Puppygames Is A Great Company
that makes a point of reusing its intellectual property in every game they make. Obviously, they have a thing for robots and industrial environments. Mind you, I'm not knocking this in any way. Some of their games could be considered clones of others, while others feel highly original. For Droid Assault, in particular, I'm leaning toward original.
What they manage to do is take time tested and common game types and add their own Robo-flavor to them, coating them in simple, high stylized, and easily recognizable graphics. My favorite indie game companies are the ones in which they've made a brand for themselves and exploit that brand in a beautiful way. PuppyGames seems particularly adept at doing that.
I have no problem playing their games, but they do feel somewhat repetitive after a short while, and sticking with one until the end isn't something I've had the followthrough to do yet. It's not that I don't find them fun, it's just that they're best suited to short bursts of game play.
A few other small details that some might consider useful - listen to the music, it's not that bad! Also, follow the tutorials and build your little army of bots. How something so cute can end up being so badass will make your head spin. There's nothing unfriendly or uninviting about any of their [PuppyGames] software, and this is the type of thing that kids who can grasp gameplay concepts and adults will enjoy.
Good job guys, but why not drop the price of the game buy a couple bucks? The price is a little steep considering. Get the Ultrabundle, where the games are priced around the level that they should be and a few of the items could be considered little bonuses.
6.5/10 For fun factor, a lack of bugs, cute branding that's instantly recognizable, and the ease on system resources. Points lost for not being very engrossing or addictive, and for the price. Dropping the price by two bucks would easily bump this up to a 7, but without significant improvements otherwise, it wouldn't go any higher for me.