Bloodborne Starter Guide

Prepare yourself before diving into the challenges within Bloodborne.

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From Software's challenging role-playing game Bloodborne is now available, so we've put together a guide to assist you in getting prepared for the game.

Update, March 27: We've added a quick look at Bloodborne's armor sets and a how-to for finding a rare set, a discussion with Reviews Editor Kevin VanOrd, and a detailed breakdown of why you should give the game a try even if you didn't like Dark Souls.

If you'd like to see what we thought of the game, check out our review.

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Here are some important things you need to know before starting a new game file.

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Your character's history will define their starting traits, so make sure you know what the differences are and choose wisely to suit your play style.

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If you've never played Demon's Souls or a Dark Souls game before, here are 15 tips to help you out and impart an idea of what to expect.

The good news is that you absolutely do not need to have prior knowledge of the Souls games to understand, appreciate, and most importantly, play Bloodborne. For the seasoned Souls player, it would be a mistake to assume you can skip through the tutorials.

Friends can also team up to take down bosses co-operatively.

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Check out how we compared the game's differences to that of Dark Souls, and learn from our mistakes.

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Still not convinced whether the game is right for you? We rounded up everything you need to know about it before picking it up.

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If you aren't a fan of the Souls games, don't let that discourage you from trying Bloodborne. Here's why!

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Kevin VanOrd deals more details on his nine out of 10 review for Bloodborne.

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A quick look at the armor sets in Bloodborne...

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...And how to get a special secret set in a secret area!

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