Elden Ring – Easy Mode Debate

After finally getting a look at Elden Ring from From Software during E3 2021, fans started breaking down every aspect from the trailer. The gameplay looked more versatile, fast paced, but still at its heart it’s another Souls game. This obviously drives a long standing debate and discussion about games like Sekiro and Dark Souls. Review outlets consistently request an “easy mode” so that journalists and bloggers can “complete” the game for a more efficient means of reviewing the game. At the heart of this debate is a disagreement about accessibility and developer intent. So who is right?