The Elder Scrolls (Series) Review
Posted: 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
Each game takes place in Tamriel, during a pre-medieval period that includes a Roman-like Empire, Tolkein style monsters, magic and limited technology. You play a hero that rises to defeat a malevolent being or an antagonistic army.
Since debuting with Arena in 1994, the series has produced a total of five main games
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994)
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996) with a deeper plot and character classes.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002) with a more modular approach to expansion on PC and Xbox
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) with a tighter storyline and improved AI on PC and Xbox 360
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
- The Elder Scrolls Online (2012) on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
As you go you develop your character with combat, magic, and stealth. When you have enough skills you level up and choose a new improvement. Along with finding items and weapons, this enabled you to enhance your fighting ability. It's a game that players enjoy as much for the adventures that happen through open play as the main story.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 11/11/2011, updated in 2017
These games have additional content and the option to buy Season Pass access. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim had three expansions Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. These are included in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition.
On Switch Skyrim unlocks content via purchasing physical amiibo figures separately.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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