Tag: Dark Souls

Preview: Elden Ring Closed Network Test

During the (approximately) six hours I’ve spent in the Lands Between during the recent Elden Ring closed network test, my initially-high expectations were quickly met — and then surpassed with ease. The feeling I was left with after the trial period is one of genuine interest and intense anticipation to dive back in. It seems that not a single minute of the three full years FROM Software reserved to develop this vision went by in vain. I was also glad to see that George R.R. Martin’s contributions are present and impactful, his influence seen in some deep layers of lore, worthy of peeling off and revealing one by one.


Mortal Shell Review

Hardened Warrior

HIGH Nailing the timing needed to consistently counter enemies.

LOW Having to use an item once before knowing what it does.

WTF An area that almost looks like something out of Control.


Ashen Review

Dim Souls

HIGH Watching vagrants drift into my town and make it their home.

LOW The Seat of the Matriarch and the final boss are both terrible, terrible experiences.

WTF Dude, where’s my companion?


Immortal Planet Review

 …Where You’ll Die Frequently

HIGH Merrily knocking enemies off of ledges.

LOW Prisoner One.

WTF Is there a “good” ending? No, really. We’re all trying to figure it out.