Twinfinite presents the best fan reactions on Twitter in response to the glorious news of an upcoming Bloodborne DLC expansion that was recently announced.
The one game that doesn't have a season pass announced before had is the one game that deserves it! lol
it was likely already planned long ago.
Planned yes but they didn't focus on it. They told us nothing about it, we didn't even know it existed. They created a great and fulfilling game and then right when we're done and wanting more, *bam* here's your dlc. It's better that way than having them announce exactly what dlc is coming before the game itself is even out.
"They didn't focus on it" Are you serious? It's a Fromsoft game. Stop pretending they're some sort of white knight in this industry. DLCs is their stock and trade, virtually of the Souls games are filled to the brim with DLCs.
@Maxor Virtually all of them are filled with DLC? Really? DS had zero DLC. DkS1 had one piece of DLC DkS2 had 3 pieces of DLC Wouldn't say they're all filled to the brim with DLC. DkS2 also had a season pass from the very start. None of the others have had that. Further more, releasing the game only on one platform is taking a higher risk than before, so working on DLC packs before it becomes a success would be a gamble big enough not to take, especially seeing how Sony and FS are surprised by the sales. Of course they've thought about DLC from the start, but you act like they're EA.
I also thought the DLC on Dark Souls 1 was like a year later. It didn't have trophy support because it wasn't planned until later. 3 games 4 DLC packs. Fallout has more DLC per game then all the souls series combined.
@Maxor From never made any DLC for Damon's Souls, and didn't have any planned for the original Dark Souls until the community wanted it so badly that they finally made an expansion. Traditionally Froms DLC had been of very high quality.
No they didn't plan it, they just made all this DLC out of a troll-hatter and came out with this...don't be stupid about it.
QFT. Funny you got so many dislikes from that comment. Did you know a game has to be built to have DLC support in order to get proper DLC expansions? Of couse BB's DLC was planned to have DLC a long time ago. Nothing sinister about that. We're just incredibly happy they didn't need to shove this in our faces with pre-release marketing or season passes.
And by "filled to the brim" you mean Demon's Souls had none, and Dark Souls had a single, brilliant and expansive dlc offering. I thought Artorias added a lot to an already spectacular game. I cannot, as yet, speak to DK2, as I've only played the extremely long main campaign.. But I can attest to the inacuracy and trolliness of your statement
I fully expect it to be jam packed full of awesomeness. I'd wager that some awesome new weapons are all but guaranteed, and I hope that some awesome new story quests/boss battles are included. I'm still working my way through a ng+, and that has been kind of placed on the back burner atm with The Witcher's release. Damnit Yarnham, why must your siren song be so compelling...
One of my all time favorite games! I'm super excited!
These devs are doing it right. Talk about a great first impression for gamers new to this type of game and series. Go Sony Go!!!!! :D
Surprised twinfinite didnt put each tweet on its own page
More like "twinfinite are losing their minds".
No season pass and dlc announced. Means nothing going "according to plan". And when things dont go "according to plan",well then EVERYONE LOOSES THEIR MINDS! - The Joker
Expansions can be cool, I don't know why some people are automatically against any and all DLC. I simply buy what seems worth it to me and ignore what doesn't.
Yeah, I see some people are jumping the gun as usual and saying the expansion content was held back from the main game to milk our wallets later because... well, isn't evidence overrated anyway? :P I'm looking forward to this. I loved Bloodborne and I'm not gonna complain about more of it.
I wouldn't have a problem with it myself if it wasn;t for the fact that Bloodborne had some pretty lackluster ending, sotry content, and just felt short overall for me... It really felt like almost all of the attention went to the chalice dungeons that i'll likely never play. That, and the game is barely a month old and it's getting an expansion it's kinda messed up :/. Wish the game was longer.
You're doing a disservice to yourself if you don't at least try them. Chalice Dungeons contain the game's true endboss. That's why there's a bunch of unique mobs and bosses in them. That's where all the best runes and blood gems are located too. Not to mention extra bloodrocks. Chalice glyphs prevent players from wasting huge amounts of time by randomly looking for these aforementioned treasures and can be soled on or offline. I didn't think I would like them either but honestly, and to paraphrase Jim Morrison, when the music's over chalice dungeons provide the only source of replayability to the game.
Why? The only alternative is to leave the game as is, which you say isn't satisfactory to you. The game does feel like a complete and full experience as is, despite its relative shortcomings to the Souls games, so I see no reason to feel cheated.
@CBoath I have tried them, but can't really get into them. At that point I was getting tired of the combat and lack of weapons. That and the repeating room in the chalice dungeons is kind of an issue. @Blacklash They could also have delayed the release to make sure it was a much fuller experience. Compared to Demons Souls Bloodborne just feels... empty. I know the world is larger, but it never truly feels like it and the dialogue you get doesn't feel as rewarding. Also, the lack of weapon kind of sucks as well since it just furthers the gap between great weapons and bad weapons. Another issue I had was the lack of story even in item descriptions compared to the previous games. Even without those descriptions Demons Souls gets it's story across fairly well. That and there are 5 unique worlds to go to each with it's own hint of background working for it. Bloodborne never really gets me to care about Yahrnam as much as Demons Souls did for Latria, Bloetaria, or Valley of Defilement. or in Dark Souls' case Anor Londo. I was just expecting more from a Miyazaki game and ended up feeling like there was too much potential wasted. But thats just my opinion having played Demons Souls extensively.
