If there's one thing we've learned from science fiction movies, it's that when robots rebel against their creators, it's never good for humanity, but in this game, it can still be a heck of a lot of fun. Robo Recall is a bright and colorful world with a surprising amount of detail. When you step up close and grab hold of one of your robotic foes, you almost want to stop and admire the workmanship. At least until you remember that it's trying to kill you and you rip it apart and knock its head off with its own leg. That's the sort of goofy humor that permeates the game from start to finish. Even though the robots are programmed to kill you, that doesn't stop them from firing off a quick one-liner before they're dismantled. It's the tongue-in-cheek humor and personality, along with its fast-paced gameplay, that keeps it from feeling boring or repetitious.
Robo Recall is probably best described as a wildly chaotic sci-fi shooting gallery like you've never seen before. After all, when's the last time you shot a pistol until it was empty, then threw the empty gun in a bad guy's face? Of course, you never really run out of bullets in the game, as a fresh set of guns is always holstered at your sides and ready to grab without the delay of reloading. It's little things like this that keep the flow of the action going at a constant pace. It's also fun to try and come up with ways to chain moves together for big combos, or to pull of seemingly impossible tricks like snatching enemy bullets out of the air and hurling them back at the attacker. The only awkward bits are the navigations, which is handled by pointing and teleporting to new locations. After a while though, even that becomes second nature, allowing you to hop quickly from ground level to rooftops and back to best fend off the frenzied robot swarms. Sure, you'd never actually able to pull off most of the things you do in Robo Recall, but the fact that you can just somehow feels right here. It's a crazy sort of comic book-like world, and, thanks to VR, you get to live in it.