LurkerLito wrote on Mar 16, 2022, 12:00:
I own and play the game, and it feels like Dark Souls 4 to me. Sure it's not "Souls" but "Elden Ring" but just like Dark Souls the story is well nearly non-existent just stuff you get from "lore" item descriptions. Other than the open world nature of the game, it plays the same as any Souls game. So, "new franchise"? I guess technically since it's not named something "Souls", but gameplay and storywise no movement there at all. Where is this George R.R. Martin influence that was hyped?
The GRRM influence has been a bit less talked about than we would have originally thought.
It's been played down a lot. Even the Erdtree was not something GRRM came up with.
GRRM helped with the "mythology" of the world not the actual story.
I'm assuming the shattering and the ring and maybe even the relation to the main bosses of the game worked into that but we have only been given faint hints.
Regarding controllers I got a razer tartarus gamepad working but several days after launch I finally got ps5 controller working (had to kill a game controller virtual device). But then they patched it to make finding controllers easier.
It works with kb/mouse but I just really feel it is more natural for me with controller when it comes down to harsh panicky boss fights.