Ninja Theory’s new game brings together action elements, beautiful environments, and a unique focus on mental illness.
The combination seems to resonate well with critics so far, garnering a decent collection of praise filled reviews. Psychosis being the center piece of the dark game is certainly bringing attention to it. Especially given the fact that Ninja Theory spent plenty of time consulting with experts and patients, in an effort to rid of the stigma associated with mental illness.
Players are taken to a viking hell in Senua’s mind, the protagonist, after depression and pyschosis are sparked by a viking raid. Players are taken through engaging combat sequences and plenty of rune puzzles, all while hearing a multitude of voices in Senua’s head.
Below is the roundup of reviews and scores for Hellblade.
IGN – 9/10
Gamespot – 8/10
Forbes – 9/10
PC Gamer – 78/100
Gameinformer – 8/10
Trusted Reviews – 9/10
Twinfinite – 3.5/5
Shacknews – 8/10
Hellblade was released on August 8th and can be purchased for $29.99 on PC or through the PlayStation Store. The reviews so far are certainly promising, and what i’ve play so far is a worth while experience. Especially after such a long summer games drought.