Bloodborne PS4!

Bloodborne PS4!

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lovechild

911 posts

122 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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No. Retail £47.99, unless you have a nectar card with points to spend, in which case, yes.

I think you get half price vouchers, in £10 increments when you spend nectar points. I used £40 worth of nectar points, which after the offer was applied only cost me £20 worth and paid the remaining £7.99.

It seemed quite convoluted when she explained it in the shop. I linked the nectar page (which I didn't read thoroughly) assuming it would clarify.


DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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I don't know if I have the patience or more importantly the time for this game.

I have a big catalogue of unplayed games I've wasted £££££ on over the years...

Probably end up downloading it when I get back from the pub anyway

confucuis

1,148 posts

88 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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Durzel said:
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZQoJOevceI This would suggest you are supposed to die.

GG89

3,463 posts

150 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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Durzel said:
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
This post fills me with dread! I'm a fairly competent pick up and play gamer so I'm beginning to think I may be out my depth with this one.

Won't be picking it up until tomorrow, off to the pub tonight.

DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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confucuis said:
Durzel said:
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZQoJOevceI This would suggest you are supposed to die.
Durzel you numpty go to the dreamworld, get weapons, kill in a couple of swipes hehe

Durzel

9,719 posts

132 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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DoubleSix said:
Durzel you numpty go to the dreamworld, get weapons, kill in a couple of swipes hehe
Arggghh! I just teleported myself straight back from there when I died. frown That explains a lot.. Thanks!

KENZ

1,229 posts

157 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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I seem to have missed where I go to collect the weapons. Im just passed the wolf near the start.. stopped to watch the footy.. any ideas..am i supposed toil it?

DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Friday 27th March 2015
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Ha ha wtf, dreamworld on the steps... Im proper pissed and still managed this bit chaps!

Equiping the weapons took a while mind.

KENZ

1,229 posts

157 months

Saturday 28th March 2015
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Yeah, took me a while to equip them too. My god this game is difficult!
Rewarding when you get a bit further each time though..

davek_964

7,413 posts

139 months

Sunday 29th March 2015
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Got this on Friday but not had much time to play it - only managed about half an hour. First impressions are less positive than I expected.

I'm a huge fan of demon / dark souls on the ps3 so was expecting more of the same. The game mechanics are familiar - same rolls, same attacks etc. And it looks like you collect blood vials the same way you collect souls in the other games.

Graphics are fairly underwhelming at the start. Dark souls 2 has some amazing vistas on the ps3, but the start of bloodborne seemed nothing special - even the cut scene.

I also wonder if the setting will make a difference too - I liked the whole fantasy / magic / demon thing in the other games and in the short time I tried it, Victorian horror didn't seem quite the same. The fact that crossbows and magic appear to have been replaced by guns fits the game setting but made it feel a bit more like fallout to me.

Will see how I get on with a proper play - but may well still be buying the ps4 version of dark souls.

Baryonyx

17,236 posts

123 months

Sunday 29th March 2015
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First impressions from having played an hour or so last night:

Wow!

Off to a fantastic start. The graphics are beautiful, the vista as you enter Central Yarnham for the first time is quite amazing. I like the level design too, it seems to have gone back to a more inter-connected design similar to Dark Souls, rather than the flat and expansive levels which seemed to make up Dark Souls 2.


The combat is excellent and feels as good as ever, although I couldn't comment on the changed pace compared to Dark Souls. It does feel a little a faster and is definitely angled towards a more aggressive style of play, but I still found the rhythm quite quickly, substituting dodges where previously I might have blocked and using the gun to blow enemies backwards to create space.

I can't wait to sit down tonight and get a little bit more.

KENZ

1,229 posts

157 months

Sunday 29th March 2015
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Yep, defeated first boss.. Finally finding my way thru this game and getting to grips with the rhythm of defeating enemies. It's certainly the best game I've played since maybe the first Resident Evil.

DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Sunday 29th March 2015
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Yes, it is impressive.

