Elder Scrolls Online Beta Impressions from SorcererDave

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Extra Costumes, Fantasy, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, MMOs, PC Gaming, PS3 on March 6th, 2014 by thelonegamer

Jingles tells it as he sees it.

There are many, MANY video commentaries and pre-reviews on the Elder Scrolls Online on Youtube. I’ve watched quite a few- from Angry Joe, Gopher and now, SorcererDave. Why would I choose this vid in particular to watch and post here on my blog? First off, SD is one of my Skyrim LP Idols, and perhaps one of the most thoughtful such LP-ers on the ‘Tube, with awesome RP vids aplenty. The guy, aside from having an awesome English voice (totally different from another English LP-er I really like) is very astute, honest and just plain cool.

He also looks at ESO from a Single Player perspective, one that I in particular share (being The Lone Gamer after all). So far the views he and the other vids I have seen seem very similar in their thoughts about the Elder Scrolls Online. I myself don’t see it as being ‘Skyrim with Online features’. It’s not, and it never will be. It’s an MMO. Will I subscribe to it? Almost certainly not. But I do want to keep tabs on it, being an Elder Scrolls game. I do wish Bethesda success in it, for I do want them to move on and start doing the next Elder Scrolls proper sequel (although I am still deep into Skyrim).
Anyway, give it a watch if you’re thinking about ESO. A lot of serious thought went into this vid, and it’s worth a look see.

Elder Scrolls Online Cinematic Trailer: ‘The Arrival’

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Fantasy, MMOs, PC Gaming, PS4, RPGs, Xbox One on January 29th, 2014 by thelonegamer

Game trailers don’t get much more epic or breathtaking than this one.

The first cinematic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online (PC, Mac, PS4, XBox One) blew me away months ago with its superb detail and action. But even that six-minute or so epic seems small in comparison to the sequel spot, entitled ‘The Arrival’. This 8-minute episode of fantasy CG continues the somewhat vague but eye-catching narrative, with the three heroes (Horned Nord Warrior, Elven Sorceress and Breton Rogue) first squaring off for a free-for-all, but then being faced with yet a fourth side to the struggle. With an entrance worthy of a truly terrifying heavy, what I assume to be Daedric Prince Molag Bal arrives with his Daedra minions. Even the obviously high-level heroes are pushed to their limits by the forces of Oblivion, before a victory or sorts is won… and yet another cliffhanger is reached- perhaps setting the stage for the game to come.

Not really sure if I’ll buy into this- I’m really more a single-player guy and more than happy with Skyrim, but on the strength of this trailer color me intrigued at what they are cooking up in terms of story. Will we see the heroes portrayed in this spot in the game? Who were they? I’d like to know. In any case, this is yet another trailer I’m putting into my mobile theater for always-ready-watching. Man, that was COOL.

In case you missed the first part of this cinematic trailer epic, check it out below.

There are three sides to every conflict, apparently.

Elder Scrolls Online ‘Alliance’ Cinematic Trailer

Posted in Elder Scrolls Online, Fantasy, Game Advertising, Game to Movies, Game-related Events, Gaming, MMOs, PC Gaming on January 23rd, 2013 by thelonegamer

Fast Tube by Casper

Videogame War never changes. Lots of guys die, people get to look badass.

As is the usual case with MMO’s, here’s the inevitable super-slick CG cinematic trailer for Zenimax’s The Elder Scrolls Online. It’s an impressive, almost 6-minute long action epic portraying the game’s three warring factions- The High Elves of the Aldmeri Dominion, the Breton-led Daggerfall Covenant and the Nord-championed Ebonheart Pack- racing to be the first to occupy the central Empire of Cyrodiil.

As spectacular as it is, of course the actual game won’t be anywhere as eye-licious. Still, there’s a lot riding on this upcoming, upstart MMO, and from all indications it may be something Elder Scrolls and Skyrim fans may want to check out. We’ll see.

Fast Tube by Casper

Some reasons why you may wnat to check out ESO.