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Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:29 pm

Okay, it might be a bit too early to start up a thread that talks about Bloodborne... but I really want to talk about Bloodborne.

First off here's a very recent game play trailer, which was something I was waiting for before I made a thread like this:


I had thought about just talking about this in the DS2 thread, but I figured this game deserves its own thread. So if you want to talk about Bloodborne, go nuts. Talk about what you'd like to see, hope to see, what we've already seen, any theories you may have about what's going on in the game, what you think about the graphics, the more aggressive fighting style the game seems to be going for or anything else you can think of.

I for one right now want to talk about the setting an the architecture we've seen in the trailers. I love the look of this game, not just the backgrounds either, the enemies look good and scary, and as someone who's played the souls game with the mind set of taking on a hardcore survival horror this pleases me because it fosters that mentality. The monsters look threatening and ugly and I can't wait to try and kill them.

But the designs of the environments and the architecture that's shown in the trailer just speaks to me. I like dark fantasy as much as the next guy, but this dark gothic setting that's been amped up to 11 is so nasty and beautifully done, I just want to explore every inch of these places and find new things to pick up to kill or avoid or whatever.

After three games with a dark fantasy setting, I welcome this change in setting and it opens up the door for all kinds of things we haven't seen done in past games.

We all had our little problems with DS2, but Bloodborne looks awesome.

I hope we get more of the "Metorid-vania" style game play that we know from Dark 1 where in someway the places are all connected and link and you're exploring this huge place and finding shortcuts, which is really the only thing I really want out of it and in a game done in this setting it would be a big addition into the feel of the game.

There's other things I want to say about the game, but its just mainly me making theories and whatnot. If you got something you want to say about Bloodborne go on ahead.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:50 am

I really want to post this gameplay videos, so since no one else has posted yet, I'm gonna go ahead and double post. Its been a while and it would be cool to check out the gameplay if you're interested.



The most interesting part is while our hero character is fighting these werewolf looking beasties, another fighter jumps in to help. Could this be a little demo of what co-op might be like, or is it showing how passing npcs will help you?
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby OrangeBee » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:31 pm

reminds me of dark souls.

The game looks like fun
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:41 pm

Fun fact:
This is being made by From, who are the same guys who made Dark Soul 1&2 and Demon's Souls.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Sigment » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:35 pm

Also the guys that made the Armored Core and Chromehound games, but I may be the only one that cares about that here.

Anyway, the game definitely looks interesting, and I may look onto getting it.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Zelosse » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:45 am

Pretty sure I made a post about this before I left, but there's also a game called Lord of the Fallen coming out that follows the themes of the soul universe apparently.
Quests, deadly world, powerful artifacts, etc.

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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Birdofterror » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:20 am

Sigment wrote:Also the guys that made the Armored Core and Chromehound games, but I may be the only one that cares about that here.

Dude, I fucking LOVE Armored Core. Just not 5. Its emphases on multiplayer and nonlinear missions did not do the game well.

I've played 2, 3, 4, 4 Answer, and a bit of 5. Gotta say 2 is my favorite.

But on topic, I've been following Bloodborne a lot, but as of this exact moment, it seems very poorly optimized. It struggles to maintain 30 FPS, and dips into 15 at times. I'm sure it will be fixed as the game development continues, but if it can't at least maintain a constant 30 FPS, I won't be getting this game at all. There are limits, and below the barely reasonable 30 FPS is the limit.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Vegedus » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:58 am

PS4 exclusive? Didn't they burn their hands on that with Demon's Souls? A shame.

Zelosse wrote:Quests, deadly world, powerful artifacts, etc.

Barring the middle one, those are circa the least prominent themes of Dark Souls, and the most prominent of every. other. fantasy. game. ever. made.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:21 pm

@Sigment & Bird:

I've not played much of the armor core games, but I do know of them and think they're pretty enjoyable. As for the frame rate issues, it could just be the youtube video, I've seen people argue over if the frame rate slows down in some youtube videos or not, but I have no idea which side is right because as usual its all a bunch of childish name calling. But for the sake of it, lets just say that the frame rate does need improving, I too hope they will do it and I'm sure they will. This is still just an early demo so there's still plenty of time to improve.

@Zelosse:

I had not heard of the game you mentioned so I looked it up and my first reaction to seeing the game play was, "Man, does that look like the Souls games."
When you've been staring at something for the past few years, it gets kind of hard to miss.
At least the devs freely admit to it being HEAVILY inspired by the Souls games.
I don't mind just one game trying to be like the Souls games, but I hope this doesn't become a thing. Doubt it will though. Part of the reason why people got angry with COD was because everyone wanted to be like COD so they copy and pasted the formula over and over again too the point the communiry grew hostile too it. It would be a jump to assume that would happen here, I hope the devs of this game go on to make more challenging titles, only with their own ideas. The game does look nice though, but I don't know if I'll play it.

