‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2’ review: great to look at – but otherwise disappointing | NME

NME writes: "Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 would make an amazing film, but a video game needs more than good looks and impressive technology."

gold_drake27d ago

yeh, this is what ive seen alot, praising the graphics but anything else is mediocre at best.

Sonic188127d ago

Just like the first game. Great to look at but was just a walking simulator with a fee combat sections

Jingsing27d ago

Sounds like that free Matrix demo we got.

S2Killinit27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Sounds like they could Have saved a lot of money by making a pretty cgi video.

ravens5227d ago

It's blowing my mind that this has a higher score than Stellar Blade lol. Makes no sense.

Rynxie27d ago

Ms is one of the three US corporations that own majority of US media.

Elda27d ago

Exactly. Stellar Blade so far is my action GOTY & I'm quite sure there are others with the same mindset. I'm now playing a new game + something I very rarely do with video games.

anast27d ago

It has a higher score than Hellblade on Open Critic.

repsahj27d ago

It also got invisible walls like starfield. XD

Terry_B27d ago

"its a feature" - Phil Spencer ;)

repsahj27d ago

It's weird. Games like spider-man 2 and helldivers 2 solve this issue, why this game stick with invisible walls.

anast27d ago

The Order was released in 2015. This shows how far Xbox is behind.

garos8227d ago

the order 1866 had better gameplay, and far more potential than hellblade 1

anast27d ago

This game is getting killed out there.

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Digital Foundry: Unreal Engine 5 | What Can Game Developers Learn From Hellblade 2?

Hellblade 2 is the most visually accomplished game seen so far in 2024 and a true UE5 showcase - and there's plenty PC developers can learn from it.

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purple1013d ago (Edited 3d ago )

they learnt series S can only manage 900p!! 😳

, - sorry I had to

this post on twitter, shows even worse.


dRanzer3d ago

They can learn not to do boring games 🫢

jznrpg3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

If you go for a graphic type game you better have a great story like Heavy Rain or have some good gameplay. Can’t make a game with amazing graphics but nothing to make you want to continue playing it.

PrinceOfAnger2d ago

What good gameplay in Death stranding , Detroit , heavy rain, until dawn ? you call press X to continue " cutscenes" fun games? I am sorry these are movie games or "tech-demos" too!

But i know some like this type of games.
Maybe Hellblade is not for you?


Elda2d ago

Every game you mentioned with the exception of Until Dawn I played to the very end & enjoyed them. I can't say that about Hellblade 2. I only played 2 hours which I forced myself to & I haven't gone back to it since & that was 2 weeks ago.

MrNinosan2d ago

You obviously didn't play Death Stranding.
And even Detroit, Heavy Rain, Beyond two Souls and Until Dawn is far more gameplay than Hellblade.

mkis0072d ago

You just mentioned a goty winner...are you only able to see the surface of things. Not capable of looking deeper?

P_Bomb2d ago

All those games had more gameplay or story than Hellblade 2. I’m still in ch.4 where I stalled out of boredom.

repsahj2d ago

I platinumed Detroit because of engaging story and gameplay dude.

andy852d ago

Detroit was outstanding storywise. How can you compare that? I played through it 4 times for different story paths

isarai2d ago

Good lord u made yourself look stupid, painfully obvious you haven't played any of those games.