Cast aside your predilections that may spawn from the general consensus of just being “another Souls game” as there’s plenty more under the hood that really make Bloodborne far more worth your time.
Bloodborne is a WAY better game. Id rather have a Bloodborne 2 over a Dark Souls 3.
I'd rather have both :D
while i agree with you, bloodborne is a better game than ds2. you cant deny thst ds2 scholar is a head and shoulders game better than its previous iteration. with that being said, i would take a demons souls 2 over all any day. if not that, then atleast give us a demons souls remaster ultimate, where we go deeper into the lore by exploring the broken archstone.
'Sony aren’t marketing it in remotely the right way' Well depends what you think the marketing purpose is I guess.
I'm enjoying Bloodborne more mostly because it's more fast paced
My personal game of the year so far!
There are so many things about this game that will keep me playing it for a long time to come. amazing atmosphere great level design and architecture creature and enemy design is so good I would even say its in a class of its own game knows when to play music and when to let the atmospheric sounds immerse you instead it can actually be scary in places boss fights are very satisfying the many areas provide a great deal of variety both in visuals and enemies the story is not handed to you on a plate, you have to search around and unfold it yourself. the voice acting is perfect the weapons all have quite different move sets so it can take some time to master each one even the save system is perfect, just quit out at any time and you will pick up from where you left off
I agree with "Sony aren’t marketing it in remotely the right way". I'm getting a bit tired of this "haha prepare to die a lot" marketing coming from middle-aged Sony executives who never even played a Souls game but heard they were difficult so they told the marketing team to repeat this until everyone is sick of it. Marketing in general just doesn't work well with Souls games
The developers die a lot playing their own game, so "Prepare to die" seems reasonable to me.
I don't really care when both games are awesome. Also, I don't think the author played devil may cry 1 or 3. Not saying those older games are super hard, but they would kick the "casual" gamers asses.
I could give a lot more than 10.
I mean did Dark Souls 2 fail ...? I'm confused because I really enjoyed both games. Both had their drawbacks. Here are some things Dark souls 2 did better: 1. Estus Flasks, no need to farm blood vials or bullets. 2. No limit on how many times you can ask for help. The issue with the cracked red eye orb all over again using the beckoning bell. If no one joins you that insight is still gone! Wtf from soft? You already corrected that mistake! Patch this! 3. Difficult enrty. How many people figured out they need 10 insight to get the other bells? I read it online. That seems "needlessly harsh" IMO. 4. Lack of classes. No magic, no hexes, no miracles. Say what you will for the weapons in Bloodborne but as far as customibility goes dark souls 2 is king. Also 3 of your 10 points are the same. There is a plot, it has soul and a unique premise. Come on man!?
I disagree with your first two points. It is incredibly easy to stock up on blood vials and insight (once you unlock the chalice dungeons, which you can do very early in the game, only needing to beat two bosses to get it). You can always go get a couple insight by creating a low level chalice dungeon and finding the first layer boss. Takes just a few minutes. Done it so often I have a stockpile of knowledge and wisdom consumables if ever want to gain some insight in a hurry.
Yeah, I don't totally believe #2 myself, I just know a lot of people had problems with father G. If they can't summon help, they can't get by him to get the chalice dungeons. I didnthave this problem myself but it was a common complaint. Also in one play through I probably spent about an hour farming blood vials. By the end of NG I had max insight plus additional madman items. It's a very manageable game. I'm just saying we can nitpick every game if we wanted. I think I would've been less like, wtf, if the title was, "10 things bloodborne did better than dark souls 2." Saying Dark Souls 2 failed is harsh. Then again, maybe I'm just sensitive ...
you make very good points. i wonder how many of these dislikes are from people that never played dark souls 2
I miss different builds with weapon variety but its also a plus. It's streamlined with nothing to worry about other than kicking ass and chewing bubblegum. The weapons are very few but surprisingly diverse and every single one is a viable option through the whole game (and all have high durability lol). In all both games rock for similar reasons and totally different reasons. Same series different experiences. I will always love Souls (Demons is my fav one by a landslide but DkS had a magical world that was enchanting to explore) but Bloodbourne feels fresh after the more of the same DkS2. Demons, DkS, and Bloodbourne were all similar but totally different experiences and all felt new and genuinely inspired. DkS2 was one of my fav games ever but it was def blander and had too many cheap mobs and frustrating elements. You can tell it was missing the head guy. Bloodbourne has the magic back and the fluid gameplay really is wonderful. I also love the dark gothic horror vibe that wouldn't work in a Souls game, at least not to this degree. The shortcuts though! Best level design yet by far! I love the whole series and genre including LotF. Keep me coming dev's.
It's very, very easy to get insight. Go out the left door in the Cathedral Ward and there is an item near a fence, go there and you will get 'frenzied' (this invisible arm will pick you up, take 90% of your health, give you +1 insight and drop you back down), and you can keep doing it. Also I'm literally getting insight for no reason at the moment, I had 9 and now I somehow have 15 but haven't really done anything.
I could probably put 1,000+ hours in a single build. lol
Regardless of which game is "better" Dark Souls 2 has the most variety of builds and playstyles of any "Souls" game to date. Whether this is a positive or negative is up to each individual.
It does have more build variety, but the content you go through with these builds, (aka the game, levels/bosses/atmosphere etc) is simply not up to par with the rest of the series. So it was a step forward, two steps back kind of thing. Game was still enjoyable to me though.
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