Developer Team Shifty Publisher Tinybuild Games Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release 2017
“An all-new kind of action game” trumpets Mr
Shifty’s Steam page, a fittingly dishonest description for a game that could hardly be more
Hotline Miami if it tried. As the eponymous hero, you’re asked to break into a secure facility using your teleportation powers to take out security goons on each floor. One shot is enough to kill you, but you’re comfortably capable of taking immediate evasive action: dodging bullets, blinking behind assailants and locked doors, throwing enemies through windows and into one another and slowing time when things are looking particularly hairy. Its inky comic-book shadows aside, this is lighter fare than Dennaton’s murky thriller, with a cartoonish edge to the violence: the metallic clang as a thrown pipe connects with an enemy skull will make you grin rather than wince.