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

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

Nag Reddit (Leee), Friday, 28 September 2018 20:55 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Sound needs to be on btw

circa1916, Saturday, 29 September 2018 02:05 (one year ago) link

lol, I forgot about that

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

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

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

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

Nag Reddit (Leee), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:56 (one year ago) link

cleris beast is optional (:

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 08:48 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (ten months ago) link

*two moves

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

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

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

there is no shame in summoning help

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

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

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


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