Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''Another weekend rolled around, another Elder Scrolls Online Beta weekend that is, and I have still yet to be convinced. My second weekend within the beta left me with more unanswered questions, mostly surrounding to whom I could, if I wanted to, recommend the game. The Beta weekends have left me with hugely differing opinions on the content of the game, but my concerns about the subscription model and its target audience have remained the same.
The actual game (at least what I have played in the Beta) is fine. It’s exactly what you would expect from a modern Elder Scrolls game: large open areas, a natural living world, quest lines full of lore. It’s all there, just with a slightly MMO-like twist–and that’s where the concerns begin.''