I finally got a chance to play The Elder Scrolls Legends today and it’s just oozing with potential to be a great card game.
I was introduced to The Elder Scrolls Legends over the course of a two hour tutorial that played throughout the story mode. Usually I loathe tutorials of any kind, but this game managed to keep me interested the entire time.
The gameplay started off really simple, but as I progressed through the story it opened up a lot more and introduced new gameplay mechanics to me. Once I finished the tutorial I was thrown into a match with a Argonian smuggler and I had to use everything I had previously learned over the last 2 hours to take him down.
I love how the different decks play and the art on the cards are really nice too. The game does look a little bland right now, but I’m hoping it’ll look better once it’s out of beta. Right now every match is on a brown map. It feels lifeless, but the gameplay is really good and I can see myself putting some more time into the beta since the new Magic game sucks so hard right now.
I haven’t touched vs mode yet, but I can’t wait to jump into it. I want to build my deck up a little more, but I refuse to spend real cash to do it. It’s funny that this is a beta with a fully functional cash shop :]. That’s probably the first thing Bethesda decided to get up and running. I’m not against putting 5 dollars in the game if it’s really good, but I don’t think it is yet.
The Elder Scrolls Legends has a ton of potential to be a really great card game. So far I really like what I’ve been playing and hopefully Bethesda will continue to move this game in the right direction. There are a few things that I would love to see expanded on in the near future and I’ll list them below.
- Revamp the battle map because it’s plain and boring to look at.
- Let us see the cards special abilities. If I’m using a archer card why does it charge into another card to kill it? Why not let it attack from a distance? 3.
- Make the starting race I choose do what it says it’s going to do. I chose a Orc as my starting race because it said I would find more Orc cards to play with. I only found 2 in 2 hours. Everything else was human cards. Maybe you guys should look into that.
That’s all I have right now. I’m pretty sure I’ll find more things that I want changed as I play and I’ll update this when I do.
Have you played The Elder Scrolls Legends? What did you think of it if you did?