Hack ‘n’ Slash is a puzzle action game about hacking -- reprogram object properties, hijack global variables, hack creature behavior, and even rewrite the game’s code. The only way to win is not to play...by the rules!
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リリース日: 2014年9月9日

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Hack ‘n’ Slash is a puzzle action game about hacking -- reprogram object properties, hijack global variables, hack creature behavior, and even rewrite the game’s code. The only way to win is not to play...by the rules!

The wizard has mandated that everyone confine themselves to the village, the castle armory has started to forge weapons so powerful that no one but guards are allowed to carry them, and anyone who attempts to find a sprite and demonstrate their bravery would face certain death. The new laws are for your own protection, but you don’t buy it. You’ll show everyone what “brave” means and, if you’re clever, maybe uncover the secret reasons why everything’s gone sideways.

Key Features:


  • Use in-game tools to hack the game while you’re playing it
    Your sword can hack the variables of objects. You find magic artifacts that allow you to tune global variables to your liking. Discover equipment that lets you see the game’s internal debug visualization to uncover things that weren’t meant to be seen.
  • Hack the code
    As you achieve advanced hacking mastery, you’ll be able to dive directly into the game’s assembly in the form of procedurally generated dungeons and modify the live-running code.
  • Make the game yours
    Puzzles have myriad solutions, many of which we haven’t anticipated. As you master the game’s hacking mechanics, you can mold and shape the game in whatever way you desire.
  • Crash it!
    You’re hacking the game for real! You can totally break it. Roll back in time to change the rules so the bugs don’t cause the world to fall apart, whether they’re yours or ours!

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    最低:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • プロセッサー: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • サウンドカード: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    推奨:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • プロセッサー: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2.2Ghz
    • メモリー: 3 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • サウンドカード: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.
    最低:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
    • プロセッサー: Intel Core Duo
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    推奨:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.X
    • プロセッサー: Intel Core i series processor
    • メモリー: 4 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: AMD Radeon HD 6770, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • サウンドカード: Compatible Sound Card
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.
    最低:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • プロセッサー: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • メモリー: 2 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 4000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3
    推奨:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or higher
    • プロセッサー: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 2.2Ghz
    • メモリー: 3 GB RAM
    • グラフィック: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • ストレージ: 3 GB 利用可能
    • 追記事項: Must have OpenGL 3 with GLSL version 1.3. Some users may need to disable Steam overlay.
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Lucky
( 記録時間: 1.0 時間 )
投稿日: 6月18日
A good game with nice mechanics and design. The levels in this game however are extremely hard, to the point where you literally need to know how to hack to be able to play. Not a game for everyone, so I can only really recommend this to a set audience, people with good programming skills. It's a nice game, especially on sale or bundled. With some difficult puzzles and interesting mechanics. I'm going to have to give it a 7.5/10
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amactus
( 記録時間: 3.1 時間 )
投稿日: 6月8日
Great and difficult game, took time and effort to beat.

I have no programming skills whatsoever, and it was great to hit that final level ;)
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Atazian
( 記録時間: 0.3 時間 )
投稿日: 5月25日
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SirCredo
( 記録時間: 0.4 時間 )
投稿日: 5月25日
Honestly, I was incredibly bored right after five minutes. I pushed a little bit but I ended up erasing it from my library the same day I first tried it
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Duo34
( 記録時間: 10.3 時間 )
投稿日: 5月23日
I baught this game a little under 5 hours ago and just finished it, and holy ♥♥♥♥. It is bizzare and weird and wonderful. You probbably need a decent grasp of how coding works to get the most out of the later parts of the game, but you don't need to have actually made a game before, I got by just fine with the gist of algorithms and a coupple of hours flailing about. It was a really cool and fun game, I really liked how open ended the later half of the game was, even if it ment having the entire universe collapse a few times. The early parts of the game are the simple "Hack" stuff, edditing a few select values, but later on the game litterally lets you edit the .lua files and really mess with it.

Not everyone will like this game, The later half can be frustrating if you don't have a clue what you are doing, but ♥♥♥♥ing up and breaking with everything was part of the fun for me.

I can definately see why people would dislike this game, the "Hack" stuff at the start of the game puts it into the wrong light.

Also supprising, the character design is really really good. There are like 5 or 6 characters in the whole game but I really enjoied the art and characterization of them.

