A love letter to Mega Man except much shorter and much, MUCH more forgiving. Unless you’re playing with modifiers to make the game harder for you, you get infinite lives and a fair amount of checkpoints each stage. The game takes 1-2 hours to complete depending on your skill level. (I’m average so I died quite a bit, but not to the point of getting frustrated.)
Since this is a fast-paced platformer, the game “feel” is probably the most important thing here, and GB Rober nails it. The controls feel really good, and the gameplay mechanics, while simple, provide enough variety to keep you entertained.
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I really like this game!
I haven’t put a lot of time into it, but so far the enemies and level design feel very fair.
The fact that unlimited lives are on by default really encourages experimenting with your special moves and new weapons, as dying doesn’t really have any consequences: the levels are short so it doesn’t take long to get back to where you were and weapon energy refills on its own.
The roll mechanic is amazing and it feels incredibly rewarding to get a bunch of speed and airtime by jumping off platforms at the right time, skipping huge chunks of the level. This along with the dash makes the game really fun to speedrun (and on that note i do wish there was some sort of timer to keep track of your performance, but it’s not a big deal).
A charming little visual novel about friends, philosophy, memes…oh yeah, and there’s also a robot!
Personally, I enjoyed the game, as well as both endings (for different reasons; something something spoilers). It’s a fairly quick playthrough (maybe 1~2 hours), so it doesn’t require a lot of your time.
Also, the couple of easter eggs I stumbled upon when naming the robot were amusing. :D
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I truly cannot reconmend this game, and here’s why.
I appreciate a game that tries to deal with mental illness and depression. I believe that these are important issues to bring to light, and to have a conversation about. However, there are 2 things about this game that made it really hard for me to swallow:
1. The way that all of the characters related to one another and to each others' personalities and challenges felt very contrived, inauthentic, and ultimately without empathy. You have a charcter that in the beginning literally tries to program a robot to kill his friends laughing with them by the end, a character who fakes his own death, causes everyone massive trauma,. and is ultimately like “lol whoops guys should I not have done that?”, and folks modeling behavior that is absolutely not the right way to deal with or help someone dealing with mental health issues. Yes. The game makes it clear that there are no easy answers and that dealing with those issues is difficult. But I legitimately felt bad playing the game at some points because I had no way to choose better actions for the characters because you literally get to make like 4 choices in the entire game.
As a beginner gamer it’s not always easy to find an interesting game that’s still fun to play and not frustrating. This game is very hard for me but, at the same time, the challenge I’m facing isn’t frustrating. The graphics in this game are very realistic and believable and the characters are just freaking cute. I can only recommend this game and promise you that you will not regret it. Well, perhaps you are losing your time doing other things you should be doing because you got hooked in this game. lol!!!
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Leaf Me Alone
This game is very relaxing and slow game. Ideal to take your mind off things when you want to be left alone and just rest. All you will think of is to clean each level as best as you can. It really helped me to relax after a hard day of work and during my weekend. It is a slow game but the more you play the more points you have to buy upgrades that makes you move faster, suck trash faster and be able to store more trash inside you. The idea of the game is simple as all you have to do is get all the trash inside you and bring them into the trash can robot but it is strangely relaxing and fun.
Very cool collection / foraging game! 10/10
Very cool world, average mechanics.
Game is not difficult.
Simple platformer for kids and adults. The game is quite short and it’s easy to finish. If you have children at home, they can play too.
Girls Like Robots
Not recommended for achievement hunters due to tedious and unfun last achievement.
From it’s store page, this game looks really charming and appealing. It has very positive reviews and an adorable trailer. I bought it for the fun of the puzzles and because I liked the art style. However, by the end of it, I found it to be tedious and unlikable. As someone who strives for 100% on games that I enjoy playing, I open this game now only in pursuit of the last achievement. Here’s what stands out from my experience:
Girls Like Robots is a title that perfectly captures both the charm and the core mechanic of this excellent puzzle game.
