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Roch 4

by Pascal Rouaud



Released: 2000-09-12
Mode: SP, DM, COOP
Difficulty Settings: Yes
Featuring: 1.4+
Sound/music: Music
New Art: No
New Cons: No
Score: 95

Review by Forge on January 04-2012

Duke is now a participant in a game show and it's not spinning a wheel or guessing the price of a box of noodles.
His goal is to go out into the nearby city block and search out all the keys so he can win a mansion full of aliens. I suppose it's better than a weekend getaway at a nudist retirement home.

The map consists of a television game show studio, the nearby city street, a few buildings with office type rooms, and a mansion.
Hidden in town are several sets of keys which must be retrieved and brought back to the studio. Using them slowly opens a container holding the key to the mansion gates and also provides the player with some supplies to help them along the way.
While running back and forth to get keys may seem slightly redundant, the action is continuous due to spawns and the need for exploration of new areas in order to acquire said keys.
The layout isn't complex, but is creative in the directions the map takes in some of the indoor locations, and the city area is more than just a set of doors at street level.
Some exploration is going to be required to find everything. Texturing, for most of the map, is fairly standard for Pascal's style, as are most other visual aspects such as shading, trimwork, and detailing.
The inside of the mansion is where he takes a creative leap and steps beyond his usual city street, urban office, and apartment style. His repertoire of textures expands as well as his level for detailing and more precision to the architecture at this large of a scale.

Game play is very well balanced. Duke may be packing quite an arsenal, but enemy activity is proportionally increased and it's not raining health kits in this map.

Texturing/Lighting-Shading:9/10
Sprite Work/Detailing:9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Architecture/: 20/20
Layout: 20/20
Gameplay/Design: 28/30
Score: 95

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Gameplay Video

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