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

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https://clips.twitch.tv/CheerfulCarelessAlmondThunBeast

p good

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 02:39 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Still warms my heart.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

You can doooo it

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

GRANT US EYES

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

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 28 September 2018 20:55 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

Sound needs to be on btw

circa1916, Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:05 (eleven months ago) link

lol, I forgot about that

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

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 19:41 (eleven months ago) link

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

Nag Reddit (Leee), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:56 (eleven months ago) link

cleris beast is optional (:

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 08:48 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

*two moves

Newsted joins this band and quickly he’s subdued (Leee), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:00 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

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 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

God this game. I started playing but I'm still stuck at Vicar Amelia, PLUS I've also lost 9 insight. I keep thinking this is just not my game but then I read others going nuts over it and revisit and I end up grinding my teeth.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:53 (seven months ago) link

Lesson learned from Dark Souls is there is no shame in searching for help and hints.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:20 (seven months ago) link

my lesson learned was there is no shame in searching for other games

ciderpress, Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:30 (seven months ago) link

there is no shame in summoning help

chihuahuau, Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:10 (seven months ago) link

I summoned Henriett, can't summon real players because I don't have PS+.

Meanwhile, this article seems to be implicitly calling me out: https://kotaku.com/bloodborne-has-clicked-for-me-and-it-only-took-four-ye-1831951256

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:24 (seven months ago) link

And I just realized that my revival post didn't mention that I now have ZERO insight.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:30 (seven months ago) link

have you gone through old yarnham and hemwick yet? they're optional but leveling up may help

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:29 (seven months ago) link

I got some part of the way into Old Yarnham but the sniper annoyed me and I gave up. I know that BSB lives in OY but I didn't reach it. No Hemwick, either.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:32 (seven months ago) link

they’re fun as well!

i am v much looking forward to sekiro:shadows die twice. hoping activision hasn’t fucked with the magic.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:33 (seven months ago) link

"as well" doesn't apply as I don't think I've enjoyed the game so far.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:22 (seven months ago) link

ah yes. i meant more - as well as levelling up they are fun levels, but i can how if the general aesthetic isn’t serving you that’s not going to fly. AWAY! AWAY!

Fizzles, Thursday, 24 January 2019 06:50 (seven months ago) link

agreed, if it's a slog just drop it. ciderpress otm

chihuahuau, Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:06 (seven months ago) link

I loved the atmosphere of Dark Souls, which is partly what kept me going. I look forward to this one, which looks even cooler, even if I admit at my rate I won't get to it until they remaster it or something.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 January 2019 12:58 (seven months ago) link


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