Hyper Light Drifter (2016)

About This Game

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. 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.

The Drifter is equipped with an energy sword but can gain access to other modules that expand their weapon and ability arsenal. These often require power from rare batteries scattered around the world. Weaponry includes traditional console role-playing game archetypes, including long-range guns and area attacks.

Rather than scavenging ammunition from the game world to load the player’s guns, the player’s ammunition instead charges when hitting enemies and objects with the energy sword.

The player faces increasingly difficult monsters, both in number and ability, requiring the player to hone their tactics to succeed in the game. Preston’s goal was to replicate the experience of playing on the SNES, noting that the unit had “amazing, almost perfect games designed for limited environments” which he challenged himself to simulate in Hyper Light Drifter.

One feature of SNES games that Preston captured is that there is no spoken dialog, placing more emphasis on the game’s music and visuals to tell a story

Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

  • From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
  • Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
  • Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

 

Game Details

Company 07th Expansion / MangaGamer
Genre Adventure – Visual Novel – Mystery
Rating None
Released May 16, 2015
Size 263 MB
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10), Linux (Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04), Mac OS X (10.11+)

Language

Audio Text
None English
日本語

System Requirements

[Windows]
Minimum System Requirements
[Windows]
Recommended system requirements
System Windows 7 / 8 / 10 System None
Processor Intel Core i5 equivalent Processor None
Memory 4GB RAM Memory None
Graphics 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 Graphics None
DirectX None DirectX None
Storage 2 GB HD space Storage None
Sound None Sound None
Other None Other None

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