Metro Exodus is getting positive reviews, but there's a catch

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On the surface, Metro Exodus players appear to be pleased with the game and are leaving heavily positive reviews. There’s just one catch though – all the reviews are on Steam.

A while ago, we reported on how Metro Exodus had become an Epic Games Store exclusive. Existing Steam pre-orders were honored and the game’s page remained up, but the game was no longer available for purchase.

Steam users weren’t impressed by the decision to make the game an Epic exclusive. Valve weren’t too impressed either. The company stated that they thought the move was “unfair to Steam customers”.

An article from Eurogamer has brought notice to the fact that that players are making their voices and opinions heard in a unique way. The Steam page for Metro Exodus is being flooded with reviews that are largely full of anti-Epic and pro-Valve sentiment.

“I truly hope the Epic Games Store fails” wrote one player. Another commented “If you ignore this whole Epic Store bs, you have a wonderful crafted game with a love to detail not often seen in a FPS.”

Many kept it short and sweet, simply leaving statements like “Great game that got screwed over by publisher decisions.” One player referenced Harry Potter, saying “Epic games: do you still love steam? After all this time? Me: Always.”

However, not all of the reviews are positive. The further you go into the reviews, the more negative they get. There’s many comments about the fact that you can’t disable motion blur in-game and how buggy the Steam version of Metro Exodus is.

One player marked the game as ‘not recommended’ and commented “I will update my review once they actually put bug fixes in from Epic store to the steam version.”

Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter, developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. The game is set in the year 2036, two years after the events of Metro: Last Light, and puts the player in the role of the protagonist Artyom. Artyom must navigate the harsh wilderness while also fighting for his life against grossly mutated creatures and hostile humans alike.

Have you had the chance to play Metro Exodus? What did you think? How do you feel about the Epic Games Store controversy? Let us know in the comments below.

You can read our review of the game here.

Source: Steam and Eurogamer.

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