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I've only recently touched upon FPS games, and Hard Reset is definitely one of the toughest FPS I've ever played so far [Normal Difficulty].
The game offers a total of 10 different weapons, 5 for the mechanical side and 5 for the plasma side. Its supposed to keep you interested and excited for the next weapon you can unlock the next time you visited a shop, but once I got the homing plasma gun, I found myself not needing the other plasma guns anymore. This gun has homing functions, x-ray vision, infinite wall penetration, multi-missile, and high damage. Why would you even consider the other options?
On the mechanical side though, the guns are a lot more balanced. Eventually towards the end of the game, I rotate around 3 main weapons, shotgun, rpg, and homing.
This is where the game gets slowly dragged out over time. Enemies are really hard to destroy, and even with maxed out weapons I find myself struggling with the mini-bosses rush attacks. Speaking of rush attacks, it's extremely frustrating to find myself getting ambushed EVERY SINGLE TIME. At no point in the game I'm able to spot an enemy before he spots me, and being the terrible fps player that I am, I had to cheese my way through tons of battles via homing plasma behind/inside some large crate. However, it is fun to shoot and feel more experienced killing them after dying multiple times. The 3 boss fights [including the DLC] are really well thought out battle designs, so kudos for that.
I pretty much blazed through the game, not bothering to attempt getting all those secret nodes, but for gamers who are collectors this game would be amazing. In fact, if you wanted to do a 100% run, it will most likely take twice as long as if you were blazing through it. A few secrets are quite obvious though, probably placed so that you don't feel like such a noob for getting 0/X secrets per stage. Progress itself is fairy linear, as eventually you have to reach point A to unlock point B, but the journey during these two points are pretty action-packed, especially for the DLC, where they really upped the ante.
Hilariously bad, halfway through the game I didn't bother to keep up with what the conversation was about. Voice acting is horrible especially for the main character, his personality comes across as dull and whiny 99% of the time. Each time he has to argue with the professor in his mind, he speaks like an angry 12 year old who can't understand simple explanations. I see that they went for some sort of comic art style with minimal animations, it kinda works but feels very lazy and budgeted.
I would still recommended it to anyone who is interested, but I wouldn't play this all over again, normal is enough of an adrenaline rush for me, collectors and fps veterans would definitely love this game.