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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Just finished playing this videogame and I've to say: game of the year candidate.

The story is based on a Celtic myth. You play as Senua, as she embarks on a very personal journey through a hellish underworld.

I'm always relutant in buying indie games. I was afraid this was another "walking simulator" like Outlast or Journey, but I was wrong. I'm glad I decided to play, because it was a fantastic experience.

Just a tip for those who will play: do it with a good headphone, the immersion is fantastic, you feel like you're really in Senua's mind.

The game is available for PS4 and PC. I played on PS4, but for those with good gaming PCs it may worth it more, since it's cheaper on Steam as usual.



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I'm always relutant in buying indie games. I was afraid this was another "walking simulator" like Outlast or Journey, but I was wrong. I'm glad I decided to play, because it was a fantastic experience.

Just a tip for those who will play: do it with a good headphone, the immersion is fantastic, you feel like you're really in Senua's mind.

The game is available for PS4 and PC. I played on PS4, but for those with good gaming PCs it may worth it more, since it's cheaper on Steam as usual.
Yup, same here, playing it currently on ps4 and it's really a gem of the game, though it's certainly not for everybody; so even though it's not going to burn a hole in anyone's wallet, it's still worth knowing what you're getting into before buying, since probably there's nothing quite like it out there.
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what exactly do you do in the game?

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what exactly do you do in the game?
In short, you're experiencing the personal drama of the heroine. More specifically, you're partly solving puzzles/exploring the environment she's traversing, and partly fighting the enemies/demons and gods she's encountering.

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what exactly do you do in the game?

I might have to start playing some video games now Kei is out for the rest of the season
The protagonist is suffering some kind of post traumatic psychosys. So, she's actually battling his mind around the game, hearing voices while she explores places and fight enemies and demons, who may be real or may be only in her mind, who knows.

Like Time Violation said, it's not a game for everyone. Some people probably will hate and I believe people with depression or and anxiety issues shouldn't play.

The game was designed with the help of some specialists in the area of mind diseases. They tried to make you feel exactly like a player suffering from psychosis do. You're a neuroscientist or something in the area, right? It may be a useful experience for you.

Below is some of the gameplay, spoiler though.




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The protagonist is suffering some kind of post traumatic psychosys. So, she's actually battling his mind around the game, hearing voices while she explores places and fight enemies and demons, who may be real or may be only in her mind, who knows.

Like Time Violation said, it's not a game for everyone. Some people probably will hate and I believe people with depression or and anxiety issues shouldn't play.

The game was designed with the help of some specialists in the area of mind diseases. They tried to make you feel exactly like a player suffering from psychosis do. You're a neuroscientist or something in the area, right? It may be a useful experience for you.

Below is some of the gameplay, spoiler though.

I have played psychological thrillers before. They depend on atmosphere and developing tension/suspense.
Well judging by the reviews it seems like a catch.

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Is it true the developers made a new feature in which if you die to many times the game file gets deleted and you are forced to start all over?

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Currently playing it on PC, what an experience. Loving the game so far.

And yes, decent headphones are pretty much mandatory here. Playing this game without these is like playing Dark Souls with kb&m.

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Is it true the developers made a new feature in which if you die to many times the game file gets deleted and you are forced to start all over?
Yeah, the game says itself at the first time you die: the protagonist has a darkness inside her and each time you fail the darkness increases. When it reaches the head, you jorney is over.

But I think you have to die a lot for that to happen. I died quite a few times in the first boss and the darkness only reached the top of my arm.



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