Excerpt: Rochard is one of the best surprise downloadable games of the year. It really came out nowhere on PSN with a relatively quiet launch, but is a very well-crafted game that will certainly please anyone who loves puzzle-platformers like Braid and games that make gravity its plaything like Half-Life.
Environmental Puzzles Meet Simple Fun With A Gravity Gun
19 December 2011
Conclusion: Concept: A 2D platformer that mixes gravity control with environmental puzzles
Graphics: Rochard’s cartoony visuals don’t ooze personality, but they get the job done
Sound: The voice acting is solid and the clever mix of songs helps make up for its otherwise boring soundtrack
Excerpt: You have to like Rochard for its original hero and take on platformers. Rather than playing as a fuzzy mascot or retreading well-worn ideas, Rochard attempts to do something different and carve out a space for itself in the genre.
Summary: Rochard offers action, puzzles and some interesting mechanics in a fairly good package with a lot of gameplay for the price. If you are looking for around 10 hours of platforming with some puzzles and shooting, you will not go wrong here.
Summary: Rochard ‘s six-plus hours flies by, with the puzzles doing a good job of masking a fairly linear design. The game isn’t terribly challenging, despite some frustrating enemy placement, but it is a lot of fun.
Conclusion: John St. John, pretty visuals, and a great story to get behind, Rochard is a sleeper hit. Learning how to long jump in low gravity or just launching grenades through five different force fields to destroy one small piece of metal for a trophy gets my fingers itchy.
Excerpt: I want to be a space miner. That may not be something you see at the opening of many game reviews, but it is how I felt the second I pressed start on RecoilÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s PSN-exclusive game, Rochard.
Pros: + Likeable characters, + Great art style, + Excellent use of physic based game play
Cons: Lackluster story, Combat can be repetitive and frustrating