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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

5 / 5

Author:

CyberConnect2

OS:

Windows PC

Size:

3 GB available space

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Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Set in a war-ravaged world where a village is destroyed by the fascist Berman Empire, eleven child survivors band together after the attack and board a gigantic tank known as Taranis - a relic of an ancient but technologically-advanced civilization - in order to travel across the dangerous landscape and rescue their families who were taken prisoner.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel is a 2019 video game developed by CyberConnect2. The game is published by CyberConnect2 and was released on July 29, 2021 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Fuga: Melodies of Steel is the first strategy role-playing game in the Little Tail Bronx series, and is designed to be similar to roguelike games where the story is advanced through trial and error. The setting is based on France during World War II and is given a tone where the main characters will experience the horrors and cruelty of war.

Gameplay

Fuga is a strategy role-playing game, and is designed to be similar to roguelike games where the story is advanced through trial and error. The game is separated into 12 chapters and features multiple endings depending on player choice and how many characters survive. Players take control of a group of children who have survived an attack by the Berman empire and are now on a quest to rescue their captured families. The gameplay is separated into 12 chapters and the player's decisions decide how the story progresses. The game is separated into 12 chapters and features multiple endings depending on player choice and how many characters survive. The player controls a tank called Taranis and has to choose when and whom to sacrifice in order to make it to their destination.

The player's party consists of eleven characters from the village of Taranis, who must serve as the tank's crew during the group's journey across the dangerous landscape. The player takes the role of the tank's commander, and the game is separated into twelve chapters. The player is required to make strategic decisions on how to use the Taranis's super weapon, the Soul Cannon, to defeat the Berman Empire.

Graphics

The graphics are meant to be bright and cheerful, to counter the dark tone of the game. The graphics are in 3D and consist of cel-shaded graphics. Fuga is rendered in cell-shading, and is designed to be reminiscent of the Little Tail Bronx series.

Information about replayability

The game is designed to be replayable, with players able to choose from 12 different endings. Fuga: Melodies of Steel is a fairly short game that will take an average player around 5 hours to finish.

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Unique story
  • Interesting gameplay
  • Fun
  • Beautiful graphics
  • Short
  • Original

Cons

  • No online multiplayer
  • No random battles
  • Not available on Nintendo Switch
5

out of 5

Great

On July 26, 2021, a video game called Fuga: Melodies of Steel was released. It was first revealed in a trailer on YouTube. The trailer is narrated by a boy named Fuga, who is from the village of Taranis. The Taranis village was attacked by the Berman Empire. Fuga and 10 other children, including his brother, escaped the village and boarded a gigantic tank named Taranis - a relic of an ancient but technologically-advanced civilization - in order to travel across the dangerous landscape and rescue their families who were taken prisoner.