ROBLOX Review by PangoBara

02 Feb 2016 15 Feb 2016
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Roblox is a multi-server/ multi-gamemode multiplayer game. It currently doesn't have that many gamemodes for a game of its style (just garbage; with nothing to look at because of horrible, horrible graphics), however gamemodes will most likely be added in waves. Also, this game's art style looks like if someone took Legos and rubbed them in nasty wax. Roblox is heavily micro-transaction based as Robux (All of Roblox's in game money) can cost anywhere between $4.99 to $199.99. This shall be an achievement hunter's dream after they fix the broken achievement because all of the achievements are ridiculously easy and are worth a lot of gamerscore.

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Warning: This might have only happened to me, but every time I have played this game it has had a glitch were it froze. Each time I had to dashboard and reset.

There are 15 total gamemodes at release. Here are quick descriptions of each:

Bird Simulator: A game where you fly around as a bird trying to survive by eating, drinking, and not losing health. There are a total of 12 birds (1 is given, 11 must be purchased) and 4 difficulties (1 is given, 3 must be purchased).

Coalesce: There is a hole in the middle of the middle of the platform by spawn that spawns in blocks. Players are also initially spawned in with a rocket launcher (which, for me, never worked even when I equipped it and used the own screen command to shoot). The point of this gamemode is unclear, but I assume it is to mess with people that are climbing into the air using the spawned in floating blocks.

Cube Eat Cube: This is just a really glitchy, laggy, worse clone of with way too many customization purchases (real life money is required to change color).

Fisticuffs: This game is exactly what it sounds like. Players must run around a map and fight each other. There are multiple gamemodes (at least Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch). A player dies by falling off the map. There are powerups to get by punching them. Bodies go flying when KO'd which makes the deaths common. Also, it is possible to buy power upgrades using in game money.

Framed: (Multiple game modes/ Variations)
Framed as the Framed - Each player gets a target to kill and if they kill their target they must escape.
Framed as an Officer - The officers must kill the Framed after catching them with a weapon/ attacking their target.
Framed as an Undercover Officer - The same as the Officer, but it doesn't say Officer over their head.
Hunted Man - Everyone has the same random target and one life (at least in my experience). If a player is the target then they must try to survive. Otherwise, it is just everyone trying to kill the target first.

Giant Survival: Everyone tries to kill a randomized giant in a random place. If someone dies, they keep playing. However, only people that made it until the giant's death get the bonus survival money.

Hide and Seek Extreme: This is just Hide and Seek. There is one randomly chosen seeker. Everyone one else are hiders. If the seeker finds and tags a hider, then the hider dies.

Natural Disaster Survival: This is a gamemode where the only goal is to survive until the round ends. A random map is chosen such as Arch Park or Sky Tower and you must survive a random natural disaster. Some examples of the natural disaster include (literal) acid rain, volcanic eruptions, and blizzards. If someone dies they are sent to a watchtower and must watch the chaos from above.

Reason 2 Die: Multiple game types such as Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch, and Infection. There are level ups to earn and weapons to buy.

Roblox Dodgeball: There are two teams of 6 (of course being Red Vs. Blue). The rules of the game are 4 hits and you are dead. Also, there is no such thing as catching. After each game (and an annoyingly long "Winners" screen) there is a 25 second intermission. If a player is in their shop when the intermission ends, then they are not put into the game.

Speed Run 4: There is a start line at the beginning of each stage; this causes a speed up and the speed run to start. The entire game is complete a course, go through the portal/doorway at the end, then repeat.

Stop It, Slender! 2: There are two sides to this gamemode. Slenderman is one side and the humans are on the other side. Slenderman's goal is to kill all humans and the humans' goal is to find all 8 pages. Slenderman is randomly chosen at the beginning of each round and the games begin.

Strobe II: This is a "3rd person team shooter." There are 4 classes to choose from in the customization menu. Each class has a different weapon. (Tip: If one teammate shoots another teammate then that teammate is healed).

Super Blocky Ball: This is a racing gamemode. Each player is a ball. There is an area each player waits in to race. There players can change skins and textures. This is also where my favorite part of the entire game is. Remember: "Gotta go fats"
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Tiny Tanks: This is top down tank combat. This gamemode starts off immediately with a quick tutorial. There are at least 2 game types (only Team Deathmatch and Domination ever popped up for me). Honestly, this may be the best game on the list. It actually feels a little bit like a real game. There is a decent user interface, a tutorial, and a well made scoreboard at the end of each game.

(Warning: Roblox is a heavily micro-transaction influenced game. If you're not paying attention to your screen and are just clicking you may accidentally purchase Robux.)
BryanRPhYou forgot mini tanks! None of the games caught my attention, but my kids LOVE the natural disaster game.
Posted by BryanRPh on 02 Feb 16 at 00:48
PangoBaraFinally got it all fixed
Posted by PangoBara on 05 Feb 16 at 20:07
FullMoonBeaverTiny Tanks is fun. Only decent game on it. I've somehow gotten good at it, and 9/10 times I end up being MVP for the game. It's easy to pick up and play. But on the whole, its very basic, and games are far from good.
Posted by FullMoonBeaver on 06 Feb 16 at 12:46
HaarbergerI love that you showcased the "mini" games the way you did.

