Roblox Review: Pros and Cons
Overall, Roblox is an excellent game that I have come to appreciate over the time I have played it. The pros are: It's free, you can play roblox versions of paid games, and you get a community experience. This is all amazing....except for the fact of a huge con. This con is the lack of quality in Roblox. Games are laggy and not smooth at all. I play on Roblox version of CSGO and I can honestly say that it is pretty good, but I can not jump correctly, pull out guns with animation, use a mic, BHOP, or anything else. The competitive mode is always down, but, once again, there are many community created versions of modes to play for Roblox. I often wish that Roblox would put more time into their game because of how much potential it is. Alas, I think, with great sadness, that Roblox, the game of my dream, will always be just a knock-off.
These are the list of games I play for Roblox so far. Parents be warned - the moderation on this site is less than fair. My son reported an abuse and he was reprimanded as if he were at fault. Then I complained to the only email address I could find for contacting them (I happened to see the abuse) and my kid's account was then banned for 3 days for violating the TOS (although when you read the TOS it does not state this as an offence). So he is victimized both ways, thank you. Great lesson for kids by the people at Roblox. The language used by the gamers is less than desirable and poorly moderated, the focus of the games are generally violent which is inappropriate for the younger crowd. Roblox loads software to your computer which I have found to be invasive and interferes with my loaded programs. Uninstalling is not a clean process either. All in all, try a free account and then spend your money on at home video games for family and friends.
ROBLOX is a very educational game and inspires kids to learn. Moderators do a good job of monitoring the site and generally keep it safe. Violence is frequently seen in games, considering that this is the type of audience that the game caters to. Privacy is only an issue if kids are not taught to be safe. In many instances, people have complained that their kids are not safe because users try to get personal information from people. Although this does not often happened, and is exaggerated by parents, the fact may be their fault because they are leaving their kids uneducated; this is probably the main reason that privacy is an issue. Another complaint that many parents had was the online dating factor. The site does NOT support online dating, and will take moderation actions on kids that pretend to have "girlfriends" or "boyfriends." Language is not an issue at all. In game chat filters, as well as over the website, there are filters that filter any language besides the minor "hell" that players might try to shout out. Disguising of language to try to bypass filters is looked for by moderators, and is most always found and punished.