First and foremost I’ll give EleMetals credit for going all in on its head banging style. I’m one of those people who consider pretty well all forms of (good) metal underappreciated, so it warms my heart to see (and hear) games that break it out for some appropriate fun. All of that said, at its core this is still, as its name implies, a game 100% focused on providing an arena for you and some friends (or bots) to laugh and carry on while destroying each other… though in my experience the environments themselves may be the most lethal threats out there. You’ll jump, boost, deflect fire (if you’re willing to risk it), shoot, and try to grab the power-ups when they appear, trying to be the last rocker standing. With some friends it does make for a loud and good time, though I’d certainly question its longevity given its simpler one-note nature and relatively small collection of arenas to fight in.
Justin Nation, Score: