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ELDEN RING | Reviews Mega Thread

Dr.Morris79

Member
I cant get off the game, it's too good.

 

The artful mincer

Gold Member

Jaffe is calling Elden Ring reviews “Stupid” and “Embarrassing”
In a recent video he is now calling it the best game he's ever played 😅

Funny he's had a bit of turn around on souls game. He couldn't play bloodborne for more than 30 minutes at one point but he's finished that too.

Souls games often have that effect on people lol
 

Nitty_Grimes

Made a crappy phPBB forum once ... once.
This months Play magazine (used to be official PlayStation magazine but guess they lost the licence) gave it an 8.
 

Ogbert

Member

Jaffe is calling Elden Ring reviews “Stupid” and “Embarrassing”
I thought the video was fine.

He's generous about the game - absolutely loves it. He just points out some objective facts.

The game is slightly overrated. It will be my GOTY, but From (like Nintendo) do get a pass on certain technical elements.
 

Alphagear

Member
I thought the video was fine.

He's generous about the game - absolutely loves it. He just points out some objective facts.

The game is slightly overrated. It will be my GOTY, but From (like Nintendo) do get a pass on certain technical elements.

Exactly one of the best games I've played but that doesn't mean it is perfect.

The reviews were generous. No way you can give perfect scores with the average graphics/performance alone.

Not gonna mention the Accessibility of the game. Past Souls game got away with it cause they were linear to an extent.

This game was a nightmare. Thank God for the Internet.
 

AV

We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
A fantastic game but very difficult for me anyway. What's the best way to defend? I find rolling to be very ineffective, any tips?

As the other guy said, if check your inventory screen towards the bottom right there's an indicator of whether you have a "low load, med load, heavy load". Every item you equip including weapons that you can hotswap to add to your carry weight, at 70% and above of your maximum, you will "fat roll" which is incredibly ineffective. Swap to lighter armour until you're med. rolling. Endurance is your key stat as it increases not only your stamina bar but also your max equip load.

Once you're med. rolling, it is by far the most effective way to play but it still takes time for it to "click". You're invincible for the middle frames of the animation so it's about getting used to rolling just before an attack connects.
 
As the other guy said, if check your inventory screen towards the bottom right there's an indicator of whether you have a "low load, med load, heavy load". Every item you equip including weapons that you can hotswap to add to your carry weight, at 70% and above of your maximum, you will "fat roll" which is incredibly ineffective. Swap to lighter armour until you're med. rolling. Endurance is your key stat as it increases not only your stamina bar but also your max equip load.

Once you're med. rolling, it is by far the most effective way to play but it still takes time for it to "click". You're invincible for the middle frames of the animation so it's about getting used to rolling just before an attack connects.
Thank you, I'll have a look.
 

FrankWza

Member
There's also a trinket that gives you a bunch extra equip load should you need it.
Yeah. I just meant as far as the way the game is balanced or whatever. Similar loads are less restrictive on stamina compared to souls games.
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Elden Ring is another classic courtesy of FromSoft, and not simply Dark Souls IV: Open World Edition.

It's the most engrossed I've been with a title in I don't know how long.

As amazing as it is, there's still some notable flaws that hold it back.

Having some time apart from release and completion has made them a bit more apparent.

Still, it's a amazing title that ranks among their very best.


Timestamps:
00:00 - Prelude
01:23 - Some notes before Diving In
03:53 - The Open world of Elden Ring
09:43 - Exploration in Elden Ring
12:44 - Torrent The Horse
13:52 - Combat in Elden Ring
16:34 - The Upgrade System
22:04 - Spirit Ashes
24:00 - Multiplayer in Elden Ring
27:19 - The Highs and Lows of Elden Ring
27:40 - Limgrave
30:19 - Liurnia Of The Lakes
32:23 - Caelid
35:15 - Underground
36:55 - Altus Plateau
38:52 - Leyndell, Royal Capital
40:17 - Too Much of a Good Thing
42:26 - Mountaintops Of The Giants
44:15 - Consecrated Snowfield
44:39 - Miquella's Haligtree
48:09 - Crumbling Farum Azula
49:19 - The Final Stretch
51:09 - The Lore and Quests of Elden Ring
54:37 - What's Next?
58:57 - In Conclusion
 
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