Well worth the about 14 dollars I spent on it, but if you are on the fence and not confident in your ability to read code, maybe wait for a sale.

P.S. This may be the only game in my library that I can ♥♥♥♥ up so badly that I need to re-install every time I want to make a new game.
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SumDylan!
( 記録時間: 9.6 時間 )
投稿日: 5月18日
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I liked this game! But I don't think I can generally recommend it.

Note first: Hack 'n' Slash is not an action game; it's a programming puzzle game wearing RPG's clothing.

If you're not already a programmer, this game isn't for you. The game gives some playful programming lessons for starters, but as a programmer and a teacher, I declare that the instructions they give you in this game are ABSOLUTELY ABYSMAL. I have NEVER, IN MY LIFE, seen such a poor explanation of a for-loop, one of the easiest things to explain.

If you ARE already a programmer, though, this game may also not be for you. Their attempts to simplify the programming with colour schemes and visual metaphors, in my opinion, made things only more complicated. And most of all, you'll be grinding your teeth on how easy the solutions would be if you could just type your own lines (to manually call functions, for example), and how you're condemned to stitching together something from the arbitrary list of things you ARE allowed to edit.

Why did I like it then? The conversation isn't very good, the character designs are of varying appeal (quite liked Isis, liked most of Alice, hated almost every single aspect of Bob), the music is pretty sweet though and the world is nice and vibrant.
But at the end of the day, I liked it for being a puzzle game with a neat new idea to explore and that wasn't too easy or too hard. A nice little brain teaser with some creative ideas and a lot of heart.

13 euro is way too much for this though.
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Gnaarf
( 記録時間: 1.4 時間 )
投稿日: 5月13日
When I first saw this game, I was excited for it. The idea was great and I wanted to play it!
Having the possibility to reprogram lots of things in a RPG sounds like a lot of fun, so I'm sad to say that I was disappointed in Hack 'n' Slash...

When I started off, there were only some minor issues. Little things that felt out of place like the weird animation, when you slash upward.
Furthermore the long dialogs interupted the gameplay again and again.

Nothing dramatic so far. And I actually got to that enemy hacking, and reprogramming their idle-routines and so on.
But as soon as I got the hang of it, the next concept was intoduced. So the game designers kept giving me new mechanics to learn, but they never explored the single mechanics in their depths.

Then again some dialogs, where the intended comedy just prolonged the texts and turned them tedious.

I had some good moments with the game, but the overall game experience was rather frustrating than fun. And let me to abort it halfway through.

This game fails to figure out its core engagement. Being a puzzle game with great and innovative mechanics the focus should lie on those mechanics. As a game designer you should get to know them, explore them, get every puzzle possible out of them.
Instead there was a lot of running through mazes, rather shallow puzzles and long dialogs that kept me from doing the fun stuff.
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FBN
( 記録時間: 7.3 時間 )
投稿日: 5月13日
Nice idea for a game but DoubleFine proves once more that they are terrible in greating a finished game.
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Fabalus Meerkat
( 記録時間: 1.2 時間 )
投稿日: 5月6日
No tutorial really, hard to solve for even some hardcore gamers and quite broken. Dont get
this game.
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Illuminati Confirmed
( 記録時間: 0.2 時間 )
投稿日: 4月20日
The game is kinda hard. Couldn't really figure out what I had to do.
Tbh, you could've done a tutorial on how to do the code based puzzle things.
Looks like it could be fun though.

All in all, I don't think i'd recommend this to anyone.

6/10.
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A good game with nice mechanics and design. The levels in this game however are extremely hard, to the point where you literally need to know how to hack to be able to play. Not a game for everyone, so I can only really recommend this to a set audience, people with good programming skills. It's a nice game, especially on sale or bundled. With some difficult puzzles and interesting mechanics. I'm going to have to give it a 7.5/10
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投稿日: 6月8日
Great and difficult game, took time and effort to beat.

