Bloodborne™ the old hunters edition (english/chinese/korean ver

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And so another yarn has arrived from Yharnam just in time lớn remind us why Bloodborne is one of the best games of the year. The Old Hunters is a full-blooded expansion, boasting nightmarish new environments and a bevy of brutal beasts lớn slaughter, but it"s the vast array of original equipment that will have moon slaves practically salivating over this add-on. As far as DLC goes, this is one of the stronger sets that you"re likely to lớn see.

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Everything about it is as ambiguous as you"d expect, but that"s always been one of the primary appeals of the package as a whole. To access the Hunter"s Nightmare – one of the new locations that you"ll be visiting – you"ll need khổng lồ sacrifice yourself to lớn a giant space beetle clinging on lớn the Cathedral Ward wall. Once you"re away with the not-so friendly fairies, From Software"s familiar chơi game loop starts to lớn formulate – it"s hunt or be hunted in this gothic otherworld.


The combat, as described in our review, is so far ahead of its peers that it"s not even funny; howling wolf people hiss & groan as you decorate their torsos with irreparable wounds. But it"s buoyed here by the introduction of new weapons: the Whirligig Saw is a great hunking club which transforms into a mechanical sawblade on a stick, while the Boom Hammer can be heated for a short period in order khổng lồ provide extra elemental damage lớn your strikes.

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We"re particularly keen on the Gatling gun, an arm-mounted cannon that allows you to pepper enemies with quicksilver bullets. There"s also a knuckleduster for those who prefer the close and personal approach, as well as the Loch Shield – a welcome addition for the Dark Souls faithful, which comes in useful against the Queen of the Astral Clocktower, an especially unpleasant individual named Lady Maria.


The five boss khủng fights are much as you"d expect: abhorrent, brutal, & brilliant. Ludwig – a character who"ll be familiar to lớn disciples of Bloodborne"s lore – is a hefty individual, defined by an abundance of teeth & stringy sinews. He contrasts heavily with the Living Failures, grotesque gelatinous substances which are willing khổng lồ die in order khổng lồ protect a wilted sunflower. Each is more challenging & memorable than the last, with the final encounter proving a real test.

But it"s not just the big battles that shine here, as the sense of discovery is also a highlight. The Research Hall is a gigantic vertical staircase littered with the remains of failed experiments, while the Fishing Hamlet is a barnacle pocked seaside port, cursed with corpses covered in silverfish và aquatic adversaries who gurgle & sputter as you put them khổng lồ the sword. The level design is excellent, though the sheer diversity of the locations means that they don"t quite overlap as well as the main game.

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Still, even in spite of this minor oversight, the art direction remains as squalid as ever. Crooked turrets pepper the skyline of the opening environment, offering a twisted fairytale-esque introduction khổng lồ the add-on. But as you progress things get progressively darker; the gothic architecture is expertly crafted, và while you will happen upon recycled assets, tiny touches such as bloody bodies banging against closed gates help lớn illustrate the depths of despair in this dreary dream world.

And the incredible thing is that after over 15 hours of exploration, we"re still yet khổng lồ see everything that the DLC has to offer; locked doors elude us, while the Simon"s Bowblade – which has featured heavily in pre-release press materials – remains an undiscovered scythe in our side. But it"s secrets like this that are going khổng lồ keep us playing long beyond the review process; even the final boss, a fearsome fire foe, took us a number of hours lớn track down.

We should áp lực that beating that final beast is very much a worthwhile endeavour, as it unlocks a new rune which will enable you lớn indulge your darker side. In fact, there"s an absolute ton of loot alongside the weapons that you can take back into the base game, with a dizzying degree of costumes và accessories for you to lớn experiment with. For hunters already drunk on the main outing"s offering, this DLC will ensure that you remain intoxicated until Dark Souls III arrives.


Conclusion

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is much more of the same from what is already an outstanding game. The new environments và boss encounters địa chỉ cửa hàng hours to the main experience, but it"s the deluge of additional equipment that will keep veterans most occupied. If you"ve been yearning for a reason khổng lồ return to Yharnam, then this DLC practically demands your Blood Echoes. Just remember that the life of a hunter is defined by death – và you"re going to lớn die a lot.

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Excellent 9/10

Scoring PolicyReview copy provided by Sony Computer Entertainment


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A true PlayStation veteran, Sammy"s covered the world of PS gaming for years, with an enormous Trophy count khổng lồ prove it. He also likes tennis games way more than you.


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Mon 23rd Nov 2015

I"m happy to lớn take any questions about the DLC you may have, but please bear in mind that as pointed out in the review, there are some bits I haven"t been able to find after hours of playtime myself!


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Mon 23rd Nov 2015

Excellent review, Sammy. I cannot wait to lớn dive back into my personal 2015 GOTY và tackle the new horrors that await!


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Mon 23rd Nov 2015

For the bowblade, just kill the hunter as soon as you enter Hunter"s Nightmare behind the locked door on the right. The one that normally goes up lớn Healing Church


get2sammyb Oh I believe it! If I wasn"t stoked for it already, the review definitely has me trying lớn rush through today just to lớn play it tonight.


gameongreggy Oh him! I kept him alive because I thought he may come in useful later on, but he"s disappeared now!


Mon 23rd Nov 2015

Look"s lượt thích I"m the only person in the World that dislike this game...