An Elden Ring score of 96 in the Metacritic and OpenCritic review groups brought the game to an unprecedented audience for From Software: Today Bandai Namco announced that 12 million copies sold around the world.
However, as more and more players finish Elden Ring, one discussion topic has become more salient: is the game worthy of the ratings it got, or is it overrated?
although Everyone agrees that it is a very cool gameThere are more and more hardcore software fans who say that Elden Ring is overrated and that it has various problems, most notably the second half of the game.
A mirror of this is an Elden Ring Reddit post that has gotten a lot of attention in the past 10 days that criticizes the game, specifically the second half: “The quality drops a lot in the second half of the game,” wrote the user “OjiBabatunde”.
For context, Elden Ring’s Reddit currently has 866,000 followers – making it one of the largest online communities dedicated to the game. It’s a small sampling compared to the 12 million units sold, but it’s packed with hardcore gamers who’ve played from previous software titles.
This user’s post, which turned out to be a very detailed review of the pros and cons of Elden Ring, has 554 upvotes (and an 83% voter turnout), which means most of them end up agreeing with what he wrote. We searched in the comments and it was hard to find anyone who disagreed.
“Everyone here seems to be praising the game, calling it great from FromSoft, when they haven’t tried most of the content yet. Only the last boss is missing, and I frankly give it a score of 7-8/10 at best. Hypotheses,” the user wrote.
“Before someone comes along and accuses me of lack of skill as an argument, I am a huge fan of all the other FromSoft games. I’ve gone through it countless times and defeated all the bosses in different combat, no armor, no magic, no ashes and no summoning.”
The publication of “OjiBabatunde” is very wide – You can see it in full here – And it seemed to give voice to other players who felt the same way, but were afraid to express their impressions of the game. “This post makes me feel very rational,” user R0gueLead3r said.
“I feel like there is no honest discussion going on.”
“And I love Elden Ring. But I’ve felt disconnected from everyone who praises it as one of the greatest games of all time. I don’t feel like it and I’ve been playing with myself since its release. I feel like there’s no sincerity of the discussion going on and that who criticizes Elden Ring is drowned, ridiculed, or hated.” .
“I think it’s a good game, but it gets a free pass for things where it might damage other games/studios/producers,” concluded R0gueLead3r in response to OjiBabatunde’s post.
For those who play Elden Ring or who have already finished, what are your impressions? Do you agree with the Reddit users who say the game is overrated?
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