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Make sure you don't spoil much about Hotline Miami, it's a really interesting game. Do make sure you know what you're getting with the gameplay, though, it's really weird and hard to grasp for some people.
Sorry, just came back from dinner. From the minute or two I watched on youtube, it seems to look like the original GTA games. At least from a gameplay perspective.
Does it also have a decent story, or is there just some interesting variations in the gameplay that are best experienced firsthand?
My bad, didn't realize you posted about it until just now. It's really not like the old GTAs, closer to Smash TV as far as controls and such go. Twin sticks. Way it works is, you die in one or two hits, but so does every enemy barring bosses. You choose a mask, which gives you a specific ability - take more hits, move faster, thrown weapons kill instantly, etc. - then try to wipe out everyone in the level. You'll die a lot and there's no real penalty beyond a drop in your score based on time. You can use melee weapons, guns, thrown weapons, doors, and even throw your regular weapons to kill.
Story's really interesting and very abstract, but it's told mostly through gameplay with just a few dialogue scenes. Really gotta experience it yourself.
Here are a few, though I don't think all counts as Indie:
Thomas Was Alone (puzzle platformer) Eufloria (RTS) From Dust (RTS? puzzle?) Stacking (adventure/puzzle) Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (puzzle platformer) Tokyo Jungle (arcade/survival) Sideway New York (platformer)
I'm sure it's not Indie but I like anything Pixeljunk.
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