Review - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (PC) | WayTooManyGames

WTMG's Leo Faria: "Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is a tricky beast. On one hand, I was impressed by the realistic visuals, the voice acting, the music, and Senua’s growth as a character. On the other hand, its pacing was awkward, even though it was short. It suffered from a lackluster third act. It’s pretentious, to an arrogant degree. It was also quite devoid of gameplay, focusing more on spectacle than substance. Let’s just say that this is a game that you will love if you were a fan of the first Hellblade, and will loathe if you didn’t care about it. It will not turn you into a fan of the franchise. With the exception of the visuals, it didn’t exactly evolve at all from its predecessor. I’m still glad it exists, and I don’t regret playing it. On the contrary, I liked it. But as previously mentioned, it was a one-and-done experience."

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Jingsing25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

More mediocrity "one-and-done experience" for a 7 year development. Sorry but 81 on Metacritic is completely wrong. I think we have a new problem of people over praise reviewing games then taking it back after the fact. aka Starfield.

ThinkThink24d ago

Or just people enjoy the occasional narrative experience as a break from their standard gaming experience. 8/10 seems like an accurate score based on my experience. I think I'm close to completing it.


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.

PrinceOfAnger3d 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?


Elda3d 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.

MrNinosan3d 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.

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RhinoGamer883d ago

Good game design and designers are important.

Reaper22_3d ago

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

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Review | GameGeeked

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, developed by Ninja Theory, continues the journey of Senua, delving deeper into her psychosis and exploring themes of trauma, resilience, and self-discovery. This highly anticipated sequel builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, with a focus on narrative depth, visual excellence, and immersive sound design.

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HellBlade 2 - Patch Notes – 31st May 2024

Ninja Theory writes: "We've added some fixes to improve the game experience"

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purple10115d ago

"Misaligned peach fuzz around Senua's neck and face has been corrected"

ahh, just the patch ive been waiting for, can jump in now, safe in the knowledge, misaligned hairs have been aligned...

what a Day to be alive