Several games have been released in 2022, and many more are on the way. Yet many people believe that none of them had a more profound impact on the gaming world than Ring of Elden. The game is set to win multiple Game of the Year awards as Ring of Elden has over 90 ratings on Metacritic, a feat only a handful of games have achieved in 2022. Fans and critics alike unequivocally praise the game’s interactive gameplay, gripping storyline, fearsome enemies, and expansive open world.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the FromSoftware title is known for its state-of-the-art character creator, which many consider to be the best in the industry. This tool allows fans to create their characters from real and fictional personalities in Ring of Elden. These include celebrities like William Dafoe, Snoop Dogg and Johnny Depp and fictional icons like Iron Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and The Joker from DC Universe.
On the other hand, some fans recreate characters from other games and bring them into the fantasy world of Ring of Eldenlike Venom Snake from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Ciri from the witcher series. Reddit user Telllum follows a similar philosophy as they also decided to create an iconic character from a franchise unrelated to Elden Ring. The Redditor uploaded a series of images showing their player character based on the Black Mage from the Final Fantasy series. Although there are some differences between the original Black Mage and Telllum’s version, the user captured most of the notable features, like the Mage’s pointed hat and glowing eyes.
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Meanwhile, the post has received positive feedback from the Reddit community, as evidenced by over 1,500 upvotes and several encouraging and nostalgic comments. Many users have admired the unique outfit chosen by telllum for their Black Mage, which joins an endless line of innovations Ring of Elden character creations. Players like telllum designing out-of-the-box characters only highlight the brilliance of Ring of Eldenthe character creator.
Many people do not know the black mages of Final Fantasy series as they are arguably an underrated archetype. For example, the mage chosen by the original poster is Vivi Ornitier and is one of the most popular in the entire franchise. Vivi has an interesting story and a complex yet mysterious personality. He is initially shown as unconfident, gullible, and shy, which he later overcomes to understand his true powers, eventually facing an existential dilemma. Notably, the Black Mages are present as a separate race in a single title, Final Fantasy 9.
Ring of Elden is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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