Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is among the millions who have played From Software’s Elden Ring and has now decided to share his thoughts.
Speaking to Mashable, Fils-Aime said he doesn’t normally gravitate towards From Software’s “Souls” type games because they don’t match the fantasy fulfillment he likes to get out of games.
“They go against my style of play: I like being overwhelmed when I face bosses; I like winning. I don’t like when my character dies,” said Fils-Aime.
But he was convinced he was playing Elden Ring because everyone else was playing it and he wanted to try. In the end, Fils-Aime was amused by what he played, even though he didn’t finish the game. “I liked it Ring of the Elden. I didn’t play all the way, but I enjoyed the experience and learned from it, “she said.
Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies. It was the best-selling game in the United States in February and March 2022.
Fils-Aime’s new book, Disrupting the Game, is now available. In the book, the executive discusses his life and career, from growing him up in Haiti, moving to the Bronx, joining Cornell and then serving as an executive in several companies before joining Nintendo. Fils-Aime retired from Nintendo in 2019 and served on GameStop’s board of directors until he stepped down due to what he thought was a rudderless prospect.
For more information, check out GameSpot’s roundup of the best things we’ve learned from Fils-Aime’s new book.
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