It's time to discuss Elden Ring and the great question of our time: Whether to play on PC or console.
To get everyone up to speed: FromSoftware has graced gamers with its latest creation and, by Jove, it's raking in perfect scores all over the place. Our very own Miles Dompier gave Elden Ring a whopping five out of five stars, signaling it's an excellent experience that not only lives up to FromSoftware's standards but sets a new bar for them. The game was praised for its compelling gameplay, distinct art direction, and lavish character customization capabilities.
In short, there's little reason for you not to be giving Elden Ring a shot, hence why so many of you are likely already knee-deep in the game. The question we have is: Where are you playing it? Console, or PC?
While we figure a lot of you are on Xbox, that still leaves three distinct options for where you choose to play. We also know a lot of you have PlayStations, which is another platform choice for Elden Ring. And don't forget PC, a beloved pick by many. However, on the topic of the game's PC availability, it's worth noting that even though console framerates haven't been perfectly stable for Elden Ring across the board, the PC problems have been substantially worse, to the point where Bandai Namco Entertainment has had to publicly comment on the matter.
Still, there's an argument to be had for playing on PC. Past FromSoftware games have enjoyed great mods on the platform, offering a little extra fun that consoles aren't included in. Though, consoles are armed with the benefit of not being included in various launch window performance nightmares, so, there's that.
Wherever you play, let us know, and drop your reasoning in the comments if you feel compelled to share.
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" it's raking in perfect scores all over the place" Except for the biggest, it only has a 64% positive rating on Steam and a lot of users are saying the game is unplayable on PC--seems like a big enough reason not to buy the game yet to me.
That is the PC though. Not the best port
It's not a port. A port is when the game is built specifically for one platform and then modified to run on another platform. Elden Ring was built, from the ground up, with PC in mind. The PC version is no more a port than the PlayStation and Xbox versions are.
The game is a masterpiece that is currently hamstrung by a few technical issues that FS and BN are already ironing out. Not playing it just yet on PC is not such a bad idea but, if you want to play it as soon as possible, you may as well buy it now because the technical issues will be ironed out soon enough.
I will buy it now.
It looks like a good game seeing windows central teams updates. You are hooked on
Xbox. Online hasn't worked yet, but I wanted to solo it my first playthrough anyhow. I am also proud to admit I have never, and hopefully will never summon the horse. My TV has VRR so I've never been bothered by frame drops.
Neither. For one thing, if it's not a first-person game I'm not interested. For another, I don't like the fantasy genre.
Too expensive and will wait for bugs and hype to die down and then will play on PC.
I'm playing on Xbox Series X and I felt there was an issue with the dodging and now that I'm watching my housemate playing I can definitely see that there is, there is slight delay in Elden Ring when dodging. I can tell because I can hear the button click and then the dodge happens.
PS5 as it has better frame rates.
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