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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice


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22 minutes ago, quixote_1989 said:

 

 

The game does sort of tell you about permadeath in the beginning, while explaining the "black curse" thingy spreading on Senua's skin.

 

Yeah they straight up tell you if you die too many times you have to start over

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28 minutes ago, dylanjosh said:

 

Yeah they straight up tell you if you die too many times you have to start over

It's a psychology test lol...they're just messing with the psyche of the player...ignore that nonsense and don't count the number of deaths....just enjoy the creepy asmr of them voices :bigyellowgrin:

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Finished the game. Fantastic experience. :majesty:

 

Got frustrated by the combat in the later stage so toned down the difficulty.  There are some invisible walls and sh*t during combat thats annoying af. One time I died and respawned in the middle of combat but Senua wasn't in "combat mode" so was walking around like normal with her sword sheathed. :ko: 

 

Their depiction of psychosis is excellent. I read some accounts of people really having Psychosis and they said it's very accurate, down to the visual colours and stuff. Such a great way to make other people understand what it's like. :majesty:

 

This is 100% a must-play game (for game pass owners) just for that aspect.

 

Admittedly I should have paid more attention to the story since its a very important part of the game. 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, dylanjosh said:

Their depiction of psychosis is excellent. I read some accounts of people really having Psychosis and they said it's very accurate, down to the visual colours and stuff. Such a great way to make other people understand what it's like. :majesty:

 

Yup. It's an example of what the gaming medium is capable of.

 

 

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2 hours ago, dylanjosh said:

Finished the game. Fantastic experience. :majesty:

 

Got frustrated by the combat in the later stage so toned down the difficulty.  There are some invisible walls and sh*t during combat thats annoying af. One time I died and respawned in the middle of combat but Senua wasn't in "combat mode" so was walking around like normal with her sword sheathed. :ko: 

 

Their depiction of psychosis is excellent. I read some accounts of people really having Psychosis and they said it's very accurate, down to the visual colours and stuff. Such a great way to make other people understand what it's like. :majesty:

 

This is 100% a must-play game (for game pass owners) just for that aspect.

 

Admittedly I should have paid more attention to the story since its a very important part of the game. 

 

 

 

 

One of those games that stay with you for a while. Truly a unique experience with headphones on.

 

The big multilevel puzzle area had gotten a bit annoying for me. But I suck at puzzles in general, so..

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On 1/26/2021 at 1:49 PM, dylanjosh said:

Finished the game. Fantastic experience. :majesty:

 

Got frustrated by the combat in the later stage so toned down the difficulty.  There are some invisible walls and sh*t during combat thats annoying af. One time I died and respawned in the middle of combat but Senua wasn't in "combat mode" so was walking around like normal with her sword sheathed. :ko: 

 

Their depiction of psychosis is excellent. I read some accounts of people really having Psychosis and they said it's very accurate, down to the visual colours and stuff. Such a great way to make other people understand what it's like. :majesty:

 

This is 100% a must-play game (for game pass owners) just for that aspect.

 

Admittedly I should have paid more attention to the story since its a very important part of the game. 

 

 

 

Glad you enjoyed this first party MS game :P

 

 

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On 1/26/2021 at 1:49 PM, dylanjosh said:

Finished the game. Fantastic experience. :majesty:

 

Got frustrated by the combat in the later stage so toned down the difficulty.  There are some invisible walls and sh*t during combat thats annoying af. One time I died and respawned in the middle of combat but Senua wasn't in "combat mode" so was walking around like normal with her sword sheathed. :ko: 

 

Their depiction of psychosis is excellent. I read some accounts of people really having Psychosis and they said it's very accurate, down to the visual colours and stuff. Such a great way to make other people understand what it's like. :majesty:

 

This is 100% a must-play game (for game pass owners) just for that aspect.

 

Admittedly I should have paid more attention to the story since its a very important part of the game. 

 

 

 

Yeah they've pretty much nailed the depiction of people suffering from psychosis. Very unfortunate condition, but glad to see the awareness of it being spread via this game. The hellblade feature video is so well made and it explains more about this condition.

 

+1 its a must play game especially if you own the game pass. The story is so well done. Hands down this was one of my best games i played in 2020.

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Late to the party here, just finished it. Why is this game not more popular? Beautiful setting, badass lead, great story, and the combat felt so fulfilling!

 

And with the headphones on, it's one of my best gaming experiences so far. It's close to "Ashtray Maze" segment in Control but lasts the whole game, which is awesome.

 

And such short length of credits, developed by a group of mere 30-40 developers, what a masterpiece!!

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20 minutes ago, iamX said:

Late to the party here, just finished it. Why is this game not more popular? Beautiful setting, badass lead, great story, and the combat felt so fulfilling!

 

And with the headphones on, it's one of my best gaming experiences so far. It's close to "Ashtray Maze" segment in Control but lasts the whole game, which is awesome.

 

And such short length of credits, developed by a group of mere 30-40 developers, what a masterpiece!!

 

I also loved it.

 

But I can understand it's not everyone cup of tea. Too harrowing with that darkness spreading in hand after each death - mechanic.

 

But if you are able to finish it, it's quiet fulfilling.

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22 minutes ago, Vaibhavp said:

 

I also loved it.

 

But I can understand it's not everyone cup of tea. Too harrowing with that darkness spreading in hand after each death - mechanic.

 

But if you are able to finish it, it's quiet fulfilling.

Not for everyone, for sure. But the darkness doesn't cause permadeath like someone rightly mentioned, so finishing it shouldn't be a problem. The puzzles can prove to be a little grindy though. Fulfilling game nonetheless.

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14 minutes ago, iamX said:

But the darkness doesn't cause permadeath like someone rightly mentioned

This itself is meant to make the player feel like they’re experiencing psychosis and the fear of dying. 

 

When the player dies for 2-3 times and sees the rot climbing up, it makes them more fearful of death. 
 

And for those who just want to trigger permadeath and intentionally keep dying over and over again, will be in for a rude awakening when they find out it’s a bluff, again psychosis. 

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