Elden Ring Creator Admits: 'I Suck at Playing Video Games'
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Elden Ring Creator Admits: 'I Suck at Playing Video Games'

Jun 27, 2024 12:12 PM

FromSoftware's president and director of "Elden Ring," Hidetaka Miyazaki, admitted in an interview that he refrains from playing his own games post-release due to concerns about discovering leftover issues and feeling powerless. Despite his admitted lack of skill, Miyazaki completed the entire main story in preparation for the release of the "Shadow of the Erdtree" DLC. He emphasized that he uses every bit of assistance and in-game aid available, echoing a sentiment of inclusivity for fans using guides and mods to navigate FromSoftware's notoriously difficult games. The new DLC, "Shadow of the Erdtree," has pushed player capabilities further, leading to the creation of mods aimed at easing gameplay. Some community members, however, have embraced the challenge, with one player completing the DLC without leveling up. IGN provides comprehensive guides and tips for tackling this latest expansion.

How difficult is the "Shadow of the Erdtree" DLC in Elden Ring?n

The "Shadow of the Erdtree" DLC in "Elden Ring" is designed to be exceptionally challenging, pushing the envelope of what players can withstand. It has led to the creation of various mods that make the gameplay easier and an official update that recalibrates the upgrade system. However, the DLC continues to be difficult, evidenced by some community members’ struggles and impressive feats, such as one player beating the entire DLC without leveling up.

"Elden Ring" by FromSoftware, released in early 2022, has been acclaimed for its expansive open world and intricate design, elements that made it more approachable compared to previous titles from the developer. The game's flexibility in playstyle and accessibility has broadened its appeal, allowing a wider range of players to engage deeply with its world and challenges. "Shadow of the Erdtree" is the first major DLC, continuing FromSoftware's tradition of offering grueling yet rewarding content for dedicated players.

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