Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.
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Mostly Negative (4,648 reviews) - 33% of the 4,648 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Robocraft has been built with a dedicated community of Robocrafters from the very beginning. The game's first release was in April 2013 and that buildhad no multiplayer and no combat. From that point to today, the game has grown exponentially to its full MMO state and whilst we still call it a 'Live Alpha' you will find it a very polished and fully featured experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Freejam are now plotting a path to full release with an aim to be out of Early Access by the end of 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“While users accounts will never be reset - so what you earn in game now you will always keep - the full release of Robocraft will contain a number of additional key core features, many more social features, Clans, more game modes, many more functional components and weapons, a tutorial and PVE mode and full game localisation into many different languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We call it 'Early Alpha' but we expect you to find it as polished and fully featured as most 'Beta' releases.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, Robocraft will always be free-to-play and our prices won't change as a result of shifting from Early Access to a full release in future.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Freejam (the developer of Robocraft) has community in its blood. The word Freejam is a combination of 'free' and 'jam', where 'free' shows our dedication to keeping Robocraft always free, and 'jam' stands for jamming with our community to determine how our game continues to evolve. We like to think of Robocraft as a game that has been built from the ground up in collaboration with the community.”
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May 27

Dev Interview - New Map and Game Mode Chat



Read all about the new game mode and new map 'Birmingham Power Station' heading to Robocraft new week in this latest developer interview linked here:

http://robocraftgame.com/developer-interview-battle-for-earth/

Robocraft's next expansion, Battle for Earth, launches on Thursday 2nd June.

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May 26

Incoming Transmission - Battle for Earth



Thursday, 2nd June sees the launch of a new game mode and map in Robocraft, with the Battle For Earth expansion!

Here's a sneak-peak at the new map's signature music track.

Click here to Listen!

We’ll have more information about the Battle for Earth expansion later this week on robocraftgame.com

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About This Game

Build insane robot battle vehicles that drive, hover, walk and fly! Add weapons from the future and jump in the driving seat as you take your bot into battle against other players in this competitive free-to-win action game.

BUILD - A futuristic robot battle vehicle from cubes, add wheels, thrusters, wings, legs, tank tracks, rail cannons and plasma launchers
DRIVE - Jump into the pilot seat of your robot and drive it into battle in jet cars, tanks, flying warships, helicopters, drones; anything your imagination desires.
FIGHT - Battle online in massively multiplayer mayhem against players from all over the world on dedicated servers.

- Over 200 cubes and components to collect and combine to make a million different Robot designs
- Be part of a constantly changing metagame with new weapons, components and functionality added every month
- Watch as your enemy's robot breaks apart cube by cube as you destroy them with powerful weaponry
- Invite friends and chat in-game
- Form Platoons and battle on the same team with your friends
- Save your robots in the garage to the cloud and share them with other players via the in-game Robot Factory.
- Free-to-win, everything required to get to the very top of the tree in Robocraft can be gained for free

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU, DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel dual core or better with SSE2 support or equivilent AMD family
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min resolution 1024x768
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badboys4202
( 75.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
this game is brilliant
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VemixYT
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Nice game.
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TechnoPotato
( 43.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This game was good until the crates came out.
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Dr.Moo
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyways.
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Exitius
( 638.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Would I reccomend that you, as a new player, start playing Robocraft? No. Absolutely not.
As an old player? You might still enjoy it if you have enough parts stocked up. Otherwise, keep RC off your Steam Library.

So the big question is:
Why has this game gone from raving, overwhelmingly positive reviews when it first came out, to now, with only 33% positive reviews?



Well, Mark's (CEO of FreeJam) "Vision" flushed a once excellent, unique, and fun building/combat game down the toilet. Piles upon piles of unnesesary, poorly balanced, and flat out idiotic/scummy "features" have been added while the features people actually, y'know, ENJOYED, were removed. They do all of this while hiding behind the "it's still alpha!" excuse, as if that actually nullifies the negative responce to almost every update they push out.

Oh, and on top of that, they feel content to completely ignore the biggest problems brought up by the community, as shown by their latest little "news" coverage.


The latest update was the final push to completely trash any sense of progression in the game.
They replaced RP, a basic currency you would get after each battle, with crates. Yes, the same kind of scam crates you see in every FPS designed to milk cash out of you.
Used to be, you could buy whatever part you wanted, now you have to almost exclusively rely on the horrific RNG of the crates to get any of the parts you need due to how low the recycle rates are for parts (25% value back or lower).



You want to know how bad it is?

-Laser disintegrators are the highest level of normal SMGs. You need 6 of them for full fire rate. They're given the second highest rarity.

