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I am a..

Cosmic horror fan. Understood BB's story. 6 66.67%
 
Not a cosmic horror fan. ... 1 11.11%
 
Cosmic horror fan. Didn't... 0 0%
 
Not a cosmic horror fan. ... 2 22.22%
 
I had someone explain the story to me. 0 0%
 
Other/comments/middle america... 0 0%
 
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John2290 said:
setsunatenshi said:

Ah so if you haven't yet read through (and I mean the manga rather than the anime) I absolutely recommend Berserk.

Just to be sure, there are 2 main arcs to it which before a certain event and after this same event.

In the pre-event (and I'm being vague on purpose here) the cosmic horror / gore elements are slowly introduced to the story.

In the post-event it goes 100% into what I assume a Lovecraftian nightmare could look like.

 

The anime (the old one) only deals with the story up until this specific event, the new one might go past it but I haven't seen it yet, so the recommendation goes to the manga from my side.

 

Check it out, I think you'll see a LOT of connections to Bloodborne in specific

This might sound ignorant but what's the difference between manga and anime? Is Manga a novel as opposed to animation?

Anime is animation while manga are comics. Manga is distinct from other types of comics in that they are often written & drawn by one person, are often black & white, and they often have actual endings rather than continue on forever under different creators.



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John2290 said:
the-pi-guy said:

I haven't. 

But I understood a fair portion of the story without it, though far from all .

Have you gained an interest in Cosmic horror or lovecraft since? I see so much anime now (which I haven't watched since DBZ) incorporate lovecraftian themes and they are so much more rich because of it. I very much doubt I'd have watched devil man cry baby? Stiens gate or anime at all at the age of 27 if it weren't for this yet I know that with that at least there is no prerequisite knowledge required to enjoy them. Bloodborne is a different beast though and I can't decide is it a bad choice on the devs side to provide so little for fresh faces or are they genius or were they simply being elitist or shortsighted...well, there are still threads popping up two years later and we're talking about it so I guess they did something right. ^_^

I would say I do have more of an interest.  

I absolutely love what Bloodborne has done with its story.



Xen said:
Bloodborne dun fucked it up in the story department as far as I am concerned: I have not read the aforementioned novels, but I should not need to: Demon's Souls and Dark Souls presented an engaging story without any prior knowledge of anything, Bloodborne fails to do so for me.

I have finished the game, but doubt that I'll be returning to it upon - if, I ever read those works.

Except it's not about establishing a story, it's about understanding a genre.



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arcaneguyver said:
John2290 said:

This might sound ignorant but what's the difference between manga and anime? Is Manga a novel as opposed to animation?

Anime is animation while manga are comics. Manga is distinct from other types of comics in that they are often written & drawn by one person, are often black & white, and they often have actual endings rather than continue on forever under different creators.

pretty much this lol



Azuren said:
Xen said:
Bloodborne dun fucked it up in the story department as far as I am concerned: I have not read the aforementioned novels, but I should not need to: Demon's Souls and Dark Souls presented an engaging story without any prior knowledge of anything, Bloodborne fails to do so for me.

I have finished the game, but doubt that I'll be returning to it upon - if, I ever read those works.

Except it's not about establishing a story, it's about understanding a genre.

Either way, the outcome for me is the same: I did not enjoy the gameplay as much as for example, Dark Souls for me to return to the game at some point.

Though I admit the ecstatic replies from some people here got me actually interested in the genre itself.



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Xen said:
Azuren said:

Except it's not about establishing a story, it's about understanding a genre.

Either way, the outcome for me is the same: I did not enjoy the gameplay as much as for example, Dark Souls for me to return to the game at some point.

Though I admit the ecstatic replies from some people here got me actually interested in the genre itself.

I highly recommend trying out Cosmic Horror. I'd start with the Shadow of Innsmouth. It's what Bloodborne's DLC, The Old Hunters, draws heavy inspiration from in the last section.



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