In these days of woeful world recession it’s hard to keep a job and make ends meet. So why bother with the grind of the nine-to-five, earning money for others, when you can take a tip from Tyler here and work for yourself? As a professional killer…
There are many games on Google Play that involve indulging in shooting, stabbing and – what we’ll call – ‘general fatal horseplay’ to win, but none so likely to cause you to question your own sense of morality as much as this trigger-happy assassin app.
Set amongst a neatly designed and animated cartoony world of stick figures with pleasingly large, hittable heads, you play Tyler, a sacked supermarket cleaner who decides that, rather than join the queue of hard-core unemployables at the Job Centre, he’d rather clean up in an altogether more, erm, absolute manner using an array of assault rifles. So, initially following mailed pleas for your despatch services, you head out on a variety of hits, picking off your targets with single headshot dexterity, adjusting for distance, crosswind and, of course, movement.
As you progress in your deadly booming business through Episode One and into Episode Two you can upgrade the guns to try trickier shots with rapid reactions and a more timely trigger-finger required, keeping things fresh as the storyline unfolds.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Gleefully immoral in its gameplay, Clear Vision is definitely not one for younger children, but with creative cut scenes and a straight storyline, it’s an excellent diversion for 15 minutes – which is the problem. With relatively easy, short missions to complete and the app coming to a sudden, savage halt early into Episode Two, leaving the main story far from resolved, your only option is to play it again from scratch. Start to finish time on second play? Just 15 minutes. Come on, DP, we’re gunning for more!