So ... just wondering (RPG-related question)...

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So ... just wondering (RPG-related question)...

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:55 am

Has anyone tried the free early access "Elder Scrolls: Blades" game? :?

The graphics look fairly similar to a combination of Oblivion and Skyrim, except more polished. There's very little depth to the game (e.g. no guilds). I suppose it's Elder Scrolls for the "like, whatevs :roll:" generation. Which is a great pity. :(

Combine that with chests that you need to open to progress (and which you can't open for a few real-time hours - sometimes as many as 6 RL hours - unless you pay Bethesda through microtransactions - really, Bethesda? :roll: ), and the "free" label starts to look less and less appealing.

(I'm basing all that on a review in IGN, as I haven't actually played the game yet - just wondering about it). Has anyone played it? If so, what did you think? ;)

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Re: So ... just wondering (RPG-related question)...

Post by Tawmis » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:22 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:55 am
Has anyone tried the free early access "Elder Scrolls: Blades" game? :?
The graphics look fairly similar to a combination of Oblivion and Skyrim, except more polished. There's very little depth to the game (e.g. no guilds). I suppose it's Elder Scrolls for the "like, whatevs :roll:" generation. Which is a great pity. :(
Combine that with chests that you need to open to progress (and which you can't open for a few real-time hours - sometimes as many as 6 RL hours - unless you pay Bethesda through microtransactions - really, Bethesda? :roll: ), and the "free" label starts to look less and less appealing.
(I'm basing all that on a review in IGN, as I haven't actually played the game yet - just wondering about it). Has anyone played it? If so, what did you think? ;)
I've not played either; but I also haven't heard much about it (good or bad).

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:26 am

Blades doesn't work on my phone. Too old. I signed up for the beta test and got an invite but could never try it. Probably just as well, I've heard it's a microtransaction "free-to-wait" fest. Not interested. Hard pass.
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