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Hyper Light Drifter
The beautiful pixel-art presentation of Hyper Light Drifter is worth the price of admission alone. Okay, really, it's the super-smooth and fast-paced gameplay that really sets this game apart. Like Immortal Planet, this is an isometric RPG with Souls-lite influences, but we're throwing it under the Metroidvania banner.
Why? Because, for once, Hyper Light Drifter isn't some intensely hard test of patience. The battles are still thrilling, but you'll reload after each boss attempt, no worse for wear -- exploring every area and using your quick shifting powers to cross small spaces is a pleasure when the world looks this good.