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The game is low on frills, but high on excitement. As I noted earlier, in today’s age of tense storylines and dreamy graphics, it’s tough to make something compelling, but for me, this was a great experience. The whiny, petulant part of me would have loved a simpler stage or two, but it is truly difficult not to appreciate it as-is. Well done, Mr Cavanagh. I dislike you very, very much.
Super Hexagon distills action gaming down to the very essentials, resulting in an incredible example of how effective games can be at their most rudimentary and visceral. It’s wholly reactive, reflex-centric gameplay, almost akin to something as old-school as Pong. That is, if Pong were intensely difficult and set to techno.
The result is an experience caught perpetually somewhere between hypnotic and infuriating, which teaches you to appreciate all the “little wins” that occur as you game.