Conclusion: If you have an Xbox Live Gold account, you can pick it up free until the end of the month, and you should definitely give it a try. At its normal price of $10, I’d still recommend it, but only if you’re a fan of the genre.
Excerpt: Shoot Many Robots is a game where you do indeed pull the trigger on many automatons, which gives this digital title the kind of refreshing bluntness you only tend to see in games that cost less than ten quid. Also, the robots are evil. It's a game familiar in more ways than one. Fashioned by a fledgling studio whose previous credits include porting Mass Effect to the PC and crafting Borderlands' Arena mode, there's a few key RPG tropes draped like a fancy throw over the...
Excerpt: Shoot Many Robots has, perhaps, the most apt video game title in the past few years. There are many, MANY robots to shoot here. While some of the concepts in Shoot Many Robots may be cliché, Demiurge Studios has set out to create a unique, fun experience. Yes, killer robots have been done in video [...
Conclusion: It may be mindless and repetitive, but it's still easy to get drawn into Shoot Many Robots. The one-trick gameplay has enough humor and weapon variety to make it a good buy if you're looking to shut your brain down for a while.
Pros: Good amount of content for the $10 price, Large variety of weapons and gear, Lots of gratuitous robot killing and explosions, Great sense of humor.
Cons: Grows monotonous with time, Repeats levels and boss battles.
Shoot Many Robots, buy many guns, repeat many times
19 March 2012
Excerpt: Some action games challenge you to get better, use new tools, and adapt to new enemies. Shoot Many Robots can’t be bothered with that nonsense. It is a game about simply persevering, mostly by holding down a button that fires your gun. You’ll eventually buy a new gun that does more damage to shoot the robots that have more hit points to earn money to buy a new gun that does more damage to shoot the robots that have more hit points to earn money to buy a new gun that does...
Excerpt: The command issued in Shoot Many Robots ’ title isn’t just one small piece of the experience — it’s really the whole shebang, as you and up to three online pals (or one local buddy) saunter through farms and factories alike zapping hordes of the little buggers. Co-op shooting with thousands of sentient machines to slay? It should be an absolute riot, but sadly, this dull slog yields only malaise and disappointment.
Pros: + Co-op perks up an otherwise workmanlike shooter.
Cons: ? Could dual-stick controls have improved this game?
Conclusion: Don't be fooled by the over-the-top explosions and seemingly exciting gameplay - Shoot Many Robots is as dull as they come, horribly repetitive and, worst of all, just after your money. It's a shame, as I was genuinely excited by the prospect of this but even adding co-op play to the mix doesn't save this from being a massive waste of your time and Microsoft Points.
Conclusion: Despite Demiurge Studios’ best efforts, their attempts at variation and visual flair cannot distract from the life-less and unexciting game that lies underneath. Yes, there is multiplayer, but that really only makes the whole experience four times as worse. On occasion, games come along that have incredible game mechanics but a terrible look. Or vice versa. Shoot Many Robots , regrettably, has neither.