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Includes the game, soundtrack, and special in-game developer commentary for every mission (optional)
Includes the game, the soundtrack, in-game developer commentary, Making Of Gunpoint video feature, exclusive tracks by Gunpoint's composers, and the Prototype Pack (Windows only): 9 playable versions of the game from each stage of its development
"Every aspect of its clever design, laugh-out-loud noir story, tiny but expressive art, and moody music work harmoniously with one another."
9.0 - IGN
"The joy of Gunpoint comes from the clever ways you can make all the obstacles work to your advantage."
9.5 - Destructoid
"Gunpoint is a bracing reminder of how lovely simplicity, when exquisitely executed, can be."
9.0 - Polygon
"Good ideas, brilliantly executed, this is one of the year's best games."
9.0 - VideoGamer
"Simple but challenging, easily learned but deep and rewarding."
90% - GameFront
"An outstanding puzzle game with sharp writing, beautiful music and clever mechanics."
"Gunpoint is smart, creative, responsive, surprising, and possessed of an uncommon respect for the player."
Purchase Gunpoint from Steam and receive an exclusive Team Fortress 2 item:
The Crosslinker's Coil
Did you know: before the mercenary fashion world discovered the obvious style and mental health benefits of wearing 22 feet of powered electrical cable around your head, people once wore hatbands made from 'silk' or other barely-lethal textiles! Strange but true.
The Special Edition of Gunpoint includes:
The Exclusive Edition includes all of the items in the Special Edition plus:
|GUNPOINT||Developer: Tom Franchis and others.|
Release Date: 3 June 2013
Genre: Platformer, 2D Espionage, Detective, Puzzle
Official Website: http://www.pentadact.com/
|What is Gunpoint?||A stealth action platformer game made by an ex PC-GAMER editor Tom Franchis using gamemaker. |
The game stars you as Conway, a freelance spy for hire who also happens to be a hat fancier. The game has you break into building quietly or if you happen to be a jerk, loudly, to accomplish your objectives and mission before getting the hell out. Also comes with the unique twist in the form of the wirejack module.
|Option Menu||Very Good|
You have a wide variety of options to choose from rebindeable keys to colourblind options to the large range of resolution on offer. The only issue is if this incredibly basic game lags on your laptop then the best you can do is lower the resolution since there is no graphical option settings.
The game is a stealth 2D espionage game therefor the main concern should be clean graphic style and easy to identify elements all which Gunpoint delivers very well. While the basic sprite based graphics aren't too much of a looker they do have their own charm in Gunpoint noir inspired setting. At the very least you won't confuse the background with the buttons.
|Music/Sound Effect[MERGED]||Music:The game has a soothing nostalgic jazz based music while in the menu screen and a quick jumpy music while in mission. |
SFX: Very good, other than the fact that gunshot sounds like popcap gun, everything else is near perfect. Especially the SFX of the glass being smashed and guards face being pulverized.
You use the mouse to aim your bullfrog module and alt button to toggle your wirejack. For most part Conway controls well enough to not feel like you're controlling an ice skater in the middle of a competition.
|Gameplay||Now that I have written at length about Gunpoint other point lets touch upon its gameplay mechanic. Your character has a basic device called the Bullfrog Propulsion Module which is the mainstay of most of the mechanic. You press the left mouse button to aim a reticule and releasing the result in which Conway will propel himself rather weakly towards the direction you have given him. |
The other highlight is the wirejack system where though a series of module you can buy Conway will turn the electrical grid to his advantage by rewiring doors, calling elevator and other such gameplay elements.
Other than that, it is a fairly standard stealth game. Guards have cones of vision that you can sneak through using the walls and ceiling or if you are feeling particularly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ you can just Bullfrog straight into them and punch them in the face. That is a legitimate gameplay element. But its not just 1 type of guard no, more will be introduced as you play through the story mode.
Mission usually involves you breaking into a building and either retrieve something or to hack something, basic stuff but the level design and short length of the game keeps it fresh.
After a mission your results will be tallied and you can acquire a skillpoint used to upgrade the Bullfrog charge time and power, the money you earn can also be used to purchase modules for Kenway which ranges from snuffing out the noise he makes when he smashes through glass to him having a gun to literally make a guard stand still at Gunpoint.
Another thing that should be touch upon is that while the game itself is linear the story outcome itself is not, choices of dialogue you made and the result that comes from it will indirectly influence how other character will think of you and will go so far as to change the ending itself.
|Conclusion||Recommendation? Yes I will say this a yes old chap. Its a fun quirky little game that does not overstay its welcome while having a rather deep story that encourages a few playthrough to get all of the ending. If you were to trust my words then yes I would tell you to get it and to get it at your convenience. |
-A-Rank: very good
Verdict: S-Rank. [Short Quirky And Fun]
Credit:Thanks to meatking and smmoke for your help!
|Extra Note||This game has hidden achievement so the achievement hunter out there might want to use a guide to get it all but otherwise the normal achievement itself is easy to get.|
The Special and Exclusive edition contains some extra goodies but if you do not feel like it then just get the one with the soundtrack, the tune is rather relaxing.
Also has steam workshop support so you can upload your own level or play with others to expand your playtime.
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