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 (four years ago) Permalink

psyched

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

this is the goth Dark Souls, right?

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:33 (four years ago) Permalink

steamgothhorror

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

siiick

💻 👀 (am0n), Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:24 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Anyone else playing the alpha?

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 3 October 2014 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

no i watched some of the videos

am0n, Friday, 3 October 2014 17:01 (four years ago) Permalink

you got in?

am0n, Friday, 3 October 2014 17:03 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

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

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:48 (three years ago) Permalink

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

lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:51 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

:(

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

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

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:05 (three years ago) Permalink

YOU DIED

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:08 (three years ago) Permalink

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

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:28 (three years ago) Permalink

sold

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

am0n, can we be PS4 friends?

lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

yes psn is online7845789547

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

argh i refuse to watch videos!

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

glowing reviews so far

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 02:28 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

downloading now!

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:34 (three years ago) Permalink

so ready for this

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

oh thought that was what you meant. i'd been hoping they were going to add something like that where you invade in another form or as a boss. at least they delivered on the beast mode thing. so theres actually 2 optional bosses, haven't found either yet but both sort of remixes of main game ones?

am0n, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 18:25 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i haven't gotten another invasion to work there.

i think there's only the one optional boss (in the church where you fight Amelia in the main game), what's the other?

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

thats one. the other is blood starved beast part 2 inside a tunnel past the big river of blood tick things

am0n, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 21:15 (three years ago) Permalink

maybe he doesn't have a boss health bar, i havent gotten back there yet

am0n, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 21:15 (three years ago) Permalink

oh yeah he's just a regular baby beast, no boss bar. loved that dark cave.

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 21:25 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

sooo i've gotten super addicted to doing pvp in this game. the more i do it, the deeper and more fun it feels. so much of it is just getting to the point where you're relaxed and patient, same as the main game i guess.

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 December 2015 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

^an unfortunate and inevitable consequence of this is getting hatemail from children. at least it's better than playing a game with voice chat.

expertly crafted referential display name (Jordan), Monday, 4 January 2016 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

xp just recently opened up ability to do a CRF chalice (but screwed the first one up with a mis-click, will get there tonight though) and am salivating at the prospect of farming gems & runes & materials forever in chalice dungeons. i get some folks don't like them, but these things are like crack to me

INTOXICATING LIQUORS (art), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 19:36 (two years ago) Permalink

previous xp was to compare addictions in bloodborne. i haven't really done any pvp yet (hoping i can still get summons on my 118 guy, am already planning alts)

INTOXICATING LIQUORS (art), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 19:37 (two years ago) Permalink

nice. i've been doing pretty well in pvp without the really good chalice gems, but every now and then will come across someone who will just decimate me in two hits (or even worse, two bullets).

i took a long break from the chalices but i'm currently trying to beat defiled Amygdala, just to finish that last dungeon.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

hit me up on psn if you want some help, i'm always looking for insight and have fought amygdala a lot (so i think i have the rhythm mostly down)

psn: vrilr0

if pizza is wrong, i don't want to be right (art), Friday, 8 January 2016 17:03 (two years ago) Permalink

finally beat her last night. :) every co-op partner i had died pretty quickly, and it ended up being easier to do it solo (the cannon made it possible to get through that last phase). now i'm messing around with the final dungeon, some of the layers feel really expansive.

i'll add you though, lemme know if you want to do some friendly pvp practice.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 8 January 2016 17:16 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

This game though. Smashed The One Reborn last night and mega hyped for the last areas.

jamiesummerz, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:21 (two years ago) Permalink

This game gets better as it goes on imo, the escalating sense of everything just going absolutely fucking nuts is incredible

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:29 (two years ago) Permalink

amazed myself by reaching second lamp in the DLC too which for a while was looking like a never-gonna-happen thing

jamiesummerz, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 15:26 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://clips.twitch.tv/CheerfulCarelessAlmondThunBeast

p good

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

several rookie errors there: trying to use cover to hide from a boss attack that cuts through it, rolling willy nilly, running headlong into a special attack

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Still warms my heart.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

I enjoyed that. Sums up boss fights. nothing like the panic facing the impossibly destructive attacks of a boss. 'not dead not dead!' is otm.

Fizzles, Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

Got the urge to play this again (thank you based Grimes) and it's so good. As much as Dark Souls 3 invasions are my favorite thing, starting a new character is kind of a slog. In BB, I had forgotten how brilliant the starting area is in terms of design, so many twists and turns.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 February 2018 20:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I have started this and have no idea what I'm doing. Also, I died.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Sunday, 23 September 2018 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

You can doooo it

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 September 2018 15:38 (two months ago) Permalink

GRANT US EYES

CRABCORE’S NOT DEAD (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 24 September 2018 15:42 (two months ago) Permalink

So if I die and don't pick up my lost blood money before dying again, it's gone forever, right? I wonder if I should start my game over (since I'm like 30 minutes into the game).

