- I was very fond of the presentation side of the game. Visually everything looks crisp with a retro vibe and the sound design makes things very fun.
- The controls hold up extremely well when in tight situations and they remained fluid and responsive throughout my time with the game.
- There are a few mechanics in play at the same time and I must admit that I was very impressed with the platforming and shooting elements that were present.
- I had a lot of fun exploring the different levels in the game and whilst they were a little on the long side there is plenty of variety to keep you occupied.
- The enemies you face in the game feel a little generic and nothing much really stands out with the enemies due to the lack of variety with them.
- I felt the weapon upgrades to be a little lacklustre and in my opinion they didn’t feel like they enhanced me very much.
- Whilst I found most of the humour to be very funny I did think they went a little too dirty and crude at times.
All in all I love games that carry a retro feel and a modern feel at the same time and when a game does this right it makes itself accessible to a number of different gamers. Rad Rodgers is a platformer that does this and whilst it has a few shortcomings I ended up having a hell of a time with the game for the most part. There are a few different mechanics in play at the same time in this game and they’ve done a very good job here. Platforming feels very smooth and the shooting elements provide you with quite a few enjoyable moments. I would however have liked the weapon upgrades to feel like they mattered more, but unfortunately I never felt any more powerful when I collected these. The controls which are obviously the most important thing in a game like this thankfully remained tight and responsive throughout and I never suffered with any problems here, which is great. The level design in the game is something that tickled my fancy quite a bit and whilst the levels can be a little on the long side I found exploring them to be extremely fun and there are plenty of secrets littered throughout, which in turn keeps things fresh. There are a few enemies you have to battle in the game and some of them are not too bad, but I just thought the enemies were missing something. They just feel a little generic and nothing much stands out with them, which is a shame. Something that does stand out in the game is the humour that’s present. This game had me chuckling to myself a number of times, but I must admit that they can go a bit too far at times. The presentation side of the game is without a doubt one of my favourite parts about the game. Visually the game is very crisp looking and packed full of colour and the most impressive part is that it looks retro and modern at the same time. The sound design has also been very well done and it does a great job of enhancing the gameplay at times. At the end of the day Rad Rodgers is a game that’s right up my alley and if you’re a fan of platformers that have a naughty side to them then you will really enjoy this game. Don’t get me wrong there are better games in the genre but Rad Rodgers has charm in abundance and for that reason it gets a thumbs up from me.
I rate Rad Rodgers 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Interceptor Entertainment
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Release Date (Xbox One): February 21, 2018