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Review by AuldWolf [user]
January 7, 2017

A bad time for casuals.This game started off as having more of a casual focus, sure. Since One Tamriel, though, it's been supremelyA bad time for casuals.This game started off as having more of a casual focus, sure. Since One Tamriel, though, it's been supremely exclusionary of casuals. Dungeons scale to appeal to end-game PvE players, balance changes that regularly wreck concept builds to appeal to PvP players, and world bosses that used to be soloable that now require a large group. If you're a very competitive sort, you'll love it. It's just too toxic of an environment for casuals. It's moving ever more and more toward appealing to the people who play WoW and League of Legends.Crafting used to be a level above all drops, so it was easy to craft great armour. Crafting stats have been nerfed, and crafted gear is the same level as what drops now (and inferior in every way). This is something they promised they wouldn't do, but hey, it's just too easy to get good gear and the high-end PvE players don't like that. They added duelling, which meant that roleplayers are now getting trolled all the time by people checking roleplaying site schedules and having duels there. Unlike Champions Online, it doesn't even have no-duel zones. You can duel anywhere.The only thing that ESO still has going for it is slightly above sub par writing.ESO has gone in a Bold New Direction, the management at Zenimax Online Studios now wants that sweet, sweet WoW money. And we all know how well that worked out for Champions Online, Wildstar, Warhammer Online, et al, right?So don't bother with ESO and ignore the promises made about it. It used to be a casual game, not any more.

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Review by theShockdaddy [user]
June 15, 2015

First of all my background with MMO's is extensive. From Vanilla WOW, Conan, Guild Wars, Warhammer, Wildstar and the list goes on. Most ofFirst of all my background with MMO's is extensive. From Vanilla WOW, Conan, Guild Wars, Warhammer, Wildstar and the list goes on. Most of come and gone. WOW was the staple that changed MMO's forever and unfortunately for other games is the scale they were judged on. ESO is the first MMO since WOW to give me that feeling of emergence. Like WOW before flying mounts this game seems so vast and huge. The professions and skill upgrades seem so detailed and takes patience. All the things that made you go oh WOW when you played WOW for the first time. I haven't hit end game yet so I can't compare it but I can say that if you want a very solid story, great mechanics, and the feeling of an infinite World to explore this is the game for you. Oh did I mention they somehow put it all on console? Kudos to Bethesda. You definitely have gotten me hooked.

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Review by maxiii [user]
June 25, 2015

I am thoroughly enjoying ESO. I can jump in and play for an hour or so, or I can play for 6, it's all easy and fun. I never feel the grind,I am thoroughly enjoying ESO. I can jump in and play for an hour or so, or I can play for 6, it's all easy and fun. I never feel the grind, and the world is stunning. Overall, it's just a really good game.

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Review by SteinOnkel [user]
April 4, 2014

Did you ever play WoW and wished it wouldn't be so boring levelling up? Welcome to the Elder Scrolls Online. It plays very differently fromDid you ever play WoW and wished it wouldn't be so boring levelling up? Welcome to the Elder Scrolls Online. It plays very differently from traditional MMOs in the sense that there are not quest hubs. This means that it is up to you to find and explore and by doing so level up. The combat is fantastic, there are no cool down timers. It is up to you to dodge, block, interrupt, cast, heal. It's very hectic and very fun, but also true to the Elder Scrolls Combat formula. Being able to play in first person adds immersion. The graphics are fantastic. All quest texts are voiced. The list goes on and on, in short I couldn't be happier with this game.

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Review by Wyrmdale [user]
April 11, 2014

This game provides what true MMO-players were waiting for years. Where Age of Conan or Star Wars the Old Republic came close - Zenimax learnedThis game provides what true MMO-players were waiting for years. Where Age of Conan or Star Wars the Old Republic came close - Zenimax learned the lesson of their failures. Playing since headstart this is the best experience I've had in any MMO for years. Well done, Zenimax - keep rollin'.

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Game Information

Release Date April 4, 2014
Publisher ZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda Softworks
Content Rated M (Mature)
Game Modes Multiplayer, Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO)
Player Perspectives First person, Third person
Genres Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Themes Action, Fantasy, Open world
Platforms PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia