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  • Summary: Metal Unit is a sprawling side-scrolling platformer with roguelite features. Play as Joanna, a soldier on a mission to capture her treasonous sister. Wear the M-Unit 11 suit and battle against monsters and aliens while uncovering the truth about humanity.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 3, 2021
    75
    Metal Unit takes chances on the roguelike genre by making the player feel like an absolute powerhouse. The variety of different items, loadouts, upgrades, and exploration-based stages makes the experience enjoyable for hours. Although it has a nonsensical narrative with a control scheme that does become uncomfortable over time, it offers enough unique features to be a worthy roguelike.
  2. Feb 19, 2021
    70
    It’s by no means a classic. It’s not something you would run to your friends to recommend. It’s a game you can enjoy quietly by yourself, as you hack-and-slash your way through run after run, laughing off terrible plot moments and feeling satisfied.
  3. Jul 6, 2021
    70
    Metal Unit is a treasure hunting experience that creates excitement and tension by implementing the risk of losing your items, and it also comes with a light-novel-esque story. While it’s not for everyone, Metal Unit does appeal to a certain kind of gamer. It’s too bad that there’s lots of room for improvement in the Japanese localization.
  4. Feb 12, 2021
    60
    Metal Unit doesn’t have the mechanical novelty and character of something like Skul: The Hero Slayer or the precise feel of Enter the Gungeon, but it does have a long list of colorful weapons to try out and some interesting secret challenges to return to after completion. At its price point, there’s more than enough to satiate a roguelike fan with nothing else on their plate, but Metal Unit lacks the fundamentals to elevate it closer to the top of the roguelike heap.
  5. Jul 6, 2021
    60
    While I find it laudable that all of these options are available to players, I just wish they were attached to a better package. The story is too chaotic and comes with a payoff I didn’t find satisfying, and the combat is not spectacular enough to be noteworthy. Completionists can try to find every hidden nook and cranny, but the game isn’t compelling enough to warrant it. This is good work, but it’s lacking that certain something that would push it into ‘great’ territory.
  6. Feb 12, 2021
    50
    With its anime-trope-filled story, and starkly unbalanced combat and upgrades, Metal Unit is a passable roguelite in a genre where there are far better options.
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  1. Oct 6, 2021
    6
    Pros:
    + controls well
    + addictive combat + weapon variety + charismatic characters Cons: - roguelite - convoluted visual effects -
    Pros:
    + controls well
    + addictive combat
    + weapon variety
    + charismatic characters

    Cons:
    - roguelite
    - convoluted visual effects
    - bland music
    - confusing story
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