Elden ring loretta’s mastery of Elden Ring has captivated me, as it has many other gamers throughout the world. It has exceeded my expectations (bugs apart), and I’ve already spent over 100 hours playing it. FromSoft has nailed it when it comes to immersion with the help of George R. R. Martin. If you’ve read any of his books, you’ll see his impact — and not just because of the unnaturally large number of female characters with bare feet (seriously, let me wear a nice skirt and shoes at the same time).
The game’s open world has allowed for more environmental storytelling than has ever been seen in a Soulslike game before – which is a feat in and of itself, given the series’ reliance on subtle hints and world-building. The secrets of the Lands Between lie dormant, waiting for you to discover them.
Luckily, the game’s key bosses are extremely chatty during their cutscenes, making the fundamental storyline easy to follow. You must locate all of the great runes and ascend to Elden Lord’s throne. That might be enough for some players to jump in and finish their mission, but I needed more information. I was curious as to why the planet was in such a mess – what had it been like previously? Before the Demi-Gods’ corruption, how did the people of the Lands Between life? What’s up with those nefarious two–fingers?
Reading item descriptions and deciphering the strange things other NPCs say along the road can help you put together this information. When you have a lightbulb moment and everything starts to make sense, it’s a great feeling. There are hundreds of minor knowledge nuggets hidden away, and you can enjoy the challenge of putting the puzzle together yourself if you so desire.
You may also just watch VaatiVidya do it. I’ll be marathoning every video he’s done on Elden Ring so far until I’ve unlocked every ending (I believe there are four, but I could be wrong). I’m hoping my hypotheses are true; I’ve been pondering what might have happened endlessly. I’m guessing this game is connected to Dark Souls in some way. Is there a spiritual heir? It can’t be a coincidence that there are so many references to fire. Or, perhaps, Miyazaki just has a thing for flames, and I’m reading far too much into things.
The game’s hidden lore and mysteries provide endless replayability and keep the fans alive. Players are bursting at the seams with curiosity, flocking to message boards to ponder the possibilities. Who knows how long Elden Ring will endure, but the Dark Souls 3 community is almost as active as it was when I initially played it. It’s intriguing to imagine what the hackers will discover as they delve into the game’s code in search of the deepest of secrets. I’ll be following Zullie on Twitter for a long time.
The sense of community that FromSoft creates with their games is an advantage that is sometimes underestimated, but I believe it is critical to give credit where credit is due. We all want to be a part of something, and by overcoming the obstacles presented by this game, we’re all on the same journey, suffering and achieving together.
This only serves to pique my interest in the DLC. Perhaps the lack of overt storytelling is only a marketing ploy to get story-hungry knuckleheads like me to spend more money. I can’t be upset about it because it works.
I’d love to hear any other gamers’ theories. Or, in fact, anything related to the game. I could go on for hours about it, but I don’t want to be the one to ruin the lore for novice players.