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Elden Ring would have been better if he had a story – Reader Feature

Elden Ring – Do you know what’s going on? (Photo: Bandai Namco)

The reader is disappointed to find that after hitting Elden Ring, even experts are confused about the story’s details and lore.

It is clear that elden ring It will dominate the Game of the Year awards in 2022 and I wouldn’t take seriously anyone who said they didn’t deserve it. After three months of struggle, I just got over it and no doubt it’s a great game. Nothing is perfect, but I will say that I have one major complaint: I never had any idea what was going on.

Everyone starts this way with the game, as you slowly learn how the different controls and systems work, but I’d say, for anyone who hasn’t been involved yet, it’s actually relatively simple. My inventory looked like it would fill up a repository by the end of the game but how to use all the spells, weapons, etc. is relatively easy to get to the core.

The story though… I have no clue. There’s kind of a slideshow introduction that talks about the shattering of the Elden Ring and something about the different demigods that keep the pieces. It took me a long time to realize that the ring isn’t actually a ring, but I’m still not sure about that. I guess it’s a group of magical runes and the only reason it’s called a ring is because it’s circular?

If you haven’t played the game and you think this sounds simple enough, I’d say I was over 80% of the match before I put it together that much. I still don’t really understand who broke the ring and why, or who all the warring factions are. Or what lands lie in between (between what?) or where all the ordinary people have gone (are these soldiers just zombies? And if so, how are they different from moving skeletons?).

It’s not just a matter of there being so many unanswered questions. There are a lot of characters in the game but it is not clear who they are and what they want. The only time you hear most of them talking is minutes before you kill them and there are hardly any regular cut scenes – and most of them are meant to go up.

I still don’t understand who Rani is or what she wants, or what is the motive for any of the others. This was my first game and I heard they were all like this so I just customized it to me missing clues and not tuned in to From’s style of doing things. So after beating the match I was really looking forward to reading what the experts said was going on.

So imagine my surprise when all the YouTube videos I’ve watched, and the wiki entries I’ve read, are filled with vague guesses, leaps of logic, and an admission that they didn’t really know either. They worked a lot more about what was going on than I did but nothing was certain and many of the clues, which were hard to pin down, seemed completely contradictory.

If that’s how I criticize a roll, then who am I to criticize them. I wouldn’t say it spoiled my enjoyment of the game, but if Elden Ring had a story I could follow, even if it was still a bit vague, I can’t help but think it would have been better.

by Reader Dastan

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