Hey, Gamers! This week, I’m throwing it back with an idea that I had before finishing Persona 5 Royal (hence the mentions of that in the texts). So, I don’t have a group of friends. I have my partner and his brothers who have played Bloodborne… and then my mum and my best friend who would probably pick up a PlayStation controller to try to turn the TV on. After explaining to them that the game was hard… these are all the responses I got when I asked them – the people who know me best – how far I’d get in Bloodborne.
I’m going to start out by saying that Josh’s older (younger) brother was wrong. He was wrong within… I think two minutes. I died. I died real hard. Actually, I died more than this game than I ever wanted to when I was growing up, so that’s saying something right there.
I had very little hope for myself, so I think I always knew Hannah would be wrong (bless her, having faith in me). I wanted to complete it because Josh watches a bunch of SoulsBorne lore videos and it’s so interesting. However, I am not that great at… getting gud.
I understood the response from Josh’s youngest brother. He knows me and my phobia of spiders very well. Part of me wanted to get past Rom just out of spite. I hate spiders and I imagined it would give me a lot of satisfaction to murder a big one without running away and screaming for Josh to do all the dirty work for me.
I wish I got that far.
Alas, Joshua knows me best. He was exactly right. Every single word… to the point where it was a little creepy.
Josh was actually there when I played Bloodborne because obviously, I needed emotional support. I was terrified… and apparently, it was painful to watch. I’m a big button masher, so it took some time to get used to only attacking at the right moment, making sure to dodge at the right time. The first time I played it, he actually asked me to stop after about an hour… because it was so bad. The second time was significantly better. I saw major improvements almost immediately. My timing was better, I was remembering to dodge. Heck, I even beat a big scary thing.
So, I hear you ask, dear reader- why wasn’t Hannah or my mother or even Josh’s youngest brother right?
The Cleric Beast.
It was so hard for me just to get to him, over and over and over again. I’m usually bad with memorising directions, but I knew the way there because I did it so so so many times. What was the most frustrating is that I was so close to beating him (apparently… I still haven’t worked out the whole enemy health bar thing so I’m just taking what Josh said). I was almost there to the point where even Josh was excited… and then I died in one hit.
Great game, bad execution on my behalf I guess. I am proud of myself for trying and for getting back up when I died because usually, I would get frustrated. The whole game felt like I was going up against the Reaper from Persona 5 Royal (yeah, the one you can’t even defeat with the flu) every single time, with every single enemy.
So, would I play it again? Honestly… it is a solid maybe. Before writing this, I was done with the game. I drew a line under it. But now I’m writing this, I am thinking of giving it another try. Maybe I can defeat the Cleric Beast and get on to a part that maybe lets me breathe. That’s doubtful, though.
Anyway, that’s all for this post! Have you played Bloodborne? Leave your thoughts and experiences down in the comments, and don’t forget to like and follow for more content like this! (I might do Dark Souls soon since Josh seems to think that’ll be better for me).