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  • Summary: In the not so distant future... Desperate to find a way to save the earth from pollution, mankind created a gigantic supercomputer and named it Noah. Noah’s solution, however, was to exterminate its creators. In a matter of days, civilization fell to terrifying weapons and monsters created by Noah. This cataclysmic event came to be known as the Great Destruction. As the years passed, the number of human survivors grew, slowly but steadily. They formed villages and towns, living off of technology that they were able to salvage from the piles of wreckage. Among the survivors were those who rose up to fight Noah's robotic henchmen. To track down and eliminate these threats to humanity, they utilized the most powerful weapons still operable after the Great Destruction—tanks! As a sign of respect, people nicknamed them "hunters." Noah, the cause of the Great Destruction, was in fact destroyed by one such hunter. However, its ruthless offspring still roamed the world, striking fear in people’s hearts. Now, a young man prepares to set foot into the deadly desert wasteland to make a name for himself, as did his father, a veteran hunter... [Atlus] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Metal Saga offers a genuinely open-ended role-playing experience on the console, with the ability to craft your adventure the way you see fit.
  2. If you're not fully convinced or scared off, give it a rental and try it, particularly if you're a big fan of RPGs and want something a little more plain and old-school. Not everyone is going to like it, but those who do will probably love it.
  3. The combat is certainly a bit repetitive, but you don't ever notice it much because it's also a lot of fun - and fun combat is key in a game about a bounty hunter.
  4. Boring graphics and irritating load times aside, Metal Saga is a half-way decent RPG. The charm lies in the bizarre enemies and the vehicular combat.
  5. 60
    Metal Saga won’t go down in history as one of the greatest RPGs ever made, but it’s a decent time-waster while you wait for something like, say, Final Fantasy XII.
  6. Metal Saga feels phoned in; Atlus' other vehicle-based RPG, Steambot Chronicles, is a better choice in every way possible.
  7. Metal Saga fails to innovate with a lackluster presentation, terrible pacing, and a quest that really doesn't nail down a narrative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    10
    This game is the most awesome RPG game I've ever played! Cool storyline, fun mini-games, and unique "outlaw" system which had been inherited from the previous games in the metal max series. What's more, the graphics are fancy though pixelated, which I think is very decent and great for a 2005 ps2 game. The soundtracks are definitely masterpieces. In short, this game is definitely worth 20 bux! Try it and you will not regret it! Collapse
  2. JimmyL.
    Jul 14, 2006
    3
    The battle system is well ordinary, the plot i can't rate due to not being able to find one yet, graphics are dated and sound is dated. overall not even worth a rent. Expand