Hyper Light Drifter  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hyper Light Drifter  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Hyper Light Drifter weapons guide https://www.gameskinny.com/22pfp/hyper-light-drifter-weapons-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/22pfp/hyper-light-drifter-weapons-guide Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:46:48 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Hyper Light Drifter is the latest 2D action RPG available on Steam. The game is challenging, and often very unforgiving as it tests your skills to the limit. The world is dangerous to say the least, so here's a guide to all the weapons in the game. With all these weapons at hand, you'll be able to inflict all manner of pixelated violence. 

Spoiler Warning: This guide will reveal weapon locations that also correspond to the story moments.

 

Sword

The Drifter's primary weapon is available from the beginning of the game. Successful hits with the sword recharge your weapon ammo. The sword features a 3-hit combo and nothing more (please don't over do it). There's a total of 11 swords in the game that go hand in hand with the 11 different collectible outfits.

 

Pistol

The pistol is your first firearm that you will find in the game's initial area. It can be found on someone's dead body. The pistol has the fastest firing rate among all the weapons. It can also be upgraded to hold a maximum of nine bullets (as pictured).

 

Hand Cannon

This weapon is used by The Hanged Man boss of the West. After defeating him in battle you'll be rewarded with wielding it for yourself. You'll just have to first pry it from his lifeless body. It's the second slowest weapon in your arsenal. 

 

Laser Rifle

The rifle is found after defeating the Hierophant boss of the North. It's located in the next room and found on a skeleton. The Drifter certainly knows it'll be of more use to himself. This long range weapon has the third best firing rate.

Shotgun

It found after claiming victory over the Toad King of the East. In the next room it can be liberated from the body of the Toad King's leftovers. The shotgun is ranked fourth in terms of its firing rate. 

 

Bomb

Bombs can be purchased within the hub town in the southern shop, and a great for room clearing. While you can only carry a maximum of two bombs, they recharge over time. Make sure you take advantage of that.

 

Shard Gun

This gun is found past the 8 module locked door found in the east. After proceeding downstairs, it'll be found after a 3 module door that leads to another 8 module room. After defeating a horde, you'll be rewarded with the shard gun. This gun is the second fastest weapon to use.

 

Rail Gun

This firearm is found in the southern desert beyond the 8 module door. Eventually, you'll reach a room flooded with enemies. After clearing the room, you'll find your reward on another lucky person's skeleton. The rail gun is the most destructive weapon, but is dead last when it comes to firing speed.

This guide wouldn't not be possible if it wasn't for the hard work of the Hyper Light Drifter Steam Community.

Were we wrong about any locations or details? Please feel free to share in the comments section.

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Tripping the light fantastic: Hyper Light Drifter Review https://www.gameskinny.com/pjlac/tripping-the-light-fantastic-hyper-light-drifter-review https://www.gameskinny.com/pjlac/tripping-the-light-fantastic-hyper-light-drifter-review Tue, 05 Apr 2016 04:27:56 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Hyper Light Drifter (HLD) was originally intended to be released back in 2014 after a highly successful Kickstarter program. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, developer Heart Machine decided against it and dedicated more time to make the best game that they saw fit. Now two years later, HLD is available for PC/Mac. So does the brainchild from lead designer Alex Preston and his team deliver on all those promises? Here's our review.

HLD tells the story of the Drifter. The Drifter is a denizen of a dilapidated, deserted, and downtrodden dystopia disturbed by danger within a distant future. For the sake of spoilers we won't discuss the plot and ruin that for you. The plot and what urges the Drifter forward is fully explained within the first 5 minutes of the game. Throughout his journey you'll be reminded regularly to keep going.

It's important to mention that HLD has no dialogue; spoken or written. Story scenes, and character interactions are told audio-visually. Not many games (indie or otherwise) can do this, and even fewer can do so effectively.

And Laughter holding both his sides

From a gameplay perspective, HLD is inspired by 8-bit and 16-bit games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo. With modern design mechanics, it becomes something new unto itself as a 2D action RPG. HLD is a fast and responsive game that will require skill to complete. Often the odds will pit you against rooms filled with relentless enemies and environmental dangers. Then there's the bosses -- they're difficult, unforgiving and thoroughly challenging.

