When Bloodborne released, it was the first reason to own a PS4. A Souls game in everything but name, From Software's latest take on their tried and true formula brought some changes that made the game closer to the character action game genre than the series has ever been,
Parrying was limited, back stabs made harder, weight was removed from equipment, shields were essentially removed from the game, and armor could no longer be upgraded to tank your way through battle. There's no estus flask, going on the offensive restores health, and the dodge has been made into an anime-esque super power. Yet somehow, it remains a Souls game to its core.
Bloodborne kept the Souls series patented difficulty, controls, souls-like currency/level system, upgrade woman, and unorthodox story telling, but it sent the story in another direction. Souls games have dabbled in Lovecraftian eldrich horrors before, but Bloodborne went all in on the theme. Now, like the Dark Souls series before it, Bloodborne is getting its own DLC scenario: The Old Hunters.
Once again hunters will dive into the nightmare, this time to discover the truths hidden in Yharnam's history. We already know this will be a nightmare, but is it the kind you should shell out money to experience? Time to break it down.
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