On my first try to beat BB i was purely frustrated and haven't finished the game. I restarted it after 30 hours when i've messed something up in the Forbidden Woods and it was that i've accidentally atacked the hunter there which drowe him mad and, well i couldn't beat him + it just bothered me somehow.
Shorter time further, i started anew. I honestly wished to rush through it. Hate to buy a game and not to finish it. It's like a little obsession. It was more fun than first time and i've finished it after 38 hours with no chalice dungeon completed. Was kinda glad and thought the game's not really great.
And now, it attracted me to give it another try and to find out if i am able to see the greatness there. After 10 hours of a rather honest gameplay when i try to collect everything, and will try to complete at least some chalices - it has finally grown on me guys. The game took me like 80 hours divided into 3 playthroughs to trully appreciate how's it good.
Finally , i don't stick purely with the hunters axe. Started with the cleaver, now i'm using the kirkhammer. If only there were more interesting and useful armors to find. All new armors i found were sold, except for the hunters collection that i wear from almost the beginning . But i'm glad i restarted it this time. Am so excited to beat my favorite boss Amygdala. ^_^
Still playing it offline, i just don't like online elements in singleplayer. And i don't have the dlc but i don't care.
Now a little bit of venting. I think when i beaten Vicar Amelia previously it was easier than 'Father' and Starved Beast. This time, i can't be mad even more, lol. Been trying 3 times - ended up dead with her having more than a half of her health bar full. Also the hunter fighting alonside with me is dead so soon.
So i've been trying to grind for 2 hours which has ended with a 'tragedy' - i lost all blood vials, quick silver bullets and echoes - two hours and instead of a progress i've stepped a little backwards.
(If there's some mistakes in the text than pardon me, my english isn't anyhow great and i'm still in the learning process.)
Thanks for reading, eventually even 4 replies. Summa-summarum i only wanted to say that i finally embraced the difficulty and fell in love with the gameplay.