@Vegedus:
I don't think From is very much worried about burning here. Other than PS4, there's the other nextgen platforms, the Xbone and the Wii-U. None of the Souls games have been on the Wii-U because I recall a dev saying it might not have the right audience for these games... even though I own one and have played all the Souls games, and I've played their survival horror game "Ku-On" which if you look up a screen shot you'll see a certain hud that may look familiar by just a little.
Then there's the Xbone, which I still don't give a shit about and isn't selling as well as a PS4, or so I've heard.

BUT, that does leave PC...

And I would be surprised if this didn't see a PC release eventually. I haven't heard if it will, but like I said I would surprised if there aren't some plans for a PC release. Dark One eventually got to PC. If it doesn't, sorry faithful PC players who want to play this.

However all that aside, it can still be risky to make any game an exclusive title.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:23 pm

Gonna double post again to post this video here, it has some cool new gameplay footage and a release date of Feb. 6, 2015:
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby True Order » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:16 am

Hi folks. Maybe I have stupidly high expections or maybe I'm a sucker for plagues but this game is lookin' like its GONNA BE MY SHIT!

Some have described it as a "A faster-paced dark souls" and I actually prefer this. I don't necessarily hate shields but I never use them. My 1st playthrough of Dks1 was an exception only because I needed some forgiveness from the brutal beatings. I am a fast paced player, not a reckless one but fast. It also helps that I'm really good at dodging in almost everygame I play.


I don't even have a Ps4, yet...
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:46 pm

Do the sensible thing: don't preorder, wait for reviews, ensure good purchase.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby True Order » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:35 am

I wanna do the not sensible thing..


Plus if the rest of the game is more of the demo than I wouldn't mind. Sorta
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby The Mad Doctor » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:47 pm

Don't do it, wait for a review to come out at least.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:22 pm

As a fan of this developer, I'm really looking forward to this game. That being said, I don't preorder ANYTHING. I don't care what kind of care package, map pack, special unlock costume bullshit you got in it.
I'd imagine reviews for this game would come out like a week to a few days ahead of time or something like that so by then you should be able to find plenty of reviews.

I bought Alien: Isolation the day it was release, but by then there were reviews all over the place and the majority rule was that the game was pretty good.

There's a lot of new stuff I want to mention about Bloodborne, but instead of just having a long ass wall of text for you guys, I figured I'd grab videos of stuff. Luckily the first one I found had two more links to other videos so there's no shortage of info about the game. The last one has the most gameplay footage by the way if you want to judge with your eyes.







Right now I mainly wish I could add some info about multiplayer for ya'll, but I haven't been able to find much of anything other than speculation. Also, I'm like to know how the multiplayer would work for myself.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby True Order » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:07 am

I almost never preorder anyway due to frugality.

So my first problem is that this game and Shadow of Morder are the only games trying to get me to buy a PS4. Should I still consider this purchase despite possible suckage of BloodBorne?


2nd problem: I hate spoilers when it comes to games I care about. Bitches be chatty and loose lipped on the internet. I like the logic of seeing a review prior to purchase but I want next to no info aside from what I have learned. So I suppose I'm looking for a thumbs up or down system... or something like that.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:41 pm

Just about all review sites have a rating system, so you could just look that up and I think places like metacritic has reviews collected from all over the place so you could just see how it all scales out there.

Again, this is one of the few devs that I have actual faith in to make a good game so unless some gigantic load of bullshit happens I think Bloodborne will be generally as well received as Dark and Demon Souls. Still want to check out reviews though, but its pretty easy to get an idea of what people think of a game without reading their review because almost everyone uses a number system. If there are like 8/10s all over the place or something or the majority of them are above average scores its easy to say that people liked it.

As for buying a PS4, I can't tell you what to do with your money. Shadows of Morder has been pretty well received, but copies will still be there when Bloodborne comes out so there's no rushing your decision. Unless you're super excited to play Shadows of Morder you could wait a little while longer.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby The Mad Doctor » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:56 pm

most review articles have spoiler warnings if there are any.
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Re: Bloodborne

Postby Mad-Mutt » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:54 am

Some new Bloodborne videos that show off a special dungeon as well as some co-op elements and two new Bosses to go with the one we already know about. One being a flaming skull dog and another being a creepy looking guy who's name I think is Priest Gascoigne, which is a cool sounding name for an antagonist:





The combat looks as fast pace as I wanted it to be with just enough stylish flair to add to the cool factor while staying satisfyingly brutal.
Out of the three bosses we've seen there hasn't been one that I didn't like design wise and they're all different from the other one. One being a big powerful monster, the other a four legged fire skull dog, and the other being what I assume is this game's rival battle.

I'm still digging the Ye Old Gothic Horror setting.

I do however like the white hooded hunter's look a bit more than the poster hunter they've been using, but that's just me.
There's also some cool looking weapons, one of them kind of reminds me of Ivy's sword.
There's also a flame thrower which might be a sign that tech or something along those lines will be the replacement for magic this time around, but that's just me speculating.
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