Thegamefanatics: Bloodborne is easier than the previous games and lacks the same sense of wonder, exploration, mystery, and progression. Put the pitchfork away and give me a few minutes of your time--I promise I have good reasons for saying this.
There's gotta be a couple of these.
Its been one week. Smdh.
as a veteran in Demon Souls (never finished Dark..smthing lost me in it )...i will say that Bloodborne managed to create some of the best and most refined gameplay mechanics ever in gaming comparable only with those of Monster Hunter's ...also his atmosphere and setting are unmatchable ...and the only thing that lacks in comparison to Demon is the bit easier difficulty ..but complements that with far more stressful combat in bosses
I'm with you breakpad. I was totally all over Demon's Souls and did New Game+ 3-5 etc. Dark Souls? It definitely gave me an epic memory that I'll treasure only because when I played it at first, I aimlessly roamed off the path I should've, as soon as the sewers were open I travelled down the sewers, down the blight town, into the swamp, in the tree stump and down the path with enemies that'd all kill me in one hit, being super careful, exploring for what felt like hours to an amazing adventure that lead me to a gigantic bloody damn beach with a Hydra monster in the distance ---- that scaringly enough came after me, all the way to find a cute stone/earth dragon and a Covenant. I did all that in one sitting and without a guide. It was a memorable experience. Dark Souls 2............I probably only got 20% through the game then stopped caring. Bloodborne, I can see myself playing it as I did with Demon's Souls, although, I wish I could play more, University is in the way since exams are coming up :C
It's a misleading title. He lives and adores the game, but basically says it's impossible to feel that magic you get when you 1st play a From game. This is true. It happened w/ Bioshock too. But, that said, it's still a wondrous experience to get back into a new environment, and with a new setting, new lore, and new combat mechanics, it's still better than anything I have played in awhile.
Well or course not. There's no magic in Bloodborne. No miracles either. I'm so witty.
i would have said that before bloodborne - but it's completely hooked me. I'm sure I'm near the end of my first playthrough - I can't wait to start my second trip through the game.....giant scythe, here I come!!!
Agreed. I mean c'mon, they could have stuck with the same dark fantasy setting and sword and shield gameplay and it still would have been amazing. That's the difference with someone like Miyazaki though, he wants to make something unique every time he creates a game. He changes the setting to a beautiful dark Victorian/Gothic setting that has a wonderfully creepy vibe. And then replacing the shield with a firearm was genius. It's so satisfying countering an enemies attack and seeing the blood spray everywhere while they get thrown across the map. Your character in this game looks so badass, love the saw cleaver and double barrel pistol combo. You truly feel like a monster hunter when you play this game. Which brings to mind the bosses and enemy designs, so awesome and so brutal. How in the hell could you go into this game knowing what you're getting and come back disappointed? Unless you were a souls noob and had no clue what you were getting yourself into and just saw the amazing cover art.
"it's impossible to feel that magic you get when you 1st play a From game." I thought that before I got into the game. All through the first area I was thinking about that very thing, but as I've gone farther I changed my mind. Bloodborne has supplanted Demon's Souls as my favorite game of all time and Dark Souls has dropped to 3rd. The magic is definitely in there, for me anyway. Thank you, From Software.
From the article: "Bloodborne is easier than the previous games and lacks the same sense of wonder, exploration, mystery, and progression." I disagree with that completely. It's just as difficult, and it's got just as much of an awesome world to explore and be amazed by.
seriously? a week after release? A man isn't giving you a click
My thoughts exactly. But like Spotie pointed out - There has to be a couple of these articles that pop up. Why even bother...
Author literally said that Bloodborne is his favorite game of all time Loss of magic is never getting to experience playing a From game for the 1st time again..
ok so why bring it up for this game specifically if you think it happens with every game?
This is a great game for pony magic...
Funny how everything he said just in that breif description is the exact opposite of how I feel about this game.
Not for me... I'm alittle lost right now, and beat a few bosses I probably shouldn't have yet but I love just roaming around. The pace of the game makes it a 10/10 for me. Hopefully update will fix the framerate but it's not really that bad
On the contrary, I really enjoy exploring the various Bloodborne environments.
I enjoy and love it too :D
No, it brought it back. DaS2 was what lost it.
I agree. "Dark Souls II felt like an uninspired, rehashed version of Dark Souls."
