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Bloodborne Is Where Survival Horror Lives On (The Jimquisition)

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http://www.patreon.com/jimquisition http://www.thejimquisition.com While the world of so-called "AAA" games wants to believe survival horror is dead, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary. Hell, the genre is kept very much alive, at least in spirit, by the recently released Bloodborne. Not only is it a scary bloody game, it catches so many classic horror game tropes, it definitely deserves to be counted as a genuine survival horror game. Plus, y'know, it's got spiders in it. Y'all can also check out my Bloodborne review here: http://www.thejimquisition.com/2015/03/bloodborne-review-die-die-again/
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illuminati lizard (11 days ago)
This game is nothing like SH or any survival horror, really.. Wtf..
_justRenzo (1 month ago)
love it
tasty bassy (1 month ago)
Wholly offput by your "look" or "aesthetic", turned out to love this video! Don't care if the veins thing is true
Ravnoor Chahal (1 month ago)
There is nothing scary about Bloodborne play Resident Evil 7 that's true survival horror
MrMrMrprofessor (1 month ago)
Walking around the lower levels of Old Yharnam right before the encounter with the Blood Starved Beast filled me with so much fucking dread. There are random pillars of smoke everywhere that are hiding werewolves, and extremely tight and curvy cobblestone streets. I was so anxious making my way through...and then that one damn werewolf suddenly crashed through the church doors and I about leapt out of my seat. Such well executed horror. I haven't been that scared while playing a game in a very long time. Even without jump scares, this game is terrifying. I remember first going to Cathedral Ward and making my way up a small staircase towards the main cathedral square...and then hearing heavy footsteps and chains. Then this MASSIVE Church Dweller with a ball and chain suddenly comes from the path ahead of me...and I immediately went "NOPE" and turned right around and went the other route.
Nathaniel minnch Minnich (2 months ago)
So many intense moments every little second
Nathaniel minnch Minnich (2 months ago)
My favorite areas in bloodborn is the research lab and upper cathedral ward are the most terrifying
Nathaniel minnch Minnich (2 months ago)
I don't feel fear when I play bloodborn as much or at all, I mainly feel adrenaline,My heart beats as I m close to dead sooo close to killing a boss and feeling confidence and confident moment how I FINALLY fucking killed it,feeling a great accomplishment,and I never get scared by gore and in my opinion saw is the most non scary and boring movies ever
Nathaniel minnch Minnich (2 months ago)
7dayz to die is technically an actually survival horror game than bloodborn
Isaiah Mendoza (2 months ago)
Died. To Witches. Of Hemwick. Wow.
Tait Loyek (4 months ago)
Holy shit he has hair
phil hems (4 months ago)
Doctors say that when they are just stabbing and hoping because they can't actually see the vein because you're fat.
Colin Sway (4 months ago)
7:15 did he just die to the witches of hemwick?
Kenshin Himura (4 months ago)
Bloodborne is an amazing game. 9/10 What are your thoughts on Dark Souls Remastered?
Andrew The YouTube Noob (4 months ago)
Damn Jim! Breathe buddy, breathe.
You got killed by the witches of hemwick.
AstraVex (6 months ago)
Rifani Fauzi (6 months ago)
Horror??? Please visit the upper cathedral ward. That place gives me the creep... Ugh
Milf killer (8 months ago)
Sad that you ALMOST died (just joking... Ok? )
Oboys Gay (8 months ago)
Bloodborne 10/10 one of the best games of all time
pwnzor 79 (9 months ago)
valcliff b (9 months ago)
Thank my wiley, vascular veins for you, Jim! XD
Jack Carter (9 months ago)
So the doctors trying to save your life were enemies? :3
TheKnightDrag0n (9 months ago)
Right on the baby maker 4:43 XD
theDiReW0lf (9 months ago)
Never really considered it a "horror" game. Went back to play it for the billionth time and that part of the game where you go up through the cathedral ward on your way to Ebrietas is the most genuinely terrifying moment I've ever experienced in a game. No jump scares, just a brilliant soundtrack and lead-up.
