From Software's Souls series is one of the most punishing game franchises around, but each one has contained a small handful of methods for mitigating its horrifying difficulty. If such a crutch exists in Bloodborne, we have not found it. There's no reliable, powerful ranged attacks or magic to speak of, and no shields — effective shields, rather — to hide behind. It's just you, a trick weapon, a puny firearm and your opponent, which is usually nine opponents. Basically, you haven't even started playing yet, and you're already dead.
Check out the Overview video posted above to hear some of our thoughts on Bloodborne, which we'll be reviewing in full later this week, once we're done getting murdered by werewolves.
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