Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an action-adventure game with a dark fantasy setting. It’s about a woman named Senua who go in search of her lover’s soul. Let’s see the review of this game here.
This game is a horror game with no big monsters or ghosts but it deals with human psychology. Ninja Theory, the developers of Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice in collaboration with mental health specialists and psychology professors made this game with a mixture of hallucinations and delusions.
Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice contains rich storytelling in its course of play. It centers on the Senua, pict warrior who faces challenges and defeats worldly entities to reach helium to rescue her lover Dillion’s soul from the death goddess Hela. The story is inspired by Norse mythology and Celtic culture.
This game has the best-animated version of the human face. The woman protagonist, Senua is not made with a great physique but looks like a normal woman. This makes us feel like looking at the Celtic world through the eyes of Senua and gives us a sense of empathy.
3D Binaural sound
The audio plays a vital role in this game. It is one of the best game mechanics used in the game. This audio indication provides the situation of the game to the players. The voices come from all the direction, sometimes it cautions us about the danger and sometimes it makes us feel confused and mad. Though we are with the sword in the game, these voices serve as a terrifying effect that feels us vulnerable.
Madness vs Genius
As we saw earlier, this game is the new venture of human psychology into video games. It makes us have a broad perception, pay attention to the environment, and finding the patterns around the area to solve the puzzles in the game. Though this game has both puzzles and combat, in puzzles you need more attention. Finding patterns often termed as madness but in the game, it is genius as it helps us to finish the puzzle easily.
The game has the prominent feature that is a contextual difference. How one player must think of the context and play according to it. Because your saved data will be deleted and you have to start from scratch if you didn’t mind the rot growth. Though boss fights don’t have any impact on this rot, the story progresses based on it. So be cautious and play according to the context.
Apart from the weak villains, repetitive sword fights, lack of multiplayer mode, and intervention of clippings in the gameplay. This game is one of the best horror game experiences one could get. So try it out.
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