View Full Version : Rochard - anyone played it?

16-11-2011, 04:15 PM
I just saw this game (http://store.steampowered.com/app/107800/?snr=1_4_4__100_3) in the carousel on the Steam homepage and was vaguely intrigued, mostly because the space-miner protagonist shown has an amazing moustache (http://lusipurr.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/RochardBoxArt.jpg) (and, looking it up, it's got a brilliant strapline as well). Apparently it's a physics-based sidescroller, where you have a weapon that can control gravity (a "gravity gun", if you will), enabling you to pick up, throw, jump off stuff you're holding for a boost(!) and presumably solve puzzles.
It's got John St. John doing the voice of John Rochard (the hirsute chap mentioned earlier), and Markus Kaarlonen (responsible for one of the finest soundtracks in gaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGVht6hSP4)) doing the music.
Anyway, it's 15% off on Steam at the moment (6.79 from 7.99), so I was wondering whether it's worth adding to the backlog. I do love me some physics-based puzzling/amazing soundtracks.

Anyone played it? Anyone thinking of playing it? Anyone previously unaware of this game's existence but now want to play it?

22-11-2011, 11:01 AM
It's really good. The physics action-puzzling is a lot of fun, involving a gravity gun & low-g control, & I reckon it's the best use of physics object manipulation since HL2. Deserves RPS coverage & your cash because I want a sequel :)

Creeping Death
22-11-2011, 01:24 PM
I'll probably be picking it up just for Markus Kaarlonen's involvement :P

There's a quicklook (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-rochard/17-4560/)Giantbomb did some time ago, if you are interested.

22-11-2011, 11:50 PM
There's a quicklook (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-rochard/17-4560/)Giantbomb did some time ago, if you are interested.

Ah, excellent, I'll check this out. Thanks for the responses guys.