"Bloodborne so overwhelmed my adrenaline glands, I feel that every other game – no matter how great – will somehow seem quaint by comparison."
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.
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?
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?
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isn't as hard as people say as long as you build a good class and don't always rush things.
Have someone shareplay it with you so you can try it out before buying it.
From Software's games have this effect on other RPG's combat systems. Dragon's Dogma has the same effect.
Agree but unfortunately not alot of people played Dragons Dogma. I prefer bloodborne's combat
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.
You don't use auto lock for multiple enemies...that would be why it's terrible for multiple enemies.
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.
Witcher 3 is amazing. I agree the combat is flat out clunky.
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.
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.
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.
I really wish the player movement in W3 was as fluid as Bloodborne. Going from BB to W3 is extremely jarring as Geralt is clunky and cumbersome to control.
I am glad to see that I am not the only one that feels exactly the same. Gerald does not move as fluid as the characters in Bloodborne and so many times I find myself fighting with Geralt so he can stop right where I want him so I can finally take that plant in the field. Only people who played Bloodborne will notice this. I hope they could fix it.
You're by no means alone. There are many people complaining about the controls. At the very least there's some input lag going on. Check reddit, there are an increasing amount of threads criticising the hefty movement. eg. https://www.reddit.com/r/Ga... and https://www.reddit.com/r/PS... My friends and I were all really excited for the launch of the game, but we've all hit a wall of frustration. There's no point having a beautiful world if navigating it is infuriating. As you said, anyone that's played Bloodborne will struggle with the controls. It puts Witcher 3 to shame.
I actually get what he means, but The Witcher has a lot of things I adore, humour probably being the biggest one, here's a few things I've found thus far on my travels https://www.youtube.com/wat... And the world.. oh god the world is amazing, 30 hours in and I'm still fidning new things, much like BloodBorne mind you.
Bloodborne is a good game but not as great/immersive as demon souls.
Sorry but I must disagree. I loved Demons Souls, imported it a year before it released in Australia. It was great because it was the first and was fresh and original at the time. However Bloodborne is a superior game in every way. Better atmosphere and graphics, fluid, faster combat, amazing trick weapons, better level design, better enemies and bosses. Both great games but Bloodborne is DS evolved.
Being a ps4 game youd expect the graphics to be better and more fluid. No matter how good bloodborne is, it is still a souls game at heart and i have to disagree with your other points. To me demon souls had the better atmosphere, better variety of bosses, and an amazing soundtrack to accompany the game/bosses. Demon souls is the only game i have played that took me out of my seat and put me in the game world to the point where it was no longer a game, but felt like an actual reality. To me it was a journey and not a game. While playing bloodborne it felt like a less immersive more streamlined game, easier and with less to do.
@PS4FEVER You are entitled to your opinion and that's fine by me. As I said, both great games. I agree the soundtrack was great, but its excellent in BB also. I was happy they brought the "Touch the demon inside me" lady back as the doll in BB.
Good to see Bloodthingy get some press its been a while starting to feel sorry for it.
Good article - the writer is spot on in his assessment of both games and my own experience of playing Witcher 3 after finishing Bloodborne has been exactly the same. I found playing Witcher 3 more sedate, although I have just started it a couple of days ago. I miss the tension and total dejection followed by an unbelievable high when I finally defeat a boss that has been making mincemeat of me! Witcher 3 is an excellent game but Bloodborne was that rarity that transcends every game and genre.
Yeah bloodborne's combat is so good that i wish all rpgs from now on copies its system.
I thought that i was the only one.
Every Souls game ,.. makes other combat systems (not only rpgs) make look like ass,.. Witcher3 is no exception,.. but it still is kinda fun
I haven't picked up Witcher 3 bcoz i wanted considerable distance between the two games bcoz it's not going to match to the emotions I'll get from Bloodborne. I'm going through the books now though. Am at book 3 of the series. Too bad, the official kindle versions of the books 4 and 5 8n the series aren't coming out until 2016/7. I'll just have to do with fan translated books.
Twill was going to do just that. Well now he knows what to expect.
That article pretty much sum my feelings exactly. I like The Witcher 3 a lot, probably one of my favorite games of the year but after enduring and living Bloodborne world, TW3 is a walk in the park and I still like Bloodborne more and I believe it is because of the intensity, heart pumping rush, the mastery of skills and weapons, the atmosphere and that satisfaction when you finally kill that enemy that was killing you like an insect and you arose from the battle covered in all their blood... Wow At the end, TW3 is an amazing game and I am glad I can enjoy a quality RPG.
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