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Topic   ELDEN RING

Kommie
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* 10-Jun(#1)
January 21, 2022

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Oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh the ELDEN RING


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Huy2cdih0 -------------- GAMEPLAY TRAILER
SilverOwl
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10-Jun(#2)
Let's go!
Kommie
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* 10-Jun(#3)
SilverOwl
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10-Jun(#4)
The trailer at first looked like something that last gen couldn't handle. So I was thinking it would be only for next gen. Until of course the end they showed all systems
Gypsy
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10-Jun(#5)
Pretty sure my PS4 would weep if it tried so I'll just grab it on PC.
Gypsy
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10-Jun(#6)
Obviously looks amazing, trailer broke my dick off and I care about so little gaming wise these days.
TerrHeel
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10-Jun(#7)
With no news in so long, I hadn't thought about this game in a while. With that trailer though, let's goooo! Looks incredible.
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10-Jun(#8)
We should take bets in the actual release date.

d3vanj
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10-Jun(#9)
So fudging pumped.

sinnie
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10-Jun(#10)
Looks cool. My first thought it looks like The Witcher + God of War.

KCPenguins
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10-Jun(#11)
Was going to post a negative thought, but nuts to that. Enjoy your excitement! I'm glad people are positive and hyped for something.
nonamesleft
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* 10-Jun(#12)
What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? (I'm not trolling). I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what people are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's all.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#13)
nonamesleft wrote:
> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? I'm not trolling.
> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what people
> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
> all.

I doubt you could even imagine it.

History of Elden Ring:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/nwr76m...

SilverOwl
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10-Jun(#14)
Just being the next from software game, that alone gets me hyped
Bleed_DukeBlue
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10-Jun(#15)
I'm pretty excited about the involvement of George R. R. Martin with the backstory and lore.
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* 10-Jun(#16)
nonamesleft wrote:
> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? (I'm not trolling).
> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what people
> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
> all.

Soulsborne games are my absolute favorite (with the exception of Dark Souls 2). I love most everything FromSoft has ever put out, and an open world Dark Souls meets Shadow of the Colossus type game seems so amazing to me. GRRM helping with the story is also a huge plus.
Gypsy
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10-Jun(#17)
nonamesleft wrote:
> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? (I'm not trolling).
> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what people
> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
> all.

For me From Soft is one of the few companies where I really consistently enjoy their output. Until they break my trust, I'm believing that the gameplay will be excellent. From this trailer is basically looks like Dark Souls on a horse.

This and the Judgment sequel are the only games in development/coming out soon-ish that I even want to play.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#18)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Was going to post a negative thought, but nuts to that. Enjoy your excitement!
> I'm glad people are positive and hyped for something.


BE EXCITED WITH ME.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#19)
Gypsy wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? (I'm not trolling).
>> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what
> people
>> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
>> all.
>
> For me From Soft is one of the few companies where I really consistently enjoy their
> output. Until they break my trust, I'm believing that the gameplay will be excellent.
> From this trailer is basically looks like Dark Souls on a horse.
>
> This and the Judgment sequel are the only games in development/coming out soon-ish
> that I even want to play.

Excuse me sir. That's a Yakul, not a horsie.
nonamesleft
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10-Jun(#20)
Kommie wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> Was going to post a negative thought, but nuts to that. Enjoy your excitement!
>
>> I'm glad people are positive and hyped for something.
>
>
> BE EXCITED WITH ME.

laughing out loud wince
nonamesleft
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10-Jun(#21)
Kommie wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? I'm not trolling.
>> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what
> people
>> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
>> all.
>
> I doubt you could even imagine it.
>
> History of Elden Ring:
>
>
>

Will take a look shortly.
Gypsy
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10-Jun(#22)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I'm pretty excited about the involvement of George R. R. Martin with the backstory
> and lore.

Should be interesting for sure, been a fan of their game worlds in general. Bloodborne being my favorite in that regard.

