FIRST 10 MINUTES | PS3, Vita Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Our Vita videos of Rocketbirds...

Our Vita videos of Rocketbirds...

When we were proposed to try Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, we must confess we were a bit wary. Put yourself in our shoes, we knew nothing about the game and let's face it, we judge it on its title. Fortunately, we decided to give it a shot and we haven't been disappointed at all. If you miss the old days of Flashback, Another World, or even Abe, then pay attention. The most striking things about this game are its artstyle, its cutscenes and the fantastic music of indie band New World Revolution. As for the rest, you'll get your share of gunplay, puzzles and rocketbird action of course. Our only grudge with the game is that it's so great that it's too short. But for €7.99 (we're not quite sure how uch it will cost in North America), you'd be a fool not to try.


Introduction
The First 10 Minutes
Shoot'em up
Gameplay

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Commented on 2013-02-12 14:48:24
+ 2D Run'N'Gun
+ comic look
+ Angry Birds parody
+ Flashback vibe
+ Jetpack
+ Shmup sequences
+ low price (not sure about the Vita version though)
- annoying voice work
- not as challenging as Flashback

Rocketbirds > Colonial Marines
Commented on 2013-02-12 14:55:04
i really need to buy this. i got the demo on PS3 like a year ago, but never got round to buying it. i was hoping for the PS+ freebee.
Commented on 2013-02-12 17:57:08
@Korndog: Oh btw (almost forgot) there's a Flashback HD remake in the works. Hope they don't screw this up, but looks promising i'd say:
http://www.gameblog.fr/images/jeux/13981/Flashback...
Commented on 2013-02-14 14:39:48
i know, i commented in the thread you made in the forum. not sure about it yet, gonna need to see how it turns out.

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    KORNdog sony did quite a cool thing with a violin solo guy where they filmed it all with 3D cameras. but then converted all the elements into a 3D scene running in unity. (52 minutes ago)
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    GriftGFX I can kinda imagine VR in something like Battlefield being pretty incredible too but I'm not sure how well that would work with most people's stomachs. (53 minutes ago)
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    KORNdog @GriftGFX: yeah, i can't say i've seen any though. even the stuff on youtube is stereoscopic. it just requires a fixed head position. no leaning forward etc. (53 minutes ago)
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    KORNdog it can even stay third person, seeing as bound and the playroom VR platformer work really well. apparently FROM are making something for VR now though. i'm hoping for a new kings field. (55 minutes ago)
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    GriftGFX Getting annoyed at people marketing 2D 360 video as "VR" though.. that's not good enough. It's cool, but it's not good enough. (56 minutes ago)
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