Hellgate is back yet again, this time as a terrible VR game

    
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It’s the corpse that refuses to be buried — and it’s back to take a stab at virtual reality gamers.

That’s right, Hellgate London has returned for the billionth time. Developer T3 Entertainment and publisher Hanbitsoft, which simply refuse to let this property rest in peace, adapted the title for VR and pushed it out the door on March 31st with a $35 price tag. Perhaps the hope is that if enough iterations of this game are birthed into the world, it will trigger the true apocalypse? If that’s the case, then we politely ask these companies to cease and desist.

If you want to give this a try, you’ll need a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift and a note from your doctor. It should be noted that many of the comments for the game are quite negative, pointing out that the studio seems to have changed Hellgate into a “rail-style shooter” and is “pretty much trash in every way.” This version also does not offer the multiplayer option of the original, which might do away with its remaining charm.

Source: Steam via MMO Fallout
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Neurotic

I’ll stick to modded SP, thanks. It’s a beautiful creature with the various overhaul mods installed. :)

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EmberStar

This seems appropriate.

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Bannex

Is there some kind of malware buried deep in this game that allows people who rerelease it to obtain all sorts of user data?

That is literally the only thing I can think of that justifies the fact that this game keeps popping up

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Harbinger_Kyleran

Naw, probably just collects useless things like gamer’s souls.

;)

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Reginald Atkins

I’ve heard of beating a dead horse but god bless… just let this poor game find peace in the afterlife.

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Turing fail

Dead horse pâté, beating moribund items into a fine paste.

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Vanquesse V

What’s really infuriating is that the mmo-turned-into-singleplayer hellgate the same company sells on steam has a decent amount of missing content and a gamebreaking performance bug, neither has been fixed in the 2½ years the game has been for sale.

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Neurotic

There is a pretty healthy modding scene for HGL, including some nice overhaul mods, for both graphics and gameplay. A fully modded HGL today is not going to change your mind about the game if you fundamentally don’t like it. But, if you do or ever did, it’s a wonderful thing. :)

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Vanquesse V

there’s also hellgate 2038 which seems to be a fine private server for the original version of the game.

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Neurotic

Yes indeed! The game deserves so much better than what it got, really.

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Hirku Two

Heh, you have a flagshipped tag.

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NeoWolf

That awesome I.P deserves so much better. It deserved to be given a triple A MMO treatment it was such a good setting/concept. Breaks my heart to see all these half ar**d rehashes.

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bobfish

Imagine Hellgate but with Outriders gameplay…

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Arktouros

Ugh, another rail shooter, like why even bother.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I was stoked when it first came back because of the rose colored glasses I had on