Shoot Many Robots Review
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Shoot Many Robots Box Art
System: PS3*, Xbox 360, PC
Dev: Demiurge Studios
Pub: Ubisoft
Release: March 13, 2012
Players: 1-4
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Sexual Themes

But all of the drawbacks almost fall to the wayside when you fire up the game with four of your friends. SMR's co-op mode is probably its crowning achievement. It's loud and chaotic, and the action almost never lets up. However, this just isn't enough to save it from being a passing fad.

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Demiurge has done a good job defining the game's graphical and thematic ceiling, and not breaking the glass. It's a throwback side-scroller at its core, but it's not drenched in the same ironic nostalgia that similar titles fall into. However, even if I'm being generous, I'm fairly certain that Shoot Many Robots isn't going to stay in your play list for very long. Actually, in my initial ten-word review, it probably would have been more accurate for me to say, "There were many robots, and I shot most of them, but then I went back to playing Modern Warfare 3."

So what? I'm obviously not immune to the technology and graphically prowess that the industry has taught us to love. But self-awareness has to count for something, right?

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What SMR manages to do is remind us that stupid games are fun and that we're all idiots, which is a good thing. It's definitely not perfect, but if you're the type of person who's going to make a serious attempt at nit-picking Shoot Many Robots, take a look in the mirror; you're the embarrassing uncle.

By
Josh Engen
Contributing Writer
@JoshEngen
Date: March 20, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.5
Graphics
Perfect for the tone of the game, but nothing impressive.
2.3
Control
By far one of the worst platforming control setups in history.
4.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Hilarious dialog at times, though the music might be a little too metal-y for some.
3.8
Play Value
Probably won't stay in your console for very long, but definitely worth $10.
3.5
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • A classic 2.5D side-scrolling shooter, revitalized with modern game design.
  • Four players online and up to two players locally can work together to take down the robot armies.
  • Players can equip Walter with countless combinations of items to tailor to their play style. Players also level up and gain XP by killing robots, which grants them access to new missions and equipment, as well as increasing Walter's damage and health.
  • Push forward through robot territory in Traversal missions - huge levels that end in epic robot boss battles. Hunker down in Survival missions - claustrophobic levels where the only object is to outlast waves of robot hordes. For the truly hardcore, there are three difficulty modes to keep players hurting.
  • Numerous robots - from tiny chainsaw-wielding Choppers to gigantic fire-spewing Fatboys - all have unique personalities, A.I., and unique ways to kill, with even fiercer models appearing as the difficulty ramps up.

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