Bloodborne’s story and emphasize on creature and world design make it an ideal recreation of the Silent Hill aesthetic in all but name.
Bloodborne/Souls has always felt like horror to me. Silent Hill has always felt so forced.
Silent Hill has never been anything like a souls game... Riddles, mysteries, strategy, planning, story, scares, and pyramid heads raping nurses. Bloodborne had none of these or did i miss something? Cuz if you ask me bloodborne was just a difficult (at first) hack and slash.
Did you even play Bloodborne or are you just saying you did?. While I wholeheartedly disagree with the guy you responded to about Silent Hill being forced(which is just utter f***ing nonsense) I agree about Bloodborne being a horror game. Once you start to uncover it's mysteries then you understand how disturbing and unsettling the game is. Lovecraftian Cosmic horror done right. Did you just play through the game without reading your item descriptions and not talking to NPC's?.
Unfortunately and fortunately Bloodborne will be the replacement for many bad games with bad recent entries ...IMO BB has done right many things...like survival horror (so it can satisfy the fans awaiting a proper or good RE and Silent Hill) stylized action hack and slash (satisfying old DMC fans )and finally has a proper done beautiful gothic world with atmosphere exploration for Castlevania fans
You missed all of it. And i clearly missed something aswell... Bloodborne was a hack and slash game? Please explain to me how a game with as limited stamina/fighting mobility as bloodborne, can be a hack and slash o.o The game expects perfect dodging, and you die by one or two hits most of the time, how do you hack and slash your way past that? Teach me senpai!
you never played bloodborne. if you did, you'd know that it isn't a "hack n slash". try playing that way and you're dead real quick.
He obviously never played the game or has a PS4. Where in the world do people see stylish action games (DMC, Bayonetta, Shinobi) in this game.
The games are obviously completely different, but a lot of the story themes and imagery actually did remind me of Silent Hill a few times. Like the nods to Lovecraft and all that mess with the cosmic childbirth and fetus creatures, and the general feeling of being caught in a nightmare. I agree more with an article that was posted yesterday, though. Bloodborne reminds me much more of a current-gen 3D Castlevania.
You didn't play ot then, cuz you described it perfectly without even knowing it. It is one of the most immersive, atmospheric story driven games ever made, steeped in Lovecraft -ian lore. The deeper you dig, the closer you get to wearing a cage on your head.
can't stop laughing.... Both series could not be further apart from each other.
Why are people calling Bloodborne a hack and slash? STOP IT!!! And why is Bloodborne being compared to Silent Hills? They are nowhere close to being similar.
Bring Condemned back. The first one was great.
Or why not this one: http://static.gamesradar.co... I never had the guts finishing it.
I wonder if you've ever actually played Silent Hill.
Thats one of thee dumbest comparisons so far of 2015 matter of fact any year
Going to have to agree with you there completely. Bloodborne is nothing like Silent Hill a better comparison would be The Evil Within from the awesome Shinji Mikami who somehow fuses Resident Evil gameplay with Silent Hill mad visuals.
I know right,it was it's jumps and wtf moments but not even close of the psycolhogical terror of silent hill,next it's gonna be"Bloodborne is the best Fifa we are gonna get"lol.
After I beat the blood starved beast I stopped playing bloodborne. Its not bad but it just doesn't hold my attention.
Better with friends, albeit alot more work.
man you missed out on so many elements that contribute to it being awesome and deep.
Good for you.
Bloodborne is absolutely beautiful in every possible way and one of my favorite gaming experiences in a very long time. That being said, it is no Silent Hill. Wtf is this comparison?! It's like saying that, from now on, CoD will be the best Metal Gear we are going to get... you know, with both having guns and all...
lol I think there is a thing going on with "Bloodborne is the best _______" Last time it was Castlevania
what an awful comparison bloodborne isn't even scary
Bloodborne is downright terrifying at times. I definitely consider it a horror/action game. The atmosphere is very unsettling and you don't know what kind of monstrosity lurks around each corner when you first discover a new area.
At first it was intense but not scary. People often confuse these feelings. But once you learn the controls and get good so to speak, its easy (too easy) and very few enemies actually pose a real threat unless you hamper your own progress by not leveling or not using guns but at that point your not playing the game at its default skill level. Its like saying a game is hard cuz your bad at it or your playing it on Dante must Die mode.
Man, Demons souls 3-1 used to give me chills. Bloodborne has some cool parts, but I think there was only one part where I was like scared (of dying).. those damn BRAAAIIINNNSSSSS
Like I said- It can be frightening when you first explore an area and have no idea what will jump out at you. The game is also creepy as hell in some spots. Yeah, of course Central Yarnham is a walk in the park when you're level 60 but some areas can be scary upon first discovering them. Just my opinion.
