The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
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DEVELOPER: ZeniMax Online Studios
PUBLISHER: Bethesda Softworks
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2015
I was very intrigued when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited was announced back in May of 2012 for a couple of reasons. For one, I’m a massive fan of the Elder Scrolls games Bethesda Game Studios makes…as millions of other game fans are. There is simply no match for them in terms of fantasy worlds you can spend countless hours in to escape boring everyday real life. The amount of time most spend in these worlds might baffle and confuse some people, but those people simply do not understand. Unlike some of the series’ biggest fans who have been playing since the very start (or at least The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind), I was introduced by The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. A little late to the party, but that’s the great thing about the series: each new title brings in a new group of players who also develop a deep and lasting passion for the games.
The other reason is that I’ve never, in all my years of gaming, played an MMO before. Why so many others devote so much time, effort, and money to them I totally get; I just never had any interest in them personally. There’s multiple reasons for why that is, but mainly it’s because games that never really end (and dreaded subscription fees) don’t appeal to me. If I was ever going to dive into an MMO it was going to be one set in a world that meant a great deal to me, and when it was announced that The Elder Scrolls Online was dropping subscription fees I decided it was time to step over that line. So now the question is, was it worth it?
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