Monday, July 3, 2023


I heard about this game when it was released back in 2016. It looked interesting but I didn't want to buy it because I wasn't entirely sure if I would like it.

7 years later, as I was looking through my game collection, I saw that I owned this game on Amazon. I am not sure how. I know I never purchased it. Now there is no excuse, and I must play this very interesting game.

I am won't dwell too much on the story. I think its pretty good, which is rare for a video game. I often do not care about video game stories, but this is a rare exception. In terms of being memorable, it's up there with Portal for me.

From a game play perspective, I don't think another game like this exists. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Considering how saturated the video game market is, this is an achievement that must be celebrated.

Time moves when you move, it is as simple as that and this idea can be used to create a lot of interesting scenarios.

Superhot is a very minimalistic game. Only the bare necessities of what makes a shooter is kept, and everything else is discarded. The color palette is very minimal as well.

There are situations where the bright flashing lights is very jarring. I do not recollect seeing an epilepsy warning, because if there was ever a game that needed it, it would be this.

Scenarios can vary between easy and super complex, requiring several retries. Despite this, the game is not very long. I think I finish it in about 4 hours.

As of this writing, Superhot is on sale at a 70% discount for $7.49. I wouldn't not recommend this game for the price. Witcher 3 is on sale for $9.99...the gameplay time to price ratio is just not lining up for me, but sometimes, it might be OK to ignore the value proposition for a game that is nothing like any other.

Verdict - It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.