Hellpoint is a dark science fiction soulslike action RPG developed by Cradle Games and published by tinyBuild. You play as a 3D printed humanoid sent by a mysterious entity named the Author to the space station Irid Novo. Your goal is to figure out what happened there, assembling information you get from logs and interacting with NPCs. Discovering pieces of the story made me want to learn more, but even 14 hours deep into play, the game had revealed little.
Ultimately, Hellpoint isn’t as good as the source material it mimics, and it fails to bring enough new ideas to counter those shortcomings. The brief moments of genuine intrigue only served to remind me how tedious the rest of the game is. The inclusion of couch co-op might be enough to interest some, but it’s too repetitive to recommend to anyone looking for more than a basic soulslike.
Hellpoint is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $34.99 and on PC for, for a few more hours, $27.99. A Nintendo Switch port is planned for the future.
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Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.