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  • Summary: Prepare to bond with 75 tons of high-tensile robot. Direct every movement of your machine and slug your way to victory over colossal opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat (plus missiles, lasers, shooting fists, boomerangs, and much more). Freeway overpass in the way? Take it down. Buildings crowding you? Knock 'em over. Much more than a simple action game, Robot Alchemic Drive accurately simulates the operation of a remote-controlled metal titan in crowded, active urban environments. Use your giant robot as a tool to defeat enemies, complete missions, and much more. [Enix] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 90
    The anime-mech lover’s dream come true.
  2. 86
    It's fun, challenging, and it left this jaded reviewer as giddy as a schoolgirl -- in this case, a schoolgirl that happens to control a 120-foot tall robot.
  3. 85
    If you want a game with complex play, this is the one. Like I said before, the twists will keep any gamer coming back for more.
  4. It's wonderfully well conceived, and there simply isn't any other game like it. [Dec 2002, p.168]
  5. RAD may not have a great story or impressive graphical opulence, but what it does have is an unbelievable amount of fun and originality where it counts: the gameplay.
  6. While the game is sometimes hampered by its nostalgia, it successfully and entertainingly captures the feel of controlling a giant robot like no other game has in the past.
  7. It offers a unique take on the giant robot game type, and pulls off this new spin while still offering an enjoyable gaming experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 22, 2011
    10
    Can I say FUN! Jump in a giant Robo and go to town! Whats not to like! (i need to fill the 150char minimum, definitly get this game, why can't I submit this review yet) Expand
  2. SteveL.
    Oct 26, 2005
    10
    This is the best game i have ever played!
  3. Billy-BobT.
    Apr 7, 2003
    9
    Other than the fact that the voice acting was very slow and robotic, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. One thing I would have added would be missions that allow the use of Volgara. I realize that you can use the Volgara in the versus mode, but they should be available for sepearate missions, too. I mostly liked this game because of the feel of having total control over a 40-meter-tall robot. It is a great game. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2013
    9
    This game is awesome! Nobody has ever succeeded in making you feel the scale of a giant robot since this game. The maps are quite large with plenty of big buildings just begging to be toppled. The robots 'special moves' are just fun to watch, and the controls present a challenging but immersive experience. Didn't play much multiplayer, but the single player experience alone is worth it and the idea of multiplayer is promising if you have a buddy interested in the game. Expand
  5. ShawnM.
    Mar 3, 2005
    9
    Don't pass this one up. The story is a little cheesy and the voice acting couldn't be more cliche. However, the gameplay is like nothing else. Run/fly around giant mechs battling it out. Control your mech from the top of a nearby skyscraper or from the ground looking up near its feet. The sense of scale is great and the controls are really fun. I can't stop playing it. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2010
    6
    I have to give this game a lower score because the action is slow and the camera angles and controls aren't that great. The level progression is boring. What is great is that it feels like your in a real town. I controlled my character and stood in front of a train thinking they wouldn't have bothered programming a reaction....I flew up into the rafters and it was hilarious. This game has hidden detail.

    The concept of this game is great, but after awhile it will get boring. Get this if its cheap.
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