Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime is among the millions of people who have played From Software’s Elden Ring, and now he joins you to share his thoughts.
Speaking with Mashable, Fils-Aime said he doesn’t normally gravitate toward From Software’s “Souls”-type games because they don’t match the fantasy fulfillment he likes to get from games.
“They go against my playstyle: I like to be outplayed when I’m up against bosses; I like to win. I don’t like when my character dies,” Fils-Aime said.
But he was convinced to play Elden Ring because everyone else was playing it and he wanted to give it a try. In the end, Fils-Aime was entertained by what he played, although he did not finish the game. “Enjoy it elden ring. I didn’t play to the end, but I enjoyed the experience and learned from it,” he said.
Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies. It was the best-selling game in the United States for February and March 2022.
Fils-Aime’s new book, Disrupting the Game, is out now. In the book, the executive talks about his life and his career, from growing up in Haiti, moving to the Bronx, attending Cornell, and then becoming an executive at various companies before joining Nintendo. Fils-Aime retired from Nintendo in 2019 and served on GameStop’s board of directors until he resigned due to what he said was an aimless prospect.
For more, check out GameSpot’s roundup of the best things we learned from Fils-Aime’s new book.
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