Story - 83%
Graphics - 88%
Audio - 84%
Gameplay - 90%
Replayability - 90%
The Elder Scrolls Online or ESO for short was originally released on PC in 2014, it was a monthly subscription service as a lot of MMOs are but was demolished in 2015 with ESO: Tamriel Unlimited and it’s release on PS4 and Xbox One.
Now we have ESO: Morrowind. Morrowind is one of the most beloved areas in the Elder Scrolls universe and previously played in The Eldar Scrolls III: Morrowind. Vvardenfell is where most of the action takes place and it is located on an island in the Dunmer province of Morrowind.
Firstly, I’m not a massive MMO fan. I don’t mind the games but I just don’t always have the time to invest time into the games. With that being said though, I thoroughly enjoy ESO. I haven’t played ESO before this Morrowind release so I cannot comment on how it was before but as the game stands now it is great. It does not feel like they are pushing you to “farm” anything or forcing you to play with other parties. Yes, there are Guilds and you can play as a party but the game doesn’t force it.
Creating a character is about the same as in other Elder Scrolls games with more or less the same options in classes, race and customizability. When you create your character, you need to decide which Alliance to join. There are 3 Alliances that are at war with each other. Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact, each alliance has certain races being part of their war and they also control certain regions of Tamriel.
Gameplay is similar to that of Oblivion and Skyrim, where it is a 3rd/first person view. Combat is action based and you can perform different attacks like light, heavy, bashing, blocking or parry. Abilities get bound to buttons on the controller. Up to 5 abilities can be bound, a 6th slot is only available for ultimate abilities.
If you are looking to get into an MMO then ESO: Morrowind collector’s edition is a brilliant place to start, you get all the previous released content and there are tons to do. In my opinion, you will not get a better MMO to start off with.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: MMO RPG
Age Rating: Teens+
Publisher/Developer: Bethesda / Zenimax
Estimated RRP: R879
Release Date: 6 June 2017
- Intriguing world and characters
- Love the lore
- Can feel all over the place at the start