Bloodborne Catch-all

I saw a post the other day that showed an one or two shot arkane build. It was so cool. I'd totally do one.

Bloodborne credits rolled! Well, in the laziest sense of the words. I made it to Orphan of Kos and tried a few times but haven't taken him down yet.

Spoiler:

And then I went ahead and did the cheesiest ending by talking with Gehrman and just accepting my fate instead of fighting him and the Moon Presence. I did save my game to a USB stick so I could reload it and go back to get the other two endings at some point.

All in all Bloodborne was an absolutely amazing experience. Nobody does environments, atmosphere, or boss battles like From Software. They are just plain in a class of their own. Next up for me are picking up a PS5 somehow (not that I haven't tried... ugh) and playing Demon's Souls, and waiting for Elden Ring. In the meantime it's God of War! Maybe I should go back and finally kill that final boss in Sekiro too.

d4m0 wrote:

Bloodborne credits rolled! Well, in the laziest sense of the words. I made it to Orphan of Kos and tried a few times but haven't taken him down yet.

Spoiler:

And then I went ahead and did the cheesiest ending by talking with Gehrman and just accepting my fate instead of fighting him and the Moon Presence. I did save my game to a USB stick so I could reload it and go back to get the other two endings at some point.

All in all Bloodborne was an absolutely amazing experience. Nobody does environments, atmosphere, or boss battles like From Software. They are just plain in a class of their own. Next up for me are picking up a PS5 somehow (not that I haven't tried... ugh) and playing Demon's Souls, and waiting for Elden Ring. In the meantime it's God of War! Maybe I should go back and finally kill that final boss in Sekiro too.

Nicely done!

No shame with the Orphan; most people have a real hard time with that one. As for your spoilered bit, I wouldn't leave it to much later, as the muscle memory and honed skills you've likely developed for the game can get a little rusty if you come back to it much later, especially if you want to fight those two, which can be a steep climb.

I actually did the save scum all-endings thing using PS4 cloud saves. Did 'em all in once sitting, easy peasy.

You are right about that brokenclavicle, waiting too long would make it far harder to beat those bosses than it already is. I do want to at least take down Orphan of Kos before I lose the muscle memory.

Looks pretty neat, though probably not something I'll bother playing. I'm also curious as to whether or not Sony will actually let this release. It's free, but still.

beanman101283 wrote:

Looks pretty neat, though probably not something I'll bother playing. I'm also curious as to whether or not Sony will actually let this release. It's free, but still.

I'd only play that if it has tank controls.

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Kidding. I have no desire to play any of that, free or not. I hope Sony didn't spend too many dev resources on it.

It's not an official Sony project at all, it's a fan-made demake.

Oh, I clearly missed that. Kudos to them, but yeah, still not interested.

Looks amazing, but I'll never play it. Even if I did, I doubt I'd play even a full hour. But it truly does wow.

It's free bloodborne PC and maybe the internet will finally get Bloodborne Cart.

So there's a new glitch that's been found in Bloodborne, which led to a 1-hour world record time for All Bosses:

If you have not heard, Lies of P is very much like Bloodborne. It is availble on Game Pass and has been getting positive reviews.

Necro thread!

I'm 7 years late but just picked up Bloodborne after hearing the comparisons to Lies of P. Its my first souls game. Even though I've been getting my a** kicked for most of my time playing, the game is an absolute masterpiece and one of my favorites of all time. My only complaint is just the lack of any tutorial or explanation in the beginning. I went having no idea what to expect and it was very confusing for the first few hours, which compounds the difficulty.

93_confirmed wrote:

My only complaint is just the lack of any tutorial or explanation in the beginning. I went having no idea what to expect and it was very confusing for the first few hours, which compounds the difficulty.

The answer is "D) All of the Above"

Sekiro may have been the closest thing to a tutorial in a Souls game?

I was about an hour in when we talked about Lies of P for this week's CC and I've now played a bunch more and can't wait to dive in again. It is tremendous and likely to make me go sicko mode for more wild combos of inspirational material.

After having played through it some more, though it is aesthetically closer to Bloodborne, the gameplay is feels much more Sekiro. I clocked that the parry was more important than the dodge early, but the extent to which this is the case has been an ongoing (mostly delightful) surprise. The parry mechanics are really good here, which is not a sentence one can frequently type.

Using the regain health upon a strike mechanic in line with blocking keeps the combat aggressive (which is one big deviation from Sekiro, where it general paid to play defense) and now that I've clocked the importance of the stagger, its opened up for me in a fantastic way.

Enjoy diving in! try to be as blind as possible until late game. Parry is key, if you find yourself hurting for basic supplies there is an easy dungeon to fix that and honestly most don't find it cheating. Healing should be auto refilled not the way the mechanic was implemented, don't grind for vials if you need them late game.

I keep waiting for Sekiro to be under $30. It's been that sale price half a dozen times but doesn't seem to ever break it, even though it's over 4 years old.

Maybe Black Friday this year finally

I seem to have fired this up again, getting to Cathedral Ward in record time. It's amazing how chill I felt running through those early areas, considering how stressed out I was my first time through. Took out Cleric Beast on my own after several tries (and a few level ups). Decided on a whim to call in help for Father Gasciogne and the person who joined took him out in just a few hits. Now I'm preparing to enter Old Yharnam. Rocking the Threaded Cane this time, as I really want to play around with the Skill weapons.

I have no idea if I'll play to completion again, but it's nice to be back in Yharnam.

I hope to some day play this game that I own

Darkhaund wrote:

I hope to some day play this game that I own

How have you not played this yet?? Jump on that as soon as you finish DD1.

No no, he has to play FF16 first

beanman101283 wrote:

No no, he has to play FF16 first

Lol!!! I literally got this game right here UN OPENED UNSEALED.
But Wife gave me FF6 for Christmas! I was not expecting to get THAT HOOKED into Dragon's Dogma

I can probably wait a lil bit more on 16? perhaps?