It’s still a bit early to say outright that Elden Ring is the game of the year (it’s not even over in February), but what is certain is that it will be in the ranking of the highlights of 2022. Of course, the problem with long-awaited titles with so much media noise around them is that they may have trouble meeting all the expectations created during the years between their initial announcement and their arrival on the market.
You don’t have to go very far to find examples, from the huge puncture at the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most notorious cases in recent years, to the disaster of the reissue of three of the GTA classics, of titles that they arrived wrapped in expectations to, in just a few hours, ruin them and leave the players with the unpleasant feeling that they (we) had been taken for a ride. Will the same thing happen with Elden Ring? At the moment it doesn’t look like it.
I clarify, yes, that after having relied excessively on the criticisms prior to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, I learned my lesson well and now I observe this type of criticism with a point of skepticism, so on this occasion, And while I’m repeating the review review exercise I did back then,I’ll give them a relative value, and I’ll certainly wait a few daysafter Elden Ring releases to see player reaction ( among them several friends who have already pre-purchased it taking advantage of some offers), before deciding if it is a worthwhile investment… and I hope the answer is positive.
Be that as it may, just take a quick look at Metacritic to verify that the impact it has caused in the media that have already tried Elden Ring is, without a doubt, remarkable. And it is that, at the time of publishing this article, the average score based on the total ratings reaches a surprising 9.7 out of 10. What’s more, 25 of the reviews already published give the game a 100, the highest possible score. And in case you’re wondering, the lowest mark (I repeat, of the existing ones so far) is 90 out of 100.
With phrases like “This is one of the best open world games I’ve played in recent years“, “My expectations were high before I played the game, those expectations certainly met or even exceeded throughout my journey«, «With Elden Ring, we are in the territory of masterpieces», or «Elden Ring is a supreme achievement» which, let’s remember, in all cases are professional reviews, they give a sample of the impact that the game would be causing among those who have already tried it.
Can we trust these reviews? This is the question we must ask ourselves, and although in the case of Cyberpunk 2077 we were already scalded, in this case the average grade, ratings and comments are , in general, even more positive, to which I personally add that I have seen some names that give me a lot of confidence. This is not, mind you, a recommendation on my part. Even if all the notes were 100 out of 100, I would wait for the reaction of the users after its arrival on the market to decide. And while a 97 is an exceptional grade, it’s what I intend to do with Elden Ring.
What do you think? Have you pre-purchased it or will you wait a few days?