I like Elden Ring’s ambulant urns, the vaseboys


The long-awaited first Elden Ring gameplay trailer arrived final night time, together with a launch date. It appears to be like extremely Darkish Souls, and I’m stoked. However between the landscapes of ruins and mournful monsters, I noticed maybe my favorite new monsters: ambulant urns, limbed pots – the vaseboys. I do know nothing about them but I like them. They appear a pleasant escalation of FromSoftware making an attempt to make use of your information of their video games and fantasy tropes in opposition to you.

First, go on then, let’s have the entire trailer once more. I already watched it twice this morning.

The urns solely make a wee look there, however the first Elden Ring screenshots quickly gave us a clearer look. They’re nice. I like them. I’m so blissful that they arrive in a number of sizes too. I hope they’re just like the Darkish Souls mushrooms, with one measurement candy and the opposite straight murderous. Look how cute it’s when the wee one tries to activate its diddy toes, like a marble penguin with comically lengthy arms:

They’re cute and all, however I additionally dig the concept that they could be one other instance of Souls utilizing our information and educated behaviours in opposition to us. Whereas From did not invent Mimics, their tackle a monster which pretends to be a treasure chest to devour grasping adventurers positive put me on my again foot. I additionally fairly like Darkish Souls 2’s pink crystal lizards, which seem like the identical form of elusive critter that we chase down and batter to get minerals – however these explode while you get close to. It is a trick which solely will get you as soon as, however it’s a fantastic trick. And urns? In the event you see an urn, pot, vase, or different vessel in a Souls recreation, after all you are going to attempt to roll by means of it. It would comprise treasure and even when not, it will smash actual good.

Darkish Souls 2 did even have trick urns, stuffed with poison or acid as a result of Darkish Souls 2 is an actual dick of a recreation. These weren’t charming. These had been annoying. However give an urn diddy toes and let it punch me? That may be a charming hazard I’ll defend until my timeless breath. It is a easy design trick, and a fantastic one.

That is all me assuming what the urns are and the way they will work, after all. I may very well be utterly improper. However proper now the thought is bringing me a substantial amount of satisfaction. As is the fan artwork.

The sport does have a great deal of cracking monster designs. I do know Katharine is a fan of the enormous tortoise with a clanging nice bell dangling from its stomach. Who caught your eye, gang?

Elden Ring is because of launch January twenty first, 2022. As nicely coming to PC by way of Steam, it will be on PlayStations and Xboxes.

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