I have no programming skills whatsoever, and it was great to hit that final level ;)
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投稿日: 2015年2月2日
一応サムズアップはしているが、はっきり言ってしまうとゲームとしてはあまりほめられた物ではない
だがアイデアと特異性は評価できるし、以下に当てはまる人ならもしかしたら楽しめるかもしれないのでサムズアップしている
  • Alice、Bob、Eveという名前でピンと来る人
  • デバッガや出力関数の類を使用せずプログラムのコードを読んだだけでデバッグでき、それを楽しめる人
  • 潜在的に上記の素質を持つ人
  • ゲームはなんでも楽しめる人
これらに当てはまっていなくても辛いだろうがクリアはできないこともない
でも途中で詰む可能性が高いし楽しめる可能性も低いと思う

始めの内は剣やブーメランでマップ内のオブジェクトやNPCのパラメータを変更して先に進んでいく
これだけだと分かり辛いだろうが、例えば敵NPCの攻撃性フラグを反転させて無害にしたりできる
一見某有名アクションゲームのパロディみたいな見た目だが、物事の状態を変更し問題を解決していく様はどちらかというとパズル寄りだ
このシステムを基にゲーム性を広げていったのならまあこういうゲームも有りだよねと思えたかもしれない
だがそれはAct3までの話(ちなみにこのゲームはAct2から始まる)
Act4であるアイテムを手に入れてからはアルゴリズムルームという所に入りプログラムのコードと対峙し改変していくことになる
コードは行番号 命令 文の順に書かれたBASIC言語風の独自言語になっている
正確にはlua言語のコードを独自言語風に置き換えた物だが
一応最初の2、3問は数行のコードの中から1ヶ所を変更するだけだし、妖精と会話すれば命令が何を意味しているかのヒントは出る
だけどそれまでオブジェクトのパラメータを弄ることしかしていなかったプレイヤーからしてみれば突然突き放されたように感じられても仕方がない
しかもコードはあっという間に複雑になる
当然各命令が何を意味しているか、文がどういう意味なのかは説明は無い
当たり前のように関数をオブジェクトとして扱っているのも酷い(lua言語では関数もオブジェクトなので)
また、コード内では文字で書かれた変数の他に色の付いたクリスタルも変数として使用されており、これがまた可読性を著しく下げている

大抵の場合ゲームという物は段階を踏んでできる事が増えていく
そしてそれらはいずれにしろ通常はそれ以前の要素から地続きである
残念ながらこのゲームではAct4以前と以降は地続きとは言えない
なぜならゲームの性質が変わってしまっているからだ
確かにやっていることはオブジェクトのパラメータの改変からコードのパラメータの改変に変わっただけではあるし、変数の操作はプログラムの一部に触れていると言える
しかしプレイヤーはそれらを通してプログラムを読む力を一切鍛えられてはいない
Act3までは直面した問題を解くゲームだがAct4からは問題を読むゲームなのだ

アルゴリズムルームも問題だ
アルゴリズムルームではプログラムのコードは台座とマシン、そしてマシンとマシンを繋ぐ線で構成される
台座はコードの文、あるいはその一部でマシンはコードの行を視覚化した物、線は処理の流れを示している
問題の1つはどのマシンも同じような形をしているのでどの命令を実行しているのか視覚的に分かり辛いことだ
各命令毎にマシンの形や色は極端に変えるべきだった
また、文法上繰り返し文は1行なため、マシンも1台で表される
つまり繰り返し文は視覚的には表現されないのでコードを読むしかない
実質的にアルゴリズムルームが視覚的に示せているのは条件分岐の接続先だけである
最大の問題はデータの内容が見えないことだ
プログラミングを抽象化しているゲームは他にもあるが、そういったゲームは大抵処理の流れと処理の結果が視覚的に分かるようになっている
処理の流れと処理の結果とは即ちデータの流れと変化であると言える
データが見えればコードが何をしているのかというのが視覚的に分かりやすくなる
データが見えると難易度が激減するので避けたかった気持ちは分かる
だがゲームとしては見えるようにするべきだった
開発者としては言葉で説明せずともアルゴリズムルームに入れば視覚的にプログラムを理解できると踏んだのかもしれないが、先に述べた諸々の理由によりかえって理解し辛い物になっている
コードを直接編集するのもアルゴリズムルーム内で書き換えるのもプレイヤーからしてみれば違いが感じられない

