Artyom is awakened from his nightmares of the Dark Ones by Khan. Khan believes that there is some larger purpose for the possible connection between Artyom and these beings that he has all but eradicated thanks to the nuclear strike at the end of Metro 2033.
No, you’re not seeing things, there is a fair amount of hitching/stuttering. Even with lowered graphics settings, it still seems to happen. This is on a 2600K, 16 GB 1866 RAM and a 660 Ti. There are issues with this game. It does seem to lessen as I progress into levels, but it’s driving me a bit nuts. If a new driver/fix comes out I will re-record these first few segments.