PAX East 2014 going on, a Nintendo Direct earlier in the week gave us tons of new information regarding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. ... It's a tough call, but I think I'm actually going to talk about The Elder Scrolls Online. Or rather, the concept of ESO.
See, I'm a huge MMO fan. Ask me what my favorite game of all time is and I'll always answer Star Wars Galaxies. The sense of (warning: game industry buzzword incoming) immersion and place was unrivaled, and I loved that I felt like I really was there on Tatooine, living in the Star Wars universe. Likewise, I've always loved the Elder Scrolls games, and found Tamriel to be an interesting place full of unique lore and designs. The dream of being able to live in Tamriel as I lived on Tatooine is now here, and while it's too early to give a review - though you're invited to read Contributing Editor Sinan Kubba's thoughts on the game if you're curious about its quality - I can honestly say it's reinvigorated my love for the series in a way that excites me.
In the age of the Internet, we're seeing more and more games go online and offer connected experiences like The Elder Scrolls Online. My question to you is, do you feel this is a good thing or bad? Are you happy that ESO exists or offended by it? Are there any gaming franchises you'd love to see turned into an MMO? I myself would love to set up shop on the Citadel and roleplay as a humble storeowner in the Mass Effect universe, but then, I always did seek out endorsement from cosmic war veterans.
Leave your thoughts below after checking out this week's webcomics.
Penny Arcade (Time)
Critical Miss (Mediocrity Scrolls Online)
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Awkward Zombie (Dead Meat)
8BitGamer (Silly Samus)