Blooborne's development seems to have lost some efficiency in the shift to new-generation systems, like others before it. I don't know any in-depth details of the game's development, but I do know that delays can't be made on a whim. They already delayed it once, at that. Whatever your particular opinion of Bloodborne is, it is a full 30+ hour adventure and that estimation is excluding Chalice Dungeons. Complete with the sequence breaking, optional levels and bosses, and world design we expect.
This madness must be caused by thé blood, or thé moon. The hunt continues.
Exactly... Auto-correct is such a pain. But it's still better then saying "Ze" instead of "the".
Give me your Blood Echos now !
I was wanting some DLC for it since before it released cause I knew I would be wanting to play it for a long time after I beat it. It's nice though that the DLC was never even mentioned before the games release. I think it will hype more people up for it. I think it's a better marketing strategy and more Devs and Publishers will follow suite by relying on their game being better and that will sell the DLC. Not the hype before the release of the game.
" though that the DLC was never even mentioned before the games release" ...doesn't mean it wasn't being worked on. "I think it's a better marketing strategy and more Devs and Publishers will follow suite by relying on their game being better and that will sell the DLC" ..not really bud, no team just makes a game knowing the game isn't good, clearly all teams feel they have decent to amazing games. To say "relying on their game being better" lol I mean..that is like saying (Game developers should make better games to sell better) As if its just that easy and they just don't get it lol. Announcing DLC before or after doesn't mean much. I've yet to see anything regarding sales of any post launch content to suggest NOT knowing about it, means it will do better. I mean...what evidence even supports this concept? I have never heard of any publisher just up and stating "lets not market any DLC until its coming out" Sony likely has their reasons but it might be due to Bloodborne being a smaller title only being released on 1 system. Other publishers who can afford to market such things always market it along with the game and honestly nothing is wrong with that. Its simple business, get out awareness, market, talk about etc. Not talking about it actually does less. I've yet to hear a piece of DLC not doing well because people knew too early about it lol.
I don't know what made you feel the need to break down my opinion as to why they made this decision. I was just making a simple statement, I even put "I think" in it to regard it as an opinion. And what evidence do you have that makes marketing DLC before release of a game a better strategy than marketing it after? Every point you tried to make isn't backed by anything just as mine isn't. The difference between our statements is that I clearly stated it as an opinion rather than making an opinion and putting "lol" at the end of it just to try to be condescending and to try to belittle someone LOL... Anyone can do it. And back to many things you said. "...doesn't mean it wasn't being worked on. " And doesn't mean it was. And I never mentioned that it wasn't worked on, I'm sure it was planned way before the release I just said they didn't mention to the public LOL "..not really bud, no team just makes a game knowing the game isn't good, clearly all teams feel they have decent to amazing games. " "ALL" is subjective. Many game devs are contracted out just to make a game so money can be made and they put only the effort that is needed(sometimes that's just putting a name on a title). Do you really think every dev that has made a released title is proud of it. Go read some dev diaries from the past. Even Naughty Dog devs will talk about how bad they thought their old games were. They know. "To say "relying on their game being better" lol I mean..that is like saying (Game developers should make better games to sell better) As if its just that easy and they just don't get it lol. " That completely contradicts what you said about before, "no team just makes a game knowing the game isn't good" LOL LOL LOL LOL Many devs rely on their game being good to sell better because word of mouth. Another marketing tool. "Announcing DLC before or after doesn't mean much. I've yet to see anything regarding sales of any post launch content to suggest NOT knowing about it, means it will do better. I mean...what evidence even supports this concept?" And nothing supports the idea that the public knowing of DLC means it will sell better. I said "I think" it is a better move. I don't have evidence, it's just a thought, just as your words are too with no evidence that you tried to counter-argue with mine yet you show none! LOL LOL LOL LOL And for the rest of what you said, do you even know who Sony is? LOL LOL LOL. BB even sold over a million its first week! That's pretty big. And Have you heard the sales and budget of other Sony titles, including the marketing budget??? Apparently not, as you wouldn't even make that statement. And nothing is wrong with marketing a DLC till after the release of a game and market just the game at first. It's simple business, a different business tactic. You even said, "...doesn't mean it wasn't being worked on" I'm sure it was... But why not market it then if everything you said is true!?!? "I've yet to hear a piece of DLC not doing well because people knew too early about it" DLC's have failed. Games have failed. Marketing has been a failure in the past. Saying just cause you haven't heard it yet, means absolutely nothing. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
My mind is still inside my head and accounted for, thanks
Is the bloodborne expansion.
Wouldn't exactly say that I am "losing my mind" over this...but holy crap I can't wait and I am so very curious as to what the new content will be.
I seriously still need to finish this game!
Guess I'll wait until Bloodborne: Librarian of the Last Transgression Edition before I buy....
Yes, FromSoft! Offer us more more more! Take my money!
Well, at least the author didn't add 'literally' in the headline.
from software makes some of the best "expansions".DLC sound like overpriced microsh*t
Losing my mind? I really don't think so... *pops another madman's knowledge*
This is good news, but I'm not losing my mind over it. I haven't even finished the game yet. The Witcher 3 had literally pulled me away from Bloodborne for now.
This proves that its not about what you do but how you do it. Its a great move in that it allowed players to really focus on a tangible experience, not one in the clouds.
I want more Bloodborne. Give it to me now.
If think its worth noting that he said and expansion and not a DLC
You can tell Sony Fanboys are hungry for games...
Wow losing their minds over dlc for a game that's just pathetic.Just get excited like normal gamer's no need to lose your mind over something as simple as dlc lol
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