• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
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  • Summary: Bloodborne is an action RPG in which you hunt for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like a disease. Peril, death and madness infest this dark world, and you're tasked with uncovering its darkest secrets which willBloodborne is an action RPG in which you hunt for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like a disease. Peril, death and madness infest this dark world, and you're tasked with uncovering its darkest secrets which will be necessary for you to survive. Armed with a singular arsenal of weaponry, including guns and saw cleavers, you'll require wits, strategy and reflexes to dispatch the agile and intelligent enemies that guard the city's underbelly. You will utility holy chalices to access an array of vast underground ruins, chock full of traps, beasts, and rewards, to explore and conquer on your own or with other people. Expand
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  1. Positive: 99 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    Bloodborne takes the best of Dark Souls and builds the unrelenting gaming challenge on a prefect foundation - it will test your abilities to the max. The first true must-have exclusive for PS4 is here. [Issue#252]
  2. Mar 23, 2015
    100
    I want to keep playing, I want to discover its secrets, I want to fight every monster, try every weapon, discuss theories and explore as many of the community dungeons as possible. To put it bluntly, I want to bleed the game dry.
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    95
    FromSoftware has a unique style when creating incredibly well-designed worlds. The new offensive combat system gives a fresh start to the series, and while it is more direct in its conception, it doesn’t lose an ounce of depth.
  4. Mar 24, 2015
    90
    A dark and engaging adventure, with an excellent combat system, an ideal dose of innovation and fascinating exploration.
  5. Apr 25, 2015
    90
    Bloodborne is an incredible game; tight in its mechanics, logical in its systems, rewarding, intense, gloriously frustrating and exciting in equal measure. The PS4 has its first absolutely essential game. As if there was ever any doubt.
  6. Apr 1, 2015
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. May 3, 2015
    70
    In its current state, it feels like it caters too much to the twitch experts, and doesn't bend for the rest of us. A challenge that feels like a learning experience is welcome, but Bloodborne too often felt like it was kicking me in the balls and leaving me helpless to do anything about it.

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  1. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    This is the best game you will get on any next game console and i can see it being my game of the year. If you have a PS4 there is no reasonThis is the best game you will get on any next game console and i can see it being my game of the year. If you have a PS4 there is no reason what so ever not to run and get this game ASAP. Fantastic game. A true gem!!! Expand
  2. May 12, 2016
    10
    Great game, fantastic bosses great combat and brutally hard in places, I personally think this was one of the best games of 2015 along withGreat game, fantastic bosses great combat and brutally hard in places, I personally think this was one of the best games of 2015 along with the witcher 3 and fallout 4, certainly the best exclusive game of 2015 on a console, some may be put of because it is very very hard in places and takes some patience but for me this adds to the game rather then detract from it, story is hard to understand but after 3-4 play through and a platinum trophy I finally totally get it, if you have a ps4 and haven't played this game you must play, it is exceptional Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    It is as hard as it gets. It can be very frustrating at times. It does not help you in almost any way, you need to find your way and tricks onIt is as hard as it gets. It can be very frustrating at times. It does not help you in almost any way, you need to find your way and tricks on your own.
    And still, it is one of the most intense, captivating gaming experiences I had. Why? The atmosphere, beautiful darkness of nightmarish scenarios, silent but fulfilling environment, and the overall challenge that represented completing this master piece of a game.
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  4. Mar 30, 2015
    10
    I love the Souls series and I think that Bloodborne successfully combines everything that made the previous games awesome. The atmosphere isI love the Souls series and I think that Bloodborne successfully combines everything that made the previous games awesome. The atmosphere is beautiful, the combat is faster and more responsive than dark souls' combat, the level design is superb, bossfights are challenging, art style is beyond amazing, weapon and armor design is better than anything I've seen before.. I can go on like this forever.
    Bloodborne is a masterpiece. The best game I've ever played.
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  5. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    Great atmosphere, highly recommended game, I wish they would bring a proper port to PC instead of using have to use PSNow tho
  6. Apr 5, 2015
    9
    Is Bloodborne the best game available on PS4? Absolutely! In fact, as of right now, it's probably the only reason to even think about buyingIs Bloodborne the best game available on PS4? Absolutely! In fact, as of right now, it's probably the only reason to even think about buying this platform, which is exactly what I did. Was it worth it? Well, let's see.

    At first I was blown away, starting impressions in this game are fantastic, beautiful world and creature design, gameplay as solid as ever and really strong terrifying atmosphere only enhances your experience. Bloodborne oozes darkness and horror from it's core and I love it.

    The difficulty is back! As a huge Souls fan, this is something I missed in DS2 and I'm glad that Bloodborne kicked my ass so hard and so many times, my death count by the end was around one hundred, so good job, From Soft *clap gesture*. The best aspect about it are scarce checkpoints, it adds tension to your adventure a lot, remembering times when I was going deep into Forbidden Woods, for like 4 hours straight without a single checkpoint, but at the same time, clever level design offers you the way to open shortcuts, so even if you die the journey back wouldn't be so frustrating, perfect balance here and again much much better than in DS2 with bonfires around every corner.

