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'Bloodborne,' 'Dark Souls' and 'Demon's Souls' compared to other games

Gameplay of 'Bloodborne'
Gameplay of 'Bloodborne'
Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

Hidetaka Miyazaki has made a comparison between his games to other titles. In an interview with VG247 on July 2, the game director revealed that "Bloodborne," "Dark Souls" and "Demon's Souls" provide a sense of accomplishment that can't be found in most modern video games. Before directing the upcoming PS4 exclusive title, he served the same role with "Demon's Souls" for the PS3 as well as "Dark Souls" on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Hidetaka Miyazaki decided to supervised the development of "Dark Souls 2" while working on "Bloodborne" at the same time. Instead, the sequel was co-directed by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura. "Dark Souls 2" came out earlier this year and will be getting three new DLC packs in the near future.

The action role-playing games are known for the brutal difficulty. Players are expected to die a lot as they try to survive the onslaught of enemies and traps. Those that managed to overcome the challenges will feel a triumph that a majority current software products can't duplicate. Hidetaka Miyazaki also believed that other companies have shifted to a more mainstreamed focus, which typically results in earlier difficulties. However, he also thinks that the industry has not yet stagnated due to its diversity.

The aforesaid "Bloodborne" was announced at E3 2014 following numerous rumors and leaks that occurred beforehand. Instead of developing a direct sequel to "Demon's Souls," the development team at From Software opted to create a new intellectual property. Although the new title offers many similar elements to the "Souls" series, some new features were also added. For instance, players now have to rely on dodges as shields can't be equipped.

Sony Computer Entertainment is publishing "Bloodborne" when it launches next spring season. The action role-playing game will be released with a standard price tag. You can find a screen of the PS4 exclusive title located near the top side of this article (courtesy of the official Playstation Facebook website).