Une guerre nucléaire, un monde post-apocalyptique et des terres arides et sans vie. Réellement sans vie ? Pas tout à fait ! Des insectes mutants ont élu domicile dans un abri antiatomique et sont bien décidés à explorer le monde.
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Date de parution : 4 nov 2013

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Articles

“Journey of a Roach features an immersive cartoon world inhabited by lovable insect characters and mind-bending directional mechanics that will surely resonate with players long after the game is over.”
4/5 – Adventuregamers

“A likeable, hilarious and inventive adventure game.”
85% – http://www.spielemagazin.de/spiele/spieletests/journey-of-a-roach-pc/

“The attention to detail paid to this game should make every fan of Point & Click adventures take a closer look.”
80% – http://www.looki.de/journey_of_a_roach_test_a5810_3.html

À propos de ce jeu

Une guerre nucléaire, un monde post-apocalyptique et des terres arides et sans vie.
Réellement sans vie ? Pas tout à fait !
Des insectes mutants ont élu domicile dans un abri antiatomique et sont bien décidés à explorer le monde.
Cette aventure pointer-et-cliquer est le point de départ d'une aventure post-apocalyptique à la fois drôle et étrange. Accompagnez les cafards Jim et Bud et aidez-les à remonter à la surface.

Journey of a Roach vous conte l'histoire de deux amis cafards qui ne souhaitent qu'une chose : remonter à la surface.
Et durant leur périple, ils rencontreront toutes sortes d'insectes étranges et grotesques qui habitent désormais le monde post-apocalyptique. Ce jeu d'aventure pointer-et-cliquer en 3D vous permettra de contrôler Jim le cafard et ramper sans efforts sur les murs et les plafonds pour enfin parvenir à s'extirper de l'abri antiatomique. Cette mécanique de jeu dynamique et innovante ouvre la voie à une nouvelle conception de puzzles. D'adorables bulles de pensée, secondées par une bande-son post-apocalyptique sensationnelle, vous feront découvrir des dialogues comme vous n'en avez jamais vu.

POINTS FORTS

  • Une aventure pointer-et-cliquer se déroulant dans un univers unique
  • Rampez le long des murs et des plafonds, explorez des souterrains secrets
  • Des contrôles innovants à l'origine de mécanismes de jeu dynamiques
  • Un monde en 3D et une atmosphère de bande dessinée
  • Deux protagonistes charmants, drôles et inoubliables s'exprimant de manière non verbale

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows Vista/7
    • Processeur : 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 2500 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Notes supplémentaires : Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7/8
    • Processeur : 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
    • Mémoire vive : 4 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 2500 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Notes supplémentaires : Keyboard, Mouse, Microsoft XBox Controller
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : OSX 10.6
    • Processeur : 2.5 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Espace disque : 2500 MB d'espace disque disponible
    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Ubuntu Linux 12.04, equivalent distros should work
    • Processeur : 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
    • Espace disque : 2500 MB d'espace disque disponible
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Récentes :
plutôt positives (16 évaluation(s))
Globales :
très positives (666 évaluation(s))
Publiées récemment
alexiseutch
( 5.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 11 mai
Short but so refreshing. It realy felt like a journey. ;)
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colebonin
( 4.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 7 mai
The content is fun and interesting, the graphicsare good and the puzzles are fun. That said I feel that this game is too short to rationalize the full purchase price. Wait for a sale.
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KrazyKat
( 1.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 22 avril
So, I figured that at a sale price of $1.50 this couldn't be that bad. And although it's been a while since I did a puzzle game in the vein of this, it seemed OK initially. But I don't know what it is exactly, something about the sound design and color scheme, but this game makes me feel physically ill. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but the overall audio-visual design just somehow makes me feel nauseus. It seems like it should be a fine game beyond that.
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SvLyfe
( 40.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 21 avril
very extremely interesting game. loved the story behind it. it was on sale and i bought it for a few cents but i would of payed the original price if i knew it was so challenging. spent almost an hour trying to get out of the club cuz i couldnt figure it out until my brain started to kick in lol. very challenging puzzles but by no means hard enough to require leading.
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Wolffs
( 4.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 17 avril
WASD point and click well made.

