Yesterday we launched the first part of the Metro guide: Exodus talking about the best weapons, their best use according to the situation, the best weapons customizations and how to keep them clean as long as possible. Today, in this second part of the Metro guide: Exodus , we have to talk about how the game works, different strategies to sacrifice the best possible match and some survival and stealth tips.
Before starting to play, Metro: Exodus offers the possibility to choose between five levels of difficulty as we want to enjoy the story without complications, we are novices in the shooters, we want a major challenge, a complicated mode of survival or go on the suicide plan lifetime. We choose what we choose the game will remain broadly the same, so it will be important to think before acting as easy as we have put things , giving priority to stealth and non-lethality over bloody barbarism if we want everything go well and the thing comes to fruition.
To be clear, Metro: Exodus offers several endings and tests our ethics and morality by posing different situations throughout the game with very different protagonists. Taking advantage of Artyon’s mentality and how previous events have shaped his system of principles and beliefs, in certain moments we will be allowed to act in different ways without warning us beyond some clues that should help us to act correctly to obtain, as I say without knowing it, different benefits in the form of access to new tools, characters that survive and ‘the good end ‘ This does not mean that we should go from Gandhi for life, there will be plenty of reasons to make the old USSR an even more depopulated place, but we should think and think about the best course of action if we want to enjoy the game and its possibilities more.
That said, many times it will be better to use stealth and non-lethality to achieve our interests , infiltrate certain bastions or meet certain objectives. For this, Metro: Exodus returns to its classic system with some clues that for neophytes may not be so clear. Here are these tips:
1.- Travel by day, attack at night
At night there are more monsters, yes, but looters and other bad humans are usually sleeping with a couple of guards watching. They also carry a light on the helmet that gives them away, so it is interesting to travel by day through the open locations and wait for the night in a nearby refuge before entering an enemy fort or barracks.
2.- Move in the shadows
All or almost all the light sources of Metro: Exodus are extinguished, either manually one by one, sabotaging the electricity generators or with an accurate silenced shot or throwing knife in the case of the highest bulbs. Turn off all the lights you can and do not ever get away from the shadows, especially when you’re going to knock or execute someone.
3.- Take advantage of Artyon’s watch
In its eagerness to make Metro a saga with the elements of information inserted naturally in the game, 4A Games invented the watch of Artyon, a tool that includes a crystal that shines if we are in the light or remains dark if we are in the shades. When we squat, the clock is on the screen, so it is easy to keep an eye on it as we move. Later, we can even give our watch a very useful motion sensor to discover enemies.
4.- Eliminate only when it is safe
Metro: Exodus makes every drop, even non-lethal, necessary to obtain resources, especially at the most difficult levels. Therefore, kill your enemies even if it is not necessary to get your team, but beware, only when it is safe. Try to start with the laggards and go forward towards those closest to your goal, being careful with the traps.
5.- Create distractions
When you are not sure if there are enemies between you and your target, look for a good dark place and throw a can, shoot the wall with the silencer or, if you want to attract all the enemies to have them in view, throw an explosive away. This will start looking for you complicating things, but it will help you to move them away from the target area.
6.- If they see you, run
If at the end you see a guard, run away and hide again. He will continue to look for you without stopping, but he gives you a chance to attack him from the back in a non-lethal way or even to reach your goal, managing to pass that area.
Metro: Exodus will make things very difficult for you, so it is interesting that you have the equipment up to date and obtain all possible help in the form of improvements, weapon parts, weapons and resources with which to build kits, filters for the anti-mask -Gas, ammunition and throwing objects.
1.- Keep your equipment up to date
Every time you visit a work table to clean your weapons, repair your anti-gas mask and create ammunition and throwing objects. The weapons can be customized on the battlefield, but it is always good to leave everything ready and limit the changes ‘in situ’ to the minimum.
2.- Do not lose your life
The kits and filters of the mask can be synthesized anywhere, but it is good that we always go full before we start to explore keeping a minimum of 4 first aid kits and five minutes of filter. Remember to replace after use once you are safe after combat or outside the radioactive area.
Some open scenarios may seem too cumbersome and huge, but they have great advantages in the form of night vision goggles, better weapons, improvements to equipment such as increased load or more resistant masks and a good handful of stories that It is worth living firsthand. It is worthwhile to squeeze the scenarios to the maximum to improve our chances in the future.
4. – Pass the bugs
The mutants do not make us level up, do not have inventory items or are edible, so it is not worth entering into combat with them while we have other options. Surround them, ski them and use stealth unless you need to kill them to explore a location, otherwise it will only make you spend ammunition and medicine cabinets.
5.- Talk to yours
Or rather, listen to them: many of your classmates have special requests that open interesting lines of dialogue and scenes that deserve to be seen, others will give you clues of locations and sometimes they will let you know that certain behaviors can be good for the group. Drink with them, smoke with them, spend quality time and learn to enjoy their company. It will be worth it for sure.
6.- Think before acting
A boat may be the best way to cross a lake, but it may also be the best way to end up in the belly of a mutant catfish. Observe the environment before deciding which route to take and think before pulling the trigger: that lonely mutant could actually be accompanied by dozens of his hidden in the bushes.
7.- Use the binoculars
The binoculars are used to detect locations, yes, but also to know what we will find in them once we get to their surroundings. Some sites are worth exploring, others, not so much. Learn to differentiate them at a prudent distance from the primes.
8.- Relax the trigger finger
Not all the inhabitants of the former USSR are potential threats. Some are slaves, others are survivors and there is still someone who will help us with clues, objects and even joining our struggle. Look before shooting and, if you see there is no threat, lower the weapon before talking to them if you want to make a good impression.
9.- Take advantage of what has been learned
Metro: Exodus maintains much of the elements of novels and previous books, which can help us survive by remembering what we have learned. If you have not played the previous ones or read the books, there goes the best advice: do it when you can. It is not necessary that it be before, it can be later, you will discover a frankly interesting saga.
Finally … Enjoy . We have taken a long time to get our hands on this long awaited sequel to the Metro saga , and the thing has been for the better. Play at your own pace, do not hurry to finish and enjoy every note found and every cassette tape . Subway: Exodus is a caramelito that is enjoyed without hurry, only this way you will be able to remove all the game that it has.