Elden Ring has got off to an unbelievable start with critics, but if there's one criticism that's been directed at the game, it's from certain players - newcomers and veterans - who are finding it very difficult to get to grips with so far.
Speaking a few days ago, Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki gave his thoughts on players who find his games too difficult, explaining that he feels "apologetic" towards those people, but they're all about "overcoming hardship".
Here's what he had to say in an interview with The New Yorker:
“I do feel apologetic toward anyone who feels there’s just too much to overcome in my games. I just want as many players as possible to experience the joy that comes from overcoming hardship.”
Despite the difficulty, Elden Ring has already comfortably established itself as the best game of 2022 so far according to Metacritic with a rating of 97 (for PS5), and it's going to be a huge task for anything to surpass that mark this year.
If, like many other players, you're having trouble navigating its tricky world and enemies, our sister site Push Square has put together an excellent set of Elden Ring guides with everything you need to help you get started.
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