Bloodborne PS4!

Bloodborne PS4!

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Steve Evil

10,186 posts

193 months

Wednesday 6th May 2015
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Birdster said:
I've just started playing so I thought I'd come and join the thread.

I was struggling with the first boss and had to look it up. Feel a bit like I cheated as I never look stuff up.


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I had it half right to wait and get behind him, but I was running instead of rolling through/past him. Once I changed tactic I just had to keep trying and eventually done it. It sounds daft, but it seemed to make more sense to run around his side rather than roll past his legs. As I would hug the wall and draw him over to the side. I should have tried it. But I'll remember that for the next boss I need to keep trying different things.
Another thing the game is really good at is giving you visual clues on weaknesses. If you watch any gameplay back of that fight, you'll see that the boss' arms are different sizes, his left (your right) arm is much bigger than his right arm, so swipes from that arm will almost always connect unless you dodge, whereas his weaker right side isn't anywhere near as dangerous, so you are safer on that side. Look out for little clues like that, such as a boss holding something and observe their attacks as you can work out when you can counter and what you are best off running a mile from.

Steven_RW

1,272 posts

166 months

Tuesday 12th May 2015
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Update (possible spoilers for anyone not as far as me in the game)

- I have now beaten ROM. I was struggling and died quite a few times. Worked out that I liked to kill all his spiders the first round and give myself as much time as I like for a proper go at attacking him. Got a solid amount of damage, probably down to half his energy. I then dodged the second set of spiders and managed to kill him without really engaging them. Big sigh as I had died many times coming really really close to success a few times.
- Found my way to the unseen village again, this time had my first proper experience of the bell ringing ladies. Managed to get down past that area after a good few goes and light the next lamp. Found my way into the original unseen village lamp area and killed all three hunters after a good few goes
- Rang my own bell requesting assistance with the street area outside and received no reply. Worked my way around there and found the next level boss area. Didn’t trigger it as I was just cruising about practicing killing the new style of enemies in this section.
- For the first time rang my bell to offer help and luckily beamed into someone else’s game in the same area. He (she?) had another helper with him (her?) already and we battled around flattening the enemy. Got to say, it is MUCH easier with a friend or two. The lead gamer started the boss fight and I watched the cut scene and got involved. I managed to single handed get the boss down to half energy and then died when he sent out some sort of wave seismic blast and flattened me.
Game going really well. Still got to kill captain Cainhurst the boss but will get back there in time 

Cheers

SRW

krunchkin

2,209 posts

105 months

Wednesday 13th May 2015
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Loving this game. Finally beat cleric beast today!

Steven_RW

1,272 posts

166 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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Finally beat the Cainhurst boss.

Also keep getting the re-born one to about 1/3 energy and then he drops something on my head and I die.

:-)

Woot.

RW

IainT V6

612 posts

140 months

Monday 18th May 2015
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Just finished Bloodborne this evening - quite a journey! Needed a break from FPS which had become my staple diet for a few years (Modern Warfare onwards) and this was some tonic. Refreshing, infuriating, rewarding, intriguing - a real old skool feel about it.

It's been draining (in a good way) and glad I experienced it. Recommended. Unless you have a phobia of spiders. Or werewolves. Or hammer wielding ogres. Or evil crows. Or big ass monsters. Actually, on reflection, not one for the faint hearted...

Steven_RW

1,272 posts

166 months

Wednesday 20th May 2015
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IainT V6 said:
Just finished Bloodborne this evening - quite a journey! Needed a break from FPS which had become my staple diet for a few years (Modern Warfare onwards) and this was some tonic. Refreshing, infuriating, rewarding, intriguing - a real old skool feel about it.

It's been draining (in a good way) and glad I experienced it. Recommended. Unless you have a phobia of spiders. Or werewolves. Or hammer wielding ogres. Or evil crows. Or big ass monsters. Actually, on reflection, not one for the faint hearted...
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Same here, stayed up to 2am last night. Killed the Wet Nurse, then killed the horrible big eye monster that Frenzies you by dropping it using the lever. Gotta say that the frenzy generating multiple eye people are hard as nails. They always manage to frenzy me as im hard right hitting them....

Fought the final guy in dream land as im not going to lay down for no man! (erm..).

Great game, what an entrance into the world of the Souls which I had never played before. Proper draining and proper addictive at the same time. I will rest a while and then try and complete it properly eating all the umbilical cords so I can fight the moon monster.

Brilliant game. I played it through with the Cane and the pistol. No changes in weapons at all.

Cheers

SRW

Steven_RW

1,272 posts

166 months

Tuesday 26th May 2015
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Just started up Dark Souls on the Ps3 after completing BloodBorne.

Man it is brilliant. Slightly different in pace and needing to learn how to use the shield.

I looked up Dark Souls thread here on Pistonheads and watched "LandR" asking all the same sort of questions about Dark Souls that he answered for me on BloodBorne :-)

Cracking game. Hard too.

Gotta say the wife sighed when after finally beating BloodBorne, she thought it was all over and I might put the controller down for a while but instead fired up the Ps3 and opened my new copy of DarkSouls hehe. Ah well.. here we go again!


