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User reviews: Positive (10 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2013
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This content requires the base game Rochard on Steam in order to play.

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About This Content

The new content includes four new, incredibly challenging puzzle levels: 'Container Chaos', 'Shaft Shuffle', 'Brainyard' and 'Assembly Line'. These levels were created as a response to fans that found the original stages a bit too easy. The ‘Hard Times’ content is designed to use all of the existing game mechanics, with an emphasis on puzzle-solving as opposed to combat, and offers a difficult test for even the most experienced players.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Integrated audio interface
    • Additional: Notice that the game does not run on most of the integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 8 series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx
    • DirectX®: 10.0

    Minimum:

    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)

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Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 22
Hard Times gives you slightly more challenging puzzles than in the original game but still not very difficult hence the game being beautifully casual.

Only downside would be that unlike in the original game where music was scarcely used and played only at the right moments to create the best atmospheric experience, in the DLC, however, soundtracks are overused (loop) through the entire stage and thus help you realize even the best music can bore you if repeated too many times.

The DLC is solid but you shouldn't expect it to be out of trend. It can be completed about in an hour or two depending upon how skillful you are. Unless you are willing to support the developers, waiting until it hits 75% discount or higher seems to be a wise choice from a consumer standpoint.
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18 of 34 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 31, 2014
Coming from someone who relatively often play puzzle games, and who just completed The Swapper, I think the base game was way too easy - so Hard Times was very welcome, yet still not that difficult. Reminds me of the extra level in Klonoa.

A bit problematic depiction that again the only woman in the game is helpless, and you must rescue her.
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