Indie Hour: Let's Play... Hotline Miami
Animal masks, surrealist dream-states, mass-murder and the 80's. Join Ed, Zorine and Jess as they tear their way through this retro indie delight.
by Edmond Tran on
They just keep coming up with new ways to stylize & glorify murder... don't they. It's just a game you say? Well you are what you eat, and there's a lot of people constantly feeding on simulated violence these days.
Only a blind fool would assume there's nothing to worry about in regards to the impact this has on peoples minds. The incidence of violent behavior has grown exponentially over the years, especially among youth, think about it.
Also you should seriously check the controls + tutorial before doing a video like this, especially as a paid professional giving first impressions to people :p
I just finished the game and absolutely loved it. I loved it so much that I'm now enjoying watching others play the game ;)
Zorine and EDDIE my favorite couple........... seriously if I have to give the couple of the year award to someone it will go to these two guys. I really want to thank you for all your dota updates. It was very educating. Zorine you are awesome!! and Ed you should date her if you havent already :D :D :D
This game looks frustating, because you are hit from out of nowhere by the mobster and have to restart and kill all the enemies again.
this games amazingly addictive, slaughtering russian mobsters too those sick beats is a real treat.
I can't wait for a sequel guys, gotta love indie devs.
Anyhow, I'm probably gonna have to buy this. It just has too much style. I'll find out if at some point it ends up becoming too demanding with its planning and ridiculous pace.
"KUK" has been carved into the seats. Hoho!
It's what miscreants and youths in Sweden tend to scribble and/or vandalize on things because they're not very creative. You may go ahead and guess what it means.
"Watch Now! Launch Trailer! Wear Something Fancy Trailer!"
NO! JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING TO READ ABOUT IT INSTEAD FFS!
The game looks fun and bizarre, but the number of player deaths I have witnessed thus far is driving me batty. Ed, patience is a virtue.
been following this game for awhile now and its seems cool as hell. The music alone sells the game really imo but the game itself is also just looks fun and like a challenge.
@botswanky this game does not glorify murder. if you would play it youd see theirs a meeage in there about it. i dont want to give anything away but look at the end of the game if yud want and see what i mean
@botswankyVideo games and movies are a product of reality, not the other way around. I completely reject the claim that the world has somehow gotten more
violent. As others have pointed out, the most vile acts in human
history were committed long before video games or TV. How about all of the violence committed over power and blood diamonds in Africa? Do you blame video games for that as well?
Entertainment only attempts to provide context for, and/or relief from the ubiquitous violence in the world. Most of the youth violence you're referring to is gang violence, there are no instances of Tommy QB from the suburbs suddenly being brainwashed and murdering somebody. It's always a matter of a person who is deeply troubled in many ways, bullied, and almost always somebody who spends more time shooting guns than playing video games. Blaming entertainment is simply a cheap cop-out so people don't have to address the reality of the situation.
@botswanky lol nothing really has ever changed, we used to pit people in stadiums against eachother to the death to satisfy our manly bloodlust, now we use video games, and i guarantee a way higher percentage of people per area died back then.
Theres more to it. No one can say there is a direct correlation between violent media and actual violence. Look at Japan, they have some of the most violent media in the world yet have one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.
@botswanky Oh, shut up
@botswanky People release their stress by playing violent video games. Really don't see how that would make people more violent. Also violent behavior actually hasn't been going up, so maybe you should stop pulling stuff out of your ass.
@botswanky In this game the violence is actually part of the story / game, it's nothing like Postal or Prototype where you just kill horribly for the sake of it. Under normal circumstances I might agree with you but NOT with this particular game.
I've always wondered where people are getting statistics like "The incidence of violent behavior has grown exponentially over the years." You mean things are worse than when people used to have things like lynching parties, genocide, or civil war? The history of man is a history of violence. Video games certainly have not increased this tendency, only highlighted it and perhaps given it style. People used to put slaves into arenas and watch them fight wild animals. I'd say video games are a much kinder outlet, for our violent nature...
@leikeylosh it isn't. seriously, it isn't :P restarting is so easy and the gameplay so good you'll rarely if ever feel bad about restarting a level. at least that's how it was for me. I'd go "oh f***!" and laugh it off, then restart and kill some more bad dudes.
Where they get these statistics from? They pull them out of their a*#! They make them up, and include words like "exponentially" without realising that it actually means something more than "grows fast".
Something that has grown quickly (exponentially? I don't think there's a quantative measurement) is media coverage and the 24hr news cycle.
But, of course, the point is that many many teenagers died in WW1 when video games did not exist at all.
@PetJel Tutorial?! Where we're goin', we don't need tutorials.
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