Act 3で画面内のオブジェクトの名前やアルゴリズムルーム内のコードを視覚化できるアイテムを手に入れるのだが、それで表示されるのはアルファベットで綴られた単語等ではなくアルファベットを置き換えた独自の記号で綴られた単語が表示される
これはとある暗号を解けば普通にアルファベットで表示されるようになるらしいのだが、問題はそれを解かなくても先に進めてしまうことだ
らしいというのは自分はそこを飛ばしてしまいその後苦労したからで、そのことは指摘されるまで気付かなかった
これを解いておかないと一部の問題やアルゴリズムルーム内の表記まで記号になるので大きなハンデになる
真っ当に導線を考えるなら強制的に解かなくてはいけない問題にするべきだった

アイテムにしても名前から効果を推測させる形式で基本的には説明が無い
また普通にプレイしている分には1回しか使われない、もしくは進め方によっては1回も使われないアイテムがあるのもどうかと思う

アイデアは本当に良いと思うのだが、とにかくゲームへの落とし込みがダメダメすぎる
プレイヤーの知識や想像力にゲーム性や導線を委ねすぎていてプレイヤーへの配慮といった物があまり感じられない
あらゆる物事を改変できることもウリなのだとは思うが、もっとプレイヤーを楽しませることを熟考するべきだった
これではアイデアだけ提示して「これ面白いでしょ」と言っているようなものだ
だけどここまでがっつりとプログラムのコードと対峙させられるゲームはなかなか無いと思うので覚悟できる人はやってみてもいいかもしれない

以下ネタバレ(Spoiler)
通常エンディングの後のAct6が存在する
別フォルダにSecretRoom.luaという暗号化されたファイルが存在する(復号化の鍵は自分も知らない、分かったら教えてほしい)
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記録時間: 5.7 時間
投稿日: 2015年1月8日
何度も同じ敵倒してアイテム選別してスキルツリーに頭を悩ます
そんないわゆるハクスラではなく、敵や仕掛け、果ては世界を
ハッキングしてその記述を改竄することで障害を排除するADVゲー

敵を書き換えて攻撃力ゼロにしてやったり、倉庫番的なパズルで
押したらマイナス方向に移動するようにして「引く」を実現したり、
自分の所属陣営を書き換えて敵にスルーされるようにしむけたり、
中盤まではテーマをうまく料理しててけっこう楽しめる

ただ終盤あらゆる物をハッキングできるアイテムが登場すると、
多層構造のluaスクリプトを望む形に改変する必要に迫られる

結果やる操作がたった一箇所TrueをFalseに変えるだけだとしても
目的の部分を探し当てるにはそれ以外の部分にぼんやりとでも
この辺は関係ないとこだなと理解が及ばないといけないわけで、
他人の書いた構文解読して修正するってデバグ作業じゃねーか

よいこの論理ドリル(初級)みたいな内容は万人向けとは言い難いが
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記録時間: 9.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月29日
Do not buy this game. This is not the programming game you want to buy. It is not worth the money, and it is not currently, by my standards, a finished puzzle game, much less one that teaches any reasonable amount of programming.

It is a beautiful idea for a game, and a very clever title for the idea. But this game does not live up to the beauty of its idea. If you must buy it, wait for the game that purports to teach programming to at least be itself adequately programmed. That is not the game that is available right now.

Hack 'n' Slash is a game in which you swing your USB sword to, instead of slaying things, set their hit points to 0. I can offer no higher praise for the integration of the "hacking" in the game for the first few minutes of gameplay. Instead of attacking the turtle, you hack its allegiance so it becomes your ally. Instead of finding the right order of blocks to push for a block pushing puzzle, you simply hack the number of remaining pushes allowed for one block. Reprogramming the movement of the guards was hilarious.

Then, just as quickly as the fun begins, the clever puzzle design disintegrates.

The coding is still painfully inaccessible and unserviceable—if you're a programmer, it's boring and tedious for no apparent reason, and if you're not a programmer, there's no chance you'll really even understand the puzzle as it's presented. As an experienced programmer, putting together the clues using detailed understanding of how programming generally works got me through the "programming puzzles", but left me painfully frustrated by how obtuse they were guaranteed to be for someone who didn't automatically know that "HackBlock 1" is probably the same in-game object as "blocks[1]". I see no reason to relate a red letter 'a' directly to a red diamond symbol other than educated guesswork. A game which requires trial and error is fine, but a game that requires too much backtracking between trials and crashes when you don't know what you're doing is not a game that encourages learning.

