Sometimes You published title here, and while the premise is interesting, and it looks like it could well be a fun game to dive into, Crashbots fails in so many ways. Pretty much a train wreck.
After seeing a trailer for Crashbots, I was curious and decided to request a press key. Make your way from beginning to to the end of a level, collect coins, shoot enemies and obstacles and smash out the three stars awarded for successfully completing a level and its challenges sounds like fun. I love putting my skills against games like this, and geared myself up for some fun, yet it was nowhere to be found. All that was found happened to be frustration and rage.
Visually, it doesnt look that bad, but with a terrible frame rate making it an awkward game to play, from the get-go it quickly descends into an infuriating title. Dodgy controls that are as responsive as a corpse make completing even the simpler levels a chore. I don't mind a challenge, but when the odds are firmly stacked against you, a game like Crashbots will quickly have you seeing red mist. Many a time I would take a hit, get knocked back, slowly recover only to take yet another hit and before I knew it, I was dead as the dodo.
As far as ideas go, I'd say Crashbots would sound like a fun game on paper, and it even looks fun when you watch the trailer. Sure it's an Indie game, so we cant expect perfection, but given the asking price I'd say with confidence that there is better games for less out there which are far more deserving of your money than this dumpster fire of a game.
The achievement list doesnt look to difficult either, but good luck in making any solid progression, and if you can stick it out, you deserve that full completion. Forcing yourself through this will be hard work at the least, and I have to be honest and say I have given up with it.
What could have been a fun and engaging game to spend a few hours on at a time, will have you rapidly dashboarding your console to play something else that's nowhere near as rage inducing as Crashbots. Again, a shame that it turned out as bad as it has, especially with the awful frame rate. If you have money to burn, then by all means go out and grab it, but don't say I never warned you. There are far more higher quality games available to purchase under the £10 mark that are worthy of your time.
Developer: Neonchimp Games
Publisher: Sometimes You
Release Date: 1st May 2019