There is sound bugs where music stops and starts in 1 location
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Berserkr
( 4.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 6 avril
Je déteste les insectes. Je les hais. J'irai même plus loin : je les abhorre. Ça traîne dans les coins, ça se faufile, ça te grimpe dessus, ça se planque. Jusqu'au moment où tu t'y attends le moins : là *bam !!!* ça te pique ! Et puis c'est laid... mais que c'est laid ! On sait jamais ce que ça mijote en plus. On les croit complètement cons, mais en est-on si sûr ? Peut-être qu'en réalité, ils travaillent à notre perte à tous. Y a qu'à voir, sur Terre, il existe plusieurs millions de milliards de fourmis ! Et un cafard, ça résisterait à des retombées radioactives ! Non, vraiment, je hais les insectes...

Etrange, parce que Jim et Bud, je les trouve vachement sympas ! C'est vrai quoi, ils veulent sauver une fleur, après tout. :3

Sinon, plus sérieusement, Journey of a Roach est un bon point'n'click, avec une o.s.t. efficace, une bonne dose de références et d'humour (hé, édité par Daedelic... tu t'attendais à quoi ?) et des solutions qui tombent sous le sens. Alors que beaucoup de ses semblables ont tendance à s'égarer en proposant des énigmes alambiquées au possible.

Là où il tire véritablement son épingle du jeu, c'est qu'il apporte au genre une mécanique à ma connaissance inédite, à savoir marcher sur les murs et au plafond. Du coup, le gameplay prend une dimension supplémentaire ; et pas seulement au sens propre. Seul petit bémol, il est très court : si vous n'êtes pas friand de succès, comptez environ deux heures pour le terminer.
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Feschpa-Willi
( 3.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 5 avril
If you like the other Dadelic Games, you'll love this too. It was 5 hours fun and chellanging too.
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MW2K
( 5.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 3 avril
The good
Entertaining and bizarre environments
Goofy humour
Some of the puzzles are delightfully challenging
Game is completely silly in a good way

The bad
Some of the puzzles don't make any sense
Too short
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nemeseth
( 3.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 29 mars
original et drole, on passse un tres bon moment !
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Jordy
( 3.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 26 mars
As can be viewed in the trailer, this game offers a 3D experience playing as a roach. Well, 2.5D, because some obvious wall switches can't be made and you are forced to folllow a set path, which annoyed me big time.
The puzzles are not really clever and are often too long (why collect 5 flies in so many ways to progress). When playing, you will walk a l-o-t! There even is an achievement for that called "Hardcore Walking". You need to walk 5000 something to get this, but when you need to walk so much to solve puzzles, this one is easy to get.

At first, I liked the game very much, but in the end, it became a burden and I used a walkthrough for the last part as I was quite done with walking aimlessly.
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J1nk0
( 2.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 10 mars
A bit short, but I loved it! <3
Aaaaand... Monkey Island reference ;)
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Squirrrtle
( 5.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 10 mars
I sat down to play an easy point and click game and lost my whole night to this game. Finished it in one sitting, basically.
That isn't toitally a bad thing. I loved the art and graphics. The story was cute enough. It was a fun take on your avg point and click, with the keyboard movement arrows. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only wish is that it was a longer storyline because it passed too quickly and now I dont know what to do with my night.
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Ultm8_FgtPenetrator
( 3.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 7 mars
to short cant recommend it but if you are curious about it just try but you may be disapointed
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Horror Fox :3
( 3.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 5 mars
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a Point and click puzzle game.


Interface/Menu/Settings

There is a master volume, Sound and music slide bar.
There are many many different languages. Almost every language.
There are many Resolution sizes.
You can play in fullscreen and window mode.
You can play this with a xbox controller. (However if you are playing the game with a xbox controller, suddely the keyboard isn't responding anymore.)

About the game.

You are able to skip cutscenes with ESC.
There are multiple save slots.
Controls play nicely. i do recommend to play on keyboard then with a controller.
The graphics are shellfaded and characters are some what 3D animated.
If you press Q, You will open the map. You can also find the cutscenes here again.
There is an in-game tutorial. They will tell and learn you new stuff slowly as you move on.
Small diagolues are drawn and Semi-animated.
Game is somewhat humouristic.
You can zoom out with the spacebar button, which will also show "interacting objects" in the current area.
There are collectables. :(
There is no Help or hint button that "spoil" it for you. There are only little animation balloons to give a small tip.

