Day: October 18, 2011

I blew up a fucking blimp and flew the ground with a jetpack? Sounds Like a Winner.

I got a chance to play through Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken last week… I gotta say. It was a pretty good time.

First thing was first. I was excited about Co-Op. I always am. I grabbed a friend and we beasted through the Co-Op missions in a couple of hours.

You and a friend get to play as a couple of short chickens as you chase a General’s daughter throughout the beautifully rendered levels.

One thing I noticed right away was the lack of a weapon select. But with the use of team up attackes (ie. standing on the other player’s shoulders) it wasn’t that much of an issue. This did make the final boss¬†ridiculously¬†easy through. All and all, me and my friend ended our session at about 2AM, feeling very fullfilled. We did wish there was a 4-player mode though. Or maybe some online functionality.

The next day, I picked up the single player mode.

Much diffrent game.

The chicken you have is twice as tall. And he picks up new weapons along the way. There’s also a really deep storyline here, something the Co-Op had none of.

Also, there are these AWESOME jetpack levels involving blimps… which are only in single player as well. I think those levels would have been the shit with an extra player.

There are also a number of nice puzzles involving mind control devices that extended play time quite a bit.

The game is also much harder.

That being said, I wish all the levels and story from the single player were in the Co-Op. But I guess that’s something for the next game.

PROS:

Beautiful landscapes. I don’t have a 3D-TV but seeing this makes me wonder if that investment would be a good one.

Hilarious.

Very much so...

I blew up a fucking blimp and flew the ground with a jetpack. If you don’t think that’s cool, you need to kill yourself.

CONS:

Co-Op mode seems like a shell of the rest of the game. I want to jetpack off blimps with my homies.

Frequently getting the LA Police treatment in corners. You’re going to die this way… a lot.

Honestly, I’m not into gaming like I used to, but games like this remind me why I love it. Sitting down with friends and blowing shit up.

A-

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is now on PSN. Snatch that shit up.