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Bloodborne Has Already Exceeded The Order 1886 In Term of Digital Sales and Popularity

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Snookies12907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

It should be popular! It's incredible! I haven't played The Order yet, but I'm quite looking forward to checking it out as well. You know, some time after I go through Bloodborne for the third time. I'm joking, (maybe not) I'm just addicted to the game.

JMaine518907d ago

I agree. This game is amazing. I'm at work thinking about playing it as soon as I get home. It's a game I don't want to end. I just want to explore its world until I find everything possible and then end it. Once that happens I'll just do it all again.

Snookies12907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

Man, I'm about to go in for a job interview in the next few days... All I can think about is needing to finish Bloodborne before then. That way, if I get the job, at least the urge to play won't be as terrible. It's literally all I've been doing for the past three days. From waking up, to falling asleep. I should note, no game has done this for me since the PS2 era. So needless to say, I'm ecstatic.

I'm going to be sad when I finally beat it. Though as you said, I'm sure I'm going to go back and do it all again. Unfortunately a good bit of its charm is not knowing what to expect. So going through more than once won't be as wonderful.

thekhurg906d ago

Sadly I'm someone that bought into the Bloodborne hype and bought it digitally. Regret my purchase to a great deal. Cannot stand the gameplay in this game.

DarkLordMalik907d ago

I am currently playing with the Saw Cleaver and I want to try and play through the game using each of the weapons. Plenty of replay value, tons of hidden stuff, and satisfying gameplay. This game is a blast!

FITgamer907d ago

Wait until you get the Kirk Hammer. It's glorious.

Unoriginalplayer907d ago

And then wait until he gets Ludwig's Holy Blade...amazing!

PeaSFor906d ago

Blades of Mercy FTW, its just too good.

moldybread907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

one game praised by critics and fans, the other mainly by fans of the system. so yes, reviews can help sales or hurt sales. what should hopefully end is this conspiracy that reviewers have some sort of bias against sony and their games.

pivotplease907d ago

No, but there is a difference between giving a game a solid 7 or so and just slapping on a score below a 5 because of something that bothered you. That's not even logical. I swear some AAA games get passes because of production values while some get judged more harshly for them.

GiggMan907d ago

Nah, reviews/reviewers still don't matter. Personally I had my mind made up and pre-order placed before the reviews came out.

One of my favorite games this gen is Destiny and I'm enjoying the Order. Actually this is the first time in a long time that I actually agreed with reviews and I must admit that it scared me a little Lol.

MysticStrummer907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

One game attacked from the moment it was revealed, the other not. I'd say previews help or hurt sales far more than reviews.

moldybread906d ago (Edited 906d ago )

"One game attacked from the moment it was revealed"

if they didn't like it from the start and the developers didn't do anything to change their opinion then that is consistency. the same thing occurred from posts on the forums, many said it looked awesome without even playing it and once it was released they kept saying it was awesome.

to me the most interesting reviews are opinions you don't expect. such as those on the forums who say a game doesn't look that great in the beginning and ended up enjoying it. or on the flip side those who said it looked very good and were eager for its release only to not find it very good.

what i find alarming on forums are the folks you already know what their opinion is even before they give it. most people call them trolls or fanboys. with legitimate review sites i would tend to think most of them don't have some vested interest in the hardware which can and does corrupt ones opinion about the exclusive games for it.

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Insomnia_84907d ago

Same here, man! I'm addicted to this game. 58hrs and counting!!

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johndoe11211907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

I have never in my life seen such a concerted effort by the media to find every single angle possible to discredit a game to the level of what is being done to The Order. It is literally mind numbing. This has to be one for the history books.

What the hell is the purpose of this article? Two different games, two different fanbases, on the same system. How is this relevant for either of them? Articles saying bloodborne saved the ps4 after the disaster of The Order, articles calling bloodborne a needed success after the failure of The order. This is getting beyond ridiculous.

Other games on other systems have sold less with luke warm reception from the public and have not been dragged through the mud, severely attacked and discredited and called a failure as much as The order has. But hey, "journalism".

OUROSMAG907d ago

I've seen people completely trash the game, that have also admitted to neither owning the game or the PS4. The order is a fantastic game, whatever the case may be people who actually took the chance on the game enjoyed it quite a bit.

Septic907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

"I have never in my life seen such a concerted effort by the media to find every single angle possible to discredit a game to the level of what is being done to The Order. It is literally mind numbing. This has to be one for the history books. "

Nonsense. The game is rubbish and it deserves to be put on the stake. Ryse was ripped apart from the moment it was revealed and also critically lambasted more so than the Order (and rightly so). You didn't see me or others launching such a bitter defence in its favour. It was a very similar kettle of fish; visually striking but defunct in almost every other way (although it had a lot more gameplay, replayability and a longer playthrough).

This is just selective amnesia and full on dramatics on the part of fans.

Bloodborne and its blanket praise put any notions of conspiracies to bed.

People want good games. Bloodborne and its tremendously high scores and great reception prove that when a game deserves praise, it will benefit from it. The Order is criticised mostly because it was universally panned. People need to deal with it.

slappy508907d ago

Completely agree with you. I played the game and it was a turd, sure it was a beautiful turd but a turd nonetheless. No amount of graphical polish or cinematics can hide rubbish gameplay

kraenk12907d ago

I game for 30 years and I loved the game. I hate all this flood of open world games and from time to time I just prefer a linear cinematic game with incredible atmosphere to a huge and beautiful but empty and soulless mess like Dragon Age Inquisition or teh 100th AC game.
The majority of gamers who actually bought and/or played the game ended up liking it..so stop thinking your opinion is universal. Why is it so hard for people to understand that tastes are different?!
BTW Ryse is on so many levels worse than The Order I don't even know where to start.

Spotie907d ago

Ryse was never ripped apart so badly and you know it. There was no year-long campaign to turn every aspect of the game into a negative.

And I'm still waiting on someone like you- an avowed, unabashed hater of The Order- to cite the technical problems that would be like Ryse's steep framerate drops.

Selective amnesia is right, as there were plenty of Xbox fans who treated it as the best game out, despite any and all problems you could have brought up. You seem to have conveniently forgotten that. While those defending The Order have at least admitted the game isn't perfect, those defending Ryse act as if the game was perfect.

And there's no way in Hell Ryse was attacked more than The Order. It was actually partially excused because it was a launch title, while The Order was further criticized for being delayed until after the holidays. I also don't recall Ryse being lambasted for being the game it was meant to be.

For it to have been "universally" panned, there sure are a lot of GOOD reviews out there. I understand that you can't acknowledge those, though, since they go against your own personal impression of the game, which was incredibly myopic. That you went on a campaign to make sure no one enjoyed the game says all that needs to be said about how much your opinion on the game should count.

OB1Biker907d ago

What has Ryse to do with this?
again your trying to have your biased opinion stated as facts. You are entitled not to like a game and find it 'rubbish' for you but it is OBVIOUSLY NOT RUBBISH FOR EVERYONE and thats a fact
Cant begin to understand how on Earth you got so many bubbles

Septic907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

@Spotie

"Ryse was never ripped apart so badly and you know it. There was no year-long campaign to turn every aspect of the game into a negative. "

Clearly your memory of the gaming industry doesn't extend that long because Ryse was lambasted from the MOMENT it was revealed. At E3, everyone ripped into it and its over-abundance of QTE's. That's where the real hate started. Not day one, but 10 minutes into its reveal. And you know what, rightly so.

The Order attracted hate as soon as the previews came along. That's when people started clocking on to its negativity.

" That you went on a campaign to make sure no one enjoyed the game says all that needs"

Well if you're content with churning out complete B.S, explain this (well you can't because you're on one bubble for good reason but I extend the courtesy you don't deserve):

http://www.gameondaily.com/...

And there, I actually defended the Order and I did so in many of my comments. In fact, I was actually wrong to deride those early previews critiquing the game because their sentiments were spot on.

"While those defending The Order have at least admitted the game isn't perfect, those defending Ryse act as if the game was perfect. "

Wanna make up more unsubstantiated nonsense?

"And I'm still waiting on someone like you- an avowed, unabashed hater of The Order- to cite the technical problems that would be like Ryse's steep framerate drops. "

I don't need to. The Order wasn't technically lacking like Ryse at all. I never said it was. Did I have to? The game was rubbish on its own accord even if it was 'working' or not.

"says all that needs to be said about how much your opinion on the game should count."

Yeah because your opinion on the game is so much more valuable. Lol. Please...

@Ob1

"What has Ryse to do with this? "

Because, like I explained above:

"It was a very similar kettle of fish; visually striking but defunct in almost every other way"

Read first then comment. Maybe you might have more bubbles then as opposed to wondering about mine.

OB1Biker907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

I have no interest in bubbles unlike you.
Ive never and will never see any similarity between Ryse (hack and Slash) and The Order 1886 (TPS) and theres just no need to bring another game in the discussion as again its just your opinion about Ryse being similar stated as fact

pivotplease907d ago

The order might be PS4's Ryse, but at least it gets more right than just the graphics. Imo it's the superior game despite the reviews being the same. And yes ryse was teared apart for a few weeks tops. The order is going on its third month soon and has had way more articles.

