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Ancient secrets beckon
A super-stylized mix of old-school dungeon crawlers, RPGs and rogue-likes such as Rogue, Zelda, and Baldur's Gate, Hyper Light Drifter is a joyous and exciting experience that deserves to be played. Special mention goes to the slick and creative visuals but fortunately the gameplay is just as interesting as the graphics so you're in for a real treat here. You're a Drifter, a stranger in a strange land who is afflicted with a mysterious illness and who must venture out into the badlands in order to discover a solution to his problem. As you wander this vast realm, you'll discover clues to the past, lost technologies, and much more. The gameplay here is very much a tribute to those 16-bit era action RPGs, with its familiar mix of exploration, combat, puzzling, levelling up, questing, and so on. There's little in the way of explanation and hand holding while the difficulty is pretty steep from the start so if you're looking for an easy ride, look elsewhere. However, if you're in search of a rewarding, challenging and complex experience, then this is for you. Those visuals deserve another mention as they really are impressive, stylish and original, with wonderful use of color. Equally enchanting is the audio, with music that is atmospheric and terrifying and sound effects that really bring the world to life. The gameplay too is enthralling, with a nice mix of elements, including some particularly visceral combat which is genuinely exciting. It might be too difficult for some but if you're up to the challenge, then this is a great game.