Parents' Guide to

Full Metal Furies

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Throwback arcade-action game packs in co-op fun.

Game Windows , Xbox One 2018
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In an age where nostalgic appeals are seemingly everywhere in gaming, what makes this title refreshing is its mostly successful emphasis on cooperative play. Full Metal Furies is an absolute blast to sit down and play with friends as you fight together through the ruined town of Thessaly, the Foloi Forest, the tombs of the Stygian Well, and more. There are secrets to unlock, hidden equipment to discover and master, and loads of skills to earn through experience. The biggest snag is that the operative word in this praise is "with friends," as multiplayer is either invite-only if you're online or if you have friends with you in the room. Although this is by no means a major knock against the game, it does hinder how much you'll be able to play with others.

Though, to be clear, it does diminish enjoyment slightly because the game can be "grindy," or forcing multiple walkthroughs of areas and levels so you can earn enough gold to unlock better stats for your characters. If you're playing solo (which is doable, just not advisable), the challenge is eased somewhat by being able to choose and play as two different characters and quickly switch off between them on the fly. From the near-sighted sniper to the showboating fighter, the four characters are truly distinct and you'll likely find one you have the most fun with, and the types you like to play best with. The whole package exudes fun, encourages you to tinker, and is truly elevated when you're able to get a game going with others. Even if you aren't nostalgic for the games this is paying tribute to, Full Metal Furies is easily a contender for being a go-to staple with you and your friends.

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