There are thousands of games out there, and most people will have different opinions on what they like to play for fun. Certain games might not be for specific gamers, and that is fine. There is one type of game that most gamers have a bad taste in their mouth for, and those are soul-likes. Elden Ring falls right into that category, but is it worth the purchase?
Yes, it is worth purchasing if you enjoy difficult open-world RPGs. We have discussed this in other articles, but if you enjoyed playing any of the Dark Souls games, especially Dark Souls 3, you would love this game.
This article will review 7 reasons Elden Ring is worth purchasing. Everything we say is opinion-based, so take everything we say with a grain of salt. If you disagree for certain reasons, you have all the right to. Elden Ring might not be the game for you if you don’t enjoy playing it.
The replayability of a game is a massive reason to get it. Most people who play it will probably play it through once, but some people like us enjoy playing the game 2, 3, or even 4 times through. We will get our money’s worth if we play the game that much. They did add NG+ into this game, so you can keep using your character through another playthrough.
When I played through the game, I got to Journey 7 and beat the game. That is NG+7 which is 7 playthroughs with one singular character. The game is replayable, and you can also start a new character with a different class to get a new experience.
2. The Massive Open-World
The open-world areas are massive. Every little corner you explore seems like it has stuff there. You might wander through a forest area and see a small cave with some rocks. You explore it, and it turns out it is a large cave system with a boss at the end. You could also be exploring and stumble into a whole new area.
There is much to explore in this game, and if you stopped playing it because of how little content was in it, we guarantee that you only played it for about an hour. Some people don’t like massive open worlds, so you might not enjoy this game if you don’t.
3. Selection of Weapons and Armor
There are soo many equipment pieces to get in the game that it can be difficult to decide what you will use. Meta weapons are in the game, but you can decide what you want to use. Every boss and enemy has an armor set for you to acquire, and they also have weapons you can get.
The weapon selection is bigger than any other FromSoft game, and new weapon types have increased significantly. There are also new movesets with two-handing and dual-wielding, which makes the builds very unique from each other. If you enjoy massive selections of weapons and armor, this game has much of it.
4. More bosses than any other FromSoft game
There are over 120 bosses in the game, which makes Dark Souls 2 look small compared to 42 bosses. There are repeats which is understandable because of the sheer number of bosses, but every fight feels unique. There are soo many bosses in this game that every area you go to will have multiple bosses.
If you enjoy boss fights, this game has plenty to fill your time. Most of them are pretty challenging or easy, depending on your build. There have been weapons that just annihilate bosses, but those have been nerfed, so they are not as good anymore.
5. It has a massive Community
The Community behind this game is massive. The hype for it before the game’s release was also massive, and the Community says this game lives up to the hype. Most people even say this game is better than the hype around it. The game constantly still has many people playing it simultaneously on just Steam, and it grows to depend on the day of the week.
If you have a question about something, the Community won’t hesitate to help you out in some way. There are also Discords where they help new players out with bosses they are stuck on or even just play some casual co-op with random people.
6. It’s a challenging game
It is a FromSoft game, so naturally, it will be challenging. There is no “easy” mode for players who are bad at the game, so you need to push through it, and GIT GUD. If you can’t handle these games, it might be easier to get into this one than something like Dark Souls 3. If you are struggling with a boss or enemy, you can leave and return later.
This game is the most accessible to new players because of all the content they just throw at you. It is not easy, but it is easier than the other FromSoft games.
7. It is Dark Souls with more
If you enjoy playing games like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or even Sekiro, you might enjoy Elden Ring. It is a culmination of all FromSoft games, and it works. If it looks fun, don’t hesitate to buy the game and try it out for yourself. You might end up putting 100 hours into the game and won’t even think about it.
Dark Souls is considered one of the hardest game series, but Elden Ring takes that torch and runs much farther with it. It is bigger than Dark Souls and has much more content, so what stops you from purchasing the most ambitious game of 2022?