Elden Ring gave me the confidence I needed to try Dark Souls again

Elden Ring gave me the confidence I needed to try Dark Souls again

before elden ring, I had played less than two hours of another FromSoftware title. Feeling comfortable in the FPS world, the mechanics of Dark Souls or Bloodborne were too specific and too unforgiving for my often nervous reactions. That promise that Elden Ring would be more accessible than the Dark Souls games, which put me off (thanks to the open world and flexible fast travel system) was the only thing that convinced me to even try FromSoftware’s latest game.

I’ve now logged almost 75 hours of playtime with Elden Ring and am taking my sweet time finding my way through The Lands Between. I wrote about how I use summons to get through the game with the help of friends and strangers alike, and I’ve created such a magic-focused build that I can get through almost any encounter. But what is it like when an Elden Ring player tries out another FromSoftware title? Did I actually learn something that will help me get through a franchise I’ve notoriously had tantrums about? Turns out the Elden Ring gently molded me into a FromSoftware fan (effects break).

become an Elden Lord

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