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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: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jul 29, 2020
    75
    Hellpoint is certainly cut from the all-too-familiar Souls cloth when it comes to character progression and combat, but it's the sense of exploration that makes this one Soulslike that shouldn't be missed.
  2. Jul 29, 2020
    70
    There were many times in my playthrough of Hellpoint where I had the same delicious salad of feelings that I get with Dark Souls — frustration at my own carelessness, need to try again or satisfaction at besting a challenging encounter — but these highs were balanced by some disappointments with the design that seemed to intentionally frustrate. Even more than Nioh, The Surge, or Remnant, Hellpoint goes all in with the Dark Souls model. When it’s good, it’s great; when it’s not, it just reminds you why Dark Souls is and will be a classic.
  3. Jul 29, 2020
    68
    With the hope that the development team will be able to intervene with post-launch corrective patches, Hellpoint is undoubtedly a dignified soulslike, unfortunately unable to fully express its potential.
  4. Aug 5, 2020
    60
    The truth of Hellpoint is that even with all the jank and annoyance, it’s working with a well-known and beloved formula in an interesting setting, with enough tweaks to feel like its own thing. All of the satisfaction from near-deaths against big bosses and slow mastery of enemies and mechanics is here, it’s just dressed differently. The technical issues and world progression hold Hellpoint back, but for fans of the Soulsborne or sci-fi horror genre it’s worth checking out.
  5. Sep 9, 2020
    60
    It’s great to see new takes on the Souls formula, but they need to have something special if they want to find their place in a market that’s becoming more and more saturated. Hellpoint has a solid foundation and good ideas, but that’s about it.
  6. Jul 29, 2020
    55
    Hellpoint might have been a decent Souls clone if it didn’t suffer from so many technical problems. A few more months in the oven would have done it wonders, but it is an easy skip in its current state.
  7. Jul 29, 2020
    40
    Hellpoint does have its moments where a few fist pumps will be elicited after killing some of the bosses. The moments in between, however, were crushing. Sections that needed repeating without knowing where to go, what to do, or even why hurt Hellpoint's gameplay a lot. It was a confusing, frustrating experience, but Dark Souls players might feel its right up their alley and get a ton of enjoyment out of the title, and that really does seem to be the target audience for Hellpoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    This is a great game which did not get the attention or success it deserves so far. While the gameplay is indeed Souls-like, Hellpoint has aThis is a great game which did not get the attention or success it deserves so far. While the gameplay is indeed Souls-like, Hellpoint has a feel and atmosphere all of its own which to me at least conveyed more depth and atmosphere than the Souls series or even Bloodoborne. There is a nice incremental reveal of background story and plot as you progress through the game. A fair number of weapons and builds / playstiles are available to suit different styles and tastes, while at the same time a certain simplicity to the crafting and upgrading system is retained which makes the game pleasantly accessible. I am really enjoying the atmosphere of dread while exploring the game´s world, which has a large and expansive feel to it despite playing on a space station. Coop multplayer is running smoothly in my experience so far and I haven´t encountered any glitches. Terrific art and soundtrack. This is excellent value for money, much more so than I was expecting when I purchased the game, so congrats to the developers for having made such an outstanding production as a low-budget set-up.
    Watch the movie Event Horizon if you want to double up on the demonic horror vibes!
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  2. May 10, 2021
    10
    This game is great, if you like dark souls style games you're going to love this. For me it feels like a futuristic Bloodborne, combat is fastThis game is great, if you like dark souls style games you're going to love this. For me it feels like a futuristic Bloodborne, combat is fast and fluid. The start can be a little slow but once it gets going it really draws you in. Levels are complex and exploration is good.
    The only downside is the performance (framerate) drops just occasionally, but this doesn't take too much away from the experience.
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  3. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    This game is criminally underrated. The dead space meets dark souls vibe is fantastic. A must play for fans of dark souls and the surge.This game is criminally underrated. The dead space meets dark souls vibe is fantastic. A must play for fans of dark souls and the surge. It's not going to unseat dark souls as the top soulslike game, but definitely a great option for those who think they have played them all. The game is filled with secrets, with exploration really being a hugely important part of the game. I have encountered a few bugs, but nowhere near what others have been saying. The game might not have triple A studio graphics, but gameplay wise I've really been enjoying it. I'd probably give this game a 7, or maybe an 8 based on how many hours I've sunk in, but I'm adding some points to balance the overly harsh reviews. This looks like it's from a small indie studio, and what a great effort from a small team! All I can say is give us more cosmic horror dark souls! Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2020
    8
    Before I bought the game bad reviews made me consider If I should get it or not, but I am glad I did as the game is pretty fun for me and myBefore I bought the game bad reviews made me consider If I should get it or not, but I am glad I did as the game is pretty fun for me and my girlfriend I don't think I would buy it to play solo but If you're interested in co-op it's worth it. The visuals are pretty. Combat is decent, it can be a bit repetitive at times, there's bunch of secrets you can find inside the game. The only downside if you buy this to play with your partner there's no female character available but it doesn't bother us too much. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2021
    7
    I will first begin this review with the overall concept of a dark souls, dead space fusion style game is not a bad idea. The lore and storyI will first begin this review with the overall concept of a dark souls, dead space fusion style game is not a bad idea. The lore and story created for the game is fairly interesting and unique in the vast array of Dark Souls style games. The armor and wepon varietie is something I enjoyed looking for.
    Also the creatures and overall design of the world is creative and unique But with all this said Hellpoint could have used some refinement on the layout of mini boss areas.
    The choice to not include a map in a game that relays in exploration is confusing to me Also the absence of important information of game mechanics like body modes change your level and the price to level up as do some wepons but only speic ones that are made unknown to the player
    The times that my game has crashed had been six and times during boss fights the music will cut out painterly But besides all of the problems that the game has I have counted to play it wanting to see where the story ends
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  6. Feb 19, 2022
    5
    Hellpoint aims to be a souls-like and this is not a problem. What is a problem for me is that Hellpoint plays more like a lower qualityHellpoint aims to be a souls-like and this is not a problem. What is a problem for me is that Hellpoint plays more like a lower quality version of Dark Souls.

