Hellblade 2 is a Movie Masquerading as a Game and Falling Short on Both / RollingStone

Xbox’s psychological thriller is confidently made, but lacks depth beyond its aesthetics.

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Sonic188130d ago (Edited 30d ago )

It's not a bad game It's just mediocre. I still feel like the first game was better. I didn't expect to beat the game so quickly. The first game was longer and I didn't like chapter 3. The graphics is by far the best this year


jznrpg29d ago

If there is little gameplay graphics take a lesser meaning

peppeaccardo29d ago

Check the jobs opening page of Ninja Theory ... https://ninjatheory.com/car... and you can see that something is going down in that software house.
I hope to be wrong in my conclusions ... finger crossed.

Jingsing30d ago

Unfortunately Rolling Stone if you are going to post a review it needs a score attached to it.

UltimateOwnage29d ago

That screenshot always gets me. It looks like Senua’s having a bad bout of stomach bug and needs to make a dash for the loo.

hard joe29d ago

remind me of ryse son of rome

Bathyj29d ago

I didn't play Ryse but the gameplay on that looks better than this. Ryse got a lot of crap because qtes were the hot topic.

This game looks like it has very little to offer other than atmosphere. Many issues. What happened to gameplay is king?


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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purple1017d ago (Edited 7d ago )

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

, - sorry I had to

this post on twitter, shows even worse.


dRanzer7d ago

They can learn not to do boring games 🫢

jznrpg7d ago (Edited 7d 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.

PrinceOfAnger7d 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?


Elda7d 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.

MrNinosan7d 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.

mkis0077d ago

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

P_Bomb6d ago

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

repsahj6d ago

I platinumed Detroit because of engaging story and gameplay dude.

andy856d ago

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

isarai6d ago

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

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RhinoGamer887d ago

Good game design and designers are important.

Reaper22_7d ago

Hellblade 2 was good. I enjoyed the story and it's a real looker. Best looking game I've ever played.