Death907d ago

No one is saying you can't enjoy The Order. If you bought it and liked it, that should be all that matters. At the same time you can't argue with those that didn't care for it. The majority of the critics were not impressed, some thought it was a great game. It is what it is. At best The Order is a niche game and sales show this. The Souls series has always been more of a niche series, but Bloodborne may change this. It's had a great critical reception and sales are looking good too.

nix907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

Ryse was never treated as bad as Order.. Please.

I see lots of ppl saying they can't take their heads out of Bloodborne.. That's the great thing about this game. I had the same feeling when i played Demon's Soul.

MysticStrummer907d ago

"The game is rubbish and it deserves to be put on the stake."

Nonsense. It's an average game with far above average visuals. I never had a problem with scores in the 6s but going below that is honestly bizarre to me.

"Ryse was ripped apart from the moment it was revealed and also critically lambasted more so than the Order (and rightly so). You didn't see me or others launching such a bitter defence in its favor."

We didn't see article after article attacking Ryse for a year before release, and yes people did defend it.

"The Order is criticised mostly because it was universally panned."

If it was universally panned the average score wouldn't be in the 6s.

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DougLord907d ago

The Order was supposed to be Sony's AAA blockbuster selling 5-10 million units (per Prachter). It flopped critically and commercially. Bloodborn was supposed to appeal only to hardcore Souls fans and it is a critical and commercial homerun.

kraenk12907d ago

Please tell me you didn't honestly quote Pachter?! LMAO

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MrSwankSinatra907d ago

The Order is a turd and Bloodborne is a gem. It's to be expected.

pivotplease907d ago

I think hype killed the order more than anything. Most people probably approached it with the mindset that it would be PS4's gears but with an actually good/original story and atmosphere.

PhucSeeker906d ago

@pivot On the opposite, the game didn't pack enough punches at the cost of 60$. All those hype and hating articles help the game's sale number quite a bit. The same can be said for lots of last year's games, Wacth Dogs for example.

NuggetsOfGod907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

Press box to look at order box.
Use stick to turn around box.
Meh lets get bloodborne.

Knushwood Butt907d ago

The Order isn't the greatest game ever for sure, but I enjoyed it and started a second run through the game.

I love the atmosphere in The Order. I can just walk around in that game and soak up the atmosphere. It's a nice change from ragging cars in Driveclub. One of the reasons I game is to escape, and playing an atmospheric game like The Order from time to time is the perfect way to do that.

Oh well, back to my kids fighting...

rainslacker906d ago

I liked The Order also. I actually think of it like Knack. Decent game, nothing amazing, but I didn't feel like I wasted my money or time playing it. I personally give it a 7.5, but could see why others would give it a 6.5, but lower than that is unwarranted on an objective level.

The atmosphere was one of the best in any game I've seen, the characters though didn't pop like they should have. To me, the story seemed like it was meant to be much more ambitious, but they had to cut stuff either due to time constraints or because they wanted to make it into a trilogy or something. There were some parts which seemed like they should have had game play but nothing happened(when you find the vampires in the shipping yard for instance).

Nothing was technically wrong with the game, and the gun play was good, but the cover system was clunky and didn't always work the way it was supposed to, particularly moving from one cover to another. In the end, the resolution left me wondering why it was a big deal that the bad guy happened to be the bad guy. There was never really anything that said what all the hubbub was about. I hope that's something they fix if they make a sequel, but it would have been more meaningful and made me anticipate more if they had actually presented that part of the story, which is really the underlying motivation of the characters anyhow.

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Majin-vegeta907d ago

Wait you mean too tell me a newly released game managed to beat a month old game??Stop all the presses call obama,Queen of England,Prince of Saudi Arabia et etc...and let them know *Rolls eyes*

@John Doe
Completely agree.Desperate journalit's for hits.

Septic907d ago

Damn right. Bloodborne is actually an amazing game.

TheRedButterfly907d ago

Bloodborne is really "pressuring" me to get a PS4, as I buy the platforms based on its games. I've got a lot to play right now, so idk when I'll get that PS4, but there's no doubt I'll be getting one. Between Bloodborne and Persona 5, it will definitely be happening.

italiangamer907d ago

Gearnuke is a damn awful site, its one of the worst for me along with Polygon.

GiggMan907d ago

I know very little about the site. I do know that it's hilarious how they came up with the data for this factual sounding headline.

They used the PS store rating system to come up with this lol.

kstap33907d ago

What's wrong with polygon? They have smart writers, and smart commenters.... Never mind, I answered my own question.