Live action trailers for video games, as far as I’m concerned, are never really that good. They don’t do much to show off what’s coming, and it’s for that reason that I always take them lightly. The trailer at the head of this post, however, is engaging. It’s also depressing.

The video’s description on YouTube also paints a harrowing picture:

The Moscow Metro. A monumental feat of Soviet engineering, with a dark secondary purpose – to serve as a refuge in the event of an atomic attack. As the Cold War thawed and the threat of nuclear annihilation seemed to fade, this purpose was forgotten — except by a few, waiting for the signal, ready to open the vaults … the last refuge for the remnants of mankind.

My only complaint about the trailer is the last bit of footage itself. The clip goes from being realistic and daunting to downright fake as soon as it pans away from the subway’s entrance in order to view 2033′s Moscow. It looks, I’ll say it, bad.

Aside from that? This is a trailer worth remembering. Hopefully it will be more true to the final game than, say, the Dead Island trailer was. We’ve had our hearts broken before. Dead Island was fun, but its trailer was beautiful.

We’ll have more on Metro: Last Light as it comes.

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