Bloodborne - The Nightly Hunt begins... (The Old Hunters DLC out Tuesday!)

Anything to do with games at all.

Kos or Kosm?

Kos
15
63%
Kosm
9
38%
 
Total votes: 24
User avatar
Samuel_1
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Samuel_1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:12 am

[iup=3536210]1>3>4>2[/iup] wrote:Image

No block? :dread: :dread: :dread:

Supporting My Local Mule Sanctuary Since 11/11/2014.

Donations welcome, please PM me to prevent unwarranted mule kicking.
User avatar
Floex
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Floex » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:16 am

:nod:

User avatar
Advent7
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Advent7 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:12 am

That screenshot looks amazing, we're in the realms of playable concept art now.

User avatar
Holpil
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Holpil » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:06 am

Counter shot sounds satisfying :datass:

Image
User avatar
Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:19 pm



edit: don't forget that the difficulty was toned down for the demo.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
gamerforever
Member
Joined in 2010

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by gamerforever » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:25 pm

[iup=3538325]Saint of Killers[/iup] wrote:

edit: don't forget that the difficulty was toned down for the demo.


Looks pretty good and once the framerate has been optimised it will be one of the PS4's finest looking adventures. I do hope Dark Souls 1 and 2 get the remaster treatment though - now that would be amazing!

User avatar
Floex
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Floex » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:31 pm

[iup=3538325]Saint of Killers[/iup] wrote:

edit: don't forget that the difficulty was toned down for the demo.


It's so beautiful :cry:

That Cleric Beast alone was probably more inspired than any of the bosses in DSII.

User avatar
Fuzzy Dunlop
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Fuzzy Dunlop » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:35 pm

God, the art direction/atmosphere in this game is fantastic. Is it possible to have different classes in this?

Do you often contemplate the complexity of life?
User avatar
Fade
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: San Junipero

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Fade » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:13 pm

I really want to love these games, but the combat still seems really slow and boring.

Image
User avatar
Buffalo
Emeritus
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Buffalo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:29 pm

Fade wrote:I really want to love these games, but the combat still seems really slow and boring.


I've always considered the Demons/Dark Soul games to be almost a homage to a time long since passed where games were just less complicated, perhaps some would argue a more 'pure' experience. Unforgiving gameplay, little need to weigh the player down with a contrived story, or less emphasis on whizz-bang eye candy Michael Bay gooseberry fool for something more subtle, perhaps more...real, maybe.
Me personally, they don't appeal, but I can definitely see why they might.

Image
User avatar
Vermin
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: TimeGhost

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Vermin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:42 pm

[iup=3417303]Buffalo[/iup] wrote:Me: Let's see if Maf is up for some Battlef-ah strawberry float sake man he's still playing that Dark Souls torture porn gooseberry fool.

User avatar
Buffalo
Emeritus
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Buffalo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:45 pm

Those were the days :lol:

Image
User avatar
Vermin
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: TimeGhost

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Vermin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:47 pm

:lol:

User avatar
Fade
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: San Junipero

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Fade » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:04 pm

[iup=3538438]Buffalo[/iup] wrote:
Fade wrote:I really want to love these games, but the combat still seems really slow and boring.


I've always considered the Demons/Dark Soul games to be almost a homage to a time long since passed where games were just less complicated, perhaps some would argue a more 'pure' experience. Unforgiving gameplay, little need to weigh the player down with a contrived story, or less emphasis on whizz-bang eye candy Michael Bay gooseberry fool for something more subtle, perhaps more...real, maybe.
Me personally, they don't appeal, but I can definitely see why they might.

I can understand the appeal of everything but the combat. It has little to no depth, and once you learn the pattern of an enemy it's really repetitive.
It's old school, but not in a good way. I really hope they make it more complex in Bloodborne.

It does that classic thing of making the player wait to make it seem like something is difficult or like they've done something worthwhile. You didn't. All you did was back off until the enemy missed their attack and then attacked them back.

The difficulty in most combat games comes from juggling battling multiple enemies at once. Hopefully they can push that a bit more in this game.

Example:


Image
HSH28
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by HSH28 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:36 pm

[iup=3538342]Floex[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3538325]Saint of Killers[/iup] wrote:

edit: don't forget that the difficulty was toned down for the demo.


It's so beautiful :cry:

That Cleric Beast alone was probably more inspired than any of the bosses in DSII.


Really? Looks like a slightly better looking version of a high spec'd PC game to me. Nothing to get really excited about graphically, but maybe that's the colour palette and bleakness of it all.

I'll admit that whatever that boss was with all the physics based fur/branches on his back was relatively impressive, but the problem for me is that from a play area perspective its all just a prettier version of other games, small-medium sized play areas with connecting bits. The gameplay looked stale, the animations don't seem to be a step up.

It'd be nice for games like this with big melee weapons for them to actually do damage to models, rather than just spray some effect blood over the screen and the less said about the clipping the better. You'd think that they might be able to model physical reactions to objects hitting each other a bit better than they have before.

I'm not sure you can really say anything about how deep or interesting the gameplay will be based on that demo though, because it was obviously tuned so that it was a walkover, I'm not too worried about that, but like I said even if it is relatively deep or good fun to play, it doesn't make it anything new or exciting, which is kind of what I'd expect out of a game like this for the new generation.

NickSCFC
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by NickSCFC » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:37 pm

Hmm, yes, I agree as well, shallow and pedantic.

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostBloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Mafro » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:10 pm

Anyone else just get an email saying they've been selected for possible participation in the alpha?

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Cal
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by Cal » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:53 pm

[iup=3565986]Mafro[/iup] wrote:Anyone else just get an email saying they've been selected for possible participation in the alpha?


Yep - amazingly I got one! First time I've ever applied for a Beta and I might just get accepted for this one. I filled in the form online - just got wait to hear via email if I'm successful. Could be fun!

User avatar
1>3>4>2
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Anung

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by 1>3>4>2 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:15 pm

Didn't get any e-mail but did fill out an enrollment form :D

Ad7 wrote:GOT GUD :datass:

Check out my youtube channel where I sporadically release videos whenever I can be bothered. https://www.youtube.com/user/contardation
User avatar
As Fat as Santa
Twitch Team
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Bloodborne - PS4 - So the nightly hunt begins!
by As Fat as Santa » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:03 pm

Nope.

ImageImageImageImage.
Image

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chanticleer, Frank, kerr9000, mic, Nook29, Qikz, The Doom Spoon and 47 guests