Rochard is an indie-developed side-scrolling adventure that capitalizes on the rat-in-a-maze concept—one who is armed with a rather advanced version of the gravity-gun from Half-Life 2. It actually comes close to re-establishing the witty formula established by Portal. An emphasis on the word close is needed, because this otherwise excellent action-title is plagued by a pretentious story filled with bland characters and needless drama. Should that stop you from buying the game? Of course not, because the game itself is stellar.