From the first glance it is easy to see where Titan Souls’ developer, Acid Nerve, took their inspiration. Their newest title, Titan Souls, borrows heavily from games such as Shadow of the Colossus and Dark Souls, but never deliverers the same level of reward. Titan Souls requires quick reflexes and great patience, although few will actually enjoy the journey.
When an indie title hits on the kind of success that Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami found upon its initial release, expectations are bound to be high for its successor. Unfortunately Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has a bit of a tall order to deliver upon from the get-go in this regard, and, in some ways, is unable to make the grade on the years of hype and fanfare that followed the original .
Even in the daring realm of indie titles, few games would have the gall to be as jarring and deliberately unpleasant as Hotline Miami. An ugly game, through and through, Hotline Miami is also insanely addictive and offers loads of hardcore fun. But the glaring question is why?