Enjoy the creativity of Minecraft? Do you lust for vehicle’s equipped with advanced weaponry?
Then get ready to become addicted to Robocraft.
What I expected
As an avid PC gamer, I was jumping from League of Legends to Minecraft, World of Warcraft to Dota 2 no game really having any sort of hold over me. Over the course of a few days, I continued to notice a friend playing this mysterious game called Robocraft. Finally, I gave in and investigated further. To my delight, I found it was free. There seemed to be a certain level of creativeness to it due to the various images of drastically looking ships. they had also mentioned the game was still in alpha and to be warned of bugs. Still, I decided then to download the game, within moments it finished and I was able to register my account and play.
What actually happened
In the beginning, it was quite confusing due to the fact that you start your Robocraft adventure in the hangar bay. They offer a starter vehicle which is actually viable compared to creating your own monstrosity. They give you free materials to craft with including light pieces and heavy pieces that affect the weight of the craft. The game uses physics so it’s entirely possible that you could create a ship that falls over immediately when you attempt to turns or descend a hill if your vehicle is not weighted properly.
There are multiple tiers ranging from 1-10, 1 being the lowest level. It’s not uncommon to see the silliest of crafts in this stage. Which adds to the fun. With only 5 minute matches that you can exit from without penalty, it practically encourages you to have fun and try out your wacky designs. The goal of the game is to either crush all of your enemies or capture their base before they do the same.
After the fun of making ridiculous crafts has ended, playing seriously becomes addicting. Every tier is more incredible than the next. At tier 2 you unlock hover blades and thrusters. Tier 3 brings plasma guns and tier 4 brings actually flying crafts and the rail gun which is similar to a sniper.
Although I myself am only in tier 3, I have seen the wonders of tier 7, the flying crafts players have made are incredible, fast and deadly. The games becomes addicting, fun and very light hearted. If friends are in tier 1 while you are in tier 3, no problem! You simply create a tier 1 ship and you are good to go!
I now find myself itching to play more and more of Robocraft to unlock their various tiers, try out new vehicle builds and learn from my opponents which strategies work best. So far I haven’t reached the ‘wall’ where I just grow bored of playing. Granted, I know this wall will come but for having over 20+ hours into the game, it is pretty impressive, especially seeing as it is still in alpha.