Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 10:19 Posted by Clash Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:21
Reviewed by Paul for FamilyFriendlyGaming
SCORE: 95/100 The Family Friendly Gaming Seal of Approval!
The Trouble With Robots is a fantastic mix of different styles. This independent game takes side scrolling army battles, and mixes it with the card game genre. Does that confuse you? It confounded me at first. We start with so many troops on the left, and then we play cards to add more troops, and heal them.
The restriction in The Trouble With Robots is we have a charger. Once it reaches a certain point we can play one card, or we can launch some kind of powerful magical attack. What kinds of powerful magical attacks? Things like dropping boulders on an area of the game play field, or hitting your enemies with lightning.
The Trouble With Robots should explain all you will need to know about who we are fighting. These robots come to this medieval style world to conquer it. We raise an army of all kinds of creatures to fight them off. We can use peasants, dwarves, elves, trolls, griffins and more. The more I played The Trouble With Robots the more cards I unlocked. Which is a good thing because they were generally more powerful.
The story and dialogue could use a lot of help. The music in The Trouble With Robots is decent. In fact I enjoyed that little jingle going over and over again. The dialogue between the characters made little to no sense to me. Certain characters flip flop for no reason I could see. It was just convenient or maybe attempts at humor.
The action in The Trouble With Robots can get fast and furious. It can be difficult to track troops. I learned to anticipate certain things and react right after other things. Generally the more troops you have the better chance you have at victory. The cards are drawn randomly so it strategies have to be adjusted based on the cards.
The robots fire energy weapons, shoot missiles, and attack our troops. Our troops launch arrows, punch, kick, hack, and slash the robots. Enemies fall down and disappear as they die. I found no blood or gore while playing The Trouble With Robots. I am very thankful that Family Friendly Gaming was provided a download code for this game. I am even more thankful it worked on my five year old PC.
Family Friendly Factor: 72%
System: Personal Computer (PC)
Publisher: Digital Chestnut
Rating: ‘NR’ - Not Rated