Hotline Miami: A Grotesquely Beautiful Critique on Violence Entertainment

Hotline Miami wants you to hurt people.

With its over saturated neon colors aesthetic and ambient synth rock, Dennaton Games title wants you to think of violent action flicks such as Scarface and Drive, films rebelling against their own perceived places in the world with blood, guns and brutality. It’s 1989, a time of VHS cassettes and answering machines.  When you check yours, you’re given a cryptic message with a location and a time.  You’re going there to kill everyone.

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