- Release date: 1/27/2016
- Developer: ROBLOX
- Publisher: ROBLOX
- Genre: Misc
- Content rating: Everyone 10+
- Features: Online multiplayer (1-100), Online co-op, Cross-platform co-op
Original content by HammerGamer
Roblox Review: A Game For Sandbox Fans
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Roblox is a MMORPG game where you can create games yourself. A game creation platform also allows a player to experience games built by other users. Roblox is famous for using Lego-like figures. Downloading Roblox is available on PC, Android, XBOX. The game has both single- and multiplayer.
Graphics — 4.5/5
Shortly, it depends. Roblox isn’t just a single consistent game. There are plenty of games available for newcomers. And they are all created by other players. Some of them put all the effort into making good graphics, so it looks amazing. Other may have focused more on programming or plot. Therefore their game doesn’t look so attractive. Anyway, all Roblox games seem similar. The developers want you to recognize the game immediately.
Gameplay — 5/5
The game consists of two parts. First is a cloud-based server where you can devour all games created by other players. Second is the constructive side of the game called “Roblox Studio”. Their users write scripts for game-behaviour. That’s why some coding background will be an advantage.
It’s impossible to list all available games in this Roblox review. However, there are certain points you must be familiar with. It’s free to play. But there are a lot of in-game purchases. They are processed using an in-game currency called “Robux”. People usually spend “Robux” to modify their avatars and other vanities. Nevertheless, the game provides an option to affect the gameplay drastically by purchasing.
It may be a tool which helps a player to create games faster. Or items which give you a significant advantage over others. “Robux” provides an access to hidden content in seemingly free games, etc.
Roblox is MMORPG so you will encounter multiple communities and chats along the way. They are being moderated stricter if the player’s age is less than 13 years old.
Controls — 4.5/5
You may encounter some issues while playing on your smartphone. Controls on PC and XBOX are generally good. In Roblox Studio the camera can float anywhere freely. Keyboard controls are just the same as in the other PC games. They are intuitive and can be reassigned anytime. Note that all WASD controls work according to the player’s screen position, not to where the character is facing right now. Also, there is a special set of controls for parent control.
Replay Value — 4/5
The replay value’s up to the player’s age. As an adult, it may be at first quite fascinating to explore all the different game worlds. But then you may realize that all those games are just replicas of high-end masterpieces. Here is a clone of Counter Strike, an emulator of Minecraft. But they can’t stand a comparison with the actual games. Kids will enjoy this game more because there are a lot of games which are easy to play.
The truth is, you get to experience Roblox in its fullest only by acquiring “Robux” currency. In the free-to-play version, you are about to get tired of constant “Robux needed” notifications popping up. Also, there is no way you just jump in and start creating games from scratch on your first day of playing. Therefore the game is more suited to computer science enthusiasts than average schoolkids. But it’s not impossible. The game is quite flexible and rewarding. It’s easy to download Roblox on any of your devices so give it a try.
If you’re willing to unleash your creativity and are not afraid of some learning, then Roblox is for you.
Pros : free to play;
accessible from multiple devices;
perfect for kids (some parent control required though).
Cons : building games requires some programming skills.
Replay Value 4.0
Average : 4.5