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  • Summary: In 1972 a crack commando squad threw you in prison for a crime you didn't commit. You promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the underground trying to survive from these soldiers of fortune.

    UnMetal is a 2D stealth/action game (with a bit of humor) where the goal is to escape
    In 1972 a crack commando squad threw you in prison for a crime you didn't commit. You promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the underground trying to survive from these soldiers of fortune.

    UnMetal is a 2D stealth/action game (with a bit of humor) where the goal is to escape from an enemy military base. But what started as a simple break out ended up being an inside operation to prevent a massive attack against the NATO.

    You play as Jesse Fox who finds himself imprisoned in a covert military base where he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Jesse must now escape using his dry wits, quick words, improvised skills, arsenal of warfare, violent explosives, MacGuyvered gadgets, and an elaborate explanation of how it all went down. If that all fails, he'll use his fists.

    * Uncover a clandestine plot as you escape from an enemy base where you were imprisoned for a crime you didn't commit.
    * Modern gameplay mechanics that pay homage to a solid classic.
    * Gain experience and skills by utilizing stealth to take down your enemies.
    * Deceive, adapt, and do whatever is necessary to escape even if you have to impersonate a cat.
    * Enjoy the thrill of interrogation as you elaborate specifics of your great escape to a lieutenant who seeks to scrutinize Jesse's every word in an intricate report.
    * Decipher a plethora of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll fall in love with them.
    * Collect an arsenal of classic gear, things that go "pew-pew", maybe a thing or two that goes "BOOM!", and some things that go "BOING!", and definitely a thing that goes "SCRATCH".
    * Does this smell like chloroform to you?
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 8, 2021
    85
    If you love Metal Gear saga and don’t own UnMetal, then you’re missing one of the greatest tribute experiences that genre has to offer.
  2. Dec 14, 2021
    83
    UnMetal is an incredible tribute to one of the greatest franchises in the medium. While the game pokes fun at the title and highlights flaws and silly elements, it’s clear that it is done with love and admiration for the series. Similar to how Mel Brooks lovingly rips Hitchcock apart in High Anxiety, UnEpic Fran does the same with Kojima. The varied gameplay and creative storytelling will keep you in hysterics throughout. Although some may find the retro gameplay a little grating, fans of Metal Gear and the stealth genre need to experience this side-splitting tactical espionage adventure.
  3. Oct 1, 2021
    70
    UnMetal is a tricky one, really. It doesn't play brilliantly and we didn't really find it funny at all, but it is consistently presenting new and entertaining ideas to complement the core simplistic stealth gameplay, with plentiful genre changes and a metric ton of references, callbacks and metahumour that will definitely appeal to plenty of people. We're old and jaded, though, and we've seen a lot of self-deprecating humour in video games — this stuff goes right back to the likes of the ZX Spectrum, for goodness' sake. Still, we recognise the very clear surplus of enjoyable content that's been crammed into UnMetal and its appeal should not be disregarded simply because we found it a little familiar. It never lets up with the gags, subversions and new sights to see all the way through its surprisingly robust length, and it doesn't forget to make the actual stealth enjoyable to boot. Definitely an impressive effort that assuredly deserves to find an audience.
  4. Dec 15, 2021
    65
    UnMetal puts a parody spin on the older Metal Gear games, while also being a competent mid-80s stealth title. Its reliance on its humour in both gameplay and writing will make it a chore for some, but a joy for others.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 1, 2021
    10
    Do you miss Metal Gear? Do you want to play a really funny game? Are you ready to enjoy all bullsh*** Jesse Fox are about to tell you? So youDo you miss Metal Gear? Do you want to play a really funny game? Are you ready to enjoy all bullsh*** Jesse Fox are about to tell you? So you have to play UnMetal! This is clearly a "Comedy Espionage Action" game that will make you laugh from beginning to end!
    ... and it's "Not A Hideo Kojima Game"
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  2. Mar 5, 2022
    10
    "As someone who doesn’t have much experience with the Metal Gear franchise, I was pleasantly surprised that not only was the game a"As someone who doesn’t have much experience with the Metal Gear franchise, I was pleasantly surprised that not only was the game a laugh-a-minute, but it also played extremely well too. I didn’t expect much from UnMetal, but I ended up getting everything. A fantastic game that I hope doesn’t go by UnNoticed."

