Rated 0 out of 10
by Arikaen Don't waste your money
Started playing on PC back in beta of 2013. The game had some major potential but a few bugs, lag and some questionable design decisions held it back from being one of the best MMO's to be released. Since it's release the game has actually gotten worse. Since the Transition of Buy to Play it feels like the company just kind of gave up on the game. The crashes are getting worse. The lag is up to 20 second spikes. They will advertise the cash shop in your face in big huge yellow letters across the screen while in the middle of a fight. Everything in the game is being taken out to push the players to spend more and more and more in the cash shop. If you have any problems with the game and try to get Tech Support to help they will just tell you its your systems fault and not the game. So yeah apparently your system can cause 30 people to get kicked from the game all at once. Bugs that where in Beta have been coming back and getting worse. It is really sad to see what could have been one of the best MMO's on the market just fall so flat and be left to rot. I will attach pictures of some of the bugs you will encounter. If you waste your money on this like I did then I'm sorry for you.
Rated 0 out of 10
by Shisui Worth it/info
So...For anyone who doesnt know this will be a P2P game and you have to buy it for $40 im pretty sure and then a $15 a month subscription...but I got to beta test this game in the last wave and I will tell you it is definitely worth it if you enjoy either MMO's or Elder Scroll games, and if you like both you will LOVE this game! Im hoping you guys take my word for it and believe me because I want this game to be epic with as many players as possible. This is the only picture I can post due to NDA and the two exit thingys are just my computer glitching...but seriously THIS GAME IS WORTH THE MONEY ITS AMAZING ALREADY!
Rated 9 out of 10 by joeseezy Great MMO without subscription
I was sceptical of this game because I played the beta for it on PC and it wasn't really that great. Since they revamped the game and dropped the subscription it is definitely worth checking out. There isn't a "one-time code" with the box so if you don't like it you can trade it or sell it. This isn't Elders Scroll's VI either so don't come in expecting it to be. This is an MMO set in the Elder Scroll's world. It is your basic MMO with quest grinding, crafting and exploring. All the npc's that give quests have voice actors which in my opinion is awesome. The only other game I've seen do that is Star Wars the Old Republic. Also you don't really have to pick a certain "class" or "weapon". Yes there are better ways to be a healer, tank or damage dealer but you aren't set in what you have to be or use to do it. If you like MMO's and/or RPG's I'd say give this a go. I've only made it to the first dungeon but so far I love the game and with no subscription I'll keep playing it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by gringaofthebarrio Too complicated to be much fun.
I have played every Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind came out many years ago. I have always enjoyed them thoroughly and played until the story line ran out, would create a different character and start over again. I looked forward to this edition. It's been disappointing. It's way too complicated. It's a game. It's not supposed to be complicated. People play to escape the complications of real life. People want to relax with a little fantasy rather than have to constantly perform quests over and over again because the level of challenge is too high. I mean, come on, how many times do I have to fight 4 or 5 guys my same level at the same time? And, I do not want to have to group in order to complete these quests. I'm an older person who plays to escape after a hard days work. I do not do this to socialize. Big disappointment. Wasted my money.
Rated 7 out of 10 by AtillatheHun3 Good MMO, Little in Common with Skyrim.
The Elder Scrolls Online has kept me logging on quite often for several months now even though I would not say it is the best game I own, and I have The Witcher, GTA 5, and Arkam Knight to finish. ESO has kept me active though not because of its amazing graphics or because of its immersive gameplay, it has kept me active due to how insanely vast the world is and how amazing the pvp is. For an MMO on console you have to cut back a little bit of your expectations on graphics and ESO is fairly good in that regard. ESO is a game that involves lots of grinding and I have found myself skipping through conversation since at VR 5 I don't care much about anything besides leveling now. You can not go into the the game expecting Skryim Online or anything closely resembling that, yet if you are a fan of MMO's or you are ok with grinding (like how Destiny is) then you will probably enjoy this game. With the upcoming DLC around the corner with interesting pvp and pve additions I highly recommend you at least check this game out (ignore anything to do with the subscription that got removed). It is not for everyone, yet for being free to play and a truely massive world that is fun to see any consol player should check it out.
