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    Super Hexagon

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released Sep 06, 2012

    Fast-paced avoidance game by Terry Cavanagh.

    laszlokovacs's Super Hexagon (PC) review

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    Terry Cavanagh is a genius. He is also a motherfucker. Let me explain.

    distractionware's second commercial release, Super Hexagon is an immediately accessible game - its simple controls allow anyone with a grasp of the left and right arrow keys to play it, and its trippy, neon visuals and throbbing, ravey chiptune soundtrack are appealing from the start - and yet it is a game that will make you love and hate it in equal measure.

    Everything about Super Hexagon's presentation is aesthetically pleasing, to be sure, but also serves only to infuriate you. The mechanics are simple enough that the game would not be very challenging if presented in a more straightforward way, but the way the walls come in just a little too fast, the way the frame is just a little too tight to let you plan ahead effectively, the way the colors meld and the field constantly rotates, constantly changes direction at exactly the wrong time, are what really create the challenge. It's a goal you know that you can accomplish, if only you could filter out all the excess information and avoid any mistakes for long enough to complete a stage.

    It's maddening. And not only that, but the game randomizes the obstacles with each attempt, while never presenting you with a task you aren't certain that you would have, could have completed. When Super Hexagon wins (and it will, again and again), it feels like it's actually outsmarted you.

    One button press, and it's back again. Five seconds to a fail state, maybe fifteen next time. Again. Again. Again.

    When I finally cleared the first stage by surviving for 60 seconds, I felt like I had just hacked the Gibson; I could see the code and I would bend Super Hexagon to my will. And then I started on the next difficulty mode and only lasted 16 seconds.

    Again. Again. Again.

    Other reviews for Super Hexagon (PC)

      The Six-Sided Rave 0

      Move through the gaps. That's all there is to it.I want you to imagine playing a game of precision co-ordination in a nightclub full of pulsing lights and throbbing music while being repeatedly spun around on a swivel chair. If said fantasy sounds nightmarish and unfair to you then you might want to sit this one out, but if that sounds like a rip-roaring good time then here’s Super Hexagon, an abstract indie game based around reflexes and spacial awareness. Playing Super Hexagon is elegantly sim...

      3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

      Incredibly difficult, but extremely enjoyable 0

      This game is probably the funnest I've had with a game in quite some time. It's the minimalistic approach to a puzzler that really got me to invest over 3 hours. 3 hours well spent, as I thought only 30 minutes had gone by. There is no EASY MODE in this game, it's straight to the point and it forces you to adjust to it's element from the get go. You'll find yourself dead more times than you can count, but it somehow isn't frustrating. The sound track leaves you cheerful and really fits the mood ...

      2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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