Asmongold Explains Why Elden Ring Isn’t Easier Than Dark Souls Games

Asmongold doesn’t believe that Elden Ring is any easier than Dark Souls games, explaining that this could be the case for veterans who use all the tools at their disposal, but not for average players.

FromSoftware titles like Elden Ring and Dark Souls are notoriously difficult. In an interview with The New Yorker, Hidetaka Miyazaki, the company’s president, said it’s part of their “identity.”

As a result, players often compare the difficulty between their games. Some are convinced that Elden Ring is simpler than its predecessors.

However, Asmongold doesn’t believe in that same story, and he has explained why.

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Asmon doesn’t think Elden Ring isn’t any easier than Dark Souls.

“I actually don’t think Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s easiest game,” he said. “I haven’t done the hardest bosses yet, but I think the reason it’s considered their easiest game is because [the people saying it] are veterans.

“Elden Ring gives you the most tools, and because you have so many tools and so many things to do, an experienced player can make it easier than any other game besides Dark Souls 1.”

However, he doesn’t think these tools will make it much easier for less experienced players. “An average player doing an average playthrough of the game will have an experience similar to Dark Souls 3.”

He also shut down claims that Spirit Ashes makes it easy. †Having ghosts isn’t that big of a deal. It’s completely optional. You can toggle it on and off whenever you want between attempts.”

Asmon also downplayed the difficulty of his predecessors. “The first hard Dark Souls game was Dark Souls 3. Dark Souls 1 and Dark Souls 2 are easy games. They are a joke. Dark Souls 3 was the only one that was difficult.”

Though he admitted that both Sekiro and Bloodborne are tougher than the rest, which is the consensus among the community based on polls because the combat is faster and less forgiving.

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