Now almost 3 whole months removed from its release date, Ring of Elden continues to dominate the video game market in terms of sales and popularity. Still sitting near the top of Steam’s most played games and sporting a thriving online community, Ring of Elden seems far from fading into the background of the industry.
While there are much more important reasons for the game’s success which can be easily pointed out, such as its massive open world or its fulfilling boss fights, another reason for the game’s success is its story and world-building elements. . However, due to the nature of the story told by NPCs, items, quest lines, and short dialogues, understanding Ring of EldenThe overall storyline of can be a big challenge for players.
This is especially true due to the fact that the game has several different endings, each with their own lore implications. The plot also thickens further with the reappearance of Patches in Ring of Elden, who has been a constantly appearing character in FromSoftware games. Due to its presence in transmitted by bloodthe dark souls trilogy, and now Ring of Elden, it is unknown how each game is intertwined with another. Recently, a fan of the games dedicated an artwork to a crossover between two of them, creating a beautiful painting of Malenia meeting her match against transmitted by bloodhe is a good hunter.
Reddit user shimhaq98, creator of the artwork, dedicated it to the good hunter and the Malenia boss fight, ultimately deciding that the good hunter would prevail. Shimhaq98 even went so far as to show the good hunter holding Malenia’s blade to his throat; the good hunter was also left standing as the now armless Malenia sat on the ground awaiting her demise. This level of disrespect towards the boss of the game is perhaps the second after the thousand of Let Me Solo Her. Ring of Elden Malenia kills, making it an amazing piece of art as well as a sign of disrespect.
However, the artwork as well as FromSoftware easter eggs like Patches in Ring of Elden raises further questions about the Malenia fight; specifically, it begs the question of which FromSoftware protagonist could most easily dispatch the Goddess of Rot. Many Reddit users have pointed out that Malenia feels like a transmitted by blood boss with his fast pace and healing ability, making him an easy target for the right hunter. However, others have pointed out that Wolf of sekiro would easily dispatch the boss, especially since he could parry every blow of his waterfowl dance.
Whichever protagonist is best equipped for the fight, shimhaq98 clearly has their favorite already lined up. The best art transcends its medium, and in this case, shimhaq98’s piece has FromSoftware fans bickering over who could most easily kill Malenia.
Ring of Elden is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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