er. It's not terribly small, as for indie, not really, though it is the only game the studio has published so far. And that studio was part of THQ, I believe, so... Though not the only game the game designers have made...the crew for metro did a fair bit on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games, as well, if I remember correctly.
It's really worth a bit more of your time. For me, I bogged down at some of the less...realistic elements. The flashbacks just made me "wat" all over the place, and the "oh look, a never ending flow of bad AI monsters, ripping off my face for a two minute period" kinda made a lot of the game not enjoyable to play.
But the environment and the survival realism aspects? If it wasn't for the regenerating health, those would be perfect.
A world where gasmasks are a necessity, the filters wear out quickly, and the masks, themselves, can be destroyed. That is amazing.