tries to be Zelda
for the computer, but it doesnít quite make it. Itís a fun little game, more reminiscent of the Tomb Raider
series than the Zelda
games, but it doesnít quite match the Ocarina of Time
ís playability. Enough of that, though. Letís talk about Hype
In this game, youíre a soldier from the future (well, itís all medieval, but itís later medieval), and youíre trying to get back to your time. Along the way, youíll encounter baddies and difficult traps and levels and whatnot, and youíll get to learn all sorts of spells and such. You know the drill.
Hypeís gameplay is actually quite good. It has a magic system, which ends up being pretty much useless because your sword tends to do lots more damage than the spells and is easier to use anyway. The swordplay is pretty fun, if standard fare. The gameís puzzles are never so complex as to frustrate you, and the bosses never so difficult as to piss you off. Hype is, truthfully, a great little platform/adventure game. It doesnít really innovate in the genre, but it doesnít really do anything wrong, either. The three elements of magic tend to be used more for solving puzzles than killing enemies.
Well, sometimes the placement of save points is obnoxious because the between level load times are actually rather long, even with a full install. But this is a minor quirk. Hype: The Time Quest is a fun little game.