Puzzle Games, Short Take, Stealth Games  Comments Off on Gunpoint
Jul 082013

Status: Complete Most Intriguing Idea: Taking hacking into the realm of everyday wiring. Best Design Decision: The scrollwheel switch into electrician mode. Worst Design Decision: The equipment shop. Summary: Gunpoint is a clever game about a spy, expert in rewiring electricity wirelessly, who can jump very high and fall very far without dying. Using both positional and light/shadow stealth motifs in its 2D levels, it allows for a fairly versatile set of approaches despite the fragility of the main character and (for most of its length) his limited offensive options. The story includes enough convolution and betrayal to satisfy its espionage noir [Read more…]