Love what we have seen visually of the bosses as well.
Gypsy
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10-Jun(#23)
Kommie wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> nonamesleft wrote:
> |>> What in particular are people here excited about with Elden Ring? (I'm not trolling).
> |>> I myself currently know almost nothing about the game. I'm interested in what
>> people
> |>> are specifically looking forward to with the game, what got people hyped, that's
> |>> all.
>>
>> For me From Soft is one of the few companies where I really consistently enjoy
> their
>> output. Until they break my trust, I'm believing that the gameplay will be excellent.
>> From this trailer is basically looks like Dark Souls on a horse.
>>
>> This and the Judgment sequel are the only games in development/coming out soon-ish
>> that I even want to play.
>
> Excuse me sir. That's a Yakul, not a horsie.

kek double u
Kommie
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10-Jun(#24)
Gypsy wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> I'm pretty excited about the involvement of George R. R. Martin with the backstory
>> and lore.
>
> Should be interesting for sure, been a fan of their game worlds in general. Bloodborne
> being my favorite in that regard.
>
> Love what we have seen visually of the bosses as well.

I can't imagine his involvement was much besides lore and an outline.
Cevil
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10-Jun(#25)
I'm glad everyone is excited, but I could care less.

KCPenguins
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10-Jun(#26)
Kommie wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> Was going to post a negative thought, but nuts to that. Enjoy your excitement!
>> I'm glad people are positive and hyped for something.
>
>
> BE EXCITED WITH ME.


Seeing you excited and positive genuinely makes me happy. LET'S GO ELDEN RING!!!
Kommie
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10-Jun(#27)
Cevil wrote:
> I'm glad everyone is excited, but I could care less.
>
>

Shouldn't you be playing Pokemanz or something?
Cevil
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10-Jun(#28)
@Kommie Lol. Maybe. I guess I'm known for being a Pokemon guy on this forum but I think I play a nice variety of games. Almost done with Dragon Quest 3.

I admit though that the game looks good, I just don't have any desire to play Dark Souls like games.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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10-Jun(#29)
Apparently it was co-created by him and former GoT staffers:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.engadget.com/amp/...

I'm sure he didn't write it all, but I'm excited that he was involved. I love the GoT books.

Kommie wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> I'm pretty excited about the involvement of George R. R. Martin with the backstory
> |>> and lore.
>>
>> Should be interesting for sure, been a fan of their game worlds in general. Bloodborne
>> being my favorite in that regard.
>>
>> Love what we have seen visually of the bosses as well.
>
> I can't imagine his involvement was much besides lore and an outline.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#30)
Pokesouls needs to be a thing
Boss
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10-Jun(#31)
Sad that this was leaked a few months ago. Took some of the wow factor away.
nonamesleft
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10-Jun(#32)
@Kommie Clicked on that Reddit link. Man, that's a big wall of text. But I'll do it right. Will go through it all.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#33)
Boss wrote:
> Sad that this was leaked a few months ago. Took some of the wow factor away.

Eh, a little I suppose but that was filmed on a potato through a potato. The only obvious reused thing is the cart being pulled part.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#34)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @Kommie Clicked on that Reddit link. Man, that's a big wall of text. But I'll do
> it right. Will go through it all.

LOL. Don't read it unless you really want to. The answers @Gypsy and @d3vanj gave are good.
sinnie
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10-Jun(#35)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I'm pretty excited about the involvement of George R. R. Martin with the backstory
> and lore.

This is probably the only reason why I'm moderately interested. Of course be prepared to fall in love with characters and have them die unexpectedly and violently too lol.

Dasgessabel
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10-Jun(#36)
Mass Effect is probably better.
SilverOwl
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10-Jun(#37)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Mass Effect is probably better.

Ugh, I couldn't stand to play thru another mass effect game.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#38)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Mass Effect is probably better.

LIES
Dasgessabel
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10-Jun(#39)
It does look pretty good, even though I'm not a huge Souls or From software fan in general.
Foxhack
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10-Jun(#40)
I expect some asset / model / animation recycling between all Souls games and this. Nothing wrong with that, they've obviously worked a ton on building all new areas and buildings. And those enemies are just amazing.

