Earlier this week I took advantage of a special deal when you prepay for the monthly Humble Bundle. I figured it would be a great way to get some new games, save money and feel good because of Humble’s charitable focus.
What I did not expect was to play a game that would remind me not to have insane 4 hour-plus gaming sessions because I am 46 and tendinitis is still a thing.
You see I started playing this game I got, called Mr. Shifty. I have to admit I never heard of it before. It is made by TinyBuild and I found out it was released this April on multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch.
Part of the game feels like Hotline Miami in that you go into rooms, kill bad guys and move on. If you die, you restart at the last checkpoint. You never run out of lives. At the end of the stage, you’ll see how long the stage took you and how many lives you used.
So like I said, I just thought I’d give it a shot and started playing right around 8:45 last night. When I looked at the clock again, I was 16 stages in and it was 1:30 AM. Yes I suck at games, but boy was that fun. What isn’t fun is the fact that my right thumb hurts and my left thumb has a callous.
But I had a blast. Give the game a shot and ignore the metacritic 66% score. I really enjoyed it.