Pay 2 win will always be a horrible concept.
Posted by Haarberger on 09 Feb 16 at 22:42
finallife6So this review only talks about each mode individually, mentions the (shit) microtransactions, makes a note of the unobtainable achievement and gives it a 1 out of 5?

Great review man. This did absolutely nothing for me, nothing on the fact the game looks like ass, its physics are laughably bad, the modes are all boring as hell and rip off of other crap but no the achievements are easy but one's broken so 2 out of 10
Posted by finallife6 on 10 Feb 16 at 01:22
ITS ALivExSo what would you have given a game that looks like ass, physics are laughable and the modes he mentions are boring rip off of crap?

Could the author have expanded upon his review? Yes. Does it matter how exhaustive a review you write or read for a bad game? No. In a few words or a million, a 10-30% scoring game is plain awful.
Posted by ITS ALivEx on 15 Feb 16 at 20:51
Hampshire VeganIt's a free game, free points - does it matter how shit it is? For me, no it doesn't.
Posted by Hampshire Vegan on 20 Feb 16 at 20:14
PangoBaraI don't really know. This is the first review I've ever written regardless so it felt kind of weird
Posted by PangoBara on 26 Feb 16 at 20:39
keoskeyI don't care how shitty it is ill take the free points hopefully it gets DLC with more free easy points
Posted by keoskey on 27 Feb 16 at 00:18
I had a laugh playing it but I don't see how Microtransaction would effect anyone on TA? It's easy as balls to finish and fun to do with enough mates.

Didn't really like the review much TBH.
Posted on 03 Mar 16 at 03:44
talkstogodOkay, I'm not going to argue with your review, which is basically correct, but I am going to say that Roblox on a PC is amazing. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of fan-created games and heavily customizable (without micro transaction) avatars.

Some of the online games are way more interesting than the ones on xbone. Half of them are team-based shooters, but there are also horror games, pictionary, fashion shows, pizza-delivery sims, 1000 ways to die (which is like natural disaster but includes nyan cat, zombie hordes, etc), pirate sims, clone wars (where you make an ai-controlled army with a cloning machine to fight other armies), superhero games, obstacle courses, etc etc. If you can think of it there's probably a game for it.

Not to mention knock-offs of almost any "real" game you can think of - PvZ GW, L4D, Paper Mario, TF2...

The games themselves vary wildly in quality but as a community-driven game development platform Roblox is amazing.

Just not the Xbone version.
Posted by talkstogod on 28 Mar 16 at 22:55
Puma FistI mean ROBLOX is free and it was kind of entertaining for a couple of hours. I personally ran out of games to play and downloaded it and it wasn't bad for a bit. The easy achievements were nice and more games are gonna be added for it later. I think giving it 1 star out of 5 was definitely harsh. I mean it's definitely not a good game but you gotta realize the entire point of it is to let users make their own games so obviously it's never going to be as good as something professionally made.
Posted by Puma Fist on 03 Apr 16 at 04:55
KexolIt's bad (really bad if you count those microtransactions) but it's still a little fun.
Posted by Kexol on 03 May 16 at 15:26
Strategy OneI thought this was the worst game ever until I found a Slenderman game, and someone is selected to be Slenderman with 8 survivors that Slenderman must get. It made me laugh so hard, I mean this game is like a kids game but has its funny moments. I can see kids having fun in this game for free thats for sure.
Posted by Strategy One on 05 May 16 at 09:21
ReptarOnIce3000I think it's sort of funny seeing Tiny Tanks haha. A friend I go to college with actually makes a living off of games from Roblox, and one of the games he helped make was Tiny Tanks.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 25 Jul 16 at 01:04
SilentRich69Deserves more than the rating given sorry. I've had such laughs with friends on hide and seek and slenderman. Plus retail tycoon is a laugh too.
Posted by SilentRich69 on 03 Feb 17 at 03:57
PangoBaraIt's all opinions. Just remember, just cuz you and your friends get a laugh out of a game, doesn't mean the game is good. One of the games me and my friends have enjoyed making fun of and had a lot of fun messing around in is White Noise Online. Now, we love that game, but it's still not good.

Enjoy it. As long as you find games you enjoy, what does it really matter?
Posted by PangoBara on 03 Feb 17 at 05:55
PangoBaraHell, I'm only 16. I still see freshmen and sophomores at my highschool play it on the computers.

Some people enjoy it, some people (such as me) loathe it
Posted by PangoBara on 03 Feb 17 at 06:00
X8BIT ScorpionX"doesn't mean the game is good" Still opinion based.
Posted by X8BIT ScorpionX on 22 Apr 17 at 01:51
PangoBaraREVIEWS ARE OPINION BASED, just with presented reasons to back your opinion up
Posted by PangoBara on 22 Apr 17 at 04:45
X8BIT ScorpionXYou cannot back opinions up, they aren't facts.
Posted by X8BIT ScorpionX on 28 Apr 17 at 22:59
PangoBaraYou give opinions, and you use facts to explain why you hold that opinion. Got me?
Posted by PangoBara on 29 Apr 17 at 00:26