    The game looks stunningly impressive and leagues better than any previous souls game, from breathtaking world design, The Prague-inspired gothic architecture, creepy and horrifying monsters and epic boss battles, also clothes design is phenomenal, one better looking outfit than the other. Just listening to the soundtrack and it's a truly majestic piece of music work, very well done.

    Now to the negatives, and honestly, there are surprisingly quite a lot of them.

    Multiplayer is by far the weakest in the series. It slows down the game a lot, it's often very hard to even get connected and get ready to play a waiting game. Considering I played it during the first week, years from now, this will be an empty ghost town. Forget constant PvP matches and plenty of jolly co-op, here it's a rather rare occurrence. Also, forget all the various covenants with different objectives and mechanics, forget exclusive PvP arenas and all the good stuff that comes with it. After hours and hours of online fun in DS2, Bloodborne is a huge letdown in this area.

    Another disappointment comes with only a very few weapons and various builds you can play with. In souls games, playing as a strength warrior, archer, cleric, or a mage felt very different, everyone had unique skills and playstyles and it supported multiple, multiple playthroughs. Here, all builds feel very similar and now, when I'm on my 2nd playthrough I already feel that replayability will suffer a lot because of this. Chalice dungeons, while impressive and surprisingly full of unique material, even unique bosses are trying to improve the replayability factor a bit with their procedurally generated levels, but I still don't think it's a good enough substitute.

    And last but not least - the biggest problem of Bloodborne - PS4! Locked 30 FPS is a joke and coming from smooth 60 DS2 PC version, this is very painful. IF, at least the 30 FPS was rock solid and otherwise smooth, I wouldn't mind it as much, but it often goes deep below 30 and especially if you're playing online the game is very sluggish. The loading screens, oh boy, the loading screens! I stopwatched it and every single loading screen takes a massive 40 seconds! Compare this to the 3 secs in DS2 PC version and again, you're in pain. Especially with the warping system set in this game it becomes unbearable. Every time you want to go level up, repair, or buy stuff, let's go for a sweet loading screen to Hunter's dream, another loading screen back to the world, then you die and another loading screen cycle, rinse and repeat. In Souls games, there were at least item descriptions, or artworks that you could read while waiting, but here, prepare yourself to be staring at the blank Bloodborne logo for many many hours before you finish this game. So, next time, if someone gets a great idea to make the game an exclusive, at least make it on a platform, that can actually run your game properly!

    It's a shame, because if it weren't for these technical downsides, less variation and a slightly lackluster multiplayer compared to previous Souls entries, Bloodborne would be perfect.

    Hoping for a sequel or at least an expansion that would fix the problems, improve these shortcomings and bring Bloodborne even closer to perfection. Bless us with blood, bless us with blood! 9/10
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  7. Dec 6, 2020
    0
    Графика хорошая, музыка на высоте, отличный дизайн уровней и монстров. НО: сюжет нужно выдирать из каких-то записок, описаний и т.п. Т.е.Графика хорошая, музыка на высоте, отличный дизайн уровней и монстров. НО: сюжет нужно выдирать из каких-то записок, описаний и т.п. Т.е. въехать что вообще происходит - проблематично. Звук иногда ужасный, например, когда персонаж ходит в воде - на рипите стоит один и тот же короткий звук и никак не меняется. И подобных примеров хватает. Это бесит и отдаёт халтурой. Ну и конечно сложность. Есть казуал, есть сложность для среднего игрока, есть сложность для тех, кто хочет прилагать услилия, думать как победить, а есть серия Souls. Этой игре плевать на вас. И всё бы ничего, если бы сложность была 150%, но при этом все геймплейные составляющие должны быть отполированы на те же 150%. Это честно. Но нет, в Bloodborne сложность нереальная, секундное замешательство и ты - труп. Беги всю локацию сначала, опять бей всех монстров. Иногда из-за того, что камера коряво встанет, персонаж промахнётся, хотя вроде бы всё указывает на попадание. Может налететь группа монстров и зажать в углу и ничего ты не сделаешь. И игра не работает по принципу: мы всё сделали сложно, отполировали, тебе нужно только подумать - нет, здесь сделано по принципу: поставим здесь кучу мобов, сделаем неудобную для камеры локацию и нам похер, сможешь ты или нет, мы ведь fromsoftware, и нам плевать на баланс и удобство. Может игра бы и зашла, буть побольше чекпоинтов, но в таком виде в каком есть - это тупо издевательство. И было бы круто, если бы за такие челенджи давались бы какие-то ачивки в виде роликов, порции сюжета, хоть чего-то, но здесь ты можешь убить монстра через 4 часа мучений и получить в награду....ничего. Разработчикам настолько плевать все составляющие, кроме сложности, что они даже NPC рот не анимируют во время разговора.

    Кому игра подойдёт:
    1) тем, кому важен только геймплей
    2) тем, кому плевать на сюжет, персонажей, диалоги, катсцены
    3) тем, у кого железные нервы и склонность к садомазохизму
    4) тем, у кого очень много времени и его некуда деть

    Кому не подойдёт:
    1) тем, кто любит интересные сюжеты с персонажами, диалогами, катсценами
    2) тем, у кого мало времени на игры
    3) тем, кто любит сложные игры, но не любит маразматическую сложность, доведённую до абсурда
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