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  • Summary: Hellpoint is an intense action RPG taking place on Irid Novo, a derelict space station soaked in an intoxicating dark sci fi atmosphere. Fight dreadful creatures, face the Cosmic Gods and unravel their twisted story. Should the challenge be too great, play with a friend in local or online coop.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Aug 11, 2020
    75
    In its own way Hellpoint seems like a signature Soulslike, because despite all the mechanics it borrowed from its inspirational series, Cradle Games managed to make an original game. It's a game designed for lovers of the genre, although not for purists, and it has received constant support from the development team so it is expected that future patches will solve the performance problems.
  2. Sep 20, 2020
    74
    A happy marriage of deep space horror and Souls-like ruthlessness, Hellpoint is a nice game, but there’s still some room to grow.
  3. Aug 11, 2020
    70
    Hellpoint clearly does take inspirations from multiple other works, but some of these influences don’t go far beyond the superficial. The sci-fi horror vibe is appreciated, but for my taste the game doesn’t lean far enough into the dread and scares this could afford. Instead, it adheres fairly strictly to that familiar Souls-like quality, though it does admittedly do so successfully. Environments and the thrill of exploring them shine as a particular highlight, while combat is, if nothing else, serviceable. Some missed opportunities in world-building and being a bit too open-ended are among the few blemishes present, making Hellpoint a solid recommendation for those who aren’t afraid to try something a bit darker.
  4. 68
    Hellpoint is a recommended game, even if not for everyone. If you are not a soulslike fan, spending about twenty hours in a less refined game than a "Souls-Borne" is certainly not a wise choice. If, on the other hand, you are a big fan of the genre, give it a chance as long as you are willing to ignore small but numerous bugs.
  5. Sep 12, 2020
    60
    Hellpoint is still not a fully polished project, unpleasantly surprising with wonky hitboxes, terrible jumping mechanics and poor attack animations. It can still appeal to fans of Souls-like games, if they have already tried all the hits in this genre and dream of a dark story in the vast expanses of cold and boundless space.
  6. Jul 29, 2020
    60
    Hellpoint ends up being for Soulslike fans who are just dying for more experiences within the genre, but if that doesn’t describe you, then you’ll be disappointed. The sci-fi nature of the game and its story offering allows it to find its footing right before it ultimately falls apart from its uninspired gameplay. There’s a decent experience to be found during some late-game plot offerings, but that will require you to be invested past the first boss, which is asking a lot.
  7. Jul 29, 2020
    40
    Hellpoint tries to incorporate familiar concepts you've seen from more popular action titles such as the Souls series. Unfortunately, it also adds various ideas that turn it into a jumbled mess. Combined with cryptic presentation of information, confusing level layouts, clunky combat, and abysmally bad platforming mechanics, it's one game that you'll say "Oh, hell no" to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Aug 5, 2020
    10
    Super jeux, j'ai passé un très bon moment. Même si on sent les limitations du studio, je l'ai fini sans aucun temps long, n'est ce pas lesSuper jeux, j'ai passé un très bon moment. Même si on sent les limitations du studio, je l'ai fini sans aucun temps long, n'est ce pas les derniers AAA ? Pour un studio indépendant, c'est de l'excellent travail ! Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    Man, i love this game. The atmosphere struck a chord with me and if you enjoy that horror occult space theme thats already enough reason toMan, i love this game. The atmosphere struck a chord with me and if you enjoy that horror occult space theme thats already enough reason to get this! The animations are nicely done and the armor and weapon choices are diverse enough for some awesome rpg magic! The story is mysterious like dark souls but a bit confusing to where you might need to lookup the lore abit The bosses are hit or miss alot of the times but man the bosses that are done well really make the game worthwhile. I counted 3 bosses that really gave me the dark souls/ deadspace feel which i think was enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. I mean its 35 bucks and theres alot of content presented in the vanilla experience. Also i recommend transferring over the demo characters from thespian feast by loading up a file after choosing the demos class that way you can start with a level boost. Yea theres some glitches but they tend to work in your favor more than not unless you hate glitches altogether.

    Overall the funnest soulslike since the soulsborne games. Much more enjoyable for me than nioh or the surge games
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  3. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    Fun game. Pros +cool theme
    +fun combat
    +nice variety of weapons and armor + lots of areas to explore +a few fun bosses for an indie game +devs
    Fun game. Pros +cool theme
    +fun combat
    +nice variety of weapons and armor
    + lots of areas to explore
    +a few fun bosses for an indie game
    +devs update regularly
    +offline splitscreen coop soulslike (easy buy on this alone)

    Cons
    -abit clunky
    -lots of glitches
    -easy to get lost
    -over saturation of secret areas
    -confusing lore
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  4. Aug 3, 2020
    8
    People are being hard aren't they? The game is good I finish it with no problem with just the run of the mill bug but nothing serious, for anPeople are being hard aren't they? The game is good I finish it with no problem with just the run of the mill bug but nothing serious, for an indie game is ok. It has a good horror atmosphere that gives the game an identity that separates it from others souls like which I like. Just like any other souls like is not for everyone but is a good game just make sure that you know you are playing an indie game Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    7
    Huge plus for coop and splitscreen. Gameplay-wise its a souls-like but lacking in quality. Visuals need work as well. Despite its shortcomingsHuge plus for coop and splitscreen. Gameplay-wise its a souls-like but lacking in quality. Visuals need work as well. Despite its shortcomings its a fun game Expand
  6. Aug 26, 2020
    5
    I wasn't having much fun with this game so I put it down for a while and couldn't bring myself to pick it back up. The level design was prettyI wasn't having much fun with this game so I put it down for a while and couldn't bring myself to pick it back up. The level design was pretty drab and I didn't much like the boss fights. I also wanted to play as a caster and built myself for it but 7 hours later I still haven't found any caster items/spells/whatnot.

    Date Dropped: 2020-08-02
    Playtime: ~ 7h
    Enjoyment: 5/10
    Recommendation: There are better Souls-likes out there.
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  7. Aug 3, 2020
    0
    Truly made in USSR.

    Bugs all around. U can kill boss who wont drop essential item. GG start over. F U - refund

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