The Elder Scrolls Online
Not What I Expected
The level "recommendation" for quests does not fit the Elder Scrolls build. I struggle to even level to the appropriate level for the areas past level 20, and I have cleared dungeons, questing areas,. and exploration. I am currently level 24 or 25 and the quests I'm on are for people closer to 30. I get bored quickly when questing and I even cancelled my subscription because there is nothing fluid about this game in any way whatsoever. I feel like I'm a chicken with its head cut off trying to figure out what to do and it hasn't even been a month since the early access started. This game will work for people willing to put the effort in, but I can't handle it anymore.
I have been waiting for ESO for a long time. I got to be a beta tester for this game. I was very sad to see its another WOW clone. I rather play Star Wars the Old Republic or Forsaken World.
Makes a plop...like most pieces of cr@p
ESO missed the mark by a long shot. I'm not one to complain about a subscription based game, but I don't think it's right to charge a subscription for what is honestly more of a single player game. Higher level players are discouraged from playing with lower level players because the lower level mobs wont even drop loot to help with the repair bills. The game is very linear and even at that, the game is very buggy. The skill trees and character skill customization are nothing special. The UI isn't intrusive but at a huge sacrifice of functionality. Their customer service is lacking and very slow to respond. I would have given this a one star but the story line is decent and the graphics are ok (not great but ok). If you want to play, but are worried about a subscription, I would wait it out. I'm guessing this will be free to play or buy to play in less than a year and maybe as soon as six months.
Next best MMO. PvP and PvE players should sign up.
There's been a lot of reviewers saying how this game doesn't make the cut. To be candid, they're all wrong. First, how can a reviewer make a full content review for this game not playing it to the end-game (capping each class, going to each dungeon, pvp'ing). Second, has the reviewer ever played an MMO where you're handed the full experience of the game in the first 8 hours you've played it? (ESO like most MMOs follows the same route, where game-play and time invested equals progression). And third, this game is aesthetically pleasing. To argue otherwise is a joke as it is up to par and if not better than the next most popular game out there. All in all, give this game a try and play it to the fullest. Don't dismiss any shortcomings until you've fully accessed the content that was meant to make this game famous and you won't be disappointed, trust me.
There is absolutely no reason to buy this. I played the latest beta and it still stinks. The game is nothing special. Just because it has the name "Elder Scrolls" in it, doesn't mean it is good like the original Elder Scrolls. that was a beautiful game! This is nothing like it. I was hoping for something where I could get deeply enriched in the story and the design. But this ruined that hope. I say go play "star wars the old republic" Now that is amazing. I loved that! The design is annoying in this game. It makes you feel as if there were no progression because everything re-spawns for other players to see. It feels too unoriginal. Who knows, maybe I'm being too hard on this. But what I do know is that the price is overkill. Who the heck should pay $70-$80 and only get a 30 day "free" subscriber membership. Then after the 30 days, if you want to continue with the cruddy stuff you get, you have to pay more. Look and listen fellow people, wait till this becomes just another free to play but pay to subscribe online game. It really is. They just want you to think it is this huge thing because of it's huge price. "star wars the old republic" did the same thing and I waited. Well worth it! I could go on, but I would get the people more who actually like this thing even more. So that's my review. I almost never do reviews unless it is worth it. And this game was so worth the bad review.
zenimax really needs to put a label on this that says: warning this game is the most boreing thing you will ever waste your time and money on we will be going free to play very soon just to attempt to keep our dumb game alive, like seriously ive never been more bored playing a video game this review comes from a long time elder scrolls player played a few mmo's you'd think a combination of the two would be good right RIGHT well your wrong i would recomend this to a friend mabey just mabey if i had a few friends who would play i might not regret this purchase....as much
Fun exploration game.
I am not much for pvp but i do enjoy the ES games. There are tons of things to loot and quests abound as your wander the lands. Whether this holds my interest for more than 60 days is yet to be seen.
The best MMO out there. The Elder Scrolls Online has a very unique leveling experience. Amazing voice acting, and graphics are also some of its strong points.
About to buy this download from GameStop. I googled Elder Scrolls Online for Mac. It showed me several results for PC/Mac Hybrid for sale including GameStop. When I bring up this item on this site it says PC and has only the Windows system requirements. Am I missing something?
The game is great, it needs few tweaks and i believe Zinemax will fix the problems at release. This is an MMO, not a solo "beat and trow away" game and of course certain measures have to be take to accommodate the multiplayer. Not every thing is lootable, which is good else economy would be unstable. Not every NPC is killable, which is also good, people can't abuse the killing of Quest NPCs and vendors blocking others from using either. The game offers just as much of ES as any previous one, only with MMO element (making sure that people can't abuse one or the other thing which otherwise wont affect the gameplay in solo games). The game has lots of character customization, better than wow or any other up to date, also has a very nice combat mechanics and graphics are also great. Well worth the monthly fee, considering that it will only get better. Don't cry about not being able destroy every thing and loot every thing, this chaos is only for solo gaming.