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Hard Reset Is Just What I Needed

It’s only in every other article that you see people go on and on about their malign for the conventions of the modern FPS and how much better things were in the good old days. On the one hand I agree, and miss the frenetic, dark and genuinely difficult games like Quake II and Unreal. On the other I quite liked Doom 3 and think titles like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Gears of War have genuinely advanced the genre in ways people all to often dismiss.

Anyway, as if to answer those yearnings for the shooting madness of yore, along comes Hard Reset. The game is PC exclusive, has no limits on the number of guns you can carry and it looks good. How about that? A harkening back to the good old days with all the visual bells and whistles of the HD era.

A short demo was released a few days ago and I’ve included my playthrough below. Suffice to say I approve of both the look and feel of Hard Reset and from what I’ve seen it looks to warrant the asking price on Steam when it’s available later today. Right now looking forward to what the full game has to offer.

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3 responses

  1. I go on a certain Doom forum… and wow do people hate this game. Its interesting to see their hate for the game. But I’m happy to read someone that finally approves of it :-)

    September 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    • I think I know the forum you’re referring to ;)

      Maybe I’m not in the same position to say what makes a modern game like Doom or Quake that they are, but I found the demo enjoyable enough. It found a gameplay niche that I haven’t experienced lately.

      But who knows- the full game may not have much more to it than the demo and in that case I’ll be pissed.

      September 13, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      • The full game is out now and I’ve seen reviews… but I won’t corrupt your opinion. But may I recommend… since the game is on Steam, just wait for a sale :-) You can probably pick it up for $10. Maybe I’m just cheap :-)

        September 15, 2011 at 1:05 AM

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