As always I like to start off thanking my friends at Plan of Attack for tossing me a review copy of this one. It is always appreciated.
UnMetal is a throw back to the old days of stealth games. That classic metal gear top down look. In fact this game is almost a parody of Metal Gear. The game starts out with your character, Jesse Fox being arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Literally, what the soldiers in the game actually will tell him he is being arrested for.
The what the heck is going on from there never changes, I once alerted a guard to my presence because he sneezed and I was standing to close so Jesse told him bless you. The guard said thanks then attacked me.
Small comedic things like this are what the game is about, but it doesn’t sacrifice game play to do it. The stealth works pretty great in my opinion and I never felt like it was anything aside from me being an idiot when I got caught. When you get injured you actually can bleed out and there are different ways to heal, some that just stop the bleeding and some that actually stop it and regain health.
Graphically the game looks nice and sounds just as good. Whether you are being shot at or trouncing through a sewer system you really get a feel for what is going on. The game isn’t a AAA title, but you never feel like the game is suffering.
I have to appreciate any game that manages to tell a real story while not taking itself seriously, UnMetal won’t be for everyone but it is without a doubt a fun game. 8/10, would definitely recommend picking this on up when it releases today,September 28th. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.