Hyper Lighter Drifter is a game based on the action role playing in 2D and it was developed under Heart Machine. This is the game which pays the homage to an 8-bit and to a 16 bit games for late 20th century. It is known as a mix of Diablo and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The lead developer of the game is Alex Preston, it was launched under Kickstarter funding and it was developed for Linux, OS X and Microsoft computers.
The game is action role playing game and it is in 2D. It has been fashioned after The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past and it has been rendered in the pixilated style that it is found with the Superbrothers Sword and Sworcery ERP. A player controls a drifter which is a character which can access the technology that has been forgotten a long time ago by the inhabitants of this world. It suffers from the illness that is not specified. A concept of the story had been inspired by the heart disease of Alex Preston.
The Drifter in the game has energy sword but he can gain access to more modules in order to expand his weapon with the ability arsenal. He requires getting power from the rare batteries that are scattered around the entire world. The Weapon does include the traditional console with role playing game for the archetypes. It includes the long range guns with the area attacks. The player can face many difficult monsters both in the ability and the numbers and this requires the player to hone the tactics he needs to win the game. The game is replicating experience of SNES and this notes that the unit is amazing and it is almost perfect designed in order to reach to the limited environment.
The feature that makes this game one of the SNES games is that there is no dialog and there is no spoken world. This places the emphasis at the music and the visuals of the game in order to tell its story.
How to play Hyper Lighter Drifter
A drifter is a warrior who is mute and he is draped in the red cloak while wielding the sword that has been made in the light and he is an enigma. He can room in the broken landscape looking for something but none knows what he is looking for. Sometime, he may hunch over and he may cough up the blood and this make the screen to glitch and to flicker. There is the beguiling mystery on the shadowy figure like the nameless gunslinger in the Western or the wandering samurai. This is the same that may be said to the Hyper Light Driver like a whole.
The game is a world of the strange machines, ancient temples and ethereal forest with the overgrown and lifeless robots. The evocative sequences used as intro, show the glimpse into the cataclysmic events and gleaming futuristic city that disappears in one flash with explosive light. Everything seems to be just an aftermath. The ruined place is littered with remains of the advanced and long forgotten technology. This is not a dead world and there are many people and many creatures available in all places. Some of them can be friendly but it may seem as if you explore a wake of the incredible disaster.
The world looks beautiful but at the same time post-apocalypse. It is brought to life with the vivid color palette with the intricate pixels. It has haunting and ambient score done by Rich known as Disasterpeace and it adds a melancholy atmosphere and it can change subtly for reflecting the surrounding. When it comes to the artistic of the game, it is a success but some of the delicate aesthetic can be misleading. There are moments of exploration but the game is a fast paced as an action game
You will never know what a drifter is and what you are supposed to do. The minimalist approach does give the air of the mystery but it can also feel aimless. It is possible to spend some stages of this game lost and also bewildered while trying to know what you are supposed to do. Some other characters may speak in the gibberish or in the obscure comic book panel. The symbols have been used as the decoration for the crumbling temples but it is not possible to decipher them.
As the time passes, the objectives may start to form in your mind slowly as you get the objects that are in a diamond shape that you have to collect while you should fight within the dungeons which fill in the parts of the glyph within the village and in a heart of a map. The world in this game has been interconnected and there is no attempt to lead you towards a right direction. You can stumble in the place where you have impossible tasks and you should make a note to return here after sometime when you have succeeded to hone your skills. The freeform with the non linear structure is most of the time confusing and it gives the user a satisfying amount as an agency.
Hyper Light Drifter is the game which is more on the combat side and it has varied bestiary of the enemies that are aggressive but they have a certain pattern that a user can learn and can exploit. Things get worse if you are facing different types of enemies in a confined and a trap-filled place. You may fire your gun, dash or you may attack using the sword but you will not endure too much damage. To survive the battle, you will need to observe the movements of the opening and pinpoint the timing. The game is more about the puzzle game where you should know the enemies that you need to attack first, the place you need to move to and the limited health that can be consumed.
The dungeons are the place where you can get the satisfying combat in this game. The layout may change so you have also to change the tactics. The example is when you kill an enemy and the wall that was used to cover a sniper will disappear at once. Such section will present the enjoyable challenge and there are benefits of dancing in the room and killing what you see but without getting any hit. Sometime you may find yourself having to repeat an area and this is where the frustration may start. When you are into a dungeon and the health items get finished, this is bad luck. You should leave the over world to get even more and somehow you may scrape using a new room which is full of the powerful enemies and dribble of the HP.
The game is about enduring the failure and it is the best way that anyone can be better but there are many people who do not have this patience when it come to get through to some of the grueling battles. The fiendishly difficult boss may fight and the regular enemies may be tough. However, when you are fighting at the top group of them, the boss may unleash the waves with the savage attack. This becomes a test of the endurance and the way that you respond to these spikes will be according to your temperament. If you are a gamer that wants to try many things all over again until you are able to master them, then this is the right game to play. If this is not the case, you may give up in few days.
The game offers many things like expressive and elegant animation and they make the fighting or traversing the work more joyful. A visual design with the music are normally stunning and the exhalation that comes with the need to clear the dungeon using only one silver of the health, it makes the chasing worth it. However, the unwavering is difficulty especially when it comes to the bosses, and this makes this game to be a special game. When you have a will of overcoming the trails of the game, it will offer a rewarding action game and if not, it may feel as if you want to bang the head against something like a brick wall. While playing, you will meet quiet and mood moments and constant scenes with the breakneck and pitch perfection actions.