a little intro to my Hotline Miami review. you can read the full text over here at PixelJudge.
There are no clean escapes in Hotline Miami. There is nothing clean at all about Dennotan’s vision of Miami, in fact. Even through the typically detached, low resolution, top down perspective, it contains some of the most gruesome depictions of violence I’ve witnessed. Every building you enter you will turn into a House of Sadism. Hotline Miami is filled with exactly the sort of brutality that critics of the medium associate with our “amoral culture”. In fact, Hotline Miami goes so far to encourage it.