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Hypnospace Outlaw

Publisher: No More Robots

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • Games like this one are a challenge to review since they’re so consumed with satisfying a central hook that they risk your enjoyment on whether it may appeal to any given gamer. If you’re like me and grew up in the frontier days of the web, listening to the screeches of your modem connecting and waiting a few minutes at times just to download a simple image, you’re squarely in Outlaw’s sights as a potential fan. The game’s very authentically recreated backdrop of the early web, complete with the under construction signs, dead ends, and bad music and stock images, is what will either drive you to keep going or roll your eyes right out of the gate. Your goal is to work as a sort of virtual deputy, scouring the many pages of the mundane, silly, and outright weird for violations of various kinds in pursuit of advancing the general story. As has always been the case, most of what’s out there are rabbit holes, and if you’re less interested in reaching the finish line than just basking in the absurdity of what the old school internet had to offer you’re far more likely to enjoy yourself. Since there’s a demo available I’d definitely recommend giving it a spin first to see if you’re in on the joke or not. I can’t help but see it as being a very polarizing experience dependent on your exposure to and love for those early days.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.9]

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