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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
Tingles your brain!WHGH | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all WHGH's reviews »
I've played this on PS3 and PC and had fun both times! The puzzles tingle your brain and there is plenty of action too!
I grew up in the 80s and played a lot of arcade games and this game gave me the feeling that the very best arcade games did!
There are physics-based puzzle elements like gravity that you can control yourself (and sometimes you can't), and action that includes blasting with your laser gun or launching grenades!
It is somewhat short, but that's probably because the player feels like they want more of this great game!
There is always DLC if you want harder puzzles!
A Delightful EntryWiesler | Nov. 15, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »
Rochard is mostly a puzzle platformer, and that is where the game truly shines. The puzzles are not incredibly difficult or cryptic. The controls, and execution of puzzles feels great. The pacing of the game is also really well done, as you will constantly be moving along, and the game doesn't really drag out.
The story is ok, but nothing to really write home about. The graphics have a nice style, but the music is really good. The mechanics of the game mess with gravity and object placement, and it is all fun. However, the developers decided to include combat into the mix, and it doesn't fit into the game very well.
Rochard is a great puzzle platformer, despite the questionable inclusion of combat. The cliff hanger ending really leaves you wanting more, but in a good game.
Awesome!Oree21 | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all Oree21's reviews »
Nice ambience, good music, good story and lot of fun. I really recomend this game to the old school gamers. Rochard gives you the magic of the Mario/Sonic style, and puzzle pandemonium like portal. Basicly it is a very funny game.
Neat stuffRbRt | July 5, 2013 | See all RbRt's reviews »
Rochard is a 2D puzzle/action platformer with very responsive controls and nice gameplay mechanics. You can play with gravity and switch it around, shoot enemies, throw stuff around with your gravity gun and much more!
The puzzles aren't the meanest I've ever seen, but they're quite challenging, and most of them are combined with shooting stuff, so there's some diversity to it.
The story isn't bad either, but there is nothing outstanding to it. Nevertheless you'll enjoy it. The art style is also quite fascinating, especially because of the color schemes chosen for certain levels.
Rochard is well worth your money. Overall, the game was beyond my expectations, being one of the best indie games I've ever played.
Pretty good game!McDoenerKing | June 1, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
I finished it in about 5hours and I enjoyed every second except the ending, but oh well they made it the way it is, because they want to make a sequel.
The Good: - the puzzles are great and often challenging - the combat is fun to and at later stages not too easy - lots of different mechanics for puzzles
The Bad: - the ending is abrupt - towards the end a bit too much combat - could have been a little longer
If you like plattformer and puzzle games this wil be a perfect match for you.