What do the voices in your head sound like?
Developer: Ninja Theory | Publisher: Ninja Theory | Release Date: August 8, 2017
Jacob and Mike take a dive into psychosis as they recount their experience with runes and Norse mythology.
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Players: Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)
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Show Notes (spoilers):
- 2:00 What did we know about Hellblade coming into this?
- 4:49 How did we play Hellblade?
- 6:25 Hellblade is just puzzle solving and combat, right?
- 8:00 Solving puzzles wasn’t rewarding
- 9:05 Astaroth from Soul Calibur makes an appearance
- 10:00 Jacob really enjoyed the combat and Mike is surprised
- 11:45 How difficult did we find it?
- 13:20 If this was longer, we would have needed more variation in gameplay
- 14:30 What are the stakes in the game?
- 15:20 If you die, your save gets lost?!
- 16:39 There’s a documentary in the game that we watched after playing
- 17:40 Psychopathy vs Psychosis
- 18:00 Jacob loved the sound design and acting
- 18:36 Ninja Theory used video of actors acting in the game, instead of models
- 20:25 Senua’s actress was great
- 21:00 Wait, so what was the story the game tells?
- 23:15 Jacob loved the trials at the tree, and Mike hates the Blindness trial
- 25:20 Mike lays out the reasons it didn’t connect with him
- 26:00 Jacob makes a good attempt at explaining it
- 27:20 The Darkness and the different boss battles
- 29:30 Road to Helheim, Hela and the final boss battle
- 32:00 Hellblade went right over Mike’s head, but thankfully Jacob gets it
- 34:05 There are things this game has done that no other has attempted
- 37:47 Jacob wouldn’t recommend it to everyone but would recommend it
- 38:40 Closing thoughts