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So Hellblade was on sale, and I picked it up, and not only is it a great game, it is a great story wonderfully written but everything about it just oozes what I have read about Heroquesting. 

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So what are peoples thoughts on it, now I haven't beat it yet,  I just got to the part where her sword quest starts. So how has this game affected how you do Heroquesting. The idea of using shamans and priests to act as guides to not just keep you on track on the quest but remind you of you, to help maintain the balance of myth and ego. Too much myth the ego collapses and it absorbs you into the godtime lost forever, now just an extension of the story. Too much ego the myth shatters and the ego is overwhelmed by its human failings the quest ends and hopefully you just end up ejected from the quest.  

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Promo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBJ0ifVtK5c

 

Wikipedia sez:

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the game follows Senua, a Pict warrior who must make her way to Helheim by defeating otherworldly entities and facing their challenges, in order to rescue the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela.

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The game's narrative serves as a metaphor for the character's struggle with psychosis, as Senua, who suffers from the condition but believes it to be a curse, is haunted by an entity known as the "Darkness", voices in her head known as "Furies", and memories from her past. To properly represent psychosis, developers worked closely with neuroscientists, mental health specialists, and people suffering from the condition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellblade:_Senua's_Sacrifice

 

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Thanks, @g33k, the Wikipedia entry makes it sound awesome.

Pity I'll never play it.

I just don't have the knowledge, the coordination or the patience to play Video Games.

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1 hour ago, soltakss said:

Thanks, @g33k, the Wikipedia entry makes it sound awesome.

Pity I'll never play it.

I just don't have the knowledge, the coordination or the patience to play Video Games.

You can probably look up a playthrough/Let's Play on youtube, they are quite common these days. If only to get the story/inspiration.

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On 1/18/2020 at 4:58 AM, soltakss said:

Thanks, @g33k, the Wikipedia entry makes it sound awesome.

Pity I'll never play it.

I just don't have the knowledge, the coordination or the patience to play Video Games.

There are ample and very generous check points, so you can bulldoze through it, and the game automatically adjusts its difficulty so even the stumpiest of stumps can get through it. The game makes it seem like a challenge even though it is not.

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I just saw a couple of reviews. Looks awesome.

Makes me wonder about Heroquesting now... How it affects the mind, how much is "real", etc... 

@soltakss apparently the controls are really easy... Basic, even. And only 7 hours of actual storytelling!!

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@soltakss  not every video game has overly complicated controls (hearts of iron) or meta (warframe) in how to play.  This one is very easy on players, where even the parry mechanics are generous (I suck at it in any souls game, but I'm a parry machine here), the only hard part is finding the runes, (hint they are formed from everyday objects and shadows and light) but even the puzzles are easy (but they make you feel smart). 

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