Why, despite not differing a whole from From's offerings of the past yen years or so, was Elden Ring such an astronomical success in a way that t...

Why, despite not differing a whole from From's offerings of the past yen years or so, was Elden Ring such an astronomical success in a way that their past games weren't?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's their best game, innit?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    snowball effect. with every entry, the series became more popular. combine that with normalfag bait such as GRRM and open world, you've got a recipe for success.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      /thread
      each success built off the last and increased the hype for the next project until the series finally went mainstream

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Open world games are popular with normalfags.
    The hype for the game reached internet meme status, resulting in stupid articles about the subreddit and shit that made more normalfags aware of the game.
    It didn't crash and burn tragically on release like every other recent AAA title and actually got praised to high heaven by literally everyone so even MORE normalfags took notice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Open world games are popular with normalfags.
      This

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It will never beat skyrim

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Open world sells to western people better
    The game is easier if you engage with most of its content
    99% of available items/builds trivialize it with only 1% making it actually hard to experienced people with this genre
    It can be played coop easily
    Martin’s involvement helped with hype building since at the time his name was a big deal when it first was announced

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This was dark souls 3 for plebs. And "for plebs" was the major point in the marketing campaign.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This was dark souls 3 for plebs
      but thats already just dark souls 3

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >dark souls 3 is dark souls 3 for plebs
        It really do be like that. DS3forFree was just an ebin mashup of prior soulsborne games.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason as netflix cartoons like arcane and edgerunners. The same reason as monster hunter.

    If you spend enough on marketing, and dump everything at once, the initial popularity will cause popularity reverberations where people not sold on the game before will buy into it since so many other people did. If you do it properly the mass influx of new people will drown out the people realizing it's shit until eventually dies and nobody even remembers it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Open world sells to western people better
      The game is easier if you engage with most of its content
      99% of available items/builds trivialize it with only 1% making it actually hard to experienced people with this genre
      It can be played coop easily
      Martin’s involvement helped with hype building since at the time his name was a big deal when it first was announced

      This was dark souls 3 for plebs. And "for plebs" was the major point in the marketing campaign.

      Open world games are popular with normalfags.
      The hype for the game reached internet meme status, resulting in stupid articles about the subreddit and shit that made more normalfags aware of the game.
      It didn't crash and burn tragically on release like every other recent AAA title and actually got praised to high heaven by literally everyone so even MORE normalfags took notice.

      double digit IQ takes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >oh no they're shitting of elden ring again
        it will never be a good game

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly this
          MHW sold super fucking well for that reason, even if the gameplay, mechanics and UI are still very clunky for AAA standards

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are we still pretending that Edgerunners was bad?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Money. The more you spend in publicity the greater the sales.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ur very naive. wanna buy a bridge?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    From the perspective of detail, build variety, animations, combat, worldbuilding, size and scope, Elden Ring is probably the best game ever made. There's never been a game as big that also was a 10/10 in every area, every boss, every tiny detail. It pulls off the feeling of being "world-sized" in a way that's never been done before, because the details of the world are so immaculate, despite its immense scale.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cumulative growth, deliberate normification, reddit literally marketing for them for free, and the lack of anything else decent coming out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ER is anti-reddit.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Theres no shortage of consoomers that just buy every new big game that gets hyped without really looking into what it is.
    I saw a lot of crying on social media about Elden Ring for basically just being another souls game. This was blindingly obvious if you looked at just 2 sconds of gameplay but these morons rarely even do that.
    They saw a CGI trailer or a poster with 10/10 score on it and just decided it was for them.
    Probably why I've seen like 50 copies in my local second hand store too.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everything else remains the same
    >with the exception of a ridiculously large marketing push and journalist payoff
    Hm, yeah, I wonder how such a thing could possibly happen...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Meds

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