Developers From Software are definitely trying to differentiate Bloodborne from it’s predecessors the Demon Souls and Dark Souls series by mixing up things up around. For one there’s the addition of guns and a heavy emphasis on dodging. They also seem to be removing some elements like Shields which we’ve found out there’s only one of in the whole game.
Many people have Bloodborne in their hands now ahead of the game’s Playstation 4 release on March 24, and it seems players will only be able to use one Shield throughout the campaign – the Wooden Shield obtained early in the game.
The controls for the Shield are simple but the mechanics are changed a bit. L2 brings up the Shield and every hit you block takes away from your Stamina. The Shield is not as effective as in previous Souls games as you can’t time your blocks and parry. Also the Shield isn’t completely resistant and will let certain attacks through, maybe because it’s made out of Wood? It’s not all bad news though as it might help with AOE attacks, worth giving a try.
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