The Game Guy
I walk into a smoky casino at a hopeful pace and head to the pit of Blackjack tables. Once a suitable table is found, I meet my real life boss fight: the house dealer. Victory against this nemesis isn’t a defined time or state. It’s a judgment call. It’s deciding when I’ve taken enough of the casino’s money, or when I’ve taken enough of a beating. Whether it’s the former or the latter, it comes down to knowing when to walk away. It was after several hours of my “Bloodborne” review session that I discovered exactly why the gameplay was a combination or tense, exciting, rewarding and dangerously addictive. It perfectly captures the highs and lows of gambling with its blood echo system.