• Members 27 posts
    Sept. 7, 2020, 3:44 p.m.

    A key factor of the Metro series, is that it takes place during a nuclear holocaust that spans the whole world. Due to it, you have to face off against deformed monsters and stuff. It's an interesting concept and makes for a fun game. But, was the chernobyl disaster an inspiration for the books and games? The only thing is, it doesn't take place near Chernobyl.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 7, 2020, 6 p.m.

    I think to some extent they were inspired by that fateful day. The books came out in the early 2000s, so I think there was other nuclear disasters in the past after Chernobyl. I think it's just a story inspired by the idea of; What if there's a nuclear fallout through the whole world. Kind of like the Fallout games.

  • Members 32 posts
    Sept. 11, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

    I'm sure it was somewhat inspired by the event. Considering the book is about nuclear fallout, it is bound to take some inspiration from Chernobyl. It had to come up when the writer was creating the story. Especially since Dmitry Glukhovsky is Russian, he may have been around when the event happened back in 86.

  • Members 31 posts
    Sept. 18, 2020, 4:18 p.m.

    I wouldn't doubt it. The game is post apocalyptic, after a major nuclear disaster. Chernobyl may not have wiped out the earth, but it shows what radiation and nuclear junk can do to a community of people. Imagine what it could have done if it happened worldwide. A world uninhabitable. Chernobyl and other nuclear events in history clearly inspired Metro 2033. Even so, it's written by a dude who's Russian and was probably young around the time of the Chernobyl disaster.

  • Members 28 posts
    Sept. 26, 2020, 8:04 p.m.

    I suppose it did in some ways. The story doesn't really match up much compared to Chernobyl, but I suppose a massive nuclear disaster could cause an event like what we see in that game.