BLOODBORNE given Feb '15 Euro/NA release date, deemed worthy of own thread by ilxor

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rU8HfemdFc

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:30 (seven years ago) link

psyched

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:32 (seven years ago) link

this is the goth Dark Souls, right?

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:33 (seven years ago) link

steamgothhorror

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:38 (seven years ago) link

day after my birthday, seems like as good a time as any to buy a PS4.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:51 (seven years ago) link

siiick

💻 👀 (am0n), Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:24 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anyone else playing the alpha?

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 3 October 2014 16:43 (seven years ago) link

no i watched some of the videos

am0n, Friday, 3 October 2014 17:01 (seven years ago) link

you got in?

am0n, Friday, 3 October 2014 17:03 (seven years ago) link

Yeah - only had a chance to play 30 minutes or so far, but first impressions are great. Feels like an interesting new avenue for the Souls series - not having a shield will take a bit of getting used to.

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 3 October 2014 18:09 (seven years ago) link

whats your impression of the a.i.? i was wondering if things respawn always in the same position or if next-gen allows them to randomize the interactions a bit

am0n, Friday, 3 October 2014 20:39 (seven years ago) link

Hard to say for sure cuz I haven't played much - hoping to get some more time on Sunday before the alpha ends. Didn't seem randomised in the time I played, though, just the traditional Souls repetition.

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 3 October 2014 21:27 (seven years ago) link

thats what i got from the videos i saw, stationary dudes but there also seems to roving groups which is awesome. the message and bloodstain markers looked cool too, so much detail

kernel poo (am0n), Monday, 6 October 2014 16:47 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

The development team at From Software say there are about ten areas like Yharnam to survive, one of which is called the Chalice Dungeon; an underground catacomb that procedurally generates its pathways.

whoa

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 8 December 2014 20:34 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

sooo, i'll be able to play this online without getting PS+, right?

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:31 (seven years ago) link

i think ps+ is now necessary for that. the days of free online w/ ps3 are over

ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ (am0n), Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:43 (seven years ago) link

if you need me i'll be in an induced coma so mvrch comes tomorrow

ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ (am0n), Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:43 (seven years ago) link

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:48 (seven years ago) link

word, thanks. btw i believe my screen name is "Mr_Kitka".

lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:51 (seven years ago) link

players who pre-order this from game stores in the uk get an exclusive lolfedora skin for their in-game messengers:

https://img.game.co.uk/widgets/images/Bloodborne/widget_Bloodborne.jpg

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:03 (seven years ago) link

:(

ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ (am0n), Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:26 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

have these fuckers finally figured out the killer app to get me to buy the goddamn system?
ahma wait for the first batch of reviews but if it's generally positive i guess i'm all in.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 19:33 (seven years ago) link

next edition of edge due out tomorrow calls it 'the first true next gen essential' apparently

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 19:36 (seven years ago) link

cannot wait. what's the ilg co-op password gonna be?

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:05 (seven years ago) link

YOU DIED

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:08 (seven years ago) link

i read that it needs to be 8 letters, so YALL DIED

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:28 (seven years ago) link

sold

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:32 (seven years ago) link

first post in this lolneogaf thread summarises the edge article for those interested: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1008499

key bullet point: "Bloodborne is Hidetaka Miyazaki's brutal riposte to the section of his playerbase that thinks it has seen it all before."

psyched

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:33 (seven years ago) link

http://www.mcvuk.com/special-features/read/the-big-game-bloodborne/0166

“Yes,” Miyazaki confirms. “There will be a New Game Plus mode.” He laughs. “We’re having trouble beating it, though.”

Infostealer.Steamfishi (am0n), Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:43 (seven years ago) link

am0n, can we be PS4 friends?

lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:31 (seven years ago) link

yes psn is online7845789547

Infostealer.Steamfishi (am0n), Friday, 13 March 2015 01:31 (seven years ago) link

The Souls games are about dying - every feeble creature and majestically grotesque monster and crumbling castle in those games is a manifestation of death in its many scary and sometimes beautiful forms. But Bloodborne? Bloodborne’s more about killing.

