I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to this weekend’s Beta (thanks very much Boriscat) so registered with great expectation (being a huge fan of Skyrim)
The first thing to navigate was the 22gb download and whilst I’m fortunate enough to have Fibre I was somewhat surprised at the size.
Once I was in the game my initial reaction was that of disappointment. Skyrim it certainly is not but then again the devs have openly said it will not be Skyrim but a MMO based upon the franchise of Elder Scrolls.
I found the character movement to be not what I was expecting and if I’m honest I was prepared to uninstall it straight away. However I persevered and once you get into the ‘zone’ I did actually start to enjoy it.
The character creation is very similar to Skyrim and you really can create some great looking and unique characters. Here’s a video I made on creating a character;
The graphics are extremely good, especially as this is still in BETA and game play throughout is fluid. They wanted the servers stress tested and apart from the occasional ‘screen freeze’ I feel it handled extremely well.
The big question is will I pay a subscription again? I hear it will be £8.99 per month, which is the going rate for most subscription based MMO. The answer to that question is most probably not…….
Why? The game didn’t excite me enough to make me justify the outlay. Yes it will be great to play this franchise with your friends, create guilds and do all the usual stuff but personally, if I am to pay a monthly sub again for a game…It’s gotta be freakin awesome which alas…to me this was not!