Software’s ‘Elden Ring’ Delivers a Groundbreaking Fantasy RPG

Responsible for hit titles such as ‘Dark Souls’, ‘Bloodborne’ and the hugely popular ‘Soulsborne’ series, Japanese video game developer From Software’s latest title ‘Elden Ring’ has been on gaming fans’ radar for ever since. his first announcement. at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The hype surrounding the game only intensified when it was reported that the game was written and developed in collaboration with legendary fantasy novelist “Game of Thrones”, George RR Martin.

This fact, coupled with tantalizing trailers and From Software’s elite reputation, automatically made “Elden Ring” one of the most anticipated games of the year. When “Elden Ring” was released on February 25, players finally got their hands on From Software’s take on the open-world RPG (role-playing game) genre.

In recent years, open-world games have become extremely popular and while this has produced many great games, it has also led to the genre becoming a bit formulaic and repetitive. This was a concern before “Elden Ring”, but luckily it wasn’t an issue at all.

From Software has managed to revolutionize the open-world genre while retaining its most enjoyable elements. It only takes a few minutes of play to be completely amazed by the incredible depth, scale and world-building of “Elden Ring”. This level of quality is a feat that can only be achieved through years of effort and collaboration of hundreds of people all dedicated to creating something truly special. From Software has more than delivered on its promise, delivering what is already sure to be one of the games of the year.

In “Elden Ring”, players take on a character known as “The Ternished”. The story takes place some time after the destruction of the titular Elden Ring and the scattering of its shards: the “Great Runes”. Once graced with the Ring and the Erdtree – which symbolizes her presence – the realm is now ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal’s various demigod descendants, each possessing a fragment of the Ring that corrupts and destroys them. defiles with power. many exiles called back to the fantastic and dangerous “Lands Between” in hopes of fixing the “Elden Ring” and becoming the next Elden Lord.

Players can select one of six unique classes based on their avatar, each with different attributes and strengths, and customize said avatar before embarking on their epic journey. While this might be common for open-world RPGs, the level of detail and customization “Elden Ring” offers is ridiculously impressive. With only a few hours spent exploring the world of “Elden Ring”, spending countless more on the spellbinding gaming experience is inevitable for anyone who chooses to experience it.

Despite the game’s innate positive qualities, such as its stunning game design, fascinating lore, enjoyable gameplay mechanics, and immense scale, what really sets “Elden Ring” apart is both the freedom it offers its players and how it rewards patience. those who invest time in exploration and “spend hours” become much more powerful and skilled fighters. While players can certainly follow the narrative and main objectives, meticulously exploring the expansive world of Land Betweens is essential.

Unlike other open-world RPGs, “Elden Ring” truly gives unlimited freedom to go and explore all it has to offer, unlike other games that restrict certain areas until the player reaches a certain point or level. Players will never be bored as there is always another enemy to defeat, a quest to complete, or a new area to explore.

The game is also quite challenging as there is nothing to prevent the player from facing an enemy much more powerful than themselves. Luckily, the game structure provides various ways to improve combat abilities by acquiring new weapons, armor, skills, and improving the player’s overall stats. This makes it easy to spend hours traversing new terrain such as menacing dungeons and icy peaks, completely enveloping yourself in the vastness of the open world “Elden Ring”.

With the release of “Elden Ring”, From Software has truly outdone itself and delivered a groundbreaking take on the tried and true model and conventions of the open world genre. Whether players are hardcore From Software fans or just casual gamers, “Elden Ring” has something for everyone and is an experience not to be missed.

An expansive fantasy adventure that combines the trademark style of previous From Software titles with popular open-world RPGs such as “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, players will get lost for hours at a time as they continue their epic journey to become the next Elden Lord.