Is Bloodborne worth playing still?

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  1. Fuzz

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    I'm a big fan of Dark Souls 3 and still play it regularly, but am getting a little bored with it (invaders have become trash who just run away most of the time). I was thinking of doing a run through Bloodborne. I know it's getting a little old. Is there still a player base for it? Will I still be able to summon folks to play with, or is it pretty much dead now?

    I know the difficulty is damn near cancer. Just wondering if it's worth the rage and blood pressure spikes, haha!
     
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    Do it. Ring the bell. You will have no regrets.
     
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    If you are good at DS3, you can do Bloodborne. It just does away with parry and encourages you to be more aggressive.
     
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    Bullets take the place of parry. And it indeed works better.
    Except in the Chalice Dungeons.
     
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    Abso-fucking-lutely. Bloodborne is an amazing game. I ended up liking it more than Souls on a whole.
     
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    It’s one of the best games this decade
     
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    It's well worth playing i think and its got a great story. Just know though it is a little hard and you might have to play a few parts in the game a couple of times.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. In the end though, I decided not to start Bloodborne just yet, and instead do a luck mage build in DS3. I've done plenty of mage builds in DS3, but never using luck and the man grub staff. This will probably be equally as painful as playing BB, haha!
     
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    I came into bloodborne from a very different place to you in that I got it free as a monthly PlayStation plus game having never played a souls game before and only heard a little bit about how it was supposed to be a really difficult game to play, so my perspective might be completely different to yours but I wholeheartedly recommend the game to anyone.

    What I loved about it was how fun and substantial the single player game was as it isn’t big in an open world game kind of way but it feels like there is loads of fun and interesting hidden stuff to discover in the single player game and a dense backstory underpinning it all if you should choose to look beyond the surface. I imagine some of it might be retreading things from the souls games for you and your experience means that you might race through it quicker than I did but for me it felt like the game design choices were a little similar to a 3D update of castlevania symphony of the night in that you can play through the game relatively quickly but if you go exploring there is loads to discover. The weapons also deserve a special mention as they are all fun and surprisingly diverse so you are not bombarded with loads of generic swords.

    It sounds like from your opening post like you really like the online multiplayer side and unfortunately I’m not the best to advise you with this as I have only really played it as a single player game but my time extensively playing competitive fighting games online has taught me that unless the developers are very hands-on with monitoring the competitive play and applying nerfs and buffs to certain aspects of competitive play, some clever people will have by now discovered the quickest and easiest way to get cheap wins and most people will be copying them so the gameplay might have become repetitive.

    I don’t know what the reality of what the online play is really like either way but the game is a fantastic substantial feeling package that couldn’t come highly recommended enough from me.

    Incidentally I’ve recently just started Sekario and that so far seems like its going to be even more fun as it feels like it mixes in some great elements of the batman Arkham games by being able to swing around to be stealthy and so far I haven’t been able to level up too much so it seems like I have a long and brutal road ahead of me with that game.
     
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    That's actually my favorite part of the Dark Souls games. I like being summoned as a phantom to help others. I thought that might be fun in Bloodborne, but if the game is dead, I don't feel it would be worth it for me. Still undecided.
     
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    Alright, finally pulled the trigger(pun) and started playing Bloodborne. Doing an arcane build which is interesting.

    However, I cannot beat the blood starved beast boss. I get so close, but can't finish him off. I can't seem to get any human help.

    Are there any BB badasses here that can help?
     
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    Arcane is kind of a rough first build.
     
  13. Fuzz

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    Yeah, no kidding. I'm level 60 now with 40 arcane so it's getting a little better.
     
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    And done. Beat the main game and dlc yesterday.