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194076
The Sneaky Tiki
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BLOODBORNE THREAD ROUND TWO, HOPEFULLY NOT MYSTERIOUSLY BROKEN THREAD EDITION
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194077
Anonymous
Threaded Cane buff when?
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194078
The Sneaky Tiki
>194077
90% of the weapons buff when? Like fuck man, the scaling on everything but the Logarius wheel, Ludwig's Holy Blade and Chikage is busted by comparison.
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194079
Jumpman
//youtube.com/watch?v=hzJnmIH9bYoyoutube thumb

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/31/bloodborne-youtuber-donating-to-charity-each-time-he-dies
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194151
T4 was here
Aw man, Dream Wheelchair guy is asleep again!
Better wake him up with a weaponless punch.
>he die for it
OOPS!
Hope this dont bites me in the ass later...
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194152
Jumpman
The Beginner's Guide to Bloodborne.

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194159
Anonymous
>194078
The scaling on the Evelyn is also quite strong, making it pretty much the only worthwhile pistol, if you don't count the cannon as one.
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194163
Anonymous
So the game apparently gets a bit odd when you leave it running a long time. Talking Metal Gear The End death cheat kinda odd.

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194188
Anonymous
>194163
Except the End thing is intentional. This is a memory leak bug.
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Jumpman
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Anonymous
>194189
I didn't know Ashley Riot was making a cameo in this game.
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194193
Anonymous
>194189
a game on a disk what sorcery is this?
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194196
Anonymous
>194189
I would like to play Buttborne.
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194197
Anonymous
>194196
Easy, Palebutt. With a little bit of Yarnham butt of your own.
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194198
Anonymous
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Is this becoming a thing now?
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Anonymous
>194198
It's their own fault for making box/disc art that lines up the butt of the character right up with the hole on the disc.
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194200
The Sneaky Tiki
The bloodborne case art is terrible.
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194204
Anonymous
>194200
Ayup. Very much designed by focus testing and committee. But so is almost every other videogame case art. Apart from Nintendo games, who consistently deliver a jumbled fucking mess.
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194210
T4 was here
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>194200
Not the collectors edition's steel box, it has a cool lighting effect.
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194211
Anonymous
>194210
Oh, T4. Sometimes I wish I were you. Life would be so simple.
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194214
The Sneaky Tiki
>194210
I just want to pat your head like an adorable toddler whose trying his best to put a square peg in a round hole.
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194225
Anonymous
Fuck, man. Doing my second playthrough now and going strength/arcana as opposed to skill/bloodtinge and I'm doing SO MUCH DAMAGE. The Tonitrus is insane. Every buffed hit is like a charged attack from another weapon and you can hit fast. Sadly it doesn't have a lot of durability and you kind of have to limit using it to bosses and unique enemies.
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RodyleCljnc/gZnM
Ludwig's really does seem like the ur-weapon especially once you take full advantage of arcane gems. Though I tend to only use the greatsword mode rather than the longsword one because fuuuuuck that stab's so good.
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194239
Anonymous
Goddamn, fuck all these time-sensitive quests. Now I need to restart the entire game.
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194241
RodyleCljnc/gZnM
This game is the most RE4+Berserk thing.

Also the Witch is one of the lamest bosses in the entire family line, like the only one who I immediately think of as lamer is Bed of Chaos.
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194242
The Sneaky Tiki
>194241
Royal rat authority is the super lamest.
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194243
RodyleCljnc/gZnM
>194242
RRA is still just Toxic Sif at the end of the day and is optional. It SUCKS but it's not Bed of Chaos.
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194247
Anonymous
>194241
I love the Witch fight. It's so atmospheric and I actually kinda enjoy the gimmick. It's like a fixed Pinwheel even though it's honestly not much harder.
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194248
Anonymous
Also, if we're talking about lame bosses, Micolash takes the cake. Which is great, because that's the intention to begin with. One of my favorite bosses in the series because of how hilarious it is.
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194249
RodyleCljnc/gZnM
>194247
It's just annoying to me, it's a stupid mob fight which reminds me of nothing so much as a combo of the Congregation mixed with the DeS mindflayers.
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194254
T4 was here
>194248
What about Rom, the Vacuous Spider?
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194279
Anonymous
Dear Fromsoft, Add Bosses are Lame, don't do them.
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194281
Anonymous
>194279
Still the witches? Or have you gotten way further?
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194282
T4 was here
>194279
So Rom then.
Because thats like the only danger in that fight.

