Manic clicking instinct

#1 Edited by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

I'm a little late to the party on this game. Downloaded and played some of it today. It is swell. ♥_♥

The gameplay is so fast paced I go absolutely nuts on the controls everytime I kick open the door of a room for the purpose of stabby doings. I do this even though I know the game will attack repeatedly as fast as is allowed if you just hold the mouse button down. But no! I MUST run in, rapidly click mouse anywhere from five to twenty times, SLAM the spacebar, then vigorously click mouse in rhythm with the execution. UH UH UH UH UH

Also, the way the game does the narrative bits is really smart. It's only a few small setpieces and the occasional couple lines of dialogue, but even so, I'm finding the story to be very involving so far.

#2 Posted by deadmoscow (261 posts) -

It's super visceral! It's such an intense game, it makes all sorts of lights and switches go nuts up in your brain. It feels super good to play.

#3 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

I'm hoping it goes on sale... even though 10 dollars isn't that much... I still want to wait.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@HerbieBug said:

the game will attack repeatedly as fast as is allowed if you just hold the mouse button down.

Haha really? I made it through the whole game without realizing that. Though my method of killing fucks involved precise clicking; I found the game punished me for just swinging wildly in some of the later levels.

#5 Posted by CornBREDX (4813 posts) -
@Ravenlight said:

@HerbieBug said:

the game will attack repeatedly as fast as is allowed if you just hold the mouse button down.

Haha really? I made it through the whole game without realizing that. Though my method of killing fucks involved precise clicking; I found the game punished me for just swinging wildly in some of the later levels.

Ya what he says. 
I passed Hotline Miami yesterday and I have found 2 things. Aim quickly in the correct direction and click once per person. Although if you have a knife you may be able to get away with more, as a lot of your strategy will change based on the weapon you use (I tended to use bats, pipes, and the occasional katana). 
I briefly messed around with the drill after I finished the game. That makes it really hard but the kill animation is brutal. 
Also an interesting thing I found is dudes cant shoot you while you are sitting on someone to do a kill move so you can time it for short invulnerability. This doesn't work with melee-ers.
#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

Also an interesting thing I found is dudes cant shoot you while you are sitting on someone to do a kill move so you can time it for short invulnerability.

In the same vein, if you're directly next to a dude with a gun, he'll shoot past you and not hit you. I cheesed the "boss" fight with this strategy.

#7 Posted by CornBREDX (4813 posts) -
@Ravenlight: Ya I know. I assume you mean the last boss. Really all that fight is about is placement, however you do it. Once you know where to stand and what not it is quite easy. I was surprised how brutal and yet fair the game tends to be.

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