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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review
Exceptional
by MrWis

El primer juego "AAA indie" se arriesga con un experimento que pocos se atreverian a hacer, manejar a un personaje con psicosis y su principal objetivo, hacernos sentir como ella. Voces que te hablan, te alientan y te lastiman nos acompañan en un viaje solo de ida a traves de tierras nordicas. El juego en si se encuentra muy segmentado: puzzles, recorrido, pelea. Esto deja obvias sus limitaciones, y vas sabiendo ya que te vas a encontrar la mayoria de las veces, pero hay momentos en los que solo puedo admirar lo que hace, y a veces solo lo que intenta. Por ejemplo, morir mucho te borra la partida permanentemente, o enfrentas a peligros de formas muy unicas, que me daban mucha ansiedad y por eso tarde como 3 semanas en pasarmelo. Este juego no es el mejor, ademas, en su principio no me enganchaba, pero es un juego que posta puedo admirar por su desarrollo puro y unico, algo que quiero que pase mas en el mundo de los jueguitos. Definitivamente una experiencia que solo se puede y se debe jugar.

Other reviews32

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»
An incredibly original game that really tries something new with it's story and character(s). Gameplay however isn't the greatest and neither was it the games main focus. What it lacks in fluid combat it makes up for in story. The detail that both you and your enemies get weary during a fight is amazing and i'd love to see that more in other titles. Can't wait for part 2. 
What a Tour de force!
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
7/10 - fighting with half of the Norse mythology while experiencing psychosis. 
«Blew my mind»
«Underrated»
Not worth the money.
«Disappointment of the year»
«Waste of time»
This game drew me in right from the get go. I loved the vibe. Visually it looked amazing. The combat is very simple but still feels pretty good. The puzzles in this game were clever and much more enjoyable than I expected. The story was interesting and unique.

Final Score: A-