Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is seemingly coming to Xbox One

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Ninja Theory's brilliant dark fantasy action game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is making the jump to Xbox One, according to two separate ratings board listings.

Both the Australian Classification board and Taiwan Game Software Rating board have listed the critically acclaimed title for Microsoft's flagship console, indicating a release isn't far off. Considering the fact Hellblade was never actually confirmed as a PS4 and PC exclusive, it probably shouldn't be too surprising to hear it's apparently making the jump.

Nothing official has been confirmed yet, although ratings boards have a long history of outing games prior to any formal announcement, so we'd remain cautiously optimistic for now.

https://www.videogamer.com/news/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice-is-seemingly-coming-to-xbox-one


I highly recommend this. One of the best games I played in 2017.

See this thread for info and impressions:
http://unionvgf.com/index.php?threads/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice.158156/


Original trailer:

 

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Just the type of game needed. Haven't played it or read much into it but heard the theme is mental illness. My kind of game. I can hear voices in my head and so can my character? :crazy:

Phil seems to be focused on keeping a tight leash on controversial issues in Xbox games. Good to see he and the team wanted this game. More to come hopefully. I'm liking the new direction.
 

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Just the type of game needed. Haven't played it or read much into it but heard the theme is mental illness. My kind of game. I can hear voices in my head and so can my character? :crazy:

Phil seems to be focused on keeping a tight leash on controversial issues in Xbox games. Good to see he and the team wanted this game. More to come hopefully. I'm liking the new direction.
I never had ANY doubt.
 

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DIdn't realize this wasn't on the Xbox. Hopefully it does eventually because it is quite amazing. Just do yourself the favor and play it with headphones though. The binaural audio is worth it.
 

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Yes, headphones are mandatory, because of the binaural audio and "voices."


Accolades trailer. Heartbreaking.

 

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I haven't finished it yet but it is a very unique experience, based on the time I have spent with it I'd recommend it to others so if it does come to Xbox it's worth picking up.
 

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The woman who played Senua did a hell of a job. She's already won a award or two.

Crazy that she was just a regular Ninja Theory employee. It was her first time ever doing mocap.
 

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Yes, headphones are mandatory, because of the binaural audio and "voices."


Accolades trailer. Heartbreaking.

I have a pretty good sound system. I don't like headphones. Is it still a good experience?
 

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I had this on my list of games to buy on the PS4, thrilled it's coming to the Xbox now, I'll be getting it on my X!
 

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I have a pretty good sound system. I don't like headphones. Is it still a good experience?
It probably depends on your system. If you've got a good surround sound setup, you'll probably be fine. You might lose a little of the immediacy of the voices, but you should be okay. If you've got a two-channel stereo or a sound bar, though, I think you'll be missing out.
 

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It probably depends on your system. If you've got a good surround sound setup, you'll probably be fine. You might lose a little of the immediacy of the voices, but you should be okay. If you've got a two-channel stereo or a sound bar, though, I think you'll be missing out.
Super good surround sound. Sounds like I'm good to go. Thanks.
 

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I hope it gets some love from Xbox fans.

It'll have enhancements on the X:

"Of course, Hellblade on Microsoft's console will feature enhancements that can be leveraged by the Xbox One X, including HDR. "Players [have] the choice of three enhanced modes to select from," Ninja Theory explains. "Enhanced Visuals mode offers extra FX and visual quality throughout the experience, High Framerate mode runs the game at 60 frames per second, and High Resolution mode runs the game with dynamic resolutions up to 4K."

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-version-of-hellblade-announced/1100-6457670/

Iirc, the Pro version had those last two modes, High Framerate and High Resolution. I always chose High Resolution, because the visuals are so good, and the framerate didn't suffer much. Xbox One X owners are lucky to have the Enhanced Visuals mode. I'd go with that, if I were you. The Pro version did not support HDR, so that's a nice bonus for Xbox owners.
 

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Loved this so much on the Pro,I might buy it again on the X...the atmosphere of this game is incredible.
 

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Can't wait to play this game!
 

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Preordered and ready to see what the hype is about!
 

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Awe, just did a search for a collectors edition and there isn’t one :(


 

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You can get all the achievements in one playthrough, if they're the same as the trophies on Playstation. Just find all the lorestones as you progress.

Word of advice/warning. In the Playstation version, there is no replay chapter option. I missed a couple of lorestones and had to play through a second time. The replay factor is not high, given its extreme linearity.
 

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I actually enjoyed it more the second time through.
 

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I actually enjoyed it more the second time through.
Depends for me. A game like Hellblade was more enjoyable for me the first playthrough because I enjoy a journey where I don't know exactly what to do and what to expect gameplay and story wise.
 

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Also didn't help I immediately replayed it to get the platinum trophy.

I only go after the platinum if I really enjoyed a game.
 

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Depends for me. A game like Hellblade was more enjoyable for me the first playthrough because I enjoy a journey where I don't know exactly what to do and what to expect gameplay and story wise.
I gotcha. It probably didn't help that you were playing through for a trophy, not primarily because you wanted to experience the game again.

Personally, I wanted to play through a second time, because there was too much during the first run that I only half-grasped. I also got hung up on a few puzzles, which interfered with the flow of the game. On the second run, the story came together for me, and the puzzles didn't bog me down as much. I also had more fun with the combat. So I needed that second run for it to feel like a complete experience for me.

It was such a unique game, I was happy (? probably not the right word in this case) to go through it a second time. The fact that it's only 6 to 8 hours long helped, too.
 

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I feel obligated to say, Hellblade is designed to appeal to a minority of players. I'm one of the people hyping it, so I feel responsible to let people know about the other side of the coin. A lot of people aren't able to get into this game. It's not your typical action game. It has a slow pace. There are puzzles that can be frustrating. Some people think the combat is weak. The themes are unhappy, and it will probably distress you on some level.

Skim this thread if you want to read from some people who didn't like the game:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/hellblade-i-cant-get-into-this.20898/

I just don't want anyone going in without being informed. It's a great game, but it's not a game for everyone; in fact, it's not a game for most people.
 

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Buying this for sure. Really happy it made it's way to Xbox.
 

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I feel obligated to say, Hellblade is designed to appeal to a minority of players. I'm one of the people hyping it, so I feel responsible to let people know about the other side of the coin. A lot of people aren't able to get into this game. It's not your typical action game. It has a slow pace. There are puzzles that can be frustrating. Some people think the combat is weak. The themes are unhappy, and it will probably distress you on some level.

Skim this thread if you want to read from some people who didn't like the game:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/hellblade-i-cant-get-into-this.20898/

I just don't want anyone going in without being informed. It's a great game, but it's not a game for everyone; in fact, it's not a game for most people.
This post has me shook lol, kinda sorta thinking of canceling preorder.
 

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This post has me shook lol, kinda sorta thinking of canceling preorder.
Well, there's a lot of good to say, too. I would hunt down a thread with thousands of posts full of praise, but it's at GAF, and I don't go there any more. If you want to read some of my impressions as I play through it for the first and second time, they are on this page:
http://unionvgf.com/index.php?posts/634611/

Check out some streams or gameplay videos, maybe.

I don't want to scare you off, but I don't want people going in thinking the game is something it isn't, and then being disappointed and complaining. The game is different. It's not going to appeal to most people. It will really resonate with some, though. I think a lot depends on whether you find the subject matter and setting interesting.