Hellbound's core gameplay loop is punchy, satisfying, and cathartic. It's just a shame there's so little of it.
Saibot Studios clearly has a fair amount of talent and passion, they just need more experience and a greater budget to expand upon what Hellbound offers. Hopefully, the developers are able to keep at it and deliver a truly unforgettable game sometime later on.
The fact is, Hellbound is too loyal to 90s shooter games. The game has nothing eye-glazing new compared to classic games. Only big fans of DOOM series might tolerate this game.
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Hellbound is a great experience. Although it does rely heavily on the DOOM aesthetic, Saibot Studios have created a core gameplay experience that could be the launchpad of something brilliant.
Hellbound is a rip-roaring homage to classic Doom that hits almost all of the right notes.
Hellbound resembles 90's shooters very well but on a much smaller scale, its a modern version of those games but with a noticeably shorter content and less charisma.
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There’s a good few hours of fun to get from Hellbound‘s campaign. Maybe even more if you’re the type that wants to discover every secret and beat every par time.
Hellbound attempts a return to the classic and beloved twitch shooters of the 90's, but falls flat in too many ways to earn a recommendation.
I would recommend Hellbound to anyone looking for a 90’s inspired shooter or just a short fun first-person shooter to play. The smooth fast-paced gameplay combined with the awesome soundtrack makes up for the lack of variety. I’d say this game is definitely worth it.
Hellbound does not expect to innovate or make us reflect or rethink the existence or any aspect of the video game world. Its premise is honest, simple and straightforward, and it delivers on what it promises. Its main handicap is that, in the current panorama, there are enough titles of this style, both current and classic, independently developed or large productions, that it is really difficult for Saibot Studios to break through, stand out and give a reason to acquire this title and not another that can be wider or have a rounder finish. Only if you are a big fan of the genre and / or you have already devoured everything that has been put in front of you, or perhaps if you are looking for an inexpensive and short game and it catches your attention despite not having many pretensions, you can give it a gap in your Steam library.
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