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Old 07-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gunpoint



Genre: Stealth/Puzzle

If you know me, I LOVE stealth in video games. The high risk, high
reward aspect was something that I enjoyed mastering and exploiting
on unsuspecting enemies (Particularly Dudebro and his Sentry).

So when I heard about Gunpoint, I was rather excited for its
blending of MGS Stealth and Puzzle solving. The game is short and
sweet, with smooth controls and the awesome crosslink device that
allows you to rewire levels against your enemies.

Best part you GET A HAT in TF2 if you buy it.


Story:


The story follows freelance spy Richard Conway doing jobs for two
Gun Companies trying to take each other out after guns have been
banned in the city. After the head of one of these companies is
killed, Conway is faced with murder charges and has to clear his
name.

The story is themed after the noir films of the 1940s as you go
from contact to contact trying to find out who killed who but,
the story almost never takes itself seriously. The game
constantly breaks the 4th wall for some very humorous dialogue.
You can shape the story how you want to with some great laughs
along the way.

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Overall, it's a great laugh with some really sharp writing.


Gameplay:

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Gunpoint shines in its gameplay mechanics. To get through a
level, you rewire electronic in the level and use them against
your enemies.

Stealth is vital, as you'll die in one hit from your enemies, but
you have an ace up your sleeve, the Crosslink. This little tool
allows you to link up two electronics and have them go off
at the same time. You can slam doors on guards, short circuit
electrical outlets, set off alarms across the hall, turn off
lights when an elevator arrives; anything to distract the guards.

Using the mouse wheel, you quickly switch from normal view to
crosslink view, which allows you the see the circuitry in the
entire level. You drag and drop connections between these
electronics and get interesting results.

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Early on the electronics will all be on one circuit, but later
on the levels have multiple circuits that have to be hacked from
breakers. Electronics on different circuits cannot be linked.



Using force is also a viable option, you can leap around like
spider-man onto enemies for a quick beatdown or push them through
a window to their untimely demise. The jumping and crashing
aspects feel very smooth and never impact the missions.

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You are immune to fall damage.



The game is great because the amount of ways to dispatch or get
around a single guard is fantastic, as no two playthroughs will
ever be the same. When you fail though, the game is very
forgiving as it provides you with an extremely flexible autosave
system that will rewind the game to set points before your
careless mistake. There were times when it gave me poor options
around my prior death, but those were few and far between.

As you complete missions, you gain money and upgrade perks that
allow you to further distract your enemies or move faster through
a level. My problem with the shop was I always felt I had no
freedom with what I bought, the game simply gives you the
illusion of choice and you purchase what's required for other
missions. However, they were still handy.

The main complaint I have with Gunpoint is that, the game is
short, for 10 bucks on Steam, you'll finish it in 4 hours. You'll
finish the game wanting much more.


Graphics:

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In terms of graphics, the game never really impressed me. The
game uses the 16 Bit style of the SNES, but the levels always had
a generic look to them with repeating textures throughout. While
this does help distinguish what electronics can be hacked, all
the levels seemed to blend together.

Being that the game camera is so far away from the level, it only
hurts the graphics as you overlook the generic cityscapes in the
background.


Sound:

The soundtrack is phenomenal, the fantastic blend of electronic
and jazz genres really add to the game's mood. Each track grooves
perfectly to the stealthy gameplay and noir setting the game has.

It's one of my favorite soundtracks without a doubt.












Overall:

Gunpoint is an extremely fun stealth game while it lasts. The
numerous amount of ways to dispatch your foes brings a very
exciting experience. The humorous, intelligent storyline was very
engaging and the game has very smooth controls for a 4 hour game.

I'd recommend it to anyone who loves stealth games, or who wants
to try a different kind of puzzle game.

If you see it's on sale on Steam I'd highly recommend you pick it up.

I rate Gunpoint:
8.5/10

Also, Hat:
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Crosslinker's Coil - Official TF2 Wiki | Official Team Fortress Wiki

Like always, any constructive criticism is appreciated.
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Re: Gunpoint

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The high risk, high
reward aspect was something that I enjoyed mastering and exploiting
on unsuspecting enemies (Particularly Dudebro and his Sentry).
Pfft I'm always suspecting.

That's a long review for a game you just got it must've really made an impression on you.
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Re: Gunpoint

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That's a long review for a game you just got it must've really made an impression on you.
It was fantastic, it was really different, as the crosslink is like
this level editor you use to solve each level. I haven't played a
game quite like it.


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Pfft I'm always suspecting.
You might suspect me, but you're often on the receiving end of a
revolver or knife. Like that time on Goldrush where I dominated you
while you were Pyro. I even capped the bomb after red team left!
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I don't wanna derail this with TF2 talk but you came at me bro. I don't remember your alleged domination. Even if it's true it doesn't matter much on that meat grinder of a map. My strategy is to throw myself at the other team and do what damage I can. I'm a selfless team player like that. I'm not some wuss running around in stealth mode!
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Re: Gunpoint

Stealth is a legitimate strategy!

The reason I dominated you that round was because you weren't
throwing yourself into the fray, in fact, you stood in place by the
bomb, making you an easy target.

It was on the third section of Goldrush, I was killing you and a
terrible sniper from the handrails on the walkway in the back. You
sure you don't remember?
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