The most frustrating thing for me was when I immediately saw the solution the programmers intended, but also that there were far more obvious and trivial solutions. Let's take a hypothetical locked gate as an example: if instead of entering the prescribed password, you simply toggled some output value from "false" to "true," you might bypass the intended lesson entirely. Not only are the puzzles poorly thought out, they don't even enforce the intended lesson. I can't imagine anything other than inexperienced players blundering their way through the "puzzles."

The game crashes when the built-in LUA interpreter falls apart, because instead of being a sandboxed interpreter, the game runs code you throw at it natively, and I wouldn't be surprised if the game was a legitimate security vulnerability for getting admin access to the local machine. What's worse, the programming conventions used are distracting, if not outright confusing. The variables that are useful to hack aren't even always next to the lines of code they relate to, requiring mundane back calculation or walking around to find the right variable.

Imagine if a game that wasn't about programming presented these qualities: for instance, you found yourself in a hallway with five switches, and the purpose of the switches only marginally explained to you. There is absolutely no feedback to tell you what each switch does, unless you've solved the puzzle, or unknowingly triggered a fail state. What's worse, these fail states cause you to lose any forward progress made not only on the current 5-switch puzzle, but also the 3-switch puzzles that you've managed to solve in the same hallway. This is not what I consider a good puzzle game, but it is exactly the sort of scenario Hack 'n' Slash unforgivingly drops players into. Where traditional games undergo thorough testing to prevent the player from causing crashes, Hack 'n' Slash markets the total (and completely unnecessary) instability of the game as a feature. Can you imagine an point and click adventure game that crashed when you used the wrong item on the wrong target? How is this fun for the player? Why aren't they simply preventing unnecessary modifications, and adding iteration limits and variable scopes to prevent accidents? The puzzles are poorly designed, and just aren't fun.

And now for the rest of the game. As adventure games go, this game feels incomplete: shoddy collision detection make movement a confusing dance, total lack of information on what can and can't be done makes even thinking about solutions total guesswork.Traditional adventure games leave a trail of breadcrumbs to lead you along, and a useful assistant who makes sure the player is at least going in the right direction. Not so in this half-done game. Between acts the player is expected to know where they should romp for five minutes to get to the next destination, and while this could be "part of the puzzle" in some twisted logic the latter half of the game is a series of tedious activities: wander until you reach the next scripted destination, randomly permute code until success. Nothing is named in a useful fashion, nothing is provided, and the game gives you more ways to cause a crash than it does any meaningful direction towards a smart solution. There's invariably way too much information available as "clues," and the player has no idea what's useful and what's just there because the programmers thought it would be cool. I spend so much time wading through unnecessary details for reasons I don't understand to solve puzzles that aren't even intellectually challenging so much as they are a series of inside jokes. The final puzzles aren't so much arcane wizardry as they are exercises in variable tweaking, and there's not even any guide to explain which variables should really be tweaked to start with. Behaviors not explained before or after a particular puzzle are used and so players shouldn't even know to try the things the developers expect us to know.

As someone who actually studied computer science, incidentally, I'm disappointed by what the game refers to as algorithms. None of the implementations are meaningfully quantifiable algorithms. This is what most saddens me, to be honest: there are so many beautiful, challenging, and meaningful problems in computer science that programming games could explore and teach. Even the final chapter of the game, purported to be a legitimate programming challenge with actual security applications, boils down to a series of password reading tricks used earlier, or the mundane "wander, hack, permute" process. I was hoping to maybe see some binary search, or some loop iteration, or even just simple mathematics to inject actual challenge into the game, but instead found myself going through the exact motions I go through when debugging ugly, poorly written code. "If x ==y continue" tells me nothing about how many lines are actually part of the if statement, by the way. LUA probably wouldn't have been my first choice as a language for making the code readable to nonprogrammers. Might have been smarter to create a simpler, if still Turing complete domain specific version of LUA that doesn't throw unfamiliar terms like jump statements and closure operations. I'm saddened by the possibility that LUA was chosen not because it's a beautiful, educational language but because it made executing user code easy (and highly destructive and universe-collapsing). I spent more time shaking my head at the programming choices than solving the puzzles, and even more time wondering why Double Fine failed to even make the non-programming parts of the game enjoyable. It plays like a very promising alpha, which would be encouraging, if the game wasn't being marketed as a full release.

