Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods – Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Developer: Nuberu Games
Publisher: Nuberu Games, KISS ltd
Platform: PC
Tested on: PC

Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods – Review

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It’s a Metal Gea-, no, no, it’s not actually, it’s not quite as stealth and espionage orientated but more heavy metal and killer riffs based; it’s Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods. The game has been released and thus has safely made it out of the womb that is Early Access. Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods is a metal game through and through, for and by metal loving fans. It’s like Brütal Legend, yet unlike it, as this game isn’t a tower defense game under an action adventure veneer. So tune those guitars and pick your favorite picks to strum your way to victory.



In a world where metal truly does turn fans into violent, aggressive, destructive people using the power of their favorite genre purely for evil, you and your trusty guitar are out to relinquish the metal fans from the grip that’s taken hold over them. Only you and your sick riffs can cleanse the evil from their souls and free them from their path of destruction. With every level you’ll take down an ancient demon that’s taken hold.

Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods isn’t about the personal growth of your character, but more about a character being badass, showing off his or her sick musical skills, all the while doing some good. This doesn’t mean that the story isn’t entertaining. It’s something that holds together the game and that’s all Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods really needs.



The game is supported by Unity. This engine is being used by a lot of developers and credit where credit is due, the engine makes the best out of the graphics. Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods has a cartoony vibe to it, yet it’s not completely hand drawn. The game, however, isn’t quite cell shaded. It’s a mix between 2D and 3D where the characters pop out of the map.

The characters, both the protagonists as the antagonists were given some flair by the developers, something that makes them stand out from one another. There’s been some real nice sculpting when it comes to the characters. Not just copy pasting one character and give them another power, but every character is different and identifying them is a sinch, making it easy for you to single out the biggest threaths while simultaneously making it easy for you to spot where which enemy is and where they might run toward. On a side note, bigger isn’t always badder, keep an eye out for the smaller enemies as they have a tendency to gank you if you aren’t being attentive to their positioning.


The maps aren’t just squares, sometimes their edges have some objects jutting out, which is a nice detail, but it’s not so nice when you are in a dark part of the maps and your bullets are hitting the invisible walls while you are being assailed left, right and dead center.


Skimming on this front would really sting for this game in particular as the whole theme of the game hinges on the sound. Fret not, there are some really nice tunes for you to purify the souls of your enemies to. Whenever you start a level a song starts, if for some reason you are tired of that song, you can change it up at a jukebox at a vendor for the measly sum of one gold coin. Know however that changing it is random, so there’s no way for you to choose.

Bossfights have their own tunes and the title of the song and the band playing said song are given some props before the fight. So you won’t have to play around with apps on your phone to know the title of the songs as they’ll be provided at the start of the battle. This is also done when you change a number, although this isn’t all in your face, but in the lower right hand corner as a opposed to the full screen display you get at a boss fight.



Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods is a roguelite action adventure game. This means that when you die, you lose everything and have to start all over again, no checkpoints, no save files. However, when you do certain tasks in the game, like beat a 1000 metal kids, or visit all the rooms on a map, you get points, which you can use to buy upgrades that stay unlocked no matter how many times you die. So it’s not like you’ll be completely reset every time you die.

The game is randomly generated so you’ll never know what’s going to come next. This also means that rooms are never the same. There’s quite some different rooms, there are the normal ones, where you just kill your way through a horde of enemies, the trap rooms that often have a prize hiding behind some deadly contraptions, a ‘stand off’ room where you initiate in a rock off and take down enemies against the clock, a vendor room and the boss room. Rooms often vary in size and amount of enemies so even though you might breeze through a stage, it might not be so on your second way around.


Moving around is done with the W,A,S,D keys and shooting is done with the left mouse button. When you finish levels you’ll unlock powers from the rock gods and they’ll aid you in purifying your fellow metal heads. You can unlock special moves, like a slide dash. Pressing space bar makes it possible for you to slide into an enemy or out of a dangerous situation.

If you are looking for a game where you aren’t alone in your conquest, then rejoice as you’ll be able to shred it up with a buddy, just hook up two controllers and you’ll be jamming it up in no time.



If you are looking for a game that’s both fun, frantic and fast paced, then Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods is just for you. Just don’t expect any Mozart or any other soothing tunes, instead you’ll get your money’s worth on sick Metal tunes. The price being what it is coupled to the fact that it’s a roguelite and thus tough as nails, makes it so you’ll be sure to get your bang for your buck.

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