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Title: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 09:19 AM - 03/16/15
Any1 picking this bad boy up and is there any deals floating around for it?
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Soulo on 12:48 PM - 03/16/15
**** yes! I am! Don't know about deals though.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 03:23 PM - 03/16/15
Its a needed change from my core FPS addiction so im lookin forward to it but ive not pre ordered it yet
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 03:57 PM - 03/16/15
Let me know what you think of this one Gurnaldo.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 04:36 PM - 03/16/15
Will do fella - i pld dark souls for a bit but CoD got in the way XD
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: gahagafaka on 07:39 PM - 03/16/15
i got it off psn a month ago... earliest i've preorded a game too, big fan of demons/dark souls
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 01:16 AM - 03/17/15
I never played those games, i wasn't too sure if people liked them for the story as well as the difficulty, OR just the difficulty. I don't mind difficult games, just as long as they're fun to play, not just some cult following uber difficulty challenge / achievement.

I should probably find out more about them eh! xD
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 03:50 AM - 03/17/15
Dark souls is beyond difficult but the variety in these games is what draws me to them.  I usually dont end up finishing them due to the fact they tend to take 40+ hours but that also means you get value for money unlike those 5 hour campaigns you hear about
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Cith on 06:14 AM - 03/19/15
For any Canadians looking for a deal. shop.ca currently has bloodborne in stock, grab a $20 coupon from https://www.facebook.com/SHOPdotCA (like a playhappy post)  just got my copy for $59 CAD
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: gahagafaka on 06:38 PM - 03/23/15
out in 3 1/2 hours :O


already (sadly) caved in and watched a stream for 30 minutes up till the 1st boss, yeah this and witcher 3 are like the only games Igaf about this year  i guess so far
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Phil Ashio on 04:32 AM - 03/24/15
One thing that's turning me off the game is the death animations. They seem PS1 era bad. As if that wasn't bad enough there doesn't seem to be any feeback besides death animations that you killed an enemy. No xp display, no hitmarker type thing, no outburst of cool looking particles or anything. I've seen people kill an enemy and still spam attacks because they weren't sure the enemy was dead. Besides uncertainty with no kill feedback it seems there's no feeling of instant reward for killing an enemy.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Soulo on 10:32 AM - 03/24/15
The game is not for everyone.  I never played Dark Souls at all and to be honest I was ready to sell the game back to gamestop within the 1st hour of play, I hated it and thought it was stupid.  There's no tutorial so to speak to show you HOW to actually play the game to me that is just dumb and lame.  No instructions just here you go figure it out as you go along. WOW.... 1st hour sucked just death after death and running around in circles.

BUT NOW just wow awesome freakin game so far.  If there was a quick "here's how you combo and kill like this" it would have changed my initial impression.  You want to stun and then rip them apart THAT'S how you play this game.   In the very beginning you get a gun and a weapon from the messengers on the steps don't pass them up I know half my friends didn't get the weapons and passed them on by in the hunters dream.

To kill in this game you want to see the attack animation and then you shoot them they will drop to their knees for a second and you run into them and hit R1 while pressing forward.  Your character rips into their chest and tears them apart covering himself in blood.  You also get ALOT MORE BLOOD ECHOES for killing like this almost like it's what your supposed to do.  Once I figured that out well holy crap that was it.  The game completely changed all together for me, I basically ran around destroying everyone and everything and leveled up my character bought new armor.  Almost killed the first boss in my first try (not easy by any means just played cautiously).   I wish I didn't have stuff to do or I would be playing right now.  LOL

This coming from someone as I said was about to give up on the game.  The ONLY reason I didn't is because my friends convinced me to give it a shot for just a little bit longer.  If I didn't discover the killing method the game would have been back at gamestop TODAY.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Oxxy on 06:36 PM - 03/24/15
The game is not for everyone.  I never played Dark Souls at all and to be honest I was ready to sell the game back to gamestop within the 1st hour of play, I hated it and thought it was stupid.  There's no tutorial so to speak to show you HOW to actually play the game to me that is just dumb and lame.  No instructions just here you go figure it out as you go along. WOW.... 1st hour sucked just death after death and running around in circles.


