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  • Summary: Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Aug 11, 2020
    75
    In its own way Hellpoint seems like a signature Soulslike, because despite all the mechanics it borrowed from its inspirational series, Cradle Games managed to make an original game. It's a game designed for lovers of the genre, although not for purists, and it has received constant support from the development team so it is expected that future patches will solve the performance problems.
  2. Sep 20, 2020
    74
    A happy marriage of deep space horror and Souls-like ruthlessness, Hellpoint is a nice game, but there’s still some room to grow.
  3. Aug 11, 2020
    70
    Hellpoint clearly does take inspirations from multiple other works, but some of these influences don’t go far beyond the superficial. The sci-fi horror vibe is appreciated, but for my taste the game doesn’t lean far enough into the dread and scares this could afford. Instead, it adheres fairly strictly to that familiar Souls-like quality, though it does admittedly do so successfully. Environments and the thrill of exploring them shine as a particular highlight, while combat is, if nothing else, serviceable. Some missed opportunities in world-building and being a bit too open-ended are among the few blemishes present, making Hellpoint a solid recommendation for those who aren’t afraid to try something a bit darker.
  4. 68
    Hellpoint is a recommended game, even if not for everyone. If you are not a soulslike fan, spending about twenty hours in a less refined game than a "Souls-Borne" is certainly not a wise choice. If, on the other hand, you are a big fan of the genre, give it a chance as long as you are willing to ignore small but numerous bugs.
  5. Sep 12, 2020
    60
    Hellpoint is still not a fully polished project, unpleasantly surprising with wonky hitboxes, terrible jumping mechanics and poor attack animations. It can still appeal to fans of Souls-like games, if they have already tried all the hits in this genre and dream of a dark story in the vast expanses of cold and boundless space.
  6. Jul 29, 2020
    60
    Hellpoint ends up being for Soulslike fans who are just dying for more experiences within the genre, but if that doesn’t describe you, then you’ll be disappointed. The sci-fi nature of the game and its story offering allows it to find its footing right before it ultimately falls apart from its uninspired gameplay. There’s a decent experience to be found during some late-game plot offerings, but that will require you to be invested past the first boss, which is asking a lot.
  7. Jul 29, 2020
    40
    Hellpoint tries to incorporate familiar concepts you've seen from more popular action titles such as the Souls series. Unfortunately, it also adds various ideas that turn it into a jumbled mess. Combined with cryptic presentation of information, confusing level layouts, clunky combat, and abysmally bad platforming mechanics, it's one game that you'll say "Oh, hell no" to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Oct 27, 2020
    10
    Awesome Game. Looks great and need not so much System performance. A really good choice if u like Dark Souls and like Sci-fi. And the Bugs allAwesome Game. Looks great and need not so much System performance. A really good choice if u like Dark Souls and like Sci-fi. And the Bugs all rdy gone. BUY IT!! Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2020
    10
    Game is great, many bugs are already fixed, it feels like many people are forgetting that its a indie game, the combat is great, the weaponsGame is great, many bugs are already fixed, it feels like many people are forgetting that its a indie game, the combat is great, the weapons and armors are great, the world is great, i think this is one of the best Souls-Like games out there, many bugs from other reviwes are already fixed i hope that they will change theres later.

    if you like souls game and stuff just buy it and support the developers, its a great game ! it has is flaws but its still great
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  3. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    Fun game. Pros +cool theme
    +fun combat
    +nice variety of weapons and armor + lots of areas to explore +a few fun bosses for an indie game +devs
    Fun game. Pros +cool theme
    +fun combat
    +nice variety of weapons and armor
    + lots of areas to explore
    +a few fun bosses for an indie game
    +devs update regularly
    +offline splitscreen coop soulslike (easy buy on this alone)

    Cons
    -abit clunky
    -lots of glitches
    -easy to get lost
    -over saturation of secret areas
    -confusing lore
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  4. Aug 15, 2020
    9
    This is a good game. Great, even, when you consider it was made by an only 11 man dev team. It is like a heavy metal, space opera,This is a good game. Great, even, when you consider it was made by an only 11 man dev team. It is like a heavy metal, space opera, lovecraftian souls-like mashup. I have enjoyed my time thus far and plan to continue playing it multiple times. Considering the state of AAA gaming right now, this is exactly the type of games that need to receive support and players.
    ***UPDATE: After a handful of patches, game is even better. I am loving the feeling of being lost in a game for the first time in a while. Increased rating to 9.
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  5. Aug 6, 2020
    8
    Hellpoint reminds me of bloodborne/dark souls the art and visuals are on point but Hellpoint has a lot of bugs, I'm scoring this game onHellpoint reminds me of bloodborne/dark souls the art and visuals are on point but Hellpoint has a lot of bugs, I'm scoring this game on enjoyment and playability not because of bugs Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2020
    7
    Игра не хватает с неба звёзд, у неё были проблемы с забагованностью (похоже, их всё же решили), остаётся очень запутанный дизайн уровней, наИгра не хватает с неба звёзд, у неё были проблемы с забагованностью (похоже, их всё же решили), остаётся очень запутанный дизайн уровней, на которых можно легко заблудиться, корявенькая, но стильная графика и порой странные хитбоксы у вражеских атак. Тут напрямую сказывается небольшой бюджет и, вероятно, неопытность программистов.
    Но у игры имеется и ряд плюсов, для меня перекрывших эти минусы. И в первую очередь это то, что в игре довольно много контента - приличное количество оружия, в том числе стрелковое и магическое, разнообразие доспехов, пассивные усиления персонажа, разнообразие игровых ситуаций и врагов. Локации, хоть и являются лабиринтами, имеют немало впечатляющих мест, но главное - множество секретов с ценной (и не очень) добычей, что очень сильно подстёгивает интерес к их исследованию, местами - "бектрекингу", что кому-то может и не нравится, но вряд ли это относится к любителям такого жанра игр. При этом, несмотря на дешёвые анимации и не лучшие хитбоксы - боёвка в игре интересна и неожиданно отзывчива, вероятно лучшая на фоне других недорогих (и части дорогих) "соулслайков". Имеется и неплохая атмосфера заброшенной космической станции с творящейся на ней непонятной чертовщиной.
    В итоге, игра весьма неплохая, если смириться с тремя условиями:
    - вы заблудитесь, и не один раз
    - у вас не должно возникать боли в глазах от графики не уровня ААА
    - иногда смерть будет не совсем заслужена из-за хитбоксов
    У меня же после прохождения осталось сильное желание продолжения. А ведь там ещё много чего осталось, за закрытыми дверьми и тёмных закоулках Ирид Ново.
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  7. Aug 3, 2020
    0
    Truly made in USSR.

    Bugs all around. U can kill boss who wont drop essential item. GG start over. F U - refund

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