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  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 19, 2022
    90
    No matter how many studios try to replicate the formula, From Software is the only one that can deliver authentic Souls experience. [Issue#259, p.36]
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  1. Feb 26, 2022
    10
    Simply 10/10,
    FromSoft perfected the Souls-formula, and delivers yet again!
  2. Mar 5, 2022
    4
    I have played this on ps4 ps5 and pc so have a good idea of the lay of the land. And if a Fromsoft game ever needed 'Patches' (sorry) it'sI have played this on ps4 ps5 and pc so have a good idea of the lay of the land. And if a Fromsoft game ever needed 'Patches' (sorry) it's this one haha This game should be rated higher but due to the serious technical issues on all systems it has to be a red score...for now. Let me explain.

    Im a huge fromsoft fan and trust only them for day 1 preorders. I've platinumed all their games. Buy It really worries me that blupoint demon souls remaster can launch at 4k 60fps or near to it but elden ring can barely hit 30fps and often dips as low as 15 in sadly the areas where you need consistent performance. Ironically on ps4pro on a ps5 it runs at a solid 60fps but at luke 1800 using checkerboard and looks good. On ps4pro it's not so good sadly. I bought a ps5 for improved graphics but all I get is decade old issues which on pc ive left behind with a 3080 though I've Elden ring runs worse on a 3080 than on a ps5 lol So you can imagine the ps4 version is alot worse without that sad drive.

    There is a whiff of cyberpunk about the game where fans are blindly supporting and conveniently ignoring the serious technical issues which also include a few progression stopping glitches / bugs and the occasional game breaking issue.

    And post launch the patches are not addressing these issues. It still looks and runs like a...ps3 gen era game but tlou was ps3 and that ran and looked far better so...elden ring just looks ugly. Great art design but everything else is far from the beauty of sekiro or the grandeur of bloodborne.

    The open world simply fails in 2022. If it was 2010 then I'm sure it be far more impressive as it has 2010 graphics. It's not remotely as good as botw or rdr2 which are games that existed before ER development even started. The latter alone is worrying but the large empty space which witcher 3 dlc would laugh at...isnt much fun to play. Yes You can explore but you'll only find Skyrim like identical copy and paste areas. Forget the wildlife of most open world games or npcs with compelling stories.

    The George Martin element is inexplicably non existent making the game effectively a dark souls 4. The latter isn't a bad thing but it's not as good as ds3 in visuals / performance or gameplay so where does this leave us?

    The game isn't suitable for noobs or non fromsoft fans. It's a game seemingly more for fan boys, prepaid journalists and shills to scream "goty!" while they wait for gameplay saving 'Patches' (sorry ;). It's not a bad game by any means but it has bad aspects to it or lazy maybe. Bloodborne launched in a rough state so this is nothing new but it's still not acceptable.
    Wait for a sale a year from now when it's been fully patched. Eventually maybe 7-8 /10 but a 4/10 !t launch due to poor technical state :(
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  3. Feb 27, 2022
    0
    shameless steal from bandai.

    Bought the game in thailand and English is not supported in the text, with no means to change the setting.
    shameless steal from bandai.

    Bought the game in thailand and English is not supported in the text, with no means to change the setting.

    How backward is that ? especially when it was advertised as english supported on the text.
    Extremely dissapointed. Stay away from this game in your are in asia.
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