With the DLC being announced for Elden Ring, what is FromSoft planning to do after Elden Ring?
The Dark Souls series has made a name for itself for being hard, but fair. The fan base has been rabid regarding the games vague storyline and combat mechanics leading to the game’s unofficial slogan of “Git Gud.”
Elden Ring was the first attempt at an “open world Dark Souls” that many fans loved. Not without its flaws, Elden Ring is regarded as a masterpiece among the fans of the Dark Souls series. Personally, my first forte in the FromSoft games was Dark Souls 3.
The day after the game came out I had knee surgery and was going to be bedridden for about 3 weeks after that then another 6 weeks of physical therapy. My choices of games were Quantum Break or Dark Souls 3. I had played games like Ninja Gaiden before and didn’t like the difficulty factor but I decided to give DS3 a shot. I’m glad I did.
Dark Souls 3 is still one of my favorite games I’ve ever played. The world and enemy design all made sense as well as the bosses all being different. Every boss at the end of the level made sense for the area and taught us lessons. The enemy design gave us variety and the game gave you the ability to upgrade your character however you wanted to.
Fans also waited years until Elden Ring was released after Dark Souls 3 which gave question to whether or not FromSoft was going to move on from the Dark Souls name. In between, we got Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin and a remaster of Dark Souls 1 but the thirst still remained for newer content. Then Elden Ring was announced and the Dark Souls fandom went nuts.
After that, the review scores came out and gave it perfect scores and fans labeled it as a masterpiece. I am playing through it for the first time running a Faith/Arcane build. Although the game does have it’s flaws, mainly the repetitive nature of the dungeons and the reskinning of enemies throughout the areas. But this all being said, the game is fantastic and is one of the best, if not the best in the series.