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The Elder Scrolls: Blades
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Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, Ipad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, 2018, 2019, PRO DOES NOT SUPPORT: iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim, comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a classic dungeon crawler reimagined. the blades, the Empire’s top agents, are forced into exile. On the run, you return to your hometown to find it destroyed. KEY FEATURES: QUEST and Experience stunning dungeon adventures. CREATE and customize your city, restoring it to greatness. CONQUER your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles.* CREATE any character you want and discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities. MASTER the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system. *NOTE: Arena modes will be added after the initial launch of The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Please visit elderscrolls.com for updates on this mode, as well as other exciting new information for the game
Es genial
by jesus2951 on 2019/11/20 14:49
:v
Lost my character
by BIGWORMSshooter on 2019/11/20 12:12
I had played the game for a decent amount of time and after not playing for about 2 weeks because of school I log back on to a tutorial screen and I can find any thing on how to fix this. However the game is great. The graphics and mechanics are wonderful, Todd Howard, you’ve done it again. P.s. this title would be a 5 star if my progress had not been lost.
Needs controller support
by DAddYE.it on 2019/11/20 07:59
Please add the possibility to use a remote controller. Would be especially amazing on iPad.
Tickles Your Pickle
by Smooooooooke on 2019/11/20 06:06
🤙🏼🍆✊🏽
Crashing yet again
by Twostaff on 2019/11/20 00:59
Crashes a few seconds into play. Iphone7.
Beautiful and awesome but...
by hxjvffjm on 2019/11/19 20:52
I’m level 17 and already all quests and jobs are too difficult. I guess I could grind and grind in the abyss but I don’t have time for that. Not sure how else to progress and I’ve only been playing for a couple weeks. The game itself is beautiful and fun to play though. If some type of lore was added, like a library in town, with associated quests that would be awesome. Love the game and I’m very disappointed that it seems to be hitting a paywall.
Tons of fun
by munetsuchi on 2019/11/19 19:46
Great game, wish there was a healing spell, and the ability deal damage outside initiated combat, like a sneak bow and arrow skill to get that advantage over tough enemies like cave trolls who regenerate quite quickly, and deal heavy damage. But otherwise I love it, fun combat system other than the regeneration enemies have but yours is like nothing.
The new update ruined it
by Dreamingoftokyo on 2019/11/19 18:02
I don’t know why but since the new update every time I click the app it glitches out and returns me to my home-screen. Started happening when the most recent update came out and I thought it was because I hadn’t updated yet but when I updated it got worse. Before I updated I would be able to actually load the app and get into the town before it glitched, now I can’t even do that.
Fun
by DeathKunt on 2019/11/19 09:21
Great game, but no sound.
Kept closing on me
by sarrra1 on 2019/11/19 07:11
It was a good game but it kept closing on me n I got tired of having to open the app n it bugging out wish it wouldn’t have done that
Help
by olegopal on 2019/11/19 03:29
Hangman’s wood mission keeps crashing when I kill a spider. Fix this since I can’t continue the game until I complete that mission
Was great and then....
by Rqgarcia25 on 2019/11/19 01:09
I have enjoyed this game immensely but all of a sudden in the last couple of days it crashes every time that I try to open it. 🤬
The Troll Hunter quest crashes the whole app
by jessicadebowskiyu on 2019/11/18 15:18
Unable to play this quest, and the app crashes every time I try to. Otherwise great game
Exteremelt difficult
by BloodyRubyred on 2019/11/18 12:03
Too hard to enjoy playing
Nice Game For iPad
by FLUXFAZE on 2019/11/18 08:11
Playing on an iPad 6th Gen. Still crashing every once in a while, mostly while moving from one vendor to another. Otherwise stable. Chest unlock times take some getting used to, but after expanding storage capacity are easily managed. At char lvl 33, town lvl 7 and still enjoying. UPDATE: Character now at lvl 41, Abyss lvl 43, Town lvl 9 with town hall maxed, all structures (bldgs/walls/gates) built out to castle style (including two Smithy @ lvl 6 & 8; two Enchant Tower @ lvl 3 & 6; two Alchemy Lab @ lvl 5 & 6; two Workshop @ lvl 1 & 5), a mix of houses/homesteads/dwellings (most are dwellings), a mix of decorations placed in all plots, and zero chests in unlock queue. Plenty of hard quests in queue to enjoy playing as gear ramps up. UPDATE: Character at lvl 45, Abyss lvl 44, one Smithy at lvl 9, one Enchant Tower at lvl 7. Character is now wearing matched set of Daedric plate and Daedric weapon, all enchanted and some tempered a little. A few town decorations updated with new items. Game progress has slowed but is still enjoyable play without spending any real money in the store. Crashes have dimished. Looking forward to more gear and shop updates. Occasional new scenario quests are keeping it interesting too. My 5-star rating stands firm. UPDATE: Character at lvl 46, Abyss lvl 45 (town still at lvl 9). Daedric gear set upgraded (weapon to Magnificent, all armor pieces to Superior) and serving well for daily quests as gameplay progresses at a much more leisurely pace. Expect to slowly advance now on gear tempering and town/shop upgrades until town and smithy leveled up to 10, making gear upgrades to Dragon set possible. UPDATE: Have played several hours now after iPadOS 13.1 upgrade without any new issues. Game still crashes occasionally when accessing vendors one after another, but that’s it. Character at lvl 47 with a few more gear tempering applied. Focus on Daedric gear set tempering has made it easy to run all quests of 4-skull difficulty and some 5-skull difficulty quests if paying close attention. Impressed with the game’s new OS compatibility and game state management. UPDATE: Still running fine on iPad 6th gen with iPadOS updates (13.1.1 & 13.1.2) applied; Character lvl 48 and having no probelms running most any quest difficulty lvl; a few gear ugrades applied (weapon tempered to Exemplary and matched Deadric plate armor set all tempered to Remarkable lvl); Abyss lvl 50; several structure & vendor upgrades bringing town lvl up to 9.6; experienced 1st app crash while in Abyss but app state mgmt prevented loss of progress; rcvd first legendary chest. Still no real-money purchases from store but have spent some gems there for one town decoration. One suggestion I will offer is that Bethesda learn to roll out games updates consisting only of components required to remediate bugs or add features. These all-or-nothing +1GB updates are an aggravation. I say this as I wait for the latest 1.2GB mandatory update to download and install. UPDATE: Town finally leveled to 10 with all buildings and walls in castle style, and several buildings max upgraded, character lvl 52, abyss lvl 50, main vendors all lvl 9, second vendors all lvl 5 except for 2nd smithy at lvl 8. Daedric weapon tempering maxed to Mythic and matched Deadric plate armor set at Exquisite or better. Like the Witches Festival nighttime lighting. Reminds me of a blacklight poster of victorian architecture I had up on my wall in the 70s. After Witches Festival update quests are more difficult recommending character lvls at least 4 lvls above mine but plenty are still doable. Crashes are more frequent on this iPad 6th gen now, sometimes requiring forced reset of the iPad which stops the crashing for several days of play but eventually returns, crashing the app upon every other app access. Feels like bad memory management issue but can’t tell if it’s in the app or OS (could be both). Haven’t been awarded any abilities/perks/skills points since hitting lvl 51 which has been a bummer. UPDATE: Just leveled character to 56. Abyss record lvl 54. Still no new skill/perk/ability points to spend. Apparently that ends at lvl 50, or maybe I must spend real money on something to get more points. Smithy and enchanter leveled to 10 and full Dragonplate armor set (including shield) with a Dragon Bone one-handed weapon acquired from a Legendary chest and two-handed Dragon Bone weapon crafted. Daedric two-handed weapon tempered to maximum (Mythic) level. Enchantments applied to all new gear and tempering being applied to them, and Daedric set, as mats are slowly gathered. Dragon Bone and Daedra Heart gathering is a grind, ugh. Arena challenges are too now that Angarion the Bold is the only opponent appearing for fights. Kicking his butt every time. Crashes still happening but less frequently and never during quests or arena fights, only while in town. Maybe the new update will be less crashy. Now for a long pause in play while unlocking 41 chests including another Elder chest, but first another 1.2GB update to download and install after the Witches Festival wrap. Still haven’t spent a cent of real money in the store and still enjoying the game playing free. If it’s still fun to play at char lvl 60, I may actually spend a little money for something.
Healing
by fookyū on 2019/11/18 07:58
Healing is complete bullsh#t but you guys know that. Good job on your gotcha bullsh#t
Update
by unkown missing on 2019/11/18 03:50
Give full review later
Good Game but
by Ggfgsitdiydydoycyoddoydyofuo on 2019/11/18 03:17
I’ve only been playing this game for two days but I love it! And I liked the option where I could make my helmet not show, but after I completed a dungeon and went back to town, I didn’t have my helmet anymore. It was fully gone, and I had bought the starter pack so it was that helmet. I just want to make sure that this bug is noticed and fixed.
Lots of improvement to do
by Raphielyie on 2019/11/18 02:07
Problems: -Sun disappears when you don’t fully go behind something -Smoke moves with you when you look up and turn the smoke also turns with you -You don’t have a shadow -Moving into npc’s results in them fast floating? You can push npc’s real fast -You can see sun behind a tree -sun doesn’t go away behind clouds -npc’s literally don’t do anything -the sky is a box looks like a box, shaped like a box the blue part -water inside the fountain looks funky(weird) -water is too too wavy -The abyss when you proceeded to the next level rocks fall to block you from going back, but you hear no noise when the rocks fall. -in one level, the blue level with that giant hole in the middle of the map, you can see through parts of that map -make sky’s blue in abyss levels Should do: -Make repair costs cheaper -Add detail to faces -can walk anywhere in your town -Can go inside town-hall -Sneak button in quests or abyss with sneak attack -enhance town graphics (seems off) -make this co-op -be able to give your friends small amounts of cash Errors: -Reviving yourself then attacking an enemy did no damage -App closes on me sometimes -does not give me 24hr free gift on time sometimes to early or 6 hrs late
Unplayable
by ZDaddy6800 on 2019/11/17 23:54
Game keeps crashing before the main menu. Had been enjoying the game and have dropped quite a bit of real money into it but now it is totally unplayable. Haven’t been able to log in for several weeks. Please fix.
Noice
by WormyReaperYT on 2019/11/17 22:56
It noice
Yes yes yes !!!!!
by SneakyNinja88 on 2019/11/17 22:00
Best fun I had in mobile gaming ever, Super Huge Elder Scrolls Fan!!! For a busy single dad this is my escape even if it’s only for 5 mins.