Agreed. F*ck that room and those 5 licker enemies in the Chalice Dungeons.
I agree with you.I'm a 239lbs,6'1 muscle head 30+ male and bloodborne had me jumping like I was a 8yr old kid watching a horror movie with the lights out by myself. Put on a headset and play at night those beasts will have you jumping. If it wasn't for messaging it would be even scarier then it is now.
Ha! I scrambled all over the place the first time I fought Amelia then died. That scream freaked me out. And, yeah, I'm 40, in really good shape but find myself jumping in spots. Especially with headphones or surround audio.
Apparently there are a bunch of wussies who think it is... O_o The P.T. demo was absolutely terrifying. Scary games are games like Doom 3, Condemned, Silent Hill 2, Outlast, etc. NOT Bloodborne lol
I'm loving Bloodborne but I agree that Bloodborne isn't scary at all imo.I will say that Bloodborne can be difficult & frustrating at times & it's presentation is bizzare,disturbing & creepy but it didn't scare me. Also I would never compare Bloodborne to Silent Hill or DMC..Bloodborne is in a class by it's self.
Wait, I thought we agreed that Bloodborne was the 3D Castlevania we all were waiting for...
I thought it was the Victorian Gothic third-person Halo we were all waiting for.
Minecraft is the best Tetris (because of blocks and whatever) and GTA5 is the best Jet Set Willy (you control a man..... yeah that’s good enough) we are going to get.
What the heck. Those games have nothing in common. One is a hack and slash action game and one is a thinking man's survival horror series.
It's not a hack and slash, you people need to play the game if you're going to talk about it.
I know it is not just hack and slash and is a hardcore Rpg/action hybrid game but I am just disscribing the play mechanic.
Sure, it basically is. And I don't have to watch Daryl Dixon die over and over again!
bloodborne is the best bloodborne game. it's not castlevania (or anything close to it), it's especially not silent hill (because it's not even a horror game).
Bloodborne may be awesome, but..... BLASPHEMY! Watch that E3 vid again. Man... I'm so upset about it being killed. I'm wishing (probably in vane) that Kojima founds a studio, and they finish this game under another name as an IP.
The final required storyline area did remind me a bit of Silent Hill.
I'm lost how do u compare silent Hill to this....
Do we really need 50 threads every day now about how this is the next silent hills and how this happened with Kojima. We get it hes gone, there is no Silent Hills anymore. Enough with these threads ive seen like 10 in the past 2 hours.
what a worthless arcticle is this? maked by blodborne fanboy.. the two games totally different, and silent hill is better. whats gonna be next idiot article? bloodborne is the world? or bloodborne vs fifa 2016?
Bloodborne fanboyism ran wild is what this is. Bloodborne is not a horror game. It's not even a survival horror game.
I love Bloodborne and all Souls games and I agree completely. Bloodborne is a Gothic/Victorian Action/Monster Hunter RPG. Demons' Souls and Dark Souls are Medieval Action RPG's. They can be extremely tense and horrifying at times though they are never "Scary." I thought Demon's Souls Tower of Latria was more unsettling than anything in Bloodborne. The only sections in Bloodborne that are anywhere near survival horror is the Upper Cathedral and maybe the Forbidden Woods. Again, I never felt scared playing Bloodborne but there really aren't any games that do scare me. I watched Pet Semetary last night and that shit did scare me.
LOL, what next? "Bloodborne is the best Wipeout we are going to get." "Bloodborne is the best Playstation Home we are going to get." Its a great game, with survival/horror elements, but it's nothing like Silent Hill. Siren is much closer, I'd keep an eye out for what *that* team is working on. The comparisons to Castlevania (SOTN-DS era) were much more logical.
It is psychological Cosmic Horror game. Trust me. Game play wise of coarse it isn't like SH but there are quite a few themes that are similar. I think the comparisons have some merit to them although not completely.
"Trust me" - err, as someone who's played both comprehensively, I know. :) There are similarities in that they both have horror content, but they're really not very similar. They both draw from some of the same sources (lovecraft), but BB doesnt really draw from any of the many other things SH does, (Koontz, King, Bellmer, etc) BB isn't a SH substitute, really. It's an amazing game, and I'd rather be playing it than SH, but Siren and even Fatal Frame are better "Silent Hills" than BB.
@mixelon: I wasn't saying that BB was a substitute for SH but that they draw from a lot of the same inspiration although in different ways and they share a lot of psychological themes. I agree that at least stylistically Siren is more comparable to SH though.
"Bloodborne is the best Silent Hills we are going to get" SAY WHAAAAAAAAAAA??!
Yes and resident evil too.
This has the feel of the original RE just updated ,also think if bloodbourne were to only have guns!?
Folklore had a Silent Hill feel I wouldn't mind that remastered or ported over to the PS4 with the long load times removed.
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