Elden Ring’s Greatsword versus Berserker’s Dragonslayer
And finally my favourite berserk reference a elden ring apart from the sword fields.
elden ringas before souls Games, hides much of its world-building in item descriptions. It’s often the best way to learn why so-and-so did something important, or who is related to whom, so keeping homages on is a natural fit berserk
take the way elden ring describes its generic greatswordfor example:
A rough lump of iron from an Ultra Greatsword.
Mows down enemies using its incredible weight.
Although handling it likely requires the wielder to have transcended the realm of the merely human, the weapon is used precisely for this reason, killing even inhuman foes.
This reflects comments on Guts’ dragon slayer in berserk, which is referred to in the very first chapter of the manga as a “rough heap of iron” that is “far too big to be called a sword”. Characters are often overwhelmed that Guts can wield such a weapon due to its enormous size, but thanks to his inhuman strength, he is able to use it to cut through just about anything in his path.
The two weapons even look similar, although that might just be because they’re both huge bloody swords.