    The graphics in Hellpoint are not overly problematic other than some framerate issues. The biggest problem I have with Hellpoint's graphics are intertwined with my issues with the level design. They are simply too one-dimensional. Where Dark Souls had compact and diverse areas, Hellpoint sprawls through corridor after corridor of familiar steampunk backgrounds. This made me get lost a lot in levels due to each area looking so familiar that I couldn't tell where I was in a level. Overall, the graphics make the game harder to enjoy and harder to play.

    The gameplay is an interesting one. The brief experience I had with it left me with the impression that unfortunately it was just a poor-man’s Dark Souls again. The controls are almost identical and the attributes and stats function almost identical to Dark Souls. Curiously I wasn’t able to do back-stabs, which I’m guessing were not included in the game.

    It wouldn’t be a Souls-like without mentioning the difficulty. I didn’t find my time overly difficult. What I found was most of the difficulty came from bad level design, having to traverse long, repetitive and confusing areas with only one ‘bonfire’ that I could find. This was very problematic as when I entered the Embassy and met my first true OP enemy, it created a vicious circle of death and looping back for my souls, souring me on the game massively.

    The story of Hellpoint also tries much too hard to imitate Souls by being cryptic and minimalistic in how it is conveyed. This doesn’t really work as well for Hellooint simply because the gameplay and visuals aren’t there to complement it.

    Overall, Hellpoint tries far too hard to imitate Dark Souls instead of distinguishing itself from Dark Souls. It is a very unmemorable cheap knock-off that made me put it down very quickly, whereas Souls kept me pushing through to the end. I understand Hellpoint came from a small team and a tiny budget, but that cannot forgive the mundane and bad gameplay and level design. I don’t see the point of suffering through an inferior version of Dark Souls having already completed the original game.
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  7. Sep 25, 2020
    0
    Game is bug plagued as mentioned by many others. The lag you have to deal with playing split screen is by far the worst. I can't see myselfGame is bug plagued as mentioned by many others. The lag you have to deal with playing split screen is by far the worst. I can't see myself enjoying this game with the terrible lag. The fps is mediocre at best, as well as the "disappearing hit box on enemies 60% of the time while playing split screen. I honestly wish I could get my money back until they fix this issue. Expand

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