We conclude our E3 wrap series with a look at The Elder Scrolls Online.
Elsewhere, it’s not surprising that MMORPG.com has plenty to say about the game. Claiming their Most Anticipated Game at E3 award, you’ll want to read the site’s first preview and watch their interview with game director Matt Firor.
For more great coverage, hit the jump below.
- VG247 – Dave Oshrey discusses how TESO will deliver fan service for longstanding fans of the series.
- The Verge/Polygon – Lead combat designer Nick Konkle discusses play options – from single player to being in a group of 100 players.
- RV3 – Head PvP designer Brian Wheeler covers PvE and gives a tease of PvP.
- PC Gamer – “TESO is all of Tamriel. That’s an exciting prospect. Some of these places haven’t been in a game before, and most of them haven’t been explorable since the blocky days of Daggerfall. It’s cool to be able to go Black Marsh and see how the Argonians live in their homeland (mud huts), and plenty of the other places I saw were appealingly exotic.”
- Kotaku – “Firor and Sage reminded me that the Elder Scrolls lore is its own special thing. It will help make their game feel more Elder Scrolls than anything else. And their combat will make it feel, they believe, unlike other MMOs.”
- Destructoid – “Elder Scrolls Online pulls the lore, locations and even some mechanics from the past series games to create a huge online world that everyone can experience together. The artwork and overall scope from this early look definitely impresses.”
- RPG Gamer – “All in all, The Elder Scrolls Online is promising a lot for fans of the Elder Scrolls titles. If its E3 showing is any indication of the final product, those fans will finally have a good way to share their Tamriel adventures with their friends.”
- RipTen – “The combat is pure action, with a priority on blocking and dodging. The game looks very much like you expect The Elder Scrolls universe to appear, but the third-person view allows for a different aesthetic for the attacks. When blocking, a projection of a shield appears in the direction you are protected. Successfully stopping an attack will often leave your enemy open to a strong finishing attack. You can charge your basic attacks by holding the button, accompanied by a typical glowing effect.”
- Tecca – “One of the core themes of the Elder Scrolls franchise has always been your ability to be whoever you want and do whatever you want, and things are no different in the online version. You can ‘be the emperor, pick flowers, or do crafting,’ and there’s ‘no wrong answer’ for how to spend your time in the game.”
- Just Push Start – “The most exciting point came toward the end of the demo. PvP is no stranger to MMOs, but Elder Scrolls Online is looking to amp up the feature. 100+ player PvP battles will take place in the game.”
- The Escapist – “Despite the MMO nature of the game, your own personal story missions will be entirely instanced. You can share the rest of the game with other players, but when it comes time to advance the story of reclaiming your soul from the Daedric prince who stole it, you’re all on your own.”
- PC World – “5 Things You Need to Know About The Elder Scrolls Online”.
- IGN – “There’s an incentive to fight intelligently too, as skilled play rewards you with extra treasure following a fight. Actual targeting seems to be genre-standard – this is not a Tera-like action combat system.”
- Blast Magazine – 7 reasons why you should be excited for The Elder Scrolls Online
- VG Revolution – “The Elder Scrolls Online is shaping up to be a fantastic MMO adventure for any fan of the franchise, and I look forward to learning more about the game’s systems as we get closer to launch.”
- RPG Fan – “TESO is shaping up to be a top-tier MMORPG, but it’s still going to be playable by a wide variety of players.”
- GamerLive.TV – TESO ranks as one of their top 5 games of the show.