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Rocko's Quest Reviews (Windows)

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Rocko smash, Rocko kill, Rocko save pretty lady. These are pretty much the only thoughts going through the mind of the hero in Rocko's Quest. As the barbarian, you will have to travel across the land looking for ogres to fight and also for Rocko's girlfriend in this action-packed platformer. As I have said a couple of times now, if you can get used to the controls, you won't have very many problems in Rocko's Quest. It is a pretty entertaining game, but you will have to be ready to invest some time into it in order to get used to the controls.
games xtreme (Aug 10, 2001)
To sum up, Grouch is a game I really liked, I am not sure what it was that grabbed me but as soon as I started playing I was kinda hooked, the savegame problem is the only real down point. It is quite hard and is not, in my opinion, very suited to youngsters, as it does get very tricky early on. Try it, you may like it!
7Wolf Magazine (Mar 27, 2001)
Подытоживая все вышесказанное, могу сказать, что перед нами действительно свежая и интересная игра, с достойной графикой, комическим и в тоже время свирепым главным персонажем, затягивающим gameplay'ем, большим количеством красивых ловушек и целыми толпами озверевших монстров... Конечно, до уровня "Руны" или Blade of Darkness "Grouch'у" не дотянуться, но то, что он доставит вам немало приятных минут, сомневаться не приходится.
Weck das Urtier in Dir, denn bei dieser knuffig-bunten und mit herrlich treibenden Dschungelrhythmen unterlegten Urwaldhatz wird nicht lang gefackelt oder geschwätzt, sondern gehüpft, gesprungen und gekämpft, was das Zeug hält. Nur leider auch gestorben, denn die Bedienung ist mir ihren unzähligen Tastenkombinationen viel zu kompliziert für ein derart ulkiges, flottes Siel. Auch kennen die schwer bewaffneten Gegner von Anfang an kein Pardon, und da selbst die lächerlichste Wasserpfütze eine tödliche Gefahr darstellt, dürften Genre-Einsteiger ihre fünf Bildschirmleben allzu schnell ausgehaucht haben.
GameZone (Jun 02, 2003)
When all is said and done, Rocko’s Quest is a pretty bland game that is nothing to get excited about. At best, it is a simplistic hack and slash game, and at worst, it is a frustrating platformer that doesn’t excel in any area.
GameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2001)
Während die Prügeleien dank abwechslungsreich agierender Gegner richtig Spaß bereiten, sorgen die Sprung- und Ausweicheinlagen für Frust pur: Da macht die Steuerung Mucken, es gibt unfaire Stellen am laufenden Band, und zu allem Überfluss dürfen Sie den Spielstand zwischendurch nicht sichern. Schade – hübsche Grafiken und vor allem die Gegneranimationen sorgen eigentlich für viel Stimmung.
Game Chronicles (Jun 14, 2003)
As I said before, I’m not a fan of budget games, they still cost money (Rocko is $20) and take my time, precious time I could spend playing quality non-budget games. I fell into a habit once where I bought a whole bunch of those “50 song greatest hits” 6 CD sets for $10 bucks. This, I thought, was some deal. Well, it sounded like they were mixed in some guys garage, and I then realized the age old adage that quantity does not equal quality, and that’s what we have with this game. A cheaper price brings a cheapened experience.
GamingExcellence (Jul 04, 2003)
Overall, Rocko's Quest is a simple adventure game, more likely to be played by a younger child than a serious gamer. The gameplay is fairly solid, yet somewhat boring as you make that same jump over yet another deep hole in the ground or attack yet another ogre. Graphics and sound are not great; this game does not look like something produced by today's standards, but something made several years ago. Avoid this one at all costs if you are looking for a good storyline; it doesn't exist.
Gry OnLine (Apr 19, 2001)
Podsumowując, gdyby nie brak opcji zapisu gry „Grouch” mógłby być wart polecenia. A tak to gra jest adresowana do wąskiego grona graczy, którzy lubią typowe zręcznościówki i którzy szybko nie poddają się po pierwszych niepowodzeniach. Na pewno będą musieli tej grze poświęcić sporo wolnego czasu. Z pewnością nie jest to wina firmy TopWare, która tą grę wydała na naszym rynku, tylko samych autorów, którzy chyba nie do końca przemyśleli sprawę. A oceniając samą grę, jest ona po prostu produktem przeciętnym jak na dzisiejsze realia.
PC Gamer (Sep, 2003)
Never before has a PC game so resembled a shoddy console port without actually being one. Rocko’s Quest takes that (dis)honor with its overly simplistic gameplay, repetitive jumping puzzles, and all-in-all monotony.
PC Games (Germany) (Jan, 2001)
Egal ob Grafik, Sound oder Steuerung. In allen Belangen bewegt sich Grouch nur knapp oberhalb der Schmerzgrenze. Bei Freunden des schlechten Geschmacks sorgen lediglich die Anleihen an Die Ritter der Kokosnuss für Heiterkeit. Ihre Gegner greifen Sie nämlich selst dann noch im Kriechgang an, wenn Sie ihnen bereits Arme und Beine abgeschlagen haben.
PC Action (Jan, 2001)
Bei ein paar Hüpfeinlagen, dem einfachen Umgang mit Gegenständen und dem Umlegen von Schaltern kann der unterbelichtete Kraftprotz geistig gerade noch mithalten. Armseliges Schauspiel!