I liked DS1, hated 2, and loved 3. (No Bloodborne cuz I'm a PC guy.) So I'm hoping this one knocks it out of the park.
Kommie
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10-Jun(#41)
DS2 is not good. Still better than Mass Effect though.
ErickRPG
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I LOVE this time of year! We finally get to see some new gameplay of some of these games we've been hyped for! Definitely day one. I always like to chart out the next 6-10 months releases to kinda see what to look forward to. .

Ratchet & Clank PlayStation 5 June
Ys 9 Nintendo Switch July
Tales of Arise PlayStation 5 Sep
Pokemon Diamond remake Nintendo Switch Oct?
Elden Ring PlayStation 5 Jan
Pokemon Arceus Nintendo Switch Jan

I still have to play RE Village at some point too. And those just barely scratch the surface. Those are just the tippy top ones I could remember off the top of my head. That does not include any of the huge annoucements we'll get this weekend either. There will probably be 2 games per month I'm hyped to play. In other words, my gaming schedule is PACKED, and I would have it no other way!

MrBean
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11-Jun(#43)
Well, I'm legit stoked. I debated replaying DS3 or BB, but this is close enough that I'm gonna wait.
Archer
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11-Jun(#44)
I've been (still am) away at families for high school graduations this week. And I haven't had any time to look at anything. This will be the first thing I check out when I get back on Sunday.
Kommie
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11-Jun(#45)
... The same week this comes out, the long lost Cuphead show re-emerges.

https://www.ign.com/articles/cuphead-show-trailer-...
nonamesleft
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11-Jun(#46)
Finished reading that whole Reddit post. Pretty cool that so many people have been so interested in Elden Ring, and that it got so much attention. Not every new game gets so many people excited for it.
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11-Jun(#47)
ErickRPG wrote:
> I LOVE this time of year! We finally get to see some new gameplay of some of these
> games we've been hyped for! Definitely day one. I always like to chart out the
> next 6-10 months releases to kinda see what to look forward to. .
>
> Ratchet & Clank PlayStation 5 June
> Ys 9 Nintendo Switch July
> Tales of Arise PlayStation 5 Sep
> Pokemon Diamond remake Nintendo Switch Oct?
> Elden Ring PlayStation 5 Jan
> Pokemon Arceus Nintendo Switch Jan
>
> I still have to play RE Village at some point too. And those just barely scratch
> the surface. Those are just the tippy top ones I could remember off the top of my
> head. That does not include any of the huge annoucements we'll get this weekend
> either. There will probably be 2 games per month I'm hyped to play. In other words,
> my gaming schedule is PACKED, and I would have it no other way!
>
>

Couldn't agree more! It's a wonderful time of year for gamers. I don't get quite as into it as I did when I was younger, but watching that Elden Ring trailer last night game me goosebumps! It looks sooo freaking good! Don't think there's a developer out there I trust as implicitly as I trust FromSoftware so waiting until January is going to feel like an eternity. I'll probably have to boot up Bloodborne at some point to get my fix.

And I loved that Tales of Arise trailer as well. I'm so hot and cold with Tales games these days, but the upped production values and everything else I've seen from this one makes it a day one purchase for sure!

Kommie
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11-Jun(#48)
Hoping for in depth gameplay stuff at Bamco's show.
ErickRPG
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12-Jun(#49)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> I LOVE this time of year! We finally get to see some new gameplay of some of
> these
>> games we've been hyped for! Definitely day one. I always like to chart out the
>> next 6-10 months releases to kinda see what to look forward to. .
>>
>> Ratchet & Clank PlayStation 5 June
>> Ys 9 Nintendo Switch July
>> Tales of Arise PlayStation 5 Sep
>> Pokemon Diamond remake Nintendo Switch Oct?
>> Elden Ring PlayStation 5 Jan
>> Pokemon Arceus Nintendo Switch Jan
>>
>> I still have to play RE Village at some point too. And those just barely scratch
>> the surface. Those are just the tippy top ones I could remember off the top of
> my
>> head. That does not include any of the huge annoucements we'll get this weekend
>> either. There will probably be 2 games per month I'm hyped to play. In other
> words,
>> my gaming schedule is PACKED, and I would have it no other way!
>>
>>
>
> Couldn't agree more! It's a wonderful time of year for gamers. I don't get quite
> as into it as I did when I was younger, but watching that Elden Ring trailer last
> night game me goosebumps! It looks sooo freaking good! Don't think there's a developer
> out there I trust as implicitly as I trust FromSoftware so waiting until January
> is going to feel like an eternity. I'll probably have to boot up Bloodborne at some
> point to get my fix.
>
> And I loved that Tales of Arise trailer as well. I'm so hot and cold with Tales games
> these days, but the upped production values and everything else I've seen from this
> one makes it a day one purchase for sure!