I farmed the pair of werewolves for a while to level up some stats and combat has clicked.

welshjon81

505 posts

105 months

Monday 30th March 2015
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Caved in and bought this yesterday. Even though I paid £54 for it at Game, it was well worth the price. Hours of entertainment and probably one of the best games I've played. Defeated the first two bosses and have just started the cathedral stage. Would recommend this to anyone who has a bit of time on their hands!

Baryonyx

17,236 posts

123 months

Monday 30th March 2015
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I've just beaten the Cleric Beast boss. Surprisingly, he was pretty easy with a couple of levels on my bladed cane. Kept close to his right hand hip and used quick attacks to chip him down. I was baffled initially with the levelling up system, as I couldn't work out where you were supposed to level. In effect, until you get the ability to level up, the start of the game is just a hard tutorial based on memorising where the enemies are and how to defeat them. I used the werewolves on the bridge to level up for a bit too, if you go into the house halfway across the bridge, they can't go through the door and you can chip them down from afar for a decent bit of XP.


I'm surprised by how much the game feels like the original Dark Souls. I loved Dark Souls 2, but I can see why it was criticised and in Bloodborne, you really get that feeling of tension and exploration that was somewhat missing from the Dark Souls 2. There is no clearing out areas of enemies before progressing, and less clear demarcation between the zones which means you're rarely sure the path you're on is the right one as you explore. The level design seems layered and intricate, with doors and elevators unlocking as you go to link the area back up. In that sense, the area around Central Yarnham and the Aqueduct feels like the castle of the original Dark Souls game.

The rhythm of the combat hasn't changed a great deal and this is for the better. The fact that a quick retaliation when you're hurt can regen some of your health is a neat touch and keeps you pressing on but I still find a defensive, in and out style works best.

lovechild

911 posts

122 months

Monday 30th March 2015
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What's the co-op aspect like? Is the game the same, but you choose whether to play it single or multiplayer, or are the 2 game types seperate?

Should we start a player list? Some of my Destiny buddies have got this and the co-op aspect is what makes that so good.

As soon as I've finished Alien, I'm starting Bloodborne and am genuinely excited!

I did read something about a certain point in the multiplayer game causing people to not be able to progress, so be careful (I didn't read exactly what as there were spoiler alerts).

Edited by lovechild on Monday 30th March 21:21

smithyithy

5,187 posts

82 months

Monday 30th March 2015
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I'm finding this dishearteningly difficult to be completely honest

davek_964

7,413 posts

139 months

Tuesday 31st March 2015
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lovechild said:
What's the co-op aspect like? Is the game the same, but you choose whether to play it single or multiplayer, or are the 2 game types seperate?

Should we start a player list? Some of my Destiny buddies have got this and the co-op aspect is what makes that so good.

As soon as I've finished Alien, I'm starting Bloodborne and am genuinely excited!

I did read something about a certain point in the multiplayer game causing people to not be able to progress, so be careful (I didn't read exactly what as there were spoiler alerts).

Edited by lovechild on Monday 30th March 21:21
If it follows the dark souls formula, you would be able to "summon" fellow players at difficult points (usually at the bosses).

I played it a bit longer last night - got to the bridge werewolves but died the first time and stopped at that point. Anybody taken the alternative route from the bridge? I had a look down there - looks like it was a sewer with rats but decided to tackle the werewolves instead.

It is difficult but no worse than demon / dark souls - I found I really got into those after 20-30 hours when you have reached the point where you don't tend to die as soon as you meet something new!

welshjon81

505 posts

105 months

Tuesday 31st March 2015
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Anyone killed the Blood Starved Beast yet (third boss)? I felt like pulling my hair out last night! The first part is pretty simple but once you take away half its damage its fighting technique changes and it gets a bit mental! I may have to summon a player for help but not sure I want to do this as it feels like I'm giving in!

DoubleSix

10,251 posts

140 months

Tuesday 31st March 2015
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smithyithy said:
I'm finding this dishearteningly difficult to be completely honest
Stick with and ask us for tips if needed - it's worth it.

Game was pissing me off until I got the hang, best tip I can give is to spend 45 mins doing the farming of the werewolves to level you character a little. Also make sure you purchase Hunter Garb asap from Hunters Dream area, it's only a little coin...