Cheers

Steven RW

Durzel

9,704 posts

132 months

Monday 1st June 2015
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Had an epic PvP fight at the weekend, by far the longest one I've been in. It's a bit of a heal fest I'm afraid, but in my defence he healed first. :P

https://youtu.be/uYVrKPkuThM

Not bad for a scrub without 27% attack gems (now where do I find those again?)

KENZ

1,229 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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Finished it the other nite too :-(
It's been a long time since a game has hooked me in. From the storyline to the rewarding battles, I've loved every minute of it. I did google the ending and used my 3 umbilical cords to ensure I get the final boss. Ending was short though. But what a game. It's been frustrating and bloody annoying at times. But mostly my fault. Work out the patterns and weak spots and get your timing right. Got to say the axe worked for me throughout the game.

Was surprised at the restart that you keep all the blood points/stats/level and weapons/armour. I did play a bit and it seemed rather easy on the restart..My blood level is at 105..lol

O'h did the Cainhurst story bit too.

So what next for me ? I have The Order to play..might get Dark Souls 2 on PS4..

To my regret I did go thru a phase of buying the odd PS3 game but never playing them. Too busy on the xbox gaining achievements.. So I have Dark Souls and Demon Souls not played!

Steven_RW

1,272 posts

166 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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KENZ said:
So what next for me ? I have The Order to play..might get Dark Souls 2 on PS4..

To my regret I did go thru a phase of buying the odd PS3 game but never playing them. Too busy on the xbox gaining achievements.. So I have Dark Souls and Demon Souls not played!
Like you I completed BloodBorne and loved it. I bought Dark Souls for the Ps3 and am playing it currently. Took me an hour or two to see past the lack of 1080p and good frame rate.. however... this is a proper masterpiece of gaming.

Get into it. I feel we are lucky that we have never played it previously and have it to sit down and enjoy for the first time.

Amazing game.

Good Luck.

SRW

Lucas Ayde

2,426 posts

132 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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Steven_RW said:
Like you I completed BloodBorne and loved it. I bought Dark Souls for the Ps3 and am playing it currently. Took me an hour or two to see past the lack of 1080p and good frame rate.. however... this is a proper masterpiece of gaming.

Get into it. I feel we are lucky that we have never played it previously and have it to sit down and enjoy for the first time.

Amazing game.

Good Luck.

SRW
I highly recommend Demon's Souls - the original 'Souls' game. An absolute classic, though you will really need to read the FAQ to get the most out of it as there's next to no documentation or in game help. No idea how players managed to find all that stuff out way back at the time it was released.

KENZ

1,229 posts

157 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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So which one should I pick up..Demon souls or Dark Souls?

Demon Souls is supposed to be the best?

Baryonyx

17,235 posts

123 months

Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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Dark Souls, if you're only getting one.

LandR

Original Poster:

6,249 posts

218 months

Thursday 4th June 2015
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I'd say probably Demon Souls.

I think it goes Bloodborne > Demon Souls > Dark Souls >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dark Souls 2

Demon Souls is worth it for the Tower Of Latria area and the Flamelurker boss fight.

Baryonyx

17,235 posts

123 months

Saturday 6th June 2015
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You'll all no doubt be excited to know an expansion is planned for Bloodborne, coming early next year. Even more exciting are the rumours that Dark Souls 3 will be announced this E3. I hope they learn from the criticism of Dark Souls 2 (which was a great game, no doubt) and take a long hard look at level and boss design.


krunchkin

2,209 posts

105 months

Saturday 6th June 2015
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I'm trying to love it. I get it. But it's so relentlessly fking hard. Not a moment of joy. Grind grind grind.

Ruskie

3,123 posts

164 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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This is free to download on PS Plus. I’m going in, wish me luck.

siovey

1,297 posts

102 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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Just started playing this. Aside from dying many times until I got my weapons, not really sure what I'm supposed to be doing lol

chunder27

2,309 posts

172 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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Quite the most ridiculously hard game I have ever played to be honest

A bizarre choice for a PSN free game as it will only appeal to a tiny market and a tiny audience of Souls type players who enjoy just dying endlessly and having very little choice about it.

I can see the appeal to weird folk, but for me it lasted about an hour before it was uninstalled. I play games to have fun and enjoy myself, nit to be subjected to chlidish programmers laughing in a corner saying (look what we did, arent we clever.)


Loyly

17,235 posts

123 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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chunder27 said:
Quite the most ridiculously hard game I have ever played to be honest

A bizarre choice for a PSN free game as it will only appeal to a tiny market and a tiny audience of Souls type players who enjoy just dying endlessly and having very little choice about it.

I can see the appeal to weird folk, but for me it lasted about an hour before it was uninstalled. I play games to have fun and enjoy myself, nit to be subjected to chlidish programmers laughing in a corner saying (look what we did, arent we clever.)
If you're not useless you shouldn't struggle too much. It's not that hard unless you seek out some of the optional bosses that will test you a bit more. But if you're struggling at the start, maybe stick to Overwatch and Undertale.