Saturday, 5 April 2014

E is for The Elder Scrolls



Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Notable Releases: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

There is nothing quite like getting lost in a fantasy game world.  And on that very note, not many games can boast of the same grand scale or level of detail found in the fictional world of Tamriel.

The Elder Scrolls is a series of open-world role playing games set in that world, a world rich in history and populated by several races. The first game in the series, Arena, was released in 1994. It was followed by Daggerfall in 1996. But it was only after Morrowind was released in 2002 that the series found mainstream success.

It was also at that point that the series found a place on home consoles, in addition to PCs. The next two games in the series, Oblivion and Skyrim, were released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and won multiple Game of the Year awards in 2006 and 2011 respectively.

The Elder Scrolls Online, the latest installment in the franchise, is out now for PC and Mac, with Xbox One and PS4 versions to follow soon.

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    1. Yep. Epic is the only word that does such games any kind of justice. :)

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  2. The only game I can play is Bubble Witch - I'm not sure if that counts. Nice to connect and follow on http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't heard nor played Bubble Witch, but it sounds like fun, so I'll be sure to check it out. :)

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    1. ...the only thing better than reading fantasy books. ;)

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  4. I've lost many hours... days... weeks of my life to the Elder Scrolls series. I can't wait for Elder Scrolls Online to be released. I've been playing a little on the beta weekends, but it's just too much of a tease!

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  5. Woo! I love this game. Sooooooooo much. I am intrigued by the online version, but I don't like online mutliplayer, or really playing with other people, but I do love the Elder Scrolls so.

    Rhi
    scruffy-duck.net // Welsh Bloggers

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    1. I've never really been a fan of MMORPGs myself, but if I ever got into one, it would definitely be something like The Elder Scrolls.

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  6. My second favorite game series!
    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

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    1. Cool. It's definitely in my top 3. :)

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