Game Will Not Load
by Misslex13 on 2019/11/17 20:05
Stuck on main loading screen. I have just downloaded this game. Opened it to play and it won’t go past the opening load screen. Kept my phone open for 30 minutes, no change. Updated my phone thinking that may be causing the problem. Deleted the app and downloaded the app again. No change. Can’t review the game if I can’t actually play it!
Actually fun
by dixonmiarse on 2019/11/17 18:44
Skeptical getting it, was expecting it to be riddled with micro transactions, but you can play without paying to win.
Good game but...
by CompradorNuber1 on 2019/11/17 17:36
I really enjoy this game but it just doesn’t have enough content. Sorry seems like it has gaps in it. Maybe a card game PvP would help pass the long swoons without any storyline.
Hook and Pay
by Battletoad on 2019/11/17 15:05
Ok, I have been playing this series for a very long time and was super excited to hear it was coming to the phone, I figured it would cost $10.00 or so with ingame options, and that would be that. However, the game will let you level easily up to about level 10 or 12, and then your quest levels begin to exceed your level, so much so that you are forced to buy chests that hopefully have potions in them to heal you. If not you can always buy potions - but that is far a few between. So if you have no pots, no scrolls of revival, it is emerald stones - which you will sometimes get but can buy. They revive you at 100 stones. You will die multiple times in the dungeons, and if you do not revive you lose everything you found, what ever you used is lost, and you do not get to progress from where you died - you start over. So you are forced to drop $5.00 to $10.00 per dungeon so you can progress in the game. It’s worth it to putz around on but don’t spend money on the game. You can easily end up dropping $50.00 or more for crumbs.
Super fun!
by Recovering Mormon on 2019/11/17 15:04
I was skeptical, but I am loving this game. Once you get the movement and and combat down (I prefer turning on the joysticks) it is super fun to play!
Review of the game
by Corey2462 on 2019/11/17 12:49
Ok the game is great don’t get me wrong I love it and all but there is just somethings that need to be done and fixed. Like for starters this game has been delayed and set back on releasing 2 times, then we get this which is only the early access, which is ok but the thing was it was supposed to be released 2 or 3 months before it actually came out so what happened that whole time up until now. One other thing is there is a few bugs and stuff that’s ok to we can deal with that. However after all of that, time there is no pvp arena which has been locked for about a month now, which is like come on when is it going to. Otherwise I love the game and would not stop playing for days.
I’m so bored
by Denardo M. on 2019/11/17 11:25
The title says it all.
WOW!!!
by Niuqudewanjia on 2019/11/17 11:19
The greatest game ever created hands down!
It’s good
by аlэjandro on 2019/11/16 23:33
I really like it but it crashes some times Not a lot though
It’s very good but..
by That one gay gamer on 2019/11/16 23:04
I had this game on my old phone and stuff and it was very fun and the graphics were awesome and it was so realistic, but then I got and iPhone 6 Plus and I really wish I could play it again..
Pay attention to the 1 star reviews
by Stquincy on 2019/11/16 21:39
These developers hide all bad reviews. Don’t believe any of the five star reviews. This game is so unbalanced and money grabbing, it’s not even funny. The only updates you’ll ever get are season themes. It’s all they know how to do. I know they all got there G.E.D’s s couple of months ago. Yay!
Plz
by storm trooper dude on 2019/11/16 19:34
I want to get this game but it won’t work on a iPhone 6 so plz fix that
For a game I can play on my phone it is amazing!
by Living Tantra on 2019/11/16 19:28
I love the graphics and the story line.
Decent, but buggy
by Gordan994 on 2019/11/16 17:57
Overall a decent game, but haven’t been able to get past the opening screen for the last 24 hours. I will say a major drawback is that the game requires internet to play.
It’s alright
by shadowkinglou on 2019/11/16 15:33
The camera is a little clunky but it’s usable and the story is alright but fir a triple A gaming company all the scenes should have voice acting not just the first paragraph
Crashes after double weekend bonuses
by X Shadow Owl X on 2019/11/16 05:55
Every since that double resource and gold bonus came into play my game crashes 10 seconds in. Please fix and I’ll change to a 5 star
Unfortunate
by Slaine9090 on 2019/11/16 05:07
Gorgeous graphics. Intuitive gameplay. Ability to customize your avatar. Pay to play/win. Prone to frequent freezing. The slow grind for resources overshadows the positive aspects. A pity since it stood out initially as a superior dungeon crawler. Recommend as a casual on again off again time waster with the caveat to prepare oneself for the aforementioned frustrations. Bethesda is known for quality console games. They missed the mark on this mobile import.
Love it
by Fobro on 2019/11/16 04:56
I really like the missions system and how every time you level up you are gifted something different. I love the series and Blades really ties into the lore and play style. It gives me heavy Oblivion vibes which I can’t get enough of. TES:IV is my favorite of the series so by default this game deserves a 10/10 in my book. I’d really like to see a kill cam feature like in Skyrim in the finished version. Also, third person POV would be really cool.
Enjoy it
by $awsomness$ on 2019/11/16 01:29
Great graphics for phone game
Fun, but with flaws
by Waggles8876 on 2019/11/15 21:53
Love the game, the fighting and story. Weapon types and elements matter, and forethought is rewarded. Those are 5 star. However, the number of forced shutdowns is becoming tiresome. The game closes multiple times, even in the middle of battles and quests. Also, repair costs need to be reduced. Doing a “job” often results in losing gold after repairs. A simple adjustment would fix that. Fix those and this review goes to 5 stars
Just wasn’t fun
by The Stu 88 on 2019/11/15 20:08
I love Elder Scrolls games. This is not a true Elder Scrolls game. It seems to be very aimed towards micro transactions and the kind of “pay to win” mentality that is plaguing FO76 right now. For example, while playing, I die. Game asked me if I want to buy some in game currency to keep going. I’d normally want to respawn to a previous point, try again, and continue improving my skill. But in this game... it just didn’t have anything I really wanted to come back to. I mean, try it out, it might be your type of game, but I found it to be very bland.
Won’t work anymore..
by Johnathan Wayne on 2019/11/15 19:09
As a HUGE Elder Scrolls fan, I was excited when this finally came out. Was working great for a while, for the last few weeks it’s been crashing as soon as I start the game up. I’ve emailed support and troubleshooted everything they’ve ask me to do and I still can’t play it.. I’m so disappointed at this point.. Also, they’ve stop responding to my emails..
Gorgeous graphics
by AmericanGhost on 2019/11/15 17:33
The game has gorgeous graphics and smooth animation. The treasure system is pretty good with new, stronger materials appearing as you level up which helps keep things interesting. I’ve only run into bug problems a couple of times. Those have included: the wisp that shows where to go doesn’t show up - usually in conjunction with the town person you need to rescue is nowhere to be found. Another was a quest that I had to quit after dying too many times wouldn’t give me the required gate key until I abandoned the quest and started over. Then, there’s the occasional “crash to desktop”. I would like a little more variety in the game play, like a free-roam (something to explore/discover)would be fantastic. Many of the mission areas do have secret areas which helps some but the only place to roam besides the castle is the Abyss which gets redundant. My biggest issue I’ve had is that I’ll work the quests that I’m able to until I get to a point where the quests/jobs are too difficult and require better equipment to tackle but there aren’t any easier ones to take on in order to get the equipment you need. So... off to the Abyss to try and level up. In other words, you can stall out. Another nice to have addition would be a means to target obtaining a specific resource. For example, my Dwarven ace requires 3 rubies to upgrade but I just have to wait for luck to get them. If there were a free-roam area where those were more prevalent, then I could use strategy rather than luck. Unless there’s some addition of more environments, free-roam and some opportunities to employ strategy, I don’t see playing this for years, but, I have enjoyed what is there quite a bit.
Its ok i suppose
by Gen1naBottle on 2019/11/15 13:48
I was drawn cuz i imagined basically just playing skyrim on the switch. Except i thought omg i can explore create and play on my phone amazing!! Only to realize its some weird base building rpg thing that is nothing like the other elder scrolls. Just give us two joy sticks and a tap to swing or a tap and hold to bow. Put the pause menu the same, and make all bodies lootable like the other elder scrolls. Also throw in some online so we can get parties going like wow. Throw in sole strong bosses and make it a real game. Maybe some town building, but dont make it a focus!
Great Game
by A nickname for review on 2019/11/15 13:14
Oct 2019: Elder scrolls has great graphics, a well thought through story line, and is very playable on iPad. I love the opt out of analytics feature. It took some time to kick in (24 hours). The last game I played showed no respect to players in this area, conducted fraudulent pay to play charges, and ruined any hope I will lightly provide donations to game devs ever again. My rating will move to five stars if a subscription cost were possible rather than pay to play which is full of privacy invading and insulting advertising tactics. Third party views would make it perfect. Update November 2019: I have been thoroughly enjoying this game! It is challenging yet free to play is possible. The graphics in the game outshine any mobile game I have played so far. It has never crashed once. It keeps providing delicious graphical surprises just when I thought I saw the same pattern one too many times. I haven’t had this much fun since playing Eternium. Well done! This game is not just eye candy though, you need to work out which gear will be effective for each encounter in order to receive achievable quests. The potions are tricky and could use improvement, it is unclear in which conditions they become available above the health bar, whether they stack etc.
Blade
by DannokArkan on 2019/11/15 12:11
Captivating graphic and mesmerizing action, all in the power of your fingers. I recommend this game to all the D&D lovers out there and I know there are many of us. Love it! Can’t wait for more to come.
Micro-transaction hell - avoid
by Georgia Flyman on 2019/11/15 11:58
Visually beautiful, good gameplay controls - yes Repetitive quests that keep you resource starved so that you can’t advance except at a snails pace or by buying materials for real money via micro transactions - yes Been holding off on a review for a while trying to be patient, but I’m tired of checking in daily hoping for a chest of resources that’s good enough to play that day. Even on a “half price weekend” I used up ALL of my gold buying the materials to make the health potions I was going to need to survive one quest that wouldn’t net me enough resources to build anything for the town or advance my cause. Every5ing about this game keeps you resource starved to try and drive you to buy materials and upgrades through micro-transactions Avoid it
Blades kicks!
by BamaBlows on 2019/11/15 10:28
Old gamer (like pong old)..... Loved Skyrim - waiting for something new, then Blades! Pretty linear, but graphics are sweet, story lines fun (though new quests are sporadic once you get the founders statue rebuilt). At level 54, been forwards and backwards through every dungeon. It gets harder, but the quests keep it interesting - wish there was at least one new one monthly. Overall well worth the time - Good job Bethesda! lowbrassdude
Bethesda4life
by Ex0tikMixX on 2019/11/15 07:44
I have loved the Bethesda games since my first discovery of morrowind in my early teens and have loved all Skyrim games since. After a decade of constantly playing Their games, I am INCREDIBLY satisfied with the results of this game that I got my husband addicted as well! We play this game AT LEAST 1x a day.
