The Souls saga returns

With the new release of ‘Elden Ring’, The Souls saga comes back to life

By Liam Kelley

After two years of waiting, ‘Elden Ring’ has finally been released as a Souls Saga game and the successor of Demon Souls Remastered.

What are Souls games?

Souls is a series of action role-playing games developed by FromSoftware. The series began with the release of Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 3 in 2009, and was followed by Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, in the 2010s.

They are very known because of their difficult bosses, their scary/creepy setting and because of the monsters. All majors bosses follow a storyline in these games, with most of them getting cutscenes and a story behind to learn about. It made the games much better than other games in its time. 

Dark Souls saga games explained

  • Dark Souls I (2011), II (2014), III ( 2016) and its trilogy (2018)

Dark Souls is the most known trilogy of the Souls games. Their difficulty, hard bosses and many exploits make it a fun and immersive game trilogy. These games are also known, and I would say mostly known by their Speedruns (these games skyrocketed the speedrun community). The skill it took to get the speedruns correct was massive, you needed to be able to do every exploit and do it consistently enough to not waste time. 

Dark Souls I

Other Souls games from FromSoftware 

  • Demon Souls (2009) and Bloodborne (2015)

The last two most known Souls games are Demon Souls and Bloodborne. Demon Souls is the first of all Souls games and therefore the most looked up to when making new Souls like games. 

Demon Souls

And lastly, Bloodborne. Bloodborne is the top choice if you are looking for a good story and diverse endings in the 2010’s, even though it was limited to 30 FPS (frames per second). It has the most unique, interesting story and world in all the Souls games, its many biomes and different creatures make it new and refreshing. Its new implementations of weapons such as guns and two version melee weapons make it different to all other souls games up to date. It also won an award for best game design. 


Elden Ring

Elden Ring, the most talked about game this year, the game that has broken records in less than a year of being released. Some of these records are: most selled game in a year (it beat call of duty’s fourteen year streak) and best reviews ever in a game by top game reviewers.

FromSoftware was able to make something greater then every other Souls game by conjoining everything they had already done and more, all the new weapons, the new abilities and customization options make it a very replayable game. It also has diverse endings, as Bloodborne has, it has a more complex storyline with no guide of where to go.

The NPC (non playable character)  in this game also have a more unique feel to them since they all have different accents, ways of speaking and appearance. 

As was talked about earlier,  the weapons are much different, some of them can only be whilded when having a magic type character or only when having a samurai etc, the same applies with clothes/armor in the game.

Some users have said this about the game: “This is the ultimate version of Dark Souls thanks to its vast and gigantic open world”, Elden Ring has a story, a beautiful open world with next generation art design And graphics. The controls and action are smooth, and there are loads of content to keep players exploring while developing and honing the skills to survive in the unforgiven Lands of Between”. 

Elden Ring

Souls games final opinion

My final opinion on Souls games is that the difficulty, the open worlds, the bosses and the NPC questlines make it “different” all because when you are playing these type of games you enter an environment with yourself and you can either be terrified, happy and strong or you can be chilled out. Nevertheless everyone should play at least one of their games.