A measurement of any proper post-apocalyptic game is how well sculpted its setting is. Metro: Last Light certainly seems to be raising the bar in this regard, highlighting the contrast between the industrial and the natural so poignantly. With a handful of new screenshots this attention to detail becomes quite clear. Above, the clouds still hover, the sun and moon still shine brightly, but on Earth everything has gone to hell.
I'm not as familiar with Metro as I'd like to be, as that's really more of Lydia's department. Still, it's difficult not to be impressed with what 4A games is creating here. The mixture of metro stations becoming essentially independent, warring nations and the horror of the past above ground is thrilling. Considering the developers are creating an entirely new narrative without relying on the books for support, they've got their work cut out for them, but they're delivering.
Metro: Last Light is planned for release in March, 2013 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, after a short delay. Originally, the team planned to include a Wii U version, and also considered a multiplayer mode, but both have since been canceled due to the amount of work they'd require.