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Hellblade II Gameplay PC 4K - RTX 4090 (an amazing cinematic opening with little gameplay)

CG writes: We spend around 40 minutes playing the opening of Hellblade II on PC (Gamepass version), running max settings but with DLSS set to Quality. So, effectively playing the game at 1440p despite the render res being set to 4K. As you can see, the RTX 4090 GPU sits around the 70% usage mark using these settings which are capped at 60fps. Aside from the technical details though, we found the opening gameplay a little underwhelming. Sure, audio is top-quality sublime, and UE5 provides some fantastic visual nuances, yet the gameplay just felt sacrificed for cinematic posturing. We are going to assume the gameplay becomes more of a focus moving forwards as the opening here felt less interactive that its predecessor which also begins in/on the water.

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Jingsing31d ago

I'll wait for someone to record the game and convert it to an FMV for the SEGA MEGA CD port.

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Edge Issue 399 Review Scores: Hellblade 2, Still Wakes The Deep & More

Issue # 399 of Edge Magazine has been released, and it features reviews for games including Hellblade 2, Still Wakes The Deep and more.

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monkey6029d ago

Happy to see Still Wakes the Deep scoring that high

coolbeans8d ago

Sure, but I'm still skeptical tbh. Walking sims or mechanically-light titles like it *can* receive beneficial scores from them on some special basis.

P_Bomb8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I’m keeping an eye on Still Wakes the Deep. I’ve beaten a few games by the Chinese Room before. The premise sounds interesting. ‘The Thing’ on an oil rig.

peppeaccardo8d ago

I could not play fir more than one hour ... got bored and un-installed.
Back to GOW on ps5 to get a platinum oh yeah !!

RhinoGamer888d ago

The XBOX publishing team has failed on their exclusives. Those Exec and Senior producers should be canned.

rgraf778d ago

It's just an opinion. Most reviews are favorable.

OlderGamer178d ago

Noppe only the Xbox loving sites giving it 10 and 9's. But they always giving Xbox games onrealistic high scores....

Zeref7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

Metacritic and opencritic for this game is in the 80's so no they haven't failed anything. Unless all those Sony games that scored in the 80's are failures too

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Nearly 90% of Hellblade 2 Xbox players haven't completed its story

Nearly 90% of Xbox players who have started Hellblade 2 haven't made it through the action-adventure game's short seven-hour runtime to complete its story.

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Jin_Sakai15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Remember when games were fun and entertaining and not just pretty graphics? That might have something to do with it.

blackblades15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Yeah, that's one thing thats wrong in the industry today outta many things. Heard someone on here on the Lego horizon game saying its a kiddie game same for astro and they'll pass on them. Like these games are fun they might appeal to kids more but they are fun for all ages. Theres a reason why Nintendo games sell better its because they are fun and thats what Nintendo is known for. I feel people forget to have fun but instead play consoles wars and graphic wars. They are a lot of indie games that are fun just like Nintendo games but people pass because how it looks etc.

Jin_Sakai15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Nintendo usually focuses on making fun games that also happen to look good or have great art styles. Astro Bot on PS5 is a breath of fresh air in an industry ruled by GaaS garbage. Good platformers are rare these days.

And I’m sure I’m in the minority but I think Lego Horizon Adventures looks more fun than the actual mainline Horizon games. 🤷‍♂️

Notellin15d ago

The Lego games aren't any fun to me as they have copied and pasted the formula for 20 years but I do enjoy a good platformer that brings back the golden age of gaming.

jwillj2k414d ago

Lego games suck. They are incredibly boring and confusing.