Review: Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders


Posted on March 6, 2024 by fncwill

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4.5/10

Summary

The game’s graphics and sound design are alright for a game of such budget, but are definitely nothing special . The game’s visuals are bland and lack detail, with poorly designed environments and character models. The sound design is also lacking, with uninspired sound effects and a forgettable soundtrack.

Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders is a disappointing game that fails to deliver on its potential. The game’s attempt to combine base-building with the classic tale of Robin Hood falls flat, and the result is a mediocre and uninspired gameplay experience. The game’s poor graphics and sound design only add to the disappointment. Fans of Robin Hood or base-building games may find some enjoyment in Sherwood Builders, but for most players, this game is best avoided.

Developer – MeanAstronauts

Publisher – PlayWay S.A.

Platforms –  PC (Reviewed)

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Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders is a game that had the potential to be something special, but ultimately falls flat. The game attempts to combine the classic tale of Robin Hood with a base-building game, but the end result feels mediocre and uninspired.

The game’s story follows the classic tale of Robin Hood, with the player taking on the role of the legendary outlaw as he battles against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. However, the story is told in a lackluster way, with too much repetition. The game’s attempt to add a unique twist to the classic tale falls flat, and the story ends up feeling like a weak attempt to justify the base-building gameplay.

The base-building in Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders is a key part of the game, as the player must construct and manage a base in the forest, while also defending against waves of enemies. However, the base-building mechanics feel clunky and out of place.

Firstly, the player is given very little guidance on how to build and manage their base effectively. The game provides a few tutorials/tips, but they are poorly designed and don’t adequately explain the mechanics. As a result, I felt left feeling confused and frustrated, unsure of how to build and manage my base effectively.

Secondly, the base-building feels like an afterthought. The game’s focus is clearly on the tower defense gameplay, and the base-building feels tacked on. The player must collect resources and build various structures, such as barracks, archery ranges, and workshops, but the mechanics feel shallow and uninspired. There is no depth or complexity to the base-building.

Thirdly, the base-building feels disconnected from the rest of the game. You must balance your time between building and managing your base and defending against waves of enemies. However, the two mechanics feel disconnected, and your left feeling like you are playing two separate games. The base-building feels like a chore, and your left feeling like you are being pulled away from the more exciting tower defense gameplay.

Lastly, the game’s engine struggles to handle the base-building mechanics. The game’s framerate drops significantly when building and managing the base, and is frustratingly slow and feels like very clunky.

The base-building in Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders feels like a missed opportunity. The game had the potential to create a unique and exciting gameplay experience, but the poorly designed base-building mechanics hold it back. All I feel is the feeling of being frustrated and confused, and the game’s potential is wasted.

The game’s graphics and sound design are alright for a game of such budget, but are definitely nothing special . The game’s visuals are bland and lack detail, with poorly designed environments and character models. The sound design is also lacking, with uninspired sound effects and a forgettable soundtrack.

Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders is a disappointing game that fails to deliver on its potential. The game’s attempt to combine base-building with the classic tale of Robin Hood falls flat, and the result is a mediocre and uninspired gameplay experience. The game’s poor graphics and sound design only add to the disappointment. Fans of Robin Hood or base-building games may find some enjoyment in Sherwood Builders, but for most players, this game is best avoided.

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