This is not a programming game. This is not a well-programmed game. And what's worse, this is not even a good game. I'd save your money if I were you.
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A very interesting concept, but I see several issues with this game.

Cons:
* It's absolutely NOT recommended for people with no programming/algorithmics knowledge. The first half of the game should be doable by almost anyone, but as soon as actual code is shown and modifiable (end of Act 4 and all of Act 5), it can be overwhelming.
* The code you can hack is displayed in a very hard to understand way. I heard it's based on the game's Lua bytecode. Why not let people see/modify the source code instead? Bytecode is not meant to be read by humans.
You can see the code as text, or there is a sort of visual representation with machines and crystals, but it's just too confusing. As a professional programmer, I grasped most of it, but I think most people won't.
* The graphics look mostly bad. The characters are OK but the backgrounds... The level design is meh, with many useless paths and dead ends.
* The music is forgettable
* A bit on the short side, with low replay value unless you just want to test how far you can go with the hacking. But then why not program your own game instead?
* The ending is surprising but weird, nonsensical and abrupt to me.

Pros:
* Awesome base concept
* Some of the puzzles are quite cleverly made
* The "Double Fine touch" is here, with quirky characters and dialogs, but it's a bit weak. Psychonauts is way better in that regard.
* It's challenging for your brain for those who like that.

Not really a pro nor a con:
* Near the end I think I skipped an important scene completely with hacking. That's pretty cool but I'm missing part of the story!
* It's only in English. I didn't really mind even though I'm French, but some people will. I think it would be really hard to translate such a game anyway (all the game's variables and functions would have to be translated)

Conclusion:
If you are a programming junkie, a bit curious, or just want to challenge your brain, buy this game when it gets cheaper. Otherwise I think it will just be a frustrating experience and you will not enjoy it.
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投稿日: 2015年11月1日
Recommended for programmers/tinkerers. Others will probably be confused and disappointed. This review itself will likely not make that much sense to the latter group.

It's in the current Humble Bundle Weekly at the $1 tier (ends 2015-11-5). Worth it at that price for sure.

This is not a "programming" game (like TIS-100, SpaceChem, Human Resource Machine, etc). It is a "hacking" game.

It is definitely not a "Hack and Slash" game as it may seem to be at first glance. There is very little of anything resembling a normal game here, although it has a vaguely Zelda-esque facade.

As a minor connoisseur of sorts when it comes to programming/hacking games, I'm not aware of any other game that has done what HnS has (Edit: The more recently released Else Heart.Break() seems to do something similar, but I haven't played it yet).

The title is more of a proof of concept than a fully featured game. Not really a surprise at this point coming from Double Fine. But the proof of concept alone should be worth the price of admission and the time for those interested in this sort of thing.

Most of the game is written in Lua (a very common game scripting language). The game (gradually) exposes the ability to modify itself, but only to a limited extent. You start off being able to only modify some instance variables of certain entities (and later a handful of game instance globals, if you can find them). Eventually you gain the ability to examine the code of just about everything, but you can only modify constants (including the names of called functions in some cases). You can also swap a few operators.

Although that sounds like a lot of power, there is actually fairly little you can do that is interesting or useful. The majority of the "puzzles" reduce to finding the right variable or operator to alter in typically fairly mundane ways (e.g. flip a bool, comparison operator, make a number very large or very small). That's not all that surprising considering how difficult it is to accomplish something more meaningful from a gameplay perspective in this kind of system. But what is there is reasonably fun/amusing. And thankfully it doesn't grow old because the game is quite short.

Typically hackable entities can be "hacked" (have their state/instance vars altered) by attacking them with a weapon. Later in the game, you gain the ability to hack into a larger variety of entities by actually modifying the code (again, only specific parts of the code). This is done in an unusual, noteworthy fashion:

Instead of simply editing the code text/values directly, a visual/spatial representation of the code is created in which you can walk around and modify particular constants and operators.

Strangely, when the game shows you the Lua code, it doesn't actually show you the raw code. Instead, it displays it in a rather strange, awkward syntax that actually makes it more obfuscated than it is in the original Lua (for a typical programmer, at least). I guess it could be said that this better immerses already experienced programmers, forcing them to "learn" the system even if they already know Lua.

