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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice deletes your save file for dying too often


Naturally, this post includes potential Hellblade spoilers. In his warm review, Leif praised Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua as a "powerful portrait of the strength of will over personal demons. " He did reckon it could benefit from more in the way of exploration and enemy variety, however one feature that appears to have ruffled a number of people's feathers is the game's approach to permadeath. Dying too many times in Hellblade results in having your save file wiped entirely. Speaking to this point, here's Leif's words: "The trouble is that mistakes mean something here. Senua doesn't have many opportunities to screw up. Hela infected her arm with rot, and the tendrils of decay creep further up her limb with each death.

And when they reach her head? Game Over. Progress erased. It's a possibly contentious element that helps make Senua's plight relatable. When she hesitates, I hesitate. When she's scared, I'm wa

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