Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Old 12-22-18, 10:52 AM
  #26  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,712
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
i really don't know anything about it. i thought it was an old XBOX 360 game or something, which why it was free on GP. my bad. sorry.
The title of the thread you're posting in should give you a hint of when it came out. This thread is also only 22 posts long and will take you at most 5 minutes to answer your questions.
The Questyen is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 11:16 AM
  #27  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

How bout I just play and let you know? I know you’ll be waiting with baited breath...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 11:21 AM
  #28  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

I’ll tell you one thing...that opening is eerie as hell and the credits scroll is cinematic...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 08:39 PM
  #29  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

So I just saw IGN’s video review and he said if you died a certain number of times it deletes saved game and you have to start from beginning. That’s just not right. I die all the time. How many times we talking before game deleted, which I never even heard of?

Last edited by OldBoy; 12-24-18 at 02:58 PM.
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 09:55 PM
  #30  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manch Vegas, NH
Posts: 8,188
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Nice choice of words, dick.
Music is offline  
Old 12-22-18, 11:35 PM
  #31  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
gerrythedon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Inglewood, Ca.
Posts: 6,655
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
So I just saw IGNís video review and he said if you died a certain number of times it deletes saved game and you have to start from beginning. Thatís lunacy. I die all the time. How many times we talking before game deleted, which I never even heard of?
Not true, they were wrong.
gerrythedon is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 08:45 AM
  #32  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,712
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by gerrythedon View Post
Not true, they were wrong.
They weren't wrong they just didn't want to spoil something that is told to you in game. It's just like how reviewers don't give away major story moments in a review.
The Questyen is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 09:49 AM
  #33  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by Music View Post
Nice choice of words, dick.
who you talking to?
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 10:03 AM
  #34  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 38,471
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
who you talking to?
To you, for spoiling the game without even realizing it.
slop101 is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 10:30 AM
  #35  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
The Questyen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,712
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
To you, for spoiling the game without even realizing it.
To be fair don't read a thread about a game that came out over a year ago if you don't want to be spoiled.
The Questyen is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 10:35 AM
  #36  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

deleting a saved game automatically is a spoiler? in what universe? i would want to know something like that to be extra cautious...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 10:37 AM
  #37  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 41,514
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

There is some sort of a warning at the very beginning of the game. OB doesn't deserve to be called names for just asking about it.
Decker is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 10:44 AM
  #38  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manch Vegas, NH
Posts: 8,188
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Wasn't about that, it was his choice of words calling it lunacy, when this is a game about mental health.
Music is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 11:31 AM
  #39  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by Music View Post
Wasn't about that, it was his choice of words calling it lunacy, when this is a game about mental health.
you know what, i really don't care. i mentioned something i saw in a posted video for a review on a well respected site where there were no spoiler warnings at beginning. you are out of line in more ways than one in many instances. your post was reported and that's that.
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 11:40 AM
  #40  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manch Vegas, NH
Posts: 8,188
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
you know what, i really don't care. i mentioned something i saw in a posted video for a review on a well respected site where there were no spoiler warnings at beginning. you are out of line in more ways than one in many instances. your post was reported and that's that.
Holy shit.. you took the time to do something on your own?
Music is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 12:05 PM
  #41  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 56,729
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Wow, cheery group up in here.

The number of times you die affects the story/game...kinda. It is addressed at the very beginning of the game. I've heard/read if you die too many times you'll have to start over but I'm unsure if that's true or not. If the game feels difficult and you're dying a bunch, drop the difficulty down a notch as it's totally worth playing.
Michael Corvin is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 12:07 PM
  #42  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 56,729
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

And unrelated to oldboy's questions... You absolutely have to play this game with a decent pair of headphones.
Michael Corvin is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 12:11 PM
  #43  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
And unrelated to oldboy's questions... You absolutely have to play this game with a decent pair of headphones.
i keep hearing that. does it really make a difference? i have to admit, i only have the standard headphones (somewhere) that originally came with One, but i hate to use it and maybe haven't even once on One, but maybe once on 360 many moons ago. i still thought it was creepy with all the voices coming from seemingly everywhere and sound was decent, but i also keep subtitles on on my games so i don't miss anything in dialogue...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 12:39 PM
  #44  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

hell, even full title of game is a spoiler, i do believe. i'm actually sorry about that and prospect...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 01:39 PM
  #45  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 41,514
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
i keep hearing that. does it really make a difference? i have to admit, i only have the standard headphones (somewhere) that originally came with One, but i hate to use it and maybe haven't even once on One, but maybe once on 360 many moons ago. i still thought it was creepy with all the voices coming from seemingly everywhere and sound was decent, but i also keep subtitles on on my games so i don't miss anything in dialogue...
You own a pair of audio headphones right? Plug them into the 3mm plug in the bottom of your controller.
Decker is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 07:44 PM
  #46  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

So, some initial thoughts...for a one year old title the controls seem dated. A little clunky. Dislike that type of over the counter camera. And thus far, think I’m on Chapter 4, hardly any enemies. Usually in group of 3. One after the other and a few times when 2 enemies at once. But, still sparse. And such sluggish movement. Holding lb to run is a little tiresome on finger and still rather slow. Does the enemy thing pick up? How many chapters in game?

And I have died a few times. How will I know I hit limit? Hope I know. Would hate to lose all progress without knowing and still sucks that it can happen.

Also, finding those symbols in the environment is sometimes tough. I like that they highlight the symbol when near, but still tough to find or line up. Had to use a damn cheat sheet online to find one.

Still, it is a gorgeous game and well written. Just seems so so tragic of events to come.
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 07:55 PM
  #47  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 6,370
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
you know what, i really don't care.
You shouldn't have been called a dick, but you should care about being more respectful to those with mental illness. This game has meant a lot to them:
kefrank is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 07:57 PM
  #48  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 36,208
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
You shouldn't have been called a dick, but you should care about being more respectful to those with mental illness. This game has meant a lot to them:
I didn’t mean I don’t care about mental illness. I care very much. That video you linked is actually quite powerful and well made and makes me want to keep going for that reason alone. I work with kids with afflictions. I meant I didn’t care about him or his comments any longer...
OldBoy is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 08:53 PM
  #49  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 56,729
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Enemy count picks up but not ever overwhelming like a God of War. The game is more about the story and experience and less about the action. And yeah, the character movement was kinda crappy.

And yes, dig out some standard headphones. It's a different experience. Instead of hearing the voices out of Senua's head on the tv, you're hearing the voices in your head. It's akin to what real people go through as evidenced by the accolades trailer.
Michael Corvin is offline  
Old 12-23-18, 09:41 PM
  #50  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 6,370
Re: Ninja's Theory "Hellblade" for PS4 & PC..Aug 8th

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
I didnít mean I donít care about mental illness. I care very much. That video you linked is actually quite powerful and well made and makes me want to keep going for that reason alone. I work with kids with afflictions. I meant I didnít care about him or his comments any longer...
Then hopefully you can understand why using "lunacy" in the context that you did was a poor choice of words. The way Music chose to address it was wrong and counterproductive, but the spirit behind his comment was at least partially warranted.
kefrank is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.