Humble Weekly Sale: Rochard

It might seem strange that after the plethora of games released in previous bundles, this Humble Weekly Sale offers only one single game: Rochard from Finnish developer Recoil Games. But this doesn’t mean any loss in additional content or the overall quality.


Physics-based puzzling and battling
The gameplay doesn’t seem to be the most innovative in indie gaming, as it borrows the gravity gun idea from Half-Life 2 and there are quite a few puzzle platformers with shooting elements around. But looking at the ragdoll effects when enemies are thrown around and how combat and more cerebral tasks are presented, makes it another interesting genre contestant. Not to forget the comic and fluid animations and overall slick presentation. I haven’t played it yet (although I bought it simply by the looks of it), but there are quite some favorable reviews around as well.

As always, the Humble Weekly Sale also provides some additional content. This time it’s the soundtrack, a 130 pages artwork book and the Hard Times DLC.

Only one game, but worth it anyway
It’s obviously questionable why one should pay as much for this package of one single game when before loads of others from a chosen company were on offer with even more content. But then again, it’s still the easiest and cheapest way (especially without DRM) to experience the game on its own while also supporting the Humble Bundle team, charity and the developers. Less than five days to go, so there’s still some time to think about it, look at the trailer and check out the game’s website.

(Finland 2011, developer/publisher: Recoil Games, platforms: PC, PS3)


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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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