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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:
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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
    Elden ring is the best game
    Elden ring is the best game
    Elden ring is the best game
    Elden ring is the best game
    Elden ring is the best game
  3. Mar 2, 2022
    10
    I am a huge fan of all Dark Souls titles. This game gives you the best aspects of all souls games and adds everything we have wanted movingI am a huge fan of all Dark Souls titles. This game gives you the best aspects of all souls games and adds everything we have wanted moving forward. Multiplayer is smooth, the fights are rewarding , but the game still doesn't hold your hand. Amazing. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    10
    Best open world game ever game

    incredible level desing
    great variety
    stellar combat
  5. Mar 9, 2022
    9
    This game is full of adventure and there’s almost never a boring moment. Exploration and combat is fun but it’s a difficult game to pick up. IThis game is full of adventure and there’s almost never a boring moment. Exploration and combat is fun but it’s a difficult game to pick up. I had only played dark souls once or twice before and it took hours just to understand the game, which made me almost stop playing. Once you figure it out it’s definitely worth the struggle and frustration in the beginning and has more than enough content in the starting area alone. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2022
    6
    Another ordinary souls game, no instructions, scare useful resources, plenty of useless items, it doesn't deserve all that hype
  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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