Excerpt: As is the case with gameplay, Metal Saga has its own unique style. From a technical standpoint, Metal Saga isn’t pushing the PS2’s technology. Characters, especially tanks, show off enough detail, though for the most part everything has a bland, drab feeling.
Excerpt: When I first heard about Atlus’s Metal Saga, I thought the game looked like an interesting RPG and thought the story sounded rather fun. Now that the game has been released, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to slide it into the Playstation 2 and give it a go.
Excerpt: Metal Saga is a different role-playing game, a very different role-playing game. A game which, in the first few hours, offers the opportunity to fight a colossal sand shark in the desert, to chug drinks at a bar, to be resurrected by a creepy mad scientist, to fight a group of bandits attacking a...
Excerpt: In early November, Atlus USA announced that Metal Saga , a new RPG exclusively for the PlayStation 2, will be hitting the US in Spring of 2006. The world in Metal Saga is in danger, as mankind's large amounts of pollution threaten the planet's very existence.
Conclusion: If you're looking for an RPG to pass the time with while you're waiting for the next great adventure Metal Saga is definitely worth looking at. As things stand I can only see hardcore RPG fans looking for something different to get the most out of it.
Excerpt: It was apparent from the start that Metal Saga was not made for players like me. Though claiming to be open-ended, the game strongly encourages the path of adventure. "Settling down" is anathema.
Excerpt: No matter what else Metal Saga got wrong, I knew two minutes in that its score wasn't going to dip below a five. It starts off traditionally enough for a Japanese role-playing game, with a young man in a small town setting out to make his way in the world.
Excerpt: The game centers around exploration and bounty hunting; it's generally non-linear with the only thing keeping you from walking from one end of the world to the other being the difficulty of the enemies you'll encounter.