“If this was a PlayStation game, it will be a whole different story”: Everyone is Pissed With PS5 Hypocrites Dissing Hellblade 2 as They Can’t Play it

Console wars heat up as PS5 fans criticize 'Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga' for its exclusivity.

PS5 and Hellblade 2

SUMMARY

  • The game's anticipated sequel follows a highly praised original, yet faces scrutiny mainly due to platform exclusivity.
  • Critics argue that the backlash is rooted in envy, noting that the game would likely be celebrated if it were a PS5 exclusive.
  • Hellblade 2 is facing criticism from PlayStation's fans over graphics and story.
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In the world of gaming, console wars have always been a source of heated debates, with fans passionately defending their chosen platform. The latest battleground involves Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga, an anticipated title exclusively available on Xbox Series X|S and PC. 

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Recently, the game has come under fire from some PlayStation 5 fans, sparking outrage among the gaming community who accuse these detractors of hypocrisy. Xbox fans are also voicing their concerns and saying if this was a PlayStation game the controversy would be something else. 

The Double Standard Debate

Hellblade 2 graphics ready to raise the bar
Hellblade 2 facing criticism over exclusivity | Hellblade 2

The controversy centers around the high expectations set by the original Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, which was praised for its groundbreaking approach to storytelling and mental health representation. Hellblade 2 continues this legacy with impressive visuals and an immersive storyline, as demonstrated after its release.

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Fans argue that this backlash is unfounded and driven by envy. They point out that if Hellblade 2 were a PS5 exclusive, it would likely receive widespread acclaim from the same individuals currently criticizing it. This double standard has led to a broader discussion about the nature of console exclusivity and fan loyalty in the gaming industry.

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Fans have been expressing their sentiments online, suggesting that if Hellblade 2 was a PlayStation exclusive, the narrative would be drastically different. They believe that the criticism directed at the game is less about the game’s quality and more about console loyalty. Even after showcasing better graphic quality. 

The Legacy of Hellblade series

PS5 fans stated Hellblade 1 was a better game. | Hellblade 1

The Hellblade series, developed by Ninja Theory and published by Xbox Game Studios, is known for its psychological horror action-adventure games. The first game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2017), follows Senua, a Pict warrior, as she battles her own psychosis. The game was praised by the players for its engaging yet horrifying story with very good graphics. The sequel, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, continues her journey and delves into a deeper exploration of mental health themes. 

Fans and industry analysts alike have noted that such biased critiques do a disservice to the gaming community, fostering division rather than celebrating the achievements of game developers. The focus, they argue, should be on the innovation and artistry that Hellblade 2 brings to the table, regardless of the platform.

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Consoles wars have started after the Hellblade 2 release and how the first game was better. | Hellblade 1

In the end, the uproar surrounding Hellblade 2 highlights the persistent and often irrational nature of console wars. While it’s natural for fans to champion their preferred platforms, it’s crucial to appreciate quality games for what they are, irrespective of exclusivity. After all, true gamers should be united by their love for gaming, not divided by brand allegiance.

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Written by Shubham Chaurasia

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Shubham is a tryhard gamer who loves to play and write about games/news. At first, writing was just a hobby but now its his profession. If he is not online lurking in Valorant or trying his luck in gacha games, you can find him binging on some anime series.