I didn’t get into Hotline Miami when it first released since it was a PC-only game. I heard great things about it, in that it had a retro style, was ungodly violent, and was hilarious. When it released on the PS3/Vita just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make the plunge because I was super curious what the hype was about.
Holy crap this game is unforgiving.
Yes, everything I have seen so far has lived up to what I have heard, especially with how funny it is, but it is not for those who have zero patience (a/k/a ME). I totally missed where everyone said how unforgiving the game was or how hard it was, unless no one else feels that way other than me, which is highly possible.
All enemies are one hit knock-downs, but so are you. One mistake, you’re dead, back to the check-point, do not collect $200. So when you enter a new room/area/whatever, it’s time for some serious strategy in how you can take out everyone present before they notice you. If they notice you and you aren’t able to throw a weapon at them before they reach you (or shoot a gun), you’re dead. Oh and it’s not wise to use your gun often, because that will alert every enemy on the floor to your existence.
This game makes me yearn for the punishing difficulty of SmashTV.
I do see why people have adored this game completely. I personally do not have the patience to see this one through, at least not without a strategy guide by my side, holding my hand, and whispering softly that everything will be okay.
This is just another sign I need to stop procrastinating on my Vita and finish all the Final Fantasy games I’ve started.