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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark fantasy action-adventure game developed and published by Ninja Theory. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in August 2017, with an Xbox One version in April 2018. The game features support for virtual reality, which was added in an update in 2018.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is divided in two types of gameplay: the first allows Senua to walk freely and interact with her surroundings. Those parts focus on either story via voiceover, as Senua travels from one location to another.
During fights, Senua has her sword drawn out, and is turned towards one of her enemies, on which the camera is automatically focused. She can use two kind of attacks, quick or heavy, kick an enemy to prevent it from blocking her attacks, parry, or dodge.
She can also charge the opponent she is currently focusing on, to either get closer or directly attack or kick it. If she parries or dodges enough, she can use her focus ability in battle to move faster than her enemies or dissipate the shadows some of them are made of, which makes them impervious to regular attacks.
Once she obtains Gramr, Senua can charge her heavy attacks for additional damage and parries more efficiently, both allow her to use her focus ability. If Senua suffers a strong hit, or several hits in a row, she falls to the ground. You must press the corresponding button repeatedly faster. If she does not get back up in time, she dies.
The closer she is to death, the harder it is for her to get back up. When she already close to the death, she can die with just a regular hit.
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