Hellhunter is a supernatural investigative hunting RPG, where you assume the role of a freelance hunter building your career towards uncovering the ultimate terror.Potential Reasons to Love:
That art. Oh my God, look at that art. It's gorgeous and creepy and wonderful to look at. The look evokes memories of Sanitarium and Stasis, two of my favourite adventures, so you know I'm willing to be all over this.
That perspective. I'm a fan of top-down stuff, and this isometric style certainly falls into that category. Feels like not a lot of games these days are using this sort of fixed-perpsective 3/4 view stuff along with near-"realistic" art, so yeah I'm on board.
That premise. You're a paranormal investigator, which means you can't go in guns blazing. First you have to scope out the scene, collect evidence and figure out what you're dealing with, and THEN go in guns blazing... with the right ammunition, of course. I love that concept so much.
Creepy vibes. I made a passing mention to the creepiness in the art, but it bears repeating, this game looks creepy in every good way.
Procedural levels. Every mission is procedurally generated, which means fresh experiences every time you play, right?
Frighteningly complex. Reading through the Kickstarter page (linked below), the game loop seems very complex. This isn't going to be a game for the casual crowd (darn), but hopefully there'll be some handholding for those of us who just want to get spooked out and blast some evil spirits back into hell ;)
Nightmare backer tier. I have a thing for nightmares, so seeing a backer tier named such is a-okay with me.
Just overall awesome-looking. It's almost 9am, which means I need to sleep since the bill-paying job happens overnight. But I'm willing to forego a little bit of sleep to post about this game because God damn does it hit all the right notes with me. It's creepy-looking, with gorgeous art, an appealing premise, and a gameplay loop that seems to be deep and engaging. Everything about it looks lovely, and you should probably back it right now so it can be developed and I can bug the developers for a review copy when it releases :D
For More Information:
Official site here.
Back is on Kickstarter here.