It Comes From the Talented Team at Ninja Theory
Ninja Theory has a history of developing quality action games, and Hellblade sticks to the studio’s signature style. Their main hallmark titles include Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade has a key difference, however, as it’s independently developed by the studio without a big publisher.
This means that Ninja Theory had full creative freedom over its story and gameplay. In this case, that’s a good thing. Ninja Theory’s pedigree shines through with their newest title especially in terms of combat, which is fast and fluid. Combat isn’t overly complicated, but Hellblade pulls the camera in close, and gives you a wealth of light and heavy combos to unleash. The team clearly used what they learned with the likes of Enslaved and DmC to provide a combat experience that feels fluid. If you’ve found yourself enjoying Ninja Theory games in the past, Hellblade should be right up your alley.