Elden Ring have gotten a lot of praise. Not from me! The game is hard, to hard. It makes no sense some times. For what you get it's not worth its price. You find yourself most of the time just running around wondering what you're supposed to do and where to go. The from nowhere you get jumped and die. The best part about the game is character design.
Now, remember, this is a personal preference and my personal thoughts. I do enjoy the Dark Souls games though, but this is just trying to hard to be on the top.