White Rationalist (10 months ago)
dying to witches of hemwick is a joke
Surrealist Gal (10 months ago)
Ah, Jim, or some say, Jim fuckin' Sterlingson. Have you come to answer our prayers?
Surrealist Gal (10 months ago)
Ah, Jim. Or some say, Jimquidyipm. Have you come to answer our prayers?
Chrono Ryono (10 months ago)
@8:00 - One might say the enemies of the Jimquisition can try, and try again, but it will all be in... VEIN.
Justin Wade Jenna Krin (11 months ago)
Really? The hospital you were at never seen rolling veins before (thats what we call em when they move LOL) that kinda scary
Ash (11 months ago)
Love the Elo choice
Komodo23 (1 year ago)
abdalminator (1 year ago)
i like to think Bloodborne as Horror Action RPG. Its the first ever right? i dont know if any other games like Bloodborne other than Dark Souls
Bruce Wade (1 year ago)
guess this is one of those games I'll never play. exclusives and what not
b toki85 (1 year ago)
Hydro-Bot (1 year ago)
Love me some Sterling son
Bojku 999 (1 year ago)
7:15 I don't want to sound like a jerk, but how can anyone die on Witch of Hemwick fight?
Aron 2018 (7 months ago)
Believe me, anything can kill you in this game if you don't pay much attention.
This game made me so paranoid that I couldn't walk into a room without looking for beasts everywhere
Jimmy Ramos (1 year ago)
I absolutely agree. I played Bloodborne until this year, and being my first "Souls" game I was fascinated, but it definitely made me feel true terror, even in the music you can appreciate how the composers draw inspiration from horror movies music (Blood-starved Beast song is an exemple). Bloodborne it's truly a unique experience.
Dekan (1 year ago)
i want this. on pc.
slzzpwalker (1 year ago)
Too bad this game died so quickly.
krieginphern Jacobson (1 year ago)
5:02 "Shocking"
Christopher O'Grady (1 year ago)
Poetic Jim
Patrick Sikhrangkur (1 year ago)
This video reminds me that Bloodborne is the reason why I even own a PS4 and makes me wish I remembered my first playthrough.
João Matheus (1 year ago)
but Bloodborne is not survival horror
GamesAndGains (1 year ago)
Jim, I know this video is old now, but the arguments to your statement about Dark Souls having an easy mode are based on points exactly of which you described in this video. The difficulty creates the experience. While I'm all for the medium being open to the widest possible audience, the difficulty is absolutely vital to creating the experience the remainder of the entire game is based upon. If there was an easy mode, it wouldnt be DS/BB. It just wouldn't.
Chancefarus1 (1 year ago)
I love bloodborne and I suck at it
Best game on ps4
Aurora Uplinks (1 year ago)
im glad your alive
Arcadius 256 (1 year ago)
First video I've watched if yours. I can kinda feel as though I would like your channel but I also become an excessive fanboy sometimes. Can you entertain me enough for me to stay? Can you make other reviewers seem like idiots enough so that I won't go to them?
TheForsakenFalcon (1 year ago)
oh wow, you didn't talk shit on the favorite of mine of the series. respect gained + 1.
KrikaHalo (1 year ago)
Jim, you and I wear the same exact armor (Yahar'ghul), use the same exact sword, and we both use the poison knife.
Mangekyō (1 year ago)
Pant-shitting shit-eating demon... Fucking hell that killed me.
BirdBro (1 year ago)
I just got into Bloodborne this year, but I watched this video years ago when it came out. I'm half way through the game and I came back to watch this and it's so on point! I FUCKING LOVE THIS GAME!! CURSE MY POVERTY!! I COULD HAVE HAD THIS GLORIOUS ACTION EARLIER!!!
xdan (1 year ago)
Did you just die to the Witch of Hemwick
Stejn_ (1 year ago)
You almost died because you ditched the red tinted glasses.
