• Publisher: Sorath
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2022
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89

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 30, 2022
    95
    A masterpiece that will have you soaring like an angel through the depths of hell.
  2. 90
    A technical marvel with visuals intended to convey so much information to the player that no amount of gameplay footage will adequately prepare you for them. Hyper Demon is a sequel that expands on and improves a winning formula.
  3. Sep 21, 2022
    90
    HYPER DEMON is a fabulous evolution over the core concept of Sorath's previous game, but it won't be for everyone. The high level of difficulty and demand for skillful play, in addition to the slightly higher price tag of $15 USD, will keep many players away. Others will balk at a game that has only one singular mode to work through, and no amount of leaderboards, interactive tutorials, or its meaty replay and clip feature are likely to make much of a difference. But for HYPER DEMON's target audience, there's really nothing else out there that scratches the same itch, and it's balanced with every bit of the innovation, artistry, and design - to say nothing of the knife-edge precision - that made Devil Daggers such an underrated classic.
  4. Oct 10, 2022
    90
    A superbly focused first person shooter that instantly gets to the heart of the genre, while providing plenty of unique twists – especially in terms of its psychedelic visuals.
  5. Sep 27, 2022
    80
    With its training stages and slew of player replays to help, Hyper Demon feels a lot more approachable than Devil Daggers ever was, despite it being a far more mechanically complex shooter. It's still one that's going to take some time to wrap your head around, and even longer to start mastering, but that path feels far more rewarding when you're working with the knowledge of all its systems and just honing your skill with each new run. It's immensely satisfying to add milliseconds to your best time, enticing run after run to try and nail a new route you've just discovered through the game's rich enemy types. Like Devil Daggers, Hyper Demon is an immensely satisfying distillation of shooter mechanics that is expertly balanced, and it'll be difficult to put down once you get going.
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  1. Sep 22, 2022
    Compact and terrifying, this score-attack shooter feels like it's come from the future. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  2. Sep 26, 2022
    As indebted as the game might be to the bones and essentials of Devil Daggers, Hyper Demon truly looks and plays like nothing else I’ve encountered in 2022. In a year with no shortage of twitch shooters like Neon White and Metal: Hellsinger, Hyper Demon reigns supreme as a bullet-hell shooter par excellence. [Polygon Recommends]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 26, 2022
    10
    HYPER DEMON is more a sport than a traditional game. Think of skateboarding: you take the time to learn a trick - it's painful and strenuous,HYPER DEMON is more a sport than a traditional game. Think of skateboarding: you take the time to learn a trick - it's painful and strenuous, your ankles hurt and you scrape your palms and knees - but as it becomes second nature, the reward is like no other. You now have a new tool to resolve a tricky situation or to simply express yourself. As you become more and more comfortable with the game environment, you gain confidence not just in defeating enemies, but in self expression - your identity comes through in your playstyle, and you gain the desire to show off your signature dance and swagger on the leaderboards.

    The scoring is there to push you out of the birds nest, to force you to build the confidence to become the god of the arena. Whereas in Devil Daggers you were the prey, slowly being ground to dust, in HYPER DEMON you are the predator, a Demon fighting its way out of the hyper plane. To dominate you need to push yourself to your limits. If your score is low, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. If you die too easily, you're pushing yourself too much. Find the right balance for your current skill level, and err on the side of pushing too hard.

    Here's a tip: don't worry about your score. Focus on learning the skateboard, the feel of the glide and momentum, the ollies and grinds. Become comfortable with the arena and the enemies, and take the time to learn tricks and fail over and over again. As you gain confidence your score will naturally ascend. Watch the replays of top scorers and get inspired.

    This game is far more immersive and visceral than VR games - when I stopped playing I was depleted of adrenaline and left with a warped perception of time and space. You may experience Hyper Sickness - symptoms include headache, tense muscles, cramps, dizziness, and fatigue. Be sure to take breaks, hydrate, sit back from your monitor, and loosen your grip.

    HYPER DEMON is a difficult sport but it's more accessible than it might look, if you have the right attitude. Learn the fundamentals and express yourself. If you want a high score, just know that to even come close to the top scorers, to taste just a drop of their immortal blood, you will die a thousand deaths.
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  2. Sep 21, 2022
    9
    Hyper Demon is a remarkable work of ludological purity, a tour de force not just exploring but liberating the joy of movement to new levels.Hyper Demon is a remarkable work of ludological purity, a tour de force not just exploring but liberating the joy of movement to new levels. it is a celebration of classic arcade action, a glimmering jewel of precisely tuned mechanics, all presented in a brave, daring design that commands attention and defies comparison. it shares rank with games like Geometry Wars or Quake, games that take the foundation of action as an artform and elevate them to dizzying new heights. The minimalist goal of climbing a leaderboard might not be quite enough for some, and the visuals are certainly bold enough to offend certain tastes, however if a fiercely challenging, psychedelic hellstorm of fluid yet sharp mechanics is something that piques your interest in the slightest: run as fast as you can to purchase this absolute work of art. final note: may cause excessive bleeding of the eyes (it's a good thing). Expand
  3. Nov 5, 2022
    0
    Can't believe how such a trash, garbage joke gets 89?? While a game with stunning graphics, and creative gameplay such as Scorn gets 71?Can't believe how such a trash, garbage joke gets 89?? While a game with stunning graphics, and creative gameplay such as Scorn gets 71? Gamespot is the trashy video game website that gave Scorn a score of 4, while gave this garbage 8. Well, it's clear and obvious, garbage graphics, gameplay, and sound gets attention from trash critics such as IGN, GameSpot, and so on. Well, wohooo as if they saying let's be different. Expand