Review: A Robot Named Fight! (Steam)

A Robot Named Fight is a Metroidvania roguelike focused on exploration and item collection. Explore a different, procedurally-generated labyrinth each time you play and discover randomized power-ups to traverse obstacles, find secrets and explode meat beasts.

Pros:

  • Retro 16 bit graphics.
  • 608MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Metroidvania gameplay. AKA action platformer slash puzzler.
  • Three save slots.
  • Graphics options- Resolution and v-sync.
  • Rebindable keys for pad and keyboard.
  • Full controller support.
  • Seed number- Displayed on the pause screen, You can use this to share your level layout with others.
  • Levels randomize every game.
  • Two game modes- New game or seeded.
  • Collection- Shows off all collected power-ups.
  • Achievements- You complete the requirements to unlock new features/items on future playthroughs.
  • Basic opening tutorial.
  • Hidden rooms and routes are everywhere.
  • Eight directional shooting.
  • D-pad and analog support.
  • Big boss fights.
  • A timer on runs.
  • Map uncovers as you play and shows exits.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Enemies drop health.
  • Huge levels.
  • Addictive.
  • Rewarding.
  • Fantastic take on the genre.
  • Fun to play.
  • Roguelike- You only get one life.
  • A lot of enemy types.
  • Stats screen.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Trading cards.
  • Local co-op support.
  • Blood splatters on floor and walls.

Cons:

  • Minimal graphics options.
  • Lackluster tutorial.
  • Gun sound effects are not that great.
  • Don’t get told a lot both story and controls.
  • Walls regrow way too quickly.
  • Can feel lost at times.
  • First few games feel alienating as you have no clue what is going on.
  • The controller has cool buttons like angled shooting but you never get told.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8/10

Summary

A proper solid game which is a must play for Metroid fans and platform aficionados alike. This is such a love letter to the genre and is very well crafted. It has a few niggles but adding in a local co-op mode and seed numbers really open it all open. Just be warned this can get addictive. With so many items to collect and powerups to earn, You are here for the long haul and what fun it will be.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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