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    dkirschner's My Friend Pedro (PC)

    [June 10, 2020 12:19:11 PM]
    Quick and slick little 2D shooter with Hotline Miami vibes. The gimmick here is slowing down time (focusing), which lets you do all sorts of cool acrobatic moves while shooting multiple enemies. The feeling of slowing time, soaring and spinning through the air, guns blazing, didn't get old.

    Later on in the game though, the genre shifts to almost more of a puzzle platformer with guns. The puzzles are easy and there's still enough gunplay to be satisfying. At the end, the two pieces (shooting and puzzle platforming) come together nicely and you're using all the tools at your disposal to dispense with threats.

    Another cool thing are the environmental hazards. Well, they're hazards for enemies, but tools for you to kill them with. They're quite bizarre at times, such as a frying pan, which you can launch into the air and ricochet bullets off of to hit enemies behind obstacles. Other objects you can kick into enemies (like the heads of their colleagues) to kill them. Another fun one is the skateboard, which you can ride through some specially designed parts of levels reminiscent of industrial skate parts, do some tricks, and kickflip it into an enemy's face. Always amusing.

    Perhaps what intrigued me most about the game, besides the gunplay, was the talking banana, the titular friend Pedro. He's...weird...I mean the whole game is weird. I thought it would be funnier, but it's more that amusing, chuckling, what-is-this kind of humor. Are you imagining the talking banana? I don't know, but you go where he says and kill who he says to kill. You even get to visit his home and deal with some of his haters in a very random and pointless series of levels. Otherwise, the story is basic. You will want to play to the end though for the final boss battle, which was--surprise surprise--very weird. This is a unique one and worth checking out for the gimmicks, and it's fun through its short play time. It's not hard on Normal mode, and you can unlock some fun modifiers like super speed if you want to screw around any further.
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    dkirschner's My Friend Pedro (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 9 June, 2020

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 10 June, 2020

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Slick shooting so far! Hotline Miami vibes. --------- Very fun and creative, also very weird.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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