Bloodborne Catch-all

Ok this is not new.. but I didn't know about it so I thought there may be other's in my boat!

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/...

Dakuna wrote:

Ok this is not new.. but I didn't know about it so I thought there may be other's in my boat!

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/...

Nope. Not a chance in hell.

That petition is really well-meaning and it makes sense from a fan perspective, but it totally misses the difference between developers and publishers. From Software is developing this game, but Sony is paying for it and owns all the rights, and they're not going to release it on PC. It'd be like holding out for a PC release of Uncharted or The Last of Us or God of War.

Dakuna wrote:

Ok this is not new.. but I didn't know about it so I thought there may be other's in my boat!

http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/...

I would describe that article as total baloney. It's reporting that some other site is reporting that FROM is considering a PC release, and cites no source for that rumor. Then we have quotes where gamers whine about how they want it on PC. Then an invitation to sign a petition.

I doubt Sony got involved in this to NOT get a true exclusive out of it, but that would save me a PS4 purchase.

awww oh well

I bought a PS4 specifically for Bloodborne. I'm probably not the only one.

I will be also

Shadout wrote:

Oh, Shields live!

Sounds okay if they are less effective. Some of the late-game upgraded shields in previous games really could make you immortal.
But nice to have more options when building characters. Previous games have always had the basic tank, warrior, rogue, mage archetypes in different forms.

Yes, more options are always better, though I bet there's a chance that the trade offs for using a shield could end up making the game more difficult. What a twist that would be

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Okay, I pre-ordered. And I promise that this post will be my only complaint about not being able to pause.

Didn't your parents teach you not to make promises you can't keep?

Dyni wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Okay, I pre-ordered. And I promise that this post will be my only complaint about not being able to pause.

Didn't your parents teach you not to make promises you can't keep?

Don't worry, I'll complain about the lack of pause for her.

I used to not care about the lack of a pause function. But as life has contributed more unexpected interruptions, I've realized just how inordinately punishing it is to leave out that feature for people who don't live alone.

There's no reason that there can't be a separate Pause function that doesn't allow the player to swap around equipment and such; just freeze the game temporarily.

If you're all going to be broken records about the pause function, I will happily be a broken record and point out that you can quit the game and pop back in in almost all situations with no progress lost.

I too preordered this game when I realized I had not yet over the weekend.

I bought my PS4 for Destiny! That was a huge mistake, so now I will say I ordered it for Bloodborne.

drdoak wrote:

If you're all going to be broken records about the pause function, I will happily be a broken record and point out that you can quit the game and pop back in in almost all situations with no progress lost.

I too preordered this game when I realized I had not yet over the weekend.

I bought my PS4 for Destiny! That was a huge mistake, so now I will say I ordered it for Bloodborne.

I do understand what Clocky and Farscry are saying, though. While you can quit at any time, it isn't as quick an operation as simply pressing a button. Having children and/or pets, or pretty much anyone living with you, may cause situations where something as simple as pressing 5-10 buttons in quick succession to quit out of the game is entirely too much when you have to be immediate in your reaction to real life situations. And I'm one who doesn't complain about the lack of pause, personally, I just see the reasoning on why there should be one. Maybe a quick-quit&save function would be in order? Something that's a button combination like the old-school soft reset on the PSOne that was L1+L2+R1+R2+Start+Select; quick and relatively easy but not something that you can punch in accidentally.

Maybe one day?

Hey now, I said that would by my only post about it, and I intend to stick with that. I really just meant it as a joke for Dyni, as I think the battlelines on this particular topic are well-defined and firmly entrenched. I wasn't trying to start that discussion back up and hope it doesn't go that way.

I'd rather talk about how this looks like the best Castlevania game in a decade.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Hey now, I said that would by my only post about it, and I intend to stick with that. I really just meant it as a joke for Dyni, as I think the battlelines on this particular topic are well-defined and firmly entrenched. I wasn't trying to start that discussion back up and hope it doesn't go that way.

I'd rather talk about how this looks like the best Castlevania game in a decade.

Bloodborne has mist form: confirmed.

1. I'm trying to be on relative blackout for this game, but it's hard.

2. I wish a game that looks to be even more horror-themed than Demon's Souls was releasing in September or October, for that Halloween timing.

3. Man, what a lame collector's edition. $20 extra for Steel book, tiny art book, and a digital soundtrack.

Yeah, the choice to not go with the collector's edition this time around was a pretty easy choice for me. Also:

Fedaykin98 wrote:

1. I'm trying to be on relative blackout for this game, but it's hard.

This has actually been pretty easy for me. It might I put myself on blackout on the very first gameplay video so the game is just on the periphery of my attention. I actually have to go back to my amazon order to remind myself of when it's releasing

Fedaykin98 wrote:

3. Man, what a lame collector's edition. $20 extra for Steel book, tiny art book, and a digital soundtrack.

Yup. I was all set to preorder the collector's edition, but it's underwhelming enough that I'll just wait and grab the game via PSN.

drdoak wrote:

If you're all going to be broken records about the pause function, I will happily be a broken record and point out that you can quit the game and pop back in in almost all situations with no progress lost.

