Set inside the bloodstream, this sci-fi shooter is unique.
Common Sense Media
31 August 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Microbot is a downloadable sci-fi action shooter with some semi-realistic science elements since the game takes place inside the human body. Don't expect kids to walk away from the game with a newfound knowledge of human anatomy; although it's very possible that the game could stir up some interest in learning more about biology.
Summary: " Microbot " offers a lot for the price. An ever changing story mode, leader board and multiplayer all extend the games life for those interested, as does the chance to experiment with different load outs. All of this is framed well graphically within its interesting setting and presented with a degree of consistency that holds the whole experience together better than most downloadable titles.
Conclusion: Microbot’s interesting premise, setting, and mechanics are undermined by several issues that cause the game to be more of a tedious chore than an enjoyable experience. The only way that MicroBot is really recommendable is to pairs of friends that are looking for a local or online co-op shooter on XBLA or PSN to play together, though you might as well wait for a sale since you’re only getting it for half of the game for $10 at that point.
Excerpt: Blissfully subtle, MicroBot transports the player on an unexpected journey through the human body. If Ikaruga is an intense white noise record, where previously unseen patterns slowly materialise through the chaos, then MicroBot is the Ibiza comedown track. This is a story of when science goes wrong. How far can science go before we begin to play god? No longer is any scientific goal impossible.
Conclusion: MicroBot is a game caught between two contradictory poles. On the one end you have smoothly paced exploration and collectible hunting that lets you appreciate the game's enticing visual presentation. On the other, you have fast-paced shooting and quick maneuvering that makes for some frantic, challenging action. Unfortunately, these two opposing scenarios make poor partners, each diluting the other to create a fairly bland experience.
Pros: Vivid imagining of microscopic environments, Cool customization possibilities.
Cons: Action is rarely exciting, Some obtrusive audio effects.
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