This is my first post for gaming journal#1. After going over the list of games, I’ve decided to play Hellblade. I chose this game because I know close to nothing about it and from what I did see (art, screenshots) it looks interesting! I’ve always liked Viking themed media, and this game not only has that but it looks stunning. Luckily I had a gaming desktop computer now so I can enjoy games like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. I’m assuming this game’s going to be primarily story-driven–which I’m okay with. I’ve played many story games like Life is Strange, and Detroit Become: Human. And those are were great experiences that used the strengths of video-games as a medium to tell powerful stories with the player. I just hope that the combat isn’t going to lose my interest. Games like Alice: Madness Returns are good story driven games with decent combat. But sometimes the simple hack ‘n slash can grow stale. I’m hoping that this won’t be the case with Hellblade.
I do have a bad feeling the game won’t end on a note I’d be happy with, based off the title, but we’ll see! My plan is to at least play this game once a week for a few hours a session in order to ensure I finish the game by the time the journals are due. I think I won’t have any trouble reaching the deadline though. I’ll probably start playing it next week, after labor day weekend.