The good news is that gameplay includes discovering an array of weapons to dispatch all of your foes. The game also features a robust upgrade system via NPCs. You'll be able to either increase your health, gain more dashing, learn new sword techniques, and etc. Gaining new upgrades is done by obtaining golden batteries found throughout the world.

The world will continually encourage you to find hidden paths and secrets. If you think that there maybe something to be found, you'll often be rewarded for your curiosity. The rewards for exploration include new outfits, new drone designs, and more. Oh, I forgot to mention the UI for the game is also devoid of text. The text-free UI is well designed so navigating both your map and weapons is child's play.

Come, and trip it as you go

In terms of visuals, HLD features a very beautiful 2D pixelated world. Aesthetically speaking there's a duality the art direction captures to further reinforce the Drifter's world. Environments are very awe-inspiring but at the same time are woefully barren. Lands are peppered with remnants of an advanced age juxtaposed with the harsh reality of the modern times.

Combat also is where you can truly appreciate the detail placed into the Drifter and his fluid movements. The protagonist is hardly the only well-animated sprite, of course. Throughout the game you'll witness different flavors of violence (countless times by you) that may include foes being shot, severed limbs, and deaths by explosion to name a few. These scenes are wonderfully expressed, to put it mildly.

On the light fantastic toe

Lastly, there's the music in the game is provided by musician Disasterpeace. The chiptune and electronic tunes could be described as a case study for proper game music. Tracks are somber and lonely as you traverse numerous empty locales. As foes appear, music becomes faster-paced and loud. It's interesting to note that considering the challenge you're facing, the music escalates in accordance. The best music, however, is when you're facing a boss -- those tracks are grandiose, pulse-pounding, and very fitting.

At the end of it all...

A single playthrough may take roughly 8 hours or so. There's rarely a slowdown in this well-paced game. Now will you discover all areas of the game and access all its content in 8 hours? Not likely. There's also new game plus (a hard mode) which unlocks after completing the game. When you take that into consideration, there's a lot of time to spend here. 

Hyper Light Drifter is a very well-made and well-executed game that succeeds in constantly challenging you forward. No adventure fan should miss out on this experience.

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This March 31st, you can play Hyper Light Drifter. https://www.gameskinny.com/z7pmu/this-march-31st-you-can-play-hyper-light-drifter https://www.gameskinny.com/z7pmu/this-march-31st-you-can-play-hyper-light-drifter Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:28:53 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

Heart Machine (HM) has just announced via their Kickstarter that Hyper Light Drifter (HLD) will be releasing on March 31st for PC/Mac. Console releases are scheduled later in the year. HLD gained a lot of interest by the public and gained success with its Kickstarter campaign.

In 2014, a closed beta was released to backers and a 2015 release was questioned. The developer, however, took the feedback from the beta and decided to not quite commit to the a date. As expressed on a Kickstarter post; HM has stayed the course to make sure the title releases with the quality fans are expecting.

HLD is a colorful 2D pixelated adventure featuring many locales and dangers. The solitary Drifter is on a quest within a dystopian future to discover its technological secrets. The game will also feature a wide array of weapons for players. HLD is inspired by games of the Super Nintendo-era, and as such, features no spoken dialogue. HM is hoping to release a well-received adventure that will provide an enriching story with music and visuals. 

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9 awesome indie games still to come in 2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/anvlo/9-awesome-indie-games-still-to-come-in-2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/anvlo/9-awesome-indie-games-still-to-come-in-2015 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:30:01 -0400 Daniel R. Miller

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No Man's Sky

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Release Date: 2015
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
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What is there to say about No Man's Sky that hasn't been said already? The game looks amazing, and no matter what happens, it will make an instant impact on the industry as a new standard for what the indie games can accomplish. Of course, there are some doubts as to whether the game world will be too by the numbers.

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Game director Sean Murray has said in the past that the secret behind the game's infinite universe is simply math, which makes me wonder if there will be enough assets to cover the fact that a lot of planets will have very similar features.  Regardless, there's many a reason why many gamers, myself included, can't wait to get their hands on this game. However, don't be surprised if Hello Games elects to wait until 2016 to let us play No Man's Sky.

