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Grab a G-Lifter - your new best friend! Use it to change gravity at will, manipulate the environment, and throw huge crates at your enemies.
Join the amazing exploits of astro-miner John Rochard and embark on a gravity-bending journey across the Solar System! Rochard is an award-winning side-scroller featuring hours of mind-blowing gravity gameplay, puzzle-solving and action. Narrated in a humorous cartoony style, Rochard tells a thrilling story of villains, a damsel in distress and a mysterious alien civilization.
5 long Chapters crammed with fast-paced platforming action and mind-bending puzzles based on gravity
A beautifully crafted cartoonish visual style, rich with humor and personality Incredible items able to influence gravity and grab, swing and throw objects to solve puzzles or get rid of enemies
A groovy soundtrack composed by Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen from Poets of the Fall, mixing southern rock/blues and 80′s inspired electronic music
The legendary performance of Jon St. John as the voice of protagonist John Rochard
The most advanced use of the Unity engine in a video game
Enjoyable, Trine-esque platformerLunk | Nov. 28, 2012 | See all Lunk's reviews »
Rochard is a well constructed, highly polished puzzle platformer with smooth gameplay, pretty graphics, and a soundtrack that suits the game well. In those ways, and a few others, it reminds me a lot of Trine.
The setting is obviously radically different, but despite only having one character to play as the cycling of weapons actually mimics the Trine characters pretty closely - you've got one to move and manipulate objects (wizard), one for direct ranged attacks (thief), and a melee attack that it very rarely makes any sense to use (knight).
I really enjoyed most of the 5 hours or so that the game lasted, with 2 reservations: there's an upgrade you cannot avoid getting with roughly 20% of the game left that renders the other weapons pointless and removes pretty much all of the challenge from the game, and the plot is pretty nonsensical. That said, I enjoyed the characters (including the protagonist, voiced by Jon St. John) and their interactions, so if you can just roll with the nonsense without focusing on it too much it shouldn't detract from the otherwise enjoyable experience.
Good GameBolo | Nov. 18, 2012 | See all Bolo's reviews »
Very good title India with great music. The puzzles are not too easy, are a challenge, the game itself is about 7 hours of delicious fun. I recommend nature fun platform with elements of logic.
A unique combination of puzzles, gravitation and shooting.fable2 | Nov. 1, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
The great game that stands out with it's unique combination of puzzles, gravitation and enemy shooting. The story is not so deep-minded, as a game itself is short, so don't expect much of it, but gameplay will pull you in. Graphics are really nice to the eye, good animation, effects, good color mix, which suits the game story. To solve puzzles you will need to use your gravity tool all the way, thought every chapters differs with variety of puzzles and difficulty of them. But they are not that hard, when you get used to gravity tool and box moving, but they are entertaining anyway. There is only one boss fight in end game, but that is explained by the shortness of game, also voice acting of some background characters could be better. Music is average. But that are some small drawbacks of the game, so you should get it anyway, even if you are not fan of side-scrolling games, you won't be disappointed!
Rochard RocksStefann | Oct. 4, 2012 | See all Stefann's reviews »
Amazingly good and a brilliant Indie game. The game feels very fresh and new and performs like a modern game (shooter) with that something extra (puzzles). Modern 3D-graphics and wonderful color combinations with and interesting game story. Most levels look like a piece of art rather that just a background to the game. The quality poor out and is easily recognized by anyone who plays this game. The sound effects could be a little better, but in general with the well composed background music, you probably won't even notice it
You get to toy with gravity, shoot, trow crates, play with electricity, take an elevator run around in a casino, what can one want more. When gravity is lowered - yes yo can lower it - elements in the room become lighter. A transporter, suddenly lifts higher, you stay longer in the air and even airborne robots are affected. The puzzles are challenging, but doable, it's always a pleasure to find out how to go from point A to B.
The game is never boring and very addictive, so be adviced. Once you start up your first level you know you won't stop playing. This is one of the best INDIE games I've had the pleasure of playing, it surpassed every expectation I had when I bought Rochard.
Good gameZinzun | Aug. 31, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
Rochard is a good game.It's a Metroidvania,if you played Shadow Complex on Xbox 360 it's very similar.There are five chapters for a total of seven hours of gameplay,but you will redo all the area to aquire power-up,collect more stuff etc,but one problem is...there's too much combat.On a game based on exploration,the combat it's an important,maybe too important,part of it. But the game is very good,so buy it if you like the genre.