During the pre-release marketing cycle for Elden Ring, the game's director and FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki made comments to the effect that "Elden Ring will be the most accessible FromSoftware game to date, and that we think that more people will finish Elden Ring than any of the previous games". Dave is joined by Aaron Angle and Ryan Arrington to discuss one simple question- why is Elden Ring the most approachable FromSoftware game for new players? We also read some listener responses from first-time players!
Personal Histories with FromSoftware, Why Elden Ring? 0:37
Build Variety and Choice 16:52
Spirit Ashes, Summoning and Invasions 31:57
Go Wherever, Do Whatever 45:28
Moving Forward 55:27
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