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Old 12-02-2015, 02:00 AM   #146
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Game Review - Bloodborne DLC: The Old Hunters

How do you take a (nearly) perfect game and make it even better? Well, for once a DLC came out that was worth a shit.
The Old Hunters DLC for Bloodborne isn't just some stupid add-on for an average AAA game. It accentuates the game and gives even the best player one hell of a challenge. Hell, even accessing the DLC is a challenge. You have to beat the first few levels and progress through the first three boss levels before you have the opportunity.
I highly recommend you get to at least level 65 before you try to tackle this part of the game, by the way.

Now then, one of the major complaints about Bloodborne was the lack of weapon types and armor. They heard the bitchings and have installed several really cool new weapons like a circular saw on a mace, an amygdaloid limb to slap opponents and my favorite, the moonlight sword.
You can also set your character up with a new beast rune or a "Kin" rune that transforms you into said species.
The boss levels are beyond difficult but From Soft also added aLn option where you can call upon an "Old Hunter" to assist you throu bosses or particularly difficult areas. These NPC's are actually decent for once as well.

Getting back to the weapons, there are, (by my count) at least 10 new options including a shield that's worth two shits.
Four new bosses, several 1 on 1 NPC Hunter fights and a plethora of new and different enemies really complete this game. It's one hell of a challenge and it locked itself in for game of the year for me. I was on the fence between BBorne and Witcher 3 but after putting in a solid 10 hours on the DLC, (raising total gameplay to at least 65 hours for the average player) I had to give it to this beautifully produced game.
The music, graphics, environments and "oh shit" factor is perfect.

The DLC scores a 9.5 out of 10 and it solidifies BBorne at a perfect 10 for 10.

My ok complaint about The Old Hunters is the difficulty. It's a bit too challenging early on but once you get used to it, you'll be fine.
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