Tony Soprano (1 year ago)
This was my first souls type game, ended up playing all of them afterwards and now it's my favorite genre... Bloodborne is and will most likely remain my favorite game of all time. I absolutely loved the gothic atmosphere and you're absolutely right, I was afraid to continue on because of the unknown. Masterpiece of a game
The False Rabbi (1 year ago)
I need a ps4 so bad
NatGarbage (1 year ago)
FUUUCCKKKKK Bloodborne is so satisfying and addicting.
Chris Duncan (1 year ago)
doctor, we can't get at his veins, what do we do? we're going to have to go in rectally
Kidagine (1 year ago)
I notice he did this video, talking about "surviving horror" one week after he almost died, not sure if this was done on purpose or not, but it just makes this feel depressing
UndeadFangtooth (1 year ago)
upper cathedral ward literally terrified me
rageoftyrael (1 year ago)
I agree completely. Bloodborne was easily the scariest game I've ever played, pretty much for the reasons you mentioned. With an autosave function that makes all deaths meaningful, you become much more cautious as you turn every corner and you dread the inevitable ambush you know is coming soon. It can be quite exhilarating as well, when you survive the ambush by the skin of your teeth.
Fizalex (1 year ago)
Man...if Jim died I would consider it a huge loss in my life, his videos are part of my daily routine. Jim is a special reviewer/content creator who makes content worth watching and has words worth listening to. He's a person who's opinion I trust and a recommendation from Jim is something I take seriously, I've never been disappointed with a game that Jim has recommended. Thank god for Jim.
TheUltimateRiku (1 year ago)
Bloodborne really was pretty fucking intense.
Rescue Hamster (1 year ago)
Good video. Though, I'm surprised you died to the Witch of Hemwick. Thats almost sad...
Alex Degenhardt (1 year ago)
Bloodborne: the soul reason many people bought a PS4
Brian Tesmer (1 year ago)
I respectfully disagree. I believe the game does try to overwhelm you with the horrible world, but I also believe the 'prey slaughtered' screen text when that appears after beating a boss shows that the boss should have feared you the whole time.
Christ J (1 year ago)
Fun fact: being unable to hit a vein is  an excuse that nurses tell people when they just want to stab them repeatedly because they don't like them...
bo hamburgers (1 year ago)
Glad you didn't die Jim I would have been sad 😪
bo hamburgers (1 year ago)
Glad you didn't die Jim I would have been sad 😪
Johannes Barber (1 year ago)
Only a few days I have actively started watching your videos and I absolutely love them and you. You are fun to watch, make me laugh a lot and most importantly, your opinions are reasonable and fair, even if they hurt sometimes. Thank you for all your great work and I am looking forward to watching even more of your older videos and everything that is still to come.
Manic Dogma (1 year ago)
Rewatching this, I find it amusing that Jim ends an episode about Bloodborne talking about how mighty his veins are. The Good Blood nurtures you, Sterling. Embrace the changes and be consumed :D
Aram Meymarian (1 year ago)
7:15 That feel when you die to the Witch of Hemwick
krash evens (1 year ago)
that just makes you easier to kill mate double the does of the allergic reaction and you wont have a chance
williamchains (1 year ago)
Where did you get those freacking amazing glasses?
Egalitariat (1 year ago)
Goddamn. Jim Sterling has an Empire? I hope he gets an alliance going with Haganistan. The God-Empress Hagan would be quite pleased to have a subject like Jim.
ArcaneAzmadi (1 year ago)
...wait, you died to the Witches of Hemwick...?
Azariachan (1 year ago)
I died there too. Then I accidentally found out that if you have no insight the adds don't spawn, which made the fight super easy. The insight mechanic in Bloodborne and how it changed the world around you was fantastic, I hope there will be a sequel.
Willian Gabriel (1 year ago)
ArcaneAzmadi I died in that fight the 1st time because I thought the Mad Ones were the boss.