I think I trust the team that makes Ratchet (Insomniac I think?) and Nintendo. With how good their RPGs have been lately I think I'm starting to trust Square Enix again.


ErickRPG
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12-Jun(#50)
And yes Tales of Arise is likely day one for me.

MrBean
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* 13-Jun(#51)
Elden Ring (PS5) is up for preorder on Amazon ($59.99) https://t.co/xfxaVgRqGw
PS4 https://t.co/VWecGZSVp4
Xbox https://t.co/YaT7qJtHuK #ad https://t.co/hmbUcMrxlK

Where's the collectors edition!
Kommie
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13-Jun(#52)
Yeah, I haven't bought a collectors edition since Dark Souls 3. Definitely gonna for this.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Jun(#53)
I was curious, so I looked it up and realized that I've had this pre-ordered since 2019 =).

MrBean wrote:
> Elden Ring (PS5) is up for preorder on Amazon ($59.99) https://t.co/xfxaVgRqGw
>
> Where's the collectors edition!
Kommie
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MrBean wrote:
> Elden Ring (PS5) is up for preorder on Amazon ($59.99) https://t.co/xfxaVgRqGw
>
> Where's the collectors edition!

Don't you have this pre ordered here through someone's GCU?
MrBean
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13-Jun(#55)
Indeed, but if a CE is announced, that'll clearly be ideal.
sinnie
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14-Jun(#56)
I can't imagine a CE wouldn't be announced. Also a strange release date, just missing Christmas. I bet it'll be pushed out further IMO.

Kommie
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14-Jun(#57)
A CE would probably be sold on Bamco's site directly. That's where the Tales of Arise CE seems to only be sold at.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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14-Jun(#58)
Apparently it has a Pokemon mechanic?: https://www.ign.com/articles/elden-ring-enemy-spir...
Kommie
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14-Jun(#59)
Clickbait sounding title from what I read in the actual article. It's offline summons, those blue dudes in the trailer.
Archer
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14-Jun(#60)
Just watched the trailer. So this is Dark Souls 4, with an open world. And bloodborne fast paced combat.
Kommie
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14-Jun(#61)
You say that like it's a bad thing. More details are coming out
Kommie
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14-Jun(#62)
So, there's also gonna be small stealth like stuff ala Sekiro and skills are a character trait thing, not tied to specific weapons. I imagine tomorrow at Bandai Namcos event more is revealed.
Archer
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14-Jun(#63)
Kommie wrote:
> You say that like it's a bad thing. More details are coming out

No, its a good thing. Although I'm not 100% sold on the open world aspect of it though. I love how they make detailed worlds with areas interconnect-able. And I feel like having a giant open world might make it not as good.
Kommie
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14-Jun(#64)
Dark Souls 1 was supposed to be open world, then it got nixed. I have confidence they can make it work, and I don't play open world games on a regular basis to be sick of them.
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* 14-Jun(#65)
Fingers crossed this game won't end up on the YouTube series I've been watching called "wha happun?"

Kommie
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14-Jun(#66)
EclipseLion wrote:
> Fingers crossed this game won't end up on the YouTube series I've been watching called
> "wha happun?"
>
>

I saw one of those, interesting series. That one was about the struggle of translating the Trails in the Sky games and how massive they are.
Kommie
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15-Jun(#67)
https://www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/o0bvgi...



Miyazaki Famitsu interview translation [Part 4]
News


--Can you reach the ends of the game map from the start of the game?

