Now as you can tell I’m not one who indulges into the world of Massive Multiplayer Online games, but when I heard that ESO was making its way to console I thought to myself “Hey maybe I can stop making so many play throughs on Skyrim to get that true RPG feeling.”
Ever since the news about Fallout 4 and the Bethesda VP telling fans that they are focused on the current projects for the future, I thought I had to find another place to push my RPG addiction. I pushed onto the Witcher 3, which wasn’t a bad place to turn, but of course I still wanted the Elder Scrolls feel.
So back to the topic of my post, I was never a fan of MMOs. Maybe because they lack the convince of being on my console or the daunting idea of having to start from scratch with so many other players already highly experienced in the game. I tried jumping onto the Destiny train, but I couldn’t get into the idea of having to do Raids to get gear that is required to be decent in the PvP. I could go on an on about the things that I didn’t enjoy in Destiny, shoot I might write a post about it, depending on how this post goes over.
I started playing ESO and almost instantly fell in love. The gameplay felt like I was dropped right back into the RPG I had missed so much. I’ve logged many hours into my newfound addiction and have a firm grasp on what I believe that i like so much about this specific MMO. The game has what it calls Dungeons. They are essentially what you would expect from an RPG or MMO. A large area full of enemies and bosses with a bunch of loot and experience at the end for your troubles. The difference is that you don’t HAVE to do these to get gear that will let you actually compete in PvP. The game also doesn't have something I call the overwhelming factor. When you jump into a game that has so much to do in what feels like so little time. I didn't receive this feeling at all from the game, it lets you tackle quests in your own time. Either you can grind out some levels for your characters or master your own skills in some trade or craft. Also everyone I have met is more than willing to share their experience and give pointers and tips.
The game has been more than fun and fulfilling to everything I wanted. This is a game I didn’t expect this level of enjoyment from. ESO is incredible and I wanted to push my opinion of the game that I have gathered to others. Even to those people, like me, that don’t really enjoy MMO games all that much. I thought this wasn’t really like any MMO I had tried before. Don’t get me wrong though this is still an MMO just one that I thought brought great features into the mix from a series that I loved.
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