Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

Amazon's Black Friday Sale Begins: See What's On Offer

Amazon's Black Friday Sale is finally here. Here are some of the best deals on now.
We've had our fingers poised over our keyboards long enough in anticipation of Amazon's Black Friday Sale, which went live at midnight and will last until 25 November.

Gunpoint review


There's nothing new under the videogames sun, perhaps, but indie action/hacking game Gunpoint confidently proves that it is at least possible to shine a different light on familiar concepts.

Take hacking, for instance - usually in the vaguely irritating real of number-matching or maze-solving minigames. In this future-noir 2D game, it takes on far more prominence, and dispenses with complexity and tedium in favour of big results.

You, as a private investigator wearing super-powered trousers and wielding a gizmo able to remotely rewire almost any electrical item, get to make your way into and out of locked down guarded buildings by creating merry chaos. Set a locked door to open by pressing a nearby lightswitch, have a hand-scanner fell its users with a shock from a distant power socket, or devise arcane combinations such as a motion scanner triggering a lift to go to the next floor, where a sound sensor hears it and turns the lights off so you can creep around in safety.

While Gunpoint doesn't take this concept to especially involved levels, slamming to a somewhat abrupt halt before all its ideas and potential have had the chance to fully blossom, it deftly executes what it does have with panache and fluidity.


Rewiring a device is as simple as dragging a line from it to whatever you'd like it to connect to, and there's no need to be standing neither either part to do it, so building-wide carnage can be set up with a just a few mouse clicks. There's really no obstacle between devising and plan and executing it, and the option to rewind time by 1, 10 or 15-ish seconds upon (regular, and usually very silly) death means you won't feel punished for not getting it right first time either.

On top of this, the aforementioned super-trousers grant the ability to jump huge distances, fire yourself through plate glass windows or fall from enormous heights without taking a scratch. It's a joy just to control your trench coat-wearing hero as he grasshoppers about the place. He can also use his power-pounce to knock down and subdue or optionally kill enemies - or alternatively to miss them by a couple of inches and faceplant into the ground in front of them. This is a game in which both getting it right and getting it wrong usually has a comic pay-off.

Meanwhile, a consciously ridiculous plot about double-crossing corporations can be a little hard to follow, but is rich with gags and comedy immorality. You're unlikely to find yourself impatiently clicking past all the text here.

The only downside to it all, as already mentioned, is that it all feels over far too soon, even excusing the low price. It's not just that it's only three hours long - it's that you might feel you've mastered it even before then. Gunpoint seems to be sat on a goldmine of ideas and devious potential, but it could have done with digging just a little deeper into it. Even so, it's a joyful, frequently hilarious package of wit and wonder.

View the original article here

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

LG G5 Review In-Depth

Can LG take on the Galaxy S7 with a metal design, dual-cameras and an accessory slot? Here's our first LG G5 review, focusing on LG G5 design and build, LG G5 specs, LG G5 cameras and LG G5 software and apps.
Alongside the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 is one of the biggest phones (not literally) to launch in 2016 – and we're not just talking in the Android world. It's one of the heavyweights and LG will be looking to set the market alight with the G5's alternative and innovative modular design.

Oppo RX17 Pro Review: Hands-on

We had time with Oppo’s new RX17 Pro. It may be blue and purple but how different is it to the similar OnePlus 6T and is it worth your time?
Should I Buy The Oppo RX17 Pro?
Oppo has made a solid mid-range phone in the RX17 Pro. Build quality is premium, fast charging is industry-best fast and the display is of high quality.But the price is high at 599€ considering the OnePlus 6T with a better processor starts at £499/€529. And while functioning as it’s supposed to, ColorOS is still unrefined for the western market with far too many changes to Android to recommend over competitors.

BlackBerry KEYone Review

BlackBerry soliders on with a curious Android device that gets nearly everything right. It’s not for everyone though, in fact, it’s not really for anyone. But if you want a physical keyboard you will absolutely love it.
Should I Buy The BlackBerry KEYone?
But then, the KEYone is the best BlackBerry phone for years. It has (finally) successfully melded classic BlackBerry design with the necessary mix of Android and nostalgia. Importantly, the latter is only faint this time – this is a device for 2017, not 2007.If you love your iPhone or Samsung, you’ll hate the KEYone and won’t even consider buying it. But if you’ve made it to the end of this review, chances are you’re weighing up a buy. If you think you’ll love the BlackBerry KEYone, then I’m pretty certain you won’t be disappointed. You’re part of a minority, but finally BlackBerry has a phone for you that doesn’t force you to compromise.

Google Pixel Review

Not everyone wants a phone with a big screen, but most small-screen phones compromise on performance and cameras. Not so with Google’s latest flagship Android phone: Here’s our Google Pixel review.
Joining the ranks of the Pixel C and Chromebook Pixel are Google’s new Pixel phones. We’re reviewing the smaller 5in Pixel here, but you can read our separate Pixel XL review if you’re after a bigger phone.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review

Is there more to the Surface Laptop 2 than a lick of black paint? Find out in our full review.
Should I Buy The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2? The Surface Laptop 2 is a slightly odd one as it's not a huge upgrade on the original. That said, it comes in at the same price with a few upgrades and the new black colour.You get an 8th-gen Intel processor giving a nice performance boost as well as double the memory for the entry-level model. Battery life is a little down in our test but it's still a decent effort making this still one of the best laptop around.

Like Fan Page