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Over There
Jun 28, 2013


Just brought it and going in blindly. Can't wait to see what all the hype is about

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Over There
Jun 28, 2013


Snak posted:

Wear headphones.

You weren’t kidding. drat this game is hard to play

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


I missed one of the runes. Do I need to go back?

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


Just finished. Holy poo poo that was an amazing game. Silent Hill 2 was one of my favorite games as a kid and it gave me so many of the same vibes. It was absolutely terrifying at some points.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


exquisite tea posted:

I can't say anything more without spoiling it for you, but what people interpreted as a permadeath message is not what it seems.

Is there something I'm missing on this? Was there a deeper meaning to it?

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


Any news on how well the game is doing?

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


So where was the setting for all of this? From what I gather its an undisclosed European village, and vikings from the north came down to Europe to loot.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


McCloud posted:

Sooo

I got the strong impression that while all the godly stuff going on was Senua hallucinating as a way for her to cope with the loss of Dillion, but that she still did go out and murder a poo poo ton of people. Like she actually tracked down the klan or village of the raiders and then murdered the gently caress out of them, and these are the shadows she fights. I'm not sure if there's anything to support that theory though.

What I got out of it is that if it wasn't true that she went to Hellheim, she went to the village of the vikings that destroyed her village and took revenge.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


So what was the reason for her father killing her mother? Just the same sort of burning at the stake that happened back then to anyone who seemed like they were different/trouble?

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


MeatwadIsGod posted:

I'm guessing Zinbel is a druid of the local tribe - at least he dresses like one - and thought that sacrificing her would be beneficial to the community since he would be purging her "darkness," but apparently if you collect all the runestones you get a secret conversation from Druth implying Zinbel could have been a quisling for the Norsemen so who knows what his real motives were.


exquisite tea posted:

Zynbel killed Galena at a much earlier point though, when Senua was only five years old. My take is that being a community leader he was probably embarrassed and felt his social status was threatened by Galena's psychotic episodes. He believed her to be cursed by the Gods, at a time back when being a woman with opinions was already enough of a case to be burned at the stake.

Oh wow I hadn't seen the secret conversation.

So not only did he kill her mother, he also sold out the entire tribe so he could have safe passage. Maybe that's what her next quest is, to kill her father.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


precision posted:

I'm really glad that there's a twist involving Druth, but it isn't anything cliché like most devs would have done, ie "he was actually terrible to Senua" or "he wasn't a real person" or whatever. Druth > Dillion

Yeah same here. I assumed it was the latter the entire time.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


Hellblade: Norse Mythology is badass

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Over There
Jun 28, 2013


a kitten posted:

Wow, drat.

That sure was an experience.



I think maybe I'll go for a walk now.

I had to take a couple breaks from the intensity

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