Rochard [2] – Almost There

 I think I got to the final level of Rochard today. I didn’t have much time to play, but the couple of hours I did have were enough to get there. As expected, the shifty looking boss of Rochard and his friends betrayed him, so I’ve been spending most of my time trying to beat his goons and figure out what’s going on.

Apparently, the asteroid Skyrig was mining on was home to a temple belonging to an ancient civilization. Even more interesting, the ancient civilization seems to use the writing system that some of the Native Americans used. Conveniently, Rochard’s lady friend Skylar has an uncle who is a descendant of this tribe and even has an object needed to translate the writing.

Rochard Pun

A lame pun, but it was bound to happen.

Now we’re back at the temple, to see what we can learn and why it’s so important.The evil boss is interested in translating them, so he left the mining company for dead and went after the uncle. Of course, Rochard managed to escape death, follow him to Skylar’s uncle, save him, get the item, and even infiltrate the Skyrig base to steal the rest of the data.

The game is fun. It provides a challenging level of difficulty, but the puzzles are interesting and the action happens often enough so it doesn’t get dull. It took me a couple of hours to get through a large chunk of the game today, but the time just flew by. It’s very likely I’ll complete it tomorrow.

However, some of the achievements require me to play through the game more than once, so I won’t be aiming for 100% right away. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy it; it’s just that there are other games I have yet to even try.