Thursday, 29 August 2013

App Review No. 18 Metalstorm Online

Strong Points:
Great graphics and sounds track
Good sound effects
Lots of planes
Lots of upgrades
Survival mode is fun
Campaign is difficult but still possible to complete

Weak Points:
Too many things are premium
Campaign is too short
Not enough good updates
Gyroscopic controls mean that you have to be standing still
Needs wireless connection to play

In-depth Review:

Release Dates:
World Wide: May 10th 2011

Controls:
Gyroscopes to control plane
Touch buttons to fire cannon/ missile, speed up etc.

Metalstorm Online: Wingman is the first game in the two-part saga of Metalstorm. In this game, you follow the story of the new recruit in the Helios Squad, Atlas. As you go through the campaign you participate in dogfights, destroy boats and break through impenetrable shields to annihilate a munitions factory that is fuelling a rebellion that threatens to overturn the Empire. Oh, and all the while you are in search of an Empire fleet carrier. Just as you are about to finish off the rebels...it ends. That's it. No more. Not even an update. I kept waiting, it never came. Oh well.

Survival mode is a great aspect of the game as it lets you just have fun while destroying planes for as long as you can, well, survive. You can also battle players online which are fun as well and offers a different challenge to regular CPU challenges.

The wingman aspect of the game is also innovative. It enables you to have a second computer controlled unit that helps you in battle. You get a choice of in game units or your friends. The planes in the game look great, sound great, handle great and cost a great amount of money. If you want to get the best planes, then you will have to buy in-game money with your own hard-earned cash. It is possible to complete the game without paying anything but it does mean that you miss out on a lot of content. But like I said the game is still good with the original planes.  

Conclusion: this game is great but could be amazing with a longer campaign, a choice of offline mode and less premium items. The graphics are brilliant along with the soundtrack and storyline (albeit being a bit short) but it could have been even better. 

Rating: 80%

Goodbye for now, Harry 

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