By now most people that are going to play Bloodborne have done so,so this review is less about convincing people to play and more about the fact that i simply love the game. Put simply its Dark Souls with slightly different play style and story, both are even made by the same people.
The visuals are great and have a run down Victorian vibe to them and are all around dark and dreary which work well for the game itself. Combat is fast paced and mistakes are generally severely punished as would be expected from a soulsborne style game. Various weapons with vastly different play styles are also present, from quick cane and whip style weapons to massive broadsword type weapons. defensively there is only one shield unlike its predecessor Dark Souls and Demon Souls,and admittedly as far as i can tell its pretty much worthless. Instead, and it sounds weird, your defensive weapons are a selection of gun. Timing a shot right will stun or stop most enemies attacks and leave them open for a visceral attack that it will help you immensely to at least become competent with using.
When it comes to difficulty Dark Souls has a reputation as being some of the hardest ( and earlier iterations broken ) games out there, and Bloodborne is no exception. The 2nd boss in the game, which is also the first required boss has made many people put the game down and never pick it back up. I personally know a guy that it took at least a month to beat, and others I have known did it on their first attempt. I wont say its easier or harder than dark souls 2 or 3, but I will say there is still debate over it. I’ve included some more screen shots below, and until next time happy hunting, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.