Robot Rising is simply a topnotch action RPG game with some elements of city building pitched in for good measure. While that combination sounds horrid and a sure recipe for half-baked disaster, Robot Rising mixes everything up so wonderfully that this addictive Facebook game is surely worth an hour or two of play time.
In Robot Rising, the plot line follows the first line uttered in the opening cinematic. “When the machines became aware, war was inevitable.” Before you brush Robot Rising off as a Terminator wannabe, check out the opening cinematic in question first.
Now that we’ve established the reason of your character’s plight in Robot Rising, let’s dive right in and check where Robot Rising rocks and where it kind of sucks.
First off, the amazing graphics are a no-brainer. It’s basically a given since this is another Unity Web Player 3D game. However, the designers do deserve recognition because the vivid characterization of the post-AI world is beautiful and surprisingly not hard for the eyes. The level designs are intuitive and loot and enemies are easily visible. This is truly a game that exploits the capabilities of the Unity Web Player.
With regards to gameplay, Robot Rising is an interesting amalgamation of the action dungeon-calling titles such as Diablo and NeverWinter Nights combined with light elements of crafting and city building from CityVille and Farmville 2.
You can upgrade your robot, manufacture new ones, make spare parts and weapons and other high tech stuff at your home base through materials that you collect on the robot complexes, or dungeons. In your base, familiar elements of crafting from other title make an appearance which makes this game accessible for fans of games such as Farmville 2.
The robot complexes or dungeons are where the brunt of the gun-slinging metal-melting action is played. You must face and evade a vast array of melee, ranged and AOE enemies using your own huge arsenal of weapons which includes lasers, guns, missile launchers, grenades, and even dispersible turrets.
The graphics and gameplay are melded together by an equally impressive soundtrack that hints at the mysterious and modern atmosphere of the game’s setting. The sound effects are also equally remarkable as aside from the usual plethora of explosions and booms, the scratches of robots lurking around and of turrets buzzing in the horizon is also well executed.
In conclusion, Robot Rising is truly a game for gamers. The graphics, sounds and gameplay are easily on par with some of the best games on the shelves. The thing is, Robot Rising is also a social game on Facebook and that’s where it currently lags.
Social options are pretty limited to gifting materials or crafting components. Developer Stomp Games hastily assures fans however that updates in the pipeline may include multiplayer combat and questing as well as other social options.
Robot Rising is not a game to read about and appreciate. It’s a game that simply must be played. Go ahead and visit the app page, launch the game, and then tell us what you think of this amazing 3D game.