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Jimmer-jammer

@Thrillho I still have a couple of those hero ones to clear. They’re pretty hardcore!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Thrillho

@Jimmer-jammer I’ve had to look at a guide for a couple as they’re so obtuse.

The one outside Leyndell has a bit where you have to raise a platform which causes an extra chariot to appear so three all crash together and the path to the boss is cleared

Thrillho

Jimmer-jammer

@Thrillho That’s good to know, thanks! I haven’t been through that one. Also, just to to let you know, in attempting to wrap up the platinum, I’ve learned that there is a missable armament in Leyndall, so if you’re going for that at all, don’t miss it! I’ll have to do a few things in NG+ to get to it it as I never found it on my run.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Thrillho

@Jimmer-jammer Yeah, I think I picked that weapon up already.

I think it’s possible to drop weapons and items in co-op for someone to pick up though which can trigger the trophy so I don’t know if that would be an option if you don’t end up doing a full NG+ run.

Thrillho

Jimmer-jammer

@Thrillho oh, that’s nice to know, thanks!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

R1spam

Well, I've made it to the mountain top of the gods after literally melting the black blade kindred with the comet azur spell! Between that, my level 10 mimic tear and my +8 moonveil blade, I feel like I've been making some real progress last few sessions.

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Jimmer-jammer

So I’ve been cleaning up for the platinum and I have to say, it’s amazing how many things I’ve missed. I thought I was pretty thorough but a cave here, hero’s grave there, missed ruins and imp seals, an entire Divine Tower 😂 …It all adds up. The best part, doing it all after Leyndell is destroyed means I get to take in the new sights! The heavily burning Erdtree really transforms The Lands Between and breathes new aesthetic life into the world. It’s quite stunning at times.

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“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

R1spam

@Jimmer-jammer without spoilers, when you finish the final boss are you put straight into new game plus or can you continue to explore the world?

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Jimmer-jammer

@R1spam Nice work! I really enjoyed that boss encounter. The perfect end to The Forbidden Lands!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Jimmer-jammer

@R1spam you are not put directly into NG+. Defeating the final boss won’t trigger the ending so you’re free to explore until you choose to do so.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Thrillho

I've been enjoying exploring the Mountaintops too over the last few sessions and I really like the aesthetic/vibe of the region.

I finished up with visiting Castle Sol and defeating Commander Niall this evening so will go explore the area that has allowed me to unlock next..

Thrillho

R1spam

@Jimmer-jammer cheers for that, it feels like I must be getting close to the end?! Or at least within a few areas of it.

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BranJ0

This may be the wrong place to post this considering the title, but I previously posted it on reddit and got torn to shreds, and was wondering what people here thought about it.

Elden Ring just hasn't clicked for me at all.

I don't have a ton of time for games, but after buying it around launch and having put 60 hours into the game, I'm near the end of elden ring. I just have the secret "hardest boss" (no spoilers for anyone) and the final boss left. And overall my thoughts are...it's alright?

Maybe it's just my expectations, my lack of time to explore the overworld, or a mixture of other things, but the game has just never fully gelled with me. I didn't play from software games until about two years ago, and since then have played dark souls, sekiro, and Bloodborne, with Bloodborne being the most recent and one of my favourite games of all time.

Elden Ring just hasn't connected with me in the same way. It doesn't have the amazing interconnected world of dark souls (I love metroidvanias so that helped!), the tight combat of sekiro, or the...everything of Bloodborne (that game felt like it was made for me).

I keep waiting for elden ring to click but it hasn't, and I think I finally need to accept it probably won't? I appreciate the build variety, but the large amount of options isn't something I really care too much about in these games. The world is beautiful, but too often I find a mini dungeon that's copy and paste with a miniboss, and the reward after all that work is a spell or weapon I don't need, can't use, or will never use. It completely disincentives me from exploring. The legacy dungeons, except for maybe stormveil, also fail to live up to the intricate level design I love so much in these games. The main story bosses have all been very good (except for a couple near the end) but the minibosses around the world do very little for me.

I will stress that I've still enjoyed the game. It's still got the combat system I love with awesome bosses, great music, and a wonderful world. But after all the hype, I just haven't been able to get into this game, especially after I've loved all the other from software games, and that's just made me a bit sad really. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced something like this, or what people who really love this game think about this? It's likely just a lack of time on my behalf, but I thought it was interesting that the from software game that's by far the most popular and clicking with the most people has done by far the least for me out of their titles that I've played

BranJ0

LN78

@BranJ0 Don't feel bad about that at all. I had similar feelings about Naughty Dog in the aftermath of "TLoU pt.2" and a few of the learned folks here in the forums pointed out that not every game is going to "click" with you, nor are you obligated to like a game just because you have enjoyed the studio's other output.

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LN78

Thrillho

@BranJ0 Don’t worry, I’m over 120 hours in and have the same feelings as other From games; there’s a lot I like about the game but it’s not one I’d say I’ve “enjoyed” playing as such.

I would have been done with the game a long time ago if it wasn’t for my completionist tendencies and the fact I feel I deserve the platinum after spending this long on one game now!

Thrillho

Jimmer-jammer

@R1spam You’re definitely in the final stretch, though depending on few things, there still might be lot’s to find.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

BranJ0

@LN78 Yeah this is true, I think it's also just a feeling of frustration! I've been hyped for the past year for Elden Ring, and it's one thing if the game was a disappointment for everyone, but it's doubly frustrating that everyone in the world seems to adore it except for me! Ah well, fingers crossed this is a one-off as far as From's games go

@Thrillho I don't blame you after 120 hours, I'd say you've more than earned that platinum! It's a strange one overall: I've had play sessions where I've just been like "this is one of the best games I've ever played" and other sessions where I've considered just taking a break from it because I haven't been enjoying it at all. Maybe I'll figure out my feelings after I finish it and take some time!

BranJ0

JJ2

@BranJ0
Hi. It’s absolutely fine. I don’t know why some people keep trying to present their tastes as fact. Everyone is different. That’s why I think all these scores and GOTY awards are meaningless.(to gamers)
There are many games I felt about differently from the internet noise. 🤷🏼‍♂️
I personally loved the game. Awesome. Got to admit it hits different that typical FromSoft games and I understand people can feel the formula less interesting. The open world exploration felt like an adventure to me whereas it may feel like a chore to others. It’s normal.
Anyway it’s all good.

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Thrillho

I'm still plodding along and have spent the last couple of sessions exploring the Consecrated Snowfield and have just found a portal to Mohgwyn Palace...

Thrillho

lolwhatno

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