Arrest of a stone Buddha Image
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  • Summary: Arrest of a stone Buddha delivers a unique ‘70s film noir atmosphere; it alternates between high-octane shoot’em up action and a downtempo mundane life. As a professional killer you’ll live through November 1976; when taking on enemies you’re fast and lucky enough so you don’t need to planArrest of a stone Buddha delivers a unique ‘70s film noir atmosphere; it alternates between high-octane shoot’em up action and a downtempo mundane life. As a professional killer you’ll live through November 1976; when taking on enemies you’re fast and lucky enough so you don’t need to plan your actions too far. You kill with one shot and you never miss. When you run out of ammo you just throw a gun away. You can disarm any enemy and use any weapon; when it’s time to get out you just use a vehicle nearby. You have an apartment in the historical center of the city. When you want to eat you go to a cafe, and you can visit a museum or a cinema when you’re looking for entertainment. And you have a lover when that need arises. Around the intense action there is the mundane, as you seek to pass your days. Expand
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  1. 90
    It’s an unrelentingly bitter game, one which has the power to incite a strong reaction in anyone who plays it. Just as much as I liked it, I’m sure there are others out there who will come to hate it with a passion. But then again, what’s worse - playing Arrest of a Stone Buddha for five hours and leaving with a negative (but powerful and thought-provoking) reaction, or playing a blockbuster for forty bland hours and not feeling a sliver of genuine emotion the entire time?
  2. 65
    All in all, those looking for something light on exposition and direction but heavy on senseless violence and lonely wandering may find a worthwhile experience here. It bears repeating, though, that this is a much more dour and less varied title than its predecessor The friends of Ringo Ishikawa.
  3. May 21, 2020
    50
    Arrest of a Stone Buddha requires patience from its players; without that, it loses all of its core concepts. Still, getting passed the lengthy in-game day cycles are merely rewarded with shootouts full of cheap deaths and confusing mechanics. It attempts to add a layer of immersion that doesn’t really work as a game since the fundamental interactions with the world aren’t all that interesting...Sure, the soundtrack and art direction capture the depressing atmosphere, but other parts of the game aren’t as effective. There are definitely some good ideas and commendable risks taken here, but sadly they don’t come together to achieve the emotional impact intended.
  4. Jun 1, 2020
    50
    Arrest of a stone Buddha was way too repetitive for me. I didn’t get into the story, and the gameplay was overall frustrating. One thing I did enjoy was the retro graphics and the ambient soundtrack. If you want to checkout Arrest of a stone Buddha, I recommend waiting on a sale.
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  1. Mar 24, 2021
    10
    Pretty dope. There are few game developers who got stand out with their work and yeo has yet to disappoint. It's like going to the video storePretty dope. There are few game developers who got stand out with their work and yeo has yet to disappoint. It's like going to the video store coming back with a game/movie that slaps you right on the back. It say " It's damn hard out there man." And you respond with a cold dry "yeah." As you squint in to the sky. Like I said it's dope and worth crack if got the time. Expand