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Available on:PCJan 30, 2020

Developer: Hyperstrange

Genres: Action, RPG

ELDERBORN is a Metal Action Fantasy Slasher with brütal FPP melee combat and souls-like/RPG character progression. In the times of legend, the barbarian tribes need a new dark messiah. The player becomes a merciless slayer who will uncover ancient secrets in the city of doom, and forge their own destiny. This ambitious indie game, five years in the making, combines old-school single-player feel, a classic heroic story, and modern level of skill-based challenge. All this and more creates an action-packed, lore-filled, engaging adventure that will last 8-10 hours in a single play-through. Prepare for: Skill-based, souls-like melee combat in first person perspective, complete with 11 varied weapons to master Character progression and skill system that allows you to play the game in your very own way A hand-crafted, mysterious, and dangerous world to explore - catacombs, ancient, monolithic city, and more A large selection of enemies, each with their own fighting style, tricks, strengths, and weaknesses An epic and somewhat exotic original heavy metal soundtrack with an occasional electronic beat An unapologetic tribute to Robert E. Howard-esque heroic fantasy and the awesome pop-culture of the 80's and 90's Get barbaric!

Elderborn Critic Reviews

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.

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Elderborn is brutal battles and heavy metal. Nothing more, nothing less.

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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.

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