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The Elder Scrolls Online

Experience one connected world and stay up-to-date with everything your friends are doing in one of the most socially enabled games ever. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game's innovative mouse-driven combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the user interface. Use any weapon or armor at any time and customize your abilities to play the way you want as you uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own terms. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond. The choices you make, from the alliance you join to the battles you fight, will shape your destiny and the world of Tamriel.
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Review 1 for The Elder Scrolls Online
stop console subscriptions!
Posted on:6/6/14
Location: miami,fl
it's bad enough that the prices for these games is on a steep incline, and they show little signs of stopping. yet now we have a game for a console which we dished out hundreds of dollars for, bought accessories, the subscription for xbx live, then the games, and now they want a subscription fee. as if the company who developed the game wasn't making enough profit from the Elder Scrolls franchise as it is. Why must there be a fee? i was so interested into buying this title that I was going to order it a few moments ago, but when i read the disclaimer about the subscription fee i decided that this game, regardless of how cool it looked, was not for me. Buying this game will undoubtedly cause fees as such to become a fad and soon even games like Call of Duty will require a subscription. STOP CONSOLE SUBSCRIPTIONS!
34 of 35 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Just say "NO!" to console subscriptions
Posted on:5/28/14
Location: Detroit, MI
I'm sure this game will be very good and fun to play, but the $15 a month is going to kill it. I was going to buy it on the release date and will not be buying it at all because of this monthly fee. Come on Bethesda this is not a PC and your pushing away gamers like me who only play on the weekends.
56 of 58 found this review helpful.
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It's not Bethesda's fault.
Posted 7/30/14
This game was not developed by Bethesda(It says they do on Gamestop's listing, but that is erroneous). It was made by Zenimax, the company that owns Bethesda. All of these poor decisions are being made by Zenimax, against the will of Bethesda. So don't blame Bethesda, blame the parent company that insists on squeezing every last penny out of this legendary IP.
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The Price
Posted 6/15/14
I kind of agree with you, the price is outrageous. But luckily, Bethesda said that this is just the beginning price, the monthly price will stay like that for about 2 months or less and then it will slowly drop down until, hopefully, there is no price at all.
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Posted 6/9/14
......Its an MMO. Any MMO that is any good is going to have some sort of monthly fee.
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Review 3 for The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online $15 a month to play
Posted on:6/13/14
Location: New York
Not worth paying $15 a month.. You will not be able to access the game if you don't pay the fee that month.. game = $60... Fee's = $180 a year... Xbox live = $60 a year... so $300.00 just to play The Elder Scrolls Online. No thanks..
19 of 20 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Seems like a good game, but left out one detail.
Posted on:12/20/13
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
This game may be by far, the best MMORPG to date, especially for consoles. Reading up on it's story and how it will be played (it's PvP as well as the game itself) It may blow every other MMORPG out of the water. Although, the summary of the game on this page forgot to mention one CRITICAL piece of information. It will, in fact, have a $15/month subscription fee. It will not be free to play. This subscription fee also comes with the $60 original fee to buy the game. Although, you will get to play for one whole month (hold applause *sarcasm*) before you will have to pay the monthly fee in order to continue playing. Which sucks, I know. But it is an MMO. If it's as successful, content loaded, and as big of a world as they make it out to be, it could very well work. But needless to say, they will have to be pouring out tons of new content/expansions to keep subscribers interested. Hopefully, they will all be free. But if they load it with tons of microtransactions, as well as the monthly fee and the cash shop. They might as well have committed suicide to The Elder Scrolls Online.
107 of 124 found this review helpful.
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my game of choice
Posted 1/26/14
I love this game (Elder Scrolls ) whats $15 a month i just hope that is worth the wait Storm Hargis
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Posted 1/1/14
Don't let this page fool ya -- there WILL BE a $15/month subscription fee in order to enjoy this game. For this reason, I will NOT be purchasing this game, which saddens me deeply. I am a very skilled MMO veteran, I have played many, many MMOs, for a really, really long time, and this MMO was one of the ones I have been waiting for the longest. A lot of people like me are extremely saddened and disappointed by the fact this game is NOT free to play.
