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Ronster316 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

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.

Last reply before i return to work for a while......... When i finish Bloodborne, i'm going to play Dark Souls 3 next, looks like i'm going to end up doing the souls games in reverse order of their release. in terms of pace, which of the 4 souls games (Demon's souls included too of course) is shall i say.... speedier gameplay and tempo wise? were Demons Souls and Dark Souls 1 the pinnacle of this franchise?

In terms of speed of gameplay:

Souls 3>Souls 1>Demon>Souls 2

I played 2, than 3, than 1 and finally Demon.  Most everybody holds Demon and 1 as the pinnacle.  But I do not agree.  Souls 3 is easily the best.  I think Souls 1 and Demon have a bunch of nostalgia tied to them.  Most also hate 2, while it is my least favorite, I still loved it.  

In terms of quality:

3>1>Demon>2

Just my experience, with at least 100 hours into each.



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Ronster316 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

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.

Last reply before i return to work for a while......... When i finish Bloodborne, i'm going to play Dark Souls 3 next, looks like i'm going to end up doing the souls games in reverse order of their release. in terms of pace, which of the 4 souls games (Demon's souls included too of course) is shall i say.... speedier gameplay and tempo wise? were Demons Souls and Dark Souls 1 the pinnacle of this franchise?

I really loved Demons' Souls when it first came out, but I went back and played it years later and found it to be not nearly as good as the Dark Souls games.  It was a very important stepping stone, but I think all of the Dark Souls games are better.  Dark Souls 1 would probably be the best, but 2 and 3 are almost as good.

Not sure about pacing.  My gut would say Dark Souls 3, but it has been a while since I've played the first two.



Chrkeller said:
Ronster316 said:

Last reply before i return to work for a while......... When i finish Bloodborne, i'm going to play Dark Souls 3 next, looks like i'm going to end up doing the souls games in reverse order of their release. in terms of pace, which of the 4 souls games (Demon's souls included too of course) is shall i say.... speedier gameplay and tempo wise? were Demons Souls and Dark Souls 1 the pinnacle of this franchise?

In terms of speed of gameplay:

Souls 3>Souls 1>Demon>Souls 2

I played 2, than 3, than 1 and finally Demon.  Most everybody holds Demon and 1 as the pinnacle.  But I do not agree.  Souls 3 is easily the best.  I think Souls 1 and Demon have a bunch of nostalgia tied to them.  Most also hate 2, while it is my least favorite, I still loved it.  

In terms of quality:

3>1>Demon>2

Just my experience, with at least 100 hours into each.

Thanks for that, much appreciated, will play 3 soon, then 1 after, and demons/2 i will consider down the road.



AbbathTheGrim said:
Threads like this are why video games lead to violence.

Whoa, its just a bit of a debate, not a war, which country are you in, i will tread CAREFULLY if i ever visit lol.



RJTM1991 said:
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...

Very true regarding bloodborne inspiring Nioh, i do have a lot to thank the game for, but your points about Nioh been more in depth, having more content, replay value etc are absolutely spot on.



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Dude you can’t be serious with that title ? this should have been filed under comedy discission.



Blasphemy!



Hiku said:

I don't think I'd compare Bloodborne to Ninja Gaiden when there are examples like other Souls games or Nioh to compare with. I think the upcoming Code Vein will be another one.

trasharmdsister12 said:
I think something people misunderstand about FROM games is that they aren't hard because they're cheap. They're hard because they're obtuse and that can be good or bad.

I'm not sure where I'd draw the line between cheap and obtuse when it comes to a boss' attack power/speed/hitboxes, but from my experience the main thing that stands out for me regarding bosses in these type of games (NiOh included) is not that they have an unusual amount of techniques you need to learn how to deal with. But rather that once you get hit, it hurts a lot more.

Though there was one mechanic I particularly disliked in Bloodborne, that lead to increasing the amount of time it took me to take down bosses. But it wasn't related to the boss itself.

Usually in games when I lose to a boss, I want to just go back and try again.
But in Bloodborne, once I ran out of Blood Vials, I had to farm the two nearest enemies next to my save point for more.
I found this to be a break in immersion, and a demotivating element. It lead to me turning off the game in instances where I normally would have ran back to the boss a few times instead.

In NiOh this was not an issue because even if you spend all your health potions, the game still gives you a minimum amount of free potions (which can increase if you upgrade the skill) when you revive. It's not a maximum of 9, but enough to give you a proper chance at getting to that phase of the boss where it starts using the moves you're having trouble with. Or even defeating it. But starting with 0 just doesn't feel right when the game is designed to let you carry 9.

I think that line is different for every person which is why peoples' reactions to the way these games are designed vary greatly. And for sure the bosses hit a lot harder than in a conventional action game. But to counter that the arenas are typically larger and the design of the dodge/roll mechanic is such that if you time it right you won't take any damage at all.

Where other action games may put an emphasis on using the right item or keeping distance or even just absorbing damage while finding a way to deal more in return (like being able to cancel an attack to dodge), the Souls-like games focus on a different way of dealing with bosses so it's on the player to learn those rules and apply them. And I think that's why some people think the games are poorly designed; because the rules the game imposes are different than what we're accustomed to. And I had that same reaction. I was stuck on Father Gascoigne for over 3 years. I definitely get the frustration with coming to terms with the game's rules lol. I farmed that path hundreds of times. I'd go back to the game every couple of months, try and die for 3 hours straight and then give up for another few months. The games can be extremely tedious and I think each person will receive that aspect differently as well.

I haven't played NiOh but from what you're describing it looks to be a mix of Souls-like design and conventional design with a greater focus on the combat system providing options. 

I also totally agree that I wouldn't compare NG to Bloodborne/Souls. One is difficult because of the dexterity and focus and reaction times required while the other brings a lot of challenge from coming to terms with mechanics, items, build, and world design.



sub-zero-TM said:
Dude you can’t be serious with that title ? this should have been filed under comedy discission.

Comedy is unfortunately practically dead it todays toxic enviroment, such a shame really that people cant agree to disagree instead of been spiteful..... however, a lot of people on my profile page agree, Nioh is the better game, of course thats a matter of opinion, but quite a few happen to share that opinion, i cant wait for Nioh 2, its a must have, bloodborne 2? i'll wait and see.



I respect your opinion even though I find it unfair to compare to different kind of games. Bloodborn is not a hack n slash like Ninja Gaiden. It's an action RPG.. 

The beauty in games Iike Bloodborn, souls series... Etc is that each time you play the game, you find new ways to attack and vice and versa, the enemies never attacks you the same way twice.