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Old 08/08/2017   #1
lithiumkatana17
Default Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice [PS4, Xbox One, PC]

A little surprised no one has made a thread for this game yet.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was developed by Ninja Theory by a small team of only 20 people. It's a mid-sized game, with about 8-10 hours of gameplay, so it's only being sold at half the price of regular game.

Set during the age of Vikings, the game focuses on a Celtic warrior named Senua, and follows her journey through hell to retrieve her dead lover's soul after their village is raided and everyone is killed. And the catch? She suffers from psychosis. The multitude of voices she hears will serve to guide you through the game as much as they deter you from your goal. And also freak you the hell out. The trailers I've watched are incredibly haunting. It's not a horror game, so to speak, but it's hard not to get chills when you watch some of the scenes in the trailers and gameplay videos.

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Apparently the team did their research during this game, consulting with doctors and many people who actually suffer from the condition, so they do it as much justice as possible.

I mean, the story alone has me sold, but being made by a passionate dev team who wants to shed light on mental illness, and get it right as much as possible? Take my money.

I mean, this imagery is incredibly haunting.
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Old 08/08/2017   #2
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VALHALLA I AM COMING!

looks good, nice n' gory.
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Old 08/08/2017   #3
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NeoGAF's review thread.

As the time of this writing, the game currently agregated average is 79 on OpenCritic and 81 on MetaCritic.

And due to the nature of heavily anticipated games and scored reviews being source of controversy among fans, Jim Stearling gave the game a 1/10, here's the explanation of why he did that.

EDIT: Tangent to the reviews. Warning about the game:

Die too much in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and it’ll erase your save
EDIT2: It seens the system is possibly a bluff.

Edit 3: Jim Stearling redid his review of the game, changing it to a 7/10. https://youtu.be/n4v7BQoMTGU

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Old 08/08/2017   #4
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I just saw someone playing a bit of this on Twitch's frontpage, and it looks fucking EXCELLENT.





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Old 08/08/2017   #5
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Lulcielid wrote: Warning about the game:
Die too much in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and it’ll erase your save
EDIT2: It seens the system is possibly a bluff.
Well, it appears I will be playing on Easy mode then.

EDIT:

Interesting video I just found about the supposed permadeath in the game.

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Old 08/09/2017   #6
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I watched Lomadia (Hannah of the Yogscast) do a first video on this, and also had my lady watch it as well, and she was INSTANTLY sold on the game along with me, so we picked it up. We'll likely be diving head into it by some time this weekend.

Really hoping that this sets a standard for games like this with small dev teams, and shorter overall length for less cost.





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Old 08/09/2017   #7
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X-SOLDIER wrote: I watched Lomadia (Hannah of the Yogscast) do a first video on this, and also had my lady watch it as well, and she was INSTANTLY sold on the game along with me, so we picked it up. We'll likely be diving head into it by some time this weekend.

Really hoping that this sets a standard for games like this with small dev teams, and shorter overall length for less cost.





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I watched about an hour and half's worth of gameplay, but I don't want to watch anymore because I actually want to play it. I likely won't have the 30 bucks to spend on it until I get paid next week, so I'll have to wait.
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Old 08/09/2017   #8
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Yeah this game looks quite interesting. It's amazing to think only 20 people made it. I love seeing indie games or games developed by small teams get some attention.
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Old 08/09/2017   #9
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20 people is actually a pretty big team already, . Well idk how it looks but still.
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Old 04/14/2018   #10
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So I finally bought this game last weekend and started playing it. Haven't finished it yet, but what I've experienced so far is nothing short of amazing. The 5 BAFTAs it won recently are incredibly well-deserved. Also watched the series of development diaries for the game; Ninja Theory put an incredible amount of thought and research into this project. It's a beautiful game to play.

Here's the trailer for the game on Xbox One:

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Old 07/25/2018   #11
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