It’s such a simple concept. There is a rectangular grid and you’re tasked with placing the various characters in the scene in such a way that everybody is happy or some other requirement is fulfilled. How happy people are is influenced by who they’re next to, so girls literally like robots.
Nerds like girls, like robots and like being near the edge of the group but dislike being next to other nerds (I like to imagine it’s because they disagree on the age-old Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate).
I really want to like this game.
I can appreciate the amount of effort it took to create this,
particularly for one person.
Unfortunately, it is so bug-laden as to be unplayable.
I can’t play more than 20 minutes without some bug totally ruining the game.
Items disappear, the camera moves through the ceiling making it nearly impossible to
see, scene transitions cause a lock-up.
As well, the auto-save/restore is flaky, many times leaving objects in odd locations,
or worse, still ‘active’ (phlegm bombs).
In A Nutshell
It’s not easy to define what genre Mechanism belongs to, or exactly what it is. In this rather unique game, you will control a small robot, in a ruined world, infested with a mysterious substance known as “The Phlegm”. Armed only with your wits and the will to find the truth, you leave your home in search for answers…
The main thing to do in mechanism is exploring a bleak, and devastated world, now lying in ruins, where apparently you are the sole survivor. The atmosphere and art direction are absolutely impressive, and contribute a lot in giving out a sense of mystery, alienation, and loneliness. Soon, you will figure out certain items you find will have each their specific use, mostly in repairing broken machinery, allowing the exploration of different areas of the map. In each new area, you will find new items, dangers, and maybe answers to what happened.
Tengam is a warehouse robot with one problem – her magnets won’t turn off. But she’s not going to let that stop her from getting the job done.
A clever, bite-sized puzzler with a unique, magnetic mechanic
50 challenging rooms, with meshes, carts, holes, switches.
Can you solve them all?
Little Robot Stories
Little Robot Stories is a series of short stories about a little robot doing everyday things in a large city. The little robot goes on adventures like trying to find Doggo-bot, taking pictures around the city, going camping, etc. The game is a slow paced, casual game. Just sit back, point, and click to follow the little robot on a relaxing adventure.
What kind of game is it? Little Robot Stories is a casual point-and-click style game. You point the mouse and click to have the little robot move or interact with stuff.
How much play time is the game? The game is divided into several short standalone episodes. Most players average around 10 to 20 minutes per episode. Total play time is around one hour.
Do you need to play the episodes in order? No, you can play which ever episode you want in any order. The little robot’s apartment might change after some episodes.
What is the little robot’s name? The little robot’s name is ROE.
Does ROE likes pizza? Yes, ROE really likes pizza. The ROE chose it’s apartment because of it’s proximity to the local pizzeria.
What is a Doggo-bot? Doggo-bot is ROE’s robot dog. You can help ROE find Doggo-bot in the Little Robot Stories demo! AVAILABLE NOW!
An original and very tactical game of subversion, deceit and general skullduggery.
Obey brings to the table a fresh approach to the pvp multiplayer experience. The aim of the game is to be the first to achieve a certain monetary goal (usually 10,000 cents) and the means to achieve this goal varies considerably.
At the beginning of each match each player finds themselves in control of a cute little bunny rabbit (a hamster or guinea pig perhaps?). The first player to enter the Robot doorway is the player who gets to control it, thus a race is on. Upon entering the robot the electric sentries will all power up rewarding any late comers with electrocution, there is no second place.
This is a fantastic game, suffice it to say. It’s set around the concept of getting your enemies to act against their own self interest, which you may be confused about, after all, why would your opponents try to help you win? Well, because they think that it’ll also help themselves win. The victor is typically the one who best enlists the help of the other players while keeping them thinking that they’re not actually sabotaging themselves. Either that or that one bunny which just plays perfectly obedient the whole game yet still somehow wins because they’re getting steady progress towards that 10,000 cent goal while everyone else is squabbling to be overlord.