Elderborn is a slasher, developed by independent Polish studio Hyperstrange, founded in April 2015. The source of inspiration for the developers were cult productions like Dark Messiah of Might and Magic and Arx Fatalis, as well as the Souls series.
Elderborn takes us on a journey to a fantastic land, whose inhabitants centuries ago managed to fight off an attack from the mysterious and terrifying Golden Army. Hundreds of years later, a long-forgotten enemy has returned, and the task of the gamer playing the role of a fearless warrior is to reveal the secret of his power and deal with him once and for all.
In Elderborn we observe the action from the first person perspective (FPP). When we travel through gloomy locations, among which we can find sows bathed in darkness or dismal ruins, we are mainly engaged in fighting with our opponents. Opponents such as bandits, undead or various monsters like oversized scorpions are eliminated with a wide range of white weapons. The clashes are dynamic, and during them we must not only block attacks, make rapid evasions and lead quick counter-attacks, but also carefully watch the movements of enemies to find their potential weak points, with gaps in the defense at the forefront.
Although the three-dimensional graphics of Elderborn do not look particularly impressive from a technical point of view, ingenious opponents and gloomy location designs may appeal. The game goes on to the accompaniment of a heavy metal soundtrack effectively warming us up to the battle.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 780M or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit