Mr Shifty

De­vel­oper Team Shifty Pub­lisher Tiny­build Games For­mat PC, PS4, Xbox One Re­lease 2017

EDGE - - DISPATCHES PERSPECTIVE -

“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.

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