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Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good

Nov 02 // Patrick Hancock    @therealhancock

Beauty in motion

Hyper Light Drifter, the recently Kickstarted action RPG, has released a new combat video and by gosh is it stunning. The animation is incredibly fluid and the music, courtesy of Disasterpeace, is somber enough to contrast the fast-paced action on screen and bring it down to reality. Not hearing the music ramp up just because some enemies show up is a wonderful way to down play encounters.

Besides the aesthetic, the video shows of the swordplay, gunplay, missile slicin', dashing, and shield push mechanics. Combining these mechanics gives the player a nice amount of options when dealing with crowd control. Some players may favor pushing enemies back with the shield and then unloading bullets into their faces. Maybe you're more of a dash-and-cut man, which is what I tend to favor. Or perhaps you've stacked up so many grenades because you always forget to use them so now is as good a time as any!

Hyper Light Drifter is one of those games that has to be seen in motion, and this video just proves it.


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destructoid's previous coverage:
Hyper Light Drifter


  Oct 10

Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31

It's not too late to try it out for yourself


  Mar 18

Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

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  Mar 14

Here's some info on how Hyper Light Drifter is going to play

Here's hoping the gameplay is as good as the visuals


  Feb 03

Bittersweet: Hyper Light Drifter pushed back

'We're all working as hard as we can within reason'


  Oct 11

Hyper Light Drifter coming to the Wii U too

Another stretch goal hit with less than 48 hours to go


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