Pause option

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#1 Posted by chilipeppersman (1319 posts) -

It would be much easier for me to justify purchasing this game if I could pause it, unlike the earlier souls games. I'm aware of the systems currently in place, I just wanna know if anyone knows about blood borne having a pause option. Haven't been able to find any solid info so far

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#2 Posted by Original_Hank (264 posts) -

I am only guessing but it probably will be similar to darksouls/demons souls, meaning no. It still is maintaining a connection to the internet, so pausing would be disruptive to that.

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#3 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (2094 posts) -

No, it most likely will not, but quitting out of a Souls game is pretty much the equivalent of pausing.

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#4 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5988 posts) -

Can't imagine it will be different.

If this is a big deal for you I'd say just forget about it, get a different game.

I need to pause a lot in my life but I like these games enough that that's not relevant.

I've always been able to find a quiet spot to stand still anyways. And worst case whatever, just another in a long list of deaths.

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#5 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

I doubt it but it's not completely impossible. Generally speaking the environment in these games is very static so just going afk in a safe-ish area should be fine; or quit out as mentioned.

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#6 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

It would be much easier for me to justify purchasing this game if I could pause it, unlike the earlier souls games. I'm aware of the systems currently in place, I just wanna know if anyone knows about blood borne having a pause option. Haven't been able to find any solid info so far

There is no way this game will be pausable. I don't know why other posters aren't just saying that cause that is how it is. From has no intention of putting pause in these games. That said enemies don't "patrol" and they don't respawn as long as you stay in the area. So if you are playing offline and are in a room not full of enemies it is generally totally safe to just walk away. Even if you are online you can always just exit the game right where you stand and when you resume all the enemies you killed will still be dead so you won't have lost any progress by quitting out. You just can't quit in the middle of a pvp invasion short of pulling the cord.

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#7 Posted by Rafaelfc (2243 posts) -

I find it crazy that someone would not play an amazing game just because you can't pause it.

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#8 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

Highly unlikely, you'll just have to suck it up.

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#9 Edited by Cubidog1 (414 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it won't be pausable. From Software doesn't strike me as the type of company to try and make their games more accessible.

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#10 Posted by probablytuna (5008 posts) -

I think pausing goes against the core design of Souls games and I don't think it will be in Bloodborne either.

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#11 Edited by peritus (1137 posts) -

I would hope not, its a part of these games. The quitting out tip is actually pretty handy, I hadn't even considered that.

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#12 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (2304 posts) -

Not being able to pause in the Souls game has never ever been a problem for me once. Honestly I wouln't care either way but not playing it because you can't pause seems weird.

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#13 Posted by Crembaw (894 posts) -

The quitting/reloading is fast enough in all the games that I can't really see not being able to pause being a big issue.

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#14 Posted by kaos_cracker (1003 posts) -

Play the game in a time frame were you wouldn't need to pause. If not you could just quit out and just load back were you left off if needed. The only time a pause button would ever be needed is if you are on a boss battle and your cat exploded or something.

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#15 Posted by Burt (200 posts) -

This feature really annoys my wife, which I find amusing.

'come help me put this bedsheet thing on'

'No I can't, I'm on the playstation'

'just pause it'

'I can't , there is no pause'

'what?' (comes into the lounge and stare incredulously at first the game then me )

walks off shaking her head

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#16 Posted by ASilentProtagonist (738 posts) -

@crembaw said:

The quitting/reloading is fast enough in all the games that I can't really see not being able to pause being a big issue.

This. If pausing is such a big deal, maybe you shouldn't be playing video games dude.... Learn to adapt.

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#17 Edited by Soulsfan1984 (7 posts) -

@crembaw said:

The quitting/reloading is fast enough in all the games that I can't really see not being able to pause being a big issue.

This. If pausing is such a big deal, maybe you shouldn't be playing video games dude.... Learn to adapt.

I think that's a bit harsh. Kind of like saying if you can't afford a BMW then you shouldn't drive. I would love a pause in the game, but it's just a game. If real life is more important atm then it is.

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#18 Posted by ASilentProtagonist (738 posts) -
@asilentprotagonist said:

@crembaw said:

The quitting/reloading is fast enough in all the games that I can't really see not being able to pause being a big issue.

This. If pausing is such a big deal, maybe you shouldn't be playing video games dude.... Learn to adapt.

I think that's a bit harsh. Kind of like saying if you can't afford a BMW then you shouldn't drive. I would love a pause in the game, but it's just a game. If real life is more important atm then it is.

NEVER make an analogy about video games, and reality.....never.

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#19 Posted by Soulsfan1984 (7 posts) -

@soulsfan1984 said:
@asilentprotagonist said:

@crembaw said:

The quitting/reloading is fast enough in all the games that I can't really see not being able to pause being a big issue.

This. If pausing is such a big deal, maybe you shouldn't be playing video games dude.... Learn to adapt.

I think that's a bit harsh. Kind of like saying if you can't afford a BMW then you shouldn't drive. I would love a pause in the game, but it's just a game. If real life is more important atm then it is.

NEVER make an analogy about video games, and reality.....never.

NEVER take advice from some random person on the internet...never.

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#20 Posted by j0lter (310 posts) -

If the fact that you have to exit the game to "pause" keeps you from playing it, then don't play it. Seriously should not be a game breaker for someone. Can it suck sometimes? Yea. But it makes sense with the theme of the game and it keeps you feeling afraid at all times.

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#21 Edited by RonGalaxy (4936 posts) -

When I played dark souls, I was at firelink shrine and I figured "oh, this is a good stop to put the game down while I go pee" as soon as I put the controller down the fucking shitty ps3 trigger hits the table and I do a heavy attack on petrus. So, naturally, I love these stupid games.

Also, bonfires in dark souls always served as decent pause points. Not sure what the bonfire equivalent will be/be like in bloodborne, but maybe that will be the case this time as well?

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#22 Edited by chilipeppersman (1319 posts) -

Thanks for all the responses everyone! Life has gotten busy and I forgot about this post.

@peritus: good to know! I'll be renting it through gamefly soon. I love horror so hopefully I'll dig it. I've never been good at souls games so I'm trying to find as many tips on YouTube that I can. Wish me luck!

@soulsfan1984 thanks for understanding! Appreciate it.

Judging by your responses here it seems like the way to go would be quitting if I'm in an unsafe place or I need to take a long break, otherwise finding a safe place while offline seems ok. My last question is that I have heard that patches have decreased the load times significantly, is this true? I heard they can be pretty bad.

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#23 Posted by The_Ruiner (1766 posts) -

Hit the Playstation button.

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#24 Edited by Justin258 (15590 posts) -

When I first played Dark Souls and I found out I couldn't pause, I almost just put the game down and never wanted to touch it again. Can't pause? That's fucking ridiculous, what if I suddenly have to get up for some reason?

I still wish you could pause but I wound up finishing Dark Souls II and I've made it a fair way into Dark Souls. It's weird, but if something is urgent enough for me to have to get up so fast that I can't quit out, then whatever is happening is way more important than a video game. Quitting takes half a second anyway, and if you pause in the middle of most of these boss fights, you're going to get fucked as soon as you unpause.

I still find it an annoyance but it's no reason not to get the game.

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#25 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (1130 posts) -

I'd say the load times aren't even enough time to look at your phone. They're pretty speedy. You don't load that often in normal play.

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#26 Edited by chilipeppersman (1319 posts) -

Thanks for the clarification dudes! I recently got a promo to renew my game fly subscription so I'll be trying this out, wish me luck! I'm watching the ps access video on how not to die in bloodborne lol if anyone has got any other helpful shout outs please let me know.

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