Parents' Guide to

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Challenging expansion just as violent as gory original.

Game PlayStation 4 2015
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A cut above most DLC, this violent expansion pack provides a healthy amount of distinctive new content. The enemies and bosses here are harder than any encountered previously thanks to their punishing new tactics and nearly impervious defenses (you'll need to be extremely careful when trying to dodge-leap by several of them). And the new locations and occasional chats with nonplayer characters provide a few more precious details about the game's lore for players who want to better understand the city of Yarnham and its troubled, horrific history. It's basically a long and satisfying concluding chapter to a long and satisfying game.

To have the best experience, however, it helps to bear in mind a few things. For starters, don't even try tackling the new content with a character below level 65 (or level 100, if you've started a New Game + file). Also, make liberal use of the new nonplayer character hunters that you can (usually) summon before major bosses. They aren't always great fighters, but they make for useful distractions and can give you a chance to heal between attacks. Last, make sure you save and spend your weapon upgrade resources appropriately. They're limited, and not having enough to upgrade your favorite weapons is a bummer. Follow these suggestions, and you'll be in for a grueling (but ultimately super fun) fantasy ride.

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