Elden Ring, George R.R. Martin’s stunning, engaging, and beautiful video game, was launched on February 25th. From Software, the team behind the Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, oversaw the game’s six-year production. The open-world game’s concept is that after the Elden Ring was destroyed, the shards were broken up and are now controlled by terrible demigods who have been poisoned by the power the ring fragments bestow.
You play as Tarnished, a class of humans who have been banished from demigod-ruled realms. Your mission is to battle the demigods, reclaim the Elden Ring, and eventually become the Elden Lord. The game is challenging, but with the immersive visuals and fascinating tale, it becomes rather simple to play. If you want to take a break from exploring the Lands Between, this post will go over the finest High Fantasy series similar to Elden Ring.
Wheel of Time
Rafe Judkins developed the Amazon series “Wheel of Time“. The program is based on a series of novels of the same name authored by Robert Jordan. The series takes place in a world where magic exists but only a few people have access to it. The plot revolves around Moiraine, an Aes Sedai, a powerful group of women endowed with the power of magic. She encounters a group of five young men and women who believe that one of them is the reincarnation of the Dragon, the only person with the ability to rescue or destroy the planet.
This Amazon show’s world construction is just incredible. The literature on which this series is based provide a vast universe in which this narrative might take place. It’s sure to scratch your fantasy craving with its wealth of magic, swordplay, and magical animals. And if you’re working on a faith or intelligence build in the Elden Ring, the very competent Aes Sedai might be able to teach you a thing or two.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is the most popular program on our list, and both Elden Ring and Game of Thrones share a lot of symbolism. This is due to the fact that both stories are written by George R.R. Martin, a seasoned High Fantasy author who excels at both people and lore. If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones yet, it may seem like a huge endeavor to begin watching it now. However, if you appreciate magic, dragons, and Medieval imagery, this blockbuster HBO series is difficult to better.
Some legitimate criticism has been leveled at Game of Thrones final season, but the show accomplishes so many things well that it’s difficult to focus on what’s wrong. Creating an accomplished High Fantasy narrative is a demanding task in and of itself; presenting that story as a television series is much more difficult. Fortunately, the Game of Thrones team had top-tier talent and a massive budget, with episodes in the last season costing up to $15 million each episode.
Shadow and Bone
Based on the best-selling novel, this Netflix original series follows Alina Starkov, a teenage mapmaker who finds she has the ability to conjure light. Eric Heisserer conceived the program, while Leigh Bardo wrote the original novel. Jessie Mei Li and Ben Barnes star in the show.
Shadow and Bone takes set in Ravka, a region inspired by Russia. As a result, you won’t see conventional Medieval imagery. Instead, this series features a refreshing eastern feel with lots of fur coats and Russian buildings. If you’re searching for a new Netflix fantasy series to get your teeth into, this one could be for you.
The Witcher is another another Netflix original series that excels in the high fantasy genre. Lauren Schmidt invented it, while the novels on which it is based were written by Andrezej Sapkowski. Henry Cavill appears as Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter struggling to find his place in the world.
This novel, which preceded the series, was also adapted into a blockbuster video game in 2007. The five-part novel series was created between 1994 and 1999, but it still holds up, and its succeeding television series and computer game are testaments to the quality of its plot.
The Legend of Vox Machina
The Legend of Vox Machina, the only animated series on our list today, is a light-hearted fantasy series that began in 2022. The program is available on Amazon Prime Video and offers a slew of magical, action-packed, and supernatural animals. It’s modeled on the popular D&D streaming channel Critical Role and seems like an adult version of Avatar: The Last Airbender, with strong language and a smattering of gratuitous violence.
This series’ premise focuses around a bunch of supernatural misfits who are anxious to pay off a mounting bar debt and wind up on a journey to rescue the planet. Because financial restraints are less of an issue in the High Fantasy genre, animation works exceptionally well. The artists are able to assault the audience with a vivid burst of magic and beautiful displays of wizardry without necessarily attempting to convey a feeling of realism. If you liked Avatar: The Last Airbender, or if you appreciate the notion of an animated High Fantasy series, The Legend of Vox Machina should be at the top of your list.