The rhythm and style of the combat is different, you see, even if it might look broadly similar. In Souls you’re usually on the defensive - you walk into a room with your shield up and can take a few hits before reacting. That just does not happen in Bloodborne. You don’t even have a shield. When something hits you, you have to hit back, and quickly, to regain health.

http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/03/16/dark-souls-death-bloodborne-killing

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 16 March 2015 11:50 (seven years ago) link

Giv dit blud!
I would do this in a second

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:19 (seven years ago) link

i don't actually want to know anything more before i play, but i can't look away:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtcEBBs4rE

lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:35 (seven years ago) link

i want a positive critical consensus and two freaked out ILXor reviews
and then i'm buying the fucking system god help me

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:36 (seven years ago) link

i can't remember the last time i was so hyped for a game, honestly

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:42 (seven years ago) link

argh i refuse to watch videos!

Infostealer.Steamfishi (am0n), Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:57 (seven years ago) link

Downloading now, it's gonna take days. No more videos or links for me until Thursday (the first chance I'll get to dig in).

lil urbane (Jordan), Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:55 (seven years ago) link

http://www.thejimquisition.com/2015/03/bloodborne-review-die-die-again/

glowing reviews so far

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 02:28 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, it's looking good. Common complaint seems to be loading times. 40 seconds after dying? Jeez.

Anyway, psyched.

circa1916, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 02:36 (seven years ago) link

early reviews obsessively positive:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/bloodborne/critic-reviews
i'm hoping the long loading time complaint is addressed by the patch?
Jordan, you are gonna be the guy who determines how my bank account looks in April.

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 04:41 (seven years ago) link

downloading now!

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:34 (seven years ago) link

so ready for this

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:05 (seven years ago) link

Jordan, you are gonna be the guy who determines how my bank account looks in April.

ha, that's a big responsibility but i will let you know.

it took massive willpower not to start this before work today, there should be some sort of award.

lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:19 (seven years ago) link

i'm hoping the long loading time complaint is addressed by the patch?

apparently not yet, but soon:

http://www.justpushstart.com/2015/03/bloodborne-long-load-times-will-be-addressed-in-the-next-patch/

lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:20 (seven years ago) link

hm, will def wait for that to come to fruition

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:43 (seven years ago) link

played the first hour. as good as I hoped. one of the character classes is "waste of skin" and has terrible stats haha.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:20 (seven years ago) link

Nice! That's usually how it goes, summons and buffs are really a way of brute forcing the fight without having to really learn it. And by the time you do learn it, you don't actually need them.

The chalice dungeons get harder, I guess the idea is that you dip into them as you progress, but no one does that, they either do them at the end or at the beginning. You can get way stronger gems for your weapons than in the main game, but that only really matters for pvp. There are some unique bosses too, if you want more after the main game.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:28 (five months ago) link

XP it's not actually Eileen I'm fighting, it's another NPC with a similar name (Bloody Crow? Something like that) but they're part of Eileen's story. She's dying on the Cathedral steps before the fight starts

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:33 (five months ago) link

What I've liked about this game so far, is that I always get a little bit further each time. But just a little bit. And then I get so far and think "No that's enough. I'm done. There's no way I'm going to be able to best this part". But the next time I pick it up, I'm ready.
It's not like, say, Witcher 3 where there's just this constant state of progression, of moving constantly through the game, of relentlessly pursuing the next quest or the next chapter in the story and getting hooked on that.
In a way, it's games like Bloodborne (and maybe to a slightly less extent Death Stranding) which could finally be seen as the antidote to social media-induced attention span deficits. It's still very hack'n'slash of course, but there's a point a few hours in where your shoulders relax, your grip on the controller becomes less tight, the monsters stop making you jump (well, sometimes), you stop getting too worried about dying all the time, and it just starts feeling Zen about the whole thing.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 00:41 (five months ago) link

I cannot believe these Forbidden Woods. I feel like this is some kind of game design high-water mark. Everything is so natural, so clever, disorienting without being confusing, I'm just amazed by it all.