When your kid wakes up from a nightmare, or being sick/puking, or any of a plethora of other interruptions that can occur while you're in the middle of sneaking past danger or dealing with a lengthy battle of some kind that you've been struggling with and are finally doing well, yeah... the lack of a true pause puts a serious crimp in the fun of the game.

I recommend watching Lobosjr videos for tips on the speedy Save & Quit. With a little practice and muscle memory, you can do it in under a second.

It seems the first 18 minutes of gameplay wasn't all IGN had planned. They went for Japan for a few days to meet with the team and are putting up a steady stream of content for the game. Here are a some other treats (that I'm not watching):

Chat with Miyazaki: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/...
Hands-on with the Character Creator: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/...
Dev Walkthrough of first 18 minutes: http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/02/09...
Making Bloodborne, Part 1: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/...

Farscry wrote:
drdoak wrote:

If you're all going to be broken records about the pause function, I will happily be a broken record and point out that you can quit the game and pop back in in almost all situations with no progress lost.

When your kid wakes up from a nightmare, or being sick/puking, or any of a plethora of other interruptions that can occur while you're in the middle of sneaking past danger or dealing with a lengthy battle of some kind that you've been struggling with and are finally doing well, yeah... the lack of a true pause puts a serious crimp in the fun of the game. ;)

The same thing is true of WoW, or any online game, and what I figured during the time that I WoWed as a parent was that needing to go AFK at inopportune times was just something I accepted if I still wanted to play that game.

I don't see anyone criticizing MMOs or Destiny for lack of pause. I think FROM sees always being online as a fundamental part of the game - but it must be remembered that the option to just play offline is there, and isn't present in the other games I mentioned.

/rehashing stuff we've beaten to death

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ClockworkHouse wrote:

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Fedaykin98 wrote:

I don't see anyone criticizing MMOs or Destiny for lack of pause. I think FROM sees always being online as a fundamental part of the game - but it must be remembered that the option to just play offline is there, and isn't present in the other games I mentioned.

/rehashing stuff we've beaten to death

I was grumpy about the lack of pause in Destiny when I'm playing a single player mission. But then Destiny sucked enough that the lack of pause-ability was so low on the list of problems that I never felt the need to really comment on that.

MMO's I get; they're online and multiplayer, so pausing isn't an issue. And if I'm playing Bloodborne in online mode, I totally get the lack of a pause option. But if I'm playing it in offline mode, it's silly to require "quick-quitting" when a pause would be universally useful and accomplish the same thing with less janky hassle.

Hell, even Diablo 3, for all its "ONLINE ONLY!" guff, allows people to pause the game when they're playing solo (and that pause does what I'd want a Bloodborne pause to do: freeze the game but not allow me to juggle inventory/spells/etc while paused.

I watched the first 18 minutes far enough to be baffled by the weapon choices being listed and then the player selecting the weapons that we've only seen in the preview coverage. HOW CAN YOU NOT PICK WHAT SOUNDS LIKE A SWORD CANE? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Farscry wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

3. Man, what a lame collector's edition. $20 extra for Steel book, tiny art book, and a digital soundtrack.

Yup. I was all set to preorder the collector's edition, but it's underwhelming enough that I'll just wait and grab the game via PSN.

The collectors edition might be lame but the Bloodborne Collectors Edition guide looks fantastic! I like to go through a playthrough relatively blind and then to review the guidebook once I'm done for things that I've lost for my second play through. Future Press did a great job on the DS2 guide.

http://www.amazon.com/Bloodborne-Col...

Grazen wrote:
Farscry wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

3. Man, what a lame collector's edition. $20 extra for Steel book, tiny art book, and a digital soundtrack.

Yup. I was all set to preorder the collector's edition, but it's underwhelming enough that I'll just wait and grab the game via PSN.

The collectors edition might be lame but the Bloodborne Collectors Edition guide looks fantastic! I like to go through a playthrough relatively blind and then to review the guidebook once I'm done for things that I've lost for my second play through. Future Press did a great job on the DS2 guide.

http://www.amazon.com/Bloodborne-Col...

The Future Press strategy guides are gorgeous. I have the Dark Souls 1 & 2 guides as well. They are just pleasurable to thumb through.

Grazen wrote:

The collectors edition might be lame but the Bloodborne Collectors Edition guide looks fantastic! I like to go through a playthrough relatively blind and then to review the guidebook once I'm done for things that I've lost for my second play through. Future Press did a great job on the DS2 guide.

http://www.amazon.com/Bloodborne-Col...

Absolutely! I've already preordered mine.

PS4 ordered! The hype is too much.

Think Ill just grab the actual game on PSN.

Stop with all the preordering. BLECH! There will be plenty of games available.

I'll be getting a digital copy the say it comes out, maybe.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Stop with all the preordering. BLECH! There will be plenty of games available.

I'll be getting a digital copy the say it comes out, maybe.

I'm avoiding getting a PS4 and rather diving back into Dark Souls II for a new run - along with picking away at my daunting pile - and don't think I'll get into the current gen for a year or two still (unless there's a really awesome Zelda WiiU bundle).

I assume that my PSN account and friends list translates over from the PS3, right? It occurs to me that I should start beefing up my list with people who are going to play Bloodborne. I've only used my PS3 for Demon's Souls, several years after it came out, so it's pretty anemic.

I've got my eyes open for any kind of deal on a PS4, too.