Universal Hyper Light Drifter (by Abylight S.L.)

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  1. syntheticvoid

    syntheticvoid Well-Known Member

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    No problem, I'm glad it helped!
    =D
     
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  2. Pitta

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    I *THINK* I'm at the end of the game (10-11 hours so far).
    Great stuff.
    The fights are really tight....at first they seem totally impossibile (to me anyway) but after a while they are doable, learning all patterns and bosses combos (there are a TON of bosses too!).

    The music is fantastic, not sure it has been stated enough....combined to the graphics you really feel in an alien world/civilization.

    I still don't really know about the plot...I've seen some cutscenes too but...I really didn't understand them.
    Also, I've nightmares about the weird giant dog that sometimes shows you the way.

    Awesome game....and for a change the best parts (fights AND exploration) are towards the end.
     
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  3. Pitta

    Pitta Well-Known Member

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    Just completed the game.
    What a fight!!!

    Great game that I really enjoyed, but I still have absolutely no clue about what the plot was about.
     
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  4. Pitta

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    For what is worth I completed the game and I never used a combo besides the whirlwind, the only one I can do.
    I’m probably dumb but even after the video (thanks!) I still can’t do them.
    Do I have to select them in any way in the inventory before, like the weapons?
    I have all grayed. (Of course I bought them all).
     
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  5. Anotherkellydown

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    You don’t have to select them. The slash dash is the only one I have so far. I found you have to press the buttons in pretty fast succession to pull it off.
     
  6. houseofg

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    Completely agree. Unless you are sniping (for all of a second because they're coming at you after the first shot, if not sooner) I have no idea how the gun is a feasible weapon in this game, via touch controls at least. Enemies will wail on you while you (good and truly) sit there trying to actually aim with the movement stick. Or maybe I'm just a slow old dude!

     
  7. syntheticvoid

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    I mainly used the guns to take a few shots at enemies before rushing in to the melee action.
    Then take a few dashes away and either heal (if needed) or take a few more shots before dashing back into the battle. I don't think it's really meant to be an avid part of fighting when you're surrounded by enemies, at least not until you get better, and even then - I think only the shotguns are worth using when you're at close range - and never when you're fighting more than one or two enemies.

    Anyway... taking shots from far off and mixing that in with the ability to deflect projectiles (once you get that upgrade) back at the enemies - is a great way to lessen the number of creatures you'll need to take out in most sections. Especially later on in the game.
     
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  8. houseofg

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    Ok makes sense. I have also sort of been successful now in making it part of my dash-slash move. When I slash in a direction the gun should theoretically also be pointed that way already. So I've been trying to dash in, swing and shoot and then try to dash out. Kind of effective if only one or two enemies...I think.
     
  9. syntheticvoid

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    Yeah, that's definitely another good approach - again, especially if you're wielding one of the shotguns (they do a LOT of damage - almost enough that some might say they're overpowered).
     
  10. pathogen541

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    My approach to combat: Kill everything that moves, while looking as awesome as possible doing it.
    Some of the moves are difficult to pull off, like either of the dash combos, but really the timing has to be literally IMMEDIATELY after the slash/dash button is pressed. That charge attack tho....omfg.....so lethal. ALSO, and upgraded shotgun is your bestfriend. Just saying
     
  11. houseofg

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    Okay cool. Still just my starter gun thus far, which feels about as lethal as a...starter gun! Just finally did my first upgrade and chose melee.

    Totally hooked on this one.
     
  12. pathogen541

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    Google the plot and kinda piece it together. Thats the beauty, the plot leaves room for interpretation, and you'll find a lot of different theories around the internet. Where did the Titan's come from? Who were they fighting? Why is the drifter on this world and how did he end up with "the shadow" as I've come to call that sickness he has.

    and also, that last boss, when you finally finish him off, was that not so insanely satisfying? I literally threw my phone down in triumph. that fucker was HARD.
     
  13. houseofg

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    Is the charge attack via shop upgrade to the dash?

    I guess same question on the shotgun- is that a gun upgrade in the shop?

    I'm pretty early days on this but I don't get the sense that there is loot per se.
     
  14. syntheticvoid

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    Ha.... yeah.... that final battle was something else.
    =P

    And I love the story. At least what I was able to piece together. And you're right, it's definitely one of the 'up to interpretation' types of affairs - take as much from it as you want or don't want - see what you want to see type things. Love it.

    I'm in the middle of my first NG+ run through right now.... and running through the game with only a few HP is pretty crazy. I'm not sure that I'll be able to complete it, but.... I'm going to enjoy the hell out of trying.
    =P

    And then after all of that - still got the Boss Rush and New Character modes to look forward to.

    Hmmm.... does anyone know anything about when the Netflix series is going to come out? Or is that still TBD?



    As for upgrades - the dash - dash+attack and attack+dash combos are all available in the shops in town.... weapons are found scattered throughout the world or given out after boss battles, found on dead bodies after the fights - and each gun can have it's clip upgraded once in the gun shop.
     
  15. houseofg

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    Thanks! Look forward to discovering those.
     
  16. syntheticvoid

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    On that note - there are also outfits that have different boosts (like double stamina, activate doors/elevators and pick up health/coins quicker, slash with your sword quicker, ect...). These are found on dead bodies scattered throughout the world.
    Once you find and collect them, you can only change your outfit when you're inside of your home (against the back wall of the room that your bed is in) - and you can choose 3 different parts of your equipment - your cape, your sword and that thing that follows you around and triggers all the doors and whatnot - allowing you to have 3 different perks equipped at any given time.
     
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    I started NG+ and promptly got annihilated. You don’t realize how much of a buffer that HP really is until you only have 3. It goes away .... really fast. Having a fully upgraded drifter is the trade off... that’s always fun to play around with. Idk where to find any of the keys tho!!!!! I’ve not even come close to %100 yet.
     
  18. Ringerill

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    Hey, did any of you managed to complete this Dashing Challenge in the shop?
    It is located in the room at the right of the merchant upgrading the dash power. You have to dash 100 times to unlock the first door and 800 to unlock the second one which contains a suit set I think.
    On PC it should be doable because you can use the keyboard to go straight but with a "touchscreen joystick" it looks impossible to go in a straight line. I constantly end up bumping into walls and stopping my combo metre... Even when I look at solutions on PC or consoles, they all seem to cheat in some way.
    If you managed to pass it, I would really like to hear how you did it. I am somewhat a completionist and want to unlock everything at 100% before finishing the game :)
     
  19. houseofg

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    Wow, I've done something like 70% of the left quadrant of the map (3 of 4 triangle pieces) thus far, and haven't seen any of this at all yet. And I slash everything and check every nook and cranny I can find. Strange.

     
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    Are you able to go upgrade and the go directly back to what ever point you are at?

    Or do you have to wait for certain times?
     

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