You have probably seen your favorite streamers rage or even yourself get angry at games, especially when it is made in a way that is supposed to make everything difficult. Elden Ring is definitely one of those games. FromSoft enjoys making games that are much more difficult and on another level than other games.
When it comes to comparing the games, it is very difficult because it is highly opinion-based. So keep in mind that everything in this article is our opinion and you are totally fine to disagree with us. So, a lot of people might be wondering if Elden Ring is harder than Sekiro?
No, Elden Ring is not harder than Sekiro. Elden Ring gives you a ton of classes to choose from, a massive open-world to explore at whatever pace you want, and a ton of weapons to choose from. Sekiro only has one weapon and there isn’t much of a gameplay change even when you get new prosthetics.
What makes Sekiro harder?
Obviously, Sekiro is a game that is sort of open-world. It has the feel of an open-world game, but let’s be honest, it is a very linear game. You have a path and you must follow the path to beat the game. Elden Ring takes you and throws you into a massive open world where you can go anywhere you want.
Yes, there is a story you need to follow to progress each area, but you can spend a ton of time just exploring everything around you. Sekiro has some of that in the game, but for the most part, you are just going to be following a path pretty much the whole time.
That is not a bad thing because Sekiro is by far one of the best FromSoft games to date, and it will always be a fan favorite. Sekiro is also harder because the bosses are also extremely difficult. In Elden Ring, the bosses can be cheesed with certain Phantoms and weapons, but in Sekiro you need to learn how the game and bosses work to beat it.
Is Elden Ring easy?
By no means is Elden Ring easy. It is easier than Sekiro, yes, but it is still a very difficult game because the difficulty is spread out a lot more. It is probably the best game for new people to the genre to play because it gives you a lot of downtime that the other games don’t really give you.
If you are stuck on a boss, you can just go and explore a bit before returning and beating it. The game is way more open so you are free to do whatever. With Sekiro, you have to beat a boss to progress. Yes, you can explore, but to reach a new area, you have to beat the boss.
If you get Elden Ring and think it is going to be easy, think again. It is easier than Sekiro, but it is not an easy game. Take your time with it and you won’t be as frustrated with yourself unless you want the challenge.