The world is in danger and you are on a spaceship with a crafting tool and a bunch of lego type blocks, what do you do? I’ll tell you what you do, you start putting them together to create the best robot warrior, vehicle, or creature you can to fight the other creators out there. Robocraft Infinity picks right up where the original Robocraft left off with its innovative crafting and duel systems. This game is the figurative love child of Minecraft and Battlebots, you build everything with little blocks and then take the fight to the enemy as you play. Robocraft Infinity brings you immediately into your crafting hanger where you can create your own bot, or use a premade one. Each of the pieces used to create your bot is a geometric shape. Some are square, some are rounded, and some have angles cut out of them. No matter what you use, the end result is something that you hope will measure up on the battlefield.
Developed and Published by FreeJam Games, Robocraft Infinity has proven to be a contender for one of the better games this year and is also an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. For many years Robocraft has been on PC and it has allowed for many nights of fun bot building and player versus player battles. It has amassed over 13 million players worldwide. Freejam aims to take that higher with this cousin of the original. The controller buttons feel very natural while playing. The crafting system is very straightforward and simple to learn. There are a lot of blocks that you need to learn placement for, and this is one of the most fun aspects of the game. Along with the crafting system, there is a pretty intuitive leveling system. When you level up in the game you get crates full of loot to use to make better bots. You also get daily login boxes as well.
The crafting gun allows you to place not only blocks to build your bot, it also allows you to place the wheels, or propellers, or mech legs, and the sky is literally the limit. There are premade bots ranging from Race Cars to Mech Warrior like bots, you can even have a T-Rex bot. As you level up you get more and more pieces to use in your bots, the weapons get bigger, and you even get things to make your bot fly as well. The crafting gun also allows you to take creative ownership of your bot in the form of paint jobs. The gun allows you to paint the bots anyway you want to and makes it very easy to customize a bot in any way that you see fit to do.
Robocraft infinity comes with several interesting game modes as well. You have the Create mode, a test mode, and multiplayer modes. Once you get your bot created, head straight for the 5v5 Death Match mode. This is where you will really see how well your creation holds up against other players. The more blocks used in the body of your bot the better, make sure you have enough health blocks put together in the right places though. You may find your bot will fall apart quickly if a joint isn’t thick enough to protect it from the onslaught of your enemies. Make certain any wheels or propellers have plenty of health block attachments too. You don’t want to become immobilized on the battlefield.
Note: Our copy was reviewed on Xbox One X with a beta code provided by PR.