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 24 September 2018 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Don't do that, you can't worry about losing souls/blood echoes. They come and go, there are always more where those came from (although after beating a boss, it is a good idea to spend them rather than rolling the dice in a new area).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 September 2018 16:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I saw a hilarious clickbait article promising the latest news on Bloodborne 2, which broke down to this: 1) From Software is busy with that new game, and hasn't mentioned a sequel to Bloodborne, and also Bloodborne is not on the calendar 2) People have been wondering if Bloodborne 1 might come to the Switch, but probably not, because too hard to do and see 1), and 3) a quick pivot to why there probably won't be a sequel.

WTF?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

I named my character Allison, because she looks eerily like Allison Janney.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 28 September 2018 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

I have played and beaten Bloodborne and it’s a magnificent game in every way but this is still the first thing I think of every times it’s brought up.

https://youtu.be/HPjJCVylFBo

circa1916, Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Sound needs to be on btw

circa1916, Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:05 (two months ago) Permalink

lol, I forgot about that

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 29 September 2018 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

LOL WANT.

I think I'm starting to get the hang of it a little, enough to do a little grinding for blood echoes to upgrade my attire. However, I have forgotten where the first big, nonhuman enemy is, so I haven't really tested my new combat skills yet.

Playing late at night was a little too intense, though.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Saturday, 29 September 2018 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I've kind of figured out how to play this (at least the beginning), i.e. I can avoid dying when facing mobs of human enemies.

Now I just need to figure out where to go.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 1 October 2018 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Found the Cleric Beast but as you might expect I died. Then in my haste to try again I kept dying in the beginning of Central Yarnham -- SUPER frustrating. Are there any checkpoint lanterns in between so that I don't lose so much progress every time I DIED?

Nag Reddit (Leee), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 15:51 (two months ago) Permalink

There's only one lantern iirc, but there are doors/shortcuts that you can open up that make it a quick trip (maybe that house that's very dark inside?).

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:08 (two months ago) Permalink

in my haste to try again I kept dying

souls games in a nutshell ime

shrek and han solo kinda dress the same (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

There's only one lantern iirc, but there are doors/shortcuts that you can open up that make it a quick trip (maybe that house that's very dark inside?).

I found the house that lets me avoid the two werewolves(?) on the bridge right before the boss, but I was hoping to avoid the part where I had to get past the guys at the gate staring at the big bonfire.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I might be misremembering, but I think you can go out a downstairs door of that house and head right up to the starting lamp?

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:59 (two months ago) Permalink

you're not misremembering, that's the shortest path

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Cthulhu help me, I'm looking at a walkthrough right now.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:56 (two months ago) Permalink

cleris beast is optional (:

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 08:48 (two months ago) Permalink

I realized that except for the blood echoes (because you know why) I have resources now to upgrade my stats and my weapon (axe). I've read that health and weapons should be prioritized, so I'm just going to grind the starting area for the echoes needed.

I also encountered my first NPC that isn't locked behind a door!

Deontology Sanders (Leee), Saturday, 6 October 2018 17:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Beat the Cleric Beast! It didn't feel so overwhelmingly hard once I got a feel for its attack patterns an be after I gave up trying to land visceral stacks on it.

Father G on the other hand feels like I should try for visceral stacks when I can. Haven't had much luck against him so far.

Deontology Sanders (Leee), Saturday, 6 October 2018 23:21 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Picked this up again and after the requisite period of remembering the controls, I managed to beat Father G. So, nice that I can explore a new level. The controls did feel a bit wonky during the boss fight, like when trying to dodge, my character would do to moves after soon he initial delay (probably me button mashing).

Bought to the Kirk Hammett Hammer with the process (and selling his the saw blade I found), then realized that I didn't have enough strength to world it.

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Saturday, 24 November 2018 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*two moves

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe you were out of stamina (and mashing)?

It's not worth selling weapons imo, there aren't that many of them in the game, and it's easier to kill enemies to get currency. You might want to use it later (or not, but still).

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I kind of had that thought about stamina too, so I upgraded it. Haven't had much chance to fully test drive yet.

Good point on weapons, I even found a path that's not too hard for farming blood currency.

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Saturday, 24 November 2018 21:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So I ground enough enemies to buy that Hunter emblem to open a big gate that leads to Vicar Amelia (fight her twice to no avail, even with an NPC buddy, I've heard that you should only tackle her at around level 25?), and I've found the way to Old Yarnham (the farthest I've traveled there is that plaza where the Hunter enemy keeps trying to do a hot and run against me).

However, I'm not sure which area to go and/or focus on next.

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Monday, 26 November 2018 05:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I always got super turned around in Cathedral Ward tbh. It's been awhile, but iirc Old Yarnham is technically option but leads to some other optional areas (chalice dungeons, another one that should be a surprise), and beating Amelia is the way forward.

She's one of the few Souls bosses that never quite clicked with me, I think I summoned help every time. I love the fight with the three npcs down in the cemetery (?) below though.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hm, I was kind of stuck on Cathedral Ward -- there didn't seem to be any other way for me to progress besides either going into Old Yarnham or sinking 10000 echoes to buy the Hunter Emblem Key.

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know from looking at the wiki today that if you do go into Old Yharnam and beat the boss there, a door opens up by the Cathedral Ward lamp and then there's a tricksy way to avoid having to get the Hunter Emblem.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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