Some years back, Rockstar released the game 'Manhunt' on an unsuspecting world, scarring many people for life. Now, more than a decade on, I think it's time that we look back on that game and try to analyze its impact on the culture at large. How will I accomplish this? […]
HIGH Playing as a woman of color and exploring issues of motherhood.
LOW The opening sequence presents forced, arbitrary choices.
WTF Who knew a vice grip could double as handcuffs?
Third Time's Charmless
HIGH 'No Mercy' mode blazing away on a console at 60FPS.
LOW The campaigns still aren't listed in the correct order.
WTF I just found out only the last section of each chapter is required. Huge timesaver on the third time through.
I Don't See How That's a Party
HIGH When the school transforms in the late chapters.
LOW "Now Loading" okay so can I "Now Loading" but I just want to "Now Loading"
WTF What is the weird obsession with peeing?
Going Through the Motions, Machete in Hand
HIGH The episode ends on a tense cliffhanger.
LOW Missing a button in a QTE and doing a long sequence over again.
WTF Zombies in the water? Isn't there some kind of rule about that?
Driving in the wrong direction
HIGH "What the? This is my power bill!"
LOW Superbosses get their life back if I die, but I don't get my resources back.
WTF I'm collecting all this gasoline and I can't make more molotovs?
HIGH Rejoice! A scary game that's actually scary.
LOW The audio sometimes lacks crispness and precision
WTF Connecting some far-apart dots is necessary for story fulfillment
Free? No, it was $20.
HIGH The voicework and conversations feel natural.
LOW I know you were possessed, but you wanna hear about my birthday cake?
WTF Why does everyone keep saying "this one"? Who says that?
Wait for the leech!
HIGH Line shotgun up with zombie head. Pull trigger. Spectacular.
LOW Inventory management is like playing musical chairs.
WTF 'Did you kill twenty-three people? I'm not going to judge you.'
Actually, DO Go in There
HIGH Getting everyone out alive. Narrow second-place: getting everyone killed.
LOW Having a character die to the not-great combat QTEs.
WTF We can't make these recaps skippable?