And it looks like a turd...
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194295
Anonymous
Wow, yeah. The Chalice stuff is not fun. Not in the least. I should've just left it alone and kept my overall great impression of the game. That's now a bit of a blemish, even if only optional.
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194300
Anonymous
This game is icky.
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194302
Anonymous
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>194300
Jonathan Macintosh pls
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194360
Anonymous
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194371
Anonymous
Literally the only thing preventing me from playing this game is the goddamn fucking stupid Great Firewall of China, and my inability to configure a router to bypass it.

I am mad like a thousand burning suns.
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194372
rasputin_zero
>194371
I thought the Chinese PS4 wasn't region locked? I mean, yeah, online play is still region-locked so notes and invasions and Jolly Cooperations are out, but if you imported a disc from Hong Kong or Taiwan and slotted it into the machine it'd work just fine offline.

If you imported your PS4 off the grey market, it'd be even easier, surely?
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194373
Anonymous
>194372

It isn't region locked, but every. Single. PSN. Server. that isn't the stupid goddamn Chinese one (which supports all of ten shitty games, it's worthless) is Great Firewalled. So even if I buy an imported disc, no patches or anything like that.

I have a VPN so I SHOULD be able to get around this idiotic block by configuring this router to connect to it, and running the PS4 through that. But haha, haha, haha, fucking nope, I can't get the fucking thing to work.

(I'm so fucking close! But routers are fucking mystery machines to me, man, I don't know what the fuck I'm doing with them)
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rasputin_zero
>194373
Welp, have courage friend, sounds like you're on the last step at least, even if it's the hardest.
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194431
Anonymous
The improved loading times are still pretty long. At least loading into the Hunter's Dream is fairly quick now. And hey, they give you stuff to read again.
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195136
Anonymous
https://twitter.com/yosp/status/601186946988244992
I guess everyone knew it would happen. But I'm still fucking excited.
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195215
Anonymous
>195136
And the eventual PC release once its all out.
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195218
Anonymous
>195215
Not going to happen.
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195219
Alpharius
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>195218
To be fair, Dark Souls II did.
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Anonymous
>195219
And Dark Souls I. PC releases coming after when they can devote resources to it not being a poor port mess I can back.
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195223
Anonymous
>195219
>195221
Irrelevant. Sony owns Bloodborne like it does Demon's Souls.
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Anonymous
>195223
Yea a damn shame. Missing two bookends to a larger story. Though actually more books to that story but that is neither here or there.
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195336
Jumpman
Loving the game, but damn, the bad camera angles are hard to justify in a game where a single mistake can cost you everything. Framrate issue didn't become apparent until I traveled to Old Yharnam.

Also, why was everyone giving Arin so much grief for not transforming his saw cleaver in Game Grumps? It's more effective to keep it unsheathed in battle.

Blood-Starved Beast was actually not that bad of a fight as I was expecting. Managed to kill him on my first try, but it did have the last laugh, as I died from poison right after. First boss gave me the most problem, actually, but that was when I was still learning the ins and outs of the game.
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Anonymous
>195336
Is this your first Souls game? You kinda make it sound like that.
If so, I'm envious. You're in for one hell of a ride.
I'd suggest not watching too much LPers before finishing the game yourself. Kinda defeats the point of a game that's all about exploration.
Camera has been an issue in all the Souls games, tbh. It actually helps to not lock on against larger enemies. It might take some practice to control your character and the camera at the same time, but it'll ultimately pay off.
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Jumpman
>195337
>Is this your first Souls game? You kinda make it sound like that.

Yeah, kinda. I played a bit of Dark Souls on the 360, but Bloodborne is the first to get my undivided attention.

I understand the point of Let's Plays ruining the experience, but the Game Grumps playthrough actually motivated me more to buy and play for myself. Also helped me a bit in how to approach the game.

