Bloodborne: The Old Hunters - Guide to Slaying the First Vicar, Laurence

COG writes - Three bosses down and two to go... next up Laurence, the First Vicar. We died MANY times so you don't have to. We lay out the technique to dealing with this beast quickly and efficiently.

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Digital_Anomaly3069d ago

Too many games with no time to play them! I'd love to dive into this but my backlog is downright embarrassing.

Hanso3069d ago

I have a backlog and cant stop playing Bloodborne lol

Goldby3069d ago

i have a backlog because of bloodborne!

MercilessDMercer3069d ago

I hate how much love this game is getting because I don't have the patience nor the ability to play this one and I really feel like I'm missing out.

COGconnected3069d ago

I completely agree. I feel like this is a game I need to put 100 hours aside and dedicate it solely to the game.

GrapesOfRaf3069d ago

It's all practice and patience. Enemies only have so many attacks, so after you've been surprised a few times the only thing that generally kills you is either a hard boss, or walking into some sort of trap.

Goldby3069d ago


or a bottle of jack before a session....

Eiyuuou3069d ago

It's because you are.

Barely anyone starts with the ability and patience to succeed. It's something you learn.

It's called "gitting gud".

OpenGL3069d ago

It's really not as hard as you think. Yes you will die a lot at first but it is worth it.

Wallstreet373069d ago

Damn that sucks. I got the platinum and beat it awhile ago but it still draws me to it daily. I literally put aside at least an hour a day, everyday to play it. The replayability is insane imo and its all due to the online component, the atmosphere, the world and the combat.

Hanso3069d ago

It really isnt that hard you just gotta know what attacks your enemies can use. New enemy ecounter always means BACK OFF and watch him lol

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kurochi3069d ago

So, I'm still on my first go through with the original game. Question I have is, should I finish the game and than purchase the DLC or just buy it right now. My understanding from my friends is you can do the DLC stuff before you finish the game. Cash is tight for me, so would love to see what y'alls opinions on this front?

CBforeva3069d ago

The DLC content is marginally harder in NG+. I'd suggest to play the DLC before you finish the game.

kurochi3069d ago

so would playing the DLC before finishing the game give any spoilers?

CBforeva3069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

Not really. And the DLC area is accessible after the first few bosses and gives handful of lore to the base game. (Especially on what the Healing Church did.) But it does not spoil anything for the base game.

Check Wallstreet's reply below, I would do that in your case. However if you are looking for the challenge, feel free to finish the game, but keep in mind that to access the DLC you need to kill Amelia. On NG+ a DLC boss almost drove me insane. :) (I hate you Laurence...) And again, as Wallstreet said, the community is super cool: Don't forget to join the Bloodborne's Finest PS4 community. ;) (Feel free to add me if you need help.)

himdeel3069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

I'd add a additional note. If you're over lv 200 and aren't at least in NG+++ the DLC will be a cakewalk. I have a few friends that used the glitch to max out their characters but are only on NG+. They asked will the DLC be a challenge, I then said not to bother with the DLC unless they werw willing to roll new characters. Told them only if you want more Bloodborne should you mess with it.

Wallstreet373069d ago (Edited 3069d ago )

Buy the DLC right when you get to the last boss (but dont fight him) and play it through completion, then beat Gherman. Thats how i did it and i have the platinum.

Pm me and add me if you like and i can help you through some of the boss fights. I also have a BB community and am a part of another BB community that is active everyday with ppl seeking help. The Bloodborne community is one of the best, most helpful and active ive ever experienced, its great!


Hidetaka Miyazaki 'knows for a fact' other FromSoftware devs want a Bloodborne PC port

Keep that hope alive, PC gamers.

Huey_My_D_Long1d 14h ago

Honestly a bloodborned PS5 Remaster and PC Port would have gone really well especially for this dry spell we seem to be in.

got_dam1d 8h ago

I think he is saying only bloodborne can make him wet.

Skuletor1d 3h ago

They're probably referring to first party games.

8bitAssassin1h ago

Poor him. I have too much to play and it's not even funny.

VincentVanBro1d 8h ago

Bud were you here for 2023? We’re drowning mate, no dry spell in sight.

-Foxtrot1d 8h ago (Edited 1d 8h ago )

It’ll happen at the PS6 launch in my opinion

We might get a PS6 Remake for launch like they did with Demons Souls for the PS5. The PC port may follow who knows.

Inverno1d 8h ago

I just wanna be walking around with my Deck playing Bloodborne like a absolute nerd on full blast so people can hear the shrieks.

VersusDMC1d 7h ago

"But there are millions of PC gamers out there still holding onto hope"

Game gets announced...and the complaints pile in to justify piracy. It's old so it should be 20 dollars, psn requirement means no buy but i will pirate, it's just a port they didn't even remake it and it doesn't have every graphics option ever so I'm getting the torrent.