Hyper Light Drifter
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Developer: Heart Machine
Content Rating: Teen
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
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Although the influence of those games is clearly seen in this effort, it is far short of the high bar those great games of yesteryear set. Instead, Hyper Light Drifter reminds me more of the mediocrity that era of game would sometimes produce, with strong core gameplay, but not much else. If you want to keep your rose-colored glasses in tact, I’d recommend passing on this modern attempt at yet another throwback.
An intriguing, abstract narrative set in one of the most beautifully vivid world's we've ever seen helps provide a near flawless experience. Add in great combat and controls as well as an amazing soundtrack, and the end result is easily one of this year's must-plays. Its difficulty may scare away some, but for all who can cope, the experience is a truly rewarding one.