This game is rated PEGI 12+
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Hyper Light Drifter Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
You dash through lush woods and crystal lagoons, and you fight poison wolves and old knights with an electric blue sword and a modifiable gun. Rather than scavenging ammunition you gain bullets by hitting enemies and objects with the energy sword. This, along with the rapid approach of increasingly difficult monsters, makes battles frantic and reaction-based. As you progress you can upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.
But alongside this brash neon combat threads a story, underscored by orchestral music, about the tragedy of the world's dark and violent past. You discover a land steeped in treasure, blood and dilapidated architecture. You are haunted by an insatiable illness and must travel deep into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.
Rated PEGI 12 because it features moderate violence to fantasy characters caused through the use of bladed weapons and firearms. Small characters can be quickly killed and then disappear. Larger characters will respond realistically to being attacked, and either disappear after a few hits or will fall to the ground and remain in view. Regardless of the size of the character attacked, hits are indicated by large and small blood splatters.
ESRB TEEN Blood and Gore and Violence
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