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Patch Notes from 01/06/2017

General

  • All memory pieces can now be found in the main menu once unlocked
  • A message is now shown on the screen when a new objective is given
  • Completely overhauled menu, giving much easier access to the game's settings
  • You can now store and load savegames manually & the game creates backup savegames for key plot moments, giving an easy way to go back and continue exploration
  • Can now scroll the last text log

Gameplay

  • Improved drop shadow visibility
  • Drop shadow now also goes downwards from fumiko and connects to the lower drop shadown, giving a clearer hint on where to land
  • Increased collider sizes to collect flying orbs by a huge margin
  • Reduced player respawn time to 2 seconds
  • Added new ability: Drop downwards by pressing X or f (a downwards jump with infinite charges)
  • Endless jumping is now introduced earlier in the game
  • Multijump is now introduced earlier in the game
  • Enemies will now reset to their spawn location when the player dies
  • Vastly improved push bots (enemies) visibility
  • Dash now uses the Right Trigger (RT) on gamepads instead of the B button

Levels & Homeworlds

  • Overhauled introduction to the game, adding a new starting area and tutorializing things in a more effective way
  • Improved several jumping puzzles to require less precision jumping
  • Completely overhauled the I.M. Server, removing invisible platforms, adding hints and improving visual structure
  • Added several subtle visual hints to levels to improve direction and distance judging
  • Tweaked the kronos puzzle to require less iterations to solve, increased collider sizes for the well
  • Reduced number of explosions needed to defeat the last boss
  • Added 6 new homeworlds to Hyperion with new dialogues and vistas
  • Added two maps to Hyperion for easier navigation
  • Added large visual hints for maps and points of interest in Hyperion
  • Added two public attractions to Hyperion

Story

  • Reworked story progression in Hyperion, giving a clearer goal to follow and guiding the player to either continue or exit the chapter
  • Added distortion to several places in Hyperion (homeworlds getting corrupted), improving exploration in this chapter of the game
  • Tweaked & rewrote multiple dialogues and story passages
  • Added multiple new dialogues and some new story instances
  • Added and improved several camera pans

Achievements

  • Added a new Steam achievement to Hyperion: Lonely Dancer

Other

  • Moved a memory piece to a different, more logical position
  • Fixed waterfall not being influenced by sound settings in Ariana's homeworld
  • Added new animations to casual humans
  • First Person look can now be used when the camera is zoomed out by a script
  • Can now invert Camera X
  • Fixed accidental text skipping when completing text with Button A or Space
  • Many small bugfixes
  • Many small improvements
  • Dialogue now prevents death in most circumstances