Rated 0 out of 10
by PanZee The Cost of Awesomeness
Price of the game + monthly fee + Xbox Live fee + the loss of sleep, skipped meals, daydreaming about Tamriel at work . . . WORTH IT! I am a console gamer through and through, but also a huge Elder Scrolls fan. So, I bought ESO for the PC because my wife was raving about it. She, too, is a huge Elder Scrolls fan. Skyrim, the best game ever! (Her words). We’ve spent entire weekends playing ESO together. You can play alone or group with other players for almost every objective. Other players can and will help with missions, even if you’re not grouped. When ESO comes out for Xbox One, we’re there. Didn’t even mention the PvP gameplay – AWESOME!
Rated 9 out of 10 by RpgFan28 Fun! Negative Reviews Based on Blind Consumer Buy
If you understand the type of game that this is and what your getting into very enjoyable experience. Endless lasting value, create and level many different types of characters. I just wish there was a third weapon switch if only for more slot ability options, but I have learned to make due and switch some back and forth based on what i'm doing such as weather I'm in a group or not, in player vs player or player vs environment, and so on. Many different crafting options (blacksmithing, woodworking, clothier, alchemy, provisioning [way of buffing without having to slot more abilities], and enchanting.. all important for different reasons). If your taking crafting seriously, which you should, spend money on nothing but inventory increases for good portion of beginning of game (both regular carry around and bank, items in bank such as crafting materials automatically transfer to you when u need them in crafting screen anyway). Lot of end game content (veteran levels 1-14, champion points [almost endless], availability of group instances increases and old instances turn veteran [harder, different mechanics]. Last piece of advice, don't buy if you are an anti-social gamer.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Epheriam What a let down
I loved Skyrim, and have been playing this game series since morrowwind. This is by far the absolute worse out of the genre. I really wanted it to not be that way, I made it as far as level 19 before abandoning it in the hopes that it would improve, but it did not. You develop skills that you can not use due to the fact that you can only have a total number of abilities that you gain access to equivalent to the number of buttons on your controller. After level 15 you get the ability to have two weapons that you can access using the right d pad, but any abilities that you place skill points in that are active and fall outside of the ten slots are pretty much worthless to you. The entire skill trees have been re worked to the point that the only thing that they have in common with the previous versions of the game are their names. Very disappointing Bethesda, to go from the best to the worst in one fell swoop. If you are looking for an RPG and just have to have an online experience this one is not to bad, however if you buy this expecting it to hold a candle to the Elder Scrolls series of the past, prepare to be extremely disappointed.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Superman23 Let's bring justice and clear some things up.
Nearly 80% of these reviews are from those that failed to research the game, and just went and purchased it blindly simply because it said "Elder Scrolls" on the cover. Everyone take a step back and appreciate what was done here. If you go into this with a Skyrim 2.0 attitude, you will be disappointed, and should have known better. All MMO games will take a cut back on the graphical and game play department simply because that is the nature of a MMO game. That's what everyone is misunderstanding. Yes, It is an Elder Scrolls game... but a MMO as well. I personally like the social aspects of a MMO and find ESO to be very enjoyable. It has its flaws, and is far from perfect.... but it does not deserve the bad reputation it is receiving simply because a majority of the consumers can't be reasonable.
If you love Elder Scrolls, but do not like MMO games, maybe stay clear and wait for the next release. If you like Elder Scrolls and MMO games, then perfect!
Everyone, do your research, game companies cannot please every person out there... as we all enjoy different things.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Philip324 Awful
Hey, news flash! Just because a game is an mmorpg, doesn't mean it has to have terrible graphics! The graphics in this game are comparable to early ps3 games and even late ps2 games. The story almost bored me to death, the sound was at least decent. The only thing that I can find enjoyable about this game is the combat system (Which of course is pretty fun this being an Elder Scrolls game). I suppose I was expecting a Next Gen Skyrim game with online. This is anything but that. I guarantee that if you buy this game, you will be more disappointed than you were with Call of Duty Ghosts (If you were unfortunate enough to buy it at full price).
