Eldest Souls, as you might have guessed by its name, is a Souls-like experience. Before you roll your eyes at the idea of yet another “one of these,” this game trims the fat, so to speak, by removing enemy grunts and maze-like exploration to focus on one element: epic, sweat-inducing boss battles.
From an enraged werewolf-like warrior to a formidable ice golem, Eldest Souls’ rogue’s gallery is no joke in terms of challenge. Thankfully, you can keep the odds leveled at all times, thanks to a healing system that restores HP each time you land a powerful blow. No need to fuss over running out of estus flasks or other pick-ups. Want to regain that chunk of health you just lost? Charge up your sword and acquaint it with the flesh of your opponent. Not only does this system encourage a more aggressive playstyle, but it rewards that boldness by essentially letting you heal as much and as often as you like. Of course, that can be easier said than done. Bosses won’t just bend over and let you wail on them after all.
Intrigued? If so, join Marcus Stewart, Dan Tack, and Alex Van Aken as we take a look at Eldest Souls opening boss battles and give the skinny on what makes the experience tick. Since we’ll be showing off New Game + footage, you’ll also get a glimpse at some cool late-game abilities.
If you like what you see, you can pick up Eldest Souls right now for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
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