I don’t think it’s possible for Elden Ring to “suck” in a true sense. Even if it’s the worst game in the series, it would still be a good game. Also when viewing the trailer you gotta remember it’s a leak…. Similar to the FFXVI trailer, but they haven’t released it: things could improve greatly. That’s why they don’t wanna show it yet… You gotta look at and understand From’s history… They made 4 King’s Field games, and countless spin offs. King’s Field is to Souls as Bloodborne is to Shadow Tower, Elden Ring could very easily be the Eternal Ring of the series… That should be obvious to everyone in this thread. Dark Souls III was good in the hands but I didn’t like many of the choices. If this is more Dark Souls III but with better lore and stuff, I’ll be satisfied.
Also, it sucks that “open world” means “flat and samey” to y’all / most people. Dark Souls was always open world. The only reason this one seems like it will be flat is because, well, horses
Whatever choices they make, I think it will be a great game.
Also real quick, I should say I skipped Sekiro. I had Souls burnout, but also the main thing I enjoy about Souls is that it’s a Role Playing Game where I get to make my plucky little character, start out super weak, and make my own stories as they become stronger. That’s what I get out of Souls and why I find it so addicting in the first place. As long as I can have my plucky little witch, the environments I take her through is just whatever challenge she’s facing today. From Soft is one of the only big companies that has stayed small and kept their Old Garde intact. The map designers are still making stuff in the same style as they’ve been using since King’s Field.
Overall my point is that at this point you can really count on From Software delivering something that is befitting of From Software. They’re somewhat predictable, even in the way they like to subvert expectations. If you only like one single element of their design, then yeah you may not like every game they deliver.
That said, watch Elden Ring release totally broken and be unprecedented levels of bad for From Software. Even then, it’d be pretty entertaining lol