Excerpt: The Good : Snazzy cyberpunk setting. Some cool weapons. The Bad : Convoluted, pointless plotline. Brutally difficult. Kinda short. The Ugly : Overly relies on tricks and traps in level design. I’m finding Hard Reset a difficult game to review.
Summary: It’s currently $19.99 on Steam and seems to becoming a perennial bundle favourite. If you want unvarnished old-school FPS action with modern presentation, I would heartily recommend it. In addition, the Extended Edition answers most lingering doubts as to the game’s shortish length.
Excerpt: Set the wayback machine to, ooooh, around 1993 or so. FPS, back then, was an almost completely different beastie, with levels that you got scored on, enemies that were invulnerable except for very specific weak-points (not always located on their body), and each area had more explosive barrels than...
Excerpt: Hard Reset is a game out of time. It eschews the most popular tropes of modern shooters, like cover and regenerating health, in favor of non-stop, balls-out action in the style of Painkiller and Serious Sam .
Excerpt: Hard Reset came out of nowhere a few months ago, impressing lots of PC gamers with its lovely graphics and promising to deliver a high quality experience from a new studio, called Flying Wild Hog, composed of veterans from other Polish developers like People Can Fly, the makers of Painkiller or...
Summary: Hard Reset transports players to a haunting, dystopian future, with humanity on the verge of extinction, confined to its last standing city and under constant threat from the robotic hordes that aim to annihilate mankind.
Conclusion: So amongst the other problems, it’s also short and clearly rushed. It was only announced two months ago! If you needed more time guys we really wouldn’t have minded! Consequently, with the game as it is now, I just can’t recommend it.