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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a bit MMO-lite

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    ozzie
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    People expecting Skyrim 2.0 might be decidedly upset with ESO due to the shared world, yapping idiots (that you have to turn off every time you log in), and bad graphics (good for an MMO, mediocre at best for a modern single player RPG). People expecting the next big MMO might be decidedly upset with ESO due to lack of text chat, awful grouping function, lack of damage/buffs shown on screen, etc. People with an open mind, and no Skyrim OR MMO expectations, are likely to walk in and discover a great game. Whether its standing outside a group dungeon for a few minutes until you get an invite to team up, or randomly coming across a world boss or dolmen and teaming up with random strangers to defeat it, ESO just clicks when you experience these events with complete strangers. Or if you are feeling single player content, you can turn off voice chat, and stroll around doing nothing but quests and crafting for days. But, neither of those things are what gets me the most, that is reserved for the rewarded exploration of ESO. Just walk around and get lost in the world and you will discover dungeons, world bosses, find skyshards, random treasure chest, etc. Summary: If you expect Skyrim 2.0 or the next big MMO you may well be disappointed with ESO. If you expect a game that has decent shared content, decent single player content, and rewarded exploration, ESO is likely for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    skatardrummer
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    There have been a lot of complaints surrounding ESO, but I am convinced that those complaining have not had the experience of the full game. The game is rich in landscape detail as is expected of the Elder Scrolls franchize. It offers a complex and fully customizable crafting system, quests for crafting, leveling, dnugeons, public dungeons, rifts, and in PVP for those who like PVP and PVE. What other game offers PVE in a PVP arena? Players can get all the benefits of the experience boosts and buffs and try to avoid other players if they want to, or head on in to the thick of PVP. All the same type of quests available outside of Cyrodil are available in Cyrodil, along with PK bounties and quests. As with all games, there are some server issues from time to time and they are still having issues with the player mail system. However, all in all I think that this is a particularly massive MMO with a lot to offer. Most MMOs do not offer so much content at the initial launch and players are sepnt loitering waiting for the next expansion. With the exeption of those who never sleep, this game and the planned expansion adequately keeps pace with most players. I play daily and am only VR5. I will probably be nearing VR14 which is the cap by the next expansion, and they will be raising the cap. The best part of this game is that there are very few items that exist that can overinflate the market. There are some things that are rare drops, but most adequate gear can be obtained through learning to craft. Those who dont want to craft meet nice crafters or learn to trade with those that do. Works out pretty well. I am excited to see what this game has to bring in the future and I definately recommend it for all different styles of players: Casual, PK, crafters, and lore seekers. Great Job at maintaining a good balance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Undecided

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    Dindon
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    Having played boucoup hrs on all previous Elder scrollish games like most who buy this one, Im split as to how much I really like it. On the "pro" side of things, theres plenty to do, even for a low level character. Lots of set-up choices to customize your character. Cons: Im not drawn into the game like I was Skyrim. Im hoping that will pick up steam as I get deeper into it, Graphics. I know useing cut scenes are popular right now, but they dont replace the looks of the actual game. Maybe numbers tell a different stiry, but I dont see it. I felt I could see further and detect more detail in Skyrim. Im not a fan of the industry pushing people in a certain direction such as multi player/online. I guess enough people feel the need to inter-act with others online vs. going solo. To each his own, but Im also guessing its the industry itself thats forcing this change, ala facebook, twitter, etc... If Im going to inter-act with other humans, itll be in person. Having to pay more and more cash for upgrades. This isnt new, but it still is irritating. And holding back on developed content only to come out with an add-on pack 3 months later to milk more cash from the game p*sses me off. Want to have the really good looking skins and options? Itll cost you... Some of the cool items "may" be earned if you play for months/years straight, This is nothing new, just not gonna pay real cash for game content after Ive already paid real cash for the game. Again, teho. Gonna select "yes" from the "would you recommend" below only because theres no "maybe/undecided" option. Just too early to tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good, expansive journey into The Elder Scrolls

