Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility
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About this game
Developer: Alfa System
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Within each of us are a number of expectations about the responsible way to save the galaxy. HOLD YOUR FIRE: A GAME ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY seeks to exploit your assumptions about what it takes to be a video game hero and show how they are lacking. Will you play this game like you play other arcade shooters? Then that will likely lead to your demise. That stray bullet you shoot out of your cannon? It could lead to the loss of an innocent life and thus your own life! Play carefully and think carefully as you partake on this intergalactic adventure. This game features a single player arcade-style shooter where you try to topple the high score and a death counter so that you can keep track of the ways you die if you enjoy pain and defeat! Perhaps by playing this game you will become a responsible digital space hero!
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Credit needs to be given to Hold Your Fire for having the notion to take on trigger-happy shooter tropes, but the overall execution of the idea just makes it feel adrift. The demands on the player are high and yet the engagement feels low, giving it a feeling of tedium. Instead of using the "responsibility" aspect to force the player to try and be perfect, it might have been fun to give the player actual choices to face.
It's nearly impossible to recommend. I had a hunch that it was impossible that a developer would include this little content in a game for sale on the Wii U eShop, and I'm happy to say that it looks like my hunch was right. It's come to light that issues with my external hard drive may have resulted in me missing out on a large portion of the game.