The Elder Scrolls Online review

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  • falboe - May 9, 2014 5:05 a.m.

    I remember how I wanted to buy The Elder Scrolls Online Prepaid. At the beginning I wanted to buy on Gamestop but the price was too high. I was looking elsewhere and I found here . I saved about 10$. This game is very fun and I encourage all to buy.
  • Pharstar - May 6, 2014 3:05 p.m.

    Just plain boring even only after 30 levels just plain ran out of things to do. The game is over run by bots. Which begs the question are they working with or against goldfarmers. The coding was good but after a while there were so many bugs I just quit playing. The game was advertised as being an intuitive "reactionary" game but even I with 120m p's download and 20mbps upload ISP and a brand new $2800 gaming pc over clocked at 4.2 ghtz my abilities only went off when I commanded them literally 20% of the time. Literally. Do not get this game. It is trash.
  • pamela-bailey-rhodes - May 6, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    I really could care less about the game. I just know we were charged $59.99 for this game and we didn't purchase it and our bank and ourselves have been unsuccessful in getting in touch with them. I reached them once and was told they would take care of it, then they said they coudln't find any info on us or our bank but they sure had the info to deduct funds from our bank. They won't answer phones from us or our bank so we are now filing disputes and fraud charges because they won't even TRY to fix it. Were told by our bank other gaming companies will quickly refund money if this type of thing happens because it is so common but no this company, they're trying to keep our money that doesn't belong to them. BEWARE because this company has our money and won't let go of it and we have no game , never did, never wanted it. Don't do business with them.
  • Brett35 - April 28, 2014 11:31 a.m.

    Will there be a separate review for the console version?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - April 28, 2014 12:57 p.m.

    There won't be a separate review, but we will update this with console impressions :D
  • homestar99 - April 29, 2014 7:34 a.m.

    Impressions that are guaranteed to make the game look even more like shit then it already does. The Elder Scrolls is NOT a MMO!
  • Shigeruken - April 19, 2014 11:13 p.m.

    I watched a few pvp streams when the game released. A lot of people were saying it was a lot like Guild Wars 2, and I didn't believe them. All mmos are fairly similar in a lot of ways. Then I started playing Guild Wars 2. It seems identical to me. The keeps look the same, the siege engines look the same, people play the same way, even the level scaling works the same way. The only major difference seems to be that GW2 is server vs server vs server instead of faction vs faction vs faction. I've heard that Dark Age of Camelot was one of the first games to have pvp in this style. I sincerely hope more games adopt this approach to pvp going foward.
  • shawksta - April 4, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    Who knows how it'll end up. If its as immersive as the series is known for, it'll probably be great long term game as the past games were.
  • sinkheadhxc - April 4, 2014 5:19 a.m.

    pretty sure every. single. reviewer is starting in the region of Morrowind, and there's hardly enough time to have thorough reviews produced by the time of release. therefore, there will probably be a ton of bugs we're completely unaware of in places none of the reviewers reached because, for some reason, they all started in the same territory.
  • Bluewraith - March 19, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    I won't buy it and I will stop the beta... for me it is not what I was waiting for... The game bored me quickly, not because of the maps and artworks, there are ok but because the dungeons are so badly design I don't want to go in there.. no traps, 50 player waiting to kill one boss, 20 warriors killing everything on sight... 10 thief trying to be discrete in the same shadow... pathetic.. Everywhere the same crude lighting, no ambiance, no thrilling darkness, no intimacy with the action, I had more sensation and fulfillment in one cave in Oblivion or even the good all Morrowind than the 3 week-end I grind level in ESO... and for an MMO.. I'm sorry the quest are simply not... fun If you like Morrowind, oblivion, daggerfall, ultra realistic HD mode in Skyrim don't touch this game... it's toxic
  • ragnar-thered - April 18, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    OK so you played 3 weekends during beta? I will say its no Skyrim, but man it is a great mmo. Graphics 9.5/10 Story 9/10 awesome main story can be very hard and make you die lots :) + in my book Quests 8.5/10 some are sticky relog ok now they work, some are still broken (remember wow didnt even get the servers working for the first 8 days heh. my props: Bosmer 32 nightblade (aldmeri dominion) Tanglewood Breton Restoration staff (heal centered) Sorceress 19 Daggerfall covenant Morgyn Nord dragon knight 18 Ebonheart Pact Gefn I started elder scrolls on a pc-133 pentium 90 with Elder Scrolls:Arena :) I love this game, and more, I love the effort that Zen/Beth are making to make it fun, challenging and playable.
  • xMajestic - March 16, 2014 11:26 p.m.

    Wow you guys need to stop being babies. The game looks amazing and all your excuses are really ridiculousm ive played it and its a great game. If u dont like it then simply dont play it, stop complaining.
  • Maineiac - February 18, 2014 8:32 p.m.

    You can't sneak while wearing a disguise, but you can just go into your inventory and remove it.
  • jivecom - February 16, 2014 4:36 p.m.

    :( I want this world in a single player scrolls game. I wanna go to all these places in Tamriel in one game, rather than seeing one region every five years. I want to see Hammerfell and Elseweyr! I want to see the migratory trees the Bosmer live on! It looks like THIS game will have a lot of those things, but I want to have my own experience in this place, not have an experience that is not only mostly the same as everyone else's but also necessitates that i'm working with other people constantly. I like to role play in these games and I don't think I can do that with loads of strangers who won't play along
  • xMajestic - March 16, 2014 11:33 p.m.

    The game is great and rp friendly. Im not saying everyone will rp with u but the people on there are really nice so im sure u will find a huge group of people u could do it with. Id rather make it an online game because theres countless times I wanted to play skyrim witb my friends and if this was 1player would role playing be boring? Because u dont have anyone to do it with lol.
  • CinnamonToastAntista - February 15, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    In Oblivion you steal an Elder scroll during the Thieves Guild quest finale, that is the first in game use of an Elder scroll.
  • GOD - February 15, 2014 12:10 a.m.

    So now it sounds like a less good version of a regular Elder Scrolls.... Sure you can find stuff, but anything you can find, everyone else can find, so that river tunnel you described is a good example of the problem. In a single player Scrolls game, that's a hidden cave with some cool stuff inside. In an online game, that's a river tunnel that constantly has people going in and out of it and it's very clearly a place to get something because of all the traffic it will get. Overpopulation can ruin the experience, and under population can make you wonder why you're paying for an mmo in the first place. This is why I feel that the regular Elder scrolls but with online co-op would have been better. Maybe even a GTA styled online could have worked.
  • usmovers_02 - April 4, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    I can totally understand co-op in an Elder Scrolls game but an MMO? They were blinded by the money when they came up with this idea. Really hoping ES6 doesn't suffer.
  • Divine Paladin - April 12, 2014 6:06 p.m.

    Bethsoft is working on Fallout 4, and this was made by ZeniMax Online. You need not worry about ES6. From what I read though, it sounds much better than I'd previously expected it to be.

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Release date: Apr 04 2014 - PC, Mac (US)
Available Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac
Genre: MMO RPG
Published by: Bethesda
Developed by: ZeniMax Online Studios
Franchise: The Elder Scrolls
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