A few bugs and balance issues aside, it genuinely feels like its single-player predecessors rather than a cookie cutter MMO, and that in itself is enough to draw back in the weary crowd yearning for something fresh from the genre.
I uninstalled Diablo IV and repurchased ESO on steam. Previously I had it on pc. Immediately I am thrust into a huge open world, with players bustling around me. I was so happy that I could level and gain power, that I just ended up fishing for a few hours to get some perfect roe. Even fishing, I could get a valuable item that helped my character upgrade itself. Perfect Roe is worth a lot of gold at guild traders. What a breath of fresh air! To be able to enter an unexplored area, after previously leaving the game for 3 years, this is the type of fun I wanted. Epic crafting system, really good character customization, and social interaction. Thanks for welcoming me back, ESO.
If you can stick through the starting areas to around Level 10, find several friends to group with, and stomach the litany of technical flaws, The Elder Scrolls Online will more than grow on you. Whether it remains that way will be determined when I review the endgame content more thoroughly several weeks from now.
Something good is being brewed here by Zenimax. The Elder Scrolls Online definitely needs a lot of work just to be able to reach other MMOs, but by playing this game you get a feeling that the online version of this franchise could become a milestone for the genre.
Apparently existing only to serve as a strawman for future arguments against the whole genre, Elder Scrolls Online is a game of exposed weaknesses and failed potential. If you’re hankering for Scrolls, I recommend modded Skyrim. If you’re after an MMO, I recommend any other.
A lot of content definitely improved since release , crown store crates and that with rng can be annoying and basically having to purchase eso plus to experience things better isn’t great but I still enjoy the dungeons etc can be challenging and fun
Mediocre MMORPG not because of graphics ( that are bad and boring style by the way) but because of so POOR and boring gameplay mechanics.
Not even worth it as a free game. An example of how to ruin a great game ( Skyrim , Oblivion, ..) because of not following their main mechanics.
Also the people everywhere doing the same "unic" quests ruins the atmosphere of "you are the chosen one"..
SummaryExperience this epic adventure on your own or together with your friends, guild mates, and thousands of alliance members. Explore dangerous caves and dungeons, embark upon adventurous quests across Tamriel, and engage in massive player versus player battles, where the victors reap the spoils of war.