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I generally do not buy multiplayer shooters (if I do, its for the campaign attached to it), so perhaps I am totally the wrong audience. I've always been horribly bad at Battlefield games (both single & multiplayer) and my last Call of Duty was Modern Warfare (1).. I tried the beta of Battlefield One, confirming I still suck beyond it being enjoyable at Battlefield, I tried the Titanfall 2 Beta and (unlike everybody else it seems), enjoyed it... despite also kind of sucking at it ;) CoD never interested me beyond the original Modern Warfare.

I don't know if there are more, more casual shooter, players like me that are less interested in 'the big two' that Titanfall is suck inbetween.

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I think this is a very personal choice and decision. I personally would say Bloodborne would be enough. I got it and played it for almost an entire year (with other games inbetween). Until Dawn also was really good... Personally loved 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' but I know that is not an option universally shared ;)

One of the games I am still really looking forward to is Noman's Sky, but it's also coming to the PC, so if you got a good PC that might not count.

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Perhaps I don't understand the topic, but I never got the feeling the Giant Bomb staff ignored the souls games. Vinny I believe has been a strong and outspoken fan of these games since the beginning and I've seen a lot of coverage. Even Jeff seems to have gotten slightly into it due to Bloodborne and they talked a lot about it. Various shows have been dedicated to souls games (my favorite remains the Breaking Brad's where he goes for Platinum Bloodborne) and even incidental streaming (I believe before PAX?) recently had Brad going back to Dark Souls I due to the fun he had with III.

I am guessing the 'deminishing returns' of this being the 5th game in the series might impact it being a GOY candidate, but you can't say they are ignoring this series and a lot of the staff (esp. Vinny, Brad, Austin and Jason) have expressed their love for the series. What actually becomes GOY never interests me that much personally.

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While I never was a huge fan of the concept of invasions I so far am having fun with it. Even the time it was really 'annoying' it sort of turned out alright. I only play when my kids are sleeping as I don't think you can combine the two. I rarely get invaded, but exactly on the night my daughter could not sleep due to feeling ill I did get invaded and since you can't quit I thought let the invader kill me. The invader never came as I looked after my daughter... and when she was okay again he/she still had not shown up. I think about 10 or 15 minutes, when I had time to play again I found the invader and actually won... Even that worked out, while it originally annoyed me in the timing... No idea what that person was doing that entire time :p

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@cigaro said:

I just beat Dark Souls 3 and have 28 hours in the game so far... and I plan on playing quite a bit more.

Wow, I am 28 hours in and just a few area's in :p I play these games extremely slowly, exploring every area, farming, etc.. ohyeah and dying lots like a noob :P

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#6  Edited By aldo_q

So far I really like the stories of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls (only play(ed) 3). I do think I learned most of the story of both games from watching lore-video's and speculation video's. Bloodborne and Dark Souls are not connected storywise as far as I understand. I actually find watching good lore video's quite fun. Because it's all just hinted at watching a video of somebody who spend hours and hours researching and putting things together is sometimes causes a real 'ohyeah' moment. It suddenly makes much more sense. Like something you kinda knew, but never put together 100%.

So far Bloodborne has done more for me there. The details of the world and hints towards lovecraft are sometimes so obscure.. It's fun to 'figure them out' (== watch somebody else explain them to you). Dark Souls seems a bit more straight forward in that sense. But perhaps I just need to watch more video's ;)

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Bloodborne was an unexpected game of the year for me last year. It may very well be that Dark Souls 3 is it of this year given how long I can play one of these games (I was still playing Bloodborne right upto DD3 release) and it has been years since I could actually fill a full top 10 list.

Also the few games I am still excited for this year so far is quite low... No Man's Sky is probably it. Al through I often find myself surprised with games that where not on my radar originally...

Yes its more of the same, but it's one of the few games that I really look forward to playing when the kids have gone to bed instead of thinking about what to play..

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#9  Edited By aldo_q

Bloodborne was my first souls experience also and I really had to get used to the way DS3 works in some ways. I even originally looked at my huge health-bar which looks way bigger starting in DS3 then in Bloodborne and got burned as such thinking I could 'take hits' like in late-game Bloodborne... no you can't :p

For me personally it did help to originally play like I play Bloodborne and ignore the shield and focus on rolling and dogging. Which is for sure not the same as Bloodborne, but it helped me get my footing. And return to the area's you already know, with the enemies you also know and start practicing with the shield... It gave me a solid balance with gaining progression in the game playing 'Bloodborne style' and learning a more Dark Souls playstyle :P

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As somebody who got into the 'souls games' with Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 is my first 'core souls' game I cannot comment if it's easier or not compared to the other souls games. I myself was however struggling at the start quite a bit as a Bloodborne player (who has gone through Bloodborne multiple times and is close to the platinum). I had quite a bit of trouble getting used to actually playing a class (cleric was my choice) and the shield gameplay. Where I can breeze through most of Bloodborne NG content and challance dungeons I was originally actually finding myself in trouble with the first boss in Dark Souls 3. Only when I started to actually apply Bloodborne fighting tactic's (I 2hand a lot now) I got a lot better at it.

What I am trying to say is that I think DS3 is probably still quite challenging combat-wise if I never experienced that type of combat, even if you played something similar in style. Now that I have spend some time with DS3 and slowly am starting to try out the 'sword & shield' gameplay I am getting used to it. A lot of it I think comes down to experience with this type of game...