Frijoles wrote on Feb 24, 2022, 21:12:
How this game is getting "Best game EVAR!" reviews boggles my mind. One of the worst PC ports I've ever seen. Bought it from GMG and can't refund. Bah. No ultrawide support, keyboard support is a joke, the menus are total WTF, stuttering on a 3080 (maybe I shouldn't try to run at ultrawide since it can't even handle wide). And that's just the first 5 minutes.
Reminds me of the Cyberpunk 2077 reviews where many of the reviews were 9+/10 for an utterly unfinished and bug ridden game. Those reviews made it clear to me how hype and high anticipation can cause reviewers to toss all objectivity out the window. Cyberpunk and some other highly reviewed games (GTA) have made me highly skeptical of games that get numerous perfect scores from reviewers.
Now I highly doubt that Elden Ring is a turd like Cyberpunk was, but the game reportedly has serious performance issues across all platforms and for some reason all these reviewers chose not to reflect that in their 10/10 perfect scores for the game. If Digital Foundry is recommending console gamers play the PS4 version of the game on a PS5 in order to get consistent 60 FPS, something is very wrong with the optimization. If PC users are reporting second long freezes in the midst of combat, something is very wrong, especially in a game like this where that usually results in the player character's death. This game does not deserve the perfect reviews it has been receiving simply based on the shitty optimization.