PlayStation LifeStyle writes: Bloodborne has one enemy that perfectly summarizes the game's immense, but manageable difficulty.
Well, the crows do summarize pretty well the difficulty. It's the later "crows" that summarize the ambiance of the game. When you thought things couldn't get worse.
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no one should talk about how easy the game is until he faces the abhorrent beast in a chalice dungeon.
Hated that sob. Took me like an hour to kill. Just gotta be patient with it and not get over zealous attacking!
Well if you hated the crow from Dark Souls this game is perfect for you. Crow "Bring me shiny shiny" Me " How about a polished axe?" - Destroys crow-
Err that was from Demon's Souls in the first area of the Shrine of Storms. Ok there is one giant crow in Dark Souls that you can trade with later on in the game but it is very useful for flying you to the Undead Asylum and back.
Well, I have to admit, I'm quite surprised about all those articles regarding Bloodborne's difficulty, because I don't find it that hard. Sure, it's challenging, and I died plenty of times, but I still find it much easier than Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, thanks to those healing mechanics. While normal mobs are quite easy to deal with, bosses can sure be a pain in the arse, but I still don't find Bloodborne particularly hard, and I hope I'm not alone to think that.
I literally just beat it, now I've gotta find out how to get the 'true' ending. The game does provide a really good challenge, especially the later parts of the game, but it's not overwhelmingly difficult. Even my wife is addicted to it right now. I didn't even think she'd pick up the controller on this one because she hates demon's souls and dark souls. She just beat the cleric beast and fought Father G once last night. He kicked her ass pretty hard, so now she wants to grind and level up before trying him again
Yeah, I just looked that up (it's not Father G though, but we'll keep it at that for no spoilers :) I think I only got the one umbilical last time from killing the wet nurse and I didn't eat it. This time I want to find and kill everything before I finish it :D
You are not alone. Bloodborne it's a challenge in patience and endurance. It does test your skills, but is always manageable. To me, "hard" is Ninja Gaiden on NES, or better yet, Battletoads. Those are just damn unfair.
Some of the dungeons are much harder than the game itself. I'm in one now and its so hard its funny. Literal mobs in every room. Powerful NG+ mobs. Game is no joke. Love it.
2 hour session tonight during which I died twice, and I spent at least 45 mins of that time exploring an area I had never visited before so I had no idea what to expect, apart from a little help from the 'ambush ahead' notes :P
Have you fought the Blood Letting Beast?
I think that damn thing ate my head off yesterday :O ...
I don't think the crows are transformed dogs, the later crows with dog heads and dog with crows heads seem more like sick horrific experiments to me. Like someone transplanted the heads of the dogs onto the crows and vice-versa, that's my take on it anyways... I would say Father G is a good example of one enemy summarizing up bloodborne. Expect the unexpected and it's your first proper taste of a true challenge.
The crows are easy, you kill them most of the time before they even know you are there. Rom is the most annoying and the "Kill all the spiderlings" plan doesn't work because of the unpredictable and nearly unavoidable ice attacks. I got in with a full party and it always fails.
I've never played co-op on it, I just started New Game+ today though, so maybe on this playthrough I might recruit some help. I still need to play around in the Chalice Dungeons too, haven't really messed with those. Killing Rom's minions is the only way I could kill him. As long as you pay attention to him and dodge when he raises up because he's about to launch his attack it seems to work. Just focus on the spiders one at a time, and when one jumps high up in the air it's a one-hit-kill when it gets it's head stuck in the ground. Plus if you use the one handed version of Ludwig's Holy Blade the third hit on a combo will insta-kill them because it impales their vulnerable spot.
I kicked roms ass with a level 6 ludwigs with 50 arcane. My level was 52 at the time. The arcane and skill will boost ludwigs. Sheath it for supreme damage. Apply bolt or fire paper for better results. Spiders arent too random its more a distance thing. If you are at a certain distance then spiders will dive into you with ironheads and kill or bring you close to death if they land a hit. Get gud and learn to jump back and forth to one-shot them, while their soft bodies are exposed after a dive. Pick them off and have patience. I had about 50 insight. If that matters at all.
Walk toward baby spider, locked on, roll forward and hit it on its side. Dead spider. Next spider same thing till they're all dead. You can't hit em on the head cuz they're armored there. Just concentrate on hitting them on side or rear and its usually a one shot kill.
I did that fight alone and did the kill all spiders strategy All you need to do is turn off lock on for the entire fight and role to the left/right and then forward/towards Rom to avoid the falling ice Kill the spierlings by rolling behind or to the side of them and using (preferably) the extended hunter axe to 1-2 hit kill them from their weak backsides. Once you get near Rom, he stops doing the falling ice attack all together and only uses the ice geyser attack where they come up from the ground (pretty easy to avoid), his charged area blast if you get to close, or a flailing melee attack. Just stay relatively close and hit him with the extended axe (using bolt paper helps greatly) and move back when he does the area blast thing. I literally only died 2x on that fight, and the second was because he had like 50 health left and I tried to finish him at the same time he was doing his flailing melee attack. I was level 64 when I beat him however (maybe I was overpowered coming in)
I found it much easier to always be locked on. It also helps to wear the best arcane clothing. Like the school set or the white church set. Maybe mix and match a few, but when you're buffed against 🌟, the rain and flying blue stuff doesn't hurt you as much if it hits you. Bloodborne is really all about which clothing you take to the fight. Can you keep playing wearing one thing? Sure, but its much easier when you dress right for the fight.
The ice attacks from the sky are hard to avoid, but I learned to avoid them after few deaths. Just try look at them while running around, and then you can see some spaces between them where to dodge or which direction they fly to before they hit the ground.
For me the crows have always served as a way of making me feel watched no matter where i go and also that im never safe even after i have killed every enemy around the caws they make remind me that im still open to be attacked by those flying bastards i can't be the only one who feels this anybody else get something similar to me with the crows don't be shy now.
So I just purchased Dark Souls 2 SotFS on my PS4 and I have to say it is much more difficult than Bloodborne ... mainly because the hit box in Dark Souls 2 is bonkers. As long as a blade, a spell or a projectile is within one in game foot of your character, you are guaranteed a hit. Not complaining though. I love and missed Dark Souls 2. Glad to be playing it again.
Look at how I can summarize the game's difficulty by dispatching it and using the item dupe glitch or by turning off the console as speedrunner that has completed his tiny little game in one second or maybe two. Am I the champ now? Have I the right to live and talk with you? PS: watch your backs, höhöhöhö
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