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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:44:15 PM »
Is anyone else has off the charts hyped for this as I am? Only a few more days!!!!

Today's release trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfiS_PV3V-4

I've been following this game for a couple years. I preordered it the day it hit the store. It just looks so amazing.

For those who haven't followed it, some tidbits:

- It's made by Ninja Theory (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DMC: Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword)
- Website link: http://www.hellblade.com/   The dev video blogs are phenomenal.
- The game explores schizophrenia. To this end, they met with tons of psychiatrists and sufferers of schizophrenia to represent it accurately and fairly in the game.
- The 3d sound in this is mindblowing. I am so excited to play it with a full 5.1 speaker set up cranked in volume.
- The girl who plays the lead character (Senua) is also one of the dev team - a video editor. She started off as a placeholder, just helping them on the tech for the game and they loved her performance so much they offered her the job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFhzVtHwJjA
- The real-time graphics in this. OMFG. Like seriously... check this shit out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNXEjNkEs0

Look at these graphics!

Oh. Store link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/414340/Hellblade_Senuas_Sacrifice/

Best part? $29.99



HYYYYPPPPPPE!

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 10:23:45 AM »
I really enjoyed their previous two games. I look forward to adding this to my backlog  ;D

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
ONE MORE HOUR TO RELEASE OMG SO HYPE WOOO

Alas, I have to go to bed, then to work, so I can't play til tomorrow evening.

But hey, at least it's preloaded.

I don't recall when the last time I was this excited for a new release.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 03:38:26 AM »
Reports are that the game is good, but that it is quite bugged, so you may want to wait for a patch. Just second hand information mind you, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 06:23:57 AM »
Oh I'll be diving in immediately after work.

I haven't heard of any particular bugginess from any of my friends who have been playing it. We shall see!

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 08:35:59 AM »
There seems to be a part at some point that's time limited, and failing to do it the first time triggers a checkpoint... where the checkpoint loading + starting animation make it IMPOSSIBLE to succeed.

Anyways, not meaning to rain on your parade, since the game does look interesting and is something I'll pick up at some point too.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 12:10:36 PM »
I will add this to this list of the games I want to play.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 10:01:09 PM »
So... a couple hours into Hellblade.

Yeah, this game is everything I hoped it would be.

The story is fantastic. The gameplay is compelling. The combat is fun. The graphics are off the charts. And the sound... omg the sound. I'm playing it with a nice 5.1 surround speaker set up and it's just mindblowingly glorious. This game needs surround or, at the very least, good headphones. And so far I haven't encountered a single bug.

I can't stop taking screenshots. It's just redonkulously good looking.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 10:22:36 PM »
Nearing the end of this, I think. No bugs yet. Still off the charts amazing. I'm torn between this and Horizon Zero Dawn for my GOTY. HZD would win for sheer "gameplay" and size, but this has atmosphere and story and lore in spades. Both are visual masterpieces. Hellblade's audio is the greatest thing I've ever heard from my PC.

Basically, they're both freaking awesome.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 01:48:11 PM »
Welp, I finished that.

Hellblade is, bar none, the greatest story I've ever experienced in a video game. Backed up by amazing sound and graphics and acting, and intensity that starts at 11 and never backs off.

Not the best GAME ever (the combat is passable and fun but not groundbreaking and the puzzles are interesting but nothing that's going to keep you up late at night pondering), but easily the best story. And the ending was just phenomenal. Pure and simple, a storytelling masterpiece that I feel everyone should experience.



PS: Never hit a bug all the way through.
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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 02:53:20 AM »
Sounds great! I will definitely play this by 2025 :D

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 04:15:09 PM »
Sounds great! I will definitely play this by 2025 :D

It's actually a reasonably short game,  so may be easier to tackle with than, say, Witcher 3 ;)

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
Hehe yeah. Most people seem to finish it in about 8ish hours. I spent about 14 in it but a lot of that was in photo mode... or Steam group chatting with the game idling.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 10:44:48 AM »
That explains the cheaper price.  Still, I am looking forward to playing this.

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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 05:31:21 PM »
Well yes. On release they came right out and said "You get a AAA-quality game of 8-or-so hours, for half the price of a standard AAA game." Seems legit. Worth every penny. I'd have felt I got my money's worth at $60, really.