Hyper Light Drifter is an indie game with classical, Zelda-style gameplay, and an interesting art style to match. But I’m not here to talk about how pretty the game is. I’m here to ask the most important question of all. How Evil is Hyper Light Drifter?
Not going to lie, this is going to be hard. You see, there are a few theories as to what is happening in the game. I don’t have time to go into all of them, so I’ll do my best to cover the story as I see it. A civilization discovered the secret to immortality. They planned to use this knowledge to make their race live forever. Of course, not everyone agreed with this, and crap hit the fan. The world was pretty much destroyed… and all this is still just the prologue. The Drifter fought in a war against giant creatures, summoned by the destruction, but died in the process of stopping it from spreading.
Game starts here. The Drifter is resurrected by a god… dog… thing and must set out to complete his original mission. Oh yeah, you’re terminally ill during the game. Did I mention that? After a few bosses in the game’s four main areas, you descend to the core to fight – the source of all the death. Of course, you die after defeating the boss but you save the world. That’s good enough, right?
The game is a lot of fun, and the art style is nostalgic, but the story is open for anyone to interpret. The gameplay was solid, and the art style unique. I guess that alone should get it at least a medium rating? Oh, I totally forgot you can play co-op on this game as well, but it’s local only. I guess that will make this game about as evil as a Politician. And that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,