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Superhot Review: Innovating in the FPS genre

By Julio Franco
Feb 28, 2016
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  1. Some games only need a single good idea to work. For example: Superhot, a punishing first-person shooter in which time only moves when you move. It’s a single, good idea. And it works.

    An army of faceless enemies waits in ambush, or maybe they jog into the room in waves, or maybe they creep up behind you. Most of them are armed with some sort of gun or other weapon, and a single hit from any of them will kill you. Your substantial advantage is that if you stop moving, time slows to a crawl. Bullets edge toward you inch by inch; katana-wielding foes move like snails. You have time to plan, prioritize, and then act.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    Innovation? it sounds like a single interesting mechanic with the entire game around it half donkeyed.
     
  3. Arturo

    Arturo TS Member Posts: 81   +26

    Superfilth. No, thanks.
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Super-lazy describes this game and its authors better. It's like making a car without doors, and trying to pass it for innovation.
     
    Arturo and wastedkill like this.
  5. jauffins

    jauffins TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +24

    How is this not a unique take on things? Jesus Christ, jaded, much?
     
  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,186   +578

    I think that the author was more or less praising this game because frankly there has been zilch new in the FPS genre for over 8 years. Ever since Call of Duty became the game to emulate it's been nothing but the same. I'll take at least a small breath of fresh air if it means I don't have to play yet another COD clone.
     
  7. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Booster Posts: 57   +21

    Um, I really don't get it!

    OK, so the authors of great games like Tomb Raider and the soon to be released Division should just give up all the hard work on amazing graphics and realism for this? Yeah, ok! NOT!
     
  8. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Innovation? Didn't Prince of Persia do something like this a long time ago?
     
  9. BadThad

    BadThad TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +28

    Looks interesting to me. Of course, all the "realism" *****s will jump on it and say it's horrible without ever playing it. People are too brainwashed by COD and BF, a zillion weapons, alt fire modes and a bunch of other needless crap that forces you to spend more time messing with junk than playing.
     
  10. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    I like messing with junk, its the basis of most of my favorite games and pastimes.
     
  11. omegared

    omegared TS Rookie

    Thought the game was awesome, play the beta... or alpha.. whichever it was xD liked the mechanics, but just finished it and it was a sweet subtle little ending that left me satisfied... make sure to look for secrets :p take your time, im gona be replaying soon

    heres the first 10 minutes incase you are unsure

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWQvWH7hXM
     

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