Reviews for Hacker Evolution Duality DNS

25

The worst of them

deathm00n | Sept. 3, 2012 | See all deathm00n's reviews »

If you played the other Hacker Evolution games don't bother with this one, what was fun with the other two was doing everything with the keyboard, but in this one all is graphical and how fast you are with a mouse. Even if it still has all the features of the previous one, like decrypt, cracking, stealing money, it does so with boring minigames instead of a logical calculation about how much RAM or CPU you would need to decrypt a server for instance. Even if you have the upgrades you can fail the minigames.

I've spent some good hours in the other two game but this one doesn't live up to them, played it for 2 hours maxed and hated it.

59

Up-to-date partial Uplink clone

Cooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

While it's nice to finally see someone attempt to make an Uplink for today's generation, Hacker Evolution Duality fails in several key ways, and ends up being not much of an advance from the previous titles in the series.

Clicking a few buttons is all most hacking attempts require, and most activities overall just don't feel like they try to get the player really involved in anything - it's like you're just sitting there watching a video play. While it's got that whole Uplink vibe going, I found myself wishing I was just playing Uplink instead.

There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Hacker Evolution Duality, but there's not a whole lot going for it either. It looks better, and a couple of the puzzles are quite interesting, but that's about it.

25

Boring and not worth it

hotmando1 | July 1, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

There is barely any sense of real hacking in this. The closest you'll get is the typical voice of "accessing", "engaging", "complete", etc. You only get eight choices to hack from as well. There is almost no action in this game. Also, the game appears more or less an offshoot of "Uplink". The game-play mechanics, graphics, etc all feel similar. While stealing money, hacking computers, etc seem tempting: it is not all that worth while. you do all this in one or two clicks of a button. It is utter boredom under the guise of action and adventure. It's better to just read articles about hackers than to pay twenty dollars for this.