[Miyazaki] No, there are some barriers, that is to say you must overcome some areas to reach further areas on the map.

--Speed runners are going to have a field day

[Miyazaki] Yes, it's not that we have speed runners in mind, but personally I enjoy watching them, and I hope people will enjoy doing them.

--The field is clearly much larger than previous entries, will there be a world map?

[Miyazaki] Yes, there is what you would call a world map for the open field areas. You can set a waypoint, travel to uncharted areas, and enjoy revealing the map.

On the other hand, as in the Dark Souls series, there is no map in the big dungeon areas. We want you to enjoy figuring out the layout through exploration and to have that great feeling when you finally do.

--It seems like the spirit horse will be useful for this.

[Miyazaki] Travel on horseback will be limited to the open field, but I think it really feels nice. You can use your jumps to quickly jump over small differences in elevation or leap down dangerous cliffs. In certain places you can perform a large jump making exploration dynamic and vertical.

--Can items be crafted anywhere?

[Miyazaki] Yes. Various useable or consumable items can be crafted from items you find while exploring. You can replenish resources and craft items as needed. However, HP recovery is a special case in Elden Ring as well [as in previous titles].

--Is there a concept of passage of time and dynamic weather?

[Miyazaki] Yes, those are elements that change in real time. This also has an effect on the game. For example, at night visibility decreases for both you and the enemy bringing new strategic aspects to approaching enemies. There are certain trails that are more visible at night and terrifying enemies that only appear at night.

--From everything I've heard so far, it sounds like both the amount of gameplay and the field size are substantial.

[Miyazaki] Without a doubt. Our aim from the start was a grandness of scale. Suffice it to say that this is our biggest game yet.

Rather, we are now working hard making adjustments to make sure this doesn't become cumbersome. We want this to be something enjoyable for the player.

--So this is the biggest game From Software has ever created?

[Miyazaki] Yes

--What do you expect the play time to be?

[Miyazaki] I hate questions like this :) If you don't stray from the main story very often we're looking at around 30 hours, but to be honest I can't say for sure. We are aiming for a much larger and deeper experience where players go beyond that kind of playstyle.

--Seems the play time will vary depending on whether you play online or not. You say you are still working on how exactly coop play and PvP will work. What other features are you expecting to have?

[Miyazaki] In regards to asynchronous interactions like phantoms, bloodstains, and messages, users will be able to create their own groups.

You will be able to share these asynchronous elements while playing, and by setting groups, those belonging to the group will be prioritized and will have a different appearance.

--So you will be going a step further than the sort of loose connections in previous titles?

[Miyazaki] Phantoms, bloodstains, and messages were always left behind by some nameless player out of the masses, but by using groups this information will sort of belong to players you know. Or by knowing that it will be used by those players, there may be some new meaning or emotion attached to it, that is our aim.

It's a simple system, but we expect that it will lead to new ways to play.

--How do you create user groups?

[Miyazaki] Based on passwords. Users can set their own passwords for these asynchronous elements, so that only people that know the password become group members. There is no limit on the size of groups and it's up to you on how to share the passwords so we expect there to be a bunch of new ways to have fun.

--Hopefully this kind of system leads to a new segment of fans.

[Miyazaki] Yes. It's fun to play with someone else, so we hope to slightly lower the barriers to this.

With a game like this, people tend to brace themselves for a struggle, but we want them to know that there are many reliable people online ready to help them through the struggle. By lowering the barriers to start playing with these allies, we hope to gain many new users.

We hope it will be a game you can recommend to people interested in the world building, story, and characters but are still somehow hesitant to jump in.

--Well, I've learned a lot about the game from this talk and expectations are even higher. I look forward to the new challenge From Software has set for itself.

[Miyazaki] The entire staff is all-out working hard to make a game that players will enjoy. I know it's a bit of a cliché, but please look forward to what's coming.


This is all, no more posts. Hope everyone enjoys reading the article. It is a lot more in depth that the interviews that Miyazaki-san has given in the west.
MrBean
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15-Jun(#68)
I want to read nothing about it and experience it with only the trailer in mind. Definitely gonna need to take a couple days off work!
Kommie
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15-Jun(#69)
MrBean wrote:
> I want to read nothing about it and experience it with only the trailer in mind.
> Definitely gonna need to take a couple days off work!

