While it may be hard to believe, there’s a dedicated subset of the gaming community that takes great enjoyment in the challenge of completing or (even crazier) trying to speedrun titles that are deliberately difficult. I’m not talking in a “Souls-like” or Super Meatboy kind of way either, these have control schemes that on their surface are devilishly simple, it’s just that execution with them can be a nightmare. Joining the likes of titles like QWOP, Hoplegs uses the 4 buttons to trigger an appendage in each representative direction. Your goal is to use those in combination with an ability to build circular momentum to conquer what would be quite ordinary and even sometimes simple platforming challenges… and it can be infuriating to say the least. If you and some friends like to suffer together you can up the chaos significantly. Absolutely not for everyone, but for the right person it may be a perfect challenge.
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