Metal Slug XX is out on Steam but the user reviews aren't glowing

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Metal Slug XX is a revised and expanded edition of Metal Slug 7, which took the original Nintendo DS game and bulked it up for an Xbox and PSP release back in 2010. On January 31st, the run-and-gun 2D shooter was added to the growing Metal Slug library on Steam (opens in new tab), but the response hasn't been great.

It's sitting on a Mostly Negative review rating (opens in new tab), with players highlighting problems with the port like a lack of graphics options, no way to rebind the keys, and the fact that pressing Escape closes the game without warning (you're supposed to use Ctrl to go back a step in the menu instead).

Even if you're playing with a controller the inability to change resolution—especially when the trailer highlighted its "1080p and 4K compatibility"—might be a frustration, and several of the reviews highlight "input lag" as a concern as well. Maybe hold off on this one.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.