Summary: I picked up Rochard during the latest Humble Bundle sale not knowing anything about the game. I don't normally play platformers so I was a little skeptical that I'd enjoy it. After 1-2 minutes I was hooked (hah!) on this game. Firstly, the game looks great, the backgrounds are wonderfully done and the visuals always seem to be exactly right. As far as mechanics go, the gravity mechanics are flawlessly done. The puzzles are intuitive yet challenging.
Summary: If i could give this game a 8.5 i would, This is better than an 8 game, but not quite a 9. The only problem was it was too short. I loved the setting the gameplay the characters, it was new and original. I love these re-imaging of 2-D platformers, but the only problems is length. I loved shadow complex and deadlight as well, if only these games become longer then I will be set.
Summary: An hour into the game, I still haven't encountered a puzzle that took me more than 5 seconds to solve, so I quit out of boredom. While I enjoyed the voice acting and the nostalgic platform-game atmosphere, I found the puzzles simply not challenging enough, and in this genre that is what ultimately matters. I would recommend this game for kids, though.
Summary: [Rochard / Steam PC / Score 9 ] I play only a few new platforming games a year - and this was a blast! 2D side scrolling with some control over gravity and a link gun - yeah you heard right - the same link gun as in the half-life series but better! These are physics based puzzles with a little dab of shooter mixed in. Run around the mine shafts to save your friends and learn about the hidden sacred treasure - then find it!
Summary: A decent little platformer. The gameplay actually reminds me a lot of Trine although the setting couldn't be more different. It has a good story and some great voice acting. The length of the game is a bit short but in line with the price so you still get good value out of the game. Unlike another reviewer my chief complaint is the control system. Sometimes you have to perform actions with 3-4 keys at the same time and it gets too be a bit much on a keyboard.
Summary: Overall this game is pretty good. The game mixes some good puzzle solving and platforming elements, occasional humor, and some interesting mechanics. After playing the game for a while though it did feel a bit repetitive, some of the puzzles are a bit too easy, the combat is lousy and the story is just okay.
Summary: What an incredible experience! Rochard is a puzzle platformer that sucked me in for many hours. I was playing this at 5am and then by the time I realised what I'm doing, it's after 10am! Played for a bit more in the evening and finished the game. This is simply one of the amazing games I've ever played. Wonderful puzzles, not to easy, not too hard, easy controls (I used a wireless xbox360 controller on my PC) and fun.
Summary: Indy-Games usually get a bonus at reviews, which makes even mediocre games get meta-scores of 8 and higher. It may be the effect that the games are cheaper and that there's a higher sympathy towards the independent producers than to the big publishers. The graphics are well-polished comic-style, similar to Team Fortress 2. The characters look like plastic dolls and are poorly animated with an entire lacking of facial animations.
Summary: do not begin to play this game, it's addict ! A great platform game, the gravity concept is perfect, animations, soundtrack, a good job. I like the styled game, colors, design, all are good in this Rochard game. I hope they'll make a new game based on this concept, and... soon !