Girls Like Robots (Wii U) Review

If you think you’ve played the strangest game on the Wii U eshop so far, you probably haven’t, unless you’ve already played Girls Like Robots.

I have to warn you that this won’t be a very satisfying review to read. I honestly don’t know what to make of Girls Like Robots. This is the weirdest game I’ve ever played. I’ll try to explain why.

STORY

The story for Girls Like Robots is very weird and seems directed toward a younger audience becauses the characters involved are young and go to school. The game is definitely trying to be funny in the way it presents its story, but it didn’t tickle my funny bone; the story just made me shake my head a lot. The story is definitely not dull, but honestly, like the rest of the game, I’m not sure what to make of it. It could have been a better story, but it could have been a lot worse too.

GAMEPLAY

Where as Girls Like Robots story is for a younger audience, its gameplay got more and more complex and became something I’m not sure a younger audience would actually be able to play. The gameplay also got more and more goofy as the story progressed. As I mentioned in the introduction to this review, Girls Like Robots is a weird game. I’m not sure I can even explain the game right. Basically, you have these square heads that you have to put in the right order or you lose. The Girl heads like Robots, but don’t like nerds. The nerds like girls and robots, but are not fond of being around too many nerds. And…it gets even more complicated as you go. New heads/other things are introduced as you play the game.

Girls Like Robots is certainly not a boring game nor is it a bad game. Its just a weird game that I didn’t like. It wasn’t because the game was glitch-y or the controls didn’t work. Everything in this game works fine.

You use the touch screen to move around the heads and navigate menus. That works perfectly. Its also neat how you can take a picture of yourself and have it replace  any of the heads you want. The game can also be played just on the gamepad. But as well as the game works, its not a game that will appeal to everyone. You will have to like a special brand of weird to really get into this game.

I’m not sure who the audience is for Girls Like Robots. The story seems very much for kids, but the gameplay seems like its for adults. The game has multiplayer too, if you can find someone who likes the game like you do. I’m not saying Girls Like Robots is a bad game. I’m just saying it’s a game I don’t understand and I also don’t feel good about recommending. I’m not sure how I feel about this game at all.

GRAPHICS

Girls Like Robots has a very unique, strange design. The backgrounds are well drawn and the moving heads are certainly neat. The developer definitely took their time crafting a good (and strange) looking game.

SOUND

The music in this game will be an acquired taste. Its mostly banjo or country/folk music. Sometimes I liked it ok, other times it got on my nerves. The sound effects seemed alright.

CONCLUSION

Girls Like Robots is the most bizarre game on the Wii U eshop. And that’s saying a lot because I have run into some pretty strange games on the eshop. This is definitely the weirdest game I’ve run into though. I hope there’s not a game weirder than this one.

That said, the game’s graphics and gameplay are well designed. Its not a boring game. Its certainly not a bad game either. That said, because the game is so strange and I didn’t care for the actual content, I can’t recommend the game. I’ve decided, though, not to give the game a score at all though. I feel like any score I would give it would be wrong and give a misleading picture as to how good or bad the game is. I hope that the developer makes a demo available for the game in future so that the game can find its audience.

People should have the chance to Girls Like Robots and see if they like it. I know there’s an audience out there for this game. Hopefully that audience will find Girls Like Robots and enjoy it better than I did.

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All of the above pictures were taken from the developer’s website.

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