Other things.

Game is kid friendly.

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I Give this game a 8/10
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brandontls1
( 2.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 4 mars
well have enjoyed my 2 hours but at this point I am done with the game I am at a poit that I can no go any further due poor Puzzle lay out, I read how easy they are like no big deal and I call BS, I love a good puzzle game but this lay out is very poor and the puzzles them self make no sense, so if you like walking in circle then this is the game for you, Most of the puzzle pieces you get you have no idea what they are in order to be able to use them so all you do is click, click, click till something will work but that is as good as it gets, and no hints and no hope the point that I am stuck at I have no more puzzle piece to collect much less even be able to use and I am just stuck in the same 3 rooms so now over an hour stuck in the same spot I say good day to this game damn shame being I did like it but don't care to waste a life time much less another hour stuck for nothing, well I go the game for cheap so no loss, just another cobb web collect game now, unistalled and on to other games just can't see wasting any more time on this poor lay out for a puzzle game but great concept, good luck, have fun then beat your head in the wall and ask why did I even go down this road with this game. I only recommend if you can get it cheap being you will waste money but it is different to see so I guess that makes up for it.
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Bosco
( 2.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 mars
This is a fresh take on a point and click game, but still a point and click at heart. It has a quirky sense of humor running through. Nice clean artwork and the puzzles are not too obscure. Dont be put off by the publisher of this game, it stands out on its own merits. Take a look below to get a feel for the art style and basic game mechanics. (some early puzzels are completed in this)
https://youtu.be/Mxz3zwSd7cg
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Tranquil
( 4.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 29 février
Neat little game, bought it at huge discount. 15 euros is far too expensive for such a short game, so buy it for about 3 or 4 euros. Worth your time though. :)
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Jamez
( 5.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 février
A puzzle-infested 3D platformer.

Pros:
+ Inventive mechanics.
+ Solid design.
+ Memorable characters.
+ They play with the myth that cockroaches survive even after a nuclear war.

Cons:
- Unbalanced puzzles.
- Awful, irritating choice of music.
- Short.
- Childish design/sounds/game elements.

Verdict:
I think they wanted to make a game that uses awkwardness to it's benefit but they overdid it and it really just looks like a children's game only that the puzzles are so hard that no child will ever play it.
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Agent of Fortune
( 5.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 19 février
A point-and-click puzzler that delivers an afternoon's worth of fun.
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RipperG (灬^ ω ^灬)
( 9.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 9 février
a cute and funny but short point and click game, the graphics are 3D cartoon/comic style just like in deponia (no wonder this games is made by the same devs ) the music is funny and enjoyable , no voice acting ( a game about insects so dont be surprised :p ) ,gameplay is smooth ( WASD to move and the mouse to interact with objects ) the puzzles are easy to figure and solve but some of them are soo easy that you will miss them at the first try , didn't face any glitches or bugs .
the only thing i dont like about the games is the price ,the game is short (around 2h to complete and you can completed under 18 min if you're fast enough there is even an achievement for it ) and they are charging 14.99$ for it , in my opinion i think its too much (9.99 $ would be the best price for it) but good thing its on sale most of the times ( just like now its on sale for 1.49$ while i'm writing this review)
so grabe i on sale or in a bundle 7/10
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
Recommandé
4.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 avril
Je déteste les insectes. Je les hais. J'irai même plus loin : je les abhorre. Ça traîne dans les coins, ça se faufile, ça te grimpe dessus, ça se planque. Jusqu'au moment où tu t'y attends le moins : là *bam !!!* ça te pique ! Et puis c'est laid... mais que c'est laid ! On sait jamais ce que ça mijote en plus. On les croit complètement cons, mais en est-on si sûr ? Peut-être qu'en réalité, ils travaillent à notre perte à tous. Y a qu'à voir, sur Terre, il existe plusieurs millions de milliards de fourmis ! Et un cafard, ça résisterait à des retombées radioactives ! Non, vraiment, je hais les insectes...

