I feel like I'm stuck on repeat, but here I go again. (On my own?)
I was interested until they announced the subscription plan. Then I wanted nothing to do with it. I even skipped my beta invite months ago.
Fast forward to last Saturday when I am bombarded by a friend with videos of him playing. He didn't like it, but the more I watched the more I wanted to play.
So like the MMO idiot I am, I purchased the digital copy from Beth and played starting at 2PM on Sunday. And I've been playing all week, ignoring my beloved INfamous 2 and every other game.
If you like the Elder Scroll games, this is pretty damn good. The graphics are not quite as good, but still amazing for an MMO. The combat suffers a bit from the MMO lock on syndrome (You can't dodge just by stepping out of the way of an incoming missile attack, you have to use the dodge skill or it will follow you and hit anyway.) but it's still miles above the typical WoW clone. (This and GW2 are my favorites so far.) The stories are pretty good, and they don't bombard you with walls of text or 20 minute speaches for each mission like a lot of MMOs. You can pretty much read as much or as little as you like to get the quests. Quests do not involve killing 5 of anything. Phasing is used a LOT and to great effect.
If you don't like MMOs, then you probably won't change your mind over ESO. If you do, however, this is a pretty damn good one. Good enough to get me to subscribe for a while, which is something I didn't ever want to do again.
Edit: Forgot to add that I purchased the Physical Imperial Edition today I like it so much. Probably going to be selling the game code at some point if anyone is interested.
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