You run, you shoot … and now you also dodge! Forward, sideways or even backwards. It does not matter in order to avoid the wild attacks of that horde of killer robots that will not give you a second of truce. They attack from all fronts and simultaneou
sly with missiles, shrapnel, electric beams, blades … and whatever it is that allows them to annihilate you. It is his only goal in the video game. Our? Survive such cybernetic carnage while we put an end to a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the l
ast bastion of humanity in this futuristic world dominated by machines. A mere excuse, unoriginal and lack of emotion, but enough to entertain us during the nearly six hoursthat can take us to complete this challenging action adventure that is enjoyed, really, when betting on its higher levels of difficulty. The challenge is worth it!
Alone in the face of danger, facing death face to face like the great heroes of the nineties, Hard Reset Redux is one of the best and funniest examples of frantic action heiressed by classics such as Quake, Duke Nukem or Doom. It is a festival of shots, explosions an
Although a priori we only have two types of weapons , one based on ballistic fire and another on energy, the fact is that Hard Reset does not leave any of the typical weapons in this class of video games: shotguns, rocket launchers, assault rifles, plasma rays, electric shoc
ks, mines, incendiary grenades … as we advance in the game the arsenal will grow with new combat tools that we will unlock and even improve thanks to the use of NANO energy , which we will find hidden in the scenarios or among the remains of the killed enemies.
The options are somewhat limited, yes, but enough to mold at will the abilities of Commander Fletcher , who may specialize in the use of certain weapons against others, as well as improve their resistance to damage, the maximum level of health, or the
speed with which it regenerates the shields among others. This is not the differentiating aspect of Hard Reset, however, compared to
other titles of the style. It is, and in what way, our ability to use the environment as one more weapon . You can bust practically everything! What you already imagine offers great tactical advantages against enemies who always attack en masse.
Battles in Hard Reset are pure spectacle thanks to the level of destruction that can be achieved in each scenario
Cars that explode in a thousand pieces, explosive barrels, energy deposits that will throw rays right and left, containers that will emit electromagnetic pulses capable of frying, even for a few moments, the circuits of the robots … the battles in Hard Reset are p
Do not expect to imitate Lo Wang in this futuristic world. Although the sword is good to clean some areas, its utility is quite limited because the enemies are much stronger than the demons of Shadow Warrior, in addition to practically all shoot or explode when they die. There are also no combinations or special movements based on the use of the katana.
You hit and period. That is not bad … but do not expect great things either. And speaking of novelties, this Redux edition also adds the additional levels of the Exile expansion series, which takes the action to the outskirts of the city of Beozar, where we will encounter new enemies and scenarios of very different aesthetics.
Each level also receives
small touches that speed up the pace of action, modifying for example the location of enemies, which are now better distributed. Unfortunately, al
though there are some additions such as cybernetic zombies, the truth is that we continue to miss more variety of enemies; more rivals that force us to change our combat strategy. And the same could be said for the bosses . These battles are so epic in the higher levels of difficulty, that we would have loved to run into some more.
In the end this causes that at specific moments of the game, since practically everything consists of advancing and hitting shots, it becomes somewhat repetitive. Not to the point of being serious, or even a problem, but enough to pale before other games of the style, such as the most recent Doom
. The good news for the players of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is that Hard Reset Redux works quite well on both platforms, both visually and especially in its control system. We were afraid, given the frenetism with which their action moves, that the shootings did not respo
nd well to the command. Not the case, although anyone who has enjoyed the original PC will have to get used to it. Also to the fluidity with which everything works. In compatible the speed at which it moves is insane … and then in console notes that it is not so fast, but enough to enjoy their shootings. Also without slowdowns despite the chaos that is generated at specific moments of the game.