Exploring the Similarities between ‘Remnant 2’, ‘Dark Souls’, ‘Elden Ring’, and ‘Diablo
Gamers have been long familiar with the type of game explored in “Remnant: From the Ashes”, its predecessors “Dark Souls” and “Diablo”, and the newly announced title “Elden Ring”. While the games may all have very distinct worlds and stories, a look beneath the surface reveals many similarities between the titles.
Each of the four games listed focuses on hack and slash combat, with an emphasis on strategic resource management. Foes can be fought one-on-one or in large warbands. In order to stay alive, players must use their weapons and wits in order to outmaneuver opponents and survive. Additionally, each title features dungeon crawling, quests, and bosses. All four games place a large emphasis on timing, reflexes, and situational awareness.
The Loot System
Another similarity that can be found between all four games lies in the loot system. All four titles feature a loot system that rewards players with weapons and armor for defeating enemies. Furthermore, each game allows players to upgrade these weapons and armor, giving them even more strength. This encourages players to explore the game world, as they are rewarded with increasingly powerful weapons and armor for their investigations.
Finally, all titles likewise feature graphics that feature dark and mysterious atmospheres. Each game has its own unique artstyle, but a closer look reveals that they all have a shared element of horror. In addition to this, each title also has a unique take on lighting and special effects. This creates a feeling of dread for the player, and further adds to the suspense and atmosphere.
The similarities discussed here are just a few of the many that can be found between these games. The likenesses stretch far beyond what has been discussed here, and as such these four titles are a perfect representation of their genres – providing deep and interesting gameplay, loot systems, and atmospheres for their players to experience.