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  • Summary: Once thought lost to the mists of time, fearsome Dragons now soar the skies of Elsweyr, leaving scorched ruin in their wake. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you must discover the dark purpose behind their rampage in a new epic story and prevent the destruction of the Khajiiti homeland.Once thought lost to the mists of time, fearsome Dragons now soar the skies of Elsweyr, leaving scorched ruin in their wake. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you must discover the dark purpose behind their rampage in a new epic story and prevent the destruction of the Khajiiti homeland. Take heart, for these scaled monstrosities are not invincible, and with the right planning, tactics, and tools they can be brought to the ground and even killed. Coordination and skill are key to overcoming the Dragons, but if you succeed, you'll reap rewards not found anywhere else in Nirn. Beware the skies, walker. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 12, 2019
    97
    The developers have outdone themselves once more and somehow managed to make an already fantastic MMO all the more awesome. The expansion whisks players away to the homeland of the Khajiit. Players must face the dragon threat looming over Elsweyr, though you do not possess the power some players may be used to if they played Skyrim. You are not the Dragonborn, and these dragons are no laughing matter.
  2. Jun 14, 2019
    89
    Then of course there are the dragons: Every fight against the monstrous Flutterviecher feels really epic to me.
  3. Jun 6, 2019
    85
    If you ever wished you could play a necromancer, battle dragons and date a Khajiit, or, why not, all three, Elsweyr delivers on that and then some. Just don't give up because of the flavorless storyline.
  4. Jun 3, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jun 5, 2019
    80
    Elsweyr isn’t going to shatter your perception of Elder Scrolls Online. If you like the game already, you’ll love this expansion.
  6. Jun 4, 2019
    80
    Elsweyr is full of all kinds of wonderful things from the Elder Scrolls series—ranging from dragons and necromancers to Khajiit and assassins—but the main story doesn't pack as much of a punch as what we saw in ESO's previous two expansions. Fortunately, there's still plenty to love about the memorable side quests and the fantastic new Necromancer class.
  7. Jun 9, 2019
    65
    Its most obvious faults, in addition to a limp writing and quests that are not always interesting, are all found in the problems that have also characterized Summerset: that is, a structured "campaign" to be enjoyed alone, as well as badly integrated with a game world populated by hundreds of people.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jul 14, 2019
    4
    5 Years later and the game didn't fixed all the performance related issues (fps drops in trials and in cyrodiil) lags in battleground and in5 Years later and the game didn't fixed all the performance related issues (fps drops in trials and in cyrodiil) lags in battleground and in Cyrodiil (big pvp area). I have a 1080 ti and a 8700k and the game runs at 20 fps in trials and in group in cyrodiil.

    Balancing issues, where Sorcerer and Nightblade are the best overall dps and the best classes for pvp. Zenimax devs have no idea how to properly fix skill as they share both pvp and pve.

    Cheaters running in Cyrodiil, using cheat engine. you can find many cheating video on video just type ESO + Cheat.

    Graphic glitches, Issues that had been fixed in previous patchs became bugged again as if there is no QA team under Zenimax.

    Pay to win mechanics where you can buy cash shop item to:
    speed up you horse speed, stamina and carry
    get all skill points (long farm journey through skyshards)
    level up entire skill trees (to level up mage guild tree for example which is super long)

    Loot boxes with the best item drop have like 0.001% chance.

    The expansion is getting smaller and smaller. Elsweyr expansion map is smaller than the Orsinum DLC map, it has also less quests and feel much more empty.

    The game is made by the same ones how made Fallout 76 as Todd Howard said that Zenimax Studio helped them build Fallout 76.

    I've been playing ESO for 4 years now with ESO+ and trying to convince myself that this game will improve with years. That didn't happen.

    One issue that had been since the start of the game is animation cancelling where you hit a light attack and before the animation finish follow up with a skill. Zenimax said they were going to fix it. They cannot and thus this bug turned into a feature.

    I've cancelled my ESO+ subscription long ago and moved to a better mmo with monthly sub. At least i got for my money.

    Unlike ESO where your subscription serves cheaters to play to game for free. So you're paying for them to ruine your game experience.

    Never again, I should have know that the game is bad since it went buy to play model from a monthly subscription model.

    My advice : don't play the game.
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  2. Jun 8, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Here is some very real critical feedback that I think Bethesda needs to take into consideration. This expansion is GREAT, the content is awesome! This is the game ESO should have been and fans were expecting, an online version of Skyrim and the Necromancer class is pretty damn cool. However, Bethesda didn't think through the mechanics of some of the fights and you really messed up especially with the Bahklodaan fight in the main scenario. After you ground him, he goes back to full health, and does 4k damage attacks, has a massive DOT fire shield, 2k damage tail swipes, Massive Health, Summons you back if you try to run away and the NPCs don't do any noticable damage, bother to heal you or really help in any way. A rank 20 champion / veteran character should NOT have to burn through 5 crown restoration potions with appropriate gear and use several different crown meals just to finish this fight. I almost outright quit after this fight, and i'm 100% positive Bethesda has lost numerous people who came back to this game or were still playing due to this gamebreaking glitch or just plain stupidly designed fight. I mean It really is absolutely stupid and thoughtless. I hope its an oversight, because otherwise it seems to me like maybe Bethesda is trying to milk the whales in order to get people to pick up extra helpful items maybe with crown store purcahses to finish it (???). You can say "Get Gud N00b" or whatever, but you're wrong. It's literally one of the hardest fights in any game i've played in 30 years (and yes, i've been gaming that long.) Please, Bethesda, if you read this fix the damn Bakhlodaan fight before everyone quits ESO because of it. Expand