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Full Metal Furies Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Full Metal Furies is a co-operative fighting game where you defend the free world from tyrannical titans. With three friends you each choose a character and work together to defeat special enemies, string combination attacks and save a war torn world that is battling itself to extinction.

The emphasis is on button mashing fun with friends, but to do well you need to hone your skills and work together. If you play on your own you pick two characters to switch and make best use of their different abilities:
  • Alex the Friendly Fighter – Close combat combos.
  • Meg the Near-sighted Sniper – Tactical mines and ranged shooting.
  • Triss the Boxy Tank – Protect allies with your shield.
  • Erin the Ovally Engineer – Position turrets for the team's advantage.

These characters work really well as they have both distinct advantages as well as limitations. This balancing requires you to work as a team to take down the wide range of unique enemies: charging Minotaurs, leaping Lycaon and even artillery-striking Artillerists. Also, because certain enemies require particular (character colour-coded) attacks, having a diverse group where everyone is important is built into the game. If one of the team dies you may need to revive them before you can carry on.

Collect gold and level your party up as you go. Find blueprints hidden throughout the world to upgrade your kit. Maybe turn the Engineer into a machine-gun firing banshee. Or turn the Tank into an area-clearing shouting banshee. Or have the Hammer become a super-speed spinning banshee.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 06/11/2018

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Developer: Cellar Door Games (@CellarDoorGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 13 hours to complete. It will take over 20 hours to discover everything in the game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.

CostsCosts

Full Metal Furies usually costs £14.99 to £16.74.
 

Full Metal Furies

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
Switch Store Switch £14.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 7+ for mild violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Full Metal Furies Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@CellarDoorGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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