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 18 December 2021 23:57 (five months ago) link

My first foray into the Woods, I was unspoiled, I just picked my way through, murdered everybody, missed the shortcut I could've opened, went into SnakeLand without issue. I was murdering these small snake moments and saying to my bf "these guys are such pushovers, I feel weirdly ominous about how easy they are". Found the larger snake moments and found it unchallenging.

Then I ran into a RE4-knockoff dude who immediately summoned three little snakes that boxed me in and I died in two seconds.

My second foray in, I scanned a couple spoilers, realized about the shortcut (and the Cannon), and grabbed them accordingly. Slipped off a ledge and was face to face with two RE4 dudes. Dodged away fearfully and slipped into a crevasse. It was pitch black and everything was giant snakes and I was killed immediately. I love this game so much.

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 19 December 2021 00:03 (five months ago) link

I loved the woods.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 December 2021 00:31 (five months ago) link

I do love the Woods and I hate them too. fgti is right though - it doesn't feel like a level that's been designed by game developers. You can get utterly lost in them and yet once you memorise the way, it's easy. They do seem to go one forever though and I'm sure there's lots of stuff I've missed

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2021 00:41 (five months ago) link

It might be the area with the most stuff I missed, somehow. Like, I seem to recall needing/wanting to go back to get something later in the game, and then finding I somehow missed a hardly secret but easy to miss cave with a poison/fire spewing snake hydra thing.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 December 2021 01:04 (five months ago) link

I find it strange that someone can say they "enjoyed" somewhere like Forbidden Woods. I don't think there's any level in this game that I can say I found truly enjoyable. In fact I'm not even sure I actually enjoy the game at all in the same way as, say, Witcher or God Of War or Death Stranding.
I find almost every minute of it oppressive, heart-racing, gnomic, dingey, and hopelessly frustrating. But also there are those short punctuated punch-the-air moments of victory which make it all worthwhile. It is, indeed, a spectacular, formidable game with some eye-popping level designs. At first I bemoaned that what I really wanted was Castlevania in FP, but that's exactly what it is!

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2021 01:18 (five months ago) link

XP from Forbidden Woods onwards was the point where I stopped feeling like I had to kill every monster I came across and just start running till I got where I needed to go. I'm on Yahargul Unseen Village with the bell ringing women, so quickly I found that killing monsters is often fruitless because they'll just respawn until you find the bellringer

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2021 01:20 (five months ago) link

Yeah, that's a pretty common From trick.

I mentioned it on the other thread, but in a sense DS2 is the only one I've found sort of "fun" so far, specifically *because* it is so half-assed, sloppy/lazy and not fine tuned. The other games always feel like perpetual high stakes tightrope walking, but that's partly what makes them so compelling.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 December 2021 03:05 (five months ago) link

What I liked about Dark Souls was the Ico-esque "theatre of architecture", the way the world folded in on itself. I was nervous that other From titles wouldn't have the same appeal but Bloodborne has it, albeit on a level-by-level level.

What I don't like in From's game design is the Duke's Quarter's style of build, where things are weirdly rectangular and repetitious... the two chalice dungeons I've beaten are extremely disappointing in this regard.

I was not enthralled by The Witcher's plot, although it sounds as if I'd like the short stories/novels etc. The level design was fine, my favourite moments in that game were exploring the extreme parts of Skellege, floating from island to island, randomly running into the "hardest enemy" on some remote island and extremely dying, I like that stuff. With From games I think I liked things when they're twisty and ambiguous and it feels like you're poking around. Toxic blowdarters and Bridge Of Hell aside, I loved Blighttown, for example. Nothing in Bloodborne has satisfied me like the Undead Burg and outlying regions but I'm enjoying it so so much. Iosefka killed me twice now so I've decided to let her live and I'm going to Cainhurst

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 19 December 2021 03:18 (five months ago) link

Love that post about the Woods. <3

I admit they weren't my favorite - I can still picture the entire Dark Souls world in my mind's eye, but something about the woods always resisted being figured out and I would still get turned around on subsequent playthroughs. I like the perspective of appreciating that as an achievement, since they are supposed to be dark & mysterious woods after all.

