Parents' Guide to

Gal Metal

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Interesting, cluttered music game forces rhythmic precision.

Game Nintendo Switch 2018
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While this music game is fun when you get to play drums, there's way too much between you and the music to keep you engaged. In Gal Metal, some music-hating aliens have come to Earth to take over, and it's up to you and your band mates to stop them by rockin' out. Holding the Switch's controllers like they're drumsticks, you have to follow along with the rhythm, scoring points as you go. In other words, it's like if the drumming parts of Rock Band or Guitar Hero got their own Japanese-flavored spin-off game.

If this is all there was to Gal Metal, it would be a lot of fun. But there's a lot that gets between you and the rockin', and most of it ain't fun. For instance, the game's story is told through manga-style panels, but it goes on way too long, especially at the beginning. You also have rather chatty friends, who insist on roping you into lengthy group texts. It also doesn't help that this game's rather unforgiving; you have to be right on the beat, and there's no wiggle room. Some players might also be annoyed that the music isn't great, and also isn't that metal. But if you are looking for a drum game and don't mind all the waiting and/or enjoy Japanese faux-metal, Gal Metal will help you rock and roll all night, and suffer from drummer's elbow every day.

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