Try-It Tuesday: BLOODBORNE

BLOODBORNE is a 2015 third-person action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It’s free this month for PS+ members.

The delightfully decrepit and gothic town of Yharnam is overrun with a plague of monsters and madness. You are a Hunter, armed with pistol, blunderbuss, axe, threaded cane or saw-cleaver. It is possible to customize the character’s gender, body type, hair, eyes, features, skin color and more, but I couldn’t seem to get mine to look like anything other than the lovechild of Jessica Jones and Stephen Colbert.

There are single-player and multiplayer versions of BLOODBORNE, and procedurally-generated dungeons filled with traps, beasts, and rewards, to explore and conquer alone or with others.

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BLOODBORNE was awarded the 2015 Game of the Year by several video game review sites, named 2015 PlayStation 4 Game of the Year from IGN, and nominated for eight Golden Joystick Awards, of which it won Best Original Game and also PlayStation Game of the Year. In 2017, Game Informer ranked it #11 on their Top 100 RPGs of all-time list.

Rated “M” for “mature,” due to violence, blood and gore.

~ J.L. Hilton

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