The most obvious way to determine if Elden ring is a souls Game isn’t its satisfyingly difficult gameplay loop or incomprehensible lore. No, the true test of Elden ringis inherent souls-ness resides in the messaging system, where players can leave asynchronous notes to give their fellow players tips on upcoming dangers or to get them to jump off a cliff.
That said Elden ring Players can’t just write whatever they want. As in previous FromSoftware games, messages are created using Mad Lib-style templates into which players can insert a long list of words spanning proper nouns, directions, emotions, animals and much more. While this is good enough for talking about what’s hiding around the corner in a dungeon, for example, players can also come up with clever ways to circumvent these restrictions for more vulgar purposes.
Here’s some of the best news I’ve found in The Lands Between a little over 20 hours into my time with Elden ring. And yes, many of them are dirty. Iam a child
Elden ring is not in Fourteen days (yet), so this is probably the next best thing.
Oh good, I was wondering when it would show up.
That’s not from a player, but I couldn’t help but laugh at it Elden ring‘s deadpan, to the point, explanation of this NPC’s status.
Sometimes the best messages are the most obvious. Yes, those are legs. Thank you, nameless tainted one.
Elden ring is intense so you need to find time to rest where you can. Why not a giant wooden chair?
Leave the poor old lady alone.
In my opinion, the best messages combine text with gestures that complete or complement the joke.
Plus, it’s really fun when a message sets up a joke…
…and something in the world completes the punchline.
Some of the most disappointing moments in Elden ring are due to your inability to use the giant ballistae that threaten you in certain regions. Give us leverage, FromSoftware!
I think these guys are too far away to save, but it’s a nice thought.
Listen, it’s important to know your limits. Do what you have to do, just be safe.
Just in case you like mewonder if Elden ring could pull a Sekiro-how Snake Jumpscare Any time you cross a long bridge, this helpful message should put your mind at ease.
Elden ring is tough with a dark backstory, but it’s also the funnest game I’ve played in a long time. Feel free to share some of your favorite news in the comments, I’d love to see what you’ve found and/or come up with something. The more absurd the better!