$99 is a joke who decides these prices
by Drum and bass in da place on 2019/11/15 07:11
I can’t believe another game has $99 packages to buy. Who seriously buys this and why on earth does anyone at corporate thinks that is a good idea? Please tell me . Because I would spend money on a game if the most expensive option was maybe $50 but this is outrageous. Deleted and boycotted . Absolute joke of rip off game
Holy Canoli
by alauer on 2019/11/15 02:05
This game looks and feels amazing. I am always skeptical of mobile games (especially RPGs) but this one is pretty dope
No iphone 6 compatibility?
by ChrisLee_38 on 2019/11/15 01:52
Not gonna lie. I only 1-starred because I’m salty. Is the game any good? I dunno. Can’t play it. I know it’s in the description. I saw it beforehand. I’m just bitter. So here’s your one-star review. Congrats.
More Quests
by FatJesus420 on 2019/11/15 01:22
Hope
A good start
by AGoodProgrammer on 2019/11/15 01:20
Needs work, but playable.
Cool game but......
by Bacchus67 on 2019/11/15 00:58
I really enjoyed playing this game, while it lasted. It’s a bit expensive, or can be, to keep your guy upgraded with armor, stronger weapons, etc., etc. But the story was interesting, the quests were challenging and the game continued to challenge the further along I progressed. But the app crashed so much it got to be too much. If I played for 45 mins to an hour it would crash 3-4 times. And that’s being kind. And it’s not my iPad, this is literally the only app/game that gives me these problems. Really frustrating and disappointing.
Can you fix the jobs and quests levels?
by Torren xxx on 2019/11/15 00:45
Why are the available quests and jobs at least 3-10 times higher than the level of my player? This makes no sense. I’m stuck and can’t progress in the game. What’s the point of that? Guess I’m done playing.
No
by delux$ on 2019/11/15 00:26
I can’t even load into the game I just want to play it
Great game
by ndnenbehdysbe on 2019/11/14 22:14
It’s a great game overall, the graphics and gameplay are superb compared to other mobile games, the only problem is the game lacks actual quests once you get into higher levels (i’m currently 48 and haven’t seen a real quest in forever) and the jobs you get are very repetitive due to the limited number of maps. The only other problem is that in the abyss, once you get to level 50+ you start fighting Lich’s, and not the regular nether lichs that are an easy kill, but the lichs are nearly unkillable no matter how good you are. Otherwise an incredible game and would love to see further improvement to the game and franchise.
I love this game.
by TheFinestVirgo on 2019/11/14 20:42
I love this game but I wish we could explore more.
🙄🙄🙄
by daddy307 on 2019/11/14 19:23
Needs update!!! Keeps crashing !! Overall good game!!
Great with a plateau
by סטיב קופרברג on 2019/11/14 19:00
I eagerly awaited this game and downloaded the early release on Day 1. It didn’t disappoint as a gorgeous, engrossing first-person ARPG—great for a fan of Bethesda games like me. The developers have continually improved the product by fixing bottlenecks in chest rewards, making gems more readily available so grinding without paying is more feasible, and tweaking combat difficulties. The recent Witches Festival event included a major overhaul of magic and skills. AND: like just about any game, the thrill comes to an end. There are a finite number of quests, the “endless” Abyss becomes repetitive, and gear improvements ultimately becomes marginal. I’d love to see more content after level 50, or even—imagine!—the ability to have more than one save file. Overall, fabulous game.
Loved it
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2019/11/14 14:34
I was so happy & appreciative when I found this game for iOS & initially had many positive things to say about it. Unfortunately, there are several aspects of this app that have taken much of the enjoyment out of this game. The first is an inability to stack enchantments. Second, the high cost to buy healing potions & the need for garlic to brew ANY potion (incidentally, garlic is basically non existent in game unless you buy it). Third is that somewhere after level 40 it’s become virtually impossible to block during combat with some NPCs, to the extent that clicking on the shield icon works maybe 50% of the time at best. Even on jobs that are ranked 3 or lower difficulty it’s very hard to complete the job/quest with one life. Additionally, these characters hit you so fast, so many times, & throw so many spells at you that you’re unable to block, swing, throw a spell, or in general have any hopes of completing the job unless you happen to have a rejuvenation scroll or you’re so frustrated you waste gems in order to continue. I know exactly why this is happening & I have no problem paying for extra gems b/c I love this game. However, I will NOT do so through extortion, which is what this game devolves into after about level 40 or so.
Love this game
by PoppaBear1980 on 2019/11/14 11:20
With that being said my biggest issue with Blades is the time wall or price to open chests. I dread finding any chests higher than gold tier. A gold chest requires 6 hours of waiting or like 72 gems to open instantly. The timers on building up towns is understandable but the timers on the chests are redonkulous. Maybe offer up a locksmith building that can decrease wait timers. I have no problem spending money on games I love but it feels like this game is just trying to steal the money straight out of my bank.
4 stars! Recap 3 stars.
by Husane twan on 2019/11/14 08:42
Update:11-14-19 I can not complete the mission "Resolution" the last objective will not complete (check on Saashi) I have been dealing with that same issue for the past month and a half, plz send update to fix it please!! I have been a player of this before iOS, back in 2008 on PC. This is amazing to have it at handheld level to lay down and spend hours relaxing and playing at very low power consumption!! Only issue that I think is the characters don't speak all the dialogs and I kinda lose my feel of the characters. The words help with knowing the characters so it's backing up the loss of voice in the speech patterns..
Game difficulty increases to not fun
by william funderburi on 2019/11/14 07:57
For the first 10 to 15 levels this game was enjoyable, but now at level 20 the difficulty is so challenging it takes several days to win a few challenges. It seems to be so profit driven it has little relation to the actual Skyrim — hard to enjoy without spending money to advance. Sad for a previously great Bethesda franchise.
Ok game
by shadowwolf0519 on 2019/11/14 05:34
Would be five star if we had bows and the if it wasn’t for the screwy controls
Help
by Dallas Blaze on 2019/11/14 04:33
Is there a way to restart the game from the start by chance
Great for about a week - Horrible now
by Duudman on 2019/11/14 04:18
This is the most infuriating mobile game I have ever played. I have loved the Elder Scrolls games since I could play them. Played Oblivion, Skyrim, and Online. Found this game a month ago and it was great! Played so much already. But there are so many issues with this game. Search "Elder Scrolls: Blades" online and you'll find so many articles, blogs, questions, and posts about the issues in the game. First, the level scaling issue. I have 10 Quests right now sitting in my menu. I can't complete them. I have all of my jobs in the menu as well. I can't complete them. They say I need to be a certain level otherwise it'll be harder. I've tried them anyway and keep dying. So I play Abyss and when I can, I do Jobs that I'm capable of doing. It is impossible for me to move forward. Every time I gain experience or new weapons and armor, the Quest apparently got harder? "Recommended Level 17 to complete this." Ok, I'm now level 17/18. "Recommended Level 19." What the actual f***? It keeps scaling horribly and I can't even play the game!!! Second, why do none of the shops have any money? I can't even sell one item to gain any good. Sure, I salvage more often than I sell. But every once in a while, I need gold for buildings, because otherwise I can't upgrade my shops/town to upgrade myself to even do my quests!!! I'll repair items - which you would think is paying the Smithy - but they don't can gold from it. So they start at low levels of gold, I can sell maybe one item I got on the last quest, and then I have to wait until the next real life day to play again to sell or see if I have quests. This game is amazingly infuriating. I can't complete anything and I've been trying for days to get to my next story mission to move forward. I understand that it's a free game with microtransactions. But the microtransactions are out of hand if I can't solve any of my problems without paying tons of money to progress a little bit, to have to pay money again later on. So many games are free without the *need* to purchase anything. Microtransactions should enhance the gameplay of those willing and able to pay. Many games, I won't mention the Battle Royale game, has made millions on only cosmetics. Not "pay-to-win." Or in this case, "pay-to-progress." I have spent money on Oblivion and Skyrim and their DLC on both the PlayStation and on PC. Thought this free game would be great to play while I wait for another console Elder Scrolls. Bethesda has lacked in the past few years with Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls Online and now Elder Scrolls: Blades. Please fix these issues for regular players like me so that we can continue playing the game for fun as it was intended. I'll be buying the next Elder Scrolls for sure, hopefully the issues are fixed for both this game and games to come.
Wow
by MaxSettings on 2019/11/14 04:16
I love this game, better then console graphics
Skyrim Fix
by DeeSill on 2019/11/14 01:31
Similar game play as my beloved Skyrim. Very enjoyable!
Love love love
by Zfnarkstmefmwfm on 2019/11/14 01:14
I only play blades cause it’s the only game from the series that interest me, but I absolutely love it!! Cannot live without this game!!
Very buggy
by Sand Consumer on 2019/11/14 00:11
The gameplay is great, but there have been just too many incidents of the game just quitting on me. The game just crashes for no reason. If Bethesda fixes this, then I’ll rate it 5 stars.
Love & LOVE butt...
by Tyty2141 on 2019/11/13 20:47
So close to perfection, it just needs more ways to connect & make friends & communicate as you both dive into the abyss! & either a bigger shield button for the iPad, or some kind of two finger press block system. It also doesn’t move to the left or right when I change the settings, & the joysticks aren’t appearing. Also...I’m not afraid to throw you my money, but don’t need limited time offers, I need a catalog! Please have mercy!
Started playing after first account erased?
by aliisuunn on 2019/11/13 19:43
✨✨My first go around I made it to level 21, without spending any real life money. Right now I’m on level 16, I have about 320 gems without spending real money. Levels get hard. But I’m still able to beat levels with 5 skulls and sneak around tougher enemies. The graphics are great, occasionally little glitchy. I’ve found if it glitches, maybe you’re stuck, it’s not letting you fight, idk, just exit out completely and open it up again. You’ll be back on your quest and you’ll be back a few steps, just proceed and hope it doesn’t happen again. I think it’s a little weird EVERY potion requires garlic and I know I’m not the only one. Really I can’t complain about hardly anything. Although I do wish there was armor that’s cute for girly girls like me. The jewels aren’t enough haha. Super great game. Generous daily rewards. Challenging and tests your patients, but for me that’s part of the fun✨✨
Lots of issues
by "The Room" Lover on 2019/11/13 19:24
I’ve spent a lot of time playing this game. I recently spent a bit buying gems to open some chests because I had too many. I was at level 58 when I opened the game one day and my character was gone. I reached out to tech support and now I’m waiting. They said a number of people are experiencing the same thing. The game is addicting but it is VERY repetitive. Level after level, job after job it’s the same scene, same enemies and same everything. I was playing to pass the time and see how far I got. The fact that I put money into the game and my character has been lost is a deal breaker for me.
