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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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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  1. Mar 25, 2022
    100
    Elden Ring rewards your curiosity in many ways, be it items, runes or a pathway to another area, but mostly it’s a story to tell your friends when you are sharing tales around the bonfire. It does not force feed tutorials down your throat, but instead it leans far the opposite way by not telling you much at all and lets you explore and find things out on your own. There is no true quest log, no points of interest on a map or no arrows pointing you in the right direction, so there is a good chance you’ll miss some of the best caves and areas of the game. Because of all of this, Elden Ring is forcing me to find all of that out on my own and it is one of the most rewarding games I have ever played. I will continue to explore the Land Between for many hours to come. I’m just not in a hurry.
  2. Mar 2, 2022
    100
    Apart from the summoning issue that is found when attempting to play with others, Elden Ring is a triumph. It looks great, it plays like a dream and it provides a world in which you can spend hours, just wandering about, picking fights.
  3. Feb 23, 2022
    100
    Miyazaki and company have delivered a fantasy epic that viciously scrapes and claws its way into the pantheon of unforgettably important video games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Elden Ring is FromSoftware's most remarkable work so far and stands confidently as one of the greatest RPGs of all time.
  4. Mar 11, 2022
    100
    From its humble beginnings as a weird, brutally difficult new project that even its publisher had little faith in, the Souls series has grown into a vessel through which FromSoftware has helped change how we look at, and play, video games. And now, Elden Ring does the same for the Souls series itself. Years of gameplay refinements and revisions blend together with major franchise shifts such as the move to an open world and giving players far more freedom in how they set about saving said world. The result is a title that goes beyond anything Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team have given us before, both as a game and as an experience.
  5. Feb 23, 2022
    95
    Elden Ring is an epic. With a beautifully designed open world, FromSoftware takes the Souls formula to new heights and crafts a journey that needs to be played.
  6. Feb 23, 2022
    91
    Elden Ring is a real milestone for its developers and one of the best titles we've played in the last few years. The way it mixes the gameplay from Dark Souls with a highly refined exploration offers a really fresh take on the saturated open world market. Despite some notable technical issues, they don't put a stain in the great taste of what promises to be one of the games that leaves a mark on a whole genre, and maybe, the best game From Software has ever developed.
  7. 90
    Elden Ring proves that evolution is a beautiful thing. It retains the brilliance and difficulty of its peers while moving the genre towards a new era. Purists may despise the new direction but I think it retains the best mechanics while offering so much more.

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  1. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    The best game from FROM SOFTWARE so far

    Some frame drops that will be fixed easily with a patch
  2. Jun 11, 2022
    10
    It's surely is one of the best games in the last 10+ years. Amazing music, story, combat, and lore. I 1000/1000 it because it was so fun. VeryIt's surely is one of the best games in the last 10+ years. Amazing music, story, combat, and lore. I 1000/1000 it because it was so fun. Very rarely would I say a game is perfect, but it pretty much is. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2022
    10
    Do you like Dark Souls and Breath of the Wild? If the answer is yes to both then you my friend are in for a treat. Infinite characterDo you like Dark Souls and Breath of the Wild? If the answer is yes to both then you my friend are in for a treat. Infinite character customisation, huge map brimming with points of interest and secret areas, great drawn out story that twists and keeps you guessing throughout, rewards for taking risks and destroying enemy groups, non linear path of progression, easy to use multiplayer elements that let's you tackle both dungeons and bosses if the going gets tough, new special moves and NPC troops to help turn the tide of battle. All in all Elden Ring is a game of exploration that will keep you coming back for more. You'll spend your day's wondering what lies yonder over that hill, ruins, swamp, forest, castle, run down village etc and when you can find the time to get back to answering your curiosity. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2022
    10
    muito bom gostei do jogo melhor q gow
    from sempre surpreende em seus jogos
  5. Nov 12, 2022
    9
    el mejor juego de from software por lejos
    Los que lo han jugado ni siquiera pueden llegar a dudarlo.
    Sin exagerar, si no gana el goty este
    el mejor juego de from software por lejos
    Los que lo han jugado ni siquiera pueden llegar a dudarlo.
    Sin exagerar, si no gana el goty este año, entonces se lo han robado y será fuertemente cuestionado por toda la comunidad de videojugadores, salvo por algunos fanboys de cierta marca azul que no voy a mencionar XD
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  6. Feb 27, 2022
    7
    Let me start off by saying the game artistically looks amazing. However the serious lack of details up close is a bit sad. They're somethingLet me start off by saying the game artistically looks amazing. However the serious lack of details up close is a bit sad. They're something you would see early PS4/XBO days. The quality mode helps a little, but that mode is nearly unplayable, so hard to consider that an option. There also no quest list or journal, no map pin system, no hand holding of any kind which is kind of fun and kind of irritating at the same time. I like some bit of structure, it doesn't need to be Bethesda level of hand holding though. It also had a fun aspect to it when you're not repeating the same attempt for the 12th time. I played some of the other dark souls and blood borne games when I was younger, but didn't play them very long due to the difficulty. Now that I'm in my 30s I don't mind sticking to it longer but without that historical Souls franchise experience, it is very difficult and very frustrating. I've been playing since launch and still haven't beat the first boss. Watch video, gotten advise and still can't get it done. I would have liked to try it coop but ya know it didn't work for days and I still haven't gotten to try it. From what I've seen, it's really not that dynamic of a coop anyway so I'm weary. Overall the game is fun ut is very frustrating not just for difficulty but the broken online mode, meh graphical details, lack of basic features, and crazy clunky fighting mechanics. Basically, if you're not already a Souls die hard with a clear bias for this type of game, this game is just good but not good enough. Too bad the critics couldn't see past their bias. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2022
    0
    Clunky combat, cheap enemies, poor graphics, and awful leveling system. Vastly overrated.

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