So I'm about three months late on this, but last weekend, Hotline Miami went on Steam Sale. Hotline Miami had be mentioned on the other podcasts I listen to, usually in glowing but hushed tones. After having played it, I feel this is probably the correct tone.
The story is hard to follow. You are clearly some sort of deranged individual, and that's clear from the start. You recieve vague phone calls that insinueate your next task (spoiler alert: it involves murdering a bunch of people.) There are also no moral shades of grey here. You are a bad person and you hurt people. The more powerful moments in the game are after the completion of a level. The game has you walk back through, through the carnage you just caused, this time without the adrenaline, and with the time and clarity of not having to do anything. It's sobering to walk down a hallway, caked in blood and filled with bodies and realizing you did this not a minute before