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  1. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    Highly recommended for Cyber Punk fans and Casual gamers.
    The soundtrack is awesome, gameplay is smooth.
    It's also Good to play at work.
    Highly recommended for Cyber Punk fans and Casual gamers.
    The soundtrack is awesome, gameplay is smooth.
    It's also Good to play at work.
    This is a game developed by only one man (including the soundtrack).
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  2. Mar 10, 2015
    8
    "Oh I wanted to pick something new, only a few dimes on my wallet"

    GEARCRACK! Sit back, smoke some joint and kick in this madness Cool
    "Oh I wanted to pick something new, only a few dimes on my wallet"

    GEARCRACK!
    Sit back, smoke some joint and kick in this madness
    Cool sound, big bangs, totally worth it
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  3. Dec 18, 2014
    0
    GEARCRACK Arena is an incredibly simplistic arcade game wherein you control a tiny little round probe which moves around a 2D arena, trying toGEARCRACK Arena is an incredibly simplistic arcade game wherein you control a tiny little round probe which moves around a 2D arena, trying to destroy some enemies that are shooting at it. Each round, more enemies spawn, and every two rounds, your character becomes permanently more powerful. You must restart the entire game if you die, but your character remains upgraded. There are four “classes” in the game, each of which has variable amounts of the abilities that you possess. The game contains only eight or nine rounds, and once you beat them, the game is over.

    Your character has two abilities: the ability to aim and shoot at enemies, with a very limited number of shots per round, and the ability to “hack”, which prevents the majority of enemies on screen from shooting at you. There is a third, passive ability called “armor” which is, presumably, the ability to take hits, but I was never really able to discern what it did.

    The game so incredibly simplistic one would think it was a flash game on a website, as there is no variety in enemies each level is essentially identical save for the number and starting positions of enemies. It took less than fifteen minutes to beat the game, and that’s including the time spent figuring out the controls of the game, which are not very well-explained, appearing in the background of the first stage. Even after the game ended, I wasn’t sure that I had really understood all of its mechanics.

    I bought the game when it was on sale for south of 20 cents; many reviews of the game stated that the sole purpose of the game was to idle in it in order to accumulate steam trading cards, which could then be sold to recoup the cost of the game. However, given that it takes actual time and effort to do these things, even if you could turn a small profit on the game (which you probably cannot, due to the very low price of the trading cards) it still wouldn’t be worth the time to do so. Still, I fear this may be an effective strategy for some developers – many folks think themselves “clever” for discovering tricks like this, and thus a program whose sole purpose is to be cheaper than the cards that it produces (cards which the developer of the game will benefit from the sales of) is potentially an effective if rather questionable practice on Steam.

    This game isn’t worth your time, and it isn’t worth your money, even if it ends up giving you a couple of extra cents off of the trading cards.
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  4. Mar 9, 2015
    0
    I honestly have no idea what the hell is going on in 'Gearcrack Arena'. I've never been so confused by a video game in all of my life. Can youI honestly have no idea what the hell is going on in 'Gearcrack Arena'. I've never been so confused by a video game in all of my life. Can you even call this a game? I don't know what this is, but I'm pretty sure it's not a game. From what I have gathered, you play as a solider of some sorts who is trying to escape wave after wave of angry robots who just so happen to resemble butt cheeks. And as the solider you must run around squeezing these robots so hard that they explode. There is no health bar, there are no instructions, there are no cut-scenes, there are no options to change settings, they don't tell you the controls, they don't tell you anything at all. There are four modes and they all seem to be the same and the gameplay gets repetitive after a single minute. If you can even call it gameplay.

    This is without a doubt the worst game that I have ever played. I want to curse the wretched bundle which brought this travesty into my steam library! It's almost as if a band had the bright idea to market their music in a new way, and went out and decided to make a game strictly for showcasing their music. Only they didn't have much talent in coding, and gave up after a week. I mean why else would this be available for a single dollar with the soundtrack included? It's clearly an advertising strategy. Listen guys, I can totally admire your drive to be successful in the music industry, and I think that it's really neat that you're thinking so far outside the box in terms of marketing. But Steam is meant for video games and software. It's not meant for low-grade terrible metal bands to introduce their equally terrible music to the world.
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