DS3 also has some great twisty levels in the classical sense...maybe the poison swamp is that game's Woods (but more annoying, obv)?

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 19 December 2021 06:29 (five months ago) link

I accidentally killed Iosefka through the door so I didn't get to have the battle with her on the other side

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2021 09:50 (five months ago) link

I have decided I’m not strong/good enough for Cainhurst yet so I’m doing some of these stupid chalice dungeons til I get to level 70

Bf is online shopping for strengthy weapons on my behalf, he thinks I should get a whirligig saw

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 19 December 2021 14:41 (five months ago) link

I could never figure out how to best use the whirligig saw. There were some videos I saw of people using it to absolutely destroy enemies, and bosses in particular, but I could never get the timing right. Or the same damage that my other upgraded weapons got.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 December 2021 15:24 (five months ago) link

Looks like we're in about the same place fgti. I just encountered Darkbeast Paarl without expecting it. Got him down to about half his HP before he merked me. I haven't done the Cainhurst boss yet either.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2021 17:41 (five months ago) link

I like being beckoned a few times before a boss fight so I get some harmless practice before taking it on solo. Murdered Amygdala w freinds a few times before taking it on myself. Cannon is such a good cheese! Once a boss’s final form arrives, swap your fire arm, trade health for bullets, use a marrow, boom boom dead.

I didn’t understand until now why it seemed like a trip to the Dream would result in arbitrary bullet gifts, or vial gifts, and other times not at all, and now I get it. (Auto-reload from what you got in storage. Wish I’d known about storage. I had lots of antidotes I could’ve used.)

I’ve decided to experiment playing in a beastly way, I’m enjoying it so far.

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 20 December 2021 00:59 (five months ago) link

Ah see I don't have online, and I've not got enough Arcane or whatever to use the Cannon yet, frustratingly

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 20 December 2021 01:10 (five months ago) link

I completed my first Chalice dungeon. It was a piece of piss as I was massively overleveled. Unfortunately I forgot to use my Blood Echoes and lost them all. That can be frustrating: if you've got quite a lot of BEs but you're not close enough to level up, and you know you've got a tricky area to play. I usually end up grinding in Central Yharnam till I can level up but it's long...

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 20 December 2021 01:14 (five months ago) link

If you want to grind, grind the Gaol. From the lantern, kill two easy snatchers, a witch and two pigs; 10k echoes and oftentimes a twin shard or two, and pigs do big vial drops. Kill them five, repeat. I did it for the purpose of getting my cleaver to +6

I just loaded up the Lower Pthumeru (fourth one you get) and it is HARD. Snatchers are back to “tough enemies” and the boss is hard. I enjoy the challenge but don’t like the lack of variety here

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 20 December 2021 02:59 (five months ago) link

Ah sadly the Gaol is closed to me now, although you're right - pig slaying is more fun. Did occasionally find those reapers quite tricky on occasion. They've been replaced by three very difficult NPCs in the same place but now it's Yahargul Village. I haven't defeated then yet - just sneaked past em, but I seem to be doing a lot of that at the moment

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 20 December 2021 22:52 (five months ago) link

This is an obscenely challenging game tbqph

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 21 December 2021 23:40 (five months ago) link

I've just bought Ludwig's Holy Blade and upgraded it to +3. Anyone know much about this weapon? It seems p good but maybe not as effective as my +8 Hunter Axe yet??

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 15:51 (five months ago) link

Oh that's my favorite weapon in the game, it was my go-to (although I started with the axe too). A fast straight sword that transforms into a greatsword? It's the perfect utility weapon, I wish I could have it in all the Dark Souls games.

