Hyper Light Drifter is backbreaking, but never needlessly so. The dash-and-slash game is in equal parts elegantly designed and punishing, posing the fairest challenge I've ever encountered in a game. A year post-release, Hyper Light Drifter's clean (and ball-busting) gameplay still has me addicted to the adrenaline rush.


I've been thinking about Erend from Horizon: Zero Dawn.

I've been thinking about Erend a lot.

Erend, that loveable buffoon. What a guy! Erend is nice. Erend likes a drink, but who's judging? Erend screws things up every now and then, but his heart's in the right place.

Erend is great. Erend is a nice guy.

But Erend makes me feel a bit weird.