Etrange, parce que Jim et Bud, je les trouve vachement sympas ! C'est vrai quoi, ils veulent sauver une fleur, après tout. :3

Sinon, plus sérieusement, Journey of a Roach est un bon point'n'click, avec une o.s.t. efficace, une bonne dose de références et d'humour (hé, édité par Daedelic... tu t'attendais à quoi ?) et des solutions qui tombent sous le sens. Alors que beaucoup de ses semblables ont tendance à s'égarer en proposant des énigmes alambiquées au possible.

Là où il tire véritablement son épingle du jeu, c'est qu'il apporte au genre une mécanique à ma connaissance inédite, à savoir marcher sur les murs et au plafond. Du coup, le gameplay prend une dimension supplémentaire ; et pas seulement au sens propre. Seul petit bémol, il est très court : si vous n'êtes pas friand de succès, comptez environ deux heures pour le terminer.
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3 personne(s) sur 3 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
5.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 3 avril
The good
Entertaining and bizarre environments
Goofy humour
Some of the puzzles are delightfully challenging
Game is completely silly in a good way

The bad
Some of the puzzles don't make any sense
Too short
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1 personne(s) sur 1 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
2.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 10 mars
A bit short, but I loved it! <3
Aaaaand... Monkey Island reference ;)
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
3.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 12 janvier
This is a very well made and extremely cute game about a roach friendship. :)

If you like point-and-click adventure games you might want to check this game out, but let me say this: Don't buy it for the full price, because you're in for a disappointment (given that you're not made out of money). As cute as it is, it's also extremely short. I completed it in about 3~ hours and that's mostly because some of the puzzles took me a while to figure out (the game is completely non-verbal, you only get pictures to explain the puzzles).
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4 personne(s) sur 5 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
9.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 9 février
a cute and funny but short point and click game, the graphics are 3D cartoon/comic style just like in deponia (no wonder this games is made by the same devs ) the music is funny and enjoyable , no voice acting ( a game about insects so dont be surprised :p ) ,gameplay is smooth ( WASD to move and the mouse to interact with objects ) the puzzles are easy to figure and solve but some of them are soo easy that you will miss them at the first try , didn't face any glitches or bugs .
the only thing i dont like about the games is the price ,the game is short (around 2h to complete and you can completed under 18 min if you're fast enough there is even an achievement for it ) and they are charging 14.99$ for it , in my opinion i think its too much (9.99 $ would be the best price for it) but good thing its on sale most of the times ( just like now its on sale for 1.49$ while i'm writing this review)
so grabe i on sale or in a bundle 7/10
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
3.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 18 janvier
Very funny, cute little game. I wish it was a bit longer, but in the end, I'm happy. Journey of a Roach will leave you feeling good and generally cheerful by the end. I reccomend it to anyone who likes a fair bit of puzzle and overall cuteness.
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6 personne(s) sur 6 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
Recommandé
7.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 2 novembre 2014
J'ai adoré ce jeu. Le design graphique fonctionne impec dans un style cartoon, les musiques d'ambiance sont raccord, les puzzles ne sont pas trop durs. On explore, on ramasse, on combine, on essaye, et c'est vraiment fun. J'ai joué 100% au pad xbox sans le moindre problème. Cerise sur le gâteau, c'est à mettre entre toutes les mains, ca conviendra aussi bien à un adulte qu'à un enfant éveillé.
Le seul défaut à mon avis est le prix, un peu élevé par rapport à la durée du jeu. En solde ou dans un bundle, c'est sans hésiter :)
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1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
Recommandé
2.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 26 septembre 2015
Bon petit jeu drôle et amusant mais vraiment trop court, seulement 5 chapitres. Heureusement que la difficulté est assez relevée pour ne pas le dévorer en une nuit. Si vous pouvez l'avoir pour quelques cacahuetes, n'hésitez pas.
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
9.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 26 août 2015
Journey of a Roach...
Ce jeu est une tuerie. Rien à dire.
La seule chose qu'on pourrais reprocher à ce jeu serait son histoire un peut trop courte...
Le scénario est "débile" ( Vous incarnez les cafards Jim et son ami Bud partis en quête d’une fleur ayant survécu à la catastrophe nucléaire déclenchée par les humains ), c'est super adictif, je ne suis pourtant pas un grand adepte des "point & click".
Je vous recommande vivement ce jeu. Malheureusement il ne vaut pas ses 15€. Mais sautez dessus quand il est en solde.
En bref, un super jeu, de quoi vous mettre le cafard ;)
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Recommandé
5.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 28 novembre 2014
Personnellement j'accroche énormément avec ce jeu ! Lunivers est vraiment décalé, graphismes et musiques qui entrainent dans cet univers, l'histoire n'est pas très développée/longue mais j'aime beaucoup. Je ne l'aurai tout de même pas payé le prix fort; env 8€ me semble juste. Les quelques succès pousseront les amateurs à jouer quelques heures mais ne vous attendez pas à y passer plus de 4/5h (en trainant... à moins que vous ne vouliez explorer a fond =) )