What cannot retrieve character!
by The maad IT guy on 2019/11/13 19:01
Graphics are cool. Played for a few but started to feel very redundant. Same 3 dungeons played over and over ... huge let down from the maker of Skyrim and eso. Bethesda please stick to making elder scrolls 7 for pc and more content for ESO.
Waiting to play.
by Elcasserole202 on 2019/11/13 18:31
Stuck on the loading screen the whole time thinking that the specs are messed up or something bc i looked it up too. this has gotta be fixed
Fun, but repetitive & not balanced
by InfinityNYC on 2019/11/13 16:12
I’m enjoying this game, but it does feel a bit repetitive. The main quests are not, but the need to level up in order to do these quests relies primarily on “job” quests that often are too difficult to accomplish for my characters level. I was stuck for a bit, without knowing how to advance until I realized I could start “job” quests and then quit right away to get a new job. This is tedious and still the new jobs are too hard often times. Just slows gameplay down to needless levels. I should be able to quickly replace and renew jobs from the job board screen. Otherwise, it’s a decent game for Eldee Scrolls fans that can’t get enough.
Best App on the App Store
by Giorgio cardini vidoret 🏁 on 2019/11/13 15:51
Best app
Soo far I love it . Just one thing .
by Deathhimself671638020 on 2019/11/13 15:25
Could u guys add a little more sensitivity for looking around . I have it at full sensitivity and it still feels slow . So could you please take a look at it please and thank u Game I:D Deathhimself
Almost perfect
by Minoffin on 2019/11/13 08:41
Great game, good balance between building a town and slaying monsters. At times, however, the game becomes impossible which can be frustrating if not a total turnoff. Resurrection Scrolls can only be found not purchased. Health potions are sometimes overpriced or not available. And quests may all be too difficult. This all seems like obvious constraints to force players to shell out real cash to purchase premium game currency. This is a total turnoff. I’m willing to occasionally pay out real money to purchase premium game currency in order to speed up the game, To make that the ONLY way to play, however, is simple poor game design which pushes players, not to shell out money, but simply look elsewhere for entertainment.
Fun game
by Uncle Tammy on 2019/11/13 07:17
Great game to play and kill some time. You can pay to win but it doesn’t feel that way playing it. Moevment needs to be more responsive.
Great game
by Alamut of Ayuda on 2019/11/13 06:21
I’ve been playing this game since the first week it was released. I wanted to see if the game had a paywall, or if I could enjoy it completely even as a free to play player. I was able to max my town and shops and get a full set of dragon plate armor fully enchanted without hitting a paywall. That said, this game is worth putting your hard earned cash into, and after confirming no paywall, I’ve been happily supporting the dev team financially as I have enjoyed months of rewarding gameplay. Now the review: Graphics - 10/10 Absolutely stunning graphics and animations, comparable with many console games. Monsters of the same type are not just a different color but visually very distinct (e.g. a forest troll looks like it belongs in a forest and a berserker troll is nightmare fuel) Sound - 8/10 The environment is alive with sound, from the random greetings of the townsfolk to the varied noises of mobs in the dungeons, the sounds are everywhere and well done, bringing the game alive. Gameplay: 7/10 I love Bethesda Softworks for their open world sandbox style games. This is not one. You are in fixed dungeons with set corridors to go through. There is no wandering around the world as you wish. The quests are linear and very straightforward, select the quest/job and run through the set dungeon. Fights have massively improved since launch with mobs being much better balanced and more varied, although 99% will be the same repetitive motions and can get boring after a while. That said, a fight with any dragon or a lich will test you to your limits deep in the abyss. The game was fairly stable at launch but has become steadily more buggy over time with lag ,especially in fights, occasional game crashes, townspeople floating in the air, holes in dungeon walls, impassible spots on what looks like level floors, etc. They are not game breaking, but can be annoying. Bugthesda quality control is very evident at times. Overall I love this game despite its bugs. The quests have fun lore in them, watching the town grow from a ruin to something Solitude would be envious of is deeply rewarding, and late game gameplay is very rewarding.
Good but few things
by Rifle lord on 2019/11/13 05:14
I enjoy the game a lot. The main problem I have is that you can’t stack enchantments on gear that has it; for example I have a very excellent dwarf mace with no charms but it’s been highly upgraded into the levels you have to use upgrading points for and I have a lower damage one that has a fire enchantment but I definitely lack the materials or time to upgrade it as far. The elemental weakness system is a bit complex because everything is different and it’s mildly infuriating that skeletons and wights(the most common enemy types) are opposite resistances because lightning is near useless a damage type because it’s most appealing draw is to slow down the beefiest hits but it doesn’t do extra damage like literally almost anything else and magic isn’t even a skeleton trait so losing magic really doesn't affect them. Fire and poison are the only actually useful elements. That leads to my next point, it needs to be possible to dispel enemies using magic skills with a hit because when they use poison it ROTS health in seconds and I’m wearing dwarven and high orc gear so it’s not that I’m weak. There needs to be something done to either make enemies(NOT players) staggerable OR nerf their spells significantly. Finally chests. It should seriously be possible to open multiple at once because silver chests are cumbersome and pile up too quickly to only open 1 EVERY SINGLE HOUR. Most people don’t have the time to wait each second down to unlock the pile of silver chests. I propose making wood chests 30 seconds, silver 2 minutes, gold 6 minutes, and elder chests 12 minutes. Oh before I forget, when moving fast over the big maps the game sometimes spins me around a bit with a second pause which is disoriented disorganized and juts into the flow of the game.
Ruined before I can get started
by its_me_surprise on 2019/11/13 05:03
I can’t even make my character. Every time I try making my guy the game crashes. If tried at least 30 times. I give up trying :(
Fun until the Bloodfall Queen quest!!!
by Jordan29690 on 2019/11/13 03:08
I loved this game a lot and I came across the Bloodfall Queen quest and it’s super hard to pass. Every time I would make it to talk to her the game would glitch and exit out of the app or I would lose internet connection when I had full bars and it would start me over. I’m very upset and I deleted the game. I hate when I try hard and finally pass something only for it to go to waste! FIX THIS!
Someone read this, please
by dhkajdjdka on 2019/11/13 02:48
I could have given this four stars, but this has been having some major issues that have gotten worse every time I play. The combat system is garbage. It needs an attack button or something. Looking around is a chore. Make a system more like Minecraft, which isn’t a very fun game, but at least controls are much better. Occasional crashes and glitches, nothing too bad. Yet. The worst part is that animals like Skeevers deal WAY too much damage. I have nearly died many times and that’s really annoying. Skeevers and Spiders should deal very little damage. Also, every time I level up my Stamina, nothing seems to change. Please fix. If you’re reading this, and you already own Skyrim on Switch, or Oblivion on GPD Win, then you don’t need another Elder Scrolls on a portable device. At least not until they fix this. And lastly, this should be Open World, not just walking down a path through the forest because that’s all you can do. Don’t waste your time until they fix these glaring issues.
Too many bugs
by ItzPoodle on 2019/11/13 01:30
I’m currently stuck in a mission where the quest is to kill all the skeletons. I’ve killed them all but the quest won’t end. Clairvoyance only leads me back to the skeletons i’ve already slain. Another problem is enemies attacking you and canceling your spells yet they can continuously cast spells even when hit, it’s unfair.
Bad game
by Simxd18 on 2019/11/12 20:50
Don’t like the controls and don’t like the first person
😭
by brah 26 on 2019/11/12 16:27
I’m sure this was a really cool game but I couldn’t play it because I have a 6 plus.
It good but not good
by 685799999 on 2019/11/12 16:18
The combat system isn’t that good you really can’t move around and not die from an enemy but it is still a good game
I am a little disappointed with the updates
by gadst2011 on 2019/11/12 15:42
I am at level 52 and steadily finding the game more difficult because you can’t continue to upgrade your character after level 50 but the levels continue to get more difficult. I have spent far more money on this game than I am willing to admit and it kinda feels like Bethesda forgets about you once you have spent your money. They also changed the recommended level for the abyss recently which has made it really difficult to even get the materials I need to upgrade my armor and weapons. So now I am stuck grinding through jobs and unable to upgrade my character or armor or weapons and the game just continues to gain in difficulty. I would love to keep playing but it feels like I have spent to much money on a broken game.
Great game, but....
by BloodyLaRk on 2019/11/12 07:40
This is a great game. I really enjoyed my time of playing it. However, I have no idea why my recommended abyss level change to 30 when I leveled up 23... Now I could only go down 2 levels and die... I could not even make enough gold to repair my gears. It is ridiculous! The recommended level for all my jobs are starting from lvl28... seriously? Why?! I would grind for a few days. If nothing changed, I will quit playing.
It’s ok but.... I’d fix a few things
by Enviousins on 2019/11/12 03:34
The games graphics are high quality, let’s start off with the huge main perk here. They are wonderful. But there is a few things I would like to point out. Often times playing the game I end up having to stop due to max limit of chests. I have legit been on top of opening chests today and setting new ones to unlock but let’s be real. They take waaaayyy to long. Just let me open my chests. Like don’t give me a reward and then make me wait for it. I get slowing down the game but you’ve already done that with the level of difficulty in some of the challenges. (Sort of stuck right now with my character level 9 and struggling to get enough gold while struggling against chest unlocks is tiresome. I want to play the game. But I can’t play right now. I’ve upgraded my armor but my health gets overwhelmed by the number of creatures and their max level of difficulty.) Also not being able to fight in third person kinda saddens me. I like to see my character, not personally a first person fan. But last but not least, it loses the feel of adventure when you lose an open world sim. I feel almost trapped between building the city, jobs, and dungeon crawlers. It’s lost a lot of the feel that makes it Skyrim. However, I do like the ability to rebuild my city and customize it. More buildings and features would be cool. Feels like I can only customize it so much and it’s mostly houses and simple statue or flag like decor. Has good aspects and potential. But the over all feel.... well I feel cheated out of that Skyrim adventure, MMO, open world feel. Especially with soooo many MMO Open world games on here. I’d be willing to buy a real version similar the original Skyrim on here. Flat rate with dlc. But this I feel I am rapidly losing interest. And it’s day 2.
