A new bug that curious gamers found in Bloodborne has enabled them to play the game in an all new way thanks to the new camera angle they haphazardly discovered while messing around in an area where they weren't supposed to be. The glitch spawned the typical video collage that you can check out below.
Kotaku did a brief write-up on the bug, noting that the YouTuber who put the video above together, Painz V, hinted that the bug made Bloodborne into a Gothic rendition of the original DMZ release of the top-down Grand Theft Auto nearly 20 years ago.
The thing is, it's far less like GTA and more-so closer to Diablo or The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. I imagine the GTA reference popped into the conversation because it's popular, but the original GTA was a bright, vibrant, violent driving game with some on-foot shooting and fighting action.
I think an even more pertinent comparison with the Bloodborne glitch is to Crate Entertainment's Grim Dawn. While the game isn't explicitly overhead, it is an isometric hack-and-slash ARPG with an almost identical kind of dark, Gothic aesthetic that Bloodborne has. You can even check out some gameplay footage to get an idea of how similar they are in theme and presentation.
Other people might also see a bit of similarity between Bloodborne's top-down glitch and Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile. Again, it's more isometric than literally being top-down; but if we're going the literal route, then Gauntlet might be the best comparison.
Nevertheless, the go-to game for grabbing attention these days is easily Grand Theft Auto, even when discussing another AAA title like the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne.
The likelihood is that now that From Software is made aware of the glitch, expect them to patch it out in the next major update. It's obviously not something big enough that would warrant a hot-fix like some of the GTA Online cheat codes that people use to duplicate cars, get infinite ammo or spawn vehicles where they don't belong.
Bloodborne has seen a fair measure of success so far and is quite beloved by the PlayStation audience.
The game sees players venturing to a mysterious town and embarking on a journey where they hunt and kill monsters for their blood. The game is oftentimes compared to From Software's other popular role-playing series, Dark Souls. There's definitely a lot of similarities between the two... well, that is until you apply the top-down glitch to Bloodborne and turn it into an old-school, hack-and-slash ARPG.