Switch owners have been rather spoiled for brilliant indie action-adventures with crunchy combat of late.
Now there’s another to add to the list in Hyper Light Drifter.
It’s got a little of Enter The Gungeon’s balletic top-down shooting, a smidgen of of Hollow Knight’s weighty swordplay, and a light-footed ninja protagonist worthy of Dead Cells.
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To call Hyper Light Drifter derivative would be to do it a grave disservice though. And not just because it predates all of those aforementioned games.
Heart Machine’s game is a brilliantly self-contained experience, and one that seems to play by its own rules. That said, at least a few of them seem to have been borrowed and repurposed from the early Zelda playbook.