AWESOME!
by 🎃🤡🍁🍂 on 2019/11/12 00:54
I love the Elder scroll series Especially Skyrim. And this is taking the spot of Skyrim. This is a great PHONE game. And I don't say that ever. The controls are Phenomenal, the graphics are fantastic, the flow is amazing, the quest are just great. I honestly don't have a single complaint about this game. Its litterly Skyrim on my phone.
Some potential
by GlumbGX on 2019/11/12 00:18
Fix Hangman’s wood it is still frozen and does not allow me to continue, it’s a main story quest.
Very Mad
by Whats happend to my diamonds on 2019/11/11 22:45
I was on level 11 with everything and many coffins and now I get back online and it saids am level 1 with nothing. How can I recover back my character and all the items and money I had.
Love this series
by GainGreeen on 2019/10/01 03:09
I have loved and played this series for a while now. They are notoriously detailed and isn’t the kind of game you can rush through in a Ref Bull binge on Saturday night. That’s actually the cool part to me. I’ve spent like 10 bucks and really didn’t have to but I was so impatient and excited to play that I just pulled the trigger on it. I’m level 11 now and it absolutely got a lot harder on me quickly and suddenly. My town is level 5 because I only recently started concentrating on upgrading it. It changes a lot of the game up and provides more options for quests. I’ve got okay armor, green shield with fire resist, a legendary sword that is pretty sweet and a green pendant. It’s a little harder to find premium gems than I’d like on quests but as you level up they award you with decent bags of them. Graphically it looks identical to the console version of the game. Only request I have for developers is to make the 3rd person zoom out option available like on the console version of the game. I’m just WAY more of a third person RPG’er than first person. I’m an older gamer and first person makes me dizzy sometimes. JS. Please keep working on this because I’m hooked and can’t wait to see where this goes. I played Order n Chaos for 3 years and would grind for hours to get what I needed to upgrade stuff. I also spent about 2,000 bucks on stuff but felt that every dollar was worth it. Don’t regret any of it. This could be my next “every free second” RPG.
Perfect for mobile
by inkdupskin on 2019/06/20 12:23
I've played this for awhile now. I also read all the reviews where people are saying is boring or hard around level 9. Here's the deal, this game is awesome if played correctly I'm currently level 24, with my town about level 7 ( just a bit under ), I don't know if people are not building their towns up, but that actually expands the game, brings in new missions, upgrading shops gives better options to craft or buy with in game currency. Early on when things are easy upgrade your inventory slots and chest capacity with the free premium gems they give you ( I get a lot free fighting in the dungeons) I have over 700 now, never bought anything. Time your chest timers around your work day, open gold while you sleep, never run into waiting issues. As far as combat and complaining about dying, here's a tip get the healing dodge and upgrade it, choose your talents and perks wisely, craft health absorbing armor and jewelry, with the right loadout, and proper potion planning, no quest is too difficult, the challenging ones are harder because they're supposed to be, you'll have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when they drop a free legendary chest on you. I'm level 24, all eleven gear, rings and necklace, usually have 15-20 various chests to cycle through, over 700 premium gems saved up from free drops, haven't spent a dime of real life currency. Play smart play often, this is an unbelievable free offering from the elder scrolls franchise!!!!
Fantastic, fantastic!!!
by Johnny Johnny Sykes on 2019/08/01 16:38
I played for a month before writing this review because I understand it is still a beta release, Blades, in my opinion is by far the best game on a cellphone and trust me that I should be a critic I have played and deleted thousands of games. With all that being said Blades has amazing graphics that I would expect on a console, the gameplay is amazingly polished especially because you can tell they are improving it daily, when I first started Blades would shut down or freeze every so often (once a day) and now I cannot remember the last time that has happened. The pace of the game seems perfect to me as some days I don’t have as much time I will open the treasure chests and construct new buildings in my city and on the days I want to grind for gold, material or weapons etc etc... Blades surely lets me decide my own pace. I believe Bethesda is by far the best game developing company ever to make games so this is not a impartial review, I already knew I would love this game as I have from everything they have ever released. So far the only thing I would like added to Blades is the ability to change between first person and third person as so many of Bethesda games have done in the past, it is amazing that this game is free because I dropped many other games off of my phone, Blades is all I need. Thank you Bethesda and also a thanks goes out to whoever read this book I just wrote.
Entertaining
by Tug Boat Builder on 2019/06/21 02:00
The game is entertaining and can easily be finished with f2p. P2P will obviously have a massive advantage, but this is almost completely mitigated late game. The game becomes repetitive and a grind after level 35ish, which is fine for me and many other players, but may not be your ideal game. As a higher level it will take hours of gameplay for a single level with the game only currently having a few different maps and job types; maybe 40 different jobs in total. The mission difficulty is currently far to easy as once you can make the top gear you can stand still against the hardest enemies in a job for a full minute before they will kill you; add in abilities that heal/mitigate damage and they can't harm you. The developers are actively updating, but are sadly making the game easier and easier. Overall I am happy giving it a 5 star since it has entertained me and will continue to entertain me for many hours. I would suggest to the developers to make the game harder, and perhaps add in kill stats to know how many kills you have and damage you have done. Perhaps in in-game dossier to see enemy stats. My biggest issue is that the level-up rewards are completely unbalanced and worthless. 300,000 experience for a level and 5 grand soul gems was rather disappointing and should either be converted to far higher amounts or simply give us gems.
Strong Start
by Supahfly90 on 2019/06/19 04:30
Currently this game is in Early Access as I write this review. As a long time fan of the Elder Scrolls series I had my guard up when starting this game. It’s not an open-world as you might expect. It’s quite linear where you have to upgrade your town after it’s been destroyed and you do this by completing quests and jobs to collect gold, materials, and equipment for your character. So it has all of the basic RPG elements. The reason why I have given it five stars is because of how well the system works on a mobile game. Most mobile games are terrible in my opinion and this one has quality. There are the options to open up chests quicker and have more inventory slots and gold by paying real money, but you don’t feel as if you have to pay real money to actually progress and enjoy the game. Just be patient. The graphics are truly incredible for a mobile game and the ability to seamlessly switch from portrait to landscape mode and have the game keep up is impressive. I do wish there was more variety to the dungeon layouts as well as to the settings for the dungeons. Such as having open layouts where you don’t feel like you’re going in such a linear path and I think it would give it more of an “open world” feel.
Beautiful money pit
by Brindlehund on 2019/10/13 20:12
I am at level 36, so have spent time and money on this game. It is fun and frustrating. Game play is good, I like the way you can combine spells and weapons play. Graphics are beautiful. It is worth just looking around in the game. The money pit is subtle. It is hard to find or buy the ingredients for health potions and they are rare in chests. Healing skills are not easy to use, and unless you only do easy quests and jobs, you will need health potions, lots of them. Many jobs are over your level. With health potions you can tackle them, but without them you can only handle the lower level jobs. At this point, I have spent serious money on the game and still have a stack of jobs too difficult for my character. You can buy missing ingredients with gems and you can buy gems with real money. You will eventually have to spend money, lots of it, to challenge yourself. A smaller frustration is you cannot use even high level two handed weapons on enemies near your level. Neither the two handed weapon, nor your spells will offer sufficient defense. Another frustration is the merchants never seem to have enough gold to buy the loot you don’t need, and if you sell low level supplies, you will have a really tough time finding them later on. This means you need a large pack. You can increase your pack size with skill points or gems. You will get a few gems in the game, but not as many as you need. Best phone game around, but expensive.
Great start
by the kid with the hat on 2019/05/08 17:43
I think its fun and it's got potential. Obviously right now there's not a lot of variety and some parts are pretty unbalanced, but it looks beautiful and reminds me of the console games without just trying to copy them (although i was a little sad the bears weren't tougher). I think y'all did a great job so far, and here's just a few more specific suggestions I hope y'all consider: 1. Quick weapon/shield swap button in combat. Considering the dungeons currently consist entirely of walking up to enemies and fighting them one on one, the fact that in challenging missions you often need to open up the menu to optimize your loadout for every other battle is kind of a pain. Eg, the way most crypt levels are all wights and skeletons, which have the exact opposite resistance/weakness. Does it remind me of the console games? Yeah. Is it still annoying? Yeah. A button in the corner to quick swap your loadout would be awesome. 2. Library or something. I'm sure y'all are working on lots more buildings already, but i'd just like to suggest that one hold the information on enemy weaknesses, resistances, abilities etc. It's just confusing to try to remember the tips. You could even make it quest based, like the researcher guy says go kill 10 wights and he'll add them to the library or whatever. Just an idea to add more variety to the town and help the player keep track of all the game elements.
Fix it
by 41029110000 on 2019/05/03 06:01
This game has great potential but it’s not there yet , I have been playing a couple of days now and I’ve noticed that it’s very hard to continue with out paying money as far as graphics go it’s wonderful but it still lags and glitches a lot , the thing that bothers me is that I was on a level that 4/5 skill and that’s not that hard but I killed 4 troll who had hit/attacked a lot more than the last but even though I have a full bar of health I some how die from two hits?, not to mention almost every time I tried to hit a button to use my magic or my abilities it wouldn’t let me , the game has so much potential but what bothers me is you have to pay to win . The features I wish they would add are some of the simple ones that I think would make a really big difference and let the player enjoy the game more , like being able to carry around food that would be awesome one level I only had two things to eat and ultimately ended up losing , I wish you could find more building materials sometimes if I’m luck I could get like 3 maybe 4 on a quest or job , I also feel they could maybe allow followers that would be cool but this game has a lot of potential. Thanks for making a game like this for the phone but I hope to see you improve it in the future I wouldn’t mind if you had to pay like 10 bucks for a full game like Skyrim kinda rather than pay like 100+ to get what I need to complete a level then ultimately pay more plus some in the future.
Huge potential
by CptSteampunk on 2019/06/16 18:44
So far, I’m really enjoying this game. The combat is unique, way different from what I would have ever expected. It’s a really good surprise. I like the combat a lot, and since this is a mobile game, it makes it easy to use, so it’s not overwhelming you just trying to get one hit in like some other games I have played. Story isn’t too engaging just yet, but I’m only level 9 as of writing this. The chest unlocking feature, I’ve seen this a lot and I quite frankly enjoy opening silver chests, since they’re worth they hour long wait. Gold chests are also exciting to open. Wooden chests almost always have resources I badly need to build up my town. When I get new items, I’m actually just constantly checking if stuff gets easier so I can have more of a challenge, and progress in this good game. Building up a town to unlock missions is a way to make you prepared for other missions and an easy way to add new characters into the story, so as you develop your city, so does the story. This is a great idea, glad you did it. Great mobile game, easy to learn how to play and what you do, and it’s really fun. Okay, a big thing that I think can change is the quest system. So far it’s just repeating the same thing, but in different areas for slightly different reasons, over and over for progress in the game. I guess that’s not so bad, so keep up the good work.
