Eldest Souls is not a game for the faint of heart. It is a brutal boss rush challenge that will push you to your limit. But its “one more try” hook is seriously addicting.
Eldest Souls pushed me to the brink. I love a good challenge, and this game certainly delivered on that front. The whole game is a boss rush that employs the core tenets of the Souls-like genre, and slaps you in the face right from the outset. Call me a masochist, because I loved every minute of it.
Some games artificially inflate their challenges by giving enemies extra health points or larger damage outputs. Others make supplementary mechanics, like platforming, difficult. Eldest Souls succeeds by making the difficulty feel fair. Each boss has its own quirk, and every success and failure are on you. Developer Fallen Flag Studio did a great job making a game that’s not only incredibly challenging, but also one that pulls you in by making you say “one more time” over and over again. Conquering each of the Old Gods feels euphoric.