I’ve been looking for a game that would make me feel like a person again. There has to be something that will keep me occupied for a long time. I need something that can keep me entertained in a way that is cathartic and relieves me of the need to sit down all day.
I think games like Metro Exodus and Journey are what you are looking for. These games give you a chance to get stuck in a time loop and feel like you’re on a movie set. They don’t have a linear story, but rather, a narrative of time steps. In this time loop, you are a character who has a chance to choose whether to do something and fail and fail some more and still keep moving forward or to just give up and go someplace else.
I think Metro Exodus is a great game. I think Journey is a great game. However, I think Metro Exodus is really good because it is the first game I have played where I actually feel like my character has some agency.
I think that’s true of Journey too. The point of a story is to have a character who can do something, and that’s what Journey is all about.
As for Metro Exodus, part of that is that it has a very different approach to narrative than Journey. In Journey, you have a journey narrative that you can just decide to carry the story along, and then you can go wherever you want to go. Metro Exodus wants you to go where you want to go.
It’s not a bad thing in this case, because the game doesn’t want you to skip any of its story missions. The point of the game is to get to the end, which is to say, to experience the moment of the last mission you have time to do.
Metro Exodus is the game that I wish all games would be. Its not a good one, but it is a game that I would like to see be a staple in a different genre. Metro Exodus is a game that if it is the one game I played in 2012 I would have gotten to play for all of my life. It is a game that has a very different approach to narrative than Journey, but if I had to pick either of those two I would have chosen Journey.
Metro Exodus tells the story of an astronaut on the moon of Mars who wakes up in a box, in a room with a dead body, and has no memory of who he is. He decides to use his abilities to figure out who he is and how he got there. After that, he finds out why he is here and how he got here, but doesn’t know how to get home. To get to that end, he has to figure out how to fly.
The fact that the game takes place on the moon of Mars and has no connection to Earth is one of the things that is different about it from Journey. In Journey, you see the connections between the Earth and the various places the astronauts visit and return to. That’s the part I enjoyed most. In Metro Exodus, there really isnt any connection to Earth. Most of the time, the aliens we meet are in another time or place.
This is also the part that I enjoyed most. In the game, you are an astronaut, or at least a part of one. The game takes place in a time when Mars is in its decaying, and a few of the astronauts are trapped on the moon while the rest are sent back to Earth. You are trapped on the moon for five days before you are flown to Earth, and then left alone to find your way to your home.