I think I’ve fallen for the hype.
I admit that this feeling arrived rather out of the blue. Tell me the name of a Souls boss and I’d likely think it was a character from Lord of the Rings or some sci-fi soap opera nonsense like The Expanse. Elden Ring might as well have been the next Peppa Pig game as far as I was concerned. In fact, when Elden Ring was announced, I’d have probably bought that game for my son. More “git gud” self-inflicted pain? Not for me. I was out.
My overriding memory of Dark Souls is not too dissimilar to a sausage in a chip shop. I got battered. It was a large armored boar that did me in, ironically. Perhaps if he’d known that most of the sausages I’d eaten were made of horse or something, he’d have been a little less violent. Anyway, I rarely eat meat these days, so maybe we should reconnect.