-A guy on the forums did the math on the likelyhood of getting 6 of them only relying on RNG:
You need to open 8000 top tier crates to even have a 90% chance of getting 6 laser disintegrators. You only get 1 crate per match which can take upwards of 15-20 minutes each.

-Another guy did the math on the average value you get per crate. What they found is that, after the Scam Crates update, on average, you only get 10% of the value you used to get under the old system.

This is atrociously bad.


I was lucky enough to have enough parts stocked up from before for this to not be a problem.



TL;DR: If you're a new player, just don't even try. You will spend dozens of hours trying to progress, and get next to nothing out of it unless you pay hundreds of dollars. Even then, the RNG is so bad you'll probably still get nothing out of it.




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Community: "We want Clans, quality of life improvements, better gun balance, private games, new maps!"

FJ: "No you don't. Trust me we know better than you. You want tiers removed! You want lots of flashy new gunz! You want progression to be flattened!"

Community: "No, we don't. These updates are awful!"

FJ: "Shhh... Yes you do. We know best, our Vision says so!"

Community: "Could you at least fix SOME of the problems we adressed?"

FJ: *plugs ears* "Guess what guys! We removed RP and replaced it with CS:GO Payday2 COD TF2 Scam crates! Progression is so much better when you don't get to choose which parts you get! Give us money.
Oh, and we doubled the price of Premium while at the same time reducing the benefits it gives!
Player retention is up 7%!"

Community: "You realize your game has overwhelmingly negative reviews now, right?"

FJ: "The community reaction to this update has been positive, good job guys!" *high fives self*
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A s t o n S a m
( 84.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
I used to love this game,
but now its kind of lame,
the developers are at blame,
they made it very tame,
and really quite mundane,
it's really such a shame.
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LordAnthrax
( 352.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This game used to be so great. Then I lost my interest shortly after an update and took a several month break. Now that I'm back, I see all these terrible reviews before finding I can't even play the game since the last update. "server error" or something I think it was.
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Billy Faze
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
!Pay to win! !Pay to win!
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Vedit7 CSGORage.com
( 30.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
Was an interesting game until some months back when the devs removed the tiers and all; really disappointed.
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thetaprime
( 812.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This game at up about 900 hours of my life until Epic loot dropped. I put about $40 into the game as well on features that are worthless now. FJ listen to your damn community, grow a pair and own up to your screw up. We are willing to work with you on revenue generation features, but the game is now anti-fun.

If I were someone looking for a new fix, I'd just keep walking and wait for Steamcraft or soem other offering to come out.
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lvw316
( 176.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
THIS GAME IS AWESOME
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HudgeWave #ReBOTS
( 55.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
Fu**ckin* epic.

IDEAS:
-When you finish a game,receive robbits.
-Just win silver casesand bronze cases(Gold occasionaly),the outher one are paid.
-You receive more itens in battle arena than The Pit.
-You can buy with RLM some robbits,no premium promo codes
-Add X1 mode to platoons.
-Add more maps
-Ranked mode unlocked with 950 CPU and dont 100 CPU.
PERFECT!!!!
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DubZeroSP
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This is the worst game EVER!!! Can't even join a game without an error poping-up, can't sell anything!
THEY COMPLETELY MESSED THIS GAME UP WITH THE "MASSIVE UPDATE"!!!
I would rather play Chernobyll Commando, wich is also bad...
I had an Account and it was fun - and then the update happend!
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rekt6269
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
i like this game but it needs more idomes
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[Thunder-Z]-Hack
( 165.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
I cant place a block
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GoneFoul
( 56.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
Still a good game to me. But I don't recomend playing it too much anymore...
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Plasmaskull
( 98.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
Fun but i dont like crate update
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Flaviu
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
its a verry nice game i like it
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Sneaky
( 35.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Call of Duty is much better than this crap
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bloodyloody
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
Product received for free
This game is for people that love building their own death machines,robots,airplanes yeah this game is amazing even tho i played only 1 hour i recommend this game its really nice to play
PROS:
you can build your robot
you can attack enemies with your robot
you can earn crates which then upgrade your robot with
CONS:
Sometimes glitches
some robots have alot of health that they won't die
airplanes sometimes crash randomly in air.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1,465 of 1,559 people (94%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,367.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
TL;DR: Robocraft did not deliver on the potential it promised and instead changed the core gameplay mechanics to mimic other shooters, destroying what made the game unique.

I have played this game for over 3000 hours (the standalone launcher does not add to steam hours) and supported the game with over 100GBP (150$+). I was a moderator for the game because I believed in it and wanted to support the community, but was removed from the team because I spoke out to a developer about the direction they were taking – not because I wasn't doing my job, but because I spoke my mind.

