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Quick Look: The Hong Kong Massacre

If you can't shoot a gun mid-flip are you really an action hero?

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Jan. 24 2019

Cast: Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

The Hong Kong Massacre

43 Comments

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Edited By marcusofadown

Yay, The Hong Kong Massacre! FYI - it's an indie game made by two people (two brothers, in fact) from Sweden, so maybe that explains a typ or two.

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I need a Hard Boiled Film & 40s!!!!!!

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@marcusofadown:

Yea, I thought Dan was being a bit of a dick about this TBH, his whole tone really got my back up.

Edit: spelling LOL.

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All I was thinking was PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST

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Dan "Let's Kill Some People in Hong Kong" Ryckert.

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@marcusofadown said:

maybe that explains a typ or two.

@drfat32 said:

his whole tone really got by back up.

*Slow clap*

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Edited By Jeryhn88

Kind of funny setting a birds-eye view game in a city with such extreme verticality, in terms of aesthetics. My partner is from there and so much of the atmosphere comes from, you know, looking up and around:P

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I dunno, kinda just makes me want to replay Hotline Miami 1&2. Doesn't really have the same level of frantic, blindingly fast action that I come to expect from something harping so much off of Hotline Miami.

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Does this game have vomlumemetric lighting?

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@drfat32 said:

DrFat32

@marcusofadown:

Yea, I thought Dan was being a bit of a dick about this TBH, his whole tone really got by back up.

tbh, typos in menus is probabably one of the easiest things to avoid while making a game

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I think I'd rather try to play Hotline Miami first before playing this.

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@syndrom said:

Syndrom

@drfat32 said:

DrFat32

@marcusofadown:

Yea, I thought Dan was being a bit of a dick about this TBH, his whole tone really got by back up.

tbh, typos in menus is probabably one of the easiest things to avoid while making a game

I agee, they really need to pay more attenition to what they're doinng.

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YapaPanda

All I was thinking was PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST PLEASE DON'T RACIST

Not even;please be good, please be good?

Okay..

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This game is amazing by the way, as a big fan of Hotline Miami 1 & 2, I welcome a new top down shooter that is similar to it.

The challenge to this game is to get the challenges. Doesn't really seem like Dan went for it at all. I didn't skip to the next level untill I met at least two challenges. Since you can upgrade your guns quite a lot the points are important.

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My advice, play this on pc. Either Dan is making the game look bad or the aiming sucks on Ps4.

I wouldnt slowmo every shot.. boring

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This game really reminds me of Loaded.

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It's a shame there isn't another game we could compare this to other than Hotline Miami.

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Edited By rvancetal

Has Dan seen any of the actually good John Woo movies yet or is he still going off the less important American works + Stranglehold

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@cikame said:

cikame

It's a shame there isn't another game we could compare this to other than Hotline Miami.

What other highly prominent top down, highly graphic, one shot one kill, arcade shooter would you compare it to?

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@cikame said:

cikame

It's a shame there isn't another game we could compare this to other than Hotline Miami.

Someone light the Matt "Mr. Shifty" Rorie signal.

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This game is really fun. It's brutally difficult as a Hotline Miami-like should be, and it's just janky enough to be amusing.

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Edited By RvanceTal

Has Dan seen any of the actually good John Woo movies yet or is he still going off the less important American works + Stranglehold

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"He is not a man, he is only blood."

My favorite MGS quote.

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So doors are a big part of the game, and you can see in all of them your rifle going through the 3d model of the door :/

In a game that's about style, that's a big flaw in my opinion.

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Man....this looks real fun

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This looks perfectly fine and something akin to Hotline Miami is always okay in my book.

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Perfect intro.

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This music in this game (per quick look) seems very very bad. It also just doesn't look very fun or challenging to play inherently, so then they added the challenges to the gameplay as an afterthought.

Bummer - could have been really great...

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A very quick, quick look

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59 secs in the menu shows a ps4 controller but at the bottom it shows A button select B button back along with the spelling error. Not a big deal just saying

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Honestly I'd prefer a version of this with the camera behind the shoulder, Max Payne style. I guess I'm asking for Max Payne 4 basically. It looks cool though.

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@aktane: Yeah Dan showing off the first three levels really gives you an indication of how difficult or challenging this game is *rolls eyes*

also the music is dope

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Hard Boiled film and 40s needs to happen!

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Edited By SubwayD

It's less Hotline Miami and more top-down bite sized Stranglehold meets Max Payne GBA. All I need is a lot of mood, thumping synths and ragdoll dudes flying about in a cloud of debris.

I'm really enjoying it. Sounds like Dan came at this with a weird attitude.

Edit: Maybe this is a PC vs PS4 issue? It's good on the PC, at least.

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Edited By LucidDreams117

Looks like a pretty neat game. Stylleeee.

Also, reading a few comments here, you guys know he said he was playing on PC with a controller...thus the A button prompt. It's like when someone doesn't read the article and just jumps to the comments.

Side note: when I hear Abby say things like "never heard of it" when referring to Stranglehold/any game that I consider recent, I feel very old. It's wild to think that the 360/PS3 era was so long ago.

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@luciddreams117: I probably should have said keyboard and mouse vs controller. My bad.

It certainly feels awesome and precise with M/KB.

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Edited By sammo21

SkillUp had some great things to say about this game. I would be more inclined to pick it up if I didn't have enough on my plate right now. Kind of weird to go too hard in the paint on this when it is made by like two people...I feel I've heard people defend other games because of the size of the development team.

I felt like Hotline Miami's gameplay was more just a puzzle opposed to "good combat". You were looking to optimally pick the right weapon, angle, etc. This look more about the shooting than a puzzle.

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still drinking old fashion

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I feel like this could be cool as a fps... live have a way to give the player what they are everything into and and use slo-mo to help them.

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"What else did Midway do?" Abby, how do you have this job?

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@alien765: Yeah, what the fuck was Vinny thinking during the hiring process? Obviously the interview for the Video Producer position should have included a quiz on game publishers that have been defunct for a decade.

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Would be cool if there was a cinematic replay mode