Hyper Light Drifter (PC) (2016)

Yesterday I played a game from my Steam library, Epic Battle Fantasy 4. Today I made it a goal to play a game from my Twitch library (with the requirement that I don't already own the game on Steam). I chose Hyper Light Drifter.


Setup: Standard Difficulty. 1) Xbox controller. 2) Keyboard and Mouse

The game opened with impressive artwork.

Unfortunately, the game lost a point with it's controls which were difficult to master.

With that being said, I acquired a reasonable grasp of the controls toward the end of my hour with the game and overall I enjoyed the atmosphere.


Game Time: Approximately 1 hour

+ Absolutely love the art
+ Atmospheric
+ Automatic checkpoints close to the point of death
+ Good sound effects

~ From my time with the game, it seems nonlinear; most likely it is designed with a nonlinear feel, but it is linear
~ Game controls were not intuitive for me; partial tutorial
~ Heals are an important and reasonably rare pick-up.


- Initially played with a controller, but it was harder for me than using keyboard + mouse. I suppose there are moments where using a controller would theoretically be easier.

Hyper Light Drifter immediately resonates cool and the fighting mechanics give off the same vibe. As such, if you're into adventure games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, then I would recommend Hyper Light Drifter.

Hyper Light Drifter (PC) (2016)

Relevant Links:
Hyper Light Drifter (Wikipedia.org)
Hyper Light Drifter (PC) (MetaCritic.com)
Hyper Light Drifter (Steam Store Page)

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