Bloodborne was playable at Gamescom, and Giuseppe Nelva from DualShockers explains why it has the full potential to be a system seller.
Cannot wait for this game!
You and me as well :D The demo really left me wanting more.
Knack gameplay was also fundamentally based on dodging and avoiding attacks, that made me love the game, knowing the wrong move could get you killed enhances the thrill and makes you fell every movement you make is vital. "the player is constantly encouraged to keep his offensive up. The REGAIN system dictates that when the player is hit, there’s a small window of time in which he can strike back. If he succeeds, he’ll be able to regenerate some or all the lost energy, if not, it’ll be irreparably gone" I'm going to love this game, and I never got into DS
Can I please ask some questions that were not addressed in your original preview? Was the frame rate smooth? Did it feel like a consistent 30 fps? Also, is there a way to sort-of block using your weapon or is it 100% no blocking in the game? Finally, is the blood in the game so gross that even squeemish people won't be able to bare it (I hate blood even though I don't hate violent games--it just makes me cringe when I see a lot of it).
@DonDon: sorry saw the question just now. The framerate looked smooth to me, but honestly I was in no condition to properly judge it. A show floor really isn't the best place to make judgement calls on that. And no, no blocking. At all. At least with the weapons included in the demo. There's a TON of blood, but I'm not squeamish. The main character gets literally drenched in it. I didn't find it "gross" though.
they don't wait...LOL BAZINGA Game looks sick....should be a doozy
Really anticipating this game, just hope there are more playstyles than just melee combat and guns like the Souls games.
I must have IT
I was borne to play this game. GOTY contender
May be a little early to talk about GOTY 2015 :D
You can ask me in December 2015 and I can assure you that this is still my favourite game of the year, I might even play it until then :D No upcoming game, not even Witcher 3 or Uncharted 4 comes close to a nextgen Souls successor (that looks THIS good) for me. I just hope the mechanics are as deep and complex as they were in Demon's Souls, it was so much fun discovering this game (with no guides at that time since it was completely new for everyone).
I got my PS4 for this :)
I got my ps4 for lots of reasons , and here is another! Lol. 100% a system seller , for soul fans , and fans of awesome games.
Ps4 is gonna keep delivering megaton after megaton this gen. What a time to be a gamer.
I agree , I watched videos before of DC and the e3 presentation of the order 1886 , the lighting is mind blowing , feels like your in a movie , not a game! Ps4ftw.
This my goty 2015. either this or uncharted 4. don't ask how or why i am just feeling it.
I don't think this will be a big system seller. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this aimed toward the same target audience as the Souls games? I haven't studied any sales figures or anything but I've always thought that to be a bit of a cult game with a limit audience. So yes maybe a system seller for those people, but if you look at the bigger picture that isn't many people. As for me, I think the style/setting is right down my street but the gameplay (if it is like Dark Souls) might not be. I'll definately be trying it out though!
Whilst I see it being a great game, and will shift a fair few copies, it's not going to be a huge system seller. Sure, it'll sell a few consoles, but not enough to deem it a console seller.
It depends. If they advertise this game like hell we could see some huge numbers for this game and the PS4. A lot of the time many games go under the radar because they're not advertised effectively.
You don't think this will sell PS4 in, for example, the Japanese market? O.O I sure do. This and Deep Down - and I want both too!
I dont know..Id never heard of the Souls games before joining N4G. They are certainly not popular at all in my demographic. Going by that alone, I'd expect Bloodborne to perhaps be a system seller to a niche market but that is all. This doesnt mean the game wont be amazing - lots of crappy games have appealed to the masses far more than some stellar titles.
You are right, it's not the "big" system seller except for Souls fans or soon to be. From what I've seen, From Software is not that big of a company. But they hit their sales mark and made profit even though it's not a blockbuster. They know their target audience and are content with it ( well at least from Miyazaki's perspective ). But still it's a good thing to have a exclusive that is rather a unique game. As for the gameplay, from what I've seen it walks like Dark Souls but fights like Bloodborne. Whereas Dark Souls was more focused on sword and shield, this looks more like dualwield and dodge. If you didn't like previous games, I suggest trying it out first.
"I don't think this will be a big system seller" FYI one: A system seller is a game that will make people want to buy a specific platform just to play that game. It doesn't need to be 'Big'. Example: Do you know what game that made me bought a PS1? It's Wild Arms 1 and at that time Wild Arms is a new IP, just like Bloodborne, who doesn't have big name or fanbase. FYI two: - Demon's Souls sold more than 1,7 million copies on PS3 alone - Dark Souls 1 sold more than 2,5 million copies on PS3,360,PC - Dark Souls 2 sold more than 1,5 million copies on PS3,360,PC cmiiw Considering some PS4 users are from 360 (and Wii) owner and right now there's no Dark Souls 3 on PS4/X1/PC so yeah Bloodborne IS a system seller. If it will be a 'big system seller' for Sony? Who knows and i didn't care. One thing for sure people who hungry to play a next gen Souls game will buy PS4 and Bloodborne.
You can't call it a "niche" market and then admit you have zero knowledge of the Souls games. OT: Just give me a release date, Sony! It was a purchase before from the announcement!
really wish this was coming to xbox :( props to sony for funding this.
You'll get Dark Souls 3 eventually :)
Sony owns it, they're not just funding it. And like Bloodborn said, eventually, you'll get Dark Souls 3. It just will be fairly different from Bloodborne (despite some similarities - ala Demon's Souls to Dark Souls).
If it manages to capture the feeling I had whilst playing (experiencing) Demon's Souls I'll be very happy.
you are so right!
Why system seller? It´s just copy-paste of previous souls games in new environment, so what´s so amazing on this game?
ummmmmm have you ever played a sequel to halo? oh i see your a troll sorry, i though you were just stupid.
No really man, Bloodborne looks exactly like previous Souls games in terms of gameplay, moves, animations, features... Halo sequel is Halo sequel and it´s OK because it´s still HALO. But this is Bloodborne sequel to -Souls game. Every time I see Bloodborne gameplay, I see just another copy of previous games. From Software are for me just boring developers without ideas. Yeah, give us new name and environment for another souls game and we promise, we would call it System Seller!
Look, you can have your own interpretation, but Im honestly not sure where you draw the line. having read my comment I was out of line, didn't mean to call you names. Besides the point though, I'm the type of gamer that doesn't like when people put down other gamer's hype/hope. Im mainly a PS gamer but I think we all would have a better time if we could appreciate each other's interests and excitement for games, no matter which console they are on.
You know, the best developers tend to have a look and/or feel to their games that are consistent with what fans have come to expect. It's like a trademark style. You can see it with Bungie from Halo to Destiny. Or with Naughty Dog from Uncharted to TLOU:R. Nintendo's first party games are another obvious one. There's nothing wrong with that, it keeps the balance between 'fresh' and 'comfy' just right for fans and new-comers alike. :)