I loved Breath of the Wild. There is just no contest to me that it is the greatest game of all time. Naturally, I have seen a lot about Elden Ring over the past 10 months and so today, I started my journey into the Lands Between as a Tarnished.
I was extremely hesitant, as you can tell since it took me nearly a year to buy it. My time is limited and I have never played a single Souls or Souls-like game. I just don’t enjoy being brutally defeated time and time again. However, I decided to go for it.
Not that I think of myself as the main character of the world, but I thought perhaps some folks might like to hear my thoughts and even answer some questions while I play. I may not finish it. Seriously, if it I am constantly frustrated and screaming and throwing my controller, I might quit.
I have just entered Limland and done a few things. I have:
1. Chosen Vagabond as my class and I did the tutorial. I survived the mini-boss in it on my third attempt, but actually wish I had more chances to fight him since I kind of got lucky.
2. Bought a crafting kit and torch.
3. Met with a witch at night who let me summon wolves. I used them once as a trial.
4. Got my horse.
5. I also accessed a map for the first region of the game.
Anyway, as I head out, it is not the type of game I would normally play. I am bad at quick reflexes and dodging and rolling and all that, but I am willing to practice. I figure if I can put 30+ hours into the game, I am fine. I mean, if I quit at that point, that is the way it goes.
I would have loved a difficulty slider, but I have accepted that this game does not have one. I’ll just have to try as long as I can.
1. Can the field of view be moved back a bit. I feel too close to the main character. I don’t want a mod.
2. On the left of my screen, I see a symbol just now that looks like the Gates to Moria. It’s light blue(white?) and also looks like a grave marker. What is it?
My plan is to thoroughly, and I mean thoroughly, wander and explore the first area since I am handling the soldiers adequately now. I hope to be able to level up a bunch to be able to move on. I know about this Magrit boss that is some kind of “skill test” to get up into the next region. I want to at least, in theory, be ready(?) for that encounter as much as one can.