Summary: On its surface, Hotline Miami resembles a parody of video games created by a mid-'90s sitcom writer's room: A veritable orgy of violence for violence's sake, painted in glorious 16-bit graphics and sold purely on shock value.
Summary: Hotline Miami 2 is everything you would expect out of the sequel. It's still as violent as ever before and best of all, it's still incredibly fun. With multiple playable characters, an interesting story, intense gameplay, I have a feeling that Hotline Miami 2 will be on my top 10 list of games when...
Excerpt: over two years ago, much of the gaming press hadn't picked up on the game yet as it was being quietly demoed at QuakeCon alongside a half-dozen other indie games that hadn't been released yet.
Excerpt: When I first wrote about Hotline: Miami over two years ago, much of the gaming press hadn't picked up on the game yet as it was being quietly demoed at QuakeCon alongside a half-dozen other indie games that hadn't been released yet.
Conclusion: Hotline Miami ’s difficulty already kind of bordered into unfair territory, so it’s likely that fans of the original will be able to forgive this sequel’s faults. It does absolutely nothing to attract new fans, but then, no one was asking it to.
Conclusion: If only that action were more consistently enjoyable. When Hotline Miami 2 is firing on all cylinders, it shows flashes of the focused, nimble brilliance of the original. But those moments aren't the norm.
Summary: 'Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number' was developed by Dennaton Games, a Swedish company consisting of just two people. It follows 2012’s ' Hotline Miami ', which was quite well received, but noted for its violent, high-tempo, and challenging nature.
Excerpt: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is developer Dennaton Games' successor to the highly acclaimed Hotline Miami originally released for PC in 2012. The second game in the series is said the be the final installment for the Hotline Miami franchise, and the sequel is far larger and more ambitious than the...
Excerpt: As I struggled through the final levels of Hotline Miami 2, death ceased to be a state of being. Whether a dog was tearing at my throat or a bullet was puncturing — I’d click to restart, to be reincarnated, without hesitating or even acknowledging my apparent failure.
Excerpt: Hotline Miami exceeded all expectation. We all heralded the sublime gameplay, which resulted in the game playing public picking it up in their droves. Naturally enough, the hype surrounding one of 201
Pros: Incredibly responsive and satisfying gameplay., Unbelievable soundtrack., Really intriguing story beats.
Cons: Slightly restrictive ability roll out., Narrative has a tendency to get muddled.