- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- Developer: Zenimax Studios
- MSRP: $59.99
- Rating: M
- Release Date: June 6th, 2015 (Playstation 4, Xbox One)
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
- Review: In Progress
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Elder Scrolls online is finally here and it’s brought with it a ton of content and fun. With a game of this size, and really any MMO, it’s not something we can just judge from our first time booting up the game. We’re not going to hold server issues on the first couple days against it, hence our review in progress of how our playtime is going before we can give it an official review.
The moment I jumped into Tamriel I knew I was in for an adventure. After firing up the game, I created my character, a Dark Elf by the name of Archangel Thadius. After the initial tutorial, I was immediately thrown onto an island where I was free to explore, do some quests, level up, and just soak up the beautiful scenery, so I did just that.
After wandering around the area for a little bit, I decided my character needed a little leveling up. There definitely isn’t a shortage of quests within Tamriel Unlimited. Ranging from simple fetch quests, to more elaborate, multi-tiered quests, doing said missions will earn you anything from simple or exquisite gear to experience points to level your characters skills. If you’ve played any of the previous Elder Scrolls titles, you’ll be pleased to know that the leveling up has stayed the same with doing actions to level up things like Bow, Two Handed Weapons, Heavy Armor, Light Armor, and the like. Managing each skill and each skills perks is more than easy. A simple button press and you’re already in the upgrade menu.
Now, while I have had my fair share of fun, there has been some slight problems as with any MMO or game for that mater. Sadly due to launch week woes, I have yet to be able to sink a good amount of time into The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. At the time of this review in progress, it does seem like the servers have gotten better, but with personal wait times of 45-60 minutes, it can be quite frustrating sitting there waiting.
As a fan of the Elder Scrolls series, I can say I’m willing to wait for the servers to be fixed, so I can get the full experience. I am having lots of excitement the times I do get to play, despite some obvious connection issues or sound issues. Once the connection/server errors and problems get fixed, hopefully I’ll be able to get in a little further and give it our true review.