Hellblade 2’s Comparisons to Hidetaka Miyazaki’s Magnum Opus are Ridiculous: “I don’t know why people are comparing this game to Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree”

A month before its release, Hellblade 2 faces a baseless comparison.

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  • A section of fans has compared Hellblade 2 to the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree solely based on the similar price points.
  • The fans of the franchise have been quick to defend the game, stating that comparing a full game with a DLC is baseless.
  • The analogy of comparing movies based on their ticket prices was also used to showcase the futile nature of the comparisons.
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Hellblade 2 has lately received some unwarranted comparisons with Hidetaka Miyazaki’s masterpiece. The main reason for the comparisons seems to be the similar price point between the game and the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC for Elden Ring.

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The sequel to the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 looks to continue the journey of the protagonist, Senua, while depicting complex themes regarding mental illness like psychosis. The game has almost nothing in common with Elden Ring, save for the price of the Premium Bundle Edition of the upcoming DLC.

However, that has not stopped a section of fans from baselessly comparing the games. Probably in a bid to say something drastic and gain traction on community forums.

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Mindless Comparison Should Not Draw Attention Away from Hellblade 2

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Senua in the Hellblade 2 trailer.

Hellblade 2 is scheduled to release on May 21, 2024. However, a month before its release, it is facing some weird backlash from a minuscule section of fans online. This bunch of fans deemed it fit to compare it to the upcoming DLC simply because of the price of the game.

Fans of the Hellblade franchise were quick to jump to the defense of the upcoming title by rubbishing the baseless comparisons.

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There are two very important things to keep in mind when it comes to Hellblade 2 and Shadow of the Erdtree. The latter is a paid DLC. So, it is priced on top of what players pay for the base game. Whereas Hellblade 2 is a complete game. This in itself should render all comparisons between the two invalid.

One other aspect to be noted is that fans never compare movies based on ticket prices. Just because two movies have similar ticket prices does not mean they are comparable. And the same goes for video games.

Some conversations have mentioned the meager 9 hours of gameplay that the Hellblade sequel is supposed to have. However, fans have been firm in defending the developers.

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But, amidst all this, one thing is certain: a section of fans, PlayStation fans specifically, is pretty upset that the game isn’t coming to their consoles.

Fans Eagerly Wait to Unfurl the Next Chapter in Senua’s Tale

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The game will release on May 21, 2024.

When Ninja Theory released Hellblade back in 2017, they were freshers to the industry. But the gritty tale of Senua quickly made them a fan-favorite developer team. After 7 long years, they are back with a sequel, and it can be safely said that fans can hardly wait.

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Although the game is about to drop in a month, there are still no concrete updates regarding the spec requirements for playing the game on PC. The developers have made it clear that they didn’t aim to make the game perfect. Instead, they worked towards offering a more believable and refined experience compared to the franchise’s first game.

Fans have mostly reacted pretty positively to all the news and updates regarding the game. The only genuine issue that some fans have is the 30 FPS limit, but that isn’t a dealbreaker for most of them.

What do you think of the comparisons between the DLC of Elden Ring and Hellblade 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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