Thursday, April 02, 2020
"HyperParasite" lives up to the "hyper" portion of its name.
The twin-stick, top-down shooter has you rampage between rooms, possessing passers-by and assuming their abilities to take down enemies, open passageways and maneuver through foreboding terrain.
As a bitter alien life form who seeks to upend humanity, you work your way from street lowlifes, all the way up to the upper echelons of government hierarchy.
The endgame is nothing short of sparking the apocalypse.
"HyperParasite" makes being evil and destructive feel oh-so-good.
Developer Troglobytes Games delivers an energetic, lightning-paced romp that never lets up on its momentum.
There's often so much going on in each single-screen zone that it's tough to keep tabs on what's happening, but the chaotic feel only adds to the pulsing energy of the affair.
While many of the challenges presented by "HyperParasite" can be dispatched with the same formula, there's enough fun and inventiveness in the routine to keep it feeling fresh more often than not. "HyperParasite" counts on its appeal thriving as things get out of control.
Publisher provided review code.