There Will Be Bloodborne

A week into the game and having been a part of the Souls phenomenon since the early days of Demons Souls, this is by far my favourite iteration of the formula. I hope that there is more to come for Bloodborne as the mysteries within get unraveled, I can't get enough of it.

It's familiar enough to grasp its systems in a timely fashion, but different enough to distinguish itself from it's predecessors. I love the more aggressive combat system that rewards initiative.

A part of me longs for the diversity of Covenants in Dark Souls. Bloodborne's 3 (currently known/active) covenants are centered around PVP mechanics and one of them makes co-op almost impossible. I like that they create a risk system to public co-op summons, but I don't feel the incentives are there to experiment with covenants unless your looking a for a completionist playthrough.

But ultimately the game hits all the right spots for me. It's oppressive, it's mysterious, it's tough but fair... and I get to flick out my coattails after destroying an invader.

Ya know you say that now. But after poppa gas bag the game difficulty ramps up pretty hard.

I think the scariest part of your serial murderer is that he goes from glowing red eyes to adorable eyes when he kills someone.

is it really post-souls though? I mean it's basically souls distilled and ground into a rich deep coffee roast, the kind of roast that gets a man out of bed on a dark winter morning and compels him to slay one eldritch abomination after another, or invade someone else's coffee infested world and steal their coffee because you need it more to become stronger so you can get more coffee because it's all about gaining a richer deeper roast.

.... excuse me I need to go pitch a new game to From, Dark Coffee.

I'm not being insulted or having controversy shoved in my face.
This isn't the CM I've come to know and love

Oh wow.. That is..

That's messed up.

I love it.

MCerberus:
I'm not being insulted or having controversy shoved in my face.
This isn't the CM I've come to know and love

If you want insult or controversy, we can start talking about the fact that Bloodborne is a PS4 exclusive, or about the new Scholars of the First Sin version of Dark Souls 2 that was released this weak. That should get at least some people talking.

It's Game of The Year, until The Witcher 3 is released. *Builds flame proof castle*

Heheheh...I don't get it.

He said he liked Bloodborne so I'll just act smug until the undead giant kicks my teeth in again.

Haha, that's fantastic. Great comic this week!

My name Hannibal Vorhees and I approve of this leaflet/notice/message.

That last panel may as well be an ad for Bloodborne plushie dolls. I'd buy those for a dollar!

Suddenly their fearful outcries make sense.

I too am deeply infatuated the game.
It catering to my preferred playstyle for these games certainly helps.

Comic's pretty accurate, I'd say, considering the many times I've stuck my bare first into an enemy's back or stomach to rip their spine/guts/blood/whatever's applicable out.

Saving up for a PS4, really, REALLY, want to play Bloodborne.

Well, that was clearly a one-sided fight... I mean, there was no way that hobo would have defeated a hunter that easily...

Bat Vader:
It's Game of The Year, until The Witcher 3 is released. *Builds flame proof castle*

I hope you don't get flamed for this, I think it's great when an amazing game gets beaten out for goty. If Witcher 3 rocks us all then...awesome. In no way would it detract from my Bloodborne love, I have love enough for many games.

OT:
I never thought of it that way...that's pretty apt for a lot of it...poor guys.

Playing this has given me some strange dreams and an irrational fear of Victorian people around every corner.

You've got a good point about freedom vs. focus. Virtually every game is become a big open world these days and it is depressing as hell O.o If it weren't for the Souls games, I would say that Skyrim ruined everything.

FPLOON:
Well, that was clearly a one-sided fight... I mean, there was no way that hobo would have defeated a hunter that easily...

It's funny, because in Dark Souls you WERE the hobo.

He should have learned to match his invincibility dodge frames to your attacks

Hobo scrub git gud lol

Bat Vader:
It's Game of The Year, until The Witcher 3 is released. *Builds flame proof castle*

This is raking up to be a pretty good year for games, frankly. Persona, bloodborne, Witcher, and probably more. I seem to remember the PS3 having a much worse drought at the start of its cycle. If bloodborne gets beat out before the year end, then it's been one good year for gaming.

Bat Vader:
It's Game of The Year, until The Witcher 3 is released. *Builds flame proof castle*

No you're wrong, The Witcher 3 will only be game of the year until Uncharted, Zelda or any of those other big Christmas games are released...

Oh...

That last panel is just so adorable.

Hugga_Bear:

Bat Vader:
It's Game of The Year, until The Witcher 3 is released. *Builds flame proof castle*

I hope you don't get flamed for this, I think it's great when an amazing game gets beaten out for goty. If Witcher 3 rocks us all then...awesome. In no way would it detract from my Bloodborne love, I have love enough for many games.

OT:
I never thought of it that way...that's pretty apt for a lot of it...poor guys.

It's going to be an awesome awards show this year. Bloodborne, Witcher 3, and Arkham Knight I feel are going to be the big 3 contenders. No Man's Sky will most likely be a contender as well. Believe me I'm not really the type of person to compare games. I have seen people already comparing Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3. I'm just like "You can like both."

The sad part is that I have died to more than a few of those hobos with pitchforks. Sure, they aren't too bad on their own. It's when they have friends with them. Sometimes with rifles.

Caramel Frappe:
I'm still salty that I cannot play this game ... because I would need to buy a $400-500 console and pay a membership monthly just to enjoy one game. Heck i'd do that if it wasn't for the fact I already own an Xbox One >_> ... .. . why must I be such a fan of the Dark Souls series (including games related to the mechanics)???

No, I'm Salty. Get it right.

Bloodbourne should easily be a phenomenal console seller. But as amazing as this game looks, I'm not putting down several hundred bucks plus monthly fees for shyte online services to play what is essentially a Souls game. God knows how much I want it... I mean... I want it bad... baaaaaaaaaad...

But if I have to sell a kidney to buy a console that I'd only use for, like, two games (the first being Bloodbourne and the other one being... Infamous: SS, I guess... if I could even be buggered to buy it... probably not.) then I'm not biting. Honestly can't name anything else on the system that I couldn't just get for my reliable 5+ year old PC.

Maybe they'll release it for PC the same way they did for Dead Rising 3? Maybe? Possibly? Hopefully?

Want to see Next soft's embarrassing roots? Look up "King's Field" specifically the first one.

Ragsnstitches:
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Nice avatar.

OT: I'm loving Bloodborne. That last panel is making me wish there was dismemberment though.

Groverfield:
Want to see Next soft's embarrassing roots? Look up "King's Field" specifically the first one.

What was wrong with King's Field? I LOVED that game back in the day! I mean, I didn't even have a memory card so I had to start over every time I died, and yet I still kept at it!

So they Monsterhunterize Dark Souls.

This game is basically made for me. I cannot wait to play this game at summer.

Not one comment about Erin reading Butts.com on her tablet? C'mon people!

 

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