Near the end of the game, you also gain the ability to browse the entire(?) lua game source. This is represented as a library in game, where each level of the library is a directory, and staircases are the means for directory traversal. Individual files are books on a bookshelf that can be stored in your inventory for direct hacking later. Again, despite how much power this seemingly conveys, the actual usefulness of this is quite limited. But it's a cool experiment.
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投稿日: 2014年9月23日
Does this game have a brilliant concept?

Yes.

Is this game enjoyable for the general public?

Eh.

It's quite special for a developer to get an idea that rubs down to: Hey, isn't it fun to let players alter the game the way they like and hack almost anything?

But, somewhere down the line of production, I guess they forgot to realize how user-unfriendly this game can get beyond Act 4. It's not puzzle, oh no, not your every day 'explore-and-find-clues' puzzle, it's a confusing, excrusiatingly painful coding experience.

Worst of all, this game -crashes-, and by that I mean ALL the time. Any event where you mess up on either hacking things, digging into Algorithm, you have the potential to slam into different kind of bugs that the developer didn't iron out. If you hit too many bugs, it wouldn't even allow you to go back to your previous setting (An item in game that basically rewind what you do), forcing you to shut down the game and restart.

Option menu is totally devoided of any options other than choosing fullscreen/window mode, as well as sound. Where is the graphic options?

All around, it's a game with potential, but is underdeveloped. It's baffling that this game can even win an indie game award with the state it currently is in.
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Hack n' Slash is in early access, but it is magnificent already.

Bugs are present, so if that bothers you, you may want to steer clear until v1.0. I havent come across anything game breaking, but I have encountered a few instances of the game freezing or inventory scrambling. Regardless of this, I have really enjoyed my playthrough so far.

If you're the least bit interested in this games mechanics and can handle a few minor hiccups, I'd say go for it.
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投稿日: 2015年1月9日
Disclaimer: My programming knowledge is almost zero, except for easy stuff like a bit of html, some BASIC from 20 years ago and some understanding of general programming logic. I've played the game until act 4, after a set of 3 easier puzzles that were quickly followed by puzzles incomprehensible to me, no matter how hard I tried.

Overview: Hack 'n' Slash is a puzzle game with a small share of action. The puzzles are all related to programming, starting with simple stuff anyone should be able to sort out, but rapidly escalating to puzzles that require solid programming knowledge. You control a girl with her sprite friend and they collect tools that help you with the hacking, while trying to ultimately defeat an evil wizard.

Pros:
  • Awesome concept
  • Cute graphics
  • Interesting puzzles (as far as I was able to solve them, anyway)
  • The puzzles starting in the act 4 seem great, too--even better, actually-- if you're able to understand them, that is
  • Funny characters and dialogues (but nothing special or memorable)
  • Probably a good programming training session (but I'm just guessing)

Cons:
  • Almost no tutorial when the hacking gets really hard--if they had taken their time to make a great tutorial, it would probably be playable by everyone, but it isn't
  • Requires solid programming knowledge and it really should be written in huge letters somewhere in the store page--since it's not, it feels like they're trying to fool people into buying a game they won't be able to play
  • Action part of the game is clumsy, boring, and totally unnecessary
  • Although there's controller support, it sucks--stick to your keyboard
  • Music is a bit annoying, even when you haven't reprogrammed the game speed

Bought on: I got it as a Christmas gift from Sweetheart Gamer! Thank you, despite everything. Sorry to rate a gift with thumbs down (again, but fair is fair). Well, if you care to know, it's been as cheap as US$ 4.54 (R$ 8,83) on Steam.

Verdict: If you can't program (lua, I guess), STAY AWAY! You won't learn it in this game. You might get through acts 2 and 3, but you'll be stuck on act 4, and I'm 100% sure of that. And starting a game you won't be able to complete without a guide is more frustrating than not even trying. Well, if you are familiar with programming, lua, and all that stuff, then you'll probably enjoy it, despite its other minor flaws. So it's a thumbs down for most people, thumbs up for a few others.

Similar games: If you ended up on this game while looking for something similar to the classic 2D Zelda, you should try Ittle Dew, for both Ittle Dew and Hack 'n' Slash have the same sense of humor, graphics have their similarities--only Ittle Dew doesn't require you to know how to program.
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