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  • Summary: A dystopian world presents an ambience of dislocation, menace and tough love which is set around World War III. The unseen aggressor marauding and consuming its way through the population is a parasitic organism capable of making hosts of unsuspecting human beings, consuming what’s left ofA dystopian world presents an ambience of dislocation, menace and tough love which is set around World War III. The unseen aggressor marauding and consuming its way through the population is a parasitic organism capable of making hosts of unsuspecting human beings, consuming what’s left of their souls and wreaking unfathomable havoc. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 5, 2020
    80
    HyperParasite delivers an enjoyable, well-rounded roguelite experience on the Nintendo Switch. While it stumbles at times, the addictive gameplay, unapologetic 80’s references, and unique approach to the genre help dull the pain of its limited, sometimes-repetitive level design.
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    80
    My time spent with HyperParasite was a lot of fun. Aside from the difficulty at times, it was enjoyable to take over host bodies. Being able to take over people and use different abilities kept the game feeling fresh. HyperParasite is definitely worth the asking price of $17.99.
  3. Apr 8, 2020
    70
    Unfortunately, the graphics and overall presentation don’t hold up quite as well at the gameplay itself. The environments are nice enough and display an '80s aesthetic that works rather well, but the character models themselves lack detail, resulting in a bit of difficulty telling them apart during the more hectic moments. We also noticed some slowdown here and there, but thankfully this is minimal. If you’re not too fussed about detailed visuals, then HyperParasite will no doubt keep you hooked with its unique parasite gameplay mechanic and exciting gun-play.
  4. Apr 6, 2020
    70
    HyperParasite is an extremely difficult shooter / brawler but with a very good atmosphere. It may despair you because of dying again and again, but its battles are always fun thanks to the many characters you can control.
  5. Apr 8, 2020
    70
    Rogue-lite and bullet hell fans will both find something to enjoy about HyperParasite, a retro 80's-themed bullet hell roiling over with mean streets and terrible hairdos.
  6. Apr 16, 2020
    70
    HyperParasite is a solid roguelite with some good ideas and also some flaws. Even so, it’s an interesting title for those who like the genre, particularly in coop.
  7. 65
    Hyperparasite leans heavily on its setting to stand-out from other top-down shooters, and in that sense, it succeeds in having a great, dark, B-movie tone that feels distinct and engaging. There’s a real variety to the different host bodies you vulture off-of, which would provide a great flow of hoping from body-to-body if some of them didn’t just feel like they will set you behind by doing so. If you have a craving for a twin-stick shooter that’ll keep you engaged for a while with an interesting premise, Hyperparasite can provide some brief fun, but be prepared for some grind to unlock new flesh suits and a better experience on the TV.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 7, 2020
    10
    I've played hours of HyperParasite to discover that really there are some "more than meets the eye" moments scattered here and there.
    Just
    I've played hours of HyperParasite to discover that really there are some "more than meets the eye" moments scattered here and there.
    Just bear with me for the following lines.
    The mechanic to possess your enemies allows you to take advantage of the presence of certain enemies on the screen. You need to make split-second decisions and adapt your gameplay instantly to survive.
    Of course it more obvious when you unlock more enemies: the more you unlock, the easier the game becomes.
    The unlocking process might appear to be grindy at first glance, but once you discover some strategies (Luck, the customer of the month, and so on) it becomes totally mitigate and manageable.
    Once the game has taught to hop from an host-bodies to the next, it might happen that you possess a mini-boss and you want to keep it alive as much as you can! So the build of the whole run will shift towards another direction and that is so cool!
    The game is a challenging rogue-lite but never unfair. If you lose your run, there is always a reason and you know that the next run can be better, and go for different strategies.
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  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    The work here is great and really is one of the best roguelikes out there. You'll love the idea of possessing enemies to take advantage ofThe work here is great and really is one of the best roguelikes out there. You'll love the idea of possessing enemies to take advantage of their skills. Anytime this happens a shot of adrenaline will possess you changing the urgency of the run. The soundtrack is also sublime taking you straight back to the '80s. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    Such a great rogelike game. A little bit hard specially at the very beginning but a good game with new ideas and creative Gameplay.
  4. Dec 19, 2020
    8
    Cool, brutal, unforgiving and cool (I said it already). Game's rad, got my butt kicked endless times and I am still trying to beat it, mightCool, brutal, unforgiving and cool (I said it already). Game's rad, got my butt kicked endless times and I am still trying to beat it, might be the first time this happens. Buy this or die sad. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2020
    6
    A fun shooting game / melee game but somewhere along the way it loses the thrill. Be prepared to farm and die often. The game froze / crashedA fun shooting game / melee game but somewhere along the way it loses the thrill. Be prepared to farm and die often. The game froze / crashed a couple of times with which rendered in that we get to replay from the beginning. Put the game on high resolution and enjoy the game and music. But it won't be that much more fun. The co-op mode makes it more fun but it doesn't get any easier. Expand