Everything about the demo says it's part of the Dark Souls series, including one thing fans may not like.
Nice, the lack of shields will put some gamers off, I used to be a shied user when playing Demon's/Dark Souls, but after spending so much time with the Souls games (especially in PvP) I learnt that you rarely even need to use a shield, as long as your equipment load is low enough you can roll-dodge virtually all enemy attacks Do we know how the online portion of the game will work yet?
Are you a nice human? I think only nice humans play this game. It's quite a game, you know?
that's how Knack is played, it's all about dodging attacks and avoiding damage, then going in for the kill, you feel danger from making a wrong move gives a great feeling of achievement because you it's your play that's keeping you alive.
It's not so much the lack of shields that put me off so much as the setting (urban instead of fantasy), tech (not interested in guns, ever) and the fact that combat is geared specifically toward offensive play, at the expense of other styles. What makes the Souls games so great is that they are open enough for players to use a number of different play styles... that variety is what makes the game so accessible to so many gamers. If Bloodborne really does lack that kind of versatile combat, I can't see it managing to hold my interest for very long.
I wouldn't say urbanized as much as it is Victorian. I love the style and it's nice to get a change from the typical medievil fantasy, or at least in my opinion. I'm still curious if magic's in the game, which it looks like it was from the view of the leaked trailer. I think they're gonna be a defensive element in the game, but I think they want to steer away from turtling in Souls. I don't think defensive play is getting nullified, I just think they want to make defensive play riskier, and reward people who play offensively. I guess we'll see when TGS and other events show the game off. That way, I can learn what direction he fully wants to take the game.
"What makes the Souls games so great is that they are open enough for players to use a number of different play styles" Yes it allow players with different play styles. But even if you the most hardcore Souls player, mostly you will rely on your shield and make a passive / defensive stand when fighting the enemies. In Bloodborne, you can't rely anymore on your shield and need more active because your enemies are very aggresive and not just stand there like an idiot to kill you. "If Bloodborne really does lack that kind of versatile combat" So far i don't see Bloodborne lack that stuff. It still have dodge roll, dash, critical hit, and even special moves (Demon/Dark Souls doesn't have that). Not to mention every weapon can transform and have their own ability. But looks like you already made up your mind that you will hate Bloodborne. If yes than i suggest you should wait Dark Souls 3 and skip Bloodborne.
IMO so far bloodborne is reminiscent of tower of latria which was demon souls, the first souls game...so yeah...
Yep, I won't be able to tank a boss, like most did with the Purple Flame Shield against the Fire Demon (Demon's Souls). It should hopefully make us players more skilled with reaction times. I do hope they keep some sort of strategy with the enemy movements, like Demon's & Dark Souls 1, the randomness & hit tracking in DS2 spoiled it a bit.
has it actually been confirmed that there will be no shields at all in the game? i would find it very strange if there wasnt any because in that video i did see a couple of enemies with shields. either way, im going to enjoy this game hugely. i can tell :P
No shield, but the gun can act like a parry, so if you feel confident enough to deflect a blow instead of dash/dodgeroll then you could do that.
I've never played a souls game so gonna have a hard time with this one. Game definitely looks the part,but I hear great things so day 1 for sure
It's not hard, so long as you take it slow and use your head. It just punishes every mistake you make.
Even saying that it "punishes every mistake" makes the game seem harder than it actually is, almost like there's no room for error. It does punish you if you time your attacks and heals badly but most of the time that's easy to avoid
think of it this way, the harder it is at first the better it is when you finally win! got one of my friends to buy DS2, and he HATED it for the first 6 hours... by the end he was saying "this is the best game ever made!"
Have not.played a. Souls game since demon souls
The boss at the end is wow.
I'm deplorable in both Dark Soul game, but still very much enjoy the difficulty & challenges they provide. Will definitely try this game out, when it's released.
agreed, i don't see how this isn't a system seller for some people... almost got it paid off, cant wait!
His enthusiasm really has me hyped for the game. I can't wait.
This and the order will make me decide on a ps4 or not. So far it looks like i must save my pennies.
Looks sooooooo good, I loved Demon Souls, this looks amazing as well. I am pre ordering this thing.
Why is it called 'Dark Souls' series when Demons was the first?? At least it should just be called the Souls series.
demons souls was exclusive and owned by sony. from software had demons for sony and ninja blade for 360. probably decided that making an exclusive title for each console was a smart move. demons souls became a phenominal cult hit and saw demand for another game and ninja blade probably sold an average amount. therefore the developers wanted to make a multiplat version. therefore scapping the demons series and making the dark souls series. basically a loophole within their contracts i suppose. i think many people use similar loopholes to create spiritual successors.
steady framerate? wow...that's good!!
Glad to see an actual journalistic site reporting on Sony stuff!
Love the setting and the look. Wish it was coming sooner.
it really isn't that far away i myself thought that it would be much later so i'm happy with the release date but i have this small itch that we may see a delay...
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