(optional let's play footage)http://youtu.be/UiQJ5ZGFJlM
I played Robocraft for just under half an hour until I started having trouble connecting to the server and was no longer able to play. I think it’s probably overloaded because of the popularity.
For an alpha the presentation is pretty good. Main menu area looks good. Sounds alright and has decent menu music.
You pilot pre-made or modified robot vehicles. Or build them from scratch piece by piece. You have a selection of different types of chassis blocks i.e. heavy armour or light, propulsion e.g. (hover or wheels, rear wheel drive or front wheel drive etc.), weapons and so on. You make your robot in any shape or configuration you want. You can make a heavy tank, a gunship with long range or short range weapons. Online matches appear to be a team deathmatch.
The typical players robot isn't very pretty but I think this game has a lot of potential for some really cool designs. And because of the apparently huge amount of customisation a large amount of variety to gameplay.
In the short time that I played I basically thought the game was awesome from the start. I've been avoiding Early Access titles but I would definitely recommend playing this game. What have you got to lose? It is free.
for more let’s play videos =)