A look at my Steam profile and you might notice I’ve pissed away more than a literal day of my life on this game.
There’s a definite skill ceiling for getting high scores, mainly the number of guys you can combo in one floor. The only way around it is to somehow chain together a combo across multiple floors, but even when you can do that there’s still a maximum combo length. Outside of that it mostly comes down to execution, and a lot of that’s random and based mostly on what weapon spawns you get.
Basically what I’m saying is Hotline Miami isn’t optimized for competitive play 0/10 shit game uninstalled and deported back to Sweden
(to access the leaderboards and all that junk open the preferences menu and type “hlm” in the beta field, that’ll get you into the beta. It’s buggy and you shouldn’t do it until you’ve finished the game or you might fuck something up)
Oh and if you haven’t checked out the trailer for the sequel you really should, there was also some gameplay footage with a guy talking to one of the devs but the guy privated the video. Still really exciting stuff.