I borrowed the Metro 2033 book from the library. Awesome book.
More dark than the game, but still sensible.
It did spark my interest in Metro 2033: Last Light. But then I remembered why I boycotted it on principle, and the sexism.
There is a special edition with extras in at GAME, but I'll leave it.
After MLL, I was sort of expecting the book to be sexist, but it is'nt. The stalkers are all men, but that's fine.
It would be sexist if they said the men do all the work. But the women do farming etc, and the works equally with males and females.
It is a case of there just happens to be a lot of male characters, as opposed to sexism.
It is very sad in parts. Especially with Mikhail Porfirevich and Vechenka dying. Mikhail is one of the most nice characters, and he dies badly.
Paveletskaya station is nightmarish. That scared me more than other parts. Being open to the outside, and they are dying from radiation sickness. O_O Poor people!
The metros being safe makes it less horrific. But then you find out there's a otherwise normal station that is open to the outside.
I think some russian words will be jammed in my head by the time I've finished reading it, lol.
Not being fallout 3 levels of stupid, it makes sense. The people are normal most of the time. It's very stable, in comparison to other worlds.
Sasha keeps Artyom at home and wants a safe life and a family for him. Which is sensible. As opposed to sending 18yr olds out on missions in fallout and other stuff.
The ghost stuff, etc, is scary. The bit with the tunnel that kills Bourbon. O_O
Khans a interesting character.
The nazis and and communists fighting seems a bit hammy. But it's ok.
The communists I get. It started in russia, after all. The conflict with the Hansa and communists I get.
I don't think nuking the dark ones is that bad, to be honest. They're hardly clearly good, and they drive people insane with visions.
The books more ambiguous, I think. Even if they were good, it's not that bad nuking them.
The supposed nice vision of the playground in the game, is less nice when a mutants trying to kill you and breaking your gasmask.
Dark Ones are awesome. But it's not that tragic nuking them that you are that bothered.
You should'nt read it late at night though, like I have. It gives you nightmares.
The spellings not right sometimes. Alekseevskaya is how one place is spelled mostly, but sometimes it's spelled alexseevskaya.
I may buy it once I give the liberary one back.
I will do some metro 2033 fanart.
If I can work a way to put how atrocious the control system is on the game in a A.I.M or Games Adventures comic, I will.