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.

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