I have to admit, since TPG previewed Hard Reset last month, I’ve been excited to get my hands on this title. It was being hailed as the return of old school PC shooters, using elements from classics like Serious Sam and Duke Nukem, combined with a presentation in the comic book style of Max Payne. Well, the hype was all true. It takes all the promised elements, tosses in a sprinkle of modern graphical magic and mixes them all together. Unfortunately, the final product only offers a slight taste of the original ingredients. The magic then wears off quickly and you start seeing flaws everywhere.