A lot of casuals/average consumers are going to be disappointed & get frustrated real quick. Going to buy the game out of hype without understanding what it actually is. The Souls games definitely aren't for everybody.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Soulo on 12:20 AM - 03/25/15
The game is not for everyone.  I never played Dark Souls at all and to be honest I was ready to sell the game back to gamestop within the 1st hour of play, I hated it and thought it was stupid.  There's no tutorial so to speak to show you HOW to actually play the game to me that is just dumb and lame.  No instructions just here you go figure it out as you go along. WOW.... 1st hour sucked just death after death and running around in circles.


A lot of casuals/average consumers are going to be disappointed & get frustrated real quick. Going to buy the game out of hype without understanding what it actually is. The Souls games definitely aren't for everybody.

I enjoy the game very much but I still stand by it being dumb not giving any explanation whatsoever on anything on the start.  Has nothing to do with "casuals" at least show some basics and I mean BASICS this game has nothing.     It's still very much enjoyable and addicting.  I wish I could have just skipped the 1 1/2 hour of not knowing a @#$% thing at all until by accident I figured something out.  That was the point not a rant or it's too hard because it's not and the game is awesome.    It's actually very well put together the flow of the maps as large as they are and just everything in general.  Game is just badass except for someone who just picks it up for the first time ever   
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Oxxy on 08:44 PM - 03/25/15
The game is not for everyone.  I never played Dark Souls at all and to be honest I was ready to sell the game back to gamestop within the 1st hour of play, I hated it and thought it was stupid.  There's no tutorial so to speak to show you HOW to actually play the game to me that is just dumb and lame.  No instructions just here you go figure it out as you go along. WOW.... 1st hour sucked just death after death and running around in circles.


A lot of casuals/average consumers are going to be disappointed & get frustrated real quick. Going to buy the game out of hype without understanding what it actually is. The Souls games definitely aren't for everybody.

I enjoy the game very much but I still stand by it being dumb not giving any explanation whatsoever on anything on the start.  Has nothing to do with "casuals" at least show some basics and I mean BASICS this game has nothing.     It's still very much enjoyable and addicting.  I wish I could have just skipped the 1 1/2 hour of not knowing a @#$% thing at all until by accident I figured something out.  That was the point not a rant or it's too hard because it's not and the game is awesome.    It's actually very well put together the flow of the maps as large as they are and just everything in general.  Game is just badass except for someone who just picks it up for the first time ever   

For sure, That's pretty much what I meant. But part of the charm is the trial and error and having no fkn idea what to do. Ask any fan of the series.

Kids these days aren't used to games like that. They expect to have their hand held every step of the way. Therefore they will get extremely frustrated.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: gahagafaka on 11:25 PM - 03/25/15
spent 20000 blood echoes on ludwigs sword and am leveling it up... great weapon so far :D
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 11:55 PM - 03/25/15
Id take the frustration of avin no idea in a computer game rather than dealing with why my newborn wont stop crying XD
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 12:47 AM - 03/28/15
slightly off topic, my daughter "20 weeks" has been very much the same, basically non stop crying, but with a bad nappy rash. We've recently been to see a specialist paediatrician. It turns out she has lactose intolerance.

Which is frustrating, as our first born was breast fed, and so obviously we wanted our daughter to be the same, but now she is on lactose free powdered milk. And she is bright, happy, and thriving.

With our first born, he had a bit of colic so giving him infacol before each feed helped that. Baby's are worrisome, but when they cry a lot early on they're definitely trying to tell you something.

Congrats Gurnaldo on your new arrival. If the crying is quite frequent I would suggest making mental notes of when it's happening, see if there is a pattern.

Back on topic, I was going to buy this but then I seen some new DLC is coming to Dragon Age: inquisition so I'll try to get through that first since both games are time demanding.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 01:35 AM - 03/28/15
Cheers fella hes doing ok but it looks more like colic than an intolerance due to when it all happens.  Hes on infacol atm and it helps abit but we still aint getting much sleep XD.

