An action RPG in which the player embodies a Hunter who, after being transfused with the mysterious blood local to the city of Yharnam, sets off into a "night of the Hunt", an extended night in which Hunters may phase in and out of dream and reality in order to thin the outbreak of abominable beasts that plague the land and, for the more resilient and insightful Hunters, uncover the answers to the Hunt's many mysteries.
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Bloodborne was a Bloodbore.
Not really, I just wanted to make the dumb joke. What the game was though was underwhelming. You have your typical staples of the Souls series: the checkpoints, the oppressive atmosphere, the simplistic combat, the awful camera, you know, the usual. It all feels very been there done that.
The game constantly feels like it's missing that something else to really make it stand out, there's attempts to make the combat system more interesting but a lot of that came at the cost of removing any variety that the previous games, while not great themselves, at least had. Outside of very specific parts, a lot of this is a repetitive game of guessing which elevator will bring you to the boss fight the quickest, running away from the very slow enemies, and engaging with the next mediocre boss fight.
There's more I could say perhaps, but this is a game that really left me with not much to think about. A couple of interesting layouts, a couple of interesting moments, a few interesting-looking locations, but all in all this is just kind of a mediocre action game in a series that really needs some kind of new tricks.
Or at least a game that isn't about humans getting corrupted and transforming into feral creatures, I'd even take that
If you've played a fromsoftware game, you know what you're in for. Great boss fights, great music, great art direction, it's got it all.
I think the structure of the game is definitely a weakness. There were often times where i would hit a dead end and i would need to figure out where to go next, call me dumb but i didn't think it was very clear. Aside from that there are a few quality of life problems such as not being able to rest at the lamps in order to refill your vials/ travel between them. however problems such as these are minor in the face of how good everything else is. you should definitely play this game.