[PlayStation 4] SUPERHOT Review
SUPERHOT is an interesting FPS game with a unique premise – the world does not move until you do. Learn more about if this is a good thing or a bad thing in our SUPERHOT review!
SUPERHOT was funded on Kickstarter way back in 2014, securing over $250,000 from more than 11,000 backers. After releasing for other platforms, the game is now finally available on PlayStation, along with a PS VR version we’ll be reviewing separately. The game has a minimalist look, with a ton of white all around you, black for guns and red for enemies and the deadly bullets they send your way.
The game’s controls are easy to understand, but the game itself does take a bit of trial and error before you can get used to how it does things. You move around with the left analog stick, and aim with the right analog stick. As I mentioned before, the world only moves when you move, so you can take your time to evaluate the best course of action for each particular situation. When you need to shoot at enemies, you can use the R2 button to take care of that. If you run out of bullets, you can throw your weapon with the Circle button, and then melee your way out of a sticky situation with the X button. If you need to quickly get out of the way of danger, you can press the L2 button to jump.
SUPERHOT will slowly ease you into things by presenting small vignettes of gameplay where you’ll learn the basics of the game. Slow and steady wins the race! As you play the game, you’ll run into spots where the program crashes, and you’re kicked out… because you’re playing a cracked version of the game, at least as far as the in-game lore goes. SUPERHOT is basically a game about playing a game. These small vignettes of gameplay will allow you to get a good feel about the main premise of the game, and by the time a new gameplay mechanic is introduced, you’ll be hooked.
There’s a full trophy list with a Platinum if you’re up for the challenge. You’ll need to be very good at speedrunning, kill a ton of Red Dudes in endless mode, kill may Red Dudes with all the available weapons, doing some secret stuff here and there and, of course, finishing the game itself. It’s a good list with what at first seem to be no missable trophies, but we’ll have to see about that!
SUPERHOT is a great indie release on PS4. The game is highly addictive, and it will keep you playing until the end with its “just one more” draw. It took a handful of gameplay sections for things to “click” for me, but once it did, I couldn’t put the controller down until the credits rolled. And once that happens, you’ll unlock Endless mode and Challenges, which will test your skills to see if you’ve really learned everything there is to know about SUPERHOT.
This Superhot review is based on a PS4 copy provided by SUPERHOT team.