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Breaking The Code

I don’t really play games like Hacknet but to be honest the Labyrinths expansion to the original game really caught my eye it’s been out for a while now (2017) but I decided to check it out.

Availability & Install

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

It’s an expansion to the original game so you need that first so its PC only but it’s not hard to get either as you can get it from Steam. It’s not too expensive either I am not sure what engine this the original game is made in but it still looks great no matter what it has been built in and that is quite an achievement considering and it feels very computer like.

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

Gameplay

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

From the title Hacknet is a hacking title a few of these of these have been released now in this one you play a hacker who has come across an automated email set up by another hacker by the name of Bit and he was murdered and Bit wants you to investigate it. The story is actually well thought out as you proceed through it and discover what happened.

Learning Curve

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

Hacknet has a steep-ish learning curve making it really important to read everything properly and correctly understanding it and aslo being able to type quickly really helps on the harder missions where you need to do multiple commands at the same time but its still fun and i did not really get fed up or wanting to rage quit.

It does however deserve a rage quit caution as it does get close at tines as a few assignments are rock solid in terms of difficulty this is partly because it looks like it has adaptive system its not the first game to do it alot of other games do the same thing.

Replayablity

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

This is like a lot of titles there is not much of Replay-ability here but you can go back and replay assignments you did not complete and thats cool but apart from that there is not a lot else to do.

Graphics

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

Pretty much throwing back to what I said earlier this DLC is really well put together and you actually feel like you are in a operating system enviroment and the boot screens and command prompts are so realistic its like booting into Raspberry PI or a distrubtion of Linux its just brilliant and its nice to see that.

Requirements

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

Hacknet and Labyrinths requirements are a little exaggerated but there is a lot of steam titles that are but of course some are not and after fiddling for about 5 min I even got this running on the X220i so its possible to play on a number of systems which is good.

In closing

, Breaking The Code, Tim Salt Writes

Is Hacknet with this expansion worth it well yes I think so it’s great to kill a few hours and as the game always supported save states you can come back to it.

Obviously the difficulty May put some people off but I don’t think the difficulty should put anyone off because once you have learnt the basics its more challenging than anything.

Until next time Tim

Until next time Tim

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