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    dkirschner's Hotline Miami (PC)

    [August 8, 2013 11:29:17 AM]
    Really enjoyed this one. It's a top-down 2-d shooter/melee something-or-other. It's sort of like if David Lynch made a game. Weird story, ultraviolent, not always sure what's going on besides you are killing people. I'm not sure how else to describe the game. You get phone calls that tell you to go places and you kill everyone there. The gameplay is lightning fast and you have to learn enemy movements (some path, some are random) and react quickly to chain together actions. There are tons of different weapons and masks (which add bonuses like walk faster, find more guns, or begin the level with a knife). So one chain of actions for the beginning of a level might door to knock out enemy, press A to sit on enemy, tap RT to gouge his eyes out, LT to pick up his knife, go through another door, RT to stab enemy, click right stick to lock on to second approaching enemy, LT to throw knife at second approaching enemy, RT to punch third approaching enemy, RT to pick up knife, click right stick to target approaching dog, RT to stab dog...and these chains of action are usually half memorized and half improvised. You will die. A LOT. I was looking at the achievements at the end, and there is an achievement for dying 1000 times. I was 2/3 of the way there.

    I really enjoyed developing the skills and timings to complete all the levels. I think there is definitely a learning curve here, just in the dexterity required to play well. But you are rewarded with masks and new weapons for high scores, and the satisfaction of completing levels is immense. Highly recommended.
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    dkirschner's Hotline Miami (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Monday 29 July, 2013

    GameLog closed on: Thursday 8 August, 2013

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Bizarre so far. Seems cool and ultraviolent as promised. Got some screen tearing on the TV, so gonna wait and play on laptop later. ---------- Excellent game. Feels so good to learn a level and complete it.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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