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    TrophyJunkie
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    My friend and I were looking for a game to start playing that would give us enough content that we could keep coming back to it over and over again down the road. Since we both enjoyed Skyrim and other Elder Scrolls games, we decided to give this a try. What you get is an expansive MMORPG that takes place in the world of The Elder Scrolls. It pretty much gives you the opportunity to do even more than other games. The gameplay, visuals, and so on are pretty much identical to Skyrim, which isn't a bad thing. Now everyone starts out the same: you wake up in a dungeon, kill some enemies, save, if I recall his name correctly, the oracle, and end up in the world. From there it really comes down to what you want to do. You can take on quests in pretty much an order and since it is an MMORPG you are usually alongside other players. I will say that in order to play with friends, you all must be with the same faction of which there are three total; you select your faction in the beginning where the character customization takes place. Besides that it really is an Elder Scrolls game on a very large scale. The reason I don't give this game a five is because the game feels very slow to me. Now I played a lot of Skyrim but I feel like the action and gameplay was much faster in comparison. However, the expansiveness and the practically endless opportunities for Elder Scrolls fans to keep playing in a universe they have come to love is why I still give this game a four.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's bring justice and clear some things up.

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    TarunG
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For any MMO but not necessarily Elder Scrolls fan

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    L1quid3
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    Really I'd give this 3.5 stars. It's slightly better than I had hoped for. A lot of races, but only 4 classes is a bit lame. Only one class for each role (tank, healer, melee DPS, Ranged DPS). Still too many issues that shouldn't exist after two years. Questing is good, HUD is clean, combat is going to be personal preference. Here is my biggest issue - I am a veteran of WoW for ~10 years, so I have a pretty good idea on how an MMO works, but this game doesn't give instructions how to do simple things. I don't need a tutorial how to move and do combat, but it would be nice to know how to replace a group member who has quit, or how to leave PvP zone. Dungeons are alright, but feel too much like whack away for 5 minutes until boss dies. Also, good luck actually completing one, a lot of quitters and people who don't really know what they are doing. I wasn't a huge Oblivion or Skyrim player, so can't comment much on the lore/Elder Scrolls tie in. I don't mean to sound like an Elitist because I truly am not one. I really just want to find the next great MMO, and while this is a good time-filler, it's not great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great console MMO

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    DarkXerros
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    I have been a fan of the MMO genre since I played a version of Everquest on PS2 in the early 2000s, and have played many hit and miss titles. To be honest I tried this and shrugged it off when it initially released for PC - but I was perhaps overly skeptical and had no friends playing with me. Now a couple years later my buddies wanted to give it a go on Xbox so I came along, and it was a great decision. I don't remember the problems I had originally had with the game, but I was drawn in immediately in this session. The controls are perfect for a controller and the combat system doesn't restrict you for not having a mouse/keyboard like many games do. I already have many hours in and many more will come. The only problem I have is that there is no text chatting in the game outside of macro'd expressions, the voice chat can be obnoxious with lots of people around and text just makes filtering content for topics of interest easier...but since I mostly play with friends anyway it's not a huge deal for me. Overall I'd say if you are looking for a good MMO on Xbone this is your ticket, and even as a single player RPG it's not terrible either, very few things outside of dungeons require a group.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Map, storyline good, MMO combat

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    Gamer35
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    This is a game that has a lot to offer whether you are an individual quest seeker trying to follow an individual story line or an MMO combat fanatic trying to fight tons of PVP/PVE. Its not often that you have a game that can do both. This is a game has some elements of grinding to get to the top levels but they seem to balance the challenge with getting high end player gear. My one real criticism of this game and it applies to so many others is largely corporate; there ought to be a bridging opportunity to play XBOX/PC/PS4 players on a single server even if there was an additional optional fee schedule to do it. This is same for multiple other games like HALO Call of Duty etc. Back to this game, one of its strengths is there's multiple levels of interaction with Guilds, 4 person groups, pacts and quests. If you have the means, I'd get the ESO membership which is the right balance of pay-to-play versus grinding to get the same gear and leveling opportunities. There's always a boss yet to take down which is a great part of this games' appeal. I think the ability to continually update factions and quests will keep it relevant for quite some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible customer service (Zenimax)

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    Nickname003
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    One would assume that when you pay for a game, you actually get what you paid for. Not true with Zenimax. The imperial edition and explorer packs were not showing up, even though I bought them. They were aware of this (and it happened on PC launch too) but they don't care about their customers and instructed customer service to tell customers "just make a character and play. when we fix it you can remake your character and transfer the gear." Not only that, but the two weeks the game was literally unplayable. Invisible NPCs required for quests would not allow me to leave the tutorial area. The game is also laggy and graphically choppy. There has since been an update, but you still can't play with friends unless you go through a crazy work around. This is really a terrible port, and unless they get their act together people won't play. I also think it's BS that Zenimax continues to tell us that we aren't paying a subscription fee and how amazing that is so we shouldn't complain. Because I totally didn't PAY for the game, right?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alot better then I expected.

