Video Game Review – Girls Like Robots

Release Date: Feburary 14th, 2014
Developer / Publisher: Popcannibal
Format: PC Game
First playthrough time: 8 hours

Major Pros:

  • Clean graphics
  • Easy to use in game interface
  • Diversity in mechanics, level goals, and styles
  • Good bonus content (Nerd Drop is a great time waster)
  • Game had a good sense of humor

Minor Pros:

  • Seals are adorable
  • Customizable icons
  • Keeps track of solution “prefectness” for perfectionist players

Major Cons:

  • Relied too much on basic gameplay (aka what you learned in the intro)
  • Didn’t take enough advantage of most unique level designs (aka used about 3 times and then never again)

Minor Cons:

  • Story was silly and made no sense (but matched the theme of the game)
  • Level select when you came back to the game was sometimes unclear where you left off
  • I hate banjo music
Girls Like Robots in game screenshot
I never knew!

All together not a hard puzzle game unless you want to go for perfect on all the levels, but cute graphics and some interesting level designs make the game fun. The whole thing is fairly long for a puzzle game, but can be picked up and put down easily. The biggest thing I’d say it suffered from was some overuse of the basic Girl / Nerd / Robot interaction and not enough exploration of some of the other concepts and level designs that the game put forth, like shooting giant insects.

Find this game at the publisher’s website or on Steam.

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