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From Software Bloodborne. Discuss or die!

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Morgoth, May 2, 2014.

  1. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    Those balls of snakes are terrifying. I never even went near them in my first playthrough, and carefully approached them with ranged weapons only in my second one. Then I found out that they are dumb pushovers and you can quickly take them down with a bit of hit-and-run. Still terrifying, though.
     
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  2. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Yeah, dodging that long-range spit is a bit stressful, but they're not so bad. The snakes-headed men and the two spiky ayylmaos with their homing blasts are the toughest normal enemies in the area.
     
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  4. George Duroy Savant

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    Did you find a monster with a bag? I suggest you to visit him (he is located at the cathedra wardl)before going deeper into the game. You may find something ...... interesting.
     
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  5. meanwhileInPoland Arcane

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    If a Snatcher did not kill you on your first play-through then you missed a proper Bloodborne experience:obviously: best death ever:cool:
     
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  6. Silva Arcane

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    For a beasty boy build (you know, beast claws + that rune that transforms you), do I need to visit Cainhust castle?

    Cause those mosquitos are always a brickwall for me, and I'd rather skip them if I can.
    :negative:
     
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  7. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Iirc the mosquitoes can be run past with little issue. Pretty sure the castle is optional though. I think the only notable loot is a nice looking armor set and a pistol. Probably some upgrade materials as well.
     
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  8. Silva Arcane

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    IIRC the best bloodtinge loot is in there (Chikage, Evelyn, Silver armor), but that would be useless for my beasty boy, right?

    I just remembered that to get beasty rune you must kill Laurence. That means I'm fucked anyway.
     
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    I sincerely hope they would do something similar or even better in their next project, Elden Ring or whatever. Yahar'gul pre-Paleblood sky is one of the most atmospheric experience of From's game. Easily better designed compared to first death against Seath, too.
     
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    Am currently beating my head against the Laurence wall, can confirm you're fucked. Just finished off the Orphan which took me over 2.5 hours :mad:, I don't know how much more of this I can take. Its tempting to just win the fucking game since I plan to play NG+ with different weapons (rolling with an arcane fire cleaver this run) but I'll want to beat this boss at some point and I don't suspect it'll get easier on NG+. Tried the Moonlight Sword but its so much slower than the cleaver that its jarring to me. Maybe I'll juts re-gem the cleaver. I've had a day to reflect on my failures, about to head back in.
     
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    Upgrade your cannon as much as you can, stock up on Bone Marrow Ash, and equip as many Formless Oedon runes as you can (the runes that increase your maximum number of bullets). As soon as Laurence enters his cripple phase, go full Hiroshima and Nagasaki on him. Remember to press "up" and pop up a Bone Marrow Ash before each shot. You can fire 2 times without runes, 3 times with the rune you get in Cathedral Ward, and 4 times if you sent the kid to the clinic and kill the ugly guy in Cathedral Ward.

    That should be enough to skip the last phase or at least trivialize it.
     
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  12. Silva Arcane

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    Good idea. As the beasty build also uses STR, I think the cannon is fair game.
     
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  13. Fatty Augur

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    Blacksky Eye FTW. About 800 of them. Laurence gives you plenty of room to recharge bullets and health as long as you can dodge past him. So I just shot Eyes at him constantly, triggering three viscerals. Took a few of swipes with my re-gemmed bolt cleaver too when it seemed safe. Third phase was much easier to dodge past, didn't bother trying to cleaver him then since he appeared surrounded by fire constantly. Also charred hunter set seemed to make a difference.

    I guess now I just finish up the nightmare and move onto NG+.

    My hoonter is not stronk enough for cannon. I would think I'd need some bloodtinge for cannon to be effective? I am by no means an expert.
     
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    If you want to experience everything the game has to offer, you should finish the chalice dungeons now, because their content doesn't scale with NG+. But if you have never touched them in your playthrough, they will probably be too boring, since you will be able to one-shot almost anything. It can be a bit of a slog, but the bosses in the defiled chalice are an "interesting" challenge.

    The cannon has no bloodtinge requirement, and it deals a lot of damage even without ever raising that stat.
     
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    Yeah I'd been doing the chalice dungeons alongside the main levels. Currently about halfway through Ailing Loran. I enjoy respawning root chalice dungeons as opposed to running the same levels over and over for resources. Plus they're the only places to find gems I need for Arcane. I generally suck at console games, finished the game just now at level 120. So, quite a bit of chalice dungeon grinding I think? I don't know what level a typical player ends at but its probably lower than that.
     
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    There really is no good time to do the chalice dungeons. If you do them as you unlock them, you trivialize the main game. If you don't, they are trivial. At least this is true for the beginning. The later ones are for sure balanced for sometime in NG+. If you've already killed orphan, I'd say ignore the chalice dungeons in this new game cycle.
     
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  17. Silva Arcane

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    Chalices are mildly interesting at first, then get super boring in the 2nd or 3rd area (the one with bridges over big pools of poison), and then do get interesting again from Loran forward (specially Isz).

    Just be aware of the one which halves your life meter. That shit can be frustrating as hell.
     
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  18. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Is it possible they'll never port it to PC
     
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    Cory Barlog said he supports multiplatforming but it is company decision in the end.
     
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    From what I remember, depending on the country you're in (or maybe some fast premium VPN) it streams very well on PlayStation Now. I only didn't play it because it's not available in Poland, and when I was in Spain the terms of use were that everything was translated including DUBBING. With no option of any other language whatsoever :lol:. I'm not playing a From Soft game where all conversations are spoken by grannies from Andalucía.

     
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  21. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    I dunno, I want from From From some respect to me as a customer, to release it on PC. I find it ridiculous to use VPN and PS Now to play the game in low res just because...
     
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    It definitely isn't From's call, otherwise it would have been on PC from day 1. They know their PC audience is huge, and they like money. It all comes down to Sony's stance on exclusives.
     
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    The game is 5 yo already, this is ridiculous.
     
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  24. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    Demon's Souls is 11 years old, you know? We might have to wait a little longer.
     
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    Sony owes you nothing.
     
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