A little disappointed
by Defcon106 on 2019/05/21 16:26
This game is actually pretty good and very pretty. The combat is actually a little less clunky than Skyrim somehow, but also really slow. I know it’s a mobile game so I’m willing to forgive that, but you can’t move while you fight, which I don’t fully understand. The reason I’m only giving this 3 stars is the network issues. You’d think that Bethesda would have learned from fallout 76 that a always connected game is garbage, but it is mobile and therefore a cash grab. They always want to offer you things in the store, even during single player quests, so you always have to be connected. I have a few spots I like to play games that don’t have the best connection, like the subway and I can’t play this one at all. I miss my gameboy, where the whole game was right there to play and enjoy, we just don’t get that anymore because of online shops. It’s just sad because this could be a really fun game, but I’ll probably get bored with all the waiting for loading so I’m probably not going to bother spending anything on it. All the stuff you buy is just for materials and gear that you could get from rewards for the quests, but you can’t do the quests unless you have a great connection. I even got dropped from a quest because of a weak connection and lost 5 gems (the premium currency). Give me an offline mode and I’ll probably continue playing. At least there are no ads.
A pretty money pit
by Agamemnerd on 2019/08/02 13:42
Without spending money, you’ll progress slowly in this game. My typical experience is dungeons will give you about 1500 gold and cost 2000 gold in repairs on your armor and weapons – logging in daily for free handouts will offset this if you were happy only actually play once a week., Materials are rarely available at vendors – upgrading vendors upgrades their materials but they stop selling the ‘older/common’ stuff when in fact they should have more of that stuff - which you need for tempering/enhancing your armor and weapons... The game will actually punish you if you upgrade your town past what your current level is in terms of the armor and weapons you would like to forge or upgrade. I hope this gets fixed. The other option is spending gems for materials you can’t really farm, can’t buy from vendors, and only drop rarely during play – pay to win(ish). It’s a beta game; I hope they rebalance it so that paying to win is an option but not a requirement; right now it pretty much is a requirement. Biggest gripe: vendors that are upgraded offer better stuff in terms of weapons, armor, potions, materials; they need to continue to offer even more of the older stuff that they originally sold. Having to use gems to pay for Dwarven ingots because my blacksmith only sells ebony is ridiculous.
Great Game
by A nickname for review on 2019/11/15 13:14
Oct 2019: Elder scrolls has great graphics, a well thought through story line, and is very playable on iPad. I love the opt out of analytics feature. It took some time to kick in (24 hours). The last game I played showed no respect to players in this area, conducted fraudulent pay to play charges, and ruined any hope I will lightly provide donations to game devs ever again. My rating will move to five stars if a subscription cost were possible rather than pay to play which is full of privacy invading and insulting advertising tactics. Third party views would make it perfect. Update November 2019: I have been thoroughly enjoying this game! It is challenging yet free to play is possible. The graphics in the game outshine any mobile game I have played so far. It has never crashed once. It keeps providing delicious graphical surprises just when I thought I saw the same pattern one too many times. I haven’t had this much fun since playing Eternium. Well done! This game is not just eye candy though, you need to work out which gear will be effective for each encounter in order to receive achievable quests. The potions are tricky and could use improvement, it is unclear in which conditions they become available above the health bar, whether they stack etc.
Unenjoyable reward structure
by Quartz Collector on 2019/05/06 20:29
While Blades provides some level of satisfying dungeon crawler gameplay with the combat, earning the rewards is not at all a fun experience. Being unable to open any of the chests I find during a dungeon run because I have a 1 or 6 hour timer running on opening a better chest is disappointing. The changes to silver chests have helped with the bloat on chest capacity, minorly, but requires that I spend more time worrying about timers. Collecting the variety of materials needed to construct buildings, craft weapons and armor, or potions is dull as it is either through chests or jobs, the repeatable grind of side-missions. The main quest does provide needed materials early on, but is hardly a reliable source later. Blades feels most like a lootbox collector, and the result is that the moderately enjoyable gameplay lost its value once I felt like I was stuck in a pointless loop. Do a quest or a job, collect chests and sparse materials, open chests and/or spend materials on crafting or building, repair and repeat. The ultimate goal of that cycle is to... enable the continuation of that cycle, but with better gear and buildings to provide you with the game’s RPG mechanics. Many games do this, Blades has done it poorly if it has made me so painfully aware of its gameplay loop without offering something of substance. Perhaps its a limitation of conventional mobile game design, which is a shame, because the hardware can handle much more than the standard.
Solid for early access. I hate pay to play
by "Darius" on 2019/05/05 21:55
This is a wonderful mobile version of elder scrolls. Pretty, entertaining, and just plain fun. It’s simple, but something you can thoughtlessly sink a few hours into. Which is fortunate because if you’re not willing to sit through some clash of clans style build times, you’re gunna have yourself a bad time. The biggest problem is everything in the game past level 5 is a half an hour or more to accomplish anything, and buildings feel useless and meaningless more often than not. The quests are a little repetitive, but nothing we haven’t seen before. The biggest problem is that after gearing up after 20 hours of blacksmithing decent armor, you find yourself at a wall. At around level 9 i found the most severe difficulty spike of any game in recent memory. Every fight in the game went from “yeah if you swing enough they’ll die and you take no damage” to “if you don’t have at least 1 potion per enemy you’re gunna die even if you perfect shield everything” I’ve tried grinding and leveling up, but honestly the armor and quest differential is insignificant compared to the jump in power of enemies. While i seriously enjoyed the first few mindless hours of gameplay, i wish there either was no difficulty spike, or it came in late game. Not when it feels like you’ve barely gotten anything done after 7 hours.
Amazing game
by Ho Really? on 2019/06/22 02:58
Being a person who really enjoys dungeon crawler games, I find this to be an awesome game. A lot of people are complaining about level 10+ being too hard, but the game isn’t hard AT ALL. If you need gold or building resources go to the ‘job’ tab under the quests section and you will typically get 1 star or two star difficulty jobs that reward equipment and other goodies. Don’t try and win quests that are 5 star because they were made to be difficult to lower level players. Upgrading gear can help make fights a lot easier as well. Consider crafting gear with better stats, or temper your weapon/armor piece for increased stats. If it is possible, upgrade your blacksmith to unlock better items in the shop and under the craft section. Another frequent complaint is that chests take too long to open. Don’t ever open golden/silver chests as soon as you start playing the game, because you will be unable to open other chests until the timer expires. You can always increase your storage space for gems by pressing the plus button. This game is a really great game with good gameplay and amazing graphics. I would definitely suggest this to anyone who is looking for something fun to play.
Limited
by hftvdjffg on 2019/05/17 02:16
I’ve been a fan of the Elder Scrolls since the 90’s, and i am so sorry that I don’t have better things to say about this game. The graphics are beautiful, but the game play is limited. Movement is limited. You can’t run, jump, climb, fly, swim, or go outside the limited fixed paths. You must fix up a town that no one will ever see. The town is small and there is only one. You can’t leave your town and explore the world. You never journey anywhere. There are no maps. You can’t make your own house or go inside any buildings. There is little to no freedom or creativity. The players still don’t talk. The dialog is prescribed. The quests are limited. My battles the first day are just like my battles after 21 levels. The same monsters are just harder to fight, so all my extra armor, better skills, magic weapons are all nullified. It does offer some variety in the way you can fight an opponent and you can develop a little more skill when fighting. But you can’t run away from an opponent, use any of the environment to your advantage, use any sort of missile weapon, sneak up on an opponent, or have any other outcome than either you die or they die. I’m saddened that I game isn’t more fun to play; I really wanted it to be great. It’s a fraction of the same old game and not as fun.
Game review a plus
by Jay D B on 2019/09/13 00:14
I didn’t see a lot of marketing for this game but over all the graphics are great. Combat wise it general but the different things you can do make it interesting. Spells, different weapons, different armor, abilities, and 3 a skills trees (spells, perks, and abilities). I haven’t gone through a lot of the story but so fare it seems interesting and holds me into the game. My only dislike is the time it takes for treasure chests to open. 5seconds for wood chest, 1hr for silver, 6hrs for gold. There are 2 more chests that I have yet to get but I can assure you it’s a much longer time frame. I’m used to games where the vendor has unlimited money to buy my vendor trash but these don’t. They have a limited amount that increases when you purchase items, over time, or an upgrade. I enjoy building my own town in addition to the customizing with added features. It just gets more expensive and material needy the higher your town prestige gets. This is of course a free to play game with in-app purchases but it is not a pay to win. I’m currently at level 23 and have yet to spend a dime of real-world currency. I would enjoy this game even more if they would just change the vendor buys and the timer on the chests.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Outstanding Bethesda!
by ust00pid on 2019/06/13 21:15
As it turns out, this really is the best mobile game in history! I was one of the few folks lucky enough to play early access and I love EVERYTHING about the game. Having a reason to put it down once you reach a chest cap, having to grind 10x as hard as paying players for a chance at the good loot/items and you guys making grinding seem like something worth picking up the phone and opening the app. I wrote a 4 star review before, after the E3 update, but as it turns out I misunderstood an in game mechanic. I was ready weeks ago to write a 5 star beaming review and didn't have time. I got time today! If you don’t love this game, I respect your opinion. Don’t mind me, I’ll be over here with my dragon plate armor and lvl 10 buildings 🙌🏾. If you can’t see yourself competing with pay to win players, this is not for you. If all you want is a mainstream video game company to give their all to make the best mobile version of their catalog then you are welcome!!! Thank you Bethesda and everyone involved. Not just for letting me play early, but for getting this sooo right. You can’t please everyone, but you sure did right by me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very well done.
Entertaining and fun, but money grab
by M1key-_- on 2019/09/08 13:45
This is a fun RPG for mobile but this game will just about force the player into spending actual money to continue your positive experience. I’m level 25 and I have had no issues, up until this point. After playing for about 2 weeks, I’ve noticed my chest stash is continuously building up. I cannot keep up with the gold chests and silver chest, to the point where I no long have room for more chest that I find in quests. I have even spent premium gems to increase chest stash size, but the amount of chests continue to grow. I have 16 golden chests and 14 silver chests. How am I supposed to open all the gold chests and open up slots for new chests? Each gold chests requires 6 hours to open: 14 x 6 = 84 hours. That’s over 3 days folks, and that’s assuming one would begin unlocking a chest immediately after one has been open, but that is unreasonable. Add in the silver chests and it’s over 4 days. If I continue playing, I will consistently have to stop playing quests and completely focus on opening chests for 3 to 4 days at a time to clear my chest cache... watching a timer is not fun. Why can’t we choose to delete chests? Deleting a chest should be a no-brainer and should be a decision that the player makes. It would be even better if we could sell them but again, this is a strategic money grab to force the player into opening these.
Has promise but...
by OldManGenX on 2019/05/16 13:19
The good: Graphically this game doesn't disappoint. Controls are finally customizable, but incomplete. There needs to be additional options to hot swap weapons and quick use of poisons/potions. The initial story line is decent enough to keep you interested until ~level 30. I do like the town building feature, but I would also like some option for switching building positions. Overall game play fighting is fluid, even when playing in portrait or landscape. The bad: Does require a stable internet connection. If your phone switches to different wifi signals automatically, you'll need to re-sync. Typical P2W options, but not necessary for initial and mid game. The ugly: End game design needs thorough vetting. Gear repair costs escalate significantly, but gold accumulation from mobs or jobs falls well short of what's required to maintain gear. No option to disenchant gear to recoup some materials and try to re-enchant gear. High end materials for enchanting and crafting are only achievable by opening chests. Gear rewards for chests do not align with character level, especially for the top two chest options. As a result, the grind for decent end game gear is out of reach. End game design warrants skill tree focus on health management as a requirement, and therefore limits flexibility with how gear should be enchanted to maintain survivability.
Good game with some small flaws
by ktamb on 2019/09/18 11:33
I was pleasantly surprised by how much you can do on this game. It has quests and a bit of a story and crafting. It’s not completely open world but it is a mobile game not a console. I’ve spent a lot of time enjoying this game and I will continue to. There are two flaws that I have noticed from the beginning. There is one flaw that I think can be fixed and one that probably can’t. It won’t stop me from playing though. The first flaw is in combat. The way the combat is designed there are too many ways for spells to not work. I like being a spell caster and I feel like spells have been pretty useless especially at low levels. Better to have an enchanted weapon. Spells can be interrupted by you being hit but also if you do something like block or swing a weapon it interrupts the spell too. And you can’t attack something from a distance like a squishy spell caster would do. Weapons are much faster and do more damage with combos. The combat could be fixed though. The bigger problem may not be fixable. Because the game requires a constant link to WiFi I keep getting booted off. Every time I go into the game it takes forever to load and if the WiFi has a hiccup I end up watching the loading screen again.
Elder scrolls on the go
by A.B.Money on 2019/05/05 02:22
First I have played this game since early release , I have not spent a dime of real money and have made it to level 13. The latest update gives gems that you could purchase for easy jobs to complete. This game is simple and fun to play. The controls are easy , one hand tap to go or landscape mode with virtual joysticks. The combat is a simple tap and release timing mechanic that still makes the fights challenging and fun. The quest are a bit repetitive in the job section with easy collecting missions and the enemies seem to be a bit tougher then the mission rates. You are punished for missing a block with low health. However once you access the alchemy shop you can brew potions at a cheap rate. The update made jobs more worthy with bigger rewards for completing. Weapons and armor offer different enchantments and stats that affect enemies differently depending on the type. If you have played any elder scrolls games this is exactly what you could expect for a mobile version. There is even a hometown that you rebuild and add different shops and housing for population growth. The game overall is simple and easy, it picks up wherever you left off after you close your phone and definitely gets you through a bored moment. Worth the download
Repetitive dungeon looting, slow advancement
by Ggggggg3344 on 2019/05/02 05:01
Let’s start positive. The game looks great and plays well on my phone. The enemies are diverse and their resistances/weaknesses make them interesting. Fighting is pretty smooth as well. I liked what I have seen of the storyline. But...I found this game underwhelming. I was hoping for another Morrowind or Skyrim experience, but this is not it. I am a longtime Elder scrolls fan and would gladly pay for another RPG, but the freemium model gets very frustrating, very quickly. I soon hit a point where I was too weak to continue the main quest, and my chest allotment was full. Looting without gaining chests costs more in item repairs than you gain. My options were put the game down or pay. I put it down... for a month. I just got back in out of boredom, but I’m in the same boring spot. Other complaints: the dungeons are very, very repetitive, you have to complete quests in one go and they often backload the difficult enemies. It’s frustrating to spend 10 minutes on a quest and have to repeat it from the start. After a few attempts, it makes you wonder if you’re spending your time wisely. You can sell items to vendors for one-fifteenth of what you buy them for. Basically, my interest ran out of steam because I was not advancing my character enough. I’m still an Elder Scrolls fan and eagerly await their next non-freemium game.
Lots of Potential, but needs some work.
by Trearel on 2019/05/19 03:54
I’ve been playing for a while now (level 22) and I can say that I’ve enjoyed the game. However somewhere around level 15 the game came to an absolute crawl it was like going from 100 to 1 in a matter of 1 level. After crossing that threshold doing the main quests was replaced with having to do a large amount of jobs and Abyss runs in order to get the gear and material needed to progress. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing but there needs to be some balancing done to the story and quest, because there is a lot of time in between the story you kind of forget what was going on. In short it just gets super grindy, like Destiny 1 grindy. I wish I was smart enough to come up with the solution for this, but I’m not one to be the expert on how all that works out. Maybe tone down the difficulty on the quests and creatures. For instance trolls are so bad right now. Their regen is manageable but extremely excessive. And because the game is gear dependent, leveling isn’t really that amazing. That’s just my thoughts over all game is good especially for early access, but I think we have a little ways to go before we are there.
Love this game but something about potions needs to change.
by Power Pringle on 2019/10/16 23:21
Love this game and I’m going to keep this review short, everything is amazing in this game it doesn’t blow anything up for micro transactions and if you ask me you can get a lot of gems with spending money on this game and it makes it fun that it’s now blowing up micro transactions all in your face. But let me talk about potions. Health potions to be clear. Garlic is an common item yet so hard to get. That or lavender. Yeah you have to grind to get items but even the alchemist over prices her stuff and it has mad the game well let’s just say unenjoyable from this part. It’s hard to complete some quests or missions without health potions granted that some of the maps have food lying around the other maps don’t. And it’s extremely hard to grind out missions just so I can make health potions. Chests will sometimes give you garlic or the alchemist ingredients you need which is amazing but I just feel that there should be a constant stock on ingredients at the alchemist and it would be easier to get money and buy ingredients off her instead of sometimes finding key ingredients that are suppose to be “common” to get. Other than that this game is FANTASTIC KEEP IT GOING PLEASE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kim’s review of Blades
by Persian Leopard on 2019/09/12 12:44
Even though the game is still in the development stage, it’s incredibly well made. The game gives you character customization choices in which you can choose from the ten Elder Scrolls races and have customization choices that mirror those in Skyrim. The game takes place after the Empire has been defeated by the Thalmor, and the player character is the last surviving member of the Blades, who has escaped back to his/her home town only to find it has been razed. These events kickstart the adventure as you work to rebuild your home town and investigate the attack. The graphics are quite good considering that this is a cell phone game. I found myself enjoying both the storyline and the characters with whom you interact. The game isn’t complete yet, so there are lines which are not yet voiced, no map, no 3rd person view available, and in combat your weapons sort of float in that there is no visible hand gripping them. Even though this game is still being developed, I highly recommend it, and despite the above issues, the game is still incredibly complete with both character and town leveling systems.
Only playing because I don’t have Skyrim anymore.
by aeros.mommy on 2019/09/16 06:38
This app is alright, it’s kinda nice to have something similar to Skyrim right on my phone. (I don’t have a ps4 anymore) However I think they need to add a few things to make it perfect. First of all, I get so irritated because of how hard it is to acquire health potions. I only have one alchemist’s shop right now and it’s annoying that they only carry one potion at a time. It takes way too long to get missions done b/c of this, cause you literally struggle to survive. And your gems run out so fast, it’s hard to even buy some that way. (I don’t have actual money to spend on this app) Second, I was really disappointed when I figured out that you can explore outside of the town like in other games. You can only do that if you’re on a mission and I can’t stand it. You feel so confined. I get that it’s mobile so you won’t get much but that’s really limiting the apps potential. And lastly, again, the exploration is so limited. You can’t even go into buildings that are within your city! I’m not extremely far in the game and I know there’s a lot to unlock but the fact that I can’t go into the buildings I create is pretty dumb. Don’t get me wrong this is a fun pastime, but don’t get your expectations too high.
Fine but needs work
by Aurora Roarer on 2019/06/15 23:07
The game so far is enjoyable, though it is annoying how my chest inventory is filled with silver chests that stop me from playing nonstop but I understand why it is that way (make it a litter more time consuming to get the better stuff out of them). I would really appreciate a quicker way to switch weapons out in the middle of battle rather than navigate through 4 screens. I would also appreciate being able to easily choose the order the abilities and spells show on the combat screen, as once I grow use to it being one way if I switch out a skill it will completely mess up the order so instead of healing I use poison on the skeletons. I understand that it is an early access so I do not expect everything to be perfect. I would also appreciate a way to figure out the enemies weaknesses more easily even if it is just navigating through the help log to find it in the middle of combat (instead of learning about them in the quick screen transitions). I would also appreciate some of the smaller things explained in the help log, like when you enchant something you may get a bonus or two abilities. Just some ideas to help the experience.
High potential wasted by timers and bottlenecks
by NickerPL on 2019/06/29 18:39
The game has potential but the way it is designed to bottleneck players with egregious timers is insane... imagine Skyrim with a less compelling world, very basic and boring story, basic combat, very basic and repetitive level design, and most importantly TIMERS that are all over the game and ruin the experience (e.g. you got a good chest reward from a quest and want to open it? Good luck waiting hours until the chest opening timer finishes so you can finally be rewarded with the chest’s contents; you asked the blacksmith to craft you a piece of armor? Good luck waiting until the timer finishes; you want to build a building to improve your city? TIMERS; You want to craft potions? TIMERS; Enchant gear? TIMERS. Et cetera). The way I see it, Bethesda puts the gamer between a rock and a hard place because you can either NOT purchase their expensive currency and suffer, OR you buy the overpriced currency and speed up the timers. Those timers ultimately left me with a feeling of "I’m not willing to invest a year of my time to get through all of this content due to the bottlenecking timers that are delaying me; it would just make me feel like I wasted a year of my life for a very unrewarding experience". Give it a try if you want but personally, I said "hard pass” after a little over a week.
