(NB: I have played this game to completion in those 4 hours. No use of walkthroughs or prior knowledge. I am if anything below average at this genre of game. Draw your own conclusions.)
Hard call, this one. $5 is not a large asking price; you're getting better value for money than the quarter of a movie or most-of-a-hamburger said cash would otherwise afford you, and this game Is pretty enjoyable for the first hour or so.
Problem is, It's simply not a lot of fun after that point. You will very swiftly notice yourself running through the same room patterns again and again, not looking for new weapons after the first area because throwing away all the upgrades you've accrued thus far is a ridiculous waste and likely to get you killed. Soundtrack isn't exactly memorable, what passes for a "story" is a poorly conceived joke with no bearing on the game itself relayed in doggrel verse that's almost painful to listen to, graphics just feel amateurish...
The core ideas are fun enough that you probably won't feel cheated purchasing this. But do so only if desperate; there are better games here with more potential costing just as much or less. "Spelunky" rings a bell: If you haven't already purchased that one, there's no reason to buy this in preference.
Posted: February 20th, 2014