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Review 5 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Not worth the cost
Posted on:4/20/14
Location: Limerick, PA
It is pretty obvious that this is going to be an exhilarating game filled with plenty of content, and the addition of massive multiplayer is absolutely amazing. The Elder Scrolls has been my favorite RPG series to play, but for $15 a month, I am sadly going to miss out on this new one. Plenty of people have already figured the numbers out, but to reiterate, with Xbox Live AND the game AND the subscription, the first year of owning the game will be almost three hundred dollars. Playstation owners don't need to worry about paying for Plus, but it still comes out to be over two hundred dollars. (By the way, what happened to Microsoft claiming that there will be new advantages to owning Gold much like Playstation's option to own Plus? Why can't our subscription be slightly lower?) I have no doubt that this game will do great, but they are forgetting how new EVERYTHING is. This game will be released in two months, and at that point the Xbox One will barely be half a year old. That means people who were going to buy this game have very recently spent at least half a thousand dollars just getting the console and a controller. Not only that, much of the audience includes teenagers and poor college students. In my opinion, at the very least, the subscription needs to be lowered to 5 dollars a month if not completely eliminated. Then, the content can be sold for maybe 5 or 10 dollars. Heck, you guys love doing the whole 60 dollar season pass thing, and if Call of Duty can get away with selling 4 bad maps and the same gun for 15 dollars every other month, then I'm sure a respectable game such as ESO can convince people to spend money that way. But this idea of a subscription will surely be your downfall, and I hope you're listening to your fans.
23 of 24 found this review helpful.
Review 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Wait it Out
Posted on:4/6/14
Location: Illinois
What I'm doing with this game is that I will wait. I agree with all the others in the sense that not many people are willing to pay 180$ a year for one game. Yes, it is supposed to be "Content Packed" but I could by 3 games for the price of one ideally. I think that once it releases and their sales figures are low, they will take away or reduce the fee. At that point I would buy the game. It was a big mistake on Bethesda's part, they lost most of their fan base by doing this and now only hardcore/pro gamers are going to buy ESO. Not buying this game unless the fee is dropped or reduced. Just buy Destiny, Watchdogs, or The Division instead.
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Posted 4/13/14
its an MMORPG like world of Warcraft and Star Wars the old republic these always have subscription fees its mainly for running lots of servers which isnt cheap and having development teams churning out bug fixes and added content developing is also very expensive swtor cost around 200 million dollars to develop that is a but ton and also xbox live is a service that i already pay for and you cant be telling me you have a xbox one and your not paying for gold and you have internet to buy this game in all actuality most people who have an xbox have live anyways so factoring in the live cost is unfair towards the developers and also Bethesda did not make this game it was zenimax online studios you cant compare it to skyrim either because its an mmo and the initial $60 dollar fee is to pay for development costs and if you wish to further argue argue towards me im on xbox live all the time send me a message or something my gamertag KSI jfisher
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Review 7 for The Elder Scrolls Online
An enormous let down
Posted on:1/30/14
Location: Katy, TX
I don't have much to say regarding the game itself. I've only played the beta, which was pretty darn good. The one thing that holds me back COMPLETELY is the price of owning and playing this game. Here is the math I did to figure out how much it would cost to play this game for one year: $60 (the game itself) + $15 (monthly subscription fee) * 12 (months in a year) = $240. This DOESN'T include the price of XBOX LIVE either. I can buy 4 brand new xbox games with that money. If I were to play the ESO for another year, it would cost me $420. All in all, I'm just not going to pay for this.
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do the math right
Posted 4/27/14
Who would pay $15 dollars each month instead of paying $60 for the whole year for xboxlive???
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Posted 2/7/14
Just wait like 6 months or so after its release, it will become free to play eventually.
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Posted 2/2/14
Xbox Live gold is $60 a year. Buying it monthly is stupid because of its high price. So it would only cost $120 to play it the first year.
