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Bloodborne or Dark Souls 3 for a Souls-newbie?

Bloodborne 22 66.67%
 
Dark Souls 3 10 30.30%
 
Both equally 1 3.03%
 
Total:33

Also, Dark Souls has the potential to be an "easier" game. There is no real gear in Bloodborne; all outfits are pretty much equal. In DS3, if you find something too difficult, the leveling up plays a much larger role than in Bloodborne.



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Overall Bloodborne is the better game. If you haven't played any Souls Games they are both going to be very difficult at the start. With that in mind there is less shit to worry about in bloodborne, the story is much more appealing, the atmosphere draws you in, and once you get over that hump called father gascoigne and blood starved beast everything will click and you will breeze through most of the game with only a few exceptions. For bloodborne just remember to not be afraid and be aggressive with your dodging. Use the lock on feature until you get used to the combat and start with the saw cleaver or the axe weapon.



Just pick DS1. Don't approach the series with that mindset because if its your first time playing it then its going to beat your ass anyways. You will adapt eventually, and when you do you'll appreciate the game even more.



Tough choice as I love both games almost equally. But If I must give an edge to one over the other, I'd choose Bloodborne.

As for the newbie, I'd tell him/her that if he/she is going to jump into a Souls game, don't do it if it's easy/casual gaming that you are after. Getting into a Souls game means you love challenge and hardships done in a quality oriented way (as only us hard-core gamers appreciate) One way to do it as I did it is chronologically. Start with Demon's Souls, then Dark Souls Remaster (it's available so why not) then Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Bloodborne and finally Dark Souls 3.



Alara317 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
I voted Dark Souls 3, but really I'd recommend the first Dark Souls since the remastered version just came out.

I dunno, that game is obtuse as fuck. You could reasonably get to the end of Dark Souls III without a walkthrough or any guidance, I can't say the same for Dark Souls I. Having just finished that game, there's a LOT going on that is just obtuse, deliberately confusing, or straight-up withheld from the player. 

Great game, but not great for beginners. 3 was far more accessible, as was Bloodborne. 

Interesting.  I started with Demon's Souls and after that the games mostly seemed the same to me as far as accessibility goes.  I did remember liking the first Dark Souls the best though, simply because it had the most interesting areas IMO.  Maybe you are right though that it is easier to play Dark Souls 3 first and then go back to Dark Souls 1.



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Start with Bloodborne.
Learn the game well on a two handed weapon.
Switch over to Dark Souls 3 and go straight for great swords or ultra great swords.
Have the time of your life.
The end.

 

Or, alternatively, find a friend and do coop with them. Then it won't matter if you're a noob or not.

Last edited by JinxRake - on 03 June 2018

JinxRake said:

Start with Bloodborne.
Learn the game well on a two handed weapon.
Switch over to Dark Souls 3 and go straight for great swords or ultra great swords.
Have the time of your life.
The end.

 

Or, alternatively, find a friend and do coop with them. Then it won't matter if you're a noob or not.

Or this, yeah. Dark Souls is a breeze co op, but Bloodborne is still a bit of a challenge. 



Dark Souls Remaster if you've never tried the game is the right awnser.
Actually I would recommend Demon to start but it's only on Ps3.



freebs2 said:
Dark Souls Remaster if you've never tried the game is the right awnser.
Actually I would recommend Demon to start but it's only on Ps3.

People keep saying DS1 but it's the hardest game in the series it might put a beginner off especially as the structure is less straight forward than the other games.



ninson95 said:
Dr.Vita said:
Why not start with the original Dark Souls? It's the perfect time to play it since it just got a Remastered version.

Between Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne I would say that Bloodborne is the more accessible game while Dark Souls 3 is the easier game for beginners. But you should know that if you want to enjoy Dark Souls 3 as much as possible then you need to play the original Dark Souls first.

Well I thought about it but if I am correct Dark Souls 1 is considered the most difficult one from all souls-games including Nioh and Bloodborne and to be honest I wanna get familiar with the gameplay first before going for such a difficult game^^

How about Nioh then? If you like the Samurai/Onimusha type setting better, that may be a good place to start.
I like the character design in that game as well.






Last edited by Hiku - on 03 June 2018