Game Idealist takes a look as to whether or not the delayed Bloodborne Collector's Edition Strategy Guide is still worth purchasing.
Yes because this game is deep with a ton of secrets.
I would only buy this after finishing the game at least once personally.
I may get alot of disagrees and dont get me wrong i love this game, it is not nearly as deep as dark souls. Not that they need to be compared but if you just look in every corner and check back on two lifts you can find it all. again great game but i would disagree that its deep enough to warrant a guide. Also these games are so much better without one
There's lots of art, info on development and interviews as well in there. And I'm almost sure people will find out new secrets once it has been released. It's definitely worth a purchase for fans and it's not even that expensive.
False. There are multiple quest lines for different NPCs with different endings, and the main story has multiple endings as well. Not to mention the optional bosses and NG+ enemy changes. This game has depth.
I actually agree. I am missing heavy and medium armors, larger weapon selection, and the thought you need to put into your character. With that said, I am still getting the guide so I don't miss anything after first play through. Also the extra lore, artwork and maps will be nice. @TorpeAlex. I don't believe NG+ actually has much for extras. Please correct me if I am wrong but if I am right, it's another knock against it vs Dark Souls.
@TorpeAlex. The endings are merely one choice at the end of the game and added whether you collected specific items. and the NPC's to me were the most disappointing part of the game by comparison. the only ones that were interesting were alfred and the crow. there were only like 5 others. im not trying to hate on it but it feels like a shallower experience. If updates and dlc can help that i'm all for it, all i want is more of the game and i feel its not there
No I have google. It's worth it as a collectors item or discussion piece, but for information it's worthless.
For $24 and some change, what I paid, I figured why not. It would be nice to have a book right now but not imperative. Though I could pretty much say the same about pretty much any game so it's incredibly rare I bother with them. Personally a combination of the art, interview and especially the Dynamic Theme sold me on it with the added bonus of in depth look into everything in the game and now the covering of chalice dungeons which is why it was delayed I believe.
I mairnly bought it as a coffee table book, but I was definitely disappointed when I had to resort to Google to look something up that I couldn't find for the life of me. Would have been nice to be able to reference that. I honestly can't even remember the last strategy guide I owned, but I was probably still a kid around twelve or something, but I'm hoping this guide has some cool monster art in it. That's mainly why I bought it.
I hope so! I just pre-ordered it today!!
I think for maximum immersion the first playthrough should really be blind, unless you get stuck to the point of frustration. 2nd playthrough sure, use a guide/internet and see all the stuff you might have missed.
Exactly, big part of the souls games is the satisfaction of figuring stuff out on your own.
I pre-ordered because it's not that expensive and I bought the collectors edition of the game.. I figured I might as well match the pair together!!!
Why buy these, internet has all the info in a much easier format to locate what you are looking for. Plus free : )
Normally I'd agree with you. I never buy guides but I'll be buying one for Bloodborne as soon as I finish my first play through. It's my new favorite game of all time and I want the guide to look at later as much as to help me find all the game has to offer.
I still occasionally flip through my Ocarina of Time guide. :) Just might buy this one, down the road.
I like any guide by futurepress but after From Software updates the game it will be way too different from the guide. It has happened with each title in the Souls line.
Yeah that's a good point for sure.
I haven't bought a strategy guide in over 20 years (yikes!). Back then the Internet was still basically 'new' and there weren't many sites where you could go to find game secrets and details. The only reason I would buy a strategy guide today would be if I were looking to preserve it as a collector's item or something.
Just bought my guide, yes it will be eventually out of date, but as a fan it still has LOTS of good information even after patches.
I think 128 new pages is worth it yes
I needed the guide on day 1. Now there's so much material out there that I doubt it'll be as usefull. Anyway the game's messaging system is all the guide I need. Between the hundreds of "ambush ahead" "treasure a head" "hidden path ahead" and "fear giant foe" messages I won't be needing anything else.
I hope they release a bigger and better art book ,I really enjoy the art from the collectors edition.
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