146 words about Hyper Light Drifter
Glimmering among the ruins of giants
It's Hyper Light Drifter. The zillion purple and diamond-filled indie games of sprawling, Moebius-inspired vistas; the promise of a streamlined action RPG, containing within it the scope and intrigue of something more vast; the personal narrative wrenched into something wordless and fantastical; the combat, being good; the analogue menace of Disasterpeace's soundtrack, crackling through the headphones — christ, this game! It's still Hyper Light Drifter: Even Zelda has learned the lessons of Dark Souls, now. But only Hyper Light Drifter imputed the lessons of A Link To The Past, I think; there's a warmth to the mystery here, something breathy and playful about the dash and blast of its guns. The gaming landscape is littered with the ruins of giants who attempted to recreate the glory of Zelda and Fumito Ueda, but only one game, tiny and brave, stands still. Do you know what it is?