Playing Witcher 3 After Bloodborne Is Really Weird

"Bloodborne so overwhelmed my adrenaline glands, I feel that every other game – no matter how great – will somehow seem quaint by comparison."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima939d ago

I really want to play Bloodborne but I feel like I'd never get anywhere. Love the setting and the gameplay but I fear it would be just to hard.

shodan74939d ago

I had the exact same fear, but trust me - it's worth it!

The first few hours are probably the toughest in the entire game. Once you're through that, you feel you can take on the world, and though there's the odd tricky boss or tough area, the gain is always worth the pain. Hell - just call for co-op help if needs be!

It's not for everyone, that's true, but as a complete Souls novice who ended up in love with it I'd say maybe give it a shot as a rental, or when it drops in price?

Ghost_of_Tsushima939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Thanks for the info. Maybe I should get Bloodborne and give it a go. How do you call for co-op help of you need to?

shodan74939d ago

You get a summoning bell early on that you can use to call for people to come and help you - though it uses up 'insight' points when used.

breakpad939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Bloodborne is one rare experience ...may seem a bit more accessible to Souls fans but even for the veterans is far more stressful and adrenaline filled experience, like no other..

Snookies12939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

I agree with shodan74. I played some of Dark Souls, but not much. I went into Bloodborne as a rather novice player when it came to the Souls series. I was scared I wouldn't be able to progress, and just like shodan74 said the first few hours are probably the hardest. After I beat the first boss, I was able to progress further and further. The game is absolutely incredible, and it was an experience I'm so happy I got to enjoy. Definitely give it a try when you can, and the most important thing to remember... Never give up.

As for The Witcher 3, I'm really enjoying the combat. It's not really complex, but it is fun and engaging. Especially on the harder difficulties. Really forces you to wait for the opportune moments to strike your enemies when against strong foes.

MasterCornholio939d ago

Don't worry about it. The first hours are really difficult but after Father G the game gets a lot more maneagable.

Don't give up.

Letthewookiewin939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Father G wasn't too hard for me it was friggin Rom The Spider, didn't struggle to much after that cause I over leveled. And to the topic it does feel really weird playing W3 after so many hours with Bloodborne, Geralt is a friggin tank compared to the swiftness of my Hunter.

Str8Chaos74939d ago (Edited 939d ago )

Rom was a pain for me as well, having trouble with Martyr Logarius at the moment. Excellent game, so much to do. It is weird, they are such different games.

Manubiggs939d ago

I am what they refer to as a casual .. but I completed Bloodborne today (very proud of myself) ..amazing feeling of achievement. Be patient, learn , don't give up. I feel the same way playing the witcher ...prior to Bloodborne, would be singing its praises; it is just very hard for another game to get those kind of emotions out of me; it's a good game though.

joab777939d ago

Do it!!!

It's one of my favorite games un a long time. Is it hard? Sure it is. But I've played through (including all chalices 3x), and there's nothing like it except other Soul's games, but even then BB'S combat system is unbelievable.

And I really wanted TW3 to be tough. But I knew the open world setting and grand scope would require a difficulty for the masses.

I still love the world of The Witcher, but games like BB do ruin you. They just do.

killacal13939d ago

Play it, it is the best game on the Ps4 for a reason, you can't just say it is too hard until you try it, who knows you might just be a great Bloodborne player.

BG11579939d ago

Go for it. The game is hard, but you'll end up loving it because of it.
Each strike given or taken, each dead, each discovery, each mistake, each boss defeated, will either feel you with joy, rage, content or frustration.
It's an experience that won't be indifferent.

ThunderPulse939d ago

Isn't as hard as people say as long as you build a good class and don't always rush things.

Skate-AK939d ago

Have someone shareplay it with you so you can try it out before buying it.

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Transistor939d ago

From Software's games have this effect on other RPG's combat systems.

Dragon's Dogma has the same effect.

gustave154938d ago

Agree but unfortunately not alot of people played Dragons Dogma. I prefer bloodborne's combat

Dario_DC939d ago

The combat difference is HUGE! The Witcher 3 is really clunky, slower, way less responsive and the autolock is crap when dealing with multiple enemies... But still it's good enough to be fun.

Stapleface939d ago

You don't use auto lock for multiple enemies...that would be why it's terrible for multiple enemies.

Dario_DC939d ago

The problem is moving from one enemy to another, lots of games do it right, the witcher need to be patched to work better that's all.
I do agree that the way it is right now, you're better off not using it.

SolidDuck939d ago

Witcher 3 is amazing. I agree the combat is flat out clunky.

Somebody939d ago

I don't play Bloodborne so I can't compared it to TW3. I can say the movement in TW3 is far better than TW2 but the use of a radial menu made combat management(switching spells and gadgets) clunkier than it should be. Luckily I used macro keys to set a spell to a key so there was no need to use the radial menu or the number keys or use the mouse wheel to scroll through them(the spell icons are too small to inform me what spell I just scroll through). The less time I spend popping up the radial menu, the less staggered the combat feels.

Agreed, the lock on is terrible. Just don't use it when facing multiple enemies or even one enemy if you're on horseback. You'll get dizzy since you movement became restricted to a circle and the horse spun around the enemy at high speed. I'm using the mouse so it's not a problem for me when looking at multiple enemies(I have noticed that Geralt does pay attention to nearby enemies even when he's locked on to another me but there's no way to make him change target easily).

I can see there is potential in the combat that sorely need more polish. I truly enjoyed the inclusion of a nifty dodge that complements the roll action. These two moves is important when facing multiple enemies.

Bennibop939d ago

I think bloodborne spoilt me as I really can't get into the witcher. Half way through my ng++ which is an achievement for me as when I played demon souls I could not get past the first section.

HumanatPlay939d ago

Get cocky in either game, you die. Both are completely different games with Bloodborne being the more technically polished of the two at the moment. Other wise the Witcher is easily my favorite of the two because I don't have to change my underwear.

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