Steel yourself – these games won’t spell everything out for you.
Dark Souls didn’t exactly tell you how to deal with its trials but Bloodborne took things a step further. Bloodborne takes away any viability to wield shields and speeds up the combat, challenging players to get aggressive or die. The story-telling is way more fragmented, pushing the player deeper and deeper into a Lovecraftian-like nightmare. Again, while the summoning and message systems may help, Bloodborne pushes you to survive against all odds and rarely lets up.