Chris Meisner (2 years ago)
Yeah Xanadu music!
BonkHazard (2 years ago)
4:40 hwo to butfuk pigs :D
luke (1 year ago)
No I was implying it was another part that he stabbed and the hint I gave to what it was, was its gender.
BonkHazard (1 year ago)
you mean girls dont have anuses?
luke (1 year ago)
That wasnt its anus, its a girl.
Skipjack (2 years ago)
Man, i love Rom's widdle tiny legs.
Tycho Azrephet (1 year ago)
"My veins have evolved to confound my enemies." Only Jim could say that and have it actually sound believable.
John Smith (9 months ago)
+Obi-Wan Kenobi alternatively, "Thank Kos for me."
Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 year ago)
"Thank Rom, The Vacuous Spider for me."
the guy (2 years ago)
"I'm Jim Fucking Sterling son." My new favorite phrase
Panda (2 years ago)
i think the best kind of action rpg has yet to be invented, dont get me wrong we still got a lot of good action rpgs but i feel as the perfect balance between player skill and equipment hasnt been found yet, in one side we have games like skyrim where you reach a point where you dont have to do anything but click a few times and almost every enemy is dead, and on the other side games like bloodborne or dark souls where if you are skillfull enough you dont even need equipment at all, again im not saying those are bad games just thet im still waiting a game where you need as much skill as you need equipment to move foward.
Håvard Rønstad (2 years ago)
Very glad your not dead Jim.
Nicholas Howie (2 years ago)
ehhh, I guess I felt that way early in my first play through,
Nicholas Howie (1 year ago)
Scuba Steve my last run was at bl 4. I might've over leveled the first time, but I doubt it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (1 year ago)
+Nicholas Howie You probably leveled up so much that you were op. The rally system wasn't designed to be enough to mostly substitute for blood vials, and most later bosses don't stagger easily at all. All of the souls games can be said to be easy if you're level 50 in an area designed for a level 25 character.
Tomi (2 years ago)
I'm a blood borne noob...so there is parrying ? the BLOOD THICKENS ! (get it? plot thickens ...blood is thicker than water...eh? EH? ill show myself out)
Nicholas Howie (2 years ago)
but that's only because my weapons were weak and my vials were scarce. Soon I realized several things that changed my perception: 1. the rally system allows you to rarely use vials if you're properly aggressive. 2. parrying is really easy. 3. It's also generally unnecessary because the vast majority of enemies, including some bosses will get stunned or staggered by simple r1s. 4. if your enemies do get a chance to attack, I frames are easy to spam. 5. the hunter is just generally too fast, strong and cool even for the enemies of Bloodborne. if I see something new I'll just dash around and hit it until it dies. so in my opinion Bloodborne is the souls version of the power fantasy
Ciridae Hunter (2 years ago)
It might be that the doctors just suck at finding thinner veins; my family has the same issue, but we usually just threaten to shove the needle into their eyes if they do t get it right the tenth time
james midd (2 years ago)
We all know vanilla ice cream is the king shit of fuck mountain
Guilherme Almeida (2 years ago)
Thats why... Bloodborne> Dark Souls franchise (hate me, fanboys)
Justin Z. (9 months ago)
I don't know why you expected hate. That seems to be the general consensus (including myself).
xdan (1 year ago)
Are you deceived that you didn't get hate?
Grim1952 (1 year ago)
I looove Souls games, but BB is my favorite out of them all. The visuals, the fast combat, the weapons, the designs, the lovecraftian horror...
LLFTAIPmetalman (2 years ago)
I wish the blood graphics would carry over into dark souls. At one point in the video he was literally drenched.
dario (2 years ago)
your mighty veins might being telling you that you desperately need to loose some weight, for your own safety, man
AfterAscon (2 years ago)
I regularly come back to this video just to watch the incredible intro.
Chris Auer (2 years ago)
can we just force konami to give silent hill to from soft? I mean holy crap, think of a silent hill souls game.
