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Hyper Light Drifter review
by Laura

If the gameplay was a little more forgiving/less difficult and there was a stronger semblance of a story, this would've gotten an exceptional rating. As it stands, Hyper Light Drifter is a flawed, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately worthwhile experience with absolutely beautiful visuals and environments. 

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Stellar art direction, good moody OST, fast and vicious combat. Couldn't tell you whats going on tho
Played for an hour and half ish. I thought it looked cool but I really didn’t like it. The gameplay doesn’t feel that fun and I was constantly getting lost. I had no idea where to go most of the time. It’s seems like a vibey game but I’m not feeling it. Maybe someday I’ll give it another go but idk. Probably not.

Jk I gave it another go, figured out how the map works, and now I’m enjoying it a bit. Plus I’ve had some upgrades so that’s made it better.

I don’t mind this game when I’m not lost. But I do get lost a lot.

I’m enjoying this just enough to keep going. It’s kind of stressful and annoying but now that I have a few upgrades and I understand the signposting a bit more I am having fun, sometimes.

Im very close to beating the game. I raised the 4 pillars and I only need two more the triangles before the final boss but I’m bored. I gave this game a strong attempt. I don’t really it.

Final Score: B-
Boring game with no story and strange controls. I was already angry at the game after one hour. Didn't have fun during that time.
«Waste of time»
I really wanted to like this game due to its beautiful graphics, lore and music but it is too damn hard for me v_v
I honestly couldn't tell you the story but I know I really liked what I played
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«OST on repeat»
Just completed final boss on main story with little extras.
Can I recommend it? Yes
Did I like it? Of course
Is it a good game? Well, kind of. It has very smooth combat, incredible art style and music, but storytelling through environment isn't that great. Hollow Knight did it better. Even Hob did it better in my opinion.
But if you want to play not that long beautiful pixel journey - you just have to play this game. What are you waiting for?
«Just one more turn»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
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After 18 Hours of pure Play, I had the Game through, with almost all The Secrets, and I can just say I wish so much it would be even longer. It IS already a huge World for such a beautiful, epic Indie game, and it takes you a whole While to search everything again for secret Paths, and yet you want to play a Game like that even longer, no matter how long it takes. The best €20I've spent again in a long time, so a Splendour In 16 Bits is just divine to look at. A Mix of Dark Souls and Zelda hits it really very well for this Game, it's incredibly tough in some Places, extremely tactical Fighting style against sometimes very many Opponents at once, who's just fiddling around here doesn't live long. The Bosses can certainly keep up with many in Soul'S Titles, I've sat on some really long, a wrong Move and it was probably your last! Also the Possibility to be able to determine where to go first, and what Skills you want to learn little by Little I just think wonderful as in Souls, you really have a lot of Freedom in the Game, even if it doesn't look like it. All in all, I would have spent far more on such a Masterpiece than the €20s', so BITTE supports the Developers and gets it!
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ıllıllııllıll [ ❤️️ 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 ❤️️ ] llıllııllıllı ☐ Kids ☑ Everyone ☐ Casual players ☐ Pro players ıllıllııllıll [ 👾 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐬 👾 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ Potato ☐ Really bad ☐ Bad ☐ OK ☐ Good ☐ Beautiful ☑ Masterpiece ıllıllııllıll [ 💲 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 / 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 💲 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ Full price ☑ Wait for sale ☐ Average ☐ Refund it if you can ☐ Don't do it ☐ Free ıllıllııllıll [ 💥 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 💥 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ 90' PC ☑ Minimum ☐ Medium ☐ Fast ☐ High end ☐ NASA computer ıllıllııllıll [ 💀 𝐃𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐲 💀 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ You just need 2 arms ☐ Ez ☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master ☑ Hard (first few hours) ☐ Dark Souls ıllıllııllıll [ 🕓 𝐀𝐯𝐠. 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲 🕓 ] llıllııllıllı ☑ Really short ( 0 - 2 hours) ☐ Short ( 2 - 8 hours) ☐ Few hours ( 8 - 12 hours) ☐ Long ( 12+ hours) ☐ Countless ıllıllııllıll [ ⏳ 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐭 ⏳ ] llıllııllıllı ☑ About a week (i needed 6 hours to get through easy mode) ☐ About a month ☐ Within one year ☐ Endless ıllıllııllıll [ 🌟 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 🌟 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ It doesn't have ☐ Still better than Twilight ☐ Average ☑ Good ☐ Fantastic ıllıllııllıll [ 💢 𝐁𝐮𝐠𝐬 💢 ] llıllııllıllı ☐ Game itself is one big BUG ☐ Bugs destroying the game ☐ Lot of bugs ☐ Few Bugs ☐ You can use them for speedrun ☑ Nothing ıllıllııllıll [ 🎶 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 / 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 🎶 ] l lıllııllıllı ☑ Atmosphere is immersive ☐ For every action ☐ Too much music ☐ it only turns away ıllıllııllıll [ 🔥 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 🔥 ] llıllııllıllı I really enjoyed playing this game. Even if it was short it was the best gaming experience in a game i ever had. The fights are hard and feel really good, the story is just with picturs and sequences that are designed really good ( just watch my screenshots on my steamsite). The Graphic is the best pixel designed game i´ve ever seen in my life. Conclusion: 10/10