Metro Last Light Sparta is the name of the first chapter in the video game, where players can collect their first Artyom’s hidden Diary page collectible, and also the first musical instrument available.
There isn’t much to do or to shoot in this short chapter, because it is basically an introduction for players, and it takes place in a safe zone which seems to be populated by soldiers.
The following collectibles guide reveals the location of the only Diary page collectible that can be found in Chapter 1.
Chapter 1 Description
“When asked how it all started, I always tell that it all began that day when we went to the Botanical Gardens. We – meaning yours truly and two of my friends. Whose idea was it to visit the abandoned station? Who persuaded the others to go? I always tell them that I don’t remember.
I always lie. It is a safe lie, for there’s no way to ascertain the truth. Both Vitali and Eugene are dead now.
The massive airlock opened with a grinding sound, opening a road to hell for us and a road into Metro for the demons. But, in fact, it all started that day when Mother said we should take a walk in the Botanical Gardens… and go there by Metro! I remember how we took a short escalator to the surface, how we exited a spacious glass pavilion and saw a street buried in green. I remember the small clouds moving across the limitless sky, and soft, cool wind on my face. Mother bought me an ice cream… That was the last time I tasted it. That day, humanity was executed. The righteous and the sinful were called to their deeds. And we hid from God’s sight in the Metro. And we were saved from His wrath.
And He apparently decided that flushing us out wasn’t worth the trouble. Then He went about his business or, perhaps, died. While we stayed on this used up and discarded Earth and continued just going with it… Going nowhere. I remember so many random, unnecessary things… Yet I don’t remember the most important one: my Mother’s face. She died very soon after the War started… How I wish I could recall her face!
The way she looked at me. The way she whispered that I have nothing to fear. I’d sell my soul just to recall that. I’d do that any day, any time. And I did.”
When you wake up in your quarters and you can control the character, you can see that there is a guitar on the chair in the room. This is the first musical instrument in the videogame that can be played.
Use it if you want to complete the Musician achievement/trophy. In the room that’s just before the armory/firing range you can find the second musical instrument on an armchair (left side, next to the exit).
For the first Metro Last Light Artyom’s hidden Diary page you need to play the chapter until you reach the command center. After Khan is escorted out of the room, you need to follow the sniper, Anna, to the elevator.
Before heading inside the elevator, collect the Metro Last Light Sparta Diary Page that’s sitting on a chair to your right side (make sure you grab the Note before entering the elevator).
“I must do what Hunter demanded of me, what Miller and Anna expects of me. I must prove them all that I deserve to be one of them. To be one of the Order’s fighters, to dedicate my life to the protection of humanity.
The protection of the Metro. This mission is tailor-made for me. I am the only one impervious to the influence of the Dark Ones. Perhaps, I was born to rid humanity of them once and for all. And now I am one step from fulfilling that task. So why am I so uneasy?”
After the elevator ride, you just have to get inside the train to start the next chapter named Ashes.