PC Gamer: "It starts, as it always does, in prison. But The Elder Scrolls Online’s take on the series’ traditional opening is a little different. You’ve been captured and sacrificed to the Daedric prince Molag Bal, harvester of souls. You wake in Coldharbour, Bal’s particular plane of Oblivion. Unlike Mehrunes Dagon’s Deadlands – which you stormed through again and again in TES IV – Coldharbour is a drab, lifeless reflection of the surface world. Your escape from this place and back to reality constitutes The Elder Scrolls Online’s tutorial. My time with the game began immediately after this point."