(I think my secondary weapon was the Beast Cutter, the heavier whip you get in the dlc...all the dlc weapons are really good & fun actually)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:07 (five months ago) link

I have been using Saw Cleaver +9 with Whirligig Saw +8 as my boss muncher

Have decided to not bother with the chalice dungeons

What’s left? I’m at Ebreitis on the main quest, Ludwig on the DLC. It is satisfying to feel like I’m improving at this game, and my character is buffing as I do so, but disheartening to see such insanely good players on YouTube make me feel like an incompetent

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 22 December 2021 21:19 (five months ago) link

I'm not sure what to go for next too... I'm feeling a bit stuck: Continue with Yahargul and try to kill the three hunter NPCs; try the boss at Cainhurst who seems really hard and you have to run past a bunch of assholes every time you want to try him; or do that very difficult Crow hunter sidequest in one of the churches who keeps buffing. None of these feel particularly easy

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 21:22 (five months ago) link

Hmm this sword is okay but it seems a bit slow and not quite powerful enough to defeat the beasts I'm fighting right now. Think I need to level it up a bit more!

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 21:29 (five months ago) link

Nice! Those are two of the hardest bosses. You've still got some serious dlc content left.

Yeah I would only bother with the chalice dungeons if you're done with everything else and you still want a few more bosses, or you want to do pvp in the nightmare areas and want to get fully gem-ed up.

xp

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 21:41 (five months ago) link

I managed to cheese the NPC Hunters by leading each one to a wall near the lamp and hit them through the wall. That's how to do it right?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 22:17 (five months ago) link

Any time these games throw more than one invader-style npc at you at a time, anything goes imo

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 22:21 (five months ago) link

I cheesed the Hunter trio. Led them to the basement and shut myself in the prison. The correct cheese is to poke at them with a stick, but I don’t use sticks, so I attempted a number of things before settling on bolt paper on my Saw Cleaver and then a runny R2 roll-away. Beat the last one with zero vials remaining. Dirty tricks!

I did not struggle with the Martyr in the least, at all. Ebeiritis or whatever is a serious problem. I’ve left her for now and I’m dueling a swordy hunter in the *cough* Nightmare Of Menses. Society does need a jizz-phobic game with cocks as bosses and vaginas as tools of justice

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 22 December 2021 23:21 (five months ago) link

I hope From’s next horror game has a super weapon called The Crumbling Anus and you battle The Great Semenis in The Vast Deferens

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 22 December 2021 23:23 (five months ago) link

I killed Darkbeast Paarl but from what I understand, you can do this much earlier back when it's the Hypogean Jail. Hadn't come across it before now. Fairly easy to merk and I got a bunch of Blood Echoes for it which was nice.

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 23 December 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link

genuinely didn't remember if i even beat this one! prob due for a replay.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 23 December 2021 22:07 (five months ago) link

lol fgti. Maybe this is what 'Elden Ring' refers to.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 23 December 2021 22:21 (five months ago) link

God those Lecture Building levels scare the crap out of me for some reason. Horrible corridors

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 23 December 2021 22:46 (five months ago) link

I am relying on far too many jolly friends to murder bosses. I am way overlevelled than is required, approaching level 100 and hacking through the DLC. 50 strength and 40 vitality, some of the other things, now working up my Arcane to 15 because I'm only using my gun for a rare parry and I wanna use some of these fun objects I've accumulated

I +10'd my Saw Blade and my Whirligig Saw. I don't use insight much for anything so I used all my hard insight for an extra rock. Ebieritis was murdered with blade to the bottom while she was distracted with a jolly friend. Ludwig, oddly, was no problem, his attack patterns melded well with my pre-existing tendencies, I beat him solo.

