“Looking back, I don’t know why I agreed to do this, why I submitted myself to video game masochism.
“I don’t know why I thought my first experience with a FromSoftware game would be like every other video game review: 30 hours gone, game finished, review written, thank you and goodnight.
“And yet — 30 hours into Elden Ring, I’ve barely made a dent. I didn’t realize until now that I could have so much fun making myself so miserable.
“Beauty and brutality
“Elden Ring is forbidding, majestic, and sick in every sense of the word.
“Its overarching story about a fallen kingdom is deliberately obtuse — an unspecified amount was written by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, the rest by Dark Souls mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki.”
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