Donc je recommande fortemment, surtout en période de soldes, profitez-en et amusez-vous un max =)
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3 personne(s) sur 5 (60%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Non recommandé
0.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 8 novembre 2014
Imprécisions dans le gameplay.

Inventaire laborieux.

Univers peu étoffé.

Assez court et le prix.
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0 personne(s) sur 1 (0%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Non recommandé
0.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 décembre 2014
Le jeu fonctionne (sous Arch Linux), mais bof… Pas vraiment passionnant. C’est juste une suite d’énigmes de type jeu d’aventure point&click classique, plutôt difficiles, sans histoire (pas un seul mot de tout le jeu). Je ne l’ai pas fini.

Si vous avez fini tous les jeux d’aventure du monde vous pouvez essayer.
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29 personne(s) sur 29 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
Recommandé
3.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 30 novembre 2013
Journey of a Roach throws you into a topsy turvy animated world that's really quite charming. Climbing around on the ceiling can be a little bit dizzying, and at my time of playing there were a couple of little movement snagging areas. It's also a very short game, but I feel like the pace that it sets is good and I worry that if it was longer it might overstay its welcome. At 3.5 hours this was with me backtracking for a couple of achievements. The puzzles are logical and bizzare, the best kind.
It's cute and cheerful and unique enough to give a chance. The full recommended retail is high in my opinion for the time you will get out of it but if you can get it for >£5 i'd snatch it up. Daedalic published this for a small team and honestly as companies go these are guys that i'd be proud to be giving money to - sale or not.
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24 personne(s) sur 25 (96%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
5 personnes ont trouvé cette évaluation amusante
Recommandé
1.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 25 mai 2015
tl;dr -> Play as a cockroach on a never-ending quest to save his useless brother who keeps getting owned by every situation. 11/10 older brother simulator.

I got this game gifted to me by a generous friend and was interested to play because I wanted to try a refreshing point-and-clicker with an interesting artstyle. I was pleasantly surprised with my gameplay experience.

The aesthetics are very nice - the amount of detail in the game world is high. During brief cutscenes, the artstyle switches to a charming, fun cartoon appearance. The music and sounds are good and add to the positive, comical vibe emitted by the gameplay. Much of the game consists of you travelling throughout an extensive bomb shelter, trying to fix all of the troubles caused by your roach friend/brother.

The controls are simple and easy to learn - I recommend using a controller to play, but the keyboard and mouse combo work fine. There is a quick tutorial that helps you understand the mechanics of the game. Clues are constantly given, and trial-and-error will help you progress through the game most of the time. The learning curve is minimal to moderate depending on your experience with point-and-click adventure/puzzle games. Most of the puzzle solutions are intuitive - or at least hinted at heavily when you interact with said objects.

Gameplay consists of you moving around different rooms of a bomb shelter, usually solving problems for other people in order to progress. As a cockroach, you can walk along walls and the ceiling, changing the orientation of the camera if you do so; you cannot jump, only walk. You can pick up items of interest, combine them in your inventory (if applicable), and use them to interact with the world (indicated by a puzzle icon over an item). Unlike many point-and-clickers, you can actually move your character around without using the mouse - something I found refreshing after playing many mouse-only point-and-clickers.

Another nice thing I appreciated in this game is the depth of puzzles - many times, you have to do an extra step to solve a problem. For example, there is a part where you need to collect baby flies that are located throughout a set of rooms. One of the flies is racing in a circle around a makeshift track - to capture it, you need to place a net on the wall, repair it, and physically block the fly's way so it goes around you (straight into a ramp that launches it into the net). These type of dynamic puzzles help prevent the game from getting stale.