Rated 1 out of 10 by RedBeardRoberts waste...
If you're a fan of elder scrolls this game is a huge letdown. I loved the sneaking thru underground lairs or houses for loot. Now someone else will always barge thru ruining the sneak thief fun. I loved the archery and sniping enemies from a distance without them knowing. gone. you can no longer zoom, no slow motion. the bow has become as elegant as a shotgun in a 8 bit game. I could go on and on. I've played thru Oblivion and Skyrim with several classes of characters. absolutely loved those games. This game doesn't even compare. I can't believe Bethesda took so long to release such a waste . It's like a slap in the face.
Rated 3 out of 10 by homelessbaby This game is bluh
So i bought this game because some of my friends talked me into it, and when i got it i was not satisfied. I am glad i bought the pre-owned version so i can get my money back. I never played skyrim only a couple of fallouts and since both were made by bethesda and i heard the skyrim was i good i gave it a shot and i was bored after the first day. It takes a long time to level up to supposedly get to the fun part but leveling up was boring and when you level up you dont unlock much and when you get in the game you have all of this stuff that is just thrown ontop of you and it is a little overwhelming. If you have a lot of patience and time (destiny reference) then get it but if you dont then save your money and dont get it. If you must get a pre-owned and try it out so you can get your money back
Rated 8 out of 10 by Johnny1rox This is not a one player Elder Scrolls game.
I don't know if people just don't understand what a MMO game is, or what to expect. This isn't Skyrim 4. Elder Scrolls Online is a whole new concept for the series. You can play alone, but the push is this game is to be played with other people and groups. The beginning is tough to understand if you are new to MMOs, as it holds your hand for a bit to get you into the basics. Don't think it's another first person fighter, and I know how to play. You will miss stuff. There are other players online running around doing the same stuff you are. It takes a bit to get used to. I know there are not many MMOs for the console, so console people are not going to get what's going on immediately. If you played DC Universe, you will understand better, and be thrilled that the graphics are better than that game and the character models are more detailed, and the equipment and abilities are far easier to understand. Don't compare this to Witcher, it's not the same type of game. Imagine a more detailed Dragon Age Inq. with hundreds of other people playing the same time you are, and those people can help you.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Ropadope Very Let Down & Sad about it! : (
I was so pumped for this game.. Told all my friends about it and they even picked up a copy. We all played Slyrim and liked it! It was probably one of my top ten game choices.. Well I very disappointed & embarrassed.. I didn't like the game and neither did my friends... The graphics, armor & weapons were cool! But The Gameplay... Gah I didn't even know what was going on so many people are online running pass you killing others and doing missions gets boring because other players can kill the people first and you get zero credit.... All the missions are easy and repetive... the enemies are way to easy and you can't have your bow equipped on your back when your carrying a sword... And Everytime I even try to log on it takes forever and keeps saying login failed... This is my first review I've done.. Sorry for the complaints but gah what a disappointment!
Rated 6 out of 10 by rayray107 Still getting use to the downgrade.
So, before I get into my review. I just want to state that this is entirely my opinion and I normally do not take the time to write reviews. Let me start with the positives. Its a vast game, bigger than any I have played on console of course. Lots of things to do. I really enjoyed the multiple player aspect because you can join guilds and chat with guild members and you even have a bank for guild members. A lot of thought went into the game. Cons. One thing I do not like is the fact that skyrim had decapitations and blood. Here online none of that. and I feel the combat is a bit weak. Yes many enemies may kill you over and over. But I do not feel the same way I did when I fought dragons and cut off their heads in skyrim. The quest to me seem repetitive.. They all include talk to this guy, go here get this or kill this person. It can get boring fairly easily. Lastly items, I did not like the fact When you start You have no idea what to do. It was not like skyrim that you can easily develop your character and understood where and how to make money. Here online its still kind of a mystery to me. I would suggest playing this game. I do daily and hopefully The game changes for me.