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  • Summary: A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; andA New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 83
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  1. May 25, 2022
    100
    Elden Ring is FromSoftware taming the monster they created, not by filing down its teeth and claws, but by giving players the weapons and armor to endure it.
  2. Feb 23, 2022
    100
    Elden Ring is not only the best game FromSoftware has released to date, but it's also one of the best open world games I've enjoyed in recent years. We are facing a title that manages to perfectly mix each of its elements, and the results really could not be better.
  3. Feb 23, 2022
    100
    Elden Ring is a constantly surprising adventure that has taken FromSoftware’s tried-and-tested formula to delirious new heights. One of the best video games of the last decade, and an absolutely essential release, Elden Ring really does confirm that 2022 is off to an incredible start.
  4. Mar 4, 2022
    100
    Here, exploration is everything. Elden Ring is an RPG but one which elevates role playing to the point of vérité. You are as much the stranger in a strange land as your avatar; basic controls and some mechanics are explained in what passes for the game's tutorial, but that’s about it. There’s no quest log, no icon-studded mini-map, no on-screen overlays or bread crumb trail telling you what to do next, or even where to go. Everything else must be learned, either decoded from oblique item descriptions in-game or gleaned from invaluable internet communities. Death is not so much a setback to be avoided as a necessary staging post on the path to enlightenment. It may sound daunting in theory but in practice it’s exhilarating. Every inch of progress in Elden Ring feels earned, and is thus infinitely more rewarding for it.
  5. Mar 22, 2022
    95
    All things considered, Elden Ring is a crowning achievement for FromSoftware but also for gaming. It takes the overused open world formula and flips it with a focus on exploration and freedom. It eliminates those limiting markers and quest objectives which every game since The Witcher 3 has used and that have really dampened the open world formula. For a game all about tradition, with its fantasy aesthetic and kings or rulers, it is amazing that Elden Ring breaks the mold and tradition by making such a compelling and intriguing experience. Once the bugs have been ironed out, there is no doubt in my mind that Elden Ring will be looked upon as one of the best games ever created despite the difficulty. It will be looked upon as a genre defining classic.
  6. May 11, 2022
    92
    Elden Ring can be seen as the dawn of a new era on FromSoftware. The game is a really deep experience, with amazing visuals, an unique sense of freedom, and of course, the hard-fought battles that we all love to hate. A well-rounded RPG filled with challenges, many different places to explore and great mechanics. It's GOTY material.
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    Mar 7, 2022
    80
    Elden Ring needed to be fresh and bold, and it succeeds, putting you in charge of your own adventure. However the open world has some uneven terrain. [Issue#12, p.80]

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  1. Feb 26, 2022
    10
    This is the ultimate version of Dark Souls thanks to its vast and gigantic open world.
  2. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    Dark souls fue premiado como mejor juego de la historia, después vinieron el resto, sekiro y bloodborne. Elden ring es la culminación de todasDark souls fue premiado como mejor juego de la historia, después vinieron el resto, sekiro y bloodborne. Elden ring es la culminación de todas esas maravillas, es el juego perfecto

    Totalmente imprescindible para cualquier usuario que le gusten los videojuegos
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  3. Mar 2, 2022
    10
    I managed to keep myself spoilerfree (very difficult to do), but it was so worth it! Exploration is amazing and the sense of accomplishemnt ofI managed to keep myself spoilerfree (very difficult to do), but it was so worth it! Exploration is amazing and the sense of accomplishemnt of finding hidden parts and beating so many differnet bosses is great! Game has a subtle way guiding your way if you find yourself lost. Game is difficult, but not in way I find frustrating. Game has lots of items and ways to use if help is needed.
    I had some little technical hicups, but nothing major. 9.5/10
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  4. Feb 28, 2022
    10
    Technical issues can be fixed. I rate games based on content.

    Fromsoft is above and beyond the masters of combat oriented rpgs. No other
    Technical issues can be fixed. I rate games based on content.

    Fromsoft is above and beyond the masters of combat oriented rpgs. No other company can give me such an amazing feel when you clash swords. The sounds, the timing, the skill and the challenge.

    This game is a masterpiece. I was in an underground area and it had the best look of any game I have ever seen to date. Period. Combine that with an upgraded combat system and it feels sublime. I have 2 great runes and I am just taking my time with the rest of the bosses. I want to find everything I can. The amount of mini bosses is amazing as well. So many cool encounters. I cant say enough about this game. On the technical side I noticed frame rate drops. That is it and I can forgive that.
    This game is worth buying. Just take your time and explore. The world is huge and the combat is a dance to remember...
    10/10
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  5. Mar 8, 2022
    9
    Great game from an amazing team. Yes it's hard, but it's also a fair starting point for new players. Just go into it knowing that you willGreat game from an amazing team. Yes it's hard, but it's also a fair starting point for new players. Just go into it knowing that you will definitely die a lot. Highly recommended. Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2022
    6
    I'm a souls veteran who finished all games multiple times, spent around 1000h in total playing FromSoftware games, 150h in Elden Ring, and II'm a souls veteran who finished all games multiple times, spent around 1000h in total playing FromSoftware games, 150h in Elden Ring, and I couldn't figure out why there is so much hype about this game which is clearly the worst of all souls-games (besides DS2). Now I think I figured it out.

    FromSoftware told people that Elden Ring is not Dark Souls and it is more accessible to regular players. Both information is a lie obviously because Elden Ring IS Dark Souls 3.5 and IS much more difficult than other souls because of bad boss fights balance, bad locations balance, and unhandled balancing issues caused by open world.

    Therefore, my guess is that people giving 10/10 are mostly new players in the genre who have experienced the souls game for the first time and obviously any souls game will give you this amazing feeling of accomplishment. Even though Elden Ring is the worst of all FromSoftware games in terms of lore, performance, balance, dialogs, and boss design. So they give 10/10 to the game that is different than anything they previously experienced, not knowing that this is not the best the genre offers :).

    Btw. Elden Ring has the worst user reviews score from all souls games on Metacritic.

    I guess soon Elden Ring players will play other FS games like Bloodborne and will realize that Elden Ring is not the best souls game :) then reviews will be updated.
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  7. Mar 10, 2022
    0
    i have never played souls tipe game but this absolutly my fav game. its as close to prfect as possible

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