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    Stag
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    Kind of got roped into playing this because I recommended a possible free to play fun MMO to my friend so he bought it on impulse. He could not stop playing Elder scrolls online and explained how fun it was. I followed and I bought it while it was on sale + have my gamers club and got a killer deal on the game so I don't feel so bad about it if I don't like it. Well I ended up liking it, a lot! It's very fun and I can see myself getting lost in many hours of adventuring like my days in Oblivion and Skyrim. Downfalls I have with this game is, It's Online only. Getting kicked for random reasons does get old. One day, this game's servers will shutdown and render it dead. I hate games like that so replay value = dead. It's a live in the moment kind of game. Play it now while it's big and it'll die for another MMO to be born type game. So personal recommendation. Buy this game on Sale and make sure you have Xbox Live. It's a lot of fun but don't pay full price for it. I've seen it hit sales twice. I snagged it for around $32 range after a sale + Gamers club. I feel it's worth that much thanks to it's online only nature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best MMO for Console

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    Ddraig
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    If you loved Skyrim or Oblivion and wished to have them in an MMO type format, this is it. I heard about many issues at launch for PC, but the Xbox version works very well and has no subscription fees. There were a few bugs here and there, but patches have worked most of it out. This is the most lag-free online game I've ever seen. The character creation is deep. The skill trees allow you to keep customizing your character to fit your play style. Crafting is a little too deep in my opinion. It requires way too many components, but hey, maybe others like that. The nice thing is you only do it if you want. There is a crown store where you can use real world cash to buy in-game mounts and followers, but none of it is necessary to enjoy the game. There isn't a lot of teamwork within the game from other players, but there are many shared dungeons where you will find fellow adventurers to momentarily lend a hand. There are a few solo missions, but overall it is very multiplayer oriented. I really enjoy this game and highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good play..

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    BogWalker
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    To make things clear, it is a MMO and its still the elder scrolls, but it isn't Skyrim. For those of you coming to play this game with a Skyrim feel, you will be greatly disappointed. MMO's usually tend to cut back on graphics and gameplay simply because they require a lot more since its massive multiplayer. So they try and focus on just that, multiplayer. There are no shouts, your exploration is limited based on your alliance choice, and the mechanics are a different compared to Skyrim. If you aren't so sure about buying an MMO because you never played one try Warframe or Neverwinter (MMO). Those are good games that can give you a feel of what ESOTU is about. Besides all that, ESO doesn't require a game subscription so thats always good, and all in all its just a very fun game. Its set in Tamriel, before oblivion and Skyrim but you still have all the familiar faces, races and functionality from the other elder scroll games. Being able to play with other people also increases the appeal for this game in my opinion. This game is A-OK.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Console Version is Outstanding

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    MRAnderson
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    Played the computer beta version of ESO and came away with mixed feelings about the game. However, the console (Xbox One) version of the game is outstanding. Read reviews prior to purchasing the game about server problems. Happy to say that I've only encountered login problems once or twice. The game is very stable. I haven't encountered any major glitches or bugs. I wasn't going to buy the game because of the monthly fee they were originally going to charge. However, since they dropped that fee you now have a game similar to most of the other console games where you pay as you go for DLCs. I would recommend getting the Imperial Edition. If for no other reason then to get an Imperial mount. Having a mount in PVP comes in handy to get back to the fight. If you have played Morrowind, etc. in the past then you'll really enjoy this game. The game is similar in some aspects to Dark Ages of Camelot. So good gameplay for those that want to do PVE and likewise for PVP. I highly recommend this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game -- Wait for Servers to Get Fixed

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    Rideparkcity
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    I absolutely love this game. It is wonderful to get a full MMORPG experience from the comfort of your couch. The graphics are phenomenal and the control are easy to pick up. The benefit of playing online is the abundance of voice communication. Grouping up to defeat bosses, finish quests, and make friends is an absolute breeze. With no monthly fee, its a no brainer if you are a parent looking to get your kid a game they can get lost in for hours. If this is your first time with an MMORPG, I highly advise picking up a strategy guide if you are not comfortable using Google to find the information you need. As an experienced gamer, nothing seemed overly complicated; however, my girlfriend experienced difficulties with the learning curve. Overall, I highly advise buying this. The only downfall is that the servers have some issues at times. I think this won't be a problem for long though, as it is customary for new games of this massive scale to experience problems initially.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wait...ok...Go!

