It will take you 8 hours to complete Hellblade II

It will take you 8 hours to complete Hellblade II

Bigger does not mean better, or at least that's what Ninja Theory thinks about video games. The studio has talked about this matter in a recent interview with IGN where studio head Dom Matthews shared his view. According to Matthews, the light of a certain game is not tied to the quality of the experience, and if the developers want to tell a story, the game should adjust to the narrative to accomplish that goal.

The risk of offering an experience that has been enlarged unnecessarily to make players play for a longer time indeed is a common practice in certain genres, especially with the addition of side quests that do not have any impact on the story or add no extra flavour to the world of the game. However, when it comes to narrative-driven games like Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice the addition of such type of content could literally destroy the pace of the game. That's why the studio has focused on applying the same policy when working on Senua's Saga: Hellblade II.



Just about the right time

Eight hours is more than enough to deliver an appropriate experience that fulfils the studio's goal with Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. It should take you about that time to finish the upcoming game without missing any detail of its immersive narrative. It worked like a charm for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice as intended by the studio, as acknowledged by Matthews, who also thinks that such a type of experience is what the studio's fans are looking for.

“I think there’s a lot of pressure on people’s time these days and I think our fans, from what we hear from them, they enjoy a shorter game where our intention is that every step of that journey is meaningful… There’s an audience of people that want games that are focused.”

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II will be released on May 21 for PC and Xbox Series. The second chapter in Senua's adventure will continue her story of vengeance against those who destroyed her village, this time in a new scenario. If you loved the first game, you can use our comparator to find the best deals for Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and purchase your copy and be ready to play on day one.

Kitten Chucklenugget
Kitten Chucklenugget
Apr 5, 2024, 1:04 AM
8 hours is a lot for a movie game, i'll laugh if the game turns into a god of war
  • Categories : Action , Adventure
  • Editor : Xbox Game Studios
  • Developer : Ninja Theory
  • Mode(s) : Solo
  • Release date : May 21, 2024
Receive the best price, discount code and every good deal for gamers

Subscribe to the DLCompare newsletter