[Game] Bloodborne

Bloodborne

Game

Bloodborne is the second best Souls game after Dark Souls and that’s mainly because it’s not limited by being a sequel. It feels fresh both from the storytelling perspective, with a completely new setting and a story that would make Lovecraft proud, and game-play which is turned upside down with a tweaked dodge mechanic and the lack of shield yet retains all what made Dark Souls so enjoyable (although I do have one minor gripe with making healing faster which trivialized some of my boss encounters).

I bought my PS4 pretty much solely for this game and I still feel like I underpaid for this kind of quality.

Positive: Negative:
Fantastic visuals both from technical and artistic standpoint
The story is very hard to follow without looking things up
Immersing, dark atmosphere
A lot of easily missable important NPCs
Awesome orchestral music on boss fights, and very atmospheric sound design
Apart from looks armor sets have very little variation game-play wise
Amazing setting inspired by Victorian horror stories
Changes to the healing system makes the game easier to cheese
Fascinating, surreal story
So good it ruins other games for you
Deep, complex lore
Thought-provoking storytelling
All item placement and drops make sense lore-wise
Great sense of adventure
Fantastic dungeon design
Fantastic boss fights
Fantastic battle mechanics
Somehow manages to be both fresh and familiar in a perfect way
Challenging difficulty
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