I'm definitely gonna watch more stuff, just once it's out not look up anything help wise.
Archer
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15-Jun(#70)
I plan on buying the guide and reading it cover to cover before I play it.
Kommie
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15-Jun(#71)
Guides are still sold in physical format?
Bleed_DukeBlue
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15-Jun(#72)
That's cool how you can form a group of any size using a password. Anybody up for a GameTZ group when it comes out?

Kommie wrote:
>
>
>
> Miyazaki Famitsu interview translation [Part 4]
> News
>
>
> --Can you reach the ends of the game map from the start of the game?
>
> [Miyazaki] No, there are some barriers, that is to say you must overcome some areas
> to reach further areas on the map.
>
> --Speed runners are going to have a field day
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes, it's not that we have speed runners in mind, but personally I enjoy
> watching them, and I hope people will enjoy doing them.
>
> --The field is clearly much larger than previous entries, will there be a world map?
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes, there is what you would call a world map for the open field areas.
> You can set a waypoint, travel to uncharted areas, and enjoy revealing the map.
>
> On the other hand, as in the Dark Souls series, there is no map in the big dungeon
> areas. We want you to enjoy figuring out the layout through exploration and to have
> that great feeling when you finally do.
>
> --It seems like the spirit horse will be useful for this.
>
> [Miyazaki] Travel on horseback will be limited to the open field, but I think it
> really feels nice. You can use your jumps to quickly jump over small differences
> in elevation or leap down dangerous cliffs. In certain places you can perform a large
> jump making exploration dynamic and vertical.
>
> --Can items be crafted anywhere?
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes. Various useable or consumable items can be crafted from items you
> find while exploring. You can replenish resources and craft items as needed. However,
> HP recovery is a special case in Elden Ring as well [as in previous titles].
>
> --Is there a concept of passage of time and dynamic weather?
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes, those are elements that change in real time. This also has an effect
> on the game. For example, at night visibility decreases for both you and the enemy
> bringing new strategic aspects to approaching enemies. There are certain trails that
> are more visible at night and terrifying enemies that only appear at night.
>
> --From everything I've heard so far, it sounds like both the amount of gameplay and
> the field size are substantial.
>
> [Miyazaki] Without a doubt. Our aim from the start was a grandness of scale. Suffice
> it to say that this is our biggest game yet.
>
> Rather, we are now working hard making adjustments to make sure this doesn't become
> cumbersome. We want this to be something enjoyable for the player.
>
> --So this is the biggest game From Software has ever created?
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes
>
> --What do you expect the play time to be?
>
> [Miyazaki] I hate questions like this :) If you don't stray from the main story very
> often we're looking at around 30 hours, but to be honest I can't say for sure. We
> are aiming for a much larger and deeper experience where players go beyond that kind
> of playstyle.
>
> --Seems the play time will vary depending on whether you play online or not. You
> say you are still working on how exactly coop play and PvP will work. What other
> features are you expecting to have?
>
> [Miyazaki] In regards to asynchronous interactions like phantoms, bloodstains, and
> messages, users will be able to create their own groups.
>
> You will be able to share these asynchronous elements while playing, and by setting
> groups, those belonging to the group will be prioritized and will have a different
> appearance.
>
> --So you will be going a step further than the sort of loose connections in previous
> titles?
>
> [Miyazaki] Phantoms, bloodstains, and messages were always left behind by some nameless
> player out of the masses, but by using groups this information will sort of belong
> to players you know. Or by knowing that it will be used by those players, there may
> be some new meaning or emotion attached to it, that is our aim.
>
> It's a simple system, but we expect that it will lead to new ways to play.
>
> --How do you create user groups?
>
> [Miyazaki] Based on passwords. Users can set their own passwords for these asynchronous
> elements, so that only people that know the password become group members. There
> is no limit on the size of groups and it's up to you on how to share the passwords
> so we expect there to be a bunch of new ways to have fun.
>
> --Hopefully this kind of system leads to a new segment of fans.
>
> [Miyazaki] Yes. It's fun to play with someone else, so we hope to slightly lower
> the barriers to this.
>
> With a game like this, people tend to brace themselves for a struggle, but we want
> them to know that there are many reliable people online ready to help them through
> the struggle. By lowering the barriers to start playing with these allies, we hope
> to gain many new users.
>
> We hope it will be a game you can recommend to people interested in the world building,
> story, and characters but are still somehow hesitant to jump in.
>
> --Well, I've learned a lot about the game from this talk and expectations are even
> higher. I look forward to the new challenge From Software has set for itself.
>
> [Miyazaki] The entire staff is all-out working hard to make a game that players will
> enjoy. I know it's a bit of a cliché, but please look forward to what's coming.
>
>
> This is all, no more posts. Hope everyone enjoys reading the article. It is a lot
> more in depth that the interviews that Miyazaki-san has given in the west.
MrBean
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15-Jun(#73)
Archer wrote:
> I plan on buying the guide and reading it cover to cover before I play it.