I think Tiki mentioned this before, but I find the art style and setting of Bloodborne more appealing than Dark Souls'.
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The Sneaky Tiki
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T4 was here
http://higgsbison.tumblr.com/post/120396217570/that-one-time-djura-wanted-to-make-a-point-but
Ha!
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196601
T4 was here
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/judging-by-the-cover/10200-Bloodborne-Box-Art-Review
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197304
Anonymous
So what Mundane Phobias did Bloodborne force you to confront?

I'm not talking about high-concept terrors like death or existential horror. Nor am I speaking of fantastical menaces akin to ghouls and ghosts.

I'm asking what "normal" fears of yours were in this game?

Spiders?
Sharp Objects?
Dogs?
Doctors?
Rats?
Needles?
Pigs?
Shadows?
Snakes?
Immolation?
Electrocution?
Heights?
Pits?
Graveyards?
Sewers?
Enclosed Spaces?
Corpses?
Firearms?
Mobs?
Cults?
Loneliness?
Hospitals?
Noises?
Disease?
Blood?
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197306
Anonymous
>197304
Probably Eyes in places they don't belong.
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197308
Anonymous
>197304
I haven't played Bloodborne, but this list brings up an issue I have with horror games--in real life, I have a fear of heights. Not like a SUPER fear, but enough of one to where I find them troubling. Loneliness is an issue for me too. But I have yet to see a game that could really make me react to either situation. The immersion isn't great enough--the heights I'm experiencing in-game are only a threat to my character, and the loneliness is more likely to make me bored than afraid in the context of a video game. >197306's comment on "eyes in places they don't belong" sounds more doable, but even that's not really a phobia for me, just one of those uncanny valley "creepy" things.

Can horror games really inflict any scary moments greater than jump scares or "oh shit, I'm about to have to go back to my last save point" when they're always at one remove from reality? Eternal Darkness's madness effects are the closest thing I can think of (like the ones where it looks like your game has crashed or your saves have been deleted), but even that is more akin to a jump scare than to genuine terror.
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Anonymous
>197308
There's a number of games known for being too much for arachnophobes. Dark Messiah for example.
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197310
Anonymous
>197308
I think that instance is more of a practice in empathy than it is a quantifiable feel of horror affecting the player. If you either put yourself in the place of the character or you place yourself in the world, the entirety of the lore is a chilling prospect, along with the powerlessness that prevails in such a large portion of the game until about the end.

It'd be interesting to know what you'd consider genuine terror, though. For perspective's sake.
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197311
Anonymous
>197310
>It'd be interesting to know what you'd consider genuine terror, though. For perspective's sake.

I mean like actually being scared and shaken rather than just startled. Like needing to turn on the lights or wanting someone to walk you to your car because you're scared to go out alone because you were so spooked.
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197312
Anonymous
>197311
Duh. I mean in media. What movie, game or book do you think did the name of the genre justice?
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197485
Anonymous
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Here.

Bullocks.

I'm only here.

Every time, I think I'm gonna wake up back in Yharnam.

When I got back from my first playthrough it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing.

When I was there, I wanted to be here. When I was here...all I could think of was getting back into the city. I've been waiting here for months now. Waiting for an expansion. Getting softer. Every minute I stay out of the game, I get weaker. And every minute the beasties squat in the shadows....they get stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a little tighter.

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Everyone gets everything they want. I wanted additional content. And for my sins, they gave me some. Brought it up to me like room service.

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It was a real choice DLC. And when it was over, I'd never want another.
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198312
Anonymous
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All the weapons in the DLC are so fucking cool. The DLC in general is pretty cool, but fucked hard.
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Anonymous
>198312
The DLC weapons eliminate ever giving a fuck about the original weapons again.
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198324
Anonymous
Fuck me. The last third of the DLC is so fucking hard. So, so fucking hard. About to give up and summon.
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198585
Anonymous
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If you've had trouble getting the Platinum before, the OP DLC weapons make it easier than ever.
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199527
Anonymous
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/bloodborne-card-game-in-the-works/1100-6435734/
Oh shit! Please be good.
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