Overall, the game is a very well-done point-and-clicker that makes up for its simpler storyline with fun, comical puzzles. If you are interested in the point-and-click genre, then you should definitely give this game a try. I normally try to avoid mentioning price if I feel it is unnecessary, but I do think that the retail price ($16.99 CAD) is a bit steep. At the time of writing this review, the game is discounted at 88% ($2.03 CAD), and that is more than a fair price for the value you are getting.

Recommend!

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DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews

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Posté le : 22 février 2014
Journey of a Roach is a short but sweet adventure game in quite the unusual setting. Playing as a roach you have to move around the scenery on the walls, ground and ceiling. The free movement on all surfaces of the rooms you are in makes the game quite different and adds to its charm. The puzzles are fairly interesting and not too hard.

The game has a bunch of missable achievements so would recommend checking them up so you can do them on your second playthrough (or even first if you don't mind the slight spoilers). The game also has a collectable achievements and multiple achievements tied to replaying the game; one for beating it without saving, one for beating it twice and then the challenge of the game...beating the game in under 18 minutes. The speedrun might take a practice run or two of the game to be able to pull it of but its very doable.

Time to 100%: 3-6 hours (depending on the amount of attempts for the speedrun)
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Posté le : 15 novembre 2013
Journey of a roach has a good story and interesting puzzles from the beginning to the end. Also it has lovable characters and nice songs.
It is a short game and you will finish it in a few hours but it worth it. It has cool achievements to unlock and this will double the playing time.
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Posté le : 20 juillet 2015
A journey of a roach is a third person point and click adventure game developed by Kobold games and Daedalic entertainment.

Gameplay
In AJOAR you do your usual point and click games mechanics, aka: picking up items and using them on other things or combining items.
But it has a unique mechanic: wall climbing it works pretty well though on some stuff it seems you can climb it but you cant.
There's one complaint i have there's a puzzle pretty close to the end where you to get electricity to a screwdriver but, you can't let the pipes touch it to much or else it resets.
The game isn't that long, i kinda took too long with the electricity puzzle so it should be around 3 hours give or take.

Difficulty
If you played other point and clicks games this game should be pretty easy sometimes you just have to look at what the npcs say then you'll usually find out what to do.

Replayability
Theres not much replayability but you'll probably have to do two playthroughs if you want all achievements, you need to do a speedrun collect all worms and get all secret item combos.
There's a guide if you want to know how to get em.

Audio
The soundtrack is really charming, the music switches if you enter a different rom and there's a nice amount of variation and some stuff sounds familiar.
lLke when you enter spider grandma's room the music changes to one of those wind up boxes ish music, and the soundtrack is free!

graphics
The game has a cartoony artstyle and it has a drawn style, the characters talk with bubbles which fits really well with the cartoony ness.
all of the cutscenes are drawn and look really good.

Story
a nuclear bomb dropped so everyone's is dead but insects.
Blue roach finds a flower and goes to tell green(the character you play) when try to go up a bird thinks you're fingers are worms,
And bites you so you fall into this room with a cobweb.
Then you try to save green and try to save him from the cobweb and you try to get back up but then blue falls through the ground(or something similar can't remember exactly) and then you try to go save him.

Final verdict
Short and decent third person point and click adventure game with a original mechanic and a story about two roaches who just wants a flower.

If you're a fan of point and click games you should definitely pick this game up.





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Posté le : 29 septembre 2014
Journey of a Roach is a short but cute 3D Puzzle Adventure slash Point and Click game and a result of a colaboration between German P'n'C veterans Daedalic Entertainment and the relatively young studio Koboldgames from Switzerland.

STORY
You play as Jim, a cockroach living in an underground bomb shelter that is controlled by an army of ants. When your cockroach buddy accidentally crashes through the floor and gets captured by the ants, you set out on a quest to rescue him, end the ants' terror regime and find a way to get out of the bomb shelter and to a peaceful place somewhere else.

