Insane Robots – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One Review of Insane Robots
Insane Robots is a card game unlike any other. When I say it’s a card game I most certainly don’t mean Snap. Instead of trying to find pairs you will have to try and win epic 1v1 robot fights! It’s basically a fight to the death.
The campaign takes over 15 hours so don’t expect to be finishing this in a couple of hours. Without giving away to many spoilers, you have to lead a robot rebellion through various arenas to and get to the robot despot at the end. What’s good is that there are 8 different tournaments you have to win and a prolog before hand to show you the ropes. This is good as it doesn’t through you striaght in the deep end. You aren’t given much information on why you are there but you learn more as you proceed. All you need to know for the start is that you’re a robot called Franklin. The further you get the more characters you unlock.
Each character has different abilities but what’s more interesting is each character also has an Arch-Enemy. As well as this, when choosing a character it also tells you a little bit about them. For example it tells you what they used to do and also tells you what they do now. There are around 8 different characters to unlock throughout the campaign that all play differently so make sure you try them all out.
I’ve spoke about the story and the characters but how do you play? At the start of every battle you will draw 3 cards. You will then get to choose if you want to keep them all or if there are any that you want to change. I am going to keep it simple by saying these cards play as your attack and your defence. You must have 2 attack cards on the field before you can attack, likewise you must have 2 defense cards on the field for it to work. Both you and your opponent will have a certain amount of health. Whoever takes out there opponent first wins. You can take out your opponent using your attacks, but you have to make sure your attack is higher than their defence or your attack will fail. There are also loads of powerups (these are called Glitchs and Hacks) that you can use to gain the advantage but these are best learned through playing.
A feature that I like a lot about this game is that you can play against a friend. Not only a local friend but online too. Both, local multiplayer and online multiplayer are also and really easy to set up. After a few clicks you will be searching for an opponent online so you best be on your A-Game.
If you don’t fancy playing the campaign or multiplayer there is also a Quick Play option. This is where you play as a sentry turret and take on the other robots. This is a good starting place to help you get to know the characters available as well as how to play the game. There are 9 levels available and you must complete one before moving onto the next. All of these battles are replayable at any time.
Insane Robots comes out on 13th July 2018 and I definitely recommend you pick it up. For a price of £15.99 you get hours of fun, not only for yourself but for your friends and family too!
Price – £15.99
Developer/Publisher – Playniac
Review Code Supplied by One PR Studio