Elden Ring for PC
PC - Windows

Elden Ring

Feb 25, 2022 NEW
9.35
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About this game

Developer: FromSoftware
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between. In the Lands Between ruled by Queen Marika the Eternal, the Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered. Marika's offspring, demigods all, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the mad taint of their newfound strength triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that meant abandonment by the Greater Will. And now the guidance of grace will be brought to the Tarnished who were spurned by the grace of gold and exiled from the Lands Between. Ye dead who yet live, your grace long lost, follow the path to the Lands Between beyond the foggy sea to stand before the Elden Ring.

Gamer Reviews

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Apr 21, 2022
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Hands down the best GOTY!


Elden Ring was my first souls-like video game and the first game I've played by developer FromSofware. It wasn't love at first sight. I've grown to love it. 


It is, by all means, a very punishing game, based on my perspective as a new souls-game gamer. I died a lot, but it never took away the fun. Instead, I got the hang of it and took it as a part of the game.

I get excited playing this game, knowing that it has open-world gameplay, and that's me being a fan of open-worlds in general.


I know a lot is complaining about its open world, that it's hollow? Duh, please. You choose your narrative. That's the point, and there's no linear way to play this game. Set your own pace. I like how the game never really tells you what to do. You need to figure it out on your own and the best part is that there are no dead ends. You definitely need to grind your way in old RPG fashion. 

Design-wise, Elden Ring does it. The fantasy around it, everything falls right in its exact place. What do you want? Demi-gods? Dragons? Undead? Aliens? Knights? Kings? Zombies? Pandemic? It has all of those fantasies. Anything around it is just so good. 


Also, the memes, don't forget the memes.


10 out of 10. 

Apr 16, 2022

Elden Ring es un juego tan maravilloso y especial, lleno de vida, muerte y secretos a lo largo de su basto mundo como un desastre a nivel técnico.


Empezando por la mayor crítica que puedo hacerle y que más me ha desesperado: da igual el ordenador que tengas, si el juego quiere que tengas stuttering, lo tendrás. Sin importar la zona, la carga gráfica o la animación que haya en pantalla, el juego está muy mal optimizado y es imperdonable para el año en el que estamos y arrastrando tantos años de desarrollo y experiencia. Por otro lado, no añadir soporte ultrawide ni permitir que se añada de forma externa por culpa de la protección Easy Anticheat me parece otro craso error difícilmente perdonable.


Ahora bien, vamos con el resto de aspectos, que si entran en una calificación notable-sobresaliente: La jugabilidad no es más que una ligera evolución de anteriores Souls, pero eso no quita que sea perfectamente disfrutable, sobretodo en mundo abierto con el añadido de Torrentera y del sigilo (el cual deja un poco que desear, pero se agradece). La facilidad para ir usando builds según te convengan en el momento es otro punto a agradecer, al final tienes mucho margen de maniobra para afrontar las diversas dificultades que vayan apareciendo a lo largo del viaje.


Algo que sí me parece cuestionable es la variedad de jefes, donde da toda la impresión de que FromSoft ha preferido elegir la cantidad a la calidad. Molesta ver que hay que combatir una y otra vez contra exactamente el mismo jefe con el que peleaste hace 2h, el 80% de los jefes y enemigos son de la misma especie pero con una skin nueva, al final no se libran ni los jefes principales, de los cuales solo 4 no son skins actualizadas de otros jefes. Eso sí, no quita que haya combates inolvidables e inigualables a lo largo del juego.


El storytelling es prácticamente el mismo que vivimos en el resto de Souls, tenemos que prestar atención a todos los detalles que vamos encontrando tanto en los NPCs, como enemigos, paisaje y objetos. El worldbuilding que tiene el juego es espectacular, diria que prácticamente único, se sincroniza a la perfección con el lore del juego.


Ya por último, la banda sonora es tremenda, Tsukasa Saito ha hecho un trabajo envidiable e inmejorable.


En resumen, no es un juego sobresaliente, por desgracia el apartado técnico adolece la nota, pero se queda rozando la perfección a nivel de diversión, que es lo importante en el mundo de los videojuegos.

Apr 2, 2022

Elden Ring elevates all From Soft's souls games to a masterfully crafted open world experience featuring a freedom to explore akin to the critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild. But instead of disposable and repetitive rewards, you get meaningful stuff when you venture forth checking every nook and cranny of the map. You get material for crafting, weapons, unique tallismans, summons and even whole mechanics to the game such as weapon customizing and clothing adjustments.

Elden Ring also delivers the same puzzling narrative and quest design from Souls games, challenging both individuals and the whole game community to put it all together and interpret its cryptic and/or subtle meanings. This add a interesting and meaningful social layer to the game, other than its other multiplayer ingame mechanics.

The game is full of different spells, weapons and allow players to experiment and try building their characters in multiple ways, while keeping its staple difficulty, with some means to soften it. Stuck in a fight? Go back and explore the world, get stronger, resourceful, then come back and try again. The "graces", which act as savepoints, are also very nicely distributed along the way, and other nice checkpoints makes retries less painful. Some dungeons and mini-dungeons place some of these checkpoints right next to the boss room, so less time is wasted trying to get back for a rematch. Textbook quality of life improvement.

For gamers who are not completely devoid of attention to hints and tips, the game offers pointers signalling where important places are, in every major savepoint/grace, providing some very welcomed orientation, although "getting lost" exploring and filling your map with POI and markers is fun for itself.

Although the PC version faced some hard times with poor optimization when it launched, some major patches have both improved overall performance as well rebalanced some unfair stuff which was heavily hindering players' progress. Right now it stands as my personal favorite open-world experience and god how I hate open-world design conventions and massive worlds overall.

Critic Reviews

51 Reviews
9.50
Tyler ColpFeb 23, 2022
An open world action RPG from FromSoftware that reaches new heights, but spends too much time in the familiar.
John SchuttMar 03, 2022
What FromSoftware has accomplished with Elden Ring is staggering. The culmination of more than a decade of trial, error, and success, Elden Ring raises not only the bar for the genre but for FromSoftware itself. It will send a ripple throughout the industry at large, acting as the new standard-bearer for open-world games. If there's more Elden Ring to come, count me in.
Jason RodriguezFeb 23, 2022
A massive, open-world game from the makers of the Dark Souls franchise. Elden Ring is a spectacle and a marvel to behold. Although there are some issues, the overall experience remains deeply engaging. It's one of the best open-world games I have ever played.