Last week MMO and Elder Scrolls enthusiasts made their way to ZeniMax Online Studios and became the first to go hands on with The Elder Scrolls Online. With four hours to explore the game and access to key members of the development team, there’s plenty of new info being shared on their sites.
Among those covering the event was The Elder Scrolls Off the Record, and they definitely went on the record with numerous features on the game, including:
Making an MMO Feel Like Elder Scrolls
Finesse, Synergy, and You: How It All Fits Together in Elder Scrolls Online
ESO’s PvP: “Massive and Epic!!”
Your Character Development
All that plus they recorded their latest podcast while at the event. Listen to it on their site, via iTunes, or using Podkicker.
For more impressions, check out these sites:
MPOGD.com – “Though I got to spend a few quality hours with the game, it wasn’t enough for me, as I wanted to play and didn’t want to stop for lunch, bathroom breaks, or anything; I just wanted more.”
ZAM “The controls also feel like slipping on a pair of comfortable slippers. Left mouse for weapon attack — held for power moves — right click for block is close enough to Skyrim et al to feel immediately familiar and engaging.” For more from ZAM, read their Big Picture article.
Ten Ton Hammer “…the first thing you should know about The Elder Scrolls Online is that it absolutely works as both a game worthy of flying the Elder Scrolls banner, and as an MMOG built for the modern era of our massive corner of the gaming industry.”
Strategy Informer hands-on preview: “The Elder Scrolls Online is clearly an MMO with ambition but first and foremost it’s clearly an Elder Scrolls game – and that’ll ease the fears of many fans greatly.” In addition to preview, check out their interview with lead gameplay designer, Nick Konkle.
MMO Reporter Video interviews with creative director Paul Sage and game director Matt Firor.
Acolytes Gaming Community In-depth recap of the day spent at ZeniMax Online Studios.
Massively “TESO captures the spirit of the series’ combat in a way that is better-suited to an MMO environment, and in my opinion, considerably more engaging.”
RPG Gamer “…there are a lot of things here that make The Elder Scrolls Online a compelling experience for both MMO fans as well as those of us who simply enjoy the Elder Scrolls world and lore. And for someone who is not typically an MMO fan, the fact that this game now has my attention speaks volumes.”
Tamriel Foundry An explosion of coverage including interviews with lead PvP designer Brian Wheeler & Matt and Paul, plus a hands-on report, combat feature, and general gameplay impressions.
RPGFan “TESO offers a highly polished social experience in the vein of the Elder Scrolls franchise.”
Guild Umbra Interview with Matt Firor
MMO Attack “My time with The Elder Scrolls Online has left me wanting more. The game is successful in bringing the immersive world of The Elder Scrolls to the MMO world to give the genre a breath of fresh air.”
That should keep you busy for today. We’ll share the latest coverage as it surfaces. Until thenthen, we leave you with Guild Umbra’s
video showcasing their trip to the event.