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Review 8 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Issues with ESO (Console)
Posted on:4/9/14
The issues with ESO are simple, monthly payment. Yes this may be a common MMO theme... when on the computer. When it's on the computer it makes sense. Many people have a computer in the first place and only those dedicated will go out and buy a computer specific for a game such as World of Warcraft, however those who wish to play on a console, such as Xbox One or PS4 must obviously buy the console. So this is a payment of $400-500 depending on your preference, then there is the price of online capability, another $50-60, and of course the price of your desired game, in this case ESO, $60. So just for any game start up you're going to need to invest $510-620. But wait there's more! You have to pay $15 a month! Totaling to $180 a year... But I suppose that if you're willing to spend $690-$800 for only one year of playing the Elder Scrolls Online, it's a pretty cool game. The beta was fun and nothing short of what you would expect from an Elder Scrolls game. TONS of quests, good fighting mechanics, fun game overall.
Review 9 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Thanks but No Thanks
Posted on:3/4/14
Location: Georgia
Would love to get this game, but will not pay a $15 monthly subscription service. Sorry, but no game is worth that amount of money.
$60 cost for the game
$180 annual fee to play
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Xbox Live fee and Internet costs
Best of luck to the developers on this one.
33 of 38 found this review helpful.
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The monthly Fee
Posted 4/6/14
The PC has a $14.99 monthly fee, but like the Diablo 3 conversion, Microsoft is trying to eliminate that fee for the ESO on the Xbox One, because they already charge a yearly Gold subscription. They are still going over a deal with Bethesna. Even though we give Microsoft a hard time they've done some decent things, like early access to DLC
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Review 10 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Never Going to Happen
Posted on:4/5/14
Location: Dallas, TX
Seems like another great Elder Scrolls game and I hate to miss it. But, I'm going to have to because of the subscription fee.
10 of 12 found this review helpful.
Review 11 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Posted on:3/8/14
Ive played all the elder scrolls game always been amazing but this sub monthly cost will destroy the game hands down I will refused to buy just because of the monthly cost. Because we all know every game these days has micro buys in game and the cost of xbox live on top of 60 for the game that's just stupid. DO US A FAVOR AND DROP THE SUB CHARGES!!!!! Do like everyone else put up a season pass.
10 of 14 found this review helpful.
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Not gonna bite...
Posted 6/21/14
I've loved all tes but from what I've seen on PC this looks like it's really gonna be a let down and that monthly fee makes it entirely out of the question.
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Review 12 for The Elder Scrolls Online
First real MMO for console
Posted on:4/5/14
Location: Hillsboro, OR
I played beta, and its was pretty awesome via the computer. But I thought something was lacking. A controller. You ask why? Because most of the times I've played any elder scrolls was on console. From xbox all the way up to now the Xbox One. Also of the review on here are rather negative. I think this once giant step for consoles, and its gonna be the first MMO that will succeeded on console. Besides Final Fantasy 14. One thing I've always wanted in a elder scrolls game, to play with my friends. Yes you got to pay for Xbox Live and pay for a subscription. But what MMO now a days isn't a pay and play. Or I should say what game do you not spend any type of money for DLC or in game items. Instead of making expansions and adding more content. MMO offer subscriptions. You pay for good content. Hints why you pay for xbox live. because its a more enjoyable service. But overall this game is gonna rock. Its elder scrolls on steroids. And who doesn't like playing with there friends. So pick up the game play it. Its gonna be great. And its fun for the whole family. Who doesn't like elder scrolls.
Review 13 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Made a deposit, now I'm not so sure.
Posted on:7/3/14
Location: Illinois
WTH? a sub fee on top of my xbone live and the game price? no thanks, I'll stick to WoW, Rift or Skyrim. This is absolutely lame to expect console players to pay twice out of our arses. Going to use my deposit on something else.
Review 14 for The Elder Scrolls Online
People over reacting over fee.
Posted on:3/31/14
Location: Wasilla, AK
All good MMO games have sub fees to help maintain everything and put out new content.If you are going to commit to ESO then do the bigger cheaper payments per month.they have the 30 days and I think 90 days and then 180, Which each will be cheaper for you higher you go.It's gonna be fun don't miss out on a good game cause a little sub fee.
11 of 22 found this review helpful.
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Posted 4/22/14
The fee is actually not needed. Guild wars free to play all around. The only fee required is if you want really good items. They could simplydo what guild wars does and upgrade the game as you play. They just don't want to do the extra work.
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Posted 4/15/14
Yes the game has a fee, and yes it would mean a ton of money, but with the fee you have continuous updates, and an actual emmersive continuous non stop elder scroll game, which if it does flop for xbox and ps4 the rate will drop, and by then there will probably be a lifetime subscription, which will give benefits to those who buy that.
