I played Metro: Last Light tonight. I rented it from Redbox as a trial run, because everything I've seen from it has made interested in it. By renting it first, I was hoping to either a) confirm that it's a game I wanted to buy, or b) prevent me from adding another game to my pile of yet-to-be-played games.
Thank goodness for Redbox.
I'm not saying its a bad game. I enjoyed what I played of it tonight. It is a serviceable FPS (first person shooter), but nothing seemed like it was a "must buy" at this moment. It feels good, the mechanics work well and it is fun, but I couldn't justify running out and buying it immediately Down the road, sure, I would love to pick it up and play through it. But with everything else going on and all the games left I still need to play, Metro: Last Light wasn't quite good enough to leap frog any games I currently own.
At least I tried it first though, right? That's what we call in this industry as being a knowledgeable consumer. Or a responsible adult. Which ever one sounds better to you.