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The premise of Hacknet and my preexisting interest in the idea of a UNIX-based hacking sim had me going into this excited and hopeful. The quality gameplay and sense of reward from figuring things out kept me playing hours on end, and excited to tell others how cool of a game this was. Check it out.
By and large it is much of the same thing for ten hours, and that's the irony of Hacknet; doing repeatedly something you've probably never done before. Play it because it's different, play it because it's a far cry from anything you're likely to in the coming months.
Hacknet is a rare mixture of gameplay and story. At first, You think there is no way that this game could have a great story but developers will prove you wrong. In addition the gameplay of Hacknet is enjoyable. After finishing the game, You will think that you are a real hacker and developers did a fantastic job to make you feel that way. You have to play and enjoy Hacknet.
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Hacknet is a beautiful example of compelling non-linear storytelling. While it is still a game about hacking, it is far more about solving the mystery around Bit's death using the tools he (she?) has given you. Combining an enthralling story with a truly impressive learning curve and a stellar soundtrack, Hacknet is definitely something special.
All in all, this was a game that, after expecting little more than an entertaining diversion, turned out to be so much more. A minimalistic aesthetic, awesomely satisfying gameplay and an unexpectedly gripping and mysterious narrative work together to create something truly brilliant in Hacknet.