By Alice Lynton on March 31, 2015 at 10:46 am
It’s very tempting to fall back on comparables when talking about Bloodborne, but to say “If you liked Dark Souls, you will like this” really does From Software’s latest a disservice.
The fact is you may love Bloodborne after struggling to get into previous games in this loose family – and even if you did love Demon’s Souls and the two Dark Souls games, there’s no guarantee you will also like Bloodborne, which is quite a different game.
Oh, the basic set up is the same. (Unforgiving combat where even low-level enemies pose a threat all the way through the game. Having to repeat long, dangerous gameplay segments each time you die. Terrifying boss battles.) But the really interesting thing about Bloodborne is that it actually takes more of an action approach than its precursors.