Elden Ring it’s challenging in its difficulty and, like past FromSoftware RPGs, that appeals to players looking to raise some sort of record, as far-fetched as that sounds. Among speedrunners the record is 20 minutes -an average game lasts 50 hours- but there are players who have sought other types of challenges that also seem impossible and show how well they know the ins and outs of combat and secrets of Elden Ring.
On Twitch we find Seki, who has completed the game in less than 3 hours, which in itself has much merit. The surprising thing is that it is the first “no damage taken” of Elden Ringnamely, finish the game without taking damage. Nothing, not a scratch, no falls that subtract health or poisoning. To make it Seki it has to know perfectly the behavior of the enemies and their location on the map, quite an achievement because it is a huge open map and it has only been a little over a month since its launch.
As he told Kotaku, Seki passed 130 hours practicing for this game, analyzing their failures. The hardest part was the final boss, where his attacks are extremely difficult to avoid: this fight alone took dozens of hours of testing to find the right moment for the enemy to drop their guard on him.
A pacifist game, without damaging enemies
The other record is Iron Pineapplewho has played in a pacifist way, or what is the same, without directly attacking enemies. Of course, sometimes it is impossible not to face rivals -such as bosses-, but in these cases he uses invocations and even much more creative strategies that involve tricking opponents into falling from great heights. This is also done with bosses, climbing mountains or taking advantage of glitches so that these powerful enemies die instantly. Anything goes as long as you don’t draw your sword.
Playing like this has its drawbacks, of course. It takes many hours of grinding to boost aids to your summons, and dozens of attempts until you find the most effective tactic with each situation.
Elden Ring It is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read our analysis where we describe it as an essential that no one should miss.