Nerd Bacon is now on Flickr! Here's our chance to share awesome pictures with you guys: rare consoles, huge collections, and maybe a few other things you've never seen are in store. Visit Nerd Bacon @ Flickr now! And check back often as we continue to add new pics from our members!


Nerd Bacon is endeavoring to bring you more news than ever before! Visit our NEWS SECTION to stay up-to-date with the gaming world!


Bacon Bits

No updates in past 7 days!


Ever wanted to know what our senior members are up to in their spare time? Want to get to know our writers a little better? Then take a look at our brand new Bacon Bits: The Baconeer Blogs and see what they have to say!


MEMBERS AREA Updated August 1st.

 
Navigation by WebRing.
 
 

Random Articles

 
 

Twitch Schedule

The Watchman's Retro Weekend
Saturdays @ Noon EST

Join The Watchman every Saturday for the best retro arcade and console games.


Special Events

None at this time

Be sure to subscribe and keep watch for emails about special streams.


 

What's Shakin' at the Bacon

The WatchmanThe Watchman Owner
COO

Don't forget - This Sunday is the NerdBacon Game of the Year Awards Spectacular! - 8pm EST on Twitch.tv/nerdbacon
 

nerdberryNerdberry Owner
CEO

Hope everyone is safe during these hurricanes and wildfires! Irma and Harvey are total b-holes.
 

elder grapeVariand Owner
CIO

Framework and several plugins updated. Several issues fixed. Let me or other admins know if you find goofy stuff
 

InfiniteKnifeInfiniteKnife Twitch
Director

Thinking of doing a stream series soon. The theme: Retro games I never beat as a kid and want to try again. Thoughts?
 

Sign in to update your status
 

Recent Comments

  • TestPatient: Great album review/article! I found the album eagerly anticipating Holy Wood as well! I agree completely. It’s fantastic.……
     
  • Greedfall: They have released a new (short) teaser video on their Facebook page. The game looks absolutely stunning, let's hope that……
     
  • Nips
    Nips: Many thanks! I would be really excited to see a sequel, or even a spiritual successor that might tackle a……
     
  • Roy Hartsell: I hope Carolina Pride doesn't stop curing their bacon the way they do. Lately their bacon has gone from raw……
     
  • Roy Hartsell: My bacon is starting to burn before it gets done. Smithfield must have bought them!!!…
     
  • Nerdberry
    Nerdberry: really excellent review Papa Nips! Probably your finest review too! This game does look awesome, and the 4 vinyl soundtrack……
     
  • Marie Stone: I tried this and had a complaint about uneven slices. Some were very thick while others were very thin, within……
     
  • Åskblad: Great and objective review, I like it! I'm not very fond of the mainstream Nintendo fanboyism, however you're entirely right;……
     
 
Gunpoint – PC

Gunpoint – PC

Gunpoint_Card_4_The_SpyPlatform: PC

Developer: Suspicious Developments

Publisher: Suspicious Developments

Release Date: June 3rd, 2013

Genre: Stealth, Puzzle

Nerd Rating: 7.5 out of 10!

Gunpoint is a stealth-puzzle game that has been on my radar since I first saw Youtuber OfficialNerdCubed play it on the day of release. I finally picked up the title during the recent Steam winter sale, and I am really happy that I did so.

Now, before I begin the review, I wanted to draw attention to an important aspect to remember about Gunpoint; the game is excruciatingly short. I finished Gunpoint in two hours, and that is because I went back to certain levels in hopes of achieving a better score. I assume that Gunpoint would take the average player an hour to an hour and a half to complete. The developers knew that the game was short, and to make up for it, they included a level editor and Steam workshop support.

gp3

Even though Gunpoint is extremely short, the story is humorous and engaging while it lasts. The story is told through cell phone calls (that look like texts to the player, as there is no voice acting) and the player has options on how to respond. The responses available to the player include serious replies as well as sarcastic and snarky remarks, all of which tend to be really funny.

gunPoint3

Gunpoint has an interesting art style, and it definitely adds a little charm to the game. I feel like the game’s purposely-inferior graphics were the best option, as any higher graphics could potentially downgrade the charm of the game. The sound effects and soundtrack of Gunpoint are also pretty decent, and help to add to the game’s said charm.

Gunpoint-screenshot

Normal view / Crosslink view. Crosslink allows you to recircuit a building’s electricity.

Now let’s talk about the actual gameplay of Gunpoint. In Gunpoint, you take the role of Richard Conway, a freelance spy armed with multiple tools that allow him to jump extremely high, fall from long-distances without taking damage, and rewire the electric circuits of buildings. As with many stealth games, Gunpoint leaves it up to you whether or not you go in with guns a blazing, use tactics to silently disable guards, or aim to be a pacifist and not be discovered at all.

The puzzle aspect of Gunpoint comes in with the aforementioned tool that allows you to rewire electrical circuits. With this tool, you are able to rewire security cameras, switches, trap doors, guns, and all sort of other electrical appliances to make your job easier as well as potentially ambushing guards. One of my favorite uses of this tool is to trap guards into small unimportant rooms where they will be safely out of my way.

Gunpoint-Crosslink-Circuits

The level editor, arguably one of the biggest draws to Gunpoint, is extremely in-depth and easy to understand. There are so many different options to make your levels as simple, or difficult, as you could possibly want it to be. The process of uploading to Steam workshop is also relatively easy.

maxresdefault (1)

Overall, even though the Gunpoint campaign is short and sweet, the 2,000+ workshop levels will keep you busy for hours and hours. I really enjoyed the game, and short as it may be, I feel like I got my money’s worth and I highly recommend this title regardless of whether it is on sale or not.

Written by Justicescooby

Justicescooby


Hello, I’m Justicescooby! I’ve been playing video games since I was a little kid, and recently I made the switch to primarily PC gaming. I have my own YouTube channel where I upload gaming videos daily, and I am an active member of many gaming communities/forums. I enjoy writing, whether it be my books I never seem to finish, or writing reviews or articles. I am also an aspiring singer and actor, and currently take singing lessons.

 
 

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *