Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble
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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is an Advance War inspired turn-based tactics game. Boasting nice graphics and soundtrack, but forgettable story and poor controls. While the game has it's moments in the sun, the issues with the controls truly kill the fun for me. With a lacking story, if controls are an issue, what fun is there to be had? Then there's the ethical issues behind the company itself, but I'll leave that to you to decide.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble redeems what was missing from the original while bringing a massive, fresh campaign and some new mechanics to fans of the genre.
Area 35 offers you a quality experience with Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble. It's full of content and you will spend tens of hours if not more than a hundred hours on it.
Tiny Metal: Full Rumble checks off a lot of elements that I’ve been wanting in a turned based strategy. With the variety of troops and scenarios available, it’s something that is easy to get into but it’s hard to master as there’s no cushion for the punishment you’ll receive if you are not careful. Great to play on both a TV and on the go, lovers of the style have plenty to enjoy with this one!
This is worth picking up for most fans of the turn based tactical strategy genre and worth thinking about picking up for a newcomers first foray into the genre.
While it does suffer from certain flaws and bugs, Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is still a definite step up from its predecessor, with its improved enemy AI as well as new gaming mechanics and one that fans of turn-based strategy games should check out.
I have appreciated my time with Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble...with the depth of strategy, and wide array of missions to choose from, there is plenty of fun to be found in this not so tiny entry into the turn-based strategy genre.
In the end, It just didn’t feel like Area 35 tried anything that dramatic in this sequel, just more of the same with some minor upgrades, and taking ideas from games that did it better. TINY METAL was born in the shadow of Advance Wars, and sadly, Full Metal Rumble never steps out of that shadow. I know that sounds harsh, and much as it pains me to say, I don’t know how else the next game can improve without criticism. Because I honestly still like TINY METAL, I just expect much more from it. That said, for $14.99, you get a lot of game for your money. I spent almost 30 hours just on Story mode alone, and there’s a lot more to do, such as Skirmish, Multiplayer and many, many goodies you can unlock with in-game currency. There’s also labs you can find in Story mode to unlock optional side missions. And if you are a perfectionist, each mission has optional conditions you can achieve to get more points. If you’re a fan of strategy games, TINY METAL: Full Metal Rumble might still be worth a look. But if you’re a stickler and want a better adventure, there are far better options available right now.
Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is an impressive SRPG with rewarding gameplay, fun online multiplayer, and loads of replay value.
Advance Wars may have fallen into the archives of history and left some rather big shoes to fill however Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble exceeded my expectations in every way and comes the closest we have ever seen to another release whilst standing firmly on its own two feet unashamedly its own entity.