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Elden Ring Review & Dell G15 Gaming Test

Elden Ring is easily one of the best games available that you can play right now.

Elden Ring is a worthy successor to Dark Souls and every other previous FROMSOFTWARE game. This game has all of the beloved features of the Soulsborne games and it expands on them by adding some new ones. After trying out it for some hours, it’s clear this game deserves a spot must-have games list. If you are not afraid of grinding and looking to spend a special chunk of your gaming time on an interesting title then do try it. This article contains some of the notable game features.

The Action RPG Mechanism:

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Elden Ring Review

Elden Ring is a challenging game. Keeping the players glued to the gameplay is a complex process. Those who had played Dark Souls 3 can relate more to the game environment. Things that I desperately missed in the Dark Souls universe, are in Elden Ring. It is a fresh pinch of fantasy-RPG with hours of exploration, challenges, bosses, and a crafting system.

Addition of Map and Torrent:

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The one thing that was missing in Dark Souls was the map of the world. This made the game slightly difficult as you had to memorize where you had to go. But that doesn’t mean the addition of a new map makes Elden Ring any easier. If you didn’t know where to go next due to the lack of information in the previous games, then the problem here is somewhat similar but this time it comes with an overload of information. But none of this is bad as it adds beauty to the game.

Elden Ring Review

The map adds an element of curiosity and confusion as to where you should go next. And this is where your Horse comes in. Riding Torrent in this massive open-world feels somewhat refreshing, and you can also ride it into many battles.

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Switching Ashes of War between weapons:

Elden Ring Review

Remember what we said about this game adding to existing features, well this is one of them. Ashes of War allows you to enhance your armaments and give them improved stats. Or you might also give it a unique ability. This adds versatility to how you use your weapons with different classes. While this feature was there in Dark Souls 3 you can now switch them between weapons.
Jump: You cannot commend the game without appreciating this mechanic. Players have always tried to jump in Dark Souls and kept looking for workarounds to reach certain places. But in Elden Ring, you no longer need to do that.

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Ability to Craft Items

Elden Ring Review

Another feature that players didn’t know they needed. Elden Ring allows you to craft items, now you can finally save some runes by crafting some of the items yourself. While there are many new features one thing that we are glad haven’t changed is Boss Fights. The game hasn’t gotten soft on you and the boss fights are more or less equally brutal as they were in the previous Soulsborne games.

Dell G15 Performance Test:

Elden Ring is not built for budget systems. As per its official system required on Steam, this game needs a minimum of 12GB RAM to burn well on your screens. This hit our curiosity deep, will Elden Ring perform well on gaming laptops like Dell G15 5515? An AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Powered System with 16GB DDR4 RAM & RTX 3050 4GB GPU. Here is our test analysis.

Elden Ring at max setting works well on Dell G15 5515. There are no lags at all. We had tried playing the game on a secondary monitor also, on medium settings. The issue lies with heating here. After an hour or so the upper keyboard section right below the screen is super-hot. Noticed the same issue with Asus Zephyrus G14. Heat dissipation is part of the design. Always keep the power adapter connected to let the laptop draw max heat out during high-graphics gameplay. Otherwise, on medium and low settings, there are no issues at all. The above video is Elden Ring test on Dell G15 5515 on Maximum Settings. Other than the fan noise nothing was noticed.

Verdict

Elden Ring is a massive open-world game. There is no straight line of missions to play. This gives players the freedom to explore every nook and corner. Breaking the stagnant story-mode feature, the developer has made this game really interesting. It is a new world to explore, with distinctive magical creatures, hidden dungeons, ruthless bosses, and more. You here are for your own calling. At the start, Elden Ring is tough to figure out. But when you drive deeper, new secrets are revealed. Thanks to multiplayer support, it is possible to get some help.

Elden Ring Review

Be ready to die n-number of times. The world is lethal and will not let you easily skip challenges. With it, you have to keep exploring for new items, craft potions, get skills, and unlock a stronger build. In my view, Elden Ring is not a game that can be cleared up in a day or two. It’s like the soap opera of video games. In conclusion, Elden Ring is easily one of the best games available that you can play right now.