But why? Doesn't that ruin the experience? Don't get me wrong, for bigger RPG's, I enjoy a guide ... purely for reference (usually for missables, because I will never have time for a replay), but reading cover to cover pre-game, just feels like a bummer!
Kommie
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15-Jun(#74)
MrBean wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> I plan on buying the guide and reading it cover to cover before I play it.
>
> But why? Doesn't that ruin the experience? Don't get me wrong, for bigger RPG's,
> I enjoy a guide ... purely for reference (usually for missables, because I will never
> have time for a replay), but reading cover to cover pre-game, just feels like a bummer!

Pretty sure he's just being contrarian.
Archer
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15-Jun(#75)
Yeah, I wasn't serious.
MrBean
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15-Jun(#76)
I blame the Old Fashioneds
Dasgessabel
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17-Jun(#77)
So apparently they're allowing a way to skip bosses for easier content but wouldn't commit to actually making lower difficulties. I know Souls fans for years said this went against their vision or whatever, but I've always thought they just didn't want to be bothered with trying to do it as opposed to it being a visionary thing and this pretty much confirms that idea to me. Seems weird though
Kommie
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17-Jun(#78)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> So apparently they're allowing a way to skip bosses for easier content but wouldn't
> commit to actually making lower difficulties. I know Souls fans for years said this
> went against their vision or whatever, but I've always thought they just didn't want
> to be bothered with trying to do it as opposed to it being a visionary thing and
> this pretty much confirms that idea to me. Seems weird though

So, I saw something that almost sounded like you could maybe talk your way out of fighting a boss, or some other negotiating like tactic. Regardless, fans of their games will be killing those bosses regardless of any sort of way to make it easier.
Kommie
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17-Jun(#79)
So, @Feeb you gonna get the PS4 version to double platinum it? I imagine they'll be seperate lists.
Dasgessabel
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17-Jun(#80)
Kommie wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> So apparently they're allowing a way to skip bosses for easier content but wouldn't
>> commit to actually making lower difficulties. I know Souls fans for years said
> this
>> went against their vision or whatever, but I've always thought they just didn't
> want
>> to be bothered with trying to do it as opposed to it being a visionary thing and
>> this pretty much confirms that idea to me. Seems weird though
>
> So, I saw something that almost sounded like you could maybe talk your way out of
> fighting a boss, or some other negotiating like tactic. Regardless, fans of their
> games will be killing those bosses regardless of any sort of way to make it easier.
>

No doubt, but my pushback was mainly against those who claimed any sort of mechanic to make it easier was against the "vision" or spirit of the series. I suppose you could argue this isn't a Souls game so maybe that rule doesn't apply, but I suspect it's the same or a very similar formula and thus would still hold true to me. I feel like they just never wanted to bother trying to balance difficulties. To be fair, I'm not saying they have to or should either. I'm mainly just tossing some shade on those annoying Souls purists.

But yah, if it's an RPG mechanic involving dialogue or something, then that's another story. What I read/heard just suggested a skip mechanic so I don't know much beyond that.

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