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SubjectHard Reset reminds me of Doom new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on10/10/11 08:15 PM



Well, if Doom had sex with Blade Runner, anyway.

You know how you circle strafed in Doom and used barrels to blow hordes of enemies up? You do that in Hard Reset, except you also have a rudimentary experience point system, the graphics are fucking beautiful, and you have two upgradeable weapons that branch off into separate upgrade trees (one for energy attacks, one for ballistic attacks).

It's pretty damn fun. Keep your eyes peeled during the Steam sales this fall and see if you can score it for $15 or less. Well worth it.

Seems kind of short (I'm about 3 hours in and apparently more than halfway done), but it's one of the better run and guns that I've played in quite some time.




SubjectI thought it was kinda difficult. Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on10/10/11 10:48 PM



I played the demo and there's an area where you get attacked by a buncha big robot things (been a while, mind's fuzzy) and I was struggling with it. It really is a pretty game, though.




SubjectPlay with the weapons a bit new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on10/10/11 11:16 PM



It took me a little bit to get the feel for the various weapons. The basic rifle is pretty good for taking down those big guys while dodging, while the shotgun (which you can unlock super quick) is great for taking care of the mousers. Once you start unlocking higher level stuff like the rocket launcher and rail gun, you're able to really start destroying guys.

My favorite right now is the rail gun with the decreased fire delay and the x-ray scope. Not only does it shoot through walls (and other enemies. awesome for when you line 'em up!), but you can accurately aim at those bastards.

There's some equipment upgrades you can purchase as well. I finally got around to paying more attention to those. Now I'm rocking with more ammo per clip and more overall health. Next up: increased damage resistance.

The lack of enemy variety kind of ensures that you can get by without having to finely optimize your upgrade strategy. Really, the rifle, shotgun, and rocket launcher are all you need. The rail gun is a nice bonus and the other energy weapons allow an alternate playstyle based on preference.

From what I understand, there's a NewGame+ option, so you can start a second playthrough on a higher difficulty while retaining all of your upgrades. Pretty much the only way the insane difficulty would be doable as far as I can tell. Of course there'll always be that guy that can beat it with nothing more than a rifle, but for everyone else...yea...

> I played the demo and there's an area where you get attacked by a buncha big
> robot things (been a while, mind's fuzzy) and I was struggling with it. It
> really is a pretty game, though.
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