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Genres: Action, RPG
Elderborn is almost a good game. It's got most of the ingredients that would require, such as strong visuals, tight gameplay, and varied enemies. But the placement of those enemies is so terrible and ill-conceived that it basically ruins the entire game. That along with a third act that feels like the game just gives up do a whole lot to damage what could have been a very compelling experience.
Elderborn is an old-school slasher game that provides lots of fun in a very simple way. Feeling of smashing the hordes of monsters is incredibly satisfying. However, developers should work more on bosses design, fighting them is too easy. Another minus is leveling system which in my opinion should be more elaborate. Elderborn is good value for money and easily can help you relax after a tough day.
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ELDERBORN spent five years in development to include Steam Early Access, and it doesn’t feel like enough still. It’s an unremarkable, yet interesting bite-sized Souls-like that’s worth playing, but at a discount. There’s a lot of squandered opportunity here, but the small team at Hyperstrange clearly has passion and talent. ELDERBORN wears its influences on its sleeve, and I can appreciate that.