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    Undrpsi
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    Compared to my favorite, Dragon Age : Inquisition, this is just OK but I really wanted to play the next Elder Scrolls online. So...I downloaded this on release day. Which took forever. I have since played almost 10 hours. I've had no problems signing on..but it locked up twice and I had to quit / restore the game. Having said that..I think the game is great. It's the first console MMO that actually plays well. It plays with console controls which is a huge bonus to me. It captures the flavor of Neverwinter or WOW but has the safety and simplicity of a console. Graphics are 'good' but not knock your socks off. I had occasional lag (but nothing like I get in AW on a busy night). Is there room for improvement ? Oh yeah....but Zenimax has been doing a sterling job on the PC for updates and fixes. This is the initial release and console users are spoiled compared to PC users for the sheer number of fixes that they receive. I look forward to exploring the huge world

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Skyrim

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    SANDMANhurtbox
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    Okay most people know by now that Bethesda outsourced the Elderscrolls online to someone else to develop for online play. Bieng a huge fan of Skyrim I had to get ESO what I wasn't prepared for was the tediousness of the gameplay. Virtually none of the controls except maybe attack and jump mimic Skyrim and your interactive menus are laborious to say the least. While I still play this hoping to retrain my brain to the point of the controls becoming second nature I yearn to fire up the 360 and visit my good friend the Yarl of Dragonreach. I wonder if this game would be more enjoyable if the player has never played Skyrim, and while I ponder that i'll try to Remember which button calls my mount!.....I should mention that you have to use "Crowns" to purchase anything in the online store, and you will need to.Crowns are like credits and they cost real money kinda like shark cards in GTA online but it seems that the value isn't that great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great mmorpg

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    APZeez
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    Great game, loads of content. many quests have moral dilemmas with real consequences. Most consequences are short term but a few are really impactful. this game not only has 3 different main story plots but after beating it you can then go thru and experience the other 2. If you did every quest in the game it will definitely take 1-6 months depending on your play time. It has true character customization want to wear heavy armor as a sorcerer and heal? You can do it. Want to be a rogue healer? Yup it's possible. Templar tank or healer or dps? Yes,yes,yes. some work better than others but with the variety of skills it has flexibility that most others don't. Also stealing in game is very rewarding and challenging, steal often. It has some drawbacks and sometimes you get dropped to home screen but this game is amazing. If your looking for an RPGs with guilds, a wide variety of skill customizations and a huge pvp world pick this game up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than it used to be

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    sparkypi
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    I only bought this recently, but after all of the horror stories I've heard from the first players, it's actually not bad. It's great, in fact. The style seems to be a 1st/3rd person version of Runescape(tm), which is another game I love. It is a really fun game, especially if you find a nice guild, which shouldn't be too hard if you just stick around Vulkhel Guard's blacksmithing area long enough. Not as good as Skyrim, but then again, how many games are? I can only think of one, but since it's not Bethesda's, I won't mention it. Words of advice, when you find guild stores, do comparison shopping. Some people will sell level one food at a level 20 price, so don't fall for it. Also, if you don't have one, please buy a headset. Don't be that guy that jumps around people to communicate. If you can't afford a headset, then communicate with the emotes found in pause menu => (x button).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good time for casual gaming

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    DRock
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    This game offers a ton of content with various land areas, side missions, and character development. The graphics and music are top notch, much like previous Elder Scroll games. Like other MMOs, you can put in as little or as much effort into the side tasks as you want, which helps avoid a sense of grinding. Despite having so much content, you will eventually feel a sense of repetiveness with the missions. The only drawback I've encountered so far is that as an MMO, there's the expectation that you'll be playing with other people, so some dungeons are only accessible if you're playing in a group. And naturally, this is where the best loot is found. If you don't have friends playing this game, there is the option of a "group finder" tool, but if you're looking to play solo this aspect might be disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is fun and looks great.

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    Scruffy
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    This game looks good and is a lot of fun to play. If you enjoyed other Elder Scroll games definitely pick this up and even if you are new to the series this is still for you. Graphics look amazing and gameplay is very smooth. I was a little worried as I am used to these type of games on pc but it does work well with a controller. The only downside about this game is if you are trying to play with a friend. It is a little buggy to get teleported to friends and if you are not on the same exact quest and the same exact part of this quest it is pointless doing together. So as far as an MMORPG experience I don't really get the feeling of it. It is a great solo game and it does have a dungeon finder feature but I cannot comment on that as I have no used it yet. All and all a great game still some kinks to work out but I would imagine they will be fixed in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend