Robocop: Rogue City has all the hallmarks of becoming another sleeper hit, much like developer Teyon's previous effort in Terminator: Resistance. You have solid shooting mechanics backed up by an authentic visual take on the franchise - yet, a couple of recent previews seem a little lukewarm on this upcoming Xbox title.
Up above, we have IGN's take on things alongside a good 10-minute slice of new gameplay. The outlet is pretty impressed by the foundations of Rogue City, but the previewer in question has reservations about whether the game can sustain itself over its full runtime, particularly in regards to enemy AI and how engaging they'll be over time.
GameSpot has also taken a fresh look at the game, and overall, has a similar excitement level after playing Teyon's title. The outlet questions whether the game will stick too closely to the original movies (based on their playtime), wondering whether it could become a bit 'been there, done that' when it comes to the story. We'll drop their video preview below:
We haven't played this one ourselves yet, but we think the new gameplay looks pretty good across both of these video previews. Fans of the franchise are likely looking for something that sticks closely to the movies anyway, and we can't see the feeling of being an overpowered Robocop being too big of an issue for most.
Still, it's nice to get some perspective here and maybe temper expectations ahead of the game's September 2023 launch on Xbox. Terminator: Resistance has become a cult hit in the years since its release though (it currently has a 'Very Positive' rating on Steam with over 10k reviews), and regardless of what the critics think, we could easily see Robocop: Rogue City doing something pretty similar later this year.