So first off I wanna say that I had my apprehensions coming into this game. It's an MMO and an Elder Scrolls game, something that doesn't really work in my mind. From Morrowind to Skyrim It's always been a exploration based solo RPG experience for the most part. MY MIND HAS CHANGED. I put thousands of hours into Morrowind, half that into Oblivion, and even less into Skyrim. Sounds strange putting it like that but this is my point.
Edited by AruseneLupin on November 2, 2016 5:22PM
I've been losing my interest in this series. It seems like the graphics get better but the game play becomes more simplified. Yeah sure combat has come along way from that horrible hit detection in Morriwind. Cliff Racers...I hate Cliff Racers. I know hardcore Skyrim fans will disagree with me but that game felt completely barren in comparison to Morrowind, it was dull and uninspiring. Sorry Bethesda! One color Pallet to rule them all. Mods really were the entire reason I even played it. But with ESO it seems we've gone back to what made this series great. Pure exploration: a huge variety of areas to explore each unique and dripping in atmosphere. Heavy emphasis on RPG elements that aren't as "mainstreamed" as your typical new age action RPG. A fantastic story with characters that I actually care about. RAZUM-DAR FTW!
The strangest thing about it? The MMO parts, for me at least, enhance this experience, especially with One Tamriel. Literally after that opening, which was incredible, you're given free reign. Which is kind of what the other games did, but with this it just feels more open, it's almost overwhelming. Watching other players run around in the cities and all over the map, it makes this world feel more alive. Maybe more so than the series has ever felt.
I'm excited to be playing this game, I'm subscribed, and plan to put in the time. I finally for the first time since Morriwind, feel like I'm home again. Thank you Zenimax, thank you Bethesda for letting them make this game. Honestly, you don't need to make Elders Scrolls 6, get into this with Zenimax because this is the future of the series. What do you guys think? I'm interested on how veteran players and newbies like me think of this game! Good or bad, lets discuss!