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Elden Ring Does NOT Need An Easy Mode

One thing that we heard a LOT with the Souls games is that there should be an "easy mode", but I think that would completely ruin the souls-like genre. Elden Ring was designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki to specifically require gamers to use trial and error to overcome the difficult enemies. In a lot of ways this is simply a throw back to old school gaming where figuring out patterns was how you beat games.   When it comes to games,  action combat is probably one of my weakest areas,  but I did beat Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the past. I was getting destroyed my first day in Elden Ring, got a little better on the second day,  and even better on the 3rd day of playing. I'm still a long ways off from beating the game (I'm only 8 hours of gameplay in), but I'm happy with the difficulty. Beating this game will certainly be a great feeling.  I'm currently at level 20 and steadily progressing despite not being that great at the game.  The three main

My Most Used Consoles/Devices So Far This Year

 Most Used Devices JAN/FEB 2022 My most used platforms this year is definitely a lot different than last year. That's the fun bonus of mixing modern and classic gaming though ... options are near limitless. Over the past 2 months, the Anbernic RG351V and PowKiddy RGB20 have dropped off my 5 most used devices. This will be the first time in a long while that Anbernic hasn't been towards the top of my list.  #1 Xbox Series S   I had completely skipped the Xbox One generation but jumped back into the Xbox realm recently with the Xbox Series S primarily due to how easy it is to use Dev Mode and turn it into a pretty good retro console that can run up to PS2 level games.  I've found myself liking the console as a modern device too, particularly with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.  #2 Miyoo Mini   The Miyoo Mini was the most surprising great handheld for me in recent months and has become my "take everywhere" handheld. To get the most out of this handheld that can handle

Upcoming Xbox Series X|S Games (February 2022) Of Interest [Dying Light 2 & Elden Ring]

Microsoft's Xbox Series S has quickly become one of my favorite consoles in recent years.  There are two big games of note coming out on the Xbox Series X|S in February that I'm keeping an eye on.  These are not all the games coming out in February... these are just the games that have piqued my interest and both of these should be HUGE!! Dying Light 2 (February 4, 2022)  Official DL2 Site  [Link] I'm on the fence with Dying Light 2, but there's a good chance I'll be getting this game. The original was highly flawed but also highly fun. Dying Light 2 will also be landing on PS4, PS5 and PC. Dying Light 2 will run on the Xbox Series X, Series S and Xbox One.  No one thought mixing  parkour with zombies would be any good but the original was a blast to play. If they ironed out a lot of the issues with the original game, this has GOTY potential written all over it.  Elden Ring (February 25, 2022) Official Elden Ring Site [Link] Of all the games