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  • Summary: Metalheart: Replicants Rampage is a tactical role-playing game set in the devastated lanscapes of a strange planet lost among the stars. Lead your team to success using smart tactics, explore a huge isometric world, experience unique cybernetic body implants and tactical turn-based combat. The player controls a team of up to 6 members. A team can be formed during the journey from the following races: replicants, cyborgs, mutants and nomads. Each of the groups has special abilities, e.g. cyborgs are good in combat, mutants are healing experts, nomads are masters of camouflage. Allying with different groups changes the flow of the game: being hostile to nomads opens the way to getting friendly cyborgs or mutants to provide new quests. A lot also depends on the composition of the team; for instance, a pure cyborg team requires a different strategy than mutants or nomads. The usage of futuristic items and body implants influences the abilities of each character in an extraordinary way: roentgen eye extenders allow the character to look through obstacles,health converters initiate self healing of a character, teleport implants make a character jump from one place to another during combat. The variety is huge. Every character experiences a personal RPG-development during the game. On level up the player may increase some of the character values such as dexterity, strength, intelligence etc. The unique development of a character makes him specifically special in his skills. [Akella] Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. The frustration of RTS interrupting RPG is maddening beyond belief, but you won't understand what's going on anyway, so it's not worth the worry. [Christmas 2005, p.102]
  2. Metal Heart: it’s like that funny looking pastry next to the apple Danish that looks delicious but I’m sure as hell not eating it!
  3. Unfortunately, it’s an uninspiring, flawed and ultimately a failure. Avoid the like the proverbial plague.
  4. A Fallout-style, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic story that's missing everything expected by any self-respecting RPG gamer. It's a fight to play this game and I don't see how the developer could miss out so many features that are key to a good RPG.
  5. Every aspect of it is extremely poor and badly thought out which is reflected in the shortness of this review.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. TTF_PL
    Jun 28, 2005
    9
    Awesome continue of Fallout style!
  2. DerekR.
    Oct 23, 2005
    9
    It is a good Fallout continuance. If you dont like the game, you should patch and then play. It is very different, and much better.
  3. Stromko
    Oct 4, 2005
    2
    The art quality is basically up to snuff, otherwise this is pure shovelware. Played it for an hour before my patience ran out, and I was positively giddy before I booted this PoS up. Bad for the most astoundingly pointless reasons, it's like they never booted it up and playtested it -- overall suffers from an unresponsive interface, combat is a chore due to there being 3x as many Action Points and 10x as much Health as there should be, and I know I remember designing more well thought-out RPG systems when I was *eight*. I'm overlooking the cringe-worthy voice acting, but not the fact there's no working quest journal which can make progress impossible if you forget to write down something that turns out to be necessary. Expand
  4. Fedup
    Sep 18, 2005
    1
    Interface from Hell Bugs, broken quests, crashes BROKEN combat system Nuff said
  5. JohnDoe
    Feb 19, 2006
    0
    Words cannot describe the agony this game puts you through after only playing a few hours of it. I am hard pressed to find anything better then bauldurs gate 2 and fallout 2.... Those have been and still are the best in the business to date for RPG gaming. The voice acting in this game, is so horrendously bad that it makes a micro budget smut film look like it deserves an Acedemy Award. The graphics aren't too bad considering this is a 2-D game but after that everything about it turns to poo. The tutorial is complete garbage containing nothing more then basic information that you'd most likely learn from just jumping in anyway. And short of opening up that adobe file and reading the manual theres no way to know what the hell is going on, let alone get into the second area. I finally threw up my hands after the game crashed after only the first few hours of play... I hope the software company that released this embarrassing excuse for a game goes under and out of business and never releases another title to waste peoples time. Not only should you NOT buy this game, take all the copies of it and burn them! I would go on about how retarded their set up for the combat system is but i doubt they site would let me post a book. Expand