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Written by Daniel Westerstal   
Wednesday, 24 January 2007

The makers of Actua Soccer 2, SoulBringer and GunMetal develop a very special game we simply couldn’t predict, read our review.

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The interstellar ship Eidolon embarks on its journey to a faraway galaxy carrying frozen human colonists. In the future humans will obviously delegate more power to robots as they are taking care of the ship during the voyage. A couple of light years away the Eidolon main computer breaks down and it’s up to the little smart maintenance robot Asimov to rescue the ship.

Mr Robot is very hard to categorize as it’s sort of a mixture between a strategy, role-playing and puzzle game. The story evolves during the game as you make your way around the ship meeting different robots and computers. Actually the storyline is one of the best parts of the game, the dialogues are fun and aren’t that long, it’s easy and entertaining to follow them.

Most of the game however is about hacking or shutting down computer systems, stop renegade robots and moving stuff around. The hacking of computer systems is pretty straight forward; you navigate a circuit board as you encounter enemies. When you encounter an enemy the game switches to a battle screen, the battles works and looks a lot like the Heroes of Might and Magic –series. You use different items and gain experience as you win battles.

Another puzzle part of Mr Robot is when you have to move crates or other items around. It’s also fun but maybe a bit limited. When it comes to the game play Mr Robot resembles the old classic D/Generation, but much better. The missions are mostly about opening doors by moving crates and obtaining keys.

Mr Robot is most of the time an isometric experience; it’s one of the most beautiful isometric games I have ever seen though. The shading and colors are simply stunning. Personally I like the brighter color scheme more than all those dark isometric games out there. Controlling Asimov is done by the arrow keys or using the mouse, the mouse is easier to use but if you use a touchpad the arrow keys are probably the way to go.

The game comes packed with a really good soundtrack; it’s sort of a slow relaxing beat. The developers could have had more tracks though since it becomes a bit repetitive. There is also no special music when you move into battles, so the drama when fighting could have been higher.

Mr Robot is one of the most original games we have played so far. The game is sort of a mixture between D/Generation and the Heroes of Might and Magic series, but with its own dose of originality and style. This game is a must, it should fit a wide array of players. Mr Robot might be one of the best games this year, and it’s only January.



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Related: Heroes of Might and Magic, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Beyond Divinity, Star Trek Away Team
Developer: Moonpod Games
Website for Game: http://www.moonpod.com/English/about_mr.robot.php
Publisher: N/A
O/S: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP /Vista
Where to get: Download demo here!
Cost of full game: $24.95
Year of Release: 2007

Requirements:
Pentium III 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 32 MB VRAM Direct X 9.0c
Tested on:
AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz, 2x512 MB RAM, Geforce 4 64 MB, Windows XP.




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1. 28-02-2007 12:04
 
Very cool, very different
I didn't now wat to expect looking at the screenshots, very strange game, part adventure, part puzzle, part final fantasy type thing. Cool game. Some of the puzzles were a bit tricky though. Thumbs up :)
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