HyperDot Review

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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

HyperDot is a dodging game, where you control a small circle and must move to avoid collisions with other shapes. It sounds too simple to be fun, but the cover design and variation in challenge make it a really enjoyable game.

You work your way through 100 different levels in the main game. Sometimes the visuals are different (like playing in the dark or on ice) and sometimes the mechanics change, like time only moving forward when you move (like Superhot. The difficulty grows but so does the intrigue with each new style of challenge.

There's a multiplayer mode where you compete with up to four people to see who can last the longest. Players can join and leave when they want which makes it easy to play in a family. There's even a level editor to make your own challenges.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: PC and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Creative and Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Doesn't have difficulty options, but starts quite easy. Full gameplay integration Xbox Adaptive Controller and eye-tracking.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

1 Stick: Can play with 1 stick.

Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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