It’s been a week now since From Software’s extremely anticipated Action RPG has launched to the masses after years of excruciating waiting. Now that the game is finally in our hands and after much hype (and a few bug fixes), we wanted to know what do you think of Elden Ring so far?
After playing Elden Ring for the last week myself, the game feels overwhelmingly massive. I’ve put dozens of hours into it already and still nowhere near the end. Maybe that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s clear that Elden Ring is big… like, really BIG. So chances are you haven’t finished it either, but a week since launch seems like as good a time as any to talk about our thoughts so far.
Obviously, opinions on ER will draw comparisons from other From Software titles. Despite Sekiro deviating from a lot of the traditional mechanics from the Dark Souls series we’ve come to know and love, it was still a soulslike at heart. Elden Ring is similar (in that it tries new things) with a lot of its mechanics, but feels closer to Dark Souls than Sekiro did, almost even like a spiritual Dark Souls 4.
Does that mean Elden Ring is the future of the Dark Souls franchise? Maybe, maybe not. It’s clear From Software wants to try new things before returning to the world of Dark Souls, and Elden Ring could provide that freshness they so clearly desire. But is that a good thing? And could you see Elden Ring becoming a new franchise? Or just another spinoff from Dark Souls?
So what do you think of Elden Ring so far? Are you enjoying it? Are you new to the soulslike genre or a hardcore veteran? Where does it rank in your favorite soulslike games by From Software? And would you like to see more Elden Ring games in the future? Or a return to the classic Dark Souls formula? Let’s debate!