Excerpt: You’re a soldier. That’s what they tell you, anyway. They’ve owned you since before you were born, telling you what to do, indoctrinating you to be a powerful killing machine and never asking what you wanted to be. They send you to war to murder innocents, and they laugh about it. Civilians live in fear and only a few dare speak out. You have no friends, only fellow soldiers who dare not step a toe out of line. Brutality and oppression are all anyone knows.
Conclusion: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a game that has a lot going for it. Engaging game play, tight controls, and a kicking sound track make for a great experience. Lack of narrative pulls it down, but not enough to diminish the time spent with it. For a $9.99 price point, I would gladly recommend HBC and his gun-toting craziness to a gamer looking for some cheap, yet well produced dumb fun.
Excerpt: As our species has become more technologically advanced, we've become more distanced from the world our distant ancestors inhabited, back when they were focusing on how to walk about on two legs.
Summary: Help Hardboiled Chicken as he fights his way to free Albatropolis from the totalitarian regime and evil penguin leader in this action packed game. With a brand new story in co-op mode and beefed up graphics for its PSN release (priced £7.99), it can be yours from Steam for £6.99.
Excerpt: Is RHC finger lickin’ good? Video games have the potential to turn the world you know upside your head…but evil penguins? Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken has tried to throw in more oddities to distract me from the absurd diabolical force you’ll be up against in this title by strapping a chicken protagonist to a nuclear barrel that launches into the sky…but evil penguins?
Pros: Awesome animation, Fantastic soundtrack from New World Revolution, Nice jetpack shooter segments
Cons: 2D side-scrolling gameplay never really gets exciting, Puzzle segments are slow and easy to complete
Excerpt: One badass mutha-clucker in an 80s action platformer package. It’s kind of hard to work out Rocketbirds; how do you explain a game with so much charm covering over such outdated gameplay? In its essence, RB:HC is simply a side scrolling action platformer, much in the vein of titles such as the original Prince of Persia (and, despite the name, not in any way like Angry Birds).
Pros: Awesome levels of character and charm, brilliant soundtrack, fun co-op, great animations and attention to detail, simple yet fun gameplay, A penguin dictator!
Cons: Gets repetitive, can’t quite shake feeling like a Flash game, extremely linear to the point of predictable, not much replay value, apart from the videos
Summary: По-хорошему сложный платформер с по-хорошему нелепыми героями и уютным камерным мирком. Каноны жанра разработчики не отбрасывают, но грамотно смешивают несколько принципиально разных геймплейных стилей: прыжки, стрельбу, головоломки и аркадные полеты. Однако в семье, как водится, не без урода. Младшенький, недавно вылупившийся, портативный птенец оказался совершенно неприспособлен для жизни в жестоком Vita-курятнике.
Pros: визуальный стиль и сумасбродность происходящего;, в меру сложные головоломки;, отличный саундтрек.