has anyone tried out Hotline Miami yet? It looks good but dunno if its gonna be too short
Hotline Miami is short. It's a four hour game or so. Personally, I love it. It's unlike anything I played before. It's a murder sim, really. Violent as hell. And not just because of the gore. Everyone dies in pretty much one shot, you included. So largely it's a game of you eying an area and plotting the best sweep to get through and murder everyone without taking a bullet, knife, golf club, or dog bite. People die in one solid swing of a melee weapon or one bullet and the way the melee weapons swing with such finality that you're much more Dexter than Jack Bauer.
Guns are situational. You get only what's in the clip and firing them will alert most of the floor. That COULD work out to your advantage, but really only if you can kill that many fast. They have lightning reflexes and they don't miss the way your mouse aiming can. Maybe you want to hide around the corner of the door and swing away like a Mount and Blade castle siege after alerting them or maybe you just want to not be there when they investigate the gun fire.
The stealth isn't great, enemy AI is pathetic and what it takes for them to notice you is highly situational, but the retries are Meat Boy fast so it's almost just as much fun losing and retrying.
Only downside is that the bosses are really lousy. I love bosses but these just sorta turn what is ostensibly a high lethality, pseudo-realistic game back into something more video gamey without making it clear they're changing the rules. They aren't hard, and the checkpoints ensure you aren't going to lose anything dying to them, but it feels like your chain got yanked a different direction.