Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)

Thanks to ZeniMax, I had a chance to spend all weekend in the ESO beta. I can’t give any details due to the NDA that beta testers have to sign, but suffice to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The game is getting a fair amount of negative press, and I don’t understand why.

Personally, I think the game has LOADS of potential for what it is, and for the record, I plan on purchasing the game when it launches. If you enjoy MMOs and the Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda, I think you should give this a try. It’s not “Skyrim Online”, nor is it the next World of WarCraft, but it IS fun. And that’s about the best compliment I can give a video game.

Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC (Initial Thoughts)

I’ve been playing the new “Dragonborn” DLC for Skyrim the past couple of weeks, and so far my initial thoughts of the gameplay & story are pretty positive. It does seem to have some compatibility issues with a lot of the mods I have loaded, but I guess that can’t squarely be blamed on Bethesda.

So far I’ve done most of the side quests and the first few quests of the main storyline. The main selling point of the DLC was a return to Morrowind/Solsteim, and it definitely brings back the atmosphere from Morrowind. The structures, the ingredients, the island itself – it’s all there. I still think it’s a shame the Dark Elves have a Cockney accent now instead of gravelly voices they had in Morrowind, but that’s a Skyrim complaint in general.

Once I’ve gotten further along in the main quest, I’ll post a review and maybe some screenies.