Excerpt: When I first looked at Beyblade: Metal Masters I felt all warm and fuzzy inside. I played Beyblades when they first came out. My step brother and I bought a little arena and we used to spend hours upon hours launching them into the tiny plastic arena and watch them beat the tar out of each other. Things have changed since I started playing, and looking back I'm really starting to feel older than I did before this review.
Simple toy-inspired game will appeal to franchise fans.
Common Sense Media
30 January 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Beyblade: Metal Masters is based on the line of spinning top toys as well as a TV show spinoff . In the toy franchise, players send out their tops in a plastic battle arena until only one top remains. In this video game, the tops are somewhat personified as players engage in "combat" gameplay that allows them to attack enemy tops with bright colorful effects.
Summary: Beyblade: Metal Masters is playable, and dedicated players will get some time out of it. That’s all the good I can really say about it. The game does nothing worthwhile with its license. At worst, it is an unbalanced mess with no lasting value. For a fighting game, that is simply unacceptable. Younger children and diehard fans might something in the game, but for everyone else, this is yet another licensed game that should be avoided. There’s nothing for you here.
Conclusion: Beyblade: Metal Masters is rated E for Everyone with ESRB descriptors of Fantasy Violence and Mild Language. You’re really only smashing tops into each other, so I don’t think it’s that violent. The mild language must be used sparingly in the text, as I haven’t come across any yet. Beyblade experts will be able to get into this pretty easily I bet, but newcomers may not know what to do at first due to the poor instructions.
Excerpt: The combat itself is barebones. Much of it is based on typical fighting convention stuff: position, sequence and timing. It’s all very basic. What’s important is to launch well and to use special attacks frequently. Each Beyblade has an associated power animal which factors into some combos and can be called upon for a seven-second cutscene in battle. There’s no option to turn these off (or even an options menu at all) and they’re never very good.
Conclusion: A moins d'être un fan absolu de Beyblade, auquel cas, la lecture du test est de toute façon inutile, Beyblade Metal Masters : Nightmare Rex est un jeu inintéressant et répétitif. Collectionner les toupies n'a rien de follement passionnant en soi, et voir deux Beyblades tourner en rond pour essayer de se filer des coups dans un grand décor vide, c'est dur à subir. Encore une adaptation de manga qui rejoint la cohorte des adaptations médiocres.
Pros: La vraie toupie offerte avec le jeu.
Cons: La répétitivité du jeu., La musique., La pauvreté des graphismes.
Excerpt: Après un épisode Metal Fusion vraiment décevant sur DS, on pouvait espérer que le développeur Hudson Soft redresse la barre pour proposer aux nombreux fans de Beyblade une suite plus convaincante. Las, il n'en est rien comme nous allons le voir sans tarder.