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Hellblade: A Dark Fantasy of the Mind

I’m not usually one for video games that are dark, or scary, or seem too challenging. While some gamers are able to brave those waters, I’m too skittish to wade in.

Ninja Theory’s new game Hellblade is all of those things, but it’s different in that it wants you to feel fear — a new kind of fear. It’s what connects you to the protagonist you play as, a young woman named Senua who lives in tribal Europe during the Viking era. What makes her unique is that she’s dealing with psychosis.

That’s why I’m enjoying the game so much, despite my trepidation.

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