Everything you need to know before playing Elden Ring

Updated: Feb 24



From Software’s Elden Ring looks like it has come with a bunch of awesome never-seen-of-before mechanics! The open-world action/RPG, which was first heard of back in 2019 when From Software rolled its trailer out at E3. After a quite long disappearance, it was on a comeback in 2021, and finally now, it will be officially launching on February 25, 2022 in multiple platforms of PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.


Getting into it, in the world dubbed “Lands Between”, being ruled by Queen Marika, resides the Elden Ring. This Ring which the source of the Erdtree is destroyed and follows Marika’s offspring establishing jurisdiction over the shards of the Elden Ring. More precisely called the “Great Runes” these are capable of handing over tremendous power to Marika’s children. But, there’s always a price to be paid, innit?



With each demigod in an attempt of gaining this power for a noble cause, but turning evil and against each other instead, causing an outbreak of a massive battle (called The Shattering), things turn the other way round. Here, light is thrown upon a new group named “The Tarnished”, on the side of the Greater Will, which in turn had abandoned the demigods.


Now, players of the game take the initiative of being one among the Tarnished. The Tarnished, who were previously evicted from the Lands Between, find themselves in this situation. Led back to their lands by a lost grace from The Shattering, the journey begins by getting across the foggy sea and getting into the Lands Between.



Playing any of From’s game will give you a basic idea of what playing Elden Ring might be like.


From’s game Demon’s Souls, which came back in 2009, is now one of the best games on a PS5 out there. This can be a great game to start off with, in case you never got your hands on a From game.


On the other hand, Dark Souls: Remastered, potentially being one among the games with the best experience on a Nintendo Switch, can also be the closest to Elden Ring, structure-wise.



Then there’s Bloodborne, apparently the easiest From game, packed with vibrant healing options, simplified gear selection and faster-pace gameplay, can be an incredible one too.


However, the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, might not help much. Mostly revolving around giving players an experience mainly based off action scenes, RPG elements have been deducted on a whole. Nevertheless, it is unique in its way, packed with a remarkable gameplay as well.


Right now, the only source we can rely on considerably to know more about Elden Ring is the 45-minute developer interview from the Taipei Game Show.