HUMOR
There aren't any actual dialogues in the game. All of the communication between the characters takes place in the form of incomprehensible sounds (sort of similar to baby mumbling) and comic bubbles with drawings that show what the characters try to say. Some of those illustrations are pretty hilarious and probably wouldn't be remotely as funny, as if the characters would actually say 'I found this plunger. Shall I put it on my head?'. It's not the kind of humor that makes you laugh out loud and spit your drink on the screen, but it's amusing and cheerful throughout the entire game.

VISUALS
While the game is advertised as a Point and Click game, it hasn't much to do with the usual pre-rendered, stiff and sometimes blurry enviroments known from other P'n'C games. It's actually best compared with The Walking Dead where pretty much everything is in 3D and where you can freely move around while still retaining the classical P'n'C feel of finding objects, combining them, solving puzzles and so on. Due to the comic style of the visuals, you don't have to worry about blurry textures or anything, either - it all looks sharp and just sooooo cute. :D

GAMEPLAY
Being a P'n'C adventure at its heart, the game adds some welcome addition to the fairly worn out genre as it basically plays like a sidescroller where you control Jim with WASD (or the arrow keys, respectively) and the actual item handling is done with your mouse (you can also use a gamepad, if you wish to do so - works great). To add to that (and since you're a cockroach, of course) you can also climb on walls and ceilings to progress through the levels, reach items or just avoid being seen by the ants.

It takes a bit getting used to and you sometimes accidentally climb a wall or a crate that you just wanted to pass, but overall the mechanic works great and gives you another way of freedom to explore your enviroment.

Puzzle-wise, the game is fairly easy as most puzzles only consist of picking up items, combining them and using them on something or someone, but since it's mostly quite obvious what has to be used how and where, they shouldn't provide that much of a challenge for experienced P'n'C or Puzzle game players. However, since the devs probably tried to also appeal to a younger audience, it wouldn't have been of much use to incorporate ultra-hard puzzles that you can't solve without consulting a walkthrough, so I'm generally fine with that.

PLAYTIME & REPLAYABILITY
Beating the story took me roughly 3 hours, which is rather short for a game like this, but personally I will always prefer shorter games with tight gameplay over games that artificially extend the playtime by repeating the same levels or gameplay elements over and over.

Once you've played through the game, there's not much else to do apart from hunting the remaining achievements, however, there's one particular achievement that requires you to beat the game in less than 18 minutes, so that adds at least a bit of challenge and replayability to the game.

CONCLUSION
Journey of a Roach is an extremely cute, cheerful and overall fun game for a relaxing evening, so if you like P'n'C games (especially with a gameplay twist) and don't get putt off by the game's length, make sure to check it out!
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Posté le : 11 avril 2014
8/10
"biiii daaa buu duiii baaa iiii, uuu bii uuii diii."

Journey of a Roach is a 2.5D Puzzle Adventure (Jump)'n'Run set in a 3D post apocalyptic insect environment.

Pros:
+ very cute cockroaches
+ cute voices
+ cute story
+ "DayOfTheTentacle" kind of puzzles
+ nice graphics
+ nice setting
+ nice ost & sound
+ up is down & the opposite
+ full x360 controller support
+ funny

Cons:
- only 3-4 hours
- item handling isn't the best/worst
- where's part II :)

The only cute roach I can recommend.
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2.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 6 décembre 2014
I did not like this. I did not like this at all.
The setting is interesting, the story is okay and the controls are sometimes a bit too frustrating (why wouldn't I be able to walk on all walls and step over small pipes). And that's actually exactly what I expected from this game. It's okay to have janky controls. But it's not okay to have "nonsensical puzzle game logic". Every now and again I stumbled upon a puzzle that had the most illogical solution. Sometimes the thought bubble explanations are obtuse, sometimes the required items don't make sense, and sometimes the actual goal of the puzzle is illogical. For example - a bug asks us to find him a drink, but when you eventually find it he won't take it. Why? Because you apparently need to put a AA battery in it to make it an energy drink (simple logic right?). I have no idea how anyone supposed to come up with this solution without just trying all the items on other items and coming up with the solution by trial and error. And the game never gives you a reason why would you have to do it. Progressing in this game mostly means trying all the items you could find on all the intractable points in the current room and hopefully something will happen.
If that's something you enjoy/can withstand, go for it. It's cheap on sales. Otherwise stay away.
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