What is ‘Elden Ring,’ the game everyone seems to be playing?

Everyone is talking about Elden Ring, a new fantasy game that has players and critics alike clamoring to play. 

Gamers are engrossed by Elden Ring’s super expansive world. It seems no matter how many times you beat the game, there are always new elements to explore. Elden Ring currently has a 95 on Metacritic based on 51 critic reviews. 

According to the Guardian, “The critical consensus is that Elden Ring might just be one of the greatest games ever made. It is extraordinarily beautiful to look at, it’s incredibly challenging and it encourages players to discover its secrets however they see fit. ” 

So what is Elden Ring? 

Elden Ring is a new action role-playing game (RPG) created by FromSoftware, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and co-written by George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. 

The game is played from the third-person perspective where users explore the Elden Ring universe. Players are free to roam as they engage in fights, looting, horseback riding and socializing with characters. 

Elden Ring was released on Feb. 25 and is available on Xbox, PlayStation and PCs. 

What is Elden Ring about? 

The setting of the game is Lands Between, following the destruction of the Elden Ring. The Elden Ring’s shards were scattered across the land and the shards became known as the Great Runes. Now the realm is ruled by the children of the demigod Queen Marika the Eternal. The rulers each have a Great Rune of the Elden Ring that corrupts them with its power. 

Players enter the game as a member of the Tarnished, an exile from Lands Between. Gamers must explore the world of Lands Between to retrieve each of the Great Runes and return them to the Elden Ring in order to become Elden Lord. 

Gamers react to Elden Ring

“I can’t wait to beat Elden Ring so I can start playing Elden Ring,” @patstaresat wrote on Twitter

“I’ve got 90+ hours and every achievement in Elden Ring and I still don’t even feel like I’ve done much. Watching you and others stream I’m constantly amazed at how much I’ve never even seen,” @lightsamus said in a tweet

“Going back to drawing. So many Elden Ring pieces to do, so little time,” @menaslg wrote, sharing some of his Elden Ring fan art

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