developer: Cradle Games
publisher: tinyBuild Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen
Hellpoint is an action RPG set in a dark techno-fantasy universe. The game is characterized by high level of difficulty and uncompromising gameplay, reminiscent of the Dark Souls, Bloodborne and The Surge series. Developers from the independent studio Cradle Games are responsible for creating this title.
The player takes on the role of a mysterious, unnamed hero who wakes up in the deserted space station Irid Novo, on the orbit of a massive black hole. Its location has a direct impact on the mental health of the station's residents, driving many of them to madness. In the corridors of the station, there are unknown, dangerous creatures wandering around.
Hellpoint's gameplay is about traversing the station, defeating monsters in difficult, arcade battles and gradually developing our hero (the progression system in some respects resembles The Elder Scrolls series - e.g. special attacks are aquired by fighting often with a particular weapon). The title also includes an extensive system of crafting, enabling the creation and adjustment of weapons and armor, or even the abilities used by our hero (by modifying some variables - e.g. the healing skill can act immediately, or heal more life, but gradually, acting for a certain period of time).
The creators also decided to introduce some interesting variety to the formula known from Dark Souls (and other similar productions). It is the so-called Quantic System. It causes the interior of the station to constantly change. Each time we start a game or die, the maps look a bit different - there may be new events on them, some enemies may suddenly decide to flee or go crazy, and threatening bosses may have more or less power than they had recently. Another curiosity is the rituals that we can perform in order to weaken our opponents.
Hellpoint we can be played solo or in the company of others - competing or collaborating on a split-screen.
Hellpoint features attractive three-dimensional visuals. Both the designs of the locations and the monsters are very atmospheric and make a great impression. Cradle Games studio's game is characterized by high level of brutality.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 3.0 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1050 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Dual Core 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7