Submitted by s8anicslayer 808d ago | opinion piece

Elder Scrolls Online: Can It Be A Competent Successor To Skyrim?

The Elder Scrolls franchise is a popular one. A series of games that started with Arena way back in the hay days of 1994. From there came Daggerfall and after that the much more known and popular, Morrowind, Oblivion and finally Skyrim. All these games brought something new and never before seen to gaming, with increasingly wonderful technology with each release. (PC, PS3, PS4, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

mewhy32  +   808d ago
With a pay to play model I don't see this game going very far at all. RIP
zeal0us  +   808d ago
Even some of TES fanbase dislike the fact that its P2P and many have spoken out against it. This should be a clear sign that it won't be met with the same response Skyrim or previous TES were met with.
ChrisW  +   808d ago
Exactly, pay to play means it won't be getting many people's dollars!
310dodo  +   808d ago
I put in hundreds upon hundreds of hours into Bethesda games.

I have no interest in sharing my "world" with other players, or paying $66 for game which I have to pay $15 a month to really enjoy.

no thanks, just release Fall Out 4
MysticStrummer  +   808d ago
I don't look at ESO as Skyrim's successor. It won't be nearly as detailed as the proper ES games. I know how purists hate on the idea, but I'd rather have a "real" ES with co-op, 2-4 players. The usual story of a prophesied lone hero could instead be a story about a group like the Blades, or maybe one of the guilds. The players could still belong to any guild they chose, but aid whichever guild was the star of the story. Ideally, this ES would encompass all of Tamriel, like Arena did and ESO will do.
porkChop  +   808d ago
That's exactly what I wanted. 2 player coop.
-Foxtrot  +   808d ago
Honestly theres a reason why us "purists" hate the idea of co-op

1) The game dosen't need it

2) It would ruin it


3) Bethesda can't even do a single player game imagine if they did co-op.

I really think you guys don't think this through well enough, they don't just push a few buttons in development after a few days and go "...DONE, we've added co-op"

I mean you say "but I'd rather have a "real" ES with" but to me a "real" ES game would be a wonderful single player only game
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porkChop  +   807d ago
"2) It would ruin it"

That's exactly what people said about Uncharted 2, but it ended up being the best game in the series. It had an amazing SP, awesome coop, and awesome multiplayer.

I don't need some super in-depth coop system, though it would be cool. All I want is to be able to play with 1 friend. That's it. No special systems. Just let me play with 1 friend, and increase the enemy difficulty if possible. That's all I want.

"3) Bethesda can't even do a single player game imagine if they did co-op. "

Bethesda's bug/performance problems aren't related to a lack of talent, it's the fact that they use the Gamebryo engine which is an extremely buggy pile of crap. Bethesda said a while back that they've already built a brand new state-of-the-art engine from scratch. It's highly unlikely for that new engine to be buggy like the Gamebryo engine, so their next gen games would be perfectly fine.
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MysticStrummer  +   807d ago
That's cool Fox. It's just that I've played all the ES games and would love to explore those worlds with a friend. I have friends who agree.

I strongly disagree that it would ruin anything, except the tired premise of a lone prophesied hero, but I also don't have any confidence in Bethesda's ability to pull it off on a technical level.

As for needing co-op, what game does?
s8anicslayer  +   808d ago
There will always be people who have nothing else better to do with their money but to blow it on something like this. And to think that Sony pushed for this on consoles is hard to believe.
porkChop  +   808d ago
ESO looked good until they announced a monthly sub on top of microtransactions.
MAULxx  +   808d ago
I was somewhat excited to try out ESO up until we found out it was pay full for the game & monthly subscription.
I'll just wait for ES: VI.
I also think a more focused coop experience would be better. Four to five player party. Could have a separate storyline than single player.
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-Foxtrot  +   808d ago
Nope....people like deep single player RPG games where you and you alone are drawn into this big world you have to master and conquer on your own.

This really looks like a typical MMO to be honest.
GentlemenRUs  +   808d ago
Remove the monthly sub and I might think about buying it...
Bolts  +   808d ago
I don't see the problem here. If they had free to play then people would be complaining about pay to win or having to pay for bag space etc etc... With a pay model at least the people who are interested will get the experience they're looking for.
porkChop  +   807d ago
Wrong. There are microtransactions on top of the monthly subscription.
kalkano  +   808d ago
I think the answer is clearly "no". But, it doesn't need to be. I'm not looking at it like that. I see it as an Elder Scrolls appetizer, to hold us over for a while, before we get ES6.
RE_L_MAYER  +   808d ago
meeeehhh.......if it was like skyrim or oblivion or even morrowind online then it would be badass but its like world of warcraft style game...cmon
SITH  +   808d ago
I played the stress test beta last week, and it was ok. After character selection, and modification you start the game during a prision break and you are tasked with choosing a weapon then fighting some flame atronachs and undead. After that you free some guy bound with magic and escape with him. I did not get beyond that point because of the server going up and down intentionally by the developers. But the gameplay was some what similar to skyrim, and absolutely not. I did not like the fact you could run right through the enemies and miss a entire sword swing. From my experience, I will pass.
Hazmat13  +   808d ago
have fun, with this bethesda. i just wait for Fallout 4.
jagstatboy  +   807d ago
Good luck with your $15 a month Bethesda while I decline to pay for your game and go with either The Witcher 3, Dragon Age 3, or Deep Down. Or maybe all of the above.
ilovefatgirls  +   807d ago
speaking as someone about 5 months out a WoW coma.

Good luck charging 60? yoyo's plus 15 a month for this and i wish you luck with all your other future endeavors.

is there anyone that believes this wont go f2p/p2w within a year/9 months of being released and become super causal friendly in the process?
HellFeast  +   807d ago

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