While the concept of HellSign is interesting, the execution of the idea isn’t perfect. For one thing, it’s overly edgy. The protagonist, a homophobic prude, throws around the C-word and brags about having sex with twins. Furthermore, the character’s teacher makes you feel as though Hell is trying to turn you into its bitch. Even so, there are still signs of a great game behind the negative aspects.
Ballistic Interactive recently announced the release date of HellSign in 2021. While HellSign has been in Early Access for a long time, the game still hasn’t reached a finished state. The developers are simply pulling the plug because they’re running out of time, which is costing them money. While HellSign was a great game during its Early Access stage, it’s still lacking some chapters and a complete story.
The gameplay of HellSign is highly engaging, combining investigative elements with a supernatural setting. As a freelance hunter, you’ll face a myriad of monsters and their spawn. Your job is to investigate, while simultaneously being hunted by your targets. It’s important to gather as much information as possible about each monster to be able to get an upper-hand in the showdown. You can use tools and other abilities in the game to get the upper hand over your adversary.
A good way to gauge whether the game will be for you is to try it out on Steam. HellSign’s early access period will last until Nov. 7, and players can begin exploring the game’s first house. As you progress through the game, the mission design remains similar throughout. You’ll investigate various houses in order to clear out the creatures, use UV lights to look for clues, and work your way back to your base of operations.