June 24, 2017

It's Not "The Elder Scrolls VI" But.....

The Elder Scrolls VI is still a ways off. By now, most likely anyone who has had an interested in Skyrim (The Elder Scrolls V) will have played it by now. It seems that Bethseda has been giving that game everything it's worth.

The game originally launched in November 2011 on PC, X360 and PS3. It followed with DLC later on with Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. And, not to mention the hi-res texture pack for PC as well. Naturally, all this was eventually collected into a 'complete' release; as is usually common with games once developers are completely finished with them. In the fall of 2016, to celebrate its 5th anniversary, the game was remastered. This was primarily for the console players, as the game out on XBONE, and PS4. Steam users that already have the game and all of its content got the remaster added to their library free of charge. Because the PC users had the hi res texture pack (plus, not to mention mods) the remaster seemed unneccesary for PC gamers. But still, there it was.

Now, Skyrim is coming to Nintendo Switch, as well as getting a VR release.

If, however, you are tired of Skyrim, and want The Elder Scrolls VI, I sort of have a middle-ground suggestion: the MMO known as The Elder Scrolls Online

The game was made without the intention of being a main entry in the Elder Scrolls series (sort of like the Final Fantasy games and their online games, despite the fact the online Final Fantasy games are numbered...). It isn't a "proper" Elder Scrolls game BECAUSE it's an MMO. And then there's the issue of Zenimax.... but if you are truly hankering for more romps through Tamriel, give The Elder Scrolls Online a shot.

It's free to play (however, if you want to you can subscribe to get more out of the game but it's not neccessary), and is available for XBONE, PS4 (although I should add that yo need XBOX Live or PS Plus for it) as well as PC.

And it's great time too because the first major expansion has just come out recently: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. That game requires the 'main' Elder Scrolls Online, which you can get in the redesigned 'base' game called The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited or The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition. There are numerous bundles, and deluxe editions etc, as you can see from looking it in the Steam store, for example.

So that's an option for quenching your Elder Scrolls online thirst. However, if you thirst for beer (the main Elder Scrolls series, for example) and I'm suggesting wine (The Elder Scrolls Online) then I can understand not accepting the drink.       

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