ROBLOX

Have a pixilated adventure in this unusual online RPG title

7.2

6062 Votes

  • Category Educational
  • License Free
  • Version 1.4.6.53
  • Size 968.05 kB
  • Works under Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
  • Also available for Android 
  • Language English
  • Program by ROBLOX

A Review of Roblox

If you can, imagine an online gaming world that combines Legos with Minecraft. This, in essence, is what Roblox is. A free game that you can download for the PC, this particular software package is quickly becoming one of the most popular games around. Although it's marketed more toward kids, many young adults love playing this game. You have a bunch of different worlds that allow you the creative freedom to build practically anything your imagination can muster. Of course, this isn't like a touch-and-go app; it's a legitimate game download. So the first thing you'll have to do is sign up with the service. It is 100% free to sign up, and there are free play features, but there's also a premium section that gives you a whole lot more to do.

The basic idea behind this game is to allow the user to be the architect. You can build up an entire world, brick by brick, and after you install the game, you can instantly begin stacking bricks and creating whatever you want. Not only structures and suchlike, but also entire worlds. You can build and exist within your own custom universe with this game.

What the Game is and How it Works

Roblox itself is a development company, and this release is its namesake. It's available in English only at the moment, and was built to be compatible with only Windows OS, so Mac users cannot download and enjoy this game. After you install Roblox, you will be prompted to create your custom character. From there, you can choose an existing world to customize, or you can create your own. The graphics here are great and it has a very cartoonish feel to it. Of course, this game is marketed toward kids, to help them improve some of their functions, so adults may find it to be a bit too bright and whimsical. Even still, it's very much like Legos, and since they're online and not on your carpet, you'll never have to worry about stepping on them again!

This is still in its early phrases; i.e. it hasn't been patched yet and so you may end up experiencing some lag and a few glitches. Though for kids playing this game and stacking their bricks, it's a great alternative to other games on the market today, and there's no clean-up to worry about when they're finished playing. One of the coolest features here is that kids can also share the worlds they create. After they've completed their online worlds and structures, they can find other friends who also have the game and the universe can actually becoming shared. So it's not as static as you may think.

Pros and Cons of the Game

Pros

  • A great alternative to messy building blocks
  • Attractive graphics, bright and colorful
  • Can be shared online with friends
  • Learning curve is very easy to get over, so anyone can play

Cons

  • Must pay for the game to experience all features
  • Can be a bit on the glitchy side
  • Only available for Windows OS
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