Elden Ring as a rocking isometric adventure game looks cozy

As gorgeous as Elden Ring is, few would describe it as cute. Wait, though, because if you apply a flip effect to the lands between and view it isometrically, it Is looks pretty cute. Weird, but true.

YouTuber Flurdeh (opens in a new tab) specializes in showcasing the weird beauty of game worlds on their channel, and the latest video on Elden Ring is special. With point-of-view adjustment and the simulation of a tilt-shift lens – which alters the depth of field and various other qualities to achieve a miniature model effect – Elden Ring begins to look like a dreamy CRPG, rather than to the oppressive and dangerous game we have actually played.

For the video above, Flurdeh used photo mode mod tools created by Francois Bouma (opens in a new tab)which are available via Bouma’s Pateon page (opens in a new tab). The result makes even those terrifying giant dogs of Caelid oddly approachable. Are Godskin Noble enemies keeping you up at night? They’re much less scary when they look like tiny, breathing tabletop figures.

Flurdeh also made this soothing compilation (opens in a new tab) landscapes of Elden Ring, but if your appetite for the tilt effect isn’t sated by the above, the same creator has applied his skills to Final Fantasy XIV (opens in a new tab)God of the war (opens in a new tab) and Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in a new tab)among others.

Elden Ring was released over six weeks ago, but there’s still plenty to tell. Players learn to tap their feet (opens in a new tab) their way to the ancient throne, an abandoned ‘dream fog’ mechanic (opens in a new tab) has been found, and players beat the game in less than 13 minutes (opens in a new tab).

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