Sunday, April 7, 2013

We Hardboil our Vita for Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken review

We have a fun one here, a game review for the Vita, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken from the developer Ratloop Asia. Rocketbirds was a triple nominated title in 2010 and is just now coming to the PlayStation Vita after being available on the PS3 for a couple of months, in a form most fitting and topped with the works. The works of course being new game modes, screens, chapter, weapons,and yadda yadda yadda. What is it? Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a 2D platformer with puzzle aspects thrown into the gameplay as you take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken against the packs of preposterous penguins, so it is time to see how it is.

I really did not know what to expect from this title, but it did not take long to download and get into. Don’t mistake the design and style for it's simplicity, as there is a lot of fun to be had shortly after starting your first game, with the 60fps fast and fluid gameplay and the crisp visuals on the Vita’s bright screen. Sure there is a lot of running left and right, managing an arsenal of penguin extinguishing firearms, but there are also puzzles to navigate through in order to complete stages. Levels aren't too dificult but provide some challenge while being the right length to not lose interest. There is a coop gameplay mode with a unique storyline but was unable to reach a game as none of my compadres had heard of this simple and great looking humorously gritty jet pack filled fun.