It out yet. It looks like it will be pretty decent though and considering it received a 9.0 from GI I'm not too worried. It is cool to see that THQ is sticking with games that were good but flew under the radar or were still heavily criticised. I'm really looking forward to Darksiders 2 also.
Ordered the first one, have to play it pretty soon.
Is it weird that I that I own that game and its still in its original wrapper? Anyway congrats on the sequel. Maybe I'll finally get around to at least seeing what the disk looks like.
I really like the new direction THQ is moving towards, Quality over Quantity always wins in my book. Unlike some other publishers *cough* activision *cough*. I hope it pans out well for them, I personally cant wait for Homefront! And I am probably going to check this out as well, though I'll need to play the first beforehand.
The first game showed a great deal of promise, but it was far from worthy of a sequel. I thought the environments were great and the story was alright enough. However, the gunplay and overall controls were complete garbage. I know this isn't supposed to be Halo, but some tighter controls would be much appreciated.
I wan't it on PS3. I mean, when I found out it was doing well critically, I felt left out, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for multiple platforms!