Bloodbourne Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Bloodbourne RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 7 Important Things You May Have Missed in Bloodbourne https://www.gameskinny.com/gsttp/7-important-things-you-may-have-missed-in-bloodbourne https://www.gameskinny.com/gsttp/7-important-things-you-may-have-missed-in-bloodbourne Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:04:16 -0400 T.W. Francis

By now, many have worked their way through Bloodbourne, but those who have played it may just have missed some things that are not included in the tutorial.  Some of the mechanics of the game are a bit obscure and unless you are a completionist, trying everything. You may have missed these advanced tips.

Please note that the following may contain spoilers:

You can attack while climbing a ladder

In most games, when you climb you can’t attack - so this one might be easy to miss.  It’s simple to do: while on a ladder press R1 to punch upward, or R2 to kick downward.  The chance to actually use this may be low since NPCs don’t actually climb ladders, but it’s good to know. 

Just don’t run out of stamina while climbing or you will fall to your death.

Your Trick Weapon transformation is also an attack

When striking an enemy, you can Press L1 to perform an attack that also transforms your weapon. 

It can be useful when you are fighting a group of enemies and the next enemy in the group is farther away. You won't need to slow your barrage of attacks.

You can restore the health lost from blood bullets

You know you can create bullets from your own blood at the cost of your health by pressing up on the D-pad.  What you may not know is that the health loss is part of Bloodbourne’s regain system. 

When you attack any nearby enemy immediately you can regain the health, essentially giving you free bullets.

You can add gestures to your notes

When you jot down notes in your notebook try pressing R1 a few times.  You can add a second set of words and you can also add a gesture.  When other players read your note they will see the gesture in spectral form. 

This can be useful in many ways like adding a point gesture to point out secrets and specific pathways when you line yourself up right.

You can break out of grab attacks

In the Forbidden Woods you will encounter enemies that grab you and deal a lot of damage while it seems you are unable to move.  But if you quickly alternate between L2 and R2 you can break out of the grab quicker than you normally would.  If you do it this way you won’t be knocked to the ground where it takes a few seconds to get up, instead you will throw the enemy off and be able to attack immediately.

You can reassign controls

With the PS4’s 2.50 System Software Update you can reassign every button on the DualShock 4 controller.  This can be useful for things like moving the sprint/dodge button from circle to L1 and it can allow you to control the camera in same way the Souls series does. 

Some bosses are best tackled without locking on so with full camera control and sprint the battles become more bearable.

You can regain health from dying enemies

The regain system allows you to restore health by attacking enemies so it’s only natural to assume that once the enemy dies you can no longer gain health from it, but if the system is still active that is not the case. 

Keep attacking those collapsing corpses to maximize your health gain. 

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10 Horror Games to Look Forward to in 2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/rsg25/10-horror-games-to-look-forward-to-in-2015 https://www.gameskinny.com/rsg25/10-horror-games-to-look-forward-to-in-2015 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:52 -0500 Dani Gosha

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Draugen (PC, OS X, Linux)

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Developer: Red Threads Games

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Publisher: TBA

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Red Threads' open world psychological survivor horror game comes to us this year based off the Scandinavian folklore and puts its gamers in a small fishing village where everyone has gone missing. The game is currently still in development for PC, Mac, Linux, and next-gen consoles.  

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Dead Island 2 (PC, PS 4, Xbox One)

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Developer: Yager Development

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Publisher: Silver Games

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After its 2011 prequel, Dead Island 2 is officially set to release this year for Microsoft Windows, PS4, and the Xbox One. Three months after the original Dead Island and Escape Dead Island storyline, gamers will find themselves in California once again battling the undead and trying to stay alive. 

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Forgotten Memories (iOS, Wii U, PSVita)

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Developer: Psychoz Interactive
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Publisher: Psychoz Interactive
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Forgotten Memories may not be a title that most of heard of until now, but it's shaping out to be a survival horror that many will remember. From Psychoz Interactive, the game is set to take place in an abandoned psychiatric hospital and looks to be an episodic, third-person game.

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Until Dawn (PS4 Exclusive)

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Developer: Supermassive Games
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Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
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In this adventure survivor horror, Supermassive Games sends 8 friends to a log cabin on the anniversary of the death of one of their friends. The catch? There just happens to be a crazed serial killer along for the ride. Set to be released this summer, Until Dawn features voice acting by actress Hayden Penettiere and some serious interactive split decision making that will determine who will make it til dawn. 

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Silent Hills (PS 4 Exclusive)

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Developer: Kojima Productions

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Publisher: Konami 

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PlayStation 4 owners are certainly on the look out for Kojima's take on the ninth installment in the Silent Hill franchise. After the thrilling P.T. interactive trailer, many gamers are speculating on what is Silent Hills actually about, but no one knows for sure. The mystery makes this game highly anticipated. 

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SOMA (PS4, OS X, Linux)

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Developer: Frictional Games

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Publisher: Frictional Games

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PC games are having a great year in horror and plan to keep it up with with SOMA, a sci-fi horror from the makers of Amnesia and Penubra. Like all of Frictional's games, SOMA will be in first-person that takes place on the underwater remote research facility, PATHOS-2, where the machines have started taking on human traits. 

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Outlast (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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Developer: Red Barrels

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Publisher: Red Barrels

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After the immense success of Outlast and Outlast Whistle Blower, Red Barrels will be giving us Outlast 2 this year. The game is set to take place in the same universe as the original Outlast but in a different setting with brand new characters. 

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Darkwood (PC, OS X, Linux)

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Developer: Acid Wizard Studio

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Publisher: Acid Wizard Studio

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Combining arcade style elements with adventure and RPG gaming, Acid Wizard Studio gives PC horror gamers Darkwood; an aerial perspective survival game. The game is still in early development with its third alpha having been released early January but is still set to make a bug free appearance later in the year. Much like the earlier released 2015 horror Dying Light, Darkwood will see the player collecting materials during the day and defending themselves by night.

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Asylum (PC, Linux, iOS, OS X)

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Developer: Senscape

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Publisher: Senscape

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With four years of production, Asylum is the brainchild of the Argentina-based independent game developer Senscape. This horror adventure will take the player on a chilling journey through the Hanwell Mental Institute fit with a storyline so disturbing it may haunt you for years.

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Bloodborne (PS4 Exclusive)

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Developer: From Software

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Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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From the makers of Dark Souls and Demon Souls, we anticipate Software's  2015 March release of this PS4 exclusive horror action-role play game. This spiritual successor of Dark Souls will see the player in the city of Yharnam, a city plagued with an epidemic illness that has turned its denizens into bestial creatures. Your mission? To survive. 

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