Hunt In The Night got us all worked up. For one it’s a game we haven’t touched before, which always makes us giddy with excitement. And secondly, we do love a good game that’s got demons and vampires in it. Luckily for us, this one got both and then some. It also got demon hunters, which is also the theme of this particular article.
We wrote about cool vampires for our Redfall article. You can look back at it here. And of course, we looked back at the first season of True Blood for our Bloodlines article. You can also check it out here. But who can forget the legendary Lady Dimitrescu? We devoted an entire article to her as well, and you can check it out here.
However, we’re here about Hunt In The Night.
What’s Hunt In The Night All About?
Developed by Moonlight Games and published by Dangen Entertainment, Hunt In The Night is s a retro-style action-adventure game that combines fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy lore. You get to play as Vesper. A virtuous member of ‘The Stalkers,’ and explore the vast world of Medhram. A place filled with ruins and horrors. So, go through dungeons full of gruesome enemies, and fight challenging bosses. And of course, use your arsenal of weapons and dark powers to take back the Night.
It is the 9th Age of humanity. The cycle of the day is ruled by humans, the night one by horrid creatures. Despite its efforts, humanity is annihilated with every arrival of the Night.
A group of humans, calling themselves ‘The Stalkers,’ discovered how to use the power of darkness to their advantage and fought the Night. However, it was not enough, and with every new dawn, humanity rose again knowing that, with darkness, comes extinction.
Humanity found the ‘Seal of Night,’ an artifact that allowed them to stop the cycle in an everlasting day. In exchange for a blood oath that The Stalkers were willing to pay, the sun ruled for hundreds of generations and, for the first time, hope was a beacon of light. Yet fate proved unstoppable, and they paid the ultimate price.
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What Are The Steam Comments Saying About It?
Dr. Wolf wraps up his review with: I can say this is among the best “souls-like” games I’ve tried.
While Indevilduality adds: Very fun game, was exceedingly hard to put down. As if Dark Souls attempted to make a classic Legend of Zelda version of their game with Devil May Cry and Castlevania elements thrown in.
And What Goes Well With Hunt In The Night You Might Ask?
Well, we figured a list of awesome demon/vampire hunters would go perfectly with this game. There are no restrictions here. We’ve got some hunters that are from TV and some that are more cinematic. Which ones made the cut? Scroll down to find out.
We’re starting this list with a bang. Why? Well because we’ve got a half-Demon on this list. However, that half-demon is also a demon hunter, and because of that, he’s forgiven. It’s also why Hellboy belongs on this list. Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists but was brought up by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. Who formed the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He spends his days working for the B.P.R.D. An international non-governmental agency, and let’s face it, he also spends his day against dark forces. That includes Nazis, demons and witches. There are currently two Hellboy movies from the original Guillermo Del Toro vision. And one disastrous reboot that we all like to forget.
Fun fact: Guillermo del Toro opted to do this movie over Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
Buffy Summers is the only lady on this list, but that doesn’t make her any less of a demon hunter. However, it was hard for us to choose which Buffy to go with. The Buffy that was played by Kristy Swanson in the 1992 movie. Or the Sarah Michelle Gellar version from the cult TV series, Buffy? Both are created by Joss Whedon, after all.
Our pick is Sarah Michelle’s version of Buffy. She’s a Slayer (with a special gift, strength and skills to fight vampires and the forces of darkness). And she kicks ass, all the while carrying out her destiny in the small town of Sunnydale. What’s not to like?
Fun fact: It cost $5,000 to “dust” a vamp using computer graphics.
First and foremost, let us just say that we’re just as excited about the upcoming Constantine sequel as you are. We’ve got countless messages after we mentioned the sequel in our Keanu Reeves article. So, there. We can’t wait for Constantine 2 as well. But why on this list? Well, because he’s awesome. And not just because Keanu Reeves is in the titular role. He’s a cynical exorcist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true forms. He can also travel between Earth and Hell and yeah. Hunt and kill some notorious demons. Which earned him a place on this list. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan wit, ruthless cunning, and constant chain smoking. But at the same time, he’s passionate and driven by the desire to do good in the world.
Fun fact: The musician Sting was a visual inspiration for the character.
The Winchester Brothers
If you’re a fan of Supernatural, then you’re very familiar with the Winchester Brothers. Dean and Sam Winchester that is. Two brothers who are tasked with hunting demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. It had 15 seasons, several novels, plenty of spin-off series and a podcast too. Plenty of material for the fans out there. Sadly, one of the spin-off series (the Winchesters) just got the boot after just one season, but hey. The fans have plenty of other material to keep them satisfied.
Fun fact: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (John Winchester) is only twelve years older than his on-screen oldest son, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester).
Are You A Fan Of Hunt In The Night?
Let us know if you are. And feel free to share some of your favorite demon hunters. We’d love to know all about them.