The third and final episode of the Metro Exodus documentary has arrived. This particular episode has a focus on detailing the different ways that players can play the game. It opens with some of the developers talking about the different ways that they approach the game themselves.
Take a look at the third episode of the Metro Exodus documentary for yourself here:
The key focus in this final episode of the Metro Exodus documentary is the different ways to approach the game's various challenges. For example, Game Designer Santiago Castro talks about how he prefers the stealthy approach while Game Designer Pablo Ros prefers a more "in your face" style of combat.
Another area of focus in the documentary is the sound. Players are in much more open areas with a lot more life than Metro players may be used to. The developers put a particular focus on developing good ambient sounds that really make you feel like you're a part of the world.
One of the more interesting parts to see was the variety of bugs. Some of the body horror on display is truly astounding. As an example, one unfortunate human had his head rotated 90 degrees—sideways. (Ouch.) There were plenty of other instances of people's facings going wrong or animations messing up and many of them are pretty amusing.
"Metro has always uniquely been about stepping into Artyom's shoes, becoming Arytom, experiencing what life is like in that world. Making the choices that you make as you play through, defining who that character is that you're playing as. We don't want you to sit down and play Metro and feel like you're playing a game. We want you to step through your monitor and actually participate in the world." -Metro Exodus Executive Producer Jon BlochPerhaps the most heartwarming part of all comes from Creative Director Andrew "Prof" Prokhorov. He had the misfortune to suffer a stroke in the course of working on a game and had to sit on the sidelines while the team continued to do their jobs. Upon his return, he found that many of the things he was worried about had been resolved by his team. He said that he was "really" proud that all of the things he was worried about turned out to be, in his words, "perfect" in the end.
This has been the third and final episode of the Metro Exodus documentary. The first episode and second episode were released every two weeks in the lead-up to the game. Make sure you check out our hands-on preview of Metro Exodus to see what we thought about it! Metro Exodus releases for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 15, 2019.
Now that the final episode is out, what do you think of the Metro Exodus documentary? What's the most interesting thing you've seen so far? Let us know in the comments below!