RED SEA GAMING (1 year ago)
FancyTophatDude just send from software a lot of letters saying please make a survival Horror in the vein of Silent Hill but called silence eternal
Erutanx7 (2 years ago)
Jim fucking Sterling my idol unfortunately but really!
lozerisdead999 (2 years ago)
This game is genuinely one of my favorites. FromSoftware keeps creating absolute diamonds of video games. Absolutely buzzed about Dark Souls 3 :D
300-I.Q. Prower (2 years ago)
Ok so I'm NOT a total wimp for being scared of this game, that's good to know. Because this game, this FUCKING GAME, IS MADNESS
Azelja X'ril (2 years ago)
You're good alone. Sometimes the noises the enemies make when their idle is disturbing as hell.
ThatVanceGuy (2 years ago)
As a paramedic, I laughed my butt off at your vein superiority commentary. Good stuff man.
Tim de Visser (2 years ago)
Thank God for Jim's Mighty veins.
the TRUE beauty of the souls series lies in the fact that you CAN beat the game in anyway you want, upgrading your character and weapons is merely an option. To beat the game you need only be "gud" not powerful, though powerful helps. :p
Graham Kelly (8 months ago)
+KRIMZONMEKANISM shit like this make me not want to play. I feel i'mgonna get everything wrong and not be able to know which armor is best for the bosses, or even know where to find said armour. I also feel like I'm going to feel lost all the time and not know where to go. Then there's worrying about losing all my blood echoes when I die.
+Ciro Montiel Oh, I see what you mean then. I agree. :) Especially because of the chalice dungeons. And on that note, fuck the Cursed Defiled Chalice and the Cursed ritual chalices in whole. c:
Panda (2 years ago)
i disagree, there is no point in the game where you feel well prepared for whats ahead, the game wants you to feel desperate, fighting a fight that you cant win but without other options, and that great the tone of the game shoud match its gameplay but is still not what im looking for
+Ciro Montiel To be honest, I'd say that Bloodborne does fit that category rather well. Mostly because your weapons and your Blood Gems do matter. Just having a strong weapon is not good enough unless you have very high multipliers of damage on it. This means you gotta farm that shit hard on Chalices. Armor isn't as necessary, but in fights like the Loran Darkbeast, having the highest bolt damage resistance possible will be the difference between life or death due to the fact that it has many attacks that are purely lightning based. Same thing with Frenzy inducing enemies. You won't last 10 seconds if you go against the Winter Lanterns without good Frenzy Resistance. And at the very beggining of the game when you fight the Blood-starved Beast, having the full Black Church Attire will be a great boon to resisting the poison it induces. And it will make the difference between getting poisoned in 2 hits, compared to 3.
Panda (2 years ago)
i think the best kind of action rpg has yet to be invented, dont get me wrong we still got a lot of good action rpgs but i feel as the perfect balance between player skill and equipment hasnt been found yet, in one side we have games like skyrim where you reach a point where you dont have to do anything but click a few times and almost every enemy is dead, and on the other side games like bloodborne or dark souls where if you are skillfull enough you dont even need equipment at all, again im not saying those are bad games just thet im still waiting a game where you need as much skill as you need equipment to move foward.
six2make4 (2 years ago)
What is great about this is that it's actually active survival and not just hiding or fleeing. I mean Amnesia and a game or two after that did it for me, but then it was kinda like, alright guys, novelty has worn off, what else you got?
RED SEA GAMING (1 year ago)
six2make4 I like horror where you actually have a fighting chance but you know you're weaker than the enemies the enemies are coming for you and they're stronger than you that is true horror to me I played Outlast it's a good game Outlast is but the problem is you don't have a gun you are defenseless thus it's all about hiding sometimes I like that sorry game for Halloween but there's no real reason to play outside of that bloodborne is a great game it's not it's HP Lovecraft borders on Madness.
WelcomeToTwinklePark (2 years ago)
I would rather fight 100 dark beast paarls' than 1 shadow of Yharnam

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