    https://theeliteinstitute.net/2021/11/06/unmetal/
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  3. Jun 24, 2022
    10
    Amazing game. Played it on Switch. So funny and entertaining. 100% recommend.
  4. Aug 8, 2022
    9
    Un muy buen juego, su vertiente cómica y sus chistes me han encantado, aunque sí hubo algún punto en el que me quedé un poco pillado, no fueUn muy buen juego, su vertiente cómica y sus chistes me han encantado, aunque sí hubo algún punto en el que me quedé un poco pillado, no fue excesivo, tanto la mecánica de pelea como su historia que al final bueno pasa lo q pasa.
    En fin un juego MUY DIVERTIDO y muy recomendable para jugar en switch tanto en portátil como en sobremesa.
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  5. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    While we hardcore types love our games, that isn’t to say that when confronted with examples of the silliness we regularly accept withoutWhile we hardcore types love our games, that isn’t to say that when confronted with examples of the silliness we regularly accept without question we can’t have a good laugh. It’s in that spirit that UnMetal has been forged, aping the style, story, and tropiness of many classic games and movies only to then crap all over much of it… and if you’re like me that’s when hilarity ensues! The action plays out to match the story your raspy-voiced anti-hero is sharing with his interrogator, trying to explain the events that led to his current incarceration. This setup is really the critical component in the game’s humor, with the interrogator regularly stopping everything to ask an obvious question or make a pointed observation about the ridiculousness of everything that just happened or was said. Obviously having its sights set primarily on the classic Metal Gear series, the gameplay is generally very retro and arcade-y in nature but just decent, it’s really the sense of humor and the game giving you room to be outrageous that elevates it all to a different level. Perhaps if you don’t have room to laugh at the forms of entertainment you enjoy this will be a wing and a miss, as may be the case if you’re unwilling to giggle at some of the more crass humor that the game revels in. That said, if your goal is to play along and be entertained, UnMetal stands out as a game filled with laughs that will keep you playing along just to set up the next joke.

    https://www.nindiespotlight.com/2021/09/mini-reviews-september-28th-edition.html
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  6. Nov 1, 2021
    7
    You've heard it all, MGS on steroids, humour is hit and miss but let's talk about the actual gameplay you'll be experiencing in this 9 to 11You've heard it all, MGS on steroids, humour is hit and miss but let's talk about the actual gameplay you'll be experiencing in this 9 to 11 hour campaign. The game consists of classic simplistic combat whereby you are stealthily knocking guards out left and right, with rudimentary and sometimes borderline stupid ai making it a somewhat enjoyable experience. The game does well to switch up this game play loop by throwing some curve balls such as sections surrounding a weapon gimmick needed to take down the next challenge. While its a very solid game, with plenty of enjoyable moments, fun boss fights one thing can be said: it's quite a frustrating experience. Jesse Fox (protagonist) can only take a few bullets/hits, moves quite slowly and also relies on limited supplies of items to make it to the next phase at times (e.g a number of grenades). You'll be finding yourself hitting a trial and error formula to making progress with even dialogue options at time causing game overs. Some abstract sections of the game also do little to point in the right direction, causing some abstract thinking making you frustratingly stuck. By the tail end of the game the humour and gameplay had (at least for me) outstayed their welcome, and was happy to finally see the credits roll. Good game, not great. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2021
    6
    The is a fine game with generally good play mechanics. I enjoyed the crafting of found items and wish they pushed this a little more - similarThe is a fine game with generally good play mechanics. I enjoyed the crafting of found items and wish they pushed this a little more - similar to Escapist. The balance act of shooting down guards and keeping them alive was also a good touch. For me, the comedy element didn’t resonate aside from hearing the guards banter. I think this game would have been as equally as engaging if it took a more serious tone.

    Things that they could have done better. The button controls were an utter mess. And some of the sequences, such as the mine field, were laboring and tedious - these moments feel the game is just wasting your time. I still have more to play. But would recommend to any diehard NES metal gear fan who likes dumb humor.
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