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Interview with Samuli Viikinen, developer of Rochard

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So, let me guess... You haven't played Rochard yet. In fact, there's probably a pretty good chance you haven't even heard of it—and that's a damned shame, since it's one of the best download-only titles I've played all year. I gave it an absolutely glowing review, but a game like this deserves more. So, in my pursuit of fighting the good fight, I'd like to present this brief interview I was fortunate enough to have with the Lead Level Designer of Rochard, Samuli Viikinen.

Richard presents: Let's play Mega Man X, Part 12--Sigma Stage 3

The third Sigma Stage is essentially a big boss rush. I have to face the five remaining Mavericks plus the stage boss, D-Rex. While it isn't that bad if you use the Maverick weapons, this stage can be hell if you're doing a buster only run, especially since you have to deal with both Sting Chameleon and Armored Armadillo again.

The next video will be the final stage and ending. Enjoy!

Rochard Review

Southern (Physics-based) Comfort

Rochard Screenshot

HIGH The final weapon upgrade is fantastically entertaining.

LOW What's up with the evil guardsmen sounding so effeminate?

WTF "Git'er done" is still in use a thousand years into the future?!?

Crimson Alliance Review

Hack (and Slash) Job

Crimson Alliance Screenshot

HIGH This one's not only girlfriend-friendly, she also outscored me on a number of levels. I was so proud.

LOW Paying for a "free" game is confusing.

WTF Must ..... stop ....the sounds coming from the .....actor lady's .... mouth....NNNGggHHHHHHH!...

BloodRayne: Betrayal Review

Insert Obligatory "This Sucks" Cliché Here

BloodRayne: Betrayal Screenshot

HIGH Rayne's animation is easy on the eyes.

LOW Everything else.

WTF Vampire bites make people... explode?

Video: Yoshi's Island nursery and baby mobile

Do you love your baby and Baby Mario and Yoshi? Then show it by decorating his or her bedroom as an homage to one of Nintendo's best platformers.

Richard presents: Let's play Mega Man X, Part 11--Sigma Stage 2

The second Sigma stage isn't nearly as difficult as the first, and is actually fairly boring. We've got two more Maverick rematches and a bizarre boss with Rangda Bangda, but other than that there's very little of note. I do go quiet for long stretches of this video as a result, so I apologize for that. Enjoy!

Serious Sam: Double D Review

I Just Now Got the Title

Serious Sam: Double D Screenshot

HIGH Gunstacking. There is no competition.

LOW Still looking for one.

WTF I have to pick one? Okay, then... femikazes!

Richard presents: Let's play Mega Man X, Part 10--Sigma Stage 1

With all the Mavericks down, it's time to venture into the last trials of the game. The first Sigma stage is fairly tough, especially since you have to deal with Bospider at the end. We also witness the first gaming event that ever made me cry. Yes, Zero's death gets overused to the point where it never matters (and honestly the story in these games is nothing to brag about to begin with) but when I first played this game it had a definite impact. Enjoy!

Richard presents: Let's play Mega Man X, Part 3

For the final three Mavericks, we come across two bosses that are not nearly as difficult as their reputation suggests, and my favorite song in the game. Don't fret though, you'll get to see all the Mavericks one more time in the Sigma stages. After that, no more Mavericks. At least until Mega Man X2.

Enjoy!

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