The love and affection of Hidtaka Miyazaki, the director of FaramSoft Studio, for the manga and anime Benterk by Kontaro Miura is one of the inevitable facts of the gaming industry. While he always avoids explicit discussions about the connection between his games and Barzark, it is clear that all of Miyazaki-led projects since Demons Soul in 2009 are somehow influenced by the fantasy and dark epic that Miura has endured for 30 years. They were written until his death in 2021.
These various references to Barzark are naturally seen in Miyazaki's new and successful game, Alden Ring. Even before the game started, fans were eager to show that Malonia's armor on the cover of the game is similar to something in the anime, or that the design of some of the game's enemies was taken from Miura's work. If you have spent many hours in the Old Ring and watched the Barzark anime, you will no doubt notice the similarities that we will discuss in more detail below.
7. The plains of Alden Ring in front of the hill of swords in Barzark
The world of Alden Ring consists of several regions that They are covered with swords. In the middle of each of these plains there is a much larger sword with an inscription that generally provides vague information about the game's story. It reminds us of the hill of symbolic swords. In the manga and anime, Sword Hill is considered a memorial to the slain soldiers of the Falcon, a mercenary group known as the main characters of the series early on.
Rickert is one of the few survivors. The army builds these blades as a tribute to its former compatriots. It can be said that the plains of Alden Ring also intend to respect Miura; The person who died was very sad for those who were familiar with his work. We will probably never know whether these plains were added to Alden Ring before or after his death, but it is a tribute to the man who influenced many of the games.
Half-wolf Blade character design in Alden Ring in front of Barzker armor
One of Alden Ring's fascinating characters without a
doubt Blaidd the Half-Wolf, and his appearance since the game's
gameplay debuted in June 2021, has caught the attention of many
Barzark fans. In fact, the howling blades over the ruins of
the Mistwood area were immediately compared to the Miura effect. In
Barzarker, the protagonist, Gats, is eventually equipped with
Barzarker's armor. Scary armor that uses the user's negative
emotions to infuse them with great power.
While most of the time it looks like ordinary armor, whenever Gatz allows , Takes on a monster and wolf-like appearance. Just like Gates, the player will eventually be given Blade armor. It does not go into detail about how this armor will be provided to you, but if you are familiar with the Souls series games, you can probably guess that this will not be a happy event.
5. Running in the Alden Ring in front of the Lion in Barzarker
The witch's thigh can be placed next to the lion character. This may seem a little strange because Rani is one of the most powerful people in the Middle Ages and Shirkeh is training a young wizard. However, if you consider their relationship with men as wolf-like, this analogy seems logical. It is clear that Rani and Blade have a close relationship. Blade was created specifically to guide Rani to his goal as a god-like character by an invisible and supernatural force called the Great Will, but as Rani deviates from this path, he becomes strangely savage and eventually at the end of the line. The story itself loses its humanity altogether.
On the other hand, after the destruction of the Falcon group, Shirkeh becomes one of Gats's companions and helps him to overcome his initial instincts while being influenced. Armored armor is to control. In this way, Sherke and Gates become inseparable during the battle, and this young wizard often tries to calm Gates' mind and prevent him from completely surrendering to the armor.
4. The key area in the Alden Ring in front of the Eclipse event in Barzark
The Alden Ring area around the middle of the game Introduces the name Caelid. Unlike in the past, Kilid is a humiliating and disgusting place that's the result of General Radan's curse by his half-sister Malonia during the war that broke out after the Alden Ring was broken. The important point, however, is how the key resembles the Eclipse event; A phenomenon that occurs in Barzark with the aim of introducing a new member from God, a group of god-like demons. Gats and the band The hawks are drawn to the ceremony by their friend and leader, Griffith, who wants to join God in fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming the ruler of the world.
What this event does is Opening a window to another level of existence; Where the hand of God receives the accepted sacrifices (in Griffith, the soldiers of his falconry group) and turns them into demonic creatures. Those who are unlucky enough to be drawn to this dimension are greeted by the vast and terrifying space in which hellish beings live. This is almost exactly what awaits Alden Ring players in the extremely dangerous Kilid area.
3. The Greatsword Sword in Alden Ring vs. the Dragon Sword of Barzark
Alden Ring, like many previous Framesoft games, Many globalization hides itself in the description of items, and sometimes in these texts we see information about the story and characters. Part of the description of the Greatsword sword states:
A large mass of iron from a giant sword! Use your incredible weight to destroy enemies. Most likely, touching this sword requires that one has surpassed human territory. This is exactly why this weapon is even used to slaughter inhuman enemies. It can be called a sword. Most characters are amazed that Gats can use such a weapon because of its enormous size, but thanks to its inhuman power, he can use it to disassemble almost anything that comes his way. To use.
2. Malnia armor in Alden Ring vs. Farniz armor in Barzark
Malnia is one of the attractive bases of Alden
Ring and Due to its beautiful appearance and special
fighting style, it is known as one of the best bosses in Framasoft
Studio games. The charming helmet worn by this popular character
and ultimately accessible to players can be seen as a tribute to
the similar armor that Farniz wears when commanding the Iron
Knights. Of course, it can be said that both were inspired
by the images of the Valkyries in the Middle Ages, but it would not
be strange to connect the two.
1. Alden Ring Prisoner Class Hat Against Griffith's Hat in Barzark
Before the Eclipse Event in Griffith God willing, he endures a year of endless torture for his relationship with the princess of a great kingdom, his tongue is cut off, his skin is peeled off and he has to wear an iron mask all the time. Griffith slowly heals after being rescued by Gates and other members of the Falcon, but his mask remains to hide his wounds. Many have compared the Griffith Iron Mask and the mask that the Prisoner class initially offers to the player. On the other hand, covering an avatar eye in this hat is exactly the same as depicting Griffith most of the time with one eye in Barzark.
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