The lights are on
At first I didn't know what to think of Hotline Miami. I was frustrated at times, and completely enraptured at others. It started as a mixed bag of an amazing presentation mixed with unfamiliar design. Once the game took hold of me, it never let go. The incredible sound design, the strange, disorienting visuals, and the absurd amount of ultra-violence melded together to create, for me, an unforgettable experience, all culminating to a quiet and logical finale. If I could have any complaints it would be the lack of much variety . That is merely an annoyance however, and should not dissuade anyone from playing this absolutely engrossing and disturbing experience.
This is my first review, so keep that in mind when criticizing.