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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review
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Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice debuted in 2017 as a game developed and published by Ninja Theory. After its release, the fame and glory of Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice began to grow as word of mouth spread. In this article, we will examine the pros and cons of Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice. If you have any indecision before purchasing the game, we intend to resolve it.

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Graphics

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is a game released in 2017 and it is extremely impressive both in terms of coating quality and general atmosphere. It’s like the game doesn’t have a HUD screen. As this is the case, the graphics and ambiance seem even more impressive. In modern games, sometimes the HUD screen can take up a lot of space and it can be difficult to find ourselves in the game. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice has mastered this, and there are no distractions popping up at the edge of the screen. All you have to do is observe the universe you live in and enjoy it. Even if visuality is not the most ambitious area of ​​Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice, we can say that it has done an above average job. 

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

Story

Hellblade stands out for its Senua’s Sacrifice story and its masterful presentation of it. Let me tell you a little bit about the story without spoilers. The game has a story that deals with northern mythology. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is essentially a journey story. Our main character Senua’s journey to Helheim forms the story of this game. Our character, Senua, who is devastated and struggling with the voices in her head, tries to bring her deceased lover Dillion back to life. This story, which seems to be extremely simple, becomes much more complex as the game progresses.

Our character Senua relives some of her past memories as flashbacks, and every detail we learn opens up the story even more. As the game progresses, we learn why Senua lost her mind, her relationship with her deceased lover, and many other things. 

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

How many GB is Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice?

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice, which has an area of ​​30 GB , can be said to be quite reasonable when we consider the huge areas occupied by the current games. If you have an SSD on your computer, we recommend installing it here in order to shorten the loading times and have a better game performance.

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel i5 3570K / AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Video Card: GTX 770 2GB VRAM / Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

Sound

Hellblade has a rather unusual feature that distinguishes Senua’s Sacrifice from all other games. The sound design of the game is incredible. Our main character, Senua, has many voices in her head. These voices are constantly telling you something. From the first minute to the last minute of the game, these voices are constantly talking with you in your head. When you listen to these sounds carefully with a good earphone, you realize that the sounds are designed just as if they were in your head. It ‘s a tense and scary ASMR experience. 

The voices in your head that you constantly hear in the game are not just empty voices. It is positioned in the game almost as a game mechanic. These sounds can warn you when your health is low. An enemy behind you can warn you before it hits you. If there is a detail that escapes your attention, they can say something about it. As this is the case, the sounds you hear in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice are a component that directly affects your gaming experience.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

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It is very important to listen not only to the voices in your head, but also to the sounds coming from the environment. In some boss fights, you need to position yourself according to the sound and take the right position from whichever direction the enemy will attack you. Listening to the enemy’s voice is extremely important to pass the levels without dying or dying a little.

Always use headphones while playing Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice. Playing Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice with audio outputs such as laptop or TV screen where you can’t tell where the sound is coming from will seriously undermine your enjoyment and experience of the game. 

Gameplay and Combat System

In the introduction, we mentioned that Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice was produced and published by Ninja Theory. Ninja Theory, who has mastered Hack’n’Slash games such as Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry, has made a completely different gameplay and combat system in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice lacks the fast and fluid gameplay that we are familiar with from previous Ninja Theory games. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is designed as a very slow, calm, stagnant game where we usually solve puzzles. We can say that especially the first parts of the game are spent with lots of walking and exploring the world. With the combat system, unfortunately, it is at a level that we can call below average. Animations are minimal and combat variety is negligible. When the minus features of the game are mentioned, the inadequacy of the fighting system can be shown first.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review

Although the gameplay is generally slow and calm, the tempo can increase a little in boss fights. You can easily finish the whole game by hitting the enemies at the right time and avoiding their attacks. Especially if you are a player who is used to complex fighting mechanics in games, you can easily finish Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice.

The low variety of enemies further underlines the mediocrity of the combat system. It is difficult to understand why such a sloppy and monotonous combat system was used. If the reason you play the game is the fighting system or if you are someone who attaches great importance to the fighting system in the games you play, you will definitely be disappointed.

The puzzles in the game have served the gameplay positively. The care taken in the sound design makes itself felt in the puzzles as well. Some of the puzzles, consisting of visual illusions and manipulations, can challenge you. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is generally fun and has puzzles that we’ve never seen before.

Experiencing Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice in Turkish

The game officially has Turkish language support. Thus, Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice tells you its story in the best way without the need for a Turkish patch. It is a very pleasing feature for us Turkish players to have Turkish translation in a story-based game. It is very important to experience the game by understanding and assimilating without being stuck with the language barrier. We hope that the sequel will debut with the Turkish language option and we can experience the same experience in the new game.

Summary

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice has a very striking story and excellent storytelling. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice, one of the best story games , is a production that you cannot get rid of for a long time. It offers us a completely different gaming experience with its sound design. The puzzles in the game are quite well thought out. The combat system, on the other hand, is insufficient and incomplete, which can be called sub-par. It’s kind of like it would have been if it hadn’t been. 

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice is a game that can be recommended to anyone who is interested in games. We recommend Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice to anyone who likes games because it offers a unique gaming experience. 

8/10

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