I'm not one to judge a game by graphics, but it seems they're slapping the usual MMO style visuals onto this game and it hurts.
E3 2012 Most Anticipated Games
The Elder Scrolls Online
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- Posted 05/29/2012
When The Elder Scrolls Online was announced in early May, it was met with mixed reactions. While longtime fans of the franchise have long wished for a larger scale world that they can lose themselves in forever, what ZeniMax Online Studios showed was a little different than we'd all expected. Far from adapting the gritty look and feel of Skyrim, the MMO appears to be a more brightly colored, almost cartoon-like affair that has some fans a little upset.
As with other games in the franchise, the game will be set in the fictional continent of Tamriel (all of it, this time) and feature a storyline not connected with the events of the other games. The story is set a millennium before the events of Skyrim, with Molag Bal (the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement of mortals, for those of you not completely familiar with the lore in this department) appearing as the main antagonist as he attempts to conquer all of Tamriel. As is customary with MMOs, you will have the opportunity to choose a faction at the beginning of the game; there are three at launch, all of which are at war for the throne of the Emperor of Tamriel: The Aldmeri Dominion, composed of Altmers, Bosmers and Khajits, the Daggerfall Covenant, composed of Bretons, Redguards and Orcs, and the Ebonheart Pact, composed of Dunmers, Nords and Argonians.
We will have plenty of coverage of the game during E3, plus look for it live on our stage show on Wednesday June 6.
hope there will be some nice new games announced on E3, when I look at these above nothing worth buying maybe black-ops 2 and crysis 3 when they are on sale....
Oh, and by the way - this game will kill WoW and I can qualify that statement as someone who has had and still has an active account since WoW launched.
@The-Neon-Seal No sir you fail. This game will be awesome. Always wanted to play this game online with friends
@lkpman You always wanted to play a traditional, run-of-the-mill MMO with the Elder Scrolls lore slapped on it? Hmm, I always wanted to play an actual Elder Scrolls game with online multiplayer.
Ah, here it is! I hope it's better and different from the thousands of MMORPG games that exist out there.
I was excited about this until I hearrd that the combat was changed to be like most other MMO's don't get me wrong I like the guild wars hotbar style mmo (i know i know WoW did it too)but I really hoped for an MMO in the combat style of elder scrolls I mean how cool would that be
@jubeio I agree man, to bad they are just going with the MMO flow .__.
@Bigrob8917 I don't see why though, the thing that will get fans excited is the combat, why stick to what basically every mmo is doing, which in all fairness is getting pretty lame now
@Alexk91 Once I heard "Elder Scrolls Online" I was like oh no...Just doesn't make any sense to go with the usual MMO combat. I agree everyone would be more excited if they kept the original combat mechanics.
@jubeio Yeah they would, but it isn't going to be, what they've revealed so far is a 3rd person MMO with standard MMO combat.
@Alexk91 true but im almost certain more fans would play it if they kept to the stylew of the series
@jubeio True, I don't understand that either. Either way, it is still Elder Scrolls, so let's hope for the best...
well, if i ever get done with SWTOR, i may take a look at this. but so far, i'm stuck on another MMO
Either the biggest dissapointment ever or the big success. If you ask a fan of the series though some games are meant for singleplayer. Just leave them be.
It could be good, and should be good
Everything else in Elder Scrolls has been pretty good so I am sure I will be buying this one as well
I really hope they can make it more like Oblivion and stop simplifying the series.
I love the details and in Oblivion, for example fully custom spells and weapons rather than just a few options