I’ve played Hyper Light Drifter a few times now, and I always start by going North. I’m drawn by the chilly, snow-covered peaks. But once there, this particular dead and lonely world rocks me to my emotional and spiritual core.
Players of indie games on Switch are driven in great part by “nostalgia,” Nintendo said today at a Game Developers Conference event at which it revealed the top 10 best-selling Switch indie games, a list that includes Celeste, Stardew Valley, and Shovel Knight.
Hyper Light Drifter is currently 50% off on Steam. For the next 46 hours you’ll be able to get the neon-colored Zelda-like for just $10, assuming you don’t already have it which, why wouldn’t you?
It turns out if you want to get the LA-based musician Will Wiesenfeld, stage name Baths, talking about video games, you should ask him about Diablo 2. In video game circles he’s known for the theme song for this summer’s Dream Daddy, as well as the understated trailer music for Hyper Light Drifter’s stunningly…
Brawlout is a fighting game in the vein of Super Smash Bros. that’s full of uppercuts and special attacks. The upcoming Switch port will let players bring their fighting game on the go while adding a surprising fighter to the roster: the sword-slinging hero from Hyper Light Drifter.
Tumbleseed was a difficult, tricky game. Outlast 2 was an uphill march through dangerous enemies. Recently, both have gotten easier thanks to patches and tweaks. Many games have had their difficulty reduced after release. While this makes them accessible to more players, it also raises questions.
Phantom Trigger is, in the words of its development team, a “neon slasher,” and it’s slated to arrive on the Nintendo Switch later this year. But don’t let pink and teal pixel art fool you, it’s more than just Hyper Light Drifter-lite.
Hyper Light Drifter is backbreaking, but never needlessly so. The dash-and-slash action RPG is in equal parts elegantly designed and punishing, posing the fairest challenge I’ve ever encountered in a game. A year post-release, Hyper Light Drifter’s clean (and ball-busting) gameplay still has me addicted to the…
Most digital download only games don’t get a fancy collector’s edition release. Hyper Light Drifter is not most download only games, and its collectors edition, up for presale tomorrow from iam8bit, is very fancy indeed.
Hyper Light Drifter is beautiful, mysterious, and hard as hell. To some, that difficulty is central to its design. To others, it’s an obstacle preventing them from enjoying its other parts. Since release, the developers have tried to patch the game to appease both audiences, but it’s been a challenge.
The devilishly difficult Hyper Light Drifter has been tearing up the Steam charts since release, meaning that players have flocked to the reviews section talk about why they love Heart Machine’s creation so damn much.
My favorite thing about Hyper Light Drifter is all the new swear words I invented while playing it.
Hyper Light Drifter is coming to PC and Mac March 31st. Here’s a new trailer to celebrate, which says the game will be coming to consoles later this year.
Hyper Light Drifter has a badass new trailer, and we know when it’s coming out: spring 2016.
The Internet is in danger, everyone. That sounds like kind of a silly thing to say, but it's true. While not yet set in stone, the FCC has made disconcerting plans to allow companies to divide this beautiful web of ours into potentially expensive tiers. Gaming stands to take a massive hit too. Here's why.