Hardenberg wrote:I had the dubious joy of playing it during the last two stress tests. Let me put it that way: If they believe they can get away with a 60€ suggested retail price, a monthly subscription and a cash shop on top of that for what they offer, then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell that they might be interested in.
It might work as a F2P title, and doubtlessly it's bound to end up there sooner or later - depends on how long Zenimax wants to drag out the inevitable. Too much "same old, same old", the fixed racial constellations are bound to create a lot of whining about population imbalance in PVP, the megaserver solution will probably snuff any kind of emerging local community on the spot, and honestly, it plain looks bad. The animations went from awful to barely passable, the visuals still lack charm (though I hear that the starting areas were not created equally as far as the design quality goes). The combat didn't blow me away, either (to be honest, the only MMO combat system that I found amusing recently was the one in DragonNest...and that's a cheap-ass F2P game).
Also: Theme Park MMO, subscription based. Anybody trying to fish these murky waters has to put up with the local 800-pound-panda, and experience shows that this is a fight you're bound to lose after 4 weeks. That's when the free month runs out, and the kids run back to their old guild to tell them how awful the MMO de jour was.
What a waste of a great license. As a sandbox based MMO, this could have given Everquest Next a run for the money. As a theme park MMO...well, better games have died there.
This is so true (I also played it), in addition, the sneak feels useless ("lets sneak up on that character" - 20 people run past you in the mean time leaving you asking "why the frak am I sneaking?"), here go to that abandoned cave to do this mission - arrives at the 'abandoned' cave only to see 20 other people there -_- .
Honestly, I don't think it's worth its money and they made a huge mistake to give it the "elder scrolls" title, I mean, I never had the feeling I was playing an elder scrolls game, I had the feeling I was playing a bad ripoff of WoW.
What they should've done in my opinion was make an multiplayer elder scrolls game in the way borderlands do it (you can play together with a handful of friends).
I think ESO is a huge disappointment.