The game has changed. Freejam have tried to make the game more accessible to new players, with a focus of getting as many players as possible. But instead of focussing on what made the game great and trying to get players to love it, they changed the gameplay mechanics in order to please a wider audience, which destroyed many aspects of what made the game great and unique in the first place.

Instead of a currency reward system that allows players to buy the parts they want for their robots, they now have a "random loot crate" reward system, which is a blatant attempt at copying other games and trying to trick people into spending real money on the game. Non-premium users get tempted by the items that they could have received if they had paid for premium (every loot crate that gets opened show the premium items) with the option to purchase it now to receive the items. Furthermore, only the top scoring player on the winning team receives the highest level crate (which promises better item drop chances), while every member of the losing team receives the same low quality crate. This leads to selfish play for the highest score rather than the rewarding teamplay experience that it used to be, and also leads to the losing team to stop trying because they receive the same bad rewards either way.

They also made the most interesting part about the game – the fact that building skill and design decisions directly affects battle performance – much less meaningful over the last couple of months, by removing the pilot seat component, introducing auto-healing (another aspect to mimic other shooters), and allowing each player to put several different gun types on their robots, which removes the need for playstyle specialisations. This also negatively affects teamplay, because there is no use for dedicated medics or dedicated frontline or support types – every player is now a (selfish) one-man-army trying to score the highest points.

This game had a lot of potential a year ago, but the developer's decisions over the last updates have shown that they care less about making a good game and more about the money they can make by trying to get more players with lower skill levels, by copying other generic shooter-types and removing/reducing the unique aspects that used to make Robocraft great.

Freejam have gone the way many F2P games go and opted for the cash-grab alternative. It is disappointing, because there was so much potential.

UPDATE: After two and a half weeks, the lead game designer released a "state of the game" letter, which conveniently failed to address any of the points the community has brought up in their feedback. This, to me, puts the final nail in the coffin. These developers do not care for the quality of their game or their community, they are only out for new players for their statistics and wallets.
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192 of 238 people (81%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
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73 of 83 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
448.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
I may not be a super old or veteran player, but I feel entitled, as a paying costumer, to give my opinion about this game.

Bad design choices, bad design choices everywhere. I won't go super detailed as some old veterans, like Juvar23, so I will just quickly comment on why I stopped recommending this game to my friends:

The last update, Epic Loot, was a good idea. But they executed it in a manner that it feels like one of these mobile games with a life spam of 1-year or less, made to extract the biggest amount possible of money.

It's unrewarding, it's relentless, it's not fitting for a game with the premise of BUILDING things. The issue is, the mind behind Freejam, Mark Simmons, is too dellusional over his own work to admit it's flaws, effectively leading the game to disaster.
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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
120.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30
Epic loot killed this game

rip robocraft

you were fun while you lasted
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51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
111.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
Here's an "interview" with the developer team which nicely sums up the current robocraft situation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXiTCtWD2SE

This used to be a fun game where you got rewarded with ingame currency and access to new robot parts every few hours of playing. Cycle of purchasing set of new parts, building a robot and fighting against others in a team deathmatch or MOBA-style game type was quite fun.

Then Epic Loot update broke the game completely:
- it removed the progression
- it removed the currency
- it added crafting instead of currency, which isn't really a thing since recycling items gives too small fraction and thus no value
- it removed the matchmaking barrier between players, so now Veteran players armed to the teeth with items worth hundreds of thousands of robits now play against robots worth just a few thousand robits. It's called "Seal clubbing".
- it added loot box system - after every game you get a few random items. I now have one spider leg, 1 medium size laser, 14 wings (but no good air weapon), 3 wheels of different type, 1 ski and a robot leg.

I built a new robot every 2-3 days before the patch, now I have done one in two weeks because parts drop one by one instead of in sets, like I used to buy them in the old currency.

