There’s only one obstacle between Artyom and the Theater, the surface, and that’s a very dangerous place for any human being.
Even if the mission features surface sequences, the hidden Diary Pages collectables can be found indoors, so those who follow the next Metro Last Light collectibles guide shouldn’t have any problem in finding them.
Chapter 8 Description
A PATH THROUGH THE LIGHT
“We’re almost at the Theater now. The Metro entrance should be pretty close. But however small the distance is, we’ll have to cover it on the surface.
And there, every step you take could well be your last.”
Diary Page #1
When the chapter begins, check the bar on your left. The first Metro Last Light Echoes Diary Page is sitting right there, next to a supplies box.
This is the tenth Asrtyom’s hidden diary page in the videogame, so if you grabbed all the previous ones you unlock the First Draft achievement/trophy.
“Since the day we ended up in the Metro, I have gone up to the surface only a few times. The background radiation is too high here, so frequent ventures out translate into grave illnesses to those brave enough to attempt them.
One has to stay constantly alert on the surface. The pollution tends to be uneven; there are hotspots which could dole out a lethal dose of radiation in a matter of minutes, while some places could actually be habitable if not for the monsters and unbearable gloominess. The eye can’t discern between a safe place and a hotspot; you have to use a Geiger counter. You can’t go out to the surface without a gas mask, either.
We used to own the Earth. Today, although I still remember that summer day in the Gardens with my mom, I almost can’t believe it actually happened. I can’t believe I used to live in one of those tall houses and could look up at the sky every day.
It’s as if Metro was always my home… But I still miss that world we lost.”
Diary Page #2
Next, you need to cross the surface with Pavel until you reach a downed plane that you access via the emergency hatch. Walk slowly inside the plane until you have a vision on how the plane crashed.
After that, go to Pavel and look down to you left, right next to him, to find the second Metro Last Light Diary Page in Echoes.
“The Red Line is one of the biggest and strongest states in the Metro, occupying almost a whole line. But for as long as I can remember, the Reds always used to preach that their goal was the installation of communism throughout the whole of the Metro, the restoration of a destroyed state that used to be based on the ideals of equality and justice.
The problem is, the independent stations keep their distance from the Red Line as best as they can, which means they can’t restore the Red State without strife. Yes, the Reds are no angels, but what the Nazis are doing is regular horror.
And I am happy to have an ally like Pavel. Even if he’s Red.”
Head outside the plane and follow the path to find the entrance to the theater station in order to trigger the Bolshoi chapter.