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  • Summary: An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 14, 2019
    91
    A new example of how Switch is capable of succeeding in any challenge, with no sacrifices in the process. It's not as graphically astonishing as the other versions but it feels really, really close. A gaming experience everyone should try.
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    90
    A very intense character study embedded in a captivating fantasy adventure. Technically surprisingly impressive on Switch.
  3. Apr 24, 2019
    82
    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is an exciting and touching narrative adventure; the conversion for Nintendo Switch is well made.
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    A good port for Nintendo Switch. If you didn't play Hellblade, this is the perfect time.
  5. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    While this port manages to reach the same emotional and spiritually resonant highs as other releases, it unfortunately features some inconsistent frame rate and subdued texture detail throughout, lessening the impact of some key moments. With that said, Hellblade is still largely intact on the more modest platform. In the Switch's tablet form, it gives the impression you're diving into an engrossing novel, making for a more intimate experience that can't found in other versions of the game.
  6. 75
    Overall, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is wonderful on Switch. If you’re planning to play the game on TV, you should probably buy it for another console. However, if you’re willing to play the game held in your hands with headphones — the best way to play — then it’s a rewarding experience on Switch. Senua is a great character, and with the exception of God of War, Norse mythology has been relatively unexplored in gaming. While some gameplay elements left more to be desired, Senua’s journey is well worth seeing through on Switch.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    60
    A technical masterpiece with some of the best swordfighting combat in years, but the storytelling and puzzle elements come across as muddled and awkwardly mismatched.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Apr 15, 2019
    10
    An absolute chilling, memorable, and hauntingly beautiful experience like no other! Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice brings you into a world likeAn absolute chilling, memorable, and hauntingly beautiful experience like no other! Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice brings you into a world like never seen before in a video game filled with terrifying and unique monsters, interesting characters, and environments that are both unsettling, but yet visually stunning and beautiful. The whole game experience is driven by a solid original story of hopelessness, grief, terror, love, mystery, and redemption. No other game I've seen before has ever added a unique psychological and gritty imagining to Norse viking games, but yet this one pulled it off so well. A truly breath taking masterpiece, and a cult classic in it's own right. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a must play for gamers looking for an incredible story. Expand
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    9
    Really, really impressive! When I saw just how good this game looked both portable and to my surprise, on a big 4K screen. I was blown away.Really, really impressive! When I saw just how good this game looked both portable and to my surprise, on a big 4K screen. I was blown away. How can Switch run this game this well? It doesn't look quite as good as my PC or xbox one x versions but very nearly. To a casual gamer they would not see the difference. Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    9
    Great port and great game. The visual, the framerate is absoluty awesome and similar to ps4/xbox one s versions. Senua is a big characterGreat port and great game. The visual, the framerate is absoluty awesome and similar to ps4/xbox one s versions. Senua is a big character ..the travel in a nordic hell and insanity is epic Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2019
    8
    Très bon jeu vous plongeant dans l'univers d'une jeune viking bien décidée à sauver l'âme de son mari des enfers ... Une épopée psychotique etTrès bon jeu vous plongeant dans l'univers d'une jeune viking bien décidée à sauver l'âme de son mari des enfers ... Une épopée psychotique et troublante ponctuée de phases de combat et de réflexions, faisant évoluer un scénario riche en rebondissements. Même si il n'est pas parfait techniquement, ce jeu est un excellent portage. Le jeu a certes subit une grosse compression au niveau des textures, mais les développeurs ont été très ingénieux en intégrant des vidéos HD lors les phases narratives et gros plans ! Résultat : on a vraiment l'impression que la Switch surperforme. L'essentiel étant que l'oeuvre soit respectée pour le bonheur et l'immersion du joueur ! Un jeu incontournable que je recommande fortement. Expand
  5. May 8, 2019
    7
    Bom jogo, realmente impressionante ele rodar no switch. Embora tenha algumas texturas mal feitas, é um ótimo
    porte.
  6. Apr 12, 2019
    6
    порт хорош
    но с графикой намутили , огонь ,всяко рода блики и т.д. выглядят ужасно .
    с субтитрами тоже есть рассинхрон , но это не критично
    порт хорош
    но с графикой намутили , огонь ,всяко рода блики и т.д. выглядят ужасно .
    с субтитрами тоже есть рассинхрон , но это не критично .
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  7. Apr 15, 2019
    3
    I just do not get the love for this game. Technically impressive for sure - motion capture and audio are evocative, and I can appreciate theI just do not get the love for this game. Technically impressive for sure - motion capture and audio are evocative, and I can appreciate the tackling of more difficult themes but narratively it is total plod. More importantly the gameplay - which consists of walking around pretty environments, fighting identical enemies and aligning symbols is plain dull. Pretty graphics, intense acting, and a worthy subject are just window dressing for a (if you forgive the pun) lifeless adventure. FTR started on PS4 and VR and not completed. Expand

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