Bloodborne PS4!

Bloodborne PS4!

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Lurking Lawyer

4,528 posts

189 months

Monday 23rd March 2015
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GG89 said:
I'll be waiting for the reviews. Far too many stinkers being released that should've been great.
True, but I really can't see this being one of them. There's certainly no sign of anything amiss based on the Twitch streams I watched over the weekend.

Moog72

1,588 posts

141 months

Monday 23rd March 2015
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Not my bag this type of game, but the only negative thing I've read about it is that it could be too hard for some as it has a fixed level of difficulty. Seen some vids though and it does look amazing, very fluid and atmospheric

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Monday 23rd March 2015
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Well, I read one review, a few tweets and caved in. Downloading now biggrin

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Tuesday 24th March 2015
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I'm only about an hour in, but this is quite possibly the best game on the PS4 to date for my money.

Initially it's not that amazing graphically, the opening bit doesn't show it off very well. It quickly gets there. The combat mechanics are just gorgeous, so much depth to how you take on enemies, melee etc.

seems it's getting blow job reviews across the board too. I can see why.

GG89

3,463 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th March 2015
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Reviews are hot I'll be picking this up Friday after work.

It's not really my type of game but I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Tuesday 24th March 2015
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It is naffing hard at times, I forgot how much dark souls managed to frustrate and annoy me yet I still loved it. Not many games I can say that about.

The more you play the better it gets though, utterly superb

GG89

3,463 posts

150 months

Tuesday 24th March 2015
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Stu R said:
It is naffing hard at times, I forgot how much dark souls managed to frustrate and annoy me yet I still loved it. Not many games I can say that about.

The more you play the better it gets though, utterly superb
In what way is it hard?

I watched a video of a guy playing on youtube and he just seemed to strike the enemies then roll out the way.

Are the controls difficult?

Dare2Fail

3,808 posts

172 months

Tuesday 24th March 2015
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GG89 said:
Reviews are hot I'll be picking this up Friday after work.

It's not really my type of game but I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
Have you played any of the Souls games? It's hard in that the game is designed in such a way that you will die. Often. Lots. But you learn from it and progress a little further each time so there is a strong sense of achievement. I suspect from what I've read that Bloodborne is similar.

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Wednesday 25th March 2015
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GG89 said:
In what way is it hard?

I watched a video of a guy playing on youtube and he just seemed to strike the enemies then roll out the way.

Are the controls difficult?
As said, you die a lot. There's bits of it you can breeze through, then you turn a corner and there's certain death. The checkpoint system isn't exactly frequent so you can go 10+ minutes through, screw up and have to do it all over again. Basically, when you mess up or get complacent it punishes you mercilessly until you hate it, but you still love it. It does force you to become better.

It's wonderful though. Gorgeous to look at, great to play, better than any of the previous souls games IMO.

Durzel

9,719 posts

132 months

Wednesday 25th March 2015
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Looks amazing.

It's a bit of a shame to see on Metacritic etc quite a few political reviews - giving it a low score because it's not on PC or Xbox One, etc.

Zoon

4,950 posts

85 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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I've caved in after seeing just a very short video of the game and reading a few reviews.
Hope it's good!

GG89

3,463 posts

150 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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Really can't wait to try this, the sheer amount of praise it's getting is really rare these days for a large title.

I'll probably struggle with it to begin but am up for the challenge.

How are you enjoying it now, Stu?

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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I love it. Lots.

It's still impossibly annoying and I'm properly stuck at a certain point but it's ace.

GG89

3,463 posts

150 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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Can't you get help from another player online?

Stu R

21,410 posts

179 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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I could, but it's personal now and I'll feel like a girlyman if I do biggrin

smithyithy

5,187 posts

82 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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Got a copy from Amazon arriving today, won't get home until 5 to play it though :/

Baryonyx

17,236 posts

123 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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My copy has arrived. Can't wait to grab a couple of hours tonight.

Durzel

9,719 posts

132 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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How fking hard is this game???

I consider myself a pretty competent gamer, but I'm just getting rinsed by the first enemy you encounter.

Don't think it's really a spoiler (for first fight only) but I'll do it anyway:

I'm starting to wonder whether you're actually supposed to be able to kill the werewolf bare handed. I've come close, but it seems to just hover on zero health and I end up getting caught by a stray slash or whatever. I've died about 8 times already in the hour or so I played last night (admittedly most of this was creating my character boxedin ). Am I just stter at games than I thought or am I missing something obvious? Is there a weapon you're supposed to pick up after you've woken up from the table at the start?

Edited by Durzel on Friday 27th March 11:05

lovechild

911 posts

122 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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Just got it from Sainsbury's using this: http://www.nectar.com/doubleup/index.rnectar

Had no idea about the offer when I went in the shop, but the girl at the till was very helpful and I got it for £28. Used £20 worth of nectar points and paid the £7.99 balance.

DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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lovechild said:
Just got it from Sainsbury's using this: http://www.nectar.com/doubleup/index.rnectar

Had no idea about the offer when I went in the shop, but the girl at the till was very helpful and I got it for £28. Used £20 worth of nectar points and paid the £7.99 balance.
Are you saying this is retailing at £27.99 in Sainsbury's??