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Dark Souls 2 not hard enough? Try this first-person mod

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If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "Sure, Dark Souls 2 is tough and all, but what I really want is a way to trick it into believing it's a first-person shooter," then there's a mod just for you.

The Dark Souls 2 first-person mod turns From Software's action role-playing game into … an FPRPG? As demonstrated by YouTube user Benzoin-Gum, it lets players freeze the camera in its zoomed state. There's a list of known issues with the mod, Benzoin-Gum admits, but the YouTuber believes the entire game should be playable.

"simply freeze the camera zoom value, equip a bow/binoculars and zoom in," Benzoin-Gum wrote. "the camera will stay zoomed, allowing you to roam drangleic in first person. triggering a load screen (and possibly cutscene) will reset the camera, simply perform the above steps again. may not work for windows 8 users or those with an outdated copy of the game."

Press play above to see the mod in motion. If you want to try it yourself, you can download a file available in the YouTube video's description. You'll also need to install Cheat Engine, open-source software that helps users modify games. Using it online, however, could result in you getting banned.

For more on Dark Souls 2, be sure to read Polygon's review as well as our reviews of its downloadable content, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King.