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Review 15 for The Elder Scrolls Online
No Way
Posted on:1/31/14
Location: the world
Ok, we love the graphics. We love the gameplay and sound. The acting is epic and storylines and dialogue are thorough. Even the combat and real-life feel is great. What killed the series: bethesda. when they bought the elder scrolls it is going to go spiraling downhill. they charge 15 bucks a month to play it. that is just pathetic.
15 of 24 found this review helpful.
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I'm really torn right now....
Posted 3/15/14
Don't get me wrong because this game looks amazing and well done, but with the price of the game added on to what I have to pay already (Taxes, school, etc.) it is really hard to like it. So unless the price is reduced, I am going to have to pass.
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Review 16 for The Elder Scrolls Online
About that $15 fee?
Posted on:12/29/13
Location: TeXas
That will not last why? Because gamers will NOT SUPPORT GREED because the company says, "Look at the Sh)t we did, pay us". It is not going to work all MMO's, will be eventually free to play. I DO NOT CARE what you say about will quality cost more. People will not pay that fee when there are better games that will be out later in the year. For example, Halo 5 and Mass Effect 4 will be out later in the year. : )
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Yeah, about that 15 bucks...
Posted 3/12/14
Gamers don't support greed? What do you think the gaming industry is? Moving on from that, you obviously do not understand game genre or what market they are trying to reach when you include games like Halo 5 as competition. Your entire posting is invalidated by this.
As far as $15 per month goes, that is nothing in comparison to what people spend on sub par games on a monthly basis. This $15 per month is going to provide the stability and quality people would complain about if the game was free. I also appreciate the idea that there are not going to be micro transactions that make the game just another pay to win MMO.
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Why they need a sub fee.
Posted 2/6/14
They have the subscription fee so they don't have to drop employees after a bad month. they will also be able to keep the game updated regularly. Which fixes problems like fraimrate, and server fails.
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Review 17 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Say no to Subscriptions!
Posted on:6/20/14
Location: Long Beach, CA
I agree completely with what others are saying. I'm a big Elder Scrolls fan, but won't be buying the game because of the $15 a month subscription fee.
Review 18 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Posted on:5/20/14
Location: Ut
what happened to release on june 30th? Is it really going to wait till holiday? I mean yes, holiday will make them the most money, however, it's really going to be a 8 month gap between pc release and console release? I mean i noticed gamestop has listed (12/31) and since it's the very end of the year, that likely means (sometime within 2014, but exact date is undetermined, so absolute latest will be 12/31) but even if it's july or something that's dumb. I just bought an xbox one, and 60% of why i bought it soon, rather then waiting till xbox works some kinds out, is cause of TESO release date.. Or at least previous release date... sigh
Review 19 for The Elder Scrolls Online
D&D and TESO
Posted on:1/29/14
Location: Waterdeep
The Elder Scrolls Online right now looks rather intimidating with a 60 dollar price tag along with a 15 dollar monthly subscription fee but thinking about and looking at it, this game offers alot to the general public. With it's rich and indepth character creation system, and the 4 typical classes that as you level you can make them go down a more specific type of gaming style to our needs. The game offers alot for the players to play around with. Can't wait to pick it up and dive into it :)
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Still Gonna Get it...
Posted 4/23/14
It may be a high cost and a pretty wierd fee but I've actually decided to get this one. I have only played skyrim and loved it, so this game I'm gonna get but not right away due to lack of funds and money to invest in it but also because of any glitches, freeze ups, or any type of updates bethesda will run in to as do all games the first few months of it's release date.
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Review 20 for The Elder Scrolls Online
Stop Crying
Posted on:5/1/14
I wish people would stop complaining about having to pay 15$ a month and having to buy the game. ITS AN MMO most "Good" MMOs have a monthly fee. If you have ever played a free MMO you will notice they do not hold up to AAA paid MMOs. The argument can be made that paid MMOs go free to play all the time and I would say it sucked bad enough to go free to play what would make you think its better once it goes free to play. I play this on PC and its a great MMO worth the 15 a month. If 60$ and 15 a month is to expensive for you then video games are the wrong hobby for you my friend.
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