It’s hard to say goodbye to Elden Ring

I finally finished my first stage show at Elden Ring last week, which seems like a bit of a feat considering I also had an especially bad stomach flu. I just wanted to keep my head in a bucket, but the “lands in between” loomed large, and toward the end, I had to keep playing in those gaps between unpleasant explosions. However, the real challenge was to finish something that consumed my life for over a month.

I usually find it very difficult to focus on one game. I’m easily distracted, and my ever-expanding gaming desk provides nearly endless distractions. There has been a string of tempting new releases, and all the old customers, and my online obsessions, are trying to lure me away. But this time I stayed in the course.

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The reason for this new level of discipline is simple: Elden Ring is very cool. It’s the first game since Disco Elysium that has gripped me like this, that I have to talk about it all the time even when I’m off the clock.