I was standing in line at the JayIsGames cafeteria, patiently waiting for my serving of gruel, when Dora announced over the loudspeaker that PencilKids aka Robin Vencel has just released Anbot 2. I was like, "PencilKids!! Robin Vencel!! ANBOT 2!?!?!", dropped my tray on J-Witz's NBA endorsed Nike's and headed back to my station to play. And wow, I have to say if you're looking for a little more action in a point-and-click adventure then this is the game for you!
The gameplay of Anbot 2 is so characteristic of Robin Vencel's game developing style, only this time there's a little more challenge and a lot more action. Use your mouse to click on hotspots to activate mechanisms in Anbot's environment and so help him escape the Work Police with the ultimate goal of rescuing his bot girlfriend. In between scenes requiring only pointing and clicking, there are moments where you have to fend off enemies either by shooting them or avoiding them, which will test your reflexes. And maybe even your patience. Just a little.
PencilKids games are a firm favourite, with detailed and charming cartoony graphics, smooth gameplay and nice little storylines woven throughout, and all without the pixel hunting. What's lovely about Anbot 2, is that we once again encounter the stoic little bot we first met in Anbot, and journey with him as he endeavours to avoid the crushing regime of the processing plant and make a life for himself. Robin Vencel is certainly adept at creating characters that we can somehow relate to, even if they are little cracked robots.
Anbot 2 is short and sweet, but so totally jam-packed with action and excitment that it's much more than just a mouthful of gaming goodness. It might not take long to help Anbot through his second adventure, but you'll definitely feel like he owes you one for helping him out this time.