The masters have spoken: Elden Ring DLC is too hard!

June 23, 2024-Games JournalismStreamer Drama

[BACKGROUND] Elden Ring is a "souls-like" game made by FromSoftware, a genre renouned for difficult yet rewarding gameplay, typically set in dark fantasy worlds.

The expansion pack "ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree" was released on June 20th, 2024. The original game was met with praise from both critics and audiences alike, however despite this, at the time of writting only 39% of players on steam have beaten the boss required to even start the expansion content.

The community speaks out

Too many gamers out there have been oppressed, by other, more powerful gamers. And as such there have been surges of brave oppressed users talking about why the expansion is bad, despite most of them not having played it yet.

Luckilly for everyone, society has evolved to the point were we don't actually have to experience something to share your own opinions on it, as we've all accepted that short clips of influencers sharing their thoughts are a convenient enough substitute.

Asmongolds Statement

Popular Twitch streamer Asmongold has a lot of viewers, which means he's right. Asmongold has shared his personal opinion that Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is too hard, and many Ryan Gosling impersonators have taken this clip in stride by adopting it as their own view.

Members of the gaming community have speculated that Asmongold is attempting to slowly build his own souls-like title in real life in order to prove his point to developer FromSoftware.

By letting various bits of garbage fester in his room, he's slowly creating an eldritchian horror, which highly resembles what FromSoftware has created in the past. For example, one of the toughest bosses of the original Elden Ring is named "Malenia, Goddess of Rot".

Some members of the gaming community have further speculated that by attempting a rebrand from "streaming den" to "IRL souls-like experience", Asmongold is mearly attempting to solicit free labor by tricking gamers into cleaning his room by calling it a "boss rush".

Our Take

Video games are too hard, everyone knows it, they're just scared to admit it. Nobody wants to come home from their home office, writting very challenging games journalist articles, only to be greated by a challenging video game.

I'm not bad at games, you are all just massochistic losers, and you just didn't die that much in your playthrough because you cheated or something.

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