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  • Summary: The Girl and the Robot is a third person action/adventure set in a fairy tale world in which you take on the role of a young girl trying to escape from a castle ruled by an evil queen.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 1, 2016
    65
    The game has some good cooperative mechanics and well designed puzzles, but fails to recreate the atmosphere it wants to borrow.
  2. Aug 14, 2016
    65
    Forget any connections with other games you might have made. The Girl and the Robot is a humble adventure, charming and enjoyable, but its budget prevents it from becoming something more memorable.
  3. Aug 12, 2016
    60
    The Girl and the Robot’s interesting take on conveying a fairy-tale narrative is unique and it sits neatly alongside the platform and puzzle-based conundrums that make up the game’s duration. That said, the poorly implemented combat system and a distinct lack of polish both drag The Girl and the Robot far beneath the lofty standard for which it aims.
  4. Sep 9, 2016
    40
    I won’t remember my time with The Girl and the Robot feeling like a magical fairytale. I’ll recall it being a poorly designed, stressful videogame. And that’s a shame, because that initial art sure was cute.
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  1. Sep 11, 2017
    5
    The Girl and the Robot
    more like the girl and the tin man
    The Girl and The Robot is a cooperative puzzle game where you control both
    The Girl and the Robot
    more like the girl and the tin man
    The Girl and The Robot is a cooperative puzzle game where you control both characters...
    A girl and a robot trying to escape a caste ruled by an evil queen
    you can switch freely between the 2 to throw switches and open doorways for the other to get through
    As the girl you’ll be able to climb through holes, throw switches, repair your robot friend.. And pretty much nothing else...
    The robot is the one doing the heavy lifting here…
    You can carry the girl or leave her behind
    as you go forward clearing the way as there are other robots roaming around that if they grab the girl its game over…
    so not only are you standing on pressure pads going through some pretty basic puzzles, you’ll be fighting…
    Your robot can attack, block, and sort of dodge a little...
    And the first half of the game which I liked a decent amount the game doesn’t throw too many enemies at you at once so it doesn’t seem too bad…
    but about halfway through this 3 and a half hour journey the games pacing comes to a crawl as it throws you into a maze with exploding robots and areas with tons of enemies to deal with.. And this is when you realize how awful this games combat really is…
    It’s stiff, clunky and awkward...
    There’s a run button here which can allow you to gain some distance so you can face your enemies maybe shoot them with your sweet bow, but for some reason the run button will sometimes pan the camera behind you instead just keeping you there taking the damage desperately trying to get away…
    with your dodge move barely working…
    which brings me to my biggest issue with this game besides the entirety of its 2nd half…
    The fact that buttons just aren’t responsive enough…
    there’s a noticeable input lag here and sometimes I felt like the game was just not picking up on my commands at all.. Both in combat as well as throwing switching, picking up the girl or setting her down
    the game has a noticeable clunk to it from the start and the clunkineess just gets highlighted the more enemies it throws at you…
    combat just starts feeling cheap. So much so I had to resort to just shooting enemies through walls because I couldn’t bother trying to get lucky to take their back for an instakill, or deal with them surrounding and stunning me while I desperately try to dodge…
    The game does sequel bait and the credits call this game act 1…
    my experience here wasn’t bad enough for me to not want to play its sequel..
    there’s something here despite it feeling pretty bare compared to other games of this genre like ICO, the last guardian, or even troll land I..
    I’m intrigued to find out what happens next
    I just hope the sequel if it ever comes is more of this games first half than it is its second half…
    more focus on puzzles, less on enemies… but either definitely polish up these unresponsive tin man mechanics…
    I give The girl and the robot
    a 5/10
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