I was bouncing mails with Moonpod, arranging an interview about what they’ve been up to and specifically their latest game, when I realised that a lot of people may not even be aware of Mr Robot. Let’s sort THAT out.
When I reviewed Mr Robot for PCG back in February, I described it as “Head Over Heels meets Final Fantasy with the plot of System Shock. But cute.” before going on to say it was “the most enjoyable independent game I’ve played since Defcon”. Which now, seven months on, still sounds about right. It’s an isometric adventure game mashed with an Eastern Style RPG, basically, and feels a lot like a modern version of those character-lead, quietly perfect games which I cut my teeth on circa the Spectrum in the UK. I like it a lot and when you play the demo, you will too.
Just, for God’s sake, don’t use the mouse-controls. I mean it.