Martin published a new blog post saying the reviews for Elden Ring – which have made it one of the best reviewed games in modern history – were “music to the ears”.

“The wait is over,” the legendary author wrote. “Years in the making, ELDEN RING was released last week, and has been taking the gaming world by storm.

But don’t listen to me. From Software brought me on to do their worldbuilding, so I can hardly pretend to be objective.”

Martin went onto point to some examples of almost universally good reviews, and wrote, “And… well, there’s more. Lots more.”

Miyazaki previously commented that Martin, who was brought on years ago to develop the world and history of Elden Ring, may be shocked by what became of his characters. But Martin acknowledged that Elden Ring’s launch last week took the gaming sphere by storm and congratulated Miyazaki on his achievement.

He said: “Almost all the credit should go to Hidetaka Miyazaki and his astonishing team of games designers who have been labouring on this game for half a decade or more, determined to create the best videogame ever. I am honoured to have met them and worked with them, and to have played a part, however small, in creating this fantastic world and making Elden Ring the landmark megahit that it is.”

The two fantasy legends seem equally thrilled to have worked together, as Miyazaki commented recently that working with Martin was like “speaking with an old friend”. Miyazaki has also talked about the restraints he put on Martin’s contributions, and how they benefited both the writer and the developers.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”

To make those choices with the best available information, check out our guide that features everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.


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