Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Bleeding Edge may be a surprise hit

I finally got an alpha test invite and played it for a few hours on Saturday. I had zero expectations and very little knowledge on the game going in. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe it’s because I also greatly enjoyed the masterpiece Battleborn, but BE reminds me of like a different take on the whole hero shooter genre.

There aren’t many characters right now but they are all extremely unique. I was worried that the game would go overboard with the amount of edgelord nonsense kind of like Sunset Overdrive did but it’s not bad. Mostly it’s a great blend of teamwork with some small MOBA type elements where you can gank enemy players. 

They only had Control open this weekend which is like Domination, only the objectives move around and aren’t all active at once, which forces the action to certain areas of the map. I played support characters and it was awesome to roll into big fights and lay down some heal wards and slow enemies. I can only imagine other modes being even better. The map design was great though, and I wasn’t too big a fan of the character reveal cinematic but the characters are actually very cool. There is a melee guitar character, he literally just goes around the map jamming a riff while you aren’t performing combat moves. 

You can tell it’s been in various development stages for awhile. I’m sure it’ll be on GamePass, keep an eye out for it.



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Honestly, never heard of this one til now, had to look it up...oh dear, I hope this is not the type of game MS acquired Ninja Theory for.



"Maybe it’s because I also greatly enjoyed the masterpiece Battleborn"

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Shaunodon said:
"Maybe it’s because I also greatly enjoyed the masterpiece Battleborn"

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Yeeeaaaah... 



HoloDust said:
Honestly, never heard of this one til now, had to look it up...oh dear, I hope this is not the type of game MS acquired Ninja Theory for.


They were making this before MS bought them.



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Shaunodon said:
"Maybe it’s because I also greatly enjoyed the masterpiece Battleborn"

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Same 



 

Thanks for the info. I'll look into it. Doesn't really sound like my type of game. But, with Gamepass, I think I'll give just about every big MS game a try.



Looks pretty cool. My prediction: closed servers in 3 years tops.



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I'm open to trying it just because who developed it. But I'm not expecting much.



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Shaunodon said:
"Maybe it’s because I also greatly enjoyed the masterpiece Battleborn"

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So, how did you reply to a thread whose tab you closed?  Pardon my confusion here.

I liked Battleborn.  Shame it didn't do what it could have, but it got killed by Overwatch.  It tried to do everything and didn't make it.  Its approach to leveling made it a bear to tweak.

Anyhow, on Bleeding Edge, isn't that a Hero Slasher?  This is a Hero Shooter with swords.