Discussion Elder Ring Shadow of The Ertdree Review Thread

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My review (Gaming Instincts) - 10/10



This is a certified banger.

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PlayStation Universe - David Carcasole - 10 / 10

Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree is far more out of an expansion than I ever thought it would be, and my expectations were already a little high. While I have personal gripes with what I see to be missed chances, that doesn't stop it from being spectacular on the whole. This expansion feels like it fully completes Elden Ring, a game that already felt like a whole project, in a way I didn't even know it needed to be completed. I can no longer imagine Elden Ring being without Shadow Of The Erdtree, almost like the Realm Of Shadow was there the whole time.

RPG Fan - Jerry Williams - 95%

An exemplary addition to Elden Ring.

RPG Site - Junior Miyai - 10 / 10

Shadow of the Erdree is an excellent expansion to Elden Ring. Poison swamps, giant swords, and fingercreepers return, better than ever.

TechRaptor - William Worrall - 8 / 10

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is the lore and gameplay continuation that we all needed. The new challenges and a feeling of nostalgia help propel this DLC into the stratosphere.

TrueGaming - خالد العيسى - Arabic - 9 / 10

Shadow of the Erdtree represents what we liked with the original content but with more meticulous designs to the map and a great variety of new weapons. A befitting comeback to this masterpiece.

VideoGamer - Tom Bardwell - 10 / 10

Shadow of the Erdtree is a sensational companion to the base game that feels remarkably fresh and a subtly progressive evolution of the Elden Ring formula.

Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 9.5 / 10

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is everything one could want from an Elden Ring DLC: a huge new area to explore, new bosses to fight, new weapons to try, and new lore to unravel. It is a genuine joy to play and easily one of my favorite DLCs of all time. Its quality is high enough to even justify the $40 price tag. If you like Elden Ring, then Shadow of the Erdtree will give you everything you could want. If you're a newcomer, it's probably best to play through the game first before taking on the DLC. After all, Mohg, Lord of Blood is only the beginning.
 
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Damn. The DLC would have to wait, as I still haven’t managed to play through the base game. That’s despite having it started on and off for a several times. In the earlier versions I had problems with savefiles, they didn’t sync up and I had to play previous saves each time. Then I had like loading bug that was exactly in the middle of loading and it would only auto save once loading is done. So yeah the point where you would get invited for the first time to the high table from your maiden, it would go into the loading screen and just game crash. I would have to start from fresh the very beginning yet again. XD
 
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Damn. The DLC would have to wait, as I still haven’t managed to play through the base game. That’s despite having it started on and off for a several times. In the earlier versions I had problems with savefiles, they didn’t sync up and I had to play previous saves each time. Then I had like loading bug that was exactly in the middle of loading and it would only auto save once loading is done. So yeah the point where you would get invited for the first time to the high table from your maiden, it would go into the loading screen and just game crash. I would have to start from fresh the very beginning yet again. XD
How far did you get before all the weird stuff started happening ?
 
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Honestly cant recall it entirely, but I was somewhere in the ice mountains. I however have started anew in Elden Ring. Currently I am past Stormveil Castle once again, and towards to the Liurnia Academy.
 
Honestly cant recall it entirely, but I was somewhere in the ice mountains. I however have started anew in Elden Ring. Currently I am past Stormveil Castle once again, and towards to the Liurnia Academy.
The ice mountains is my least favorite parts. Both Stormveil Castle and Lunaria Academy are amazing. The early and mid game is very good, the ice place sucks imo.
 
Maybe it's just me, but I was expecting a bit more from the addon. I remember having so much fun with the Bloodborne addon. I'm also enjoying it now, but it wouldn't be more than a 7/10 for me. The main game was a 9/10.
 
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Maybe it's just me, but I was expecting a bit more from the addon. I remember having so much fun with the Bloodborne addon. I'm also enjoying it now, but it wouldn't be more than a 7/10 for me. The main game was a 9/10.
What was it exactly you didn't like? The add-on is quite large in terms of landmass imo.
 
What was it exactly you didn't like? The add-on is quite large in terms of landmass imo.
That's the thing, it's huge and with not much stuff in there. And I can't see this ghost graves anymore. The level of difficulty is also just annoying. With the other From games I never had the feeling that it was too much, but here with the addon it's clearly too much for me.

Several normal enemy types can't stop attacking at all. I understand that they want to make the games more and more difficult, but it's just a lot less fun and I don't want to fight my way through it anymore. The From formula is slowly getting on my nerves.
 
That's the thing, it's huge and with not much stuff in there. And I can't see this ghost graves anymore. The level of difficulty is also just annoying. With the other From games I never had the feeling that it was too much, but here with the addon it's clearly too much for me.

Several normal enemy types can't stop attacking at all. I understand that they want to make the games more and more difficult, but it's just a lot less fun and I don't want to fight my way through it anymore. The From formula is slowly getting on my nerves.
Are you taking advantage of the scadutree fragments? They buff your character both damage and defense permanently and you can stack them too. There is like over 40 of them total in the DLC. And you can turn them on or off at will if you are at a grace.
 
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Are you taking advantage of the scadutree fragments? They buff your character both damage and defense permanently and you can stack them too. There is like over 40 of them total in the DLC. And you can turn them on or off at will if you are at a grace.
Yeah i use them, but i stopped playing until from fixed the game with the first update.
 
Yeah i use them, but i stopped playing until from fixed the game with the first update.
Honestly man if you killed Relanna and the Lion then I am not sure why you are having struggles. Relanna I'd say is one of the hardest ones in there. The dragon boss is easy. Final boss is obviously difficult, but it is THE final boss of Elden Ring as a whole so it makes sense.
 
Maybe it's just me, but I was expecting a bit more from the addon. I remember having so much fun with the Bloodborne addon. I'm also enjoying it now, but it wouldn't be more than a 7/10 for me. The main game was a 9/10.
Oh. Are you done with the DLC ?
Well congrats. Yeah I love to try bloodborne, whenever it’ll get come out for the PC.
 

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