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"Ninja Theory has made one of the most technically accomplished examples of real-time graphics we've seen to date and it absolutely should be experienced."



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It looks stunning. I heard it's amazing even on Series S.

I still need to see more of this and Alan Wake II, but I'm avoiding some videos because I don't want spoilers. Need to try the games for myself.



But sales don't look good.



I couldn't get into the first title. Combat and puzzles just didn't do it for me.

It does look stunning and in a way demonstrates current gen hardware really hasn't been pushed yet.



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Chrkeller said:

I couldn't get into the first title. Combat and puzzles just didn't do it for me.

It does look stunning and in a way demonstrates current gen hardware really hasn't been pushed yet.

I actually liked combat, due to being able to feint, which is quite rare in games...but that's about all I liked.



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HoloDust said:
Chrkeller said:

I couldn't get into the first title. Combat and puzzles just didn't do it for me.

It does look stunning and in a way demonstrates current gen hardware really hasn't been pushed yet.

I actually liked combat, due to being able to feint, which is quite rare in games...but that's about all I liked.

I am tempted to grab the game just to see the graphics of Hellblade 2.  Recommended GPU via Steam is a 3080, which is crazy.  The game has to be stunning in motion.  



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It's pretty, sure, although Luke Stephens had some things to say even about the graphics.
There doesn't seem to very much else to this game, unfortunately. But DF being the Microsoft shills that they are, not surprising.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

But sales don't look good.

Because its a 4,5 to 5hour long game.
Thats on gamepass.... so you can play it there, instead of buying it.

Also its very light on actual gameplay.... 1,5-2hours or so, rest is cutscenes, from what I hear.
Then the actual gameplay is basically walking forwards, and cakewake combat, and puzzles much simplier than the first game.
Theres been people saying, its a enjoyable experiance, but a bad game.
I've heard people say "just watch a walkthrough instead".

The graphics are fantastic though.