Developers say that everything is ok ;)
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
200.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Changes in gameplay and design decisions have ruined this one fantastic creative building + combat game.
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53 of 62 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ THE EPIC ♥♥♥♥ UPDATE MARKS THE END OF ROBOCRAP THANKS AGAIN FOR RUINING THIS ONCE UNIQUE AND GREAT GAME WITH P2W RNG LOOTS ♥♥♥♥ SYSTEM COPIED FROM CSGO AND LOL AND ♥♥♥♥ BATTLE REWARD RATES AND OVERPRICED OP ♥♥♥♥♥ OH AND NOT TO MENTION THE FREE BUGS BUNDLED ♥♥♥♥ YOU ALL MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING USELESS GREEDY DEVS GGWP NICE ONE ON WASTING MY TIME PLEASE ♥♥♥♥ OFF FROM HUMANITY YOU MORONS
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
510.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 1
I used to play Robocraft since the beginning. It was a simple game with hidden complex gameplay mechanics. When you started, you build a robot with a gun and played some games. That said, building is quite simple and intuitive. You don't have to be an engineer to build a working robot. But the more you played, the more you understood the little weaknesses of your robot. Also you had to improve your skill with the available weapon. Especially your aiming and prediction was very important (like in other Shooters ofc). What made this game also great is how Freejam handled the pricing of products. A monthly premium membership, which doubled your loot after a battle (currency to buy new robot parts) only cost 5$ per month, which is very fair compared to other games, who charge 10$+ for monthly membership. And even without premium you could easily get all the parts you wanted.

But since the new updates, this all changed... sadly

1. Monthly Premium costs now 10$ for a month. They also introduced loot boxes. If you get a loot box after a game, you get a row with 4 different items (random). And with premium you get a second row with another 4 items. Probablemtic about this is, that you also see the 4 premium items even if you dont have premium. It's a common tactic from mobile games to show the players what they COULD have gotten if they had premium. I dont like these fishing tactics and I'm sad that this is introduced in Robocraft that way...

2. They removed most of the depth from the game. You can now literally built any crap and it's working. They did this to make Art bots possible (example: A robot that looks like a house)

3. They introduced a MOBA-like gamemode. It's quite easy to observe they Freejam tries to implement every trend possible.

4. All new weapons require no skill. In the past, there were railgun (sniper), SMG (automatic weapon) and plasma launcher (grenade launcher). You needed aiming for all these weapon. The new weapons are flak cannon (impossible to dodge as flying unit), rocket launcher with aiming assist (rockets follow players when locked in) and a rapid firing gun with following bullets.

The game becomes more and more casual combined with high prices for premium membership and fishing tactics. I can't support a game like this and it makes me sad that I have to write a negative review after all those hours of playtime...
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
451.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Freejam, this is why I quit Robocraft: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=686550685

Premium should give you duplicates of the item you unboxed, not give you random sh*t like this.

Also, that was my first Legendary, Seriously.

*(Edit 5/19/16)*
I guess getting 2 legendaries for premuim is a little too much... soo mabye they should hide premuim slots in crates if you don't have premuim. It gets 30x more frustrating (like the picture above). Tbh ik it's a way to encourage premuim, but.. I've already paid $35 for this game lol
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,385.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Terrible update. Terrible game in just one patch. Its amazing how brain-dead the devs are. This game used to be amazing but now sucks so so much. Having more than 2.300 hours in it i can fairly say that in its current state is a dead game.
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
503.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
I joined this game and fell in love with the custom robots, the balanced tier system, and the fun mechanics of the weapons and building before the Marks update(Thar be gunchairs over them thar hills!).

Should've known this malarky wouldn't've stopped after more than one flip of the table update. They never stop even after much disdain to how the updates change things, and they never backpedal, even when somebody not two sheets to the wind would.

It's now all about who has the "legendary" weapons. Who's gotten the RNG favor today? Never gotten anything good other than pitiful cosmetics or something I already have plenty of. I get a legendary? It's a blimmin' "special" pair of wings. I get epic? Gee, six useless cubes that some idiot rubbed up on with charcoal(carbon),... Joy. Only time I saw anything worthwhile in this topsy turvey hole is when it was on premium, which I'm assuming is also more likely than free to get legendary items.

It's flak, shotgun, or grind until you get them because everything else is six feet under as even rails won't stop a horde of blinking shotgun, crutch players. I enjoy the fond memories, but over 200 hours of my life were wasted on this sinking ship. Glad this mutated, devolved abomination is out of my library forever(and a day).

Also, ever notice how most positive reviews keeping this game's recent review rating above "Mostly Negative" are not just grammatically inept, but simple statements with no reasoning or logic as to why it is actually still anything more than another "social experiment" gone wrong?

This game may be "free", but I'd like 265 hours of my life refunded, please!

Update:Just came back to check, and congratulations on making it more visible to the developers, as Steam now regards the recent reviews as "Mostly Negative". May it someday penetrate the narcissistic, thick craniums that choose a vile idea of what they want to make rather than the majority's desires, that someday we may actually have fun grinding gear again, as I did before epic loot or their abysmal energy malarky.

Though seriously, a couple condescending numbskulls on youtube making reaction videos were smart enough to backpedal, so why the hell isn't a single person in a team of about 35 bright enough to do so?

