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GF Rating
6.4

191 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Metal Saga

posted by Tankman (LAKEWOOD, CO) Oct 5, 2006

Member since Apr 2005

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game "Metal Saga" was originally a japanese only snes(super nintendo)game. This open ended game allows you to choose what the hero and his group do from collecting bounties to doing odd jobs for the inhabitants the the desolate land. Along the way you'll discover many strange and terrifying creatures and people. Finding the abandoned war machines in this game is like having the ultimate birthday gift. So to those who read this check this please game out.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Very little and yet so much.

posted by Shadow13 (NEWINGTON, CT) Oct 3, 2006

Member since Mar 2005

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game has nearly no plot. Graphics aren't mind blowing. However oddly enough the game is quite entertaining. It is an open game that can end in five minutes or take considerably longer. A big annoying aspect is that many of the monsters can be extremely difficult to encounter. It also has a random battle system and I've never been a big fan of that. The game does have nice customization in my opinion. It has replay value to some extent. The game doesn't look like much but its worth checking out.

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GF Rating
7

Good

A throwback to old RPGs

posted by ZachKaiser (BUFFALO, MN) Jul 12, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Let me start by saying if you're looking for a plot, any plot at all, this game's not for you. There's very little in the way of development. This is due to the open nature the game. And I mean really open: your only restrictions are your own resources and strength.

Nonetheless, it comes with many RPG standards: you have a world map, towns, and dungeons. You buy items and equipment, and upgrade them, and make new ones with stuff you find. Combat is turn based-one character goes, then the next in-line, etc.

The games main draw, however, is the tank system. You aquire vehicles, which range from innocent looking traffic to full blown heavy artillery carrying death machines. The vehicles are more or less entirely seperate characters: they have their own equipment system, full of options to choose from, so it's not as simple as buying the strongest stuff (usually). And, unlike in many other games featuring mecha, you can continue fighting on foot even if your vehicle is out of comission.

There are also many distractions for your gaming needs. Minigames abound, you can hunt down outlaws for cash, and even send furniture and clothing to the special girl in your life (or, if you're greedy, to yourself).

In the end, though, the most enjoyable part of this game is the utter strangeness. Missles bouncing off a person's body armor? Sure. Dogs with laser cannons on their backs? Why not? A pair of stocking clad legs supporting a missle launcher? Well, you get the point.

The music is pretty good, the sound is alright. No voice acting, which is a plus or a minus depending on how you look at it.

There are some flaws in the game, however. Difficulty can be a bit unbalanced, and the game gives you very little instruction to start out. Open ended means it's easy to accidentatly wander into an area too strong for you, and again, plot is virtually non-existant.

I gave the game a 7/10. Enjoyable, but not for everybody.

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