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The fact that you call it a "wannabe hack n' slash game" confuses me... as if it's supposed to even be in the same genre as Ninja Gaiden. The only thing they have in common is that they're both rather difficult games that can be overcome with trial and error... and you have swords I guess.



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Don't think you can get very far in Bloodborne if you approach it as a hack n slash. You are supposed to learn how the enemies attack and moves, finding out when to you should attack or get out of the way.



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I found Bloodborne to be really disappointing.  It seems like it is trying to be an action game using Dark Souls' mechanics.  Dark Souls' is an awesome RPG, but a terrible pure action game.  Then take all of the choices and freedom away from Dark Souls and you get Bloodborne.

Ninja Gaiden really is an action game.  Never played Nioh.  But if I wanted an action game, then Ninja Gaiden would be a better option.



melbye said:
Don't think you can get very far in Bloodborne if you approach it as a hack n slash. You are supposed to learn how the enemies attack and moves, finding out when to you should attack or get out of the way.

So, like a hack n' slash  

(I know the game plays very different)



Can't really compare Bloodborne to Ninja Gaiden, my man. Nioh, sure, but not Ninja Gaiden.

Nioh is the better game, I agree. More content, more depth, more replay value... But, I must say, Nioh probably wouldn't exist in it's current state without the Soulsborne games. There's a heavy, heavy influence there. It borrowed so much from them; the stamina system, recollecting souls, certain gameplay mechanics...



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Ronster316 said:

Well, i'm apparently nearing the last boss in Bloodbourne, and to be frank, its been a major let down, slow controls/gameplay, crappy online functions, bosses that are more tedious than technical, i could go on all day.....  the setting and graphics are top notch no doubt, but lets be real here, the gameplay is tiresome and dull, its one thing having a hard boss that you can beat with skill, and its another thing beating one with a lot of long term tedious will..... Nioh and Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 destroy this shallow wannabe hack 'n' shash game. END OF...!!!!!

What boss clapped you so hard you had to make this? lol



CrazyGamer2017 said:
Ronster316 said:

Well, i'm apparently nearing the last boss in Bloodbourne, and to be frank, its been a major let down, slow controls/gameplay, crappy online functions, bosses that are more tedious than technical, i could go on all day.....  the setting and graphics are top notch no doubt, but lets be real here, the gameplay is tiresome and dull, its one thing having a hard boss that you can beat with skill, and its another thing beating one with a lot of long term tedious will..... Nioh and Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 destroy this shallow wannabe hack 'n' shash game. END OF...!!!!!

First it's not Bloodbourne, it's BLOODBORNE. How can you expect to appreciate this game if you don't even get the name right, my friend?

And second your opinion is purely subjective and therefore only valid to you and you should have the humility to admit it and make a title that goes"Bloodborne is bad in MY HUMBLE OPINION because this and that..."

Controls and game play are perfectly adapted to this kind of game, quickly dodging an attack and then counter attacking is king in this game, but only if you are capable of doing it and if you are not, it's not the game's fault, it's yours either cause it's not your kind of game or simply cause you are not good at it.

I absolutely suck at fighting games like Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter and that does not mean those games are intrinsically bad, they are just not for me.

As for Nioh, I have not begun playing it and when I do, I'll be able to make a better comparison and maybe get back to you should this thread still be alive.

Bottom line, I'm sorry you did not enjoy Bloodborne but that is far from sufficient data to infer that this game is objectively bad.

Pardon the late reply, i work nights, and this is the first time this morning that i have not been busy. Regarding the controls, they are undoubtedly responsive, theres certainly no problem on that front, but i'm going to have to hark back to the notion that i think the game plays well too slow. Some of the bosses are a lot of fun to fight yes, but i truly did not enjoy many of the "non-boss" enemies, travelling from A to B i constantly found myself running past the standard enemies simply because i could not be arsed to even fight them again for the 9000th time. Theres not a single enemy i run past when i play Nioh because of its super fast, razor sharp slick gameplay.  Regarding the name of the game, it wasn't my intention to spell its name wrong, i guess with been british, it just sounds like Bloodbourne to me as opposed to Bloodborne, no doubt when i finish judgment, if i comment about it, i will most likely more often than not refer to it as judgement I Appreciate the reply, and yes, it's all subjective, but for me Nioh is the superior game.



dexterlablab1 said:
If you want to say "poor man's Ninja Gaiden", that's your opinion. But to say "poor man's Nioh" is ridiculous considering Nioh came out 3 years AFTER Bloodbourne.

Hell, I love both Bloodbourne and Nioh. But let's be honest here. For as good as Nioh is, a good amount of that content feels like it's padded to make the game longer.

Bloodborne is by no stretch of the imagination a bad game, but having played Nioh, the only departments i give the win to bloodborne for are graphics for sure, and perhaps atmosphere.

Gameplay wise, again, i wanted to destroy every single enemy in every single mission on Nioh. In bloodbore i would see enemy "x" approaching again and think to myself..... fook this for a game of tiddlywinks, i aint fighting that bore for 3 minutes again.



John2290 said:
End of, eh? Well it must be so if you say it so. I bow to your mighty wisdom in all thing.
Bloodbo(u?)rne is one of the best games of the generation, I whip it out to speed run it still, 4 years on. In fairness it has aged a tad sooner than it should have had but that is because Nioh and Sekerio upped the genre standards which is a good thing. Maybe grab a time machine and play it when it was relevant before ya compare it to games that were built on it and it's sister series foundations. Nioh excels exactly where BB and souls does not and vice versa. They are opposite puzzle pieces with the same picture on them. BBs exploration, level design and atmosphere and addictive progression is subperb in my opion and the variety of stat builds and weapons make it replayable with a sense of freshness. I do know one thing from souls games though, it's never as fun if you use a guide, the co-op or you try to rush or possibly brute force your way through with leveling.

Completely fair words, its due to the fact that i don't like RPG's that it took me this long to play Demon Souls type games in the first place. and if i would have played Bloodborne in 2015, i'm sure i would have thought more highly of it than i do now. Nioh was my first game of this type, and i have played it frequently since, last time i checked my play time was at over 440 hours, i'm slowing down a bit now, but by the time Nioh 2 comes out, i'm certian i will have passed the 500 hour mark.