Metallic Child

Studio HG, Studio HG, CREST

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
64%
Critics Recommend
Based on 12 critic reviews
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Metallic Child

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 16, 2021
PCSep 16, 2021

Developer: Studio HG

Publishers: Studio HG, CREST

Genres: RPG, Action, Roguelike

METALLIC CHILD is a rogue-lite, core-action game, featuring Rona, an android known as “Metallic Child,” taking place in a space laboratory in the latter part of the 20th century. A large-scale rebellion has taken place in the space laboratory Life Stream. All robots aboard, with the exception of Rona and Pan, are conspiring to crash Life Stream into planet Earth. Rona has stood up to stop this plot, and you will be the one to guide Rona by remotely operating her through this "game." ■ CORE GRABBING, ROGUE-LITE, CORE-ACTION Hardcore action utilizing randomized item distribution, characteristic of a rogue-lite game, and a system of strengthening by robbing Cores from enemies. This game is sure to provide players with a fresh, new experience. ■ “GRAB, HURL, AND ELIMINATE!” This is not just some ordinary hack-and-slash game, but also includes elements of a beat’ em up! You can grab enemies and use them as a shield, hurl them against others, or even mash them into a wall to deal damage. ■ DEVASTATING BATTLES AGAINST A MULTIFARIOUS FLEET OF BOSSES Rona will be facing numerous bosses who try to thwart her efforts. Rona will be tormented by the unique skills possessed by these bosses. But, by defeating them, Rona can obtain their skills and use it to go against even stronger bosses. ■ AN INTERACTIVE STORY AND QUESTS You, the gamer, will be operating Rona remotely from Earth. You and Rona will be interacting with many NPCs while exploring the ship, to get to the truth of the rebellion. What exactly happened that day in the spaceship… You, not just as a player, but as a key character of this game, are soon to find out.

Metallic Child Critic Reviews

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GamingTrend

Jazz Stewart
65 / 100
GamingTrend

I can't pretend like I didn't have any fun with Metallic Child and honestly I should probably give it more credit for getting me to play it to its conclusion, even though I usually skip games of this genre. But it has a repetitive nature, game breaking bugs, and heavy handed poorly paced story.

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Metallic Child delivers a compelling, dialogue-packed and seemingly fully-voiced quasi-roguelite anime adventure with quite some aplomb, and is certainly an impressive achievement from apparent solo dev Studio HG. The price is right and it's only some issues with repetitive gameplay that bring the title down a little. There's plenty to see and do and a meaty adventure to get stuck into, with "achievements" to unlock and permanent incremental upgrades to purchase with dropped currency as you smash your enemies to pieces. An impressive debut that's very clearly made by someone who understands how important feedback is to a game like this; it's a slick, exciting robot-smashing fest for your Switch.

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Metallic Child is a wild anime dungeon crawler wrapped in a few roguelike mechanics. Though its levels can run a bit long and its combat grow repetitive, a friendly difficulty makes bashing robot masters and their ilk a joy.

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Despite the repetitiveness of the various stages, Metallic Child is a fun action-filled story, highlighted by unique gameplay. If rogue-lite games are one of your favorite genres, it’d be a sin not to give Metallic Child a go. Actually, even if rogue-lite games aren’t your typical cup of tea, it’s still worth a go.

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