Tag: Open World

Elden Ring Review

All That Is Golden

HIGH When the highest location on the map is also a climactic story beat.

LOW Scarlet Rot, this game’s version of the “toxic” ailment.

WTF That thing under Stormveil Castle.


Elden Ring Review-In-Progress

If Elden Ring were the size of a normal From Software game, I’d have finished it by now. I’m 30 hours in — longer than my entire first run of Bloodborne — yet I’d be surprised if I were more than a third of the way through.


Far Cry 6 Review

En Este Mundo De Malos, El Bueno No Tiene Nada

HIGH An in-game radio station full of salsa songs. 

LOW Awkward changes to the gameplay loop that don’t move the series forward. 

WTF Way more work needs to be done…


Riders Republic Review

Ambitions As A Rider

HIGH The intuitive and accessible gameplay is among the best in its genre.

LOW Oh boy, that dialogue… 

WTF An acoustic cover of Gangsta’s Paradise


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.