Before heading to Köln, Germany for the one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world, there were two games that I wanted to get my hands on: [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985) and Dark Souls 3. In terms of the latter, I had half an hour to traverse the new lands from the minds at From Software. There were amazing new enemies, a great new combat stance and a level of difficulty that the series hasn't had in a while.
As it stands, Bloodborne is probably my favourite game of 2015 so far. It's still a better title than The Witcher 3 in my opinion and it's one of the best games From Software have ever developed. Therefore, even though playing Dark Souls 3 was a fantastic experience, the Bloodborne DLC that Miyazaki spoke about earlier this year is still more exciting!
Bloodborne DLC Expansion vs Dark Souls 3
Firstly, I'd like to ensure you all that Dark Souls 3 was fantastic. The recent gameplay demo from Gamescom that was released was the level that I played. Having recently finished [Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin](tag:2768294) (which is incredible) I felt completely prepared to take on the enemies that From Software had lined up. However, I was surprised by the unpredictable nature of their attacks. Miyazaki has done a great job of mixing the game with enemies that seem both familiar and completely foreign in terms of attack patterns.
But you'll start to realise that the new attack stance in Dark Souls 3 is the key to defeating particular enemies. Having played all of the Souls games, I felt like I didn't need this awesome new stance - I knew how to handle myself. But this game will force us to adapt and change our attack patterns, much like Bloodborne did. You'll die otherwise and I love that idea!
Which Release Date Are You Excited For?
I adore the new pace in Bloodorne, and Dark Souls 3 has certainly borrowed from it. But there's something about its gothic setting that makes me want that Bloodborne DLC so much more! We've had so many Souls titles in recent years (and I never want that to stop) but Bloodborne feels so fresh and new that I can't help but commend From Software's achievements. I want to bask in this new world and Dark Souls 3 certainly feels familiar.
But where do you stand? Do you feel done with Bloodborne for this year? Are you ready for some more Souls action? Or does an expansion to one of 2015's masterpieces sound like the perfect release? Let us know where you stand in the comments!