Rated 0 out of 10 by TrueViP Happy , sad, now excited..
when this first came out to be pre-ordered almost a year ago... I went ahead and pre ordered the game, then after finding out that you had to pay $15 a month- I abruptly canceled my payment. now that I have learned they have done away with the subscription cost, I am once again excited and willing to pay for this game... because there's no question that this game will be pretty good considering Skyrim was great, however the online component may not be as wonderful as it sounds.... nevertheless this game company has created the best games money can buy so I can't be just dismiss the potential of the game... as long as I don't have to play with everyone all the time and can go off on my own and do my own things against computer controlled opponents I will be happy because let's face it some people have too much time on their hands and end up making games like this annoying to play by finding every little trick and glitch to make their fighting abilities overly efficient. Or they just ruin whatever you may be doing for the sake of it (GTAonline)
Rated 9 out of 10 by ZIKI Finally!!
First off if you think that this is a skyrim 2.0 then you should not even touch this game! People that are giving this game a bad rating do not understand the point and concept of this game. This is an elder scrolls online not an online skyrim. This is what i have been waiting for an elder scrolls game that i can play online with my friends. Yes, its not the best game or mmo out there but its finally an elder scrolls online which people are seeming to forget. I love mostly everything about this game. The combat is solid, grouping is amazing, you can even play by yourself and it will be fun for a while but i reccommend playing with friends which makes the game a lot more fun! This is a solid mmo for a first elder scrolls online game and hopefully they will make one in the future that puts this one to shame!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Eldersscrollsfanatic1987 Agree with the last review...
I am a big fan of Elder Scrolls series and really wanted to play this game but was never a fan of MMORPG games. I decided to buy it because I wanted to support Bethesda as they have made very entertaining games since their inception. While I am still not a fan of MMORPG I really like this game. I like that if i'm fighting something that is real tough, it's great to have help defeating it. You can still go solo at times but will definitely need assistance with some missions, especially when doing the main quest. I am still playing the game as I like exploring all parts of the world so it might take me a while to get through the main quest. As was already stated the graphics are not superb and there is a wait to get onto the server at time, however that is to be expected because of the popularity of the game. In fact, the wait times are almost zero now as the server has been upgraded. You still get kicked off the server from time to time in the middle of game play but it has been reduced. Overall, a great game. If you're not a MMORPG fan but a fan of Elder Scrolls buy the game, anyway. You won't be disappointed.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Swince It's not Skyrim. It's BETTER.
First of all this game is incredibly impressive. Massive open world, tons of skill lines and customizations, mind boggling amount of quests, crafting, smithing, guilds, PVP, etc... its tough to even know where to start. Being an MMO you have to expect the graphics to be less than stellar, yet these look quite nice. For everyone complaining that this isn't Skyrim, please just stop. I guarantee that every negative review of this game is from people that haven't even passed level 10 as a character. MMOs tend to take a little while to learn how to play (I'm not admitting to being an expert just yet), and when you figure it out it becomes quite rewarding. The first couple hours of this game can be somewhat dull and overwhelming with the amount of stuff going on but once you actually take the time to learn it and begin leveling your character there is nothing not to like. I'm also not really seeing a huge difference between this game and the play style of Skyrim. The quests have a similar feel, the combat is vastly improved, and there is probably 50x more content.TL,DR give this game some time. It's great.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Biosicko No subscriptions, safe to buy used
There is a lot of misinformation about this game. There is no subscription fee and it is safe to buy used. The game is online Skyrim, it's as simple as that. While I think Skyrim one of the most dumbed down RPGs I've ever played, it was immensely fun. ESO has a bit more depth, and a lot of content. The soundtrack is great and the voice acting can be pretty great at times, average at others. It's getting a worse rep than deserved. Is it 10/10 no, 9/10? no. It has flaws like the serious graphics drop and the fact that it is impossible to roleplay when a player runs around the corner named Ted37 or something equally dumb. Not to mention that some of the quests can be down right boring when players have already bben through and killed everything. If you're an elder scrolls fan you should not miss it, It's as simple as that.