Bloodborne is the latest game by From Software, the devious minds behind Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, and is one of the best games of the year so far. It’s also one of the most difficult. Anyone who hasn’t played one of the Souls games before is in for a rude awakening when they fire up Bloodborne for the first time, as the game is unforgiving in a lot of way. Never fear! While Bloodborne is a difficult game to come to grips with, it’s not impossible and becomes more enjoyable as you invest your blood, sweat, and tears into mastering its intricate, rewarding design. Those starting Bloodborne for the first time may find themselves quickly becoming frustrated, but these 11 tips will help any hunter gain the knowledge and skill required to slay monsters in no time.
11. Go Slow
One of the best ways to get a handle on Bloodborne‘s unusual design is to memorize enemy placements in each of the game’s areas, as many of them are placed in such a way as to get the drop on you when you first go through an area. You’ll never know exactly what’s going to happen when you enter a new area of the game, so a good strategy is to take things slow. Rushing is a good way to get killed in this game and you’re already going to die enough as it is; why make things even harder for yourself? Bloodborne is not a game meant to be sped through the first time, so be cautious and take in the beautifully grotesque scenery Yharnam has to offer.