Official Thread Elden Ring

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Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
Obviously I haven't played the new GoW game. But its going to take a monumental effort on the part of Kratos and fam to sway me that it deserves the title of GOTY.

Elden Ring was truly special and in my mind redefined the nature of how open world games should be going forward. GoW 2018 was special in its own right but it didn't change the gaming landscape for third-person action/adventure games.

Lets see how the new GoW is before making any decisions.
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Kind Member
Sep 12, 2013
Going to have to beat Ragnarok on the PS5 to fairly compare the two. I liked Elden Ring enough to platinum the game so let's see what Ragnarok does.


I deal in absolutes
Sep 11, 2013
The Delaware Valley
17.5 million as of September 2022....

ELDEN RING remains the fastest-selling Japanese multi-platform game of all time, well ahead of any Final Fantasy , Monster Hunter , Resident Evil , Metal Gear Solid , Dark Souls , or Kingdom Hearts . Only Nintendo exclusives Animal Crossing : New Horizons and Pokemon Sword & Shield sold better .

The fastest-selling Japanese games in history (data for the first three quarters since release) :

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 26.04 million copies (March 2020 – September 2020)
Pokemon Sword & Shield – 18.22 million copies (November 2019 – June 2020)
ELDEN RING – 17.5 million copies (February 2022 – September 2022)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 15.81 million copies (November 2009 – June 2010)
Pokemon Sun & Moon – 15.67 million copies (November 2016 – June 2017)
In the media, ELDEN RING is called a real cultural phenomenon. In the fifth month since its release, FromSoftware’s brainchild entered the top ten highest grossing games of all time in the US . It is currently the number 1 bestseller among all releases of 2022 in the US market.

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The Wolf King

The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
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Forum Mod
Sep 11, 2013
Good numbers though honestly I would have thought it would be over 20M by now. It will likely see a spike after it starts winning loads of GOTY awards.


Apex Life!!
Sep 11, 2013
I’ve heard this game is too difficult and overrated
Too difficult by what measure? If you mean for people like Kvally who play all their games on the easiest difficulty, then yes, they have 0 gaming skills. Otherwise, no.

Overrated, again by what measure? It is easily the best game From Software have done.

It is a No on both counts.


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Cornerstone Member
Sep 14, 2013
Wilmington, NC
The difficulty adds to the atmosphere and sense of dread. If it was any easier the enemies would look less imposing, the caves less intimidating, etc.

That said, I think it is easier than most of the Souls games. The difficulty is where it needs to be.
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