Posted: April 13
Gunpoint is a game where you don't actually hold anyone at gunpoint until the final level unless you're playing it wrong. It's also instantly great because it gives you this[www.pentadact.com]
when you complete it, and you can customize it and stuff. Fun!
Gunpoint is a short game. As in, less than an hour
if you know what you're doing. When I played it again to write this review, I completed it in 48 minutes,
and I didn't use any of the extras that weren't mandatory. Speaking of extras, there are many. To help you be a better spy, you can buy a thing that lets you mute the sound of breaking glass when you jump through it, a thing to silence your falls from great heights, and another thing to set traps to incapacitate people from another room. Also, you can rewire everything, including the guns of your enemies. You could go so far as to set one gun to set off another gun on a different floor, which would trigger a sound detector which would open a door and hit a guy in the face, which would cause another guy to run through a motion detector and shoot at you and open the trapdoor beneath your feet in the process while also incapacitating himself with an electrical socket.
The story, while well done, isn't anything special. Man talk to woman. Other man kill woman. Man swear revenge for woman he never met. Things happen. Mean other man is villain. It's not hard to predict, but who cares? The dialogue is great! Everything is presented as a sort of instant messaging thing, and it's written as such. It even made me laugh. Multiple times.
The graphics are wonderfully done, (I love me some pixels,) but everything is pretty small when you're playing, which takes a bit of getting used to. The soundtrack is absolutely wonderful and truly adds to the experience. If you play this game without its music, get out of my internet.
Anyway, the main appeal lies in the gameplay. You play as a freelance spy who has some very premium
BULLFROG brand hypertrousers, which let you jump around like a madman and break glass with your face like a clumsy butt, which alerts guards unless you buy one of the things I mentioned earlier. Speaking of the guards, you can punch them once, twice, three times, or even any other number of times, but they may die if you go past three. You also have the option of just entirely avoiding everyone.
Or you could kill everyone with the gun you can buy. It's up to you, but you will be graded based on your actions, speed, and other things.
Now here's the best part: There's a level editor.
Yes, you can make your own levels in any way you like. Make something easy, make something impossible, make something smart, make something stupid, or make all of those things,
just use the level editor. Every game needs a level editor! Custom levels are so cool sometimes! Because of that, it's pretty cool that this game has Steam Workshop integration as well, so you can download hundreds upon hundreds of other peoples custom levels, share your own, etc.
Basically the only reason not to buy this game is if you're afraid of coats and hats.
Buy this game, jump over buildings, and punch people in the face repeatedly.