I could use this space to talk about how haunting the ruined station is, how it shows that the last of humanity is really losing the war against the elements and the mutants. Or how it could be an allegory for what Artyom fears his own station might turn out like if he fails. Or I could compliment the game for successfully creating a child companion who isn’t a complete chore to have around (although he would still have benefited from a better voice actor).
But no. You don’t want me to talk about that.
I know what you really want: