Since its release last week, both seasoned Souls series players and first-time players have acknowledged alike that From Software’s latest creation, Bloodborne, is an incredibly challenging game – so much so that in the hands of one heavily-determined player, he was set to beat the odds by making the game as brutally-challenging as possible, and yet still managed to claim victory.
Bloodborne is already a challenging enough game as it is, yet YouTube user BOYvsVIDEOGAME took things several steps further in his new YouTube playthrough series. Not only did he start out the game as the “Waste of Skin” class – the game’s lowest-ranked class with the least-powered stats – but he also took the challenge further by never leveling up his character, and on top of that, never using his gun: no counters or visceral attacks at all.
Already a daunting feat without all the extra modifiers placed on himself, BOYvsVIDEOGAME took the challenge in the best way possible – with humor, according to the description of the final video in his play through series, stating: “I will prove what they say is wrong and beat the game at Level 4 without leveling and make all “waste of skins” in the world hold their head up high with pride.”
You can watch the video of his encounter with the game’s final boss below, starting at around the 9:10 mark (prior to this is a failed attempt at felling the final boss) – below that, you can also check out the previous videos in BOYvsVIDEOGAME’s successful “Level 4 No Guns Run” – be warned though that heavy spoilers will lie ahead.
Bloodborne is available now on PS4 – you can check out the videos from BOYvsVIDEOGAME below to see the human spirit tested in possibly the most brutal, cruel ways imaginable: