Between chipping away at the mountainous campaign and making Boss guide videos, Gamertroll has been struggling to allocate this Review the time it deserves. It's been both difficult to tear myself away and to explain with sufficient impartiality that Bloodborne is so dazzlingly brilliant, so far above the established bar that no reasonable individual can deny it. If somebody doesn't like it, that's just too bad. For them. Those are the people who slept through that epic sunrise because their alarm clock didn't go off, or missed out on meeting the love of their life at a party because they were outside puking Bacardi..
As a matter of fact, Bloodborne is the best game Gamertroll has played for over a decade. (Yep. I even like it better than the Bioshocks.. sorry Levine)
The difficulty that is such a deal-breaking issue for many gamers, is nevertheless necessary to promote that all essential fear of the game's foes and the dizzying sense of achievement once they are beaten. There is only one difficulty: bastard hard and Bloodborne wouldn't be Bloodborne without it. Even if a gamer is gifted enough to find it easy, saying so is just being a pompous asshole.
|The path ahead is not always clear|
|You are not the only Hunter in Yarnham|
|Every leaf and twig is horror personified, but it's not just for decoration. Every building seen here can be found and entered|
|You're going to see this legend plenty|
|Yarnham's Cathedral ward is an overload of Gothic Architecture|
Truly a work of exquisite suffering but to beat it, is to feel invincible. There's the reward, hoisted aloft like the peak of Everest. Sound good? Then you really should step into this 50hr night.
You will find a series of Gamertroll Boss Guide Videos (Dual commentated with Mrs Gamertroll) >>>HERE