Overall, I love this game. I was able to play through the game several times because there were alternative options for which part of the map to traverse through first.
Later, however, I started to put restrictions so that it changed my approach to the gameplay. For example it's something as simple as not using powerful weapons and shards, with the exception of farming (no one likes to spend a lot of time farming for items).
What things do you do or restrict on yourself to change up the gameplay and add more replay value? I'm looking for some fresh ideas that I may not have thought of.
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2020 10:41:13 GMT -6 by rav4ishing
My go to restriction is "no restorative items". That includes ethers and all food items.
First it keeps your stats from becoming OP, and then it changes how you approach everything. Since you can no longer tank damage at all (on higher difficulties), you have to really get your dodging down, especially for bosses. Also, since you can't restore MP or get insane MP regen stats, you have to be smart about how you use your mp so as not to run out in critical moments. Bloodsteal becomes a very valuable shard for certain boss fights with this setup, which is also cool.
Number two is to not use directional shield, as that also forces you to learn to dodge everything properly instead of blocking.
gunlord500: LMFAO bloodless killed me in one hit
Jul 1, 2020 3:52:28 GMT -6
gunlord500: it'd take the entire forum and more to beat her like this
Jul 1, 2020 3:52:42 GMT -6
Brainiac: Sooooo...who watched LRG3's reveals and is currently quite pleased?
Jul 8, 2020 19:39:16 GMT -6
RichterB: My fan art I've been working on and off on is about 97% done. Just need to clean up a few things. Probably be out next week if all goes well. Prepare for some Goofball! (among other old friends).
Jul 9, 2020 21:27:22 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: I have to give credit to the music team involved with Bloodstained; I've beaten the game and moved on to other titles (I'll play it again later though), but the soundtrack draws me back time and again.
Jul 11, 2020 14:37:40 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: Also - I just read an article on Curse of the Moon 2 - when did this happen?
Jul 11, 2020 15:11:14 GMT -6
Time 4 Tea: I'm just very glad to hear the franchise is doing so well. With 1 million copies sold and a surprise spin-off sequel, I hope to see more games set in this universe in future.
Jul 12, 2020 8:53:48 GMT -6
dareka: I'll rest easier once 505 Games proves it can put out updates 1) simultaneously on all platforms, 2) on schedule, and 3) without making the game less stable.
Jul 13, 2020 3:07:31 GMT -6
RichterB: ...shots fired across the bow!
Jul 13, 2020 15:13:51 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: The minimum we should expect are updates that don't make the game run markedly worse, yes
Jul 13, 2020 15:54:04 GMT -6
RichterB: All right, I'm expecting to try to post my fan art piece before the end of the day 7/15 (CST). Hopefully it'll add to the latest rush of Bloodstained good feelings coming off the mode timeline news and CotM2 launch.
Jul 15, 2020 0:53:16 GMT -6
Scars Unseen: So is there a thread where people are talking about the poster? Maybe I just didn't look hard enough, but I didn't see one other than the shipping update.
Jul 15, 2020 8:55:25 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I don't believe so. You can make one if you want
Jul 15, 2020 13:16:05 GMT -6
Busterific: The posters are pretty sweet. For whatever reason I was expecting them to come folded rather than rolled up.
Jul 15, 2020 14:23:53 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: At one point, you read that they would be rolled, but your brain told you "I'll believe that when I see it", so they became folded subconsciously.
Jul 15, 2020 14:36:29 GMT -6