Short Pause LIVE - The Swindle Gameplay & Impressions (PS4)
I played Size Five Games' The Swindle last night for a couple of hours - the first hour of which you can see during the live stream below - and so far I'm really enjoying this challenging platformer. It feels like a hybrid of Stealth Inc. and Spelunky. You play as a master thief who has 100 days to complete 100 heists before the steampunk-themed city initiates some form of anti-theivery system that will put you out of business permanently. Once that happens, you'll have to start over at square one and try to improve on your previous efforts by taking what you've learned previously and implementing it going forward. While there isn't much of a plot so far - not that I can make out anyways - I don't think you play The Swindle for a sweeping tale. This game is all about breaking-in, stealing as much money as possible, and getting out before the authorities arrive. All of the money you steal during your heists can be used to upgrade different attributes that will help give you an edge against the various types of bots that are patrolling each locale. You can also use money to unlock other districts that offer opportunities for bigger payouts, but are protected by even bigger and more alert sentries. I looking forward to continuing further into the game as I hone my skills, try to unlock all the districts, and reach the final section within the allotted 100 days. What are your thoughts on The Swindle so far? Let us know in the comments below!