The hardest challenge so far was weirdly the wet nurse but I realized it was just because she was so scary looking that I was keeping my distance. I started hugging her bladey form and it was not-a-problem

This game is still really hard. I did some Chalice Dungeons out of spite and they are extremely challenging for some reason... I think it's just the buffed-up entry-level-enemies don't jive well with my late-game confidence. I also am feeling unrewarded when the bulk of the pickups there are... tools for more Chalice Dungeons! Spare me

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 24 December 2021 00:30 (five months ago) link

Merked The One Reborn with absolutely no issues last night. Once you kill all the bellringers, it's a fairly easy fight.

Now I'm at a castle that's crawling with giant spiders. It's not an easy match. There are some absolutely hardcore beasties outside too

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 24 December 2021 12:07 (five months ago) link

Those spiders hit ridiculously hard. I cheesed that room. Killed the bellringer, murdered the overpass spiders, shot the rest down one by one and attended to them one by one, then took out the big one with jumping-down-attacks.

I’m in the habit of clearing a section unspoiled, then reading spoilers before I leave, so I don’t miss anything. It really is working for me. I discovered the lantern waste on my own and it was so satisfying.

My bf calls Amygdala “Amy” and Laurence The Vicar “Larry”

Larry is so difficult wow. I fucked up the Eileen plot and she attacked me and she was super tough also. Idk if I should bother finishing the DLC, I feel like the final boss will just make me hate myself. I think I’m ready to take these lessons I’ve learned over to DS3, I’ll probably just win this thing today and leave it

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 24 December 2021 14:39 (five months ago) link

I dunno, I recall all the Bloodborne DLC, bosses included, as great. DS3, too, though I think I skipped the final DLC boss in that one, lol.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 December 2021 16:25 (five months ago) link

I mostly like the last DLC boss for the setting, the beach + endless ocean next to the carcass of its cosmic horror alien mother. I remember being very pleased with myself for figuring out a strategy, when it jumps high into air (offscreen), it will almost always land near you if you don't move, so you can time a fully-charged R2 and take out big chunks of its health.

Also the Well in the dlc with the two shark giants (where you get the rakuyo weapon) may be the actual toughest room in the game.

I also am feeling unrewarded when the bulk of the pickups there are... tools for more Chalice Dungeons! Spare me

The real prizes are the friends gems we found along the way. But yeah, there are the official 'quest' chalice dungeons that end in Queen Yharnam, then there are the randomly generated ones. I think the random ones are where the truly serious gems and weapon variants are? Looking forward to the DS3 thread revive though!

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 December 2021 16:27 (five months ago) link

So I've just given myself a Covid Christmas present of a PS Plus account. So now I can play online! Not sure about all these red puddles everywhere and phantom hunters showing up everywhere - it's a bit off-putting tbh.
I saw a thing that said to go to Oedon Chapel and I'll be whisked off to participate in the Hunters Nightmare or something, but I did what it said and nothing really happened. Am I doing it wrong?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 24 December 2021 17:25 (five months ago) link

You mean to get into the DLC? Try going into that area that's to the left (?) where you get grabbed by an invisible (if you have low insight?) Amy.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 24 December 2021 17:31 (five months ago) link

Totally forgot about the shark well! But good loot in there, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 December 2021 17:42 (five months ago) link

XP oh I see! I'd downloaded the DLC at the same time as subscribing to PS+ and assumed that was something to do with multiplayer

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Friday, 24 December 2021 20:44 (five months ago) link

I think I was moving too quickly through this game to really get good at it, and after Maria slaughtered me some ten times hopelessly I started to feel stressed out about trying again

So I started DS3 and after five hours on it over the past couple days I feel soothed by the environment and design and the rhythms of the combat. Already totally hooked

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 27 December 2021 02:36 (four months ago) link

FYI, Iron Pineapple's soulslike reviews are super interesting. Don't miss the Vincent Van Gogh fighter!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_daI7XwEznw

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 04:52 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pz_T6Kog6k

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:58 (three months ago) link

When you accidentally click on the New York Times crossword puzzle thread thinking it is the Bloodborne thread and for 30 seconds wonder what the fuck you've missed...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:29 (three months ago) link


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