How similar are Dark Souls and Bloodborne?

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Bloodborne is an upcoming action adventure title for the PlayStation 4 that resembles From Software's difficult deathfest Dark Souls. They've got quite a few similarities, but there are also some differences between the two titles that you'll want to be aware of if you're interested in buying Bloodborne. Prima Games has compiled a list of both the similarities and differences to aid you in figuring out if you should purchase the game or not!

Bloodborne vs. Dark Souls - Death Becomes You

Bandai Namco and From Software changed the way we look at difficult games with the Dark Souls series. All three games (including Demon's Souls) are arguably the toughest of the previous console generation. As the PlayStation 4 celebrates its one-year anniversary, we draw closer to the spiritual successor of From Software's infamous series. While we may see Dark Souls 3 at some point in the future, on February 3, 2015, the developer and SCE Japan Studio will release Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4.

While Bloodborne and Dark Souls have quite a few things in common, there are also a number of differences between the two. On that note, let's take a look at what fans of the Dark Souls series have to look forward to when Bloodborne debuts.

Combat Speed

In Dark Souls, speed is not a commonly used term. If you try to finish off a group of enemies too quickly, they'll almost certainly end up taking you down with one or two attacks. You need to approach each enemy encounter with patience, and sometimes run away to separate the enemies and make it easier to combat them. Slow and steady wins the race in Dark Souls, as even fights against basic foes can take awhile because you're constantly dodging or trying to move around to their back side to score critical blows.

That's not the case when it comes to Bloodborne. Combat is much faster, and while you'll still need a heavy dose of strategy to get through most of the battles, you can't take your time and expect to win. Your character moves faster, enemies move faster and your dodging ability and general movement speed are also a bit quicker. If you don't take down enemies quickly, you'll be overrun.


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