As for the game ive only sneaked in an hour and died 3 times already coz im a n00000b XD.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 02:53 AM - 03/28/15
Infacol is good stuff, you could also try gripe water, different things work for different babies.
With Infacol our son was 100% back to normal.

I think i'll wait to pick this up on pre owned or something. Not entirely sure i'd enjoy it lol.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Amuro on 11:44 PM - 03/31/15
Anyone using K+M for this? If so what ST do you recommend?
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 05:41 AM - 04/01/15
No im using the DS4 as i can handle controllers with this style of game.  Its a good game and is a challenge.  Not put too much time in yet but ive seen 2 bosses and died to them both XD
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Kevin-D-Lee on 10:13 AM - 04/01/15
Anyone using K+M for this? If so what ST do you recommend?

I found assassins creed to work well, though I would argue this type of game is just better with a controller even with a disability like the one I have.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Gurnaldo on 11:44 AM - 04/01/15
U enjoyin Kev and how much progress u made?
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Kevin-D-Lee on 10:09 AM - 04/02/15
U enjoyin Kev and how much progress u made?

Great game, haven't had much time to play. 
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Phil Ashio on 09:20 AM - 05/24/15
It's $40 on Amazon now. Don't know if that's a sale or permanent price but decided to pick it up anyway even though I don't plan on playing it for a while.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Hazeem on 09:32 AM - 05/24/15
It's $40 on Amazon now. Don't know if that's a sale or permanent price but decided to pick it up anyway even though I don't plan on playing it for a while.

You won't regret it, this game is an addiction the first hours are the hardest just don't give up :) .
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Phil Ashio on 07:32 PM - 05/29/15
Needed a palette cleanser so I decided to play the game. I have to be honest, the game has a few design issues that really piss me off. Things that I'm surprised don't get much or any mention when this game comes up for discussion. Things that aren't really that bad during average play but culminate during boss battles and make the game infuriating. In fact I haven't beaten either of the first two bosses. I decided to grind my stats a bit and upgrade my weapons but based on the fact that upgrades have such a minuscule impact I doubt it's going to help.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Web-head on 10:12 AM - 06/01/15
Needed a palette cleanser so I decided to play the game. I have to be honest, the game has a few design issues that really piss me off. Things that I'm surprised don't get much or any mention when this game comes up for discussion. Things that aren't really that bad during average play but culminate during boss battles and make the game infuriating. In fact I haven't beaten either of the first two bosses. I decided to grind my stats a bit and upgrade my weapons but based on the fact that upgrades have such a minuscule impact I doubt it's going to help.

What are the flaws that you are referring to?

Just beat Father Gascoigne finally yesterday.  Had no trouble with the Cleric Beast, but the Father was a PITA.  I also haven't played the game that much with all the other games and DLC that have come out recently.  I love the Souls games, though, and will make time for Bloodborne more over the coming months.  HAve to clear the docket before the next wave of games and DLC hits.
Title: Re: Bloodborne
Post by: Phil Ashio on 04:02 PM - 06/03/15
Yeah, I take everything back. I was just being a @#$%. After reading Suolo's post I realized that I didn't even know that the right bumper was a light attack button. I had been running around only using heavy attack. Also, the stun+brutal finisher combo helped a lot.

I still say that the Cleric beast and Blood beast battles are BS, though. For me the Father Gascoigne fight was pretty easy. I had no problem getting him to a third health but at first his beast mode would destroy me. However, with the stun+brutal attack thing he didn't even scratch me in beast mode. Cleric and Blood Beasts I only managed to beat purely thanks to stat grinding, heavy use of blood/antidote vials, and oil urn/molotov chucking.

At this point my biggest complaint is how inaccurately your character throws things at these screen filling hulking Bosses even if they're slowly creeping towards you and not dashing around. Otherwise, this is one of the best games I've played so far.