Title: A Robot Named Fight
Platform: Windows, Steam
Reviewed on: Windows
Genre: Roguelite, Action
Players: Single player
Written by Bad Demoman 27th September 2017
Back in 2016, I played a fantastic game called 20XX. It’s a Roguelite heavily inspired on a retro gaming series, Megaman. At first I had my doubts about it, but it turned out to be a fantastic game so when I first saw A Robot Named Fight, a Roguelite heavily inspired by a retro gaming series, it was hard not to draw parallels. However, A Robot Named Fight is instead based on Metroid. It seems a logical conclusion to all the roguelite Metroidvanias that are about now, so I was cautiously optimistic.
A Robot Named Fight takes place on a world mostly inhabited by Robots. It has been invaded by the Megabeast, a moon-
I’ve done a fair few runs of Fight now, and the amount of times a run will feel almost identical to the last is startlingly high. This is partly because of how often I see the exact same rooms over and over, but more are being added with every patch. The bigger issue is progression -
Speaking of upgrades, it’s another place where the Metroid-
A Robot Named Fight is a game with massive potential, that attempts to deliver on Metroid fans unending thirst for more of their favourite game -
Intuitive and familiar combat mechanics,
Large variety of enemy types.
Doesn’t quite deliver on what Metroid fans want,
Little variety after a few runs.
A Robot Named Fight gets a 6 out of 10.