I actually think it's much better game than any of previous souls games. The combat is excellent, no more hiding behind shield and circling around enemies for backstabs, and the exploration is wonderful, you got even less directives where to go what is main story boss than before. Bloodborne also feels like more skill dependent game, you dont find uber armors and overpowered boss weapons.
I agree. "Bloodborne is probably the best and most refined version of the formula From Software have been using since Demon’s Souls." @Rob_Ko: I'm not tired of the Souls formula. In fact, I'm playing through New Game Plus right now and am loving every minute. The point of the article was that the sense of discovery and mystery I had when first playing Demon's Souls and Dark Souls was not there for me. Bloodborne doesn't do enough differently to make it a unique experience in the same way as those games.
So you could just say "I'm bored of souls game formula", Bloodborne isn't the game that lost it's magic, as you can see in the comments
Opinions. I feel Bloodborne does a lot differently from not having spells/miracles, boss demon souls, world tendency NPC/enemies, weapon construction. I could go on.
Spot on, +bubbles well said.
beware of madman
This is a fine comment.
BTW, it's a click-bait article! Don't give this guy clicks as I did >_<
Oh Lord Saint Jesus Christ... Has stupidity lost it's magic? Has gaming journalism and idiotic opinions lost it's magic? Two better questions IMO smh...
'Bloodborne is easier than the previous games' What previous games, this is a new IP is it not? And if you're speaking in generalities, there were many games in the 80s that were much harder than almost anything put out today (ninja gaiden for example). The snippet of this article ensures that I won't click.
He's obviously talking about previous games in the Souls series. Bloodborne is the spiritual successor, as Dark Souls was to Demon's Souls.
Haha yes! I think beating NES Ninja Gaiden was the hardest game I ever completed. I was like 15, so it was a long time ago, but I distinctly remember it giving me fits.
I wouldn't say it's easier
Never played any of the Souls games but from watching all the videos & it having a hack n slash aura with rpg elements I knew it was right up my alley but still knowing it may have the difficulty of the Souls games I was a lil intimidated.I bought it & I'm loving it.I went in knowing what to expect,it's all about learning,being patient,cautious & aggresive!
I was reading the lowest Bloodborne reviews on Metacritic (which by the way is 80) and saw some funny things, such as... "This is probably my new favorite title of next-gen consoles" Really? Your favorite title and only an 80? He must really not like next-gen games so far.
Invaders/NPC hunters you have to kill feel much more difficult than in Souls games
@BusterofWar, I read your entire article, and though I agree in part with what you are trying to say, it seems you are delibretly using click-bait language. Instead of taking a moment to reflect on how great the first experiences can be, you instead somehow blame Bloodborne for it not being the first, yet you then say it your favorite game. Dude, what are you doing? Of course nothing can compare to the first time you fire up a Souls (or Bloodborne) game. (Especially if it was Demon's back in 2009 when nobody knew anything about the game).
Indeed, title is clickbait. Constructive suggestion: "Bloodborne: The pinnacle of a well-known formula"
Nope, it's magic is just starting. Neeeeext!
Bad writer, bad article.
Nothing beats the first time you play Demon Souls. I can understand what he is saying in this regard. However I am glad Sony went with Bloodbourne which has change things up a bit so that it does not become Souls 4.0 Its hard to say weather it is easier than Demon Souls but this is only because I have already mastered the souls games so Bloodborne should be easy for me which I feel it is. If Bloodbourne was my first souls game then it would be the most difficult no doubt. With the souls at least I was able to block. However as I mastered it I didn't need to anymore as dodging, parrying and counter/critical hits became second nature. This has helped me prepare for Bloodbourne.
"Bloodborne is easier than the previous games" I stopped reading here. In my opinion it's maybe more difficult, because I used to rely on my 100% dmg reduction shields in Souls games. So with BB I had to adapt to the change of gameplay, but I love it now :). BB is better in some ways.
There is always one person who goes against the grain. I value that opinion but i like others have come to the conclusion this is a classic alltime great game.
Just up your Arcane, man. 😎
Well, for some who the only From game I played was Tenchu, its all very fresh and addicting. Loving it. In fact I'm at work right now and Im reading about Bloodborne.
Bloodborne have magic in game. If you are comparing demon souls i would say yes its a different type but related more to demon soulsDark Souls was different its not the same its more open there are many more weapons and armors but Bloodborne is a good new type of game . Bloodborne let u coop with friends and it have chalices randomly generated dungeons the root dungeon its separate and dont change with N+ u find lost weapons and cool hidden bosses.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.