Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Robot Arena III Gameplay Review

I'm playing Robot Arena III, a robot combat simulation by Gabriel Interactive and Octopus Tree.

The game features a career mode that is simply a series of bracket-style tournaments against AI bots. Strangely, once a tournament are finished, you cannot replay it again without joining another team and losing all of your robot designs. Exhibition matches against the AI and online events are also available. The bot lab needs more documentation, but it is a flexible method of creating a wide range of robots. Designs can be easily shared through Steam Workshop. Controls are assigned for each robot by the designer and can vary wildly. Camera controls are very poor, and the physics are inconsistent (sometimes hilariously so). The AI is just good enough to be a semi-intelligent opponent. If its shortcomings can be excused, Robot Arena III is a fairly entertaining simulation.