As an update, I've reviewed this on IndieDB as well, and here is the review:

From the heights of potential and of much praise, to something whose developers condemn the very people advising them of their wrongdoings, proclaiming their own players at fault for not adapting, and in spite of the condemnation of such a lousy recent update, all they'll do is tweak it and add onto it, blaming us players for the prestated fault. I'm sorry, I'm not fond of adapting to a bed of nails at night, nor people who say they listen, but only if it's a one-sided conversation in their favor("quality of life" voting system, wink wink*flipped bird*).

I had so much fun at one time, making custom robots in creative ways and duking it out with others, but that was many, many updates ago. They've done it before, and they've done it again after the main update everybody is ragging upon, with the armor update. They flip the main mechanics of the game about like a yo-yo and expect us to deal with it.

What we hold dear also means nothing to them, proven with the removal of megas, and the addition of shotguns. Now you'll never have to worry about actually spending effort, creativity, time, or any intelligent ingenuity! Just money(go figures, eh?)! All your work gets annihilated in a heartbeat anyway, courtesy of shotguns. Just grab a couple high-tier legs, a couple shotguns, perhaps a blink module and some rechargers, then slap a couple armor cubes on, or maybe a flak! You'll win every time until the matchmaker forces you to lose twenty games in a row(gee, 'fair', right?!)! This game is not what it was, and not in a good way.

It didn't change into something of worth or equal value, it mutated into an abomination lead by minds beyond a point of any sane return. Wanna bet the developers still will pay us no heed, and if they do, they'll be obnoxiously condescending?

I highly recommend you review it on IndieDB as well. There aren't many reviews, and any surge of reviews now will be recent, so they... might maybe,... possibly actually... listen to us.
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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
71.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
I first got this game on a whim when it first came to steam and it was great; fun, innovative, unique, challenging and rewarding.

I stopped playing after there was an update that killed the progression system (which had nothing wrong with it before, why fix what isn't broken?). I decided to come back recently to see how the game had changed and I have to say the game is nothing like it was before and has been completely ruined; punishing reward sytem, unique building has been made redundant, no team work or strategy and still a terrible progression system and matchmaking system.

A quick scan of forums a reviews made it apparent that the devs were not listening to anything the community was saying and update after update continued to ruin what was once a great game that I would've recommended to anyone.
They used to have a great game with the potential to be even better, but as the game is now I just can't recommend you invest any time into it.

If I could offer any advice to Freejam, I would say that they scrap the updates, revert the game back to early alpha and start again.
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Used to be good game, recent changes to the economy really killed it for me. Been around since pre-electroplates, I have a couple hundred hours in this game (only recently synced to steam). Other complaints include some of the recent weapons being too expensive, taking ages to get a new weapon after they announce it.
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
145.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Used to be good but once again Devs kill a fun game . Introducing stupid ideas and ruining the game completely. lasers dont do half the damage they used to, buying parts now requires grinding forever to get 1 part, 1100RP for a win and parts costing thousands will take forever to get anywhere. shame its time to uninstall a game that used to be fun !
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
505.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
The game was great, you could just play and build bots, but what all the updates were aiming for? CS:GO weapon crates.
This game is going to hell, and the Devs arent listeing to the community.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
150.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
It USED to be a great game. Now. Dont even bother.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
538.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Freejam, I dont know why exactley you converted to this system, but if your copying someone else, let me tell you, every game is unique and just because another system works really well, that doesnt justify a complete rework of the game. Game progression based on gambling is bogus for a game that attracts people who like building. You need to fix this and I mean fix it right now!
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
141.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
The devolpers are not smart what so ever for the horible choices they have made, this game was very fun a few years ago, now its absolute ♥♥♥♥
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
362.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
Robocraft was a great game.

Unfortunately, whilst some of the fun still remains, the developers of this game (FreeJam) have become greedy and forgot what their game/company was about. They have completely ignored their vocal community and have made the reward system become a game of RNG as opposed to skill.

The balance has been destroyed gradually over the past year, up to the point that there are now 'legendary' weapons that will outgun any normal weapons. To make matters worse, the new weapon types are also designed to require no skill (such as massive aoe explosions and auto-aim). The overall result of this is the game no longer rewards thoughtful construction of bots and skillful aiming.

If you are a new player, these problems are even more prevalant, as you will be matched up against players who will slap a hover blade onto a 'legendary' weapon and they will completely outlcass anyone within their robot's rating (which is determined by the parts you use to build your robot).

Unfortunately this game seems to be moving towards 'cash grab' and is starting to feel like a premium mobile game.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
876.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ epic loot, ♥♥♥♥ RNG
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