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Hooray people! Reviews of Rochard keep coming and the average opinion about the game is very, VERY good. But before going into that, a quick recap of what is keeping us busy, sales aside.
First things first: the Part 1 of the Making Of Rochard is now available here. The video focuses on Rochard‘s music: in the full glory of HD, you will have the privilege to see both Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen from Poets of the Fall and Creative Director Burt Kane from Recoil Games discussing how all those fine tunes ended up being the soundtrack for the adventures of a bunch of very special astro-miners.
Also, we threw our first competition on Rochard’s Facebook page. What’s the prize, you ask? A chance to win a copy of Rochard‘s soundtrack signed both by POTF and Recoil’s Team! The competition just ended, and we will announce the winners as soon as we manage to go through the hundreds of comments we got for it.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear what the world think of our little baby. Ready? Set? Go!
This game is a unique experience, something that builds on the past of platforming adventure while pulling in aspects from some of the best shooters, and injecting it all with fun and humor. It’s a perfect game, and an absolute must-own for any PlayStation 3 owner.
Rochard is a great game, and it’s made for multiple playthroughs.
Seriously though, Rochard is a great game that is obviously well loved by the development team. A high level of care and polish went into making Rochard a real PSN gem.
When you look past all of the bells and whistles of a game, and just look just at its core gameplay, some titles lose their luster, but “Rochard” manages to hold its own. It’s a hard time of the year for PSN games since they need to share the spotlight with so many other bigger name game, but try not to overlook “Rochard.” It will offer you hours worth of challenging puzzles, and space police to shoot in the face. Really, it’s the best of both worlds.
The game’s production values are well above most ten-dollar games.
Rochard was built for fun and perfect for when you just want to pick up a game and play.
Rochard is not a typical downloadable PSN title. It is of a higher pedigree in the world of digital distribution – just a step under retail releases.
Honestly, this just might be one of the best downloadable games of the year.
Read more reviews from our Coverage page.
These last three days have been crazy. Rochard launched both in US and Europe, and activity at Recoil’s office has been hectic to say the least. It wouldn’t be a proper launch without some little technical issue (press people: review codes are coming), but overall we are very satisfied. Moreover, we just smashed quota 6 100 fans on Facebook and your positive comments are putting a smile on our faces. Thank you!
Our hope is, that in time, we will be able to repay you making the best possible games.
But this is not the time to become sentimental! The first reviews are rolling in, so let’s take a look at what the press thinks about our game.
Rochard delivers great side-scrolling gameplay, inventive puzzles, a phenomenal soundtrack, and a fun visual style. And all this comes with a low price tag. If you’re looking for some great old school platforming with a healthy side of puzzles, Rochard is just a PSN purchase away.
CheatCC [4.2 out of 5]
Pictures don’t do Rochard justice; it’s gorgeous and overflowing with color from beginning to end. If you’ve got free time and ten bucks to spare, Rochard is worth its weight in unobtanium (or whatever obscure space rock they were looking for before Rochard started shooting people in the head).
Gamesradar [7 out of 10]
At $10, it’s a total steal. Rochard isn’t only a one-off experience, either. There’s reason to go back for more. Collectibles and upgrades are strewn around that are easy to miss if you aren’t paying careful attention, and then there’s that pesky Gold Trophy that will require you to beat the game in three hours or less. But save the speed-running for a second playthrough. Enjoy Rochard as it was intended, and let it bend your mind a bit. You won’t be sorry you did.
IGN [8.5 out of 10]
More review links are available in our Coverage page.
Take care astro-miners!
So here we are. The first review of Rochard is finally out and…we couldn’t be happier! IGN rewards our efforts – and your wait – with an excellent 8.5/10 and the Editors’ Choice badge. Icing on the cake, Colin Moriarty of IGN graced the game with paragraphs such as the following:
“The cadence at which Rochard gets harder and your adventure more arduous is staggered almost perfectly. I’m not the most puzzle-savvy gamer in the world, and there are definitely times I struggled, but I figured everything out in short order. It can be difficult, but never to the point of outright frustration, and I commend Recoil Games for its astute design choices. I felt a sense of accomplishment as I got through more and more difficult puzzles and combat situations, and it’s a testament to the thoughtfulness of the entire package.”
It’s a good day at Recoil. So while we pop the champagne…why don’t you read the rest directly on IGN or check out Rochard‘s videoreview, embedded here below for your (and our) pleasure?