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Hyper Light Drifter

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Release Date: 2015
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Platforms: PC, Mac
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Hyper Light Drifter has some of the best use of perspective with pixels that I've ever seen.  The indie action RPG has gained a considerable amount of praise and anticipation from its following, beginning during its Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Hyper Light Drifter is built upon five core mechanics: melee combat, shield defense, dash movement, an array of secondary items, and the use of a drone companion.  

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Jotun

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Release Date: September 2015
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
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Jotun is a beautiful, hand-drawn Viking adventure that is not for the weak.  The game prides itself on difficulty and demands its players be tactful, patient - and above all, skillful.  I had some hands-on time with the beta version recently, and I can say for sure that the game's strength is in its boss encounters.  

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In a sense its experience is similar to that of Shadow of the Colossus, the world exploration in between boss encounters is both epic in scope and empty in space. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but rather an intentional design choice, meant to evoke the sense of loneliness that the protagonist is enduring on their journey. 

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Adr1ft

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Release Date: September 2015
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Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
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Adr1ft is an upcoming sci-fi survival game set above the earth in zero gravity. A terrible accident has occurred at a space station orbiting the planet, and it is your job to figure out what happened and get back to Earth. Your character is inhabiting a damaged spacesuit that can't hold oxygen for very long, so one of the primary moment to moment mechanics is the constant struggle to keep yourself alive by finding canisters of O2. 

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SOMA

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Release Date: September 22, 2015
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
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SOMA is a sci-fi horror game built in the same vein as the Amnesia and Penumbra series, which is no coincidence since the developers are one and the same. This time, players will be exploring a run-down underwater ocean lab, filled with frighteningly human and aggressive mechanical monsters, as well as the potential dangers of the unknown.  SOMA tries to emulate a sense of loneliness with a larger environment to traverse, really making the player feel small and insignificant.

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Armello

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Release Date: September 1, 2015
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Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Mac, Android
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Armello is a turn-based multiplayer digital board game with strategy and role-playing elements by developer League of Geeks.  The premise of the game is that the king of the land of Armello has fallen ill to a mysterious sickness called The Rot, and a power struggle for his throne has begun.  As each turn commences, the king gets closer and closer to death, and as a result, more corrupt.  

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Players take control of a single clan, lead by a prominent animal character with different attributes that can be enhanced by completing quests, defeating opponents in battle, and acquiring new gear. All of this builds into a final confrontation with the king to take his castle. The first player to defeat the king and take the throne, wins the game.

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Calvino Noir

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Release Date: August 25, 2015
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, iPhone
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Calvino Noir is a 2D side-scrolling stealth adventure game that leans heavily on inspiration from films like Bladerunner and The Third Man, as well as the game Deus Ex, for both its narrative and architectural representations. There are three distinct pillars of importance when defining the Calvino Noir experience: puzzle-solving gameplay, enhanced immersion, and an episodic storyline.  

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In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, the developers cited the authenticity of the architecture within the game world as a key aspect that establishes the game's gritty art style through form.

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong

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Release Date: August 20, 2015
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
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After successfully reviving the Shadowrun series back in 2013 with Shadowrun: Returns and following up with the Dragonfall expansion last year, developer Harebrained Schemes returns with the next official entry, Shadowrun: Hong Kong.  Hong Kong was successfully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year, raising over $1.2 million, achieving the same amount of success as the initial campaign for Returns.  

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Shadowrun is a cRPG that is know for its sci-fi cyberpunk meets high-fantasy magic world that predicates its gameplay on freeform exploration and strategic turn-based combat.

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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power 

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Release Date: August 20, 2015
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Platforms: PC
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The Trine series has enjoyed a relatively quiet run of success since the first game launched back in fall of 2009.  The games have effectively combined 2D platforming, 3D graphical elements, and puzzle solving that revolves around environmental manipulation with a splash of basic combat. All of these elements are kept fresh throughout due to a constant rotation of three characters representative of classic gaming archetypes: a soldier, a wizard and a thief.  

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Trine 3 improves on its own game mechanics by exploring the use of depth for environment traversal, all while maintaining the classic two dimensional plane.

