There is no denying the popularity of the Elder Scrolls series, which became even more popular with the release of Skyrim, as this was the first time an Elder Scrolls title was made available to console users. The thought of battling with dragons, casting spells and being able to make your own weapons and armor has been an appealing one, but it has always lacked one key ingredient, and that is the ability to play online with other players.
It’s for this very reason why so many gamers are excited over the impending release of The Elder Scrolls Online, once they have gotten over the price of its monthly subscription, as well as paying out for the game itself.
So many developers and publishers come up with the idea of creating an online version of their games because they have seen how popular it has been for World of Warcraft, but more often than not they don’t get the attention they had been hoping for, Lord of the Rings Online being a fine example of this.
However, we have high hopes for The Elder Scrolls Online, especially when you look at several of the video reviews that have appeared on YouTube. These reviews are based on what beta testers had to play with at the time and while we know the final release version will have far more to offer, it gives us a good basis of what to expect.
The first Elder Scrolls Online review video is a press beta review and runs for a little under 40 minutes. This video offers a great insight into how the game has progressed and covers many aspects of the game, such as, character creation, UI overview, different character combat, in game shops/guild bank, non commentary gameplay and finally epic CGI trailers.
In the second video below we get a very different review of The Elder Scrolls Online because this is aimed at those of you who are on the fence in regard to the game. The aim of the video is to help make your decision an easier one.
The final video is part 2 of The Elder Scrolls Online beta review, as this is based on the most recent beta version. The video runs for just over 27 minutes and once you get past the reviewer’s monotones it offers a great insight into the upcoming game.
Are you still sitting on the fence, or have you come to a decision as to whether to buy and keep paying for The Elder Scrolls Online?
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