Parents' Guide to

Rad Rodgers

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Average platformer's bright colors mask mature content.

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Most people are happy to find a little escapism in video games, but what happens when the world you escape to doesn't quite connect, even with its bright colors and shiny effects? That's one of the biggest hurdles facing Rad Rodgers. The game suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. One the one hand, it works hard to faithfully re-create the feel of a classic platform adventure game. But on the other hand, it spends as much time and effort sarcastically mocking nearly everything it's trying to emulate. While it's got the look and style of a kid's game, the constant flow of crude humor ensures that it's absolutely not for kids.

If you break down the individual elements of Rad Rodgers, there nothing that's particularly bad about the game, but there's not much that really stands out, either. The visuals are bright and colorful with plenty of detail. But they can also be a bit busy, making it difficult to tell what's part of the environment that you can interact with and what's just background material. The gameplay is very arcade-like, easy to pick up and dive into, but also fairly repetitive. And as far as the sound? Hearing some of the one-liners and quips between Dusty and Rad are funny the first few times, but after hearing the same jokes for the umpteenth time, things can get a bit stale. In fact, that sums up Rad Rodgers in a nutshell. It's great for those with a taste for some quick action and crude laughs, but it loses flavor a bit too quickly.

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