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    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    That preview that Hamza threw up today looks awesome. Personally, I loved the first iteration of the game both from a gameplay perspective and it's narrative. The new themes seem a lot darker and I'm really excited as to how the story is going to play out. Anyone else have any thoughts?

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    Haven't played the first one. Hoping to play the second this weekend.

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    Gangsta soundtrack and I'm in.

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    You should play the first one, Mighty Hatman. I don't marathon game much, but Hotline Miami had me beat the game in one sitting. Only to go back a second time for full completion, something I generally don't do either.

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    I really loved the soundtrack as well, it definitely added a ton to the atmosphere of the game.

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    loved the first one. just one of those experiences where everything seems to click perfectly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Hatman View Post
    Haven't played the first one. Hoping to play the second this weekend.
    Huh? Isn't it out later this year?

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    It's at Rezzed, a game convention, this weekend.

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    The first one is on sale currently for $5.00 (Approximately 3.20) on GOG.com. So for anyone interested in picking it up during the summer sales. purchase it here: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/hotline_miami

    I think I'll be purchasing this tonight and seeing how it goes.

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    For anyone who hasn't played the first, do eeet! Curb stomp some bitches, love it, and get the sequel.

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    Played the second one. I wish I could say if I like it or not by my opinion wouldn't be great because those rat mice are shit and the game had some pretty game breaking bugs. There were two ways to be invincible from what I found which I exploited.

    The bugs mean it is definitely a new game and not just a fancy reskin.

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    If that's true, a lot of people are going to be really angry.

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    I'm still sideways over how that's going to tip any scales when the game and its predecessor is about brutality on near-unforeseen scales. I can see where it would cross a line, sure, but if this​ is the straw that's breaking the camel...wow.

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    I'm not sure either. But, this kind of thing would enrage a lot of people who wouldn't take the time to see what the first game was all about either. I feel like I've seen a lot of controversy over rape scenes, even if they are used in a way that does not dehumanize the event at all.

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    I think it's interesting how the "rape scene" is glorified and taken the wrong way by both the in-game director character and the people opposing the game for different reasons.

    In fact, the whole Director glorifying the scene represents what people who dislike the scene are trying to rally against. I think people have too cushioned to understand sometimes the point of things in media is to make you feel uncomfortable about it in order to make you think. If Hotline Miami 1 didn't do that to you as the music stopped and you walked through the rooms filled with dead bodies at the end of the level, it says a lot about you as a person.

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    I thought the rape scene was weird but it clearly shows it was just a shoot for a film. I didn't get mad.

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    I really can't say one way or another without seeing how the game itself handles and presents it. Hopefully they are very careful and put a lot of thought into the way they do it if it ends up in the final product. I am really surprised though that they chose to include something like that in a preview/demo build.

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    Still feel like Hotline Miami was hackneyed with the whole “you’re a monster” thing but at least they got the point across. The ugly art style and the screen swaying, it was all there to make you feel nauseated and uncomfortable. I can only imagine this is here for the same reasons. Not saying its any better but I find it weird that people will be outraged at the rape scene in their nice brutal serial-killer game.


    That said, I can’t help but think these guys are looking for controversy. Given the current climate, you don’t just put a rape scene in your preview build, not without some proper context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy View Post
    Not saying its any better but I find it weird that people will be outraged at the rape scene in their nice brutal serial-killer game.
    From my Privileged Straight White Male Perspective™ I would rather be raped than murdered but I can see why it shocks people. We murder people all the time in video games because the enemies are the obstacle/challenge, it's more business than anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Handy View Post
    That said, I can’t help but think these guys are looking for controversy. Given the current climate, you don’t just put a rape scene in your preview build, not without some proper context.
    That's quite possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy View Post
    That said, I can’t help but think these guys are looking for controversy. Given the current climate, you don’t just put a rape scene in your preview build, not without some proper context.

    Free advertisement one way or another.

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