@larrydavis: I'm glad they didn't cave to the outrage trolls. Serious props to Dennaton and Devolver for not giving clickbait hacks an inch.
Yup. I liked Cara until I found out she's the one who started the garbage with this game. Having seen the scene now, I think it's pretty creepy (mostly due to the pulsating throbbing noise, maybe a residual effect from Pizza Time) but I think being outraged by it is ridiculous, especially since nothing even happens. Plus, Hotline Miami is creepy in general anyway. I probably wouldn't have even registered this as something out of the ordinary if not for the absurd reaction to it.
That ratings board description is hilariously inaccurate, and the fact that people seem to be taking it as gospel is really disheartening.
@jondo: Same here! I played as banker and shot lots of buffalo. We played Oregon Trail on Friday afternoons in fifth grade. Some kids would put naughty messages on their gravestones for other kids to find. Good times.
In all seriousness, although I really, REALLY didn't like Patrick, I could appreciate that he often represented games that otherwise wouldn't have been noticed on this site. Without him, there would be no coverage of 999 or Virtue's Last Reward, or Monster Hunter, however brief his dalliance with that was. So for that, I thank him.