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AAA games tend to make most of the headlines throughout the calendar year.  However, it can be argued that some of the best and most unique gaming experiences come from studios without the backing of big publishers. Independent developers have a great deal more freedom in defining what they want their game to be, and cater towards more of a target audience than the general public.

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As the indie scene has evolved over the years, so has the quality of the games coming from it. There is a steadily growing financial payoff in going indie, and although it's still undoubtedly a riskier business venture, there are more and more developers making the jump, so the competition has become increasingly fierce. 

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This list does not necessarily consist of games with concrete release dates, as delays and uncertainty are the norm among indie titles.  However, these games have at least been slated for release in 2015.  Just bear in mind that this is all subject to change.

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Indie adventure game Hyper Light Drifter coming soon to PC/Mac https://www.gameskinny.com/c7p16/indie-adventure-game-hyper-light-drifter-coming-soon-to-pcmac https://www.gameskinny.com/c7p16/indie-adventure-game-hyper-light-drifter-coming-soon-to-pcmac Mon, 10 Aug 2015 06:58:48 -0400 PencilPusha

Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter is an adventurous two-dimensional RPG game coming to computer screens everywhere this year. It's about a young hero and his small, hovering robot-like companion exploring a vast open-world of different levels, trying to make sense of the world's ruptured condition.

The game began on Kickstarter in September 2013 and Heart Machine was able to raise $645,158 thanks to 24,150 generous gamers. 

There was an Alpha released in 2014 and the gameplay footage from the Alpha was engaging. The hero dashed and teleported across gaps in the ground, zapping nearby enemies with what appeared to be a type of laser gun.

At one point, the hero ran out of ammo, so he unsheathed his sword and slashed his enemies to nothing more than 8-bit puddles of blood. When the hero got hurt, the edges of the screen would darken. Keeping a good stock of ammo and learning to kill foes quickly will ensure a player's survival throughout this game.

Each level has enemies, but also has puzzles and tasks to complete in order to advance to the next stage. Some of the levels have music, but in the Alpha gameplay video, one level was eerily silent, at times only leaving the sound effects of the hero's footsteps for the player's ears to enjoy.

Players assist the hero with their mouse pointers, pointing him in the direction to which he should shoot his laser gun, dash or teleport, and swing his sword. The hero is able to change weapons, obtain ammo from deceased foes, and destroy almost all the debris in a level.

Luckily, most enemies are rather easy to kill with just one laser beam shot. Some enemies, as seen in the Alpha gameplay video, have energy shields, but that still doesn't stop the hero with his mighty sword. The hero's companion sometimes unlocks doors and helps progress through the levels. The only thing it can't do is revive him from death.

Hyper Light Drifter is available for pre-order on HumbleBundle.com and will be on PC, Mac, and Steam later on this year, and eventually will make its way to the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Hyper Light Drifter https://www.gameskinny.com/h7y0s/hyper-light-drifter https://www.gameskinny.com/h7y0s/hyper-light-drifter Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:13:09 -0400 GirlGoneGaming

If you've been stalking Kickstarter lately, then you probably know by now that Alex Preston's Hyper Light Drifter recently obliterated its Kickstarter funding goal, and it's no wonder! HLD is a drop-dead, rob-me-with-my-eyes-open-here's-a-blank-check-GORGEOUS 2D action RPG made in collaboration with Samurai Gunn programmer Beau Blyth, and Drawn To Life composer Disasterpeace.


Set in a post-apocalyptic future, players will assume the role of a Drifter–or a person who goes out and collects old technology and artifacts from the world-that-was. But in Hyper Light Drifter, the protagonist isn't just your average run of the mill Drifter. Your quest carries with it a peculiar urgency since your Drifter is searching for a cure to a crippling disease.

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, steeped in blood and treasure hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease. Echos of a dark and violent past from the dead eras resonate throughout and he can't help but listen.

Also stated on HLD's Kickstarter post the gameplay will be a unique hybrid of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo, and will also have "lightning fast combat, more mobility, an array of tactical options, more numerous and intelligent enemies, and a larger world with a twisted past to do it all in."

Hyper Light Drifter is planned to release sometime for Windows PC in June 2014, but a beta will be taking place sometime between now and then. But be sure to check out the Kickstarter, and definitely try not to drool as you peep the trailer!

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