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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review
by Yigit Pinarbasi

Wow. Just, wow. A complete different story for a game. I played with headphones like recommended and I felt like I totally have that all voices in my head and my soul from the beginning till the end of the game. Don't want to spoil things for new beginners but, this game is something else then you've played any game before. 

Senua is a such a poor soul with a broken heart and looking for answers, a hope. To put myself in her shoes while playing is like nothing else. Just mind blowing. But, the question is, do I really like this experience as a "game"? There was so many moments made me disturbed. I'm a 30 yo man, still felt horror against some scenes. I don't recommend this game if you have a mental problem, scary things or any, mmm how can I say, hellish ambients and etc.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»

Other reviews37

Painfully slow at times, but nicely crafted with solid setpieces
Such a boring gameplay.
«Waste of time»
Incredible experience!
«Blew my mind»
Play with headphones for the full experience.
combat is decent, puzzles are repetitive but level design changes it up enough to stay fresh for the couple hours it takes to finish this game. I honestly don't have much to say about the psychosis part because I have no experience with psychosis whatsoever. My only real gripe here is the absolute abysmal walking speed
The story, atmosphere and visuals are amazing! The game takes place in some very interesting places. But the actual gameplay... While the puzzles and combat feel OK in the beginning, towards the end I just felt annoyed when I saw a door with runes on it or Senua drew her sword. And the length of the combat phases as well as their frequency just went up in the last chapters. 
Definitly a must play if you like story based games.
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
As far as post-millennial awareness games go, this could've been far worse, especially considering it comes from Ninja Theory. Slow and whispery with ham and cheese acting accompanied by a stale hack and slash system doesn't make up for how pretty it looks but that's ok because it's about psychosis. I'm thankful I don't suffer from similar issues myself but I can't imagine this makes people more appreciative of how able they are when they have to deal with pretentious narrative trumping the "message." It checks off a bunch of boxes you have to expect from AAA-Indie at this point - if you love tearing up when female protags find their strength like the lyrics to Fight Song, you'll probably also enjoy this. The very definition of meh. Imagine Dear Esther but you can mash X.
«Disappointment of the year»
«Waste of time»
One of the best games I've played. The story, the music and the art are flawless, the combat is a bit underwhelming but it is not the main focus of the game so it barely matters. I cannot recommend it enough.
«Blew my mind»
«OST on repeat»