SUPERHOT is an oddly fun game that revolves entirely around its core mechanic and it’s honestly one of the most fun FPS games I have played. The gameplay is straightforward, yet it can be a little challenging at times and most of all, fun. Superhot has that feel that makes you want more when you are done playing and has some of the most innovative gameplay I have seen in an FPS in some time.
Pros and Cons
- Fun gameplay where time only moves when you move
- Destructible objects make for some fun ways to beat the levels
- Simplistic white graphics that give you a feeling of unease
- Price too high when looking at the amount of content that it provides
Pretty much every game I play has a story to it, even games whose story is not really the main focus. But in the case with SUPERHOT, however, it has no story. There is dialog in the game between the levels you play but they don’t exactly really tell a story to you. So, while it is there, I can’t say anything about it, nor really talk about it in any meaningful way.
I do like the fourth wall breaks it does have, it makes you feel like you are in a program of some kind. So, I suppose that is part of the story there but that’s all, nothing to really say on this part, you will mainly stick to the gameplay, as that is the bread and butter for SUPERHOT.
I can summarize SUPERHOT as a first-person shooter with puzzle-solving elements. The most interesting thing this game has over other shooters is that time moves when you move. In other words, it’s stopped, and you can get a better aim at your surroundings. There are guns and other weapons you can pick up and use to take out your enemies. You can throw them to stun enemies to grab their guns, which you will want to use as they are the best ways of taking out enemies. There is even a feature where you can switch bodies with someone which I loved.
You will have to be careful though, as you can die in one hit, so you won’t have any regenerating health. You need to rely on your reflexes. This makes the game a bit difficult on occasions and it’s something that I do like, a good challenge.
Although SUPERHOT does have one issue that is worth mentioning and that’s the price. SUPERHOT is priced at 34.99 CDN and that is way too high for the amount of content the game itself provides. It will only take you two hours to beat at most and it does have a replay factor to it, but it’s not enough to make it justifiable for the price.
Graphics and Performance
SUPERHOT ran perfectly fine for me, I had no issues playing the game and you won’t need a super strong computer to play it either. I tested the game on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor 3.50, and 16 GB of RAM. The graphics are mostly white, the guns are black, and the enemies are all red.
There is not a whole lot for me to say on this game, as it’s nothing too deep to grasp and that is fine an' all. SUPERHOT is short and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s fun and it will certainly give you an enjoyable time.
However, as mentioned before, it’s best to get this game on sale. At 34.99 CDN I could be getting a game that is more suitable. You wanna know what games you could get around that price? Yakuza 0, Sid Meier’s Civilization V, and if you have a few extra bucks to spare Devil May Cry HD Collection or DMC 5 is around that price too. I recommend waiting for SUPERHOT to go on sale and wouldn't pay more than ten dollars for this title.