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‘Bloodborne’ Lets You Go Beast Mode; Still Kicks Your Ass Though

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chris-littlechild - November 28, 2015

I can't speak for the rest of you Ego-dudes, but Bloodborne is still whupping my ass. It's my own damn fault, too. I blasted effortlessly past the game's first boss, thought myself some kind of immortal e-peen waving badass, then the humble pie set in. Father Gascoigne beat me to a sad, sobbing mass of flesh and bone many times before I finally beat him, and that's the way my progress has been since.

The game's spangly new DLC, The Old Hunters, is notoriously difficult even for Bloodborne (and Souls series in general) standards. There are players out there getting their no damage speedruns on at this very moment, because of course there are, but I am not one of these guys. I'd need to go full beast mode just to survive. And I'm not talking about Marshawn Lynch (although with his Mortal Kombat X skills, he'd probably fare much better than I am).

At least the game is decent enough to know what a bastard it is. The new expansion actually allows you to go full beast mode, transforming your hunter into a monster. Like this:

Image: IGN.

How? You'll need to beat the ass off of Laurence, The First Vicar. Beating this boss, as the IGN wiki guide reports, earns you the Beast's Embrace Oath Rune. Equipping it turns you into the creepy-ass dude you see above, which is pretty cool by all accounts.

As well as that, equipping new weapon the Beast Claws at the same time gives you a whole new set of attacks, as you see here:

I like your style, Bloodborne. Keep being you. 

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