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Rochard- PS3

Rochard- PS3
alaScore 86

28 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Rochard- PS3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. People really like the controls and usability. The design and gameplay are also appreciated, whereas the action and story get mixed views.

gameplay, design, usability, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Rochard- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel "monk" Pelfrey (



Rochard is a platforming game, set in a 3D environment, but played out entirely in 2D. This can be irritating when the camera doesn't line up. This was my biggest complaint about the gameplay. I'll be honest, I wasn't paying a lot of attention to the...

Solid platforming action ; Fresh (if not original) concept

2D action in the 3D world means the camera is in the wrong spot at times ; Shooting

Despite its length, or lack of it, Rochard doesn’t pad things out unnecessarily. In a way it almost feels incomplete, the ending just sort of happens, as if things are being set up for a sequel. And when Rochard gets ammunition, some of the “charm” is...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jason (



What does Duke Nukem, Half-Life, and Native American mysticism all have in common? No, its not another DLC pack for Duke Nukem Forever, but it is

John St. John, pretty visuals, and a great story to get behind, Rochard is a sleeper hit. Learning how to long jump in low gravity or just launching grenades through five different force fields to destroy one small piece of metal for a trophy gets my...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Houf (

Rochard Review


I want to be a space miner. That may not be something you see at the opening of many game reviews, but it is how I felt the second I pressed start on Recoil's PSN-exclusive game, Rochard.

Likeable characters ; Great art style ; Excellent use of physic based game play

Lackluster story ; Combat can be repetitive and frustrating

I want to be a space miner. That may not be something you see at the opening of many game reviews, but it is how I felt the second I pressed start on Recoil’s PSN-exclusive game, Rochard. Something about the opening cinematic and song really hooked me...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Sean Kelley (

Rochard - PS3 review at Thunderbolt Games


Faced with his crew's immediate dismissal from SkyRig, an intergalactic mining outfit, John Rochard needs to hit it big, and quickly. After dozens of fruitless digs, John's boss, Maximilian, has seen enough. He lets the foreman know they're all to be...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Duff (



It isn't very often that the gaming world gets an original space-based adventure. We have seen so many over the years that feature some evil corporation or empire has risen to power and features a rogue hero and his companions step up to the challenge...

Rochard is a breath of fresh air for the PlayStation Network and the gaming industry as a whole. It is an original ideal filled with great puzzles and an entertaining sense of humor. A lot of the gravity changes can take a while to get used to but it...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Danielle Riendeau (

Rochard Review


Miner Masterpiece.

Awesome physics-based puzzle solving, solid platforming, fun theme, structure is reminiscent of Portal

Combat is underwhelming

This is a charming, incredibly well designed title with a truckload of replayability (still a rarity for smaller downloadable games). Don?t miss out on this in the glut of ?holiday? releases. Danielle Riendeau is a regular contributor to GameShark and...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Carolyn Petit (

Rochard Review


Rochard's gravity-defying antics make for an enjoyable adventure, albeit one that rarely reaches for the stars.

Fun assortment of movement techniques and abilities ; Pleasant combination of puzzle-solving and combat ; John Rochard is a memorable protagonist

Challenging puzzles and standout moments are rare ; Occasionally places too much emphasis on combat ; Visuals don't have much personality

But these instances are rare, and though it has few standout moments to offer, Rochard is a mostly pleasant journey. The modest, steadily increasing variety of ways you can use the G-lifter to get around and defeat bad guys keeps things fresh during...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Hill (

Review: Rochard for PSN


Portal meets Team Fortress 2 meets Bionic Commando: Rearmed. That was my first impression of Rochard shortly after I began playing. Rochard has the unconventional puzzle-solving of Portal, the 2D platforming of Bionic Commando and the art style of Team...

Great platforming, puzzles offer the right amount of difficulty, good voice acting, decent length, frequent checkpoints

Intense combat sections don’t fit with the game’s design, story feels thrown together as it unfolds, weapon upgrades and health increases don’t seem to make any difference

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Dutka (

Rochard Review


The side-scrolling puzzler has been given new life in the digital realm this generation, and games like Rochard prove that such adventures can remain addictive for long periods of time. The new effort from Recoil Games mixes puzzle, platforming, and...

The Ugly: “Damn…wrong button. I keep doing that.”

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Colin Moriarty (

Rochard Review


Rochard may invoke Shadow Complex, Super Metroid and Castlevania: SotN, but its puzzle-solving slant makes it a game that stands alone.

Rochard is a great game to sit down with over a weekend. It took me about six and a half hours to get through, and I enjoyed the overall experience. It’s certainly not a game without its issues, but it’s still a great title, and at $10, it’s also a...

Sep, 2011