Game News Elden Ring: Tunic, Zelda Breath of the Wild… 8 games you’ll love after the latest FromSoftware
It’s already been a month since the release of Elden Ring and more than one player is starting to see the end of FromSoftware’s new nugget. And even if the adventure was difficult or remarkable (usually both), it will soon be time to move on. To help you recover from the “Elden Ring Blues”, here are some games that have more than one thing in common with the now famous open world.
Beneath his colorful and very cute Zelda-esque look, Tunic – a puzzle adventure game developed by Andrew Shouldice – won’t really please you. Such as Elden Ringthe game bets on mind-boggling exploration and challenging combatInspired by dark souls† Here, to hope to survive in a hostile and mysterious world, you need to read the opponent’s gestures and carefully monitor your stamina. Otherwise, it will return to the last activated checkpoint (the equivalent of campfires in the famous FromSoftware series). But Tunic is much more than that. For exploration, it remains vague about the direction to take, leaving some clues in a paper manual that is integrated directly into the game and whose pages you will have to find. We’re obviously deviating from Elden Ring with its isometric 3D, but there’s still some of that flavor. Without forgetting the thousand and one secrets to discover.
- Platforms : PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series (includes Game Pass)
ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD
When Elden Ring was released, many players were pleasantly surprised – and perhaps quite surprised – by the open world structure. No point of interest here, a very vague map and an exploration mainly guided by the gaze. An open world philosophy very reminiscent of Zelda Breath of the Wild† When it was released in March 2017, it’s easy, Nintendo’s game had in a way redefined the genre and returned its letters of nobility to the term adventure. As in Elden Ring, the world to be explored is absolutely gigantic and the player can approach it from any end. Head headlong into the crypts, mandatory dungeons or get lost in nature and come back stronger later. Note that Breath of the Wild also involves demanding combat, but based on ingenuity, not on a set of weapons and armor that requires hours of refining.
- Platforms : Switch, Wii U
SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
Much further from Elden Ring than the last two games, Shadow of the Colossus is the umpteenth candidate to be taken seriously in this selection. Developed by the famous Team Ico and originally released in 2006 on PlayStation 2 (it was remade in 2018 on PS4), the software lets us embody Wander, a lone hero whose mission is to awaken a princess held captive. by a spell. A real fairytale on paper. Because to get there, the young man will have to defeat huge behemoths, but who in reality are living creatures, whose death will always be heartbreaking. Beyond the themes, Shadow of the Colossus especially shares his taste for excesses with Elden Ring, albeit monsters, mind-boggling ruins. We feel overwhelmed by the landscape around us. The sign of the great titles.
- Platforms : PS2, PS3, PS4
SPIRIT OF TSUSHIMA
In a genre that’s much more “action-adventure” than “action-RPG”, which you’ve certainly heard of Ghost of Tsushimathe last major project from the Sucker Punch studio (Infamous, Sly Cooper), released in 2020 on PlayStation 4 and the following year on PlayStation 5. By the way, the game still has some points in common with Elden Ring, in particular gaze-based exploration and challenging combat† Obviously, the two titles are more distant cousins than actual twins. In Ghost of Tsushima, the player embodies Jin Sakai, samurai from the island of Tsushima who must defend his island from the Mongol invader. But the enemy proves far more powerful than expected, and our hero must give up his creed, important as it may be, to step on the scales. More concretely, this will take the form of new combat techniques to be used. Anyway, the challenge will be there with opposing gameplay, enemies that can surround you.
We now move into the more “classic” games, which don’t necessarily follow the open world structure of Elden Ring, but have points in common with the latter. And in the Souls-esque genre (which are openly inspired by Dark Souls) we’ve recently seen the arrival of mortal shell of Cold Symmetry. The atmosphere is as captivating and full of mystery as Elden Ring with a rather original core idea. The player does not directly embodies a hero – warrior, thief – but a being capable of taking possession of fallen characters. All this allows you to take advantage of different skills and evolve little by little in a very hostile world. Little originality, when your life bar drops to zero it’s not immediately death waiting for you. At this point, the creature leaves the body of the one who ingests it, leaving you vulnerable.
- Platforms : PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series (includes Game pass)
NIOH 1 & 2
with the same idea, both nioh will satisfy your challenge level, but in a very different way from Elden Ring. No open world here, but still a world map where it is possible to explore secondary levels and better arm yourself for the obligatory passages. The Nioh saga – developed by Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy Origin Stranger of Paradise) – relies on a much faster gameplay than the main FromSoftware games, while being based on the same logic. Namely, a very high importance of stamina, dodging and reading hostile gestures. The second part, Nioh 2, even adds a bit of fantasy, with the ability to invoke demonic powers. Everything will be useful to counter a boss or absorb new techniques. Two excellent titles, available in Collection on PS5.
- Platforms : PC, PS4, PS5
Of course, how to tell about the games you can do if you liked Elden Ring without mentioning the titles of the same studio, namely FromSoftware. like nioh, bloodborne is a kind of iteration of Dark Souls but more dynamic with the added bonus of a world that’s even a notch darker than usual. Here dark fantasy mingles with the work of HP Lovecraft, for an unhealthy and exotic atmosphere. On the gameplay side, things are a bit different again, as From Software mixes up the blades with firearms, being able to interrupt an opponent’s attack to trigger a powerful final move, a bit like the parade in Dark Souls. Finally, the last detail that makes the difference: in Bloodborne it is possible to regain some of the life lost in battle by attacking quickly after a hit. Enough to encourage more hand-to-hand combat. A title that is still just as striking.
DARK SOULS, DEMON SOULS
We finally end with the obvious, ie the games without which Elden Ring would never have seen the light of daynamely the Dark Souls saga and Demon Souls, which also got a notable remake on PS5 in 2020. With the latter, FromSoftware confirmed both the gameplay and the very specific level design, before convincing the whole world with Dark Souls. Especially since, like Elden Ring, this is a kind of interconnected open world, where the player can take a different route from the start than is normally advised. For both series you will find the same know-how in animations and enemy gestures, the same wealth in weapons and approaches, without forgetting the twisty levels with many shortcuts. Be careful though, it’s not possible to explore a huge universe here to come back much stronger later.
- Platforms : PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch
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