- The presentation side of the game is packed to the rafters with charm and both the visuals and sound design enhance the gameplay quite considerably.
- In terms of content there’s quite a lot for you to sink your teeth into and the best thing is that the content will keep you satisfied for many hours.
- I really enjoyed the game’s easy to pick up and play style and by them going through every little detail it means it makes itself accessible to all gamers.
- Each mechanic in the game is pretty much flawless and when they combine together it ends up making the gameplay not only fun but unique in a way as well.
- I was very pleased to see an online component included in the game and thankfully the online works well which in turn gives the game even more replayability.
- There are multiple cards for you to use and this means that no game ever plays out the same way.
- There are far too many loading screens and this can be annoying from time to time especially if you’re itching to play.
All in all every now and then there’s a game that comes out which surprises you at every turn. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that I thought the game was going to be bad or anything like that but when it came to Insane Robots I didn’t think it would be as good as it is. I’m not a huge fan when it comes to card based game’s so for me to enjoy a game of this ilk as much as I did is a very impressive feat and in terms of card based game’s Insane Robots is probably the best I’ve ever played. One of the main reasons why I enjoyed this game more than other similar game’s is because it has a very easy to pick up and play style. It never gets too complicated and this meant that I had much more fun throughout my time with the game. The fun factor hardly ever dwindles as well which is great because in terms of content the game has quite a lot for you to be getting on with. The content also has a decent amount of variety which definitely keeps things fresh and interesting for longer and I can see this being a game I return back to time and time again. As you can tell then the game has a huge amount of replayability and the inclusion of an online component makes the game pretty much endless. Speaking about the online components I thought they worked extremely well and when the game fully releases I don’t think there will be many if any problems at all, which is great. The gameplay side of things also doesn’t feature any problems as well and that’s great because there are a number of different mechanics in play at the same and when it’s all said and done they combine together flawlessly creating a fun and very enjoyable experience. This fun and excitement lasts for a very long time as well and that’s mainly because no game ever plays out the same way due to there being lots of cards for you to use at any given time. As far as gripes go I only have one and that is that there are lots of loading screens to contend with, but this is a very small gripe and you get used to them in the end. The presentation side of the game is charming to say the least. Visually the game is packed to the brim with colour and the accompanying sound design works extremely well within the gameplay, which is great. At the end of the day as far as indie game’s go this is up there with some of the best I’ve ever played. It gets all of the important aspects spot on and in the end to say I had fun with Insane Robots would be a massive understatement.
I rate Insane Robots 9/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Genre: Card & board/Strategy
Release Date (Xbox One): July 13, 2018