My brain is broken now man.

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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

Finally got to play tonight. I know I'm rather LTTP on this one but fucking jesus this game man its poking all sorts of little corners in my brain in ways I can't describe. This shit is madness. I may just to go back and revise my GOTY list. I mean fuck.

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#2 Posted by Pr1mus (4158 posts) -

It is indeed a great game.

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#3 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

@Pr1mus: I think its a secret form if digital heroin.

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#4 Posted by Pr1mus (4158 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Don't stare at the main menu for extended periods of time.

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#5 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

Fuck. I just realized my last post made no sense. See. Brain. Broken.

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#6 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

One of my favorite games this year. I tried playing it like an hour ago but it won't load...

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#7 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: Yeah I've heard it kinda buggy. I'm finding the mouse and keyboard pretty good is the 360 controller worth a shot or should I stick to the mouse?

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#8 Posted by Porkellain (264 posts) -

If you like the music check out M.O.O.N.

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#9 Posted by Pr1mus (4158 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I find the controller way too slow for some of the later levels.

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#10 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@PeasantAbuse: Yeah I've heard it kinda buggy. I'm finding the mouse and keyboard pretty good is the 360 controller worth a shot or should I stick to the mouse?

The game felt fine with mouse and keyboard for me so I never bothered trying it with a controller.

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#11 Posted by RawknRo11a (559 posts) -

Yea, this game just gets under your skin and drives into your brain and has a huge cocaine party in there. LOVE the music, and that feeling when you finally pass a part you've beeen on for a while...

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#12 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -

I also had a problem figuring why I liked that game so much. It was a satisfying super meat boy that rewarded you with a floor full of gore for your efforts.

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#13 Posted by TheHT (13858 posts) -

i think it's the lights on the outside of levels that does it. or the murderin and PHAT BEATZ.

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#14 Posted by darkvare (947 posts) -

let me break yo mind a little bit more find the oddity

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#15 Edited by kerse (2425 posts) -

Were you like me? I feel like it can't possibly be that great, and it looks like I would hate the gameplay, I dig the soundtrack but I don't know. I felt the same about FTL but when I picked up that on the steam sale it instantly earned a spot on my top 10. Would I like this game? Regardless I'm probably gonna buy it on the next steam sale.

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#17 Posted by Demoskinos (17266 posts) -

@PollySMPS said:

Though I feel the game needed to be left in the oven a bit longer and polished up just a tad, I absolutely love nearly everything about the game. The moment-to-moment carnage is simply addictive, even when you're on the receiving end of said carnage.

Its like I'm not even mad when I die it just turns into this loop of me throwing myself into the meat grinder over and over music pumping, blood spraying its like spiraling down into a psychedelic slaughterhouse. You're in a slasher flick' and you're the monster bashing brains in for no good reason yet you keep wanting more and more.

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#18 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

Yes, Hotline Miami is an truly amazing game. I almost never go back and replay games after I beat them, and I've played through Hotline Miami 3 times.

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#19 Posted by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

Murdertime funtime!!

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#20 Posted by yinstarrunner (1302 posts) -

It's pretty good. Wouldn't call it phenomenal or anything. It does have its share of problems. I just think it's a novel idea, and that's what causes it to be overrated by a lot of people. Same with FTL.

Still, it's a fine game. Sorry to spoil the mood, continue with your circle jerking now.

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#22 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

It's a cheap as dirt game that beats most $50-$60 new game experiences I had 2012 in design, music, gameplay, pleasure and time spent playing it,  of course we're going to call it phenomenal.

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#23 Posted by ESREVER (2882 posts) -

@kerse said:

Were you like me? I feel like it can't possibly be that great, and it looks like I would hate the gameplay, I dig the soundtrack but I don't know. I felt the same about FTL but when I picked up that on the steam sale it instantly earned a spot on my top 10. Would I like this game? Regardless I'm probably gonna buy it on the next steam sale.

I gave this game a shot. Played it through from start to fin in one sitting. I felt/feel the same as you mostly. I was most intrigued by the gameplay, expecting a tough as nails challenge like everyone said it was to scratch my Super Meat Boy itch. Sorely, sorely disappointed. Its buggy, and just really easy. I wasn't taken back by it's "story." The soundtrack is okay, if anything its infectious, iunno if you can call it good like Journey's OST, but definitely infectious. For me, the game was ridiculously over-praised. If it puts things into perspective, I don't like dub-step either. I don't know if that helps others understand where I'm coming from but whatever. Definitely wouldn't go on my goty list anyhow. Everyone here is prolly on something that I missed out on and "am just not seeing the appeal of this game."

Sorry to be a buzzkill as well. I'm glad other people got such mind-blowingly enjoyment outta this. I'm almost jealous...

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#24 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3541 posts) -

@yinstarrunner said:

It's pretty good. Wouldn't call it phenomenal or anything. It does have its share of problems. I just think it's a novel idea, and that's what causes it to be overrated by a lot of people. Same with FTL.

Still, it's a fine game. Sorry to spoil the mood, continue with your circle jerking now.

You just don't like famous stuff.

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#25 Posted by WMoyer83 (809 posts) -

This game make me want some of the old ultra violence.

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#26 Posted by crithon (3973 posts) -

last years goty, still holds up better then ever.

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#27 Posted by HeyGuys (566 posts) -

Love the game, HATE the final showdown.

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#28 Posted by Vuud (2052 posts) -

The game kinda makes me want to try cocaine.

That can't be the message they were shooting for right?

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#29 Edited by SomberOwl (914 posts) -

Trying to platinum this game now. It can be pretty frustrating at times.

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