No matter how much fun the party has to come to an end, the game is good, no matter how long it is, it must come to an end, and here are the alternatives worth considering if you love the experience that Elden Ring brings.
Elden Ring is one of the most prominent names in the world gaming market in the first half of this year. With the typical difficulty of its predecessors such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne, along with a large open world, with depth, Elden Ring has immediately won the hearts of many fans since its release. eye. Up to now, FromSoftware Studio’s latest project has sold nearly 13.5 million copies, and will certainly be a strong candidate for the title of the best game in 2022.
However, no matter how much fun the party has to come to an end, the game is good, no matter how long it is, it must have an end. If you have completed the Elden Ring, or simply want to “change the wind” a bit, try the games below. It can be a role-playing game of the dark-fantasy genre (fiction but with darker colors, usually for people over 18 years old), or it can be an open world game with thousands of things to do. discovery, or super-difficult works that consume tens or hundreds of hours of play. All are factors that have contributed to the resounding success of Elden Ring.
FromSoftware’s other soul-game series
If Elden Ring is your first experience with FromSoftware, there’s no reason not to try other “Soulsborne” masterpieces from this manufacturer. This super-difficult game series includes Demon’s Souls, 3 parts Dark Souls, Blood Borne and Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice – a “soul” game but more about stealth action and slightly reduced role-playing elements (RPG). Although not possessing a large open world like Elden Ring, these games can still provide the same perfect experience in terms of gameplay, atmosphere or storyline.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
If you love the freedom of the open world The Lands Between in Elden Ring, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is clearly a choice that you should not miss. Launched in 2017, this game has brought a new breath to the gaming market thanks to its novel gameplay, minimalist interface, forcing players to interact with their surroundings without obeying any rules. , which sequence. It can be said that at the present time, Breath of the Wild is the only name that can bring the feeling of “continuous discovery” like Elden Ring, although the difficulty of this game is “easier to breathe” than that of Elden Ring. with From Software’s masterpiece.
Years before the release of Elden Ring, Ashen was one of the few titles that successfully combined “Soulslike” gameplay with open-world elements, and was also a rare name that could match the scale of the game. products from FromSoftware. If you love the Elden Ring, you will surely be fascinated by the golden palaces, the bone mountains, the endless green forests, or the ruins immersed in the misty clouds. However, Ashen’s plot has a brighter, more positive element than FromSoftware’s games.
Unlike Ashen, Mortal Shell is dark fantasy similar to Elden Rings, with a dark swamp world, dungeons, and scary ruins. Besides, this game will also make fans of the “Soulsborne” genre satisfied thanks to a series of nasty monsters and difficult giant “boss”. In addition, instead of following the typical character building style of conventional role-playing products, Mortal Shell provides gamers with “shells” (the bodies of dead warriors) for your character to use. can be possessed. Each of these “shells” will have their own weapons, stats and skills, allowing players to flexibly explore the vast Fallgrim land.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Objectively, the gameplay of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has more similarities with Capcom’s titles, such as Monster Hunter or Devil May Cry. However, it is still on this list thanks to its open-world construction inspired by classic RPG names like Wizardry or Sorcerian, similar to Elden Ring. In addition, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen also provides a diverse and flexible “character build” system, with many classes, skill sets and items to choose from or unlock.
Tunic can be considered a perfect combination between Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Elden Ring in terms of open-world exploration, full of mysteries, difficult puzzles, and of course impossible. lack of ferocious monsters. Similar to these two blockbusters, Tunic does not “handle work” for players, forcing you to explore on your own based on elements in the surrounding environment. That will sometimes cause you to accidentally get lost in extremely difficult areas because you have not been equipped with the right items. However, compared to Elden Ring, Tunic’s scale is much smaller, avoiding making gamers new to this game genre overwhelmed.
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus is an open world action game set in a ruined kingdom. You will play as “Wander” and set out on an adventure across a forbidden land to revive your beloved, with the help of a strange entity named Dormin. Your task is to destroy 16 giant Colossi “boss” by approaching and attacking their weak points, instead of rushing into “closer hand” like Elden Ring. Hidetaka Miyazaki himself, the president of FromSoftware, is also a big fan of Shadow of the Colossus and used to consider this as one of the inspirations to create the Elden Ring masterpiece.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Fallen Order offers one of the best Star Wars storylines in recent years. Set 5 years after Revenge of the Sith, you will play Cal Kestis, a young Jedi who accidentally becomes the target of a force of aggressive Inquisitors – assassins trained by Darth Vader to destroy any Jedi which is left in the galaxy. This game also makes many Star Wars fans excited thanks to the cameo screen of familiar characters from the movie and TV series. Most importantly, unlike Elden Ring, Fallen Order allows you to choose the difficulty to reduce the ability to “eat” during the experience.
Salt & Sanctuary
Salt & Sanctuary is one of the games that has 2D turned into the “Soulslike” genre, with many similar features to Elden Ring in terms of gameplay, especially the distribution of stamina and accurate counter-time. In addition, you can also leave messages in the surroundings for other players like Elden Ring to help or “troll” them. Basically, Salt & Sanctuary can offer an experience no different from Dark Souls or Elden Ring, but it is the 2D graphics that make this game different and new.
Hollow Knight is considered by many gamers and critics to be the best 2D game in the action-adventure genre, even surpassing big names like Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Set in the underground kingdom of Hallownest, the plot of Hollow Knight will be revealed through the “bug characters” you interact with, chat with, or help them with difficult tasks. If you like the challenge of Elden Ring’s gameplay, Hollow Knight will be a pretty suitable choice and worth considering.
King’s Field, Shadow Tower & Eternal Ring
The names above are all on FromSoftware’s “antiques” list, and are considered the “ancestor” of Souls games like Elden Ring. In some respects, King’s Field, Shadow Tower and Eternal Ring are sometimes more difficult than the Elden Ring. Outdated graphics, super slow gameplay, and inflexible controls can be frustrating, but it’s a pretty enjoyable experience if you’re determined to stick with these games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
As one of the best role-playing games of the past decade, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will bring you to a large, detailed open world, with many interesting stories like Elden Ring. However, The Witcher 3’s ability to freely explore is much more limited, mainly because of role-playing factors such as levels, equipment, skill points or plot. However, if you reduce the difficulty of the game, and don’t mind “mortifying” through the boss battles, you can almost still freely move around the map and perform the sequence of tasks in any order that you want. you love. In addition, compared to the previous two games, the plot of The Witcher 3 is more closely related to the original work of writer Andrzej Sapkowski, bringing a more complete ending to the novel version which is still quite unfinished.
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