> Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifics (X1X) - 6/10 - Yes it's gorgeous, yes it's a fantastic
> story of mental issues. But it's barely a game. People complained about The Order
> 1886 being mostly graphics and story and little substance...this is no better and
> is mostly similar.
> Absolutely stunning graphics, smooth gameplay, great combat, and interesting story....
> From such a small dev team it's insanely good.
> But Hellblade is 90% a jogging simulator and is 100% linear. I love everything expect
> that I always feel like I should be able to move on quicker and there is so little
> satisfaction when proceeding.
> As a GamePass game it's fantastic, no doubt. Had I paid retail I'd be more disappointed
> than I would when I bought The Order. At least that felt more engaging...which says
> a lot.
100% agree. Graphics, audio, acting, voice work, mo-cap, all top notch......gameplay not so much. Puzzle solving wasn't very fun and the battles were really repetitive. If I paid more than $15 I would have been disappointed, seeing as how it was a gp game it was just an easy 1000 achievements. Can't wait to see what they do with a bigger budget.