Overrated. Good, but not everything it's cracked up to be, at least in my opinion. An opinion at least partially formed by how hyped up everyone is about it. Elden Ring is open world Dark Souls. You start out as a nobody, with no idea what's going on, with no real intro or story, and bash your face on the nearest group of enemies until you manage to beat them all in one go, find some loot, then go find the next group of bad guys to kill. Rinse and repeat. The gameplay mostly revolves around not taking too many risks, lots of dodging, and lots of dying. Progress is slow, but sometimes rewarding. Sometimes you're just glad the thing is dead and you can go kill something less annoying.