If you like to play strategy, role playing games, explore huge worlds and spend days in completing a game, you must have played The Elder Scrolls. The Elder Scrolls remains one of the most popular and influential games of all time due to its huge worlds and the idea of letting the players explore these worlds with freedom. More than dozen versions of the game have already come out but they were all meant for single players to enjoy the game as they wanted. The trend has just recently changed with the coming of The Elder Scrolls Online.
The Elder Scrolls Online, as the name suggests, is going to be online allowing several players from around the world play the game simultaneously. This means you will not have to focus more on making allies and choosing on which side you want to be in the game. The basic concept of the game remains the same but the turning of the game into a massive multiplayer online game has received a mixed reception from the players. Converting a single player game into a massive multiplayer online game and providing the same level of experience is quite a challenging job.
This version of the game has been developed by a company just recently formed in 2007, ZeniMax Online Studios. While ZeniMax Online Studios mainly focuses on making MMO games but its quality and level of work has been questioned in the making of The Elder Scrolls Online. Most of the online reviewers, who are also the fans of its previous entries in the series, have criticized the way it goes on. They think the MMO version of the game has missed many of the features that made this game different from others and defined its originality and innovation.
The voice-overs have not been appreciated much as well as the interaction with the people in different worlds doesn’t bring players to complete tasks and campaigns worthy of time. The concept of the game that you are the only one who can save the world has been questioned due to the presence of hundreds of other players doing the same thing as you are right with you. The ESO classes are still the same and you are allowed to choose from the 4 classes. The class you choose does not have any influence on the type of weapons you choose.
Your skills with the weapons are not dependent on the ESO class you choose. The classes only define the course of your action as you move on in the game. Currently, you won’t be able to enjoy the game in the offline mode, which could be a bit disappointing for many players around the world. Overall reception of the game is good but not as good as it was expected looking at the reception of its previous releases. The overall making of the game is not in question but what’s in question this time is the experience you will get as the game turns into a MMO.