I'll be sure to check out that comic! Just by glancing I already love the art. I've not played Metro 2033 nor have I heard of it. What's it about? And may I ask what draws you to the (post)apocalyptic genre? I always assumed it would be more appealing to iNtuitives, so I've very curious to see what about it attracts you.
Oh please do read the RA comic! There is such a great story and lovely characters in it, I’m sure you will love them! :)
Metro 2033 is a horror sci-fi ego-shooter that plays in post-apocalyptic Moscow. The humans have escaped the nuclear winter and the radiations by fleeing into the underground tunnels of the city, making the metro their new home.
They split into factions that still fight each other to death over territory and goods. The city above is a place too dangerous to live now, as it is filled with dangers, nightmarish mutants, and an advanced humanoid race with the power to bend human thoughts.
Metro Last Light is the sequeal to Metro 2033 and begins not long after where the first game left off.
What draws me to the post-apocalyptic genre?
There are many reasons… Let me tell you about some of them.
First there’s urban exploration. I love going on adventures, and to me abandoned places always had something fascinating about them, a feeling of awe and curisity at those creepy, dark, cold and moist places that will always give me the chills, because you never know what you’re going to find… or what will find you.
Visiting those burned out closed down places gives me food for new ideas and thoughts, allowing me to picture the possible past of those places like fragments of a movie in my head. I try to imagine what those places looked like when they were still in use, what life at that time was like, and why or how it all ended. It’s like the buildings are telling me their stories as I walk on the remains of a life long forgotten, taking in fragments of memories with each step and replaying the past in your head as if you’ve been there.
Urban exploration is a hell of an experience for me.
Another thing I always like about post-apocalyptic stories is the constant suspense in them, the main character’s fear of being eaten alive at any moment, stepping into a deadly trap or experiencing any other kind of unfortunate events that may lead to suffering or death. It is terrific to watch as their fear motivates them enough to be constantly aware of their surroundings, making use of all their senses to survive each day.
This often results in the main character needing a best buddy to share exhausting tasks like being on guard while the other one is resting, acquiring more supplies together and helping each other out if one gets sick or injured. I think it is a base for a great friendship that builds up on mutual trust and seeing that in a story always gives me a warm feeling.
A third thing that always gets me interested in the genre is the idea that in sci-fi, there are no limits to scientific possibilities and technical inventions, ranging from giant caterpillars that roam the metro to artificial intelligences on simple household objects or world-dominating super computers.
As a final note here I’ll have to add that characters in gas masks are simply rad as fuck.