When Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was announced, I was beside myself in anticipation. More of that brilliant twitch shooting? Yes please. More trance-like eighties synth beats? Oh yeah. More subversive commentary about gaming and violence? Ok?
Hotline Miami is one of the best examples of telling a story through gameplay. The main character – nameless in the game, but fans have dubbed him Jacket – is speechless, and besides the masks used for perks in the game, you never see his face. There’s no glorious shot of him on the front cover of the game with the American flag behind him holding guns ala Bioshock Infinite. It...[Read More]