Before the official launch date, Elden Ring received numerous positive reviews from critics as well as major news sites. In fact, finding negative reviews of the game is as difficult as breaking the Elen Ring island. The new game from From Software still contains the difficulty that has become a trademark, but don’t let that discourage you, ignoring the best open world blockbuster in recent years.
What kind of game is Elden Ring?
Elden Ring, From Software’s latest blockbuster brings players to the war-torn world of The Lands Between. As an open-world RPG, you have complete control over your starting character, gameplay (physical damage, magic damage, archer, etc.) and immerse yourself in the vast world.
The Elden Ring – the source of life of all things in The Lands Between was destroyed, the demigods who once ruled the land took a piece of the ring to claim their hegemony. However, the unresolved battle tore the peace of The Lands Between.
You play as Tarnished, the Unholy, guided by the grace of the Ring of Elden back to the land after years of exile. From the very first moments you return to The Lands Between, you are told the destiny of the line of the Immortals: to become Lord of Elden, restore the Ring, bring stability to the world. That decision is entirely up to you.
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How to play Elden Ring
If you’ve ever played open-world role-playing games like The Witcher, The Elder Scroll or Fable, you’ll immediately be familiar with Elden Ring. Basically, the player is allowed to be alone on one horse, roaming to any corner of the big world, whether it’s a haunted castle, a dark dungeon or a jungle full of wild beasts. As you adventure, you will meet many NPCs – virtual characters who give quests, trade items or tell stories that leave their mark in the large open world.
Along with you will have to be good gaming skills, because Elden Ring has a famous difficulty, like every soul-like game produced by From Software. Your character possesses a wide range of stats such as health, mana, strength, endurance, etc. If you find it too difficult, play it easy: a character with a long health bar (high vigor), strength big muscles (high strength), endurance (good endurance) will deal with ALL enemies.
However, your ultimate weapon is not a high score or good equipment, it is the character’s ability to dodge attacks, which is also your own reflex. Remember, when your character is rolling on the ground, or has just left the ground to jump into the air, your character will be immune to all damage. Therefore, do somersaults/dances accurately, when the blow is about to reach you.
Summoner spells are an integral part of Elden Ring. From Software provides players with a weapon-mounted spell system, known as the Ash of War, that can be arbitrarily attached to any weapon you want. Ash of War can be obtained from vendors, from chests in the world, or from the glittering bugs scattered throughout The Lands Between.
Don’t get overwhelmed by the big world, let your curiosity guide you!
Someone made a ridiculously accurate comparison: Elden Ring is similar to the open world game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild if the game hates you. Indeed, the world in Elden Ring is breathtakingly beautiful, and the monsters in the game can take your breath away.
However, Elden Ring will give worthy rewards to individuals who like to tinker. Project manager Hidetaka Miyazaki, the genius brain behind all of From Software’s soul-like games, knows how a video game should work. You just keep exploring, engaging in dungeons, you will receive good items, making the journey at The Lands Between easier.
All enemies in the Elden Ring, even the most difficult, possess a certain set of attacks. As long as you pay attention to how the monster executes moves, dodge attacks at the right time, patiently exchange moves every time the enemy completes his attack, you will overcome the obstacle. From Software’s soul-like series gamers find their vitality through the satisfaction of defeating an enemy many times stronger than themselves.
The game is too difficult, what to do?
First, it must be clear that Elden Ring is not as difficult as From Software’s previous games, although it still possesses a combat style that requires high accuracy. The element of “patience” will help you win: patiently monitor the monster’s attacks to find the most appropriate time to attack, patiently try again and again to overcome the challenge. And if you find that the enemy is too difficult, you can “patiently” run away, try again when you are stronger, have better furniture.
Besides, players can also ask other gamers to help overcome difficult levels. If you have friends who share the same pain and suffering, the journey and boss fights will be much easier.
My nth attempt at hitting the game’s first big boss, dodging skillfully only to be easily defeated by gravity…
Don’t save runes (runes, the currency in the Elden Ring), use them to level up whenever possible. You can earn runes in the game’s opening area (named Limegrave) before taking on more difficult challenges. You can practice how to dodge, how to deal damage with small monsters, to prepare mentally to face big bosses. Again, patience will get you through the Elden Ring.
As mentioned above, more vigor points will help you survive, more endurance points will help you roll freely, more strength points will help you hit powerful. Once you’re familiar with the world of Elden Ring, even breaking the game, you can play the game again with a different class of characters, a different way to add points, take advantage of a different gameplay, make different decisions than previous play.
At this time, the coverage of Elden Ring is at its peak, most gaming communities are immersed in the magic of The Lands Between. You will not have difficulty finding a guide, or a companion in the game world.
Unlike previous times, when players face challenges alone for most of the game, you will not be alone in your journey in a fantasy land that arouses curiosity.