Blades by Bethesda
by Scottagain on 2019/06/11 19:32
I have spent no money on this game so far and am already at level 20. There were times when I thought there was nothing to do and jobs were above what I could do but I could always grind it out in the abyss. I’ve swapped out to Orchish equipment and keep a supply of heal potions in case I run in to trouble in the quests. One thing they do not have is dual wielding, but hoping for that later. It’s not as open world as Skyrim but what do you expect for a phone app. I have gone to playing this the most on my phone and have mostly dropped the other apps and maybe will play them if I am tempering or opening a chest. Those that are spending money on this game I think are just impatient. I can wait for things to come available as long as there is something to do. You can jump in and out of the Abyss to go after what you really need and sometimes the quests will give you what you are looking for. Sometimes you can get around the monsters to get the quest done. They will chase after you and sometime you run into another monster down a hall and end up fighting both of them. Great game!
Reviews lie
by CookedbyCarma on 2019/08/23 16:53
This is not for the impatient teenager or middle schooler who wants to play a sword fighting game. This is for the teenager or young adult or even adults in general who enjoy real in depth RPG games. It’s not as in depth as a computer RPG or a console elder scrolls but it is magnificent still. Although one thing I would recommend is a more broad approach to areas you do quests in. It’s pretty much the same dungeons with different or stronger monsters as you progress with the subtle extension during main quests. But still I’ve been playing a week now and I’m level 25 with matching armor, town level 6. You can progress if you take the time to play the game how it’s made to be played. I haven’t spent any real money either, open your gold chests when you sleep, your silver chests whenever you aren’t on the game and your wood chests when you’re playing. Pay attention to the race of your character and the bonuses that come with it. Pay attention to the weaknesses of your enemy. Use your poisons and sometimes take a chance on missions that are max difficulty as they prove to be quite easy sometimes.
A Little Miffed: edited
by Sirflynt on 2019/05/03 11:48
So I’ve been waiting well over the 24 hour time period most people say it takes them to get early access. I understand they can’t let everyone on at once, but a little communication on how long I’ll have to wait would be great. Seems like Bethesda is struggling in that department, especially with the confusion about the iPhone 6. I know people say it was on the website, but it really should’ve been on the App Store as well. If they only cater to hardcore fans who crawl on their website every day, they are going to have a hard time staying relevant. Add the fact that it was already released late...you just expect a little better from a major publisher, although that seems to be the the way Bethesda is headed lately. Hope I can change my star rating when I actually get to play the game 🙄 Finally playing game. It’s very fun. Can’t wait for full version to come out. I do hate how there seems to be a response delay after clicking to unlock chests, that makes you accidentally use gems to open them immediately. Seems a little too convenient for that not to be happening by design...either way, they need to fix it.
Repetitive and unbalanced.
by worried4theusa on 2019/06/01 15:23
Having hit lvl 42, the game becomes and endless grind of two things. Dungeon and caves. The same creatures pounding on them till dead. While that may ok if there significant growth in the game after that but the gold reward cost is very low and the armor/weapon repair cost high. It will take over 300k gold to upgrade the smithy to the last level 10 but yet by the time I have completed 3-4 jobs, I would have only made a few hundred in gold. We can choose to not repair anything and go through the game with broken armor but then getting through a 3-5 * job becomes very difficult to survive. Reduce the repair cost significantly and open the game up to new undiscovered lands and then the rating would go up. It could be a fun game but right now it is not living up to its reputation as the Elderscrolls fame we’ve come to enjoy and support. Right now, the only thing I do is check in, get the free daily item and maybe do a challenge. After that, it’s not interesting anymore. Lastly, don’t let these rating fool you. Someone at Bethesda or somewhere else deleted a massive amount of 1* comments to make it appear that this game has overwhelming favor. It does not. Someone is hiding the fact that the game in its present form is boring and badly designed. It has potential but they have been slow to make it interesting.
Love it
by Redwoodacre on 2019/10/04 22:14
My 5 favorite games are Oblivion, Skyrim, Morrowind, Witcher 3 and Dragon Age Origins; so I was so excited to see Blades. I’m not a big fan of games that have in app purchases but so far this is not bad. I have played for about two days. I did purchase one bundle for 4.99 but I don’t feel like I had to to be able to play, and I felt it was worth how much fun I was having. You arrive at your town of birth to find it recently raided and sacked by mercenaries. You get to help find and rescue scattered villagers and help rebuild. Building takes time, sometimes a few hours, opening a chest takes time (5sec for a would expect chest, up to 6hrs real time for a gold chest) or you can use gems that you’ve either found or purchased with real money. If you have the time it’s no big deal. I can see push notifications would be handy to let you know the chest is open. I miss that there is no map feature (unless I just didn’t see it) and no bow. Otherwise I like the combat for it being on my phone. For exploring I like it wide screen and combat I like it tall screen. Great graphics!
Awesome, but keeps crashing
by Moonseeker-the-Cat on 2019/08/14 00:56
This game is truly great, it’s like a pocket Skyrim, which I think was the aim. One of the problems, though, is it ends up being slightly restrictive in gameplay options, due to the health being kinda low compared to damage output by enemies in quests above the easiest rank. It requires you to maximize health in skills, spells, and armor, which can be difficult to do early on. It’s tough to find renewable resources as they change every quest, and the shops don’t always have what you need. (For example, I went on several difficult quests and after a while, finished my health potions. I went to buy and brew some more, and promptly realized I only had enough for two tiny health potions, and there were only three at the shop. It made out for five, and not enough left over for poison resistance.) I might just be doing it wrong, though... The other thing, that I KNOW I’m not doing wrong, is that the app keeps crashing on me. I’ve lost my progress on several quests after crashes. Connectivity doesn’t seem to be a problem, as I have a stable one that doesn’t usually fluctuate. I hope this gets fixed in a future update.
Milking the Franchise
by Chronocyst on 2019/07/28 17:16
I love Elder Scrolls games, and I like Blades, but everything costs way too much for even the simplest things. I understand that app games are designed to make money, but there is a point when the greed of the developer takes all the fun out of the game. You have to work way too hard for very little advance or loot. Example: Why are gems needed to temper equipment? It seems just an excuse to buy more things that don’t seem relevant to what is being done, and even ridiculous items like decorations cost as much as buildings do in the beginning. Everything hyper-inflates in cost as you gain town prestige also. Why? The sheer cost of everything makes me only interested in this game, as a once-in-a-while game to play, as compared to Skyrim... the game I couldn’t put down, and still play to this day. I am disappointed that this franchise is going downhill because of greed. Strike one was making new Elder Scrolls games mmo’s. Playing with idiots online is not fun for me, and takes away from the feeling of being immersed in the fantasy. I feel that Blades is strike two. Skyrim and Oblivion were works of art. Graphics and animations are stunning, but gameplay is being sacrificed. Why ruin the recipe?
This game “should” be a 10 but...
by Guataguano on 2019/05/05 23:23
Blades is an amazing looking game. It’s gameplay is very smooth on my iPhone XS MAX. I preordered this game the day it was announced and have been waiting patiently. I’m in the early access and I was so excited until I needed gems. I’ve been playing a lil game called Star Wars galaxy of heroes for the last 3 years. People complain about their micro transaction but you can still progress. I’m no stranger to dropping a couple of dollars in a game I like but in ESB it’s out of control. Changes need to be made. In Blades, My one “BIG” and only complaint is the micro transactions. CHEESE AND RICE AND ALL THATS HOLY! It’s ridiculous. Just about everything is behind a gem or time wall that cost gems to get through. It’s pretty depressing. I am currently level 22 and I have spent ($40) money since I was granted access. I don’t regret it but it’s at a point now that to progress I have to pay in some way shape or form. That’s not fun. It’s a well made and beautiful game but the micro transactions is ruining my experience. **Update** I’m level 43 now. The game is beautiful. Content has gone pretty dry and the developers seem to have poor communication with the ESB community. Small updates and shadow updates. It’s in a weird place.
Terrible grab and your money!!!
by Maxious1972 on 2019/07/23 17:44
This is the most up front game I’ve seen that is designed to only allow you to continue by dumping more money into the game after original purchase. You literally cannot proceed without buying more from the online store. For starters, you can’t self heal in any real fashion. There’s food but your not allowed to keep any spares you find and don’t need at that time. Never have I seen any RPG that won’t allow you to heal. Therefore, you’re required to use extremely light healings “abilities” and those only work if “timed” right. Your gear will NEVER come for free meaning all the “treasure chest” give is gold, materials for crafting gear, and ALWAYS gear that’s too low for you to use so you sell them...o.O Also, you can level past 50 but there’s point because NOTHING INCREASES. Your health, stamina, magic, and skill points all stay the same. How’s that for further screwing you over. So all in all, it’s a P2P game unless you have no life and spend 10 hours/day playing to collect the materials necessary to craft gear. Have you ever played a game where you’ll never ever find a weapon that’s powerful enough to actually be useful? How about a game that takes weeks to gain the materials for enchanting just to realize your enchant bonus is random. STAY AWAY FROM THE MOST WORTHLESS GAME EVER!!!!
It’s ok
by BlakeBaten619 on 2019/10/24 01:40
It’s a fun game, but why do you have to build stuff and everyone has to do everything for you? You are pretty much useless... you can’t make potions yourself, can’t smelt/craft, can’t enchant; everyone does it for you and you have to spend a bunch of materials from chests that take forever to open (but you can empty your wallet to make it go faster). Oh and if you want to reset your skills/attributes you don’t need to grind for some gold or anything, just give them all your irl money and it’ll be no problem. Also, the liches are sooooo over powered. They regenerate pretty much as fast as you can damage them, making them near invincible, and they do by far the most damage from any other enemy. Balance the game a bit... every time I see a lich, I either leave or try to run around it. Also make something to be able to delete/get rid of chests... I don’t want a ton of silver and gold chests at a time because then I don’t have any room for a lot of wooden chests to open between the longer ones. If you made the game online, you wouldn’t have to make it so pay to play, because people will buy cosmetic stuff (especially if they know that means the game will not be pay to play).
Great Elder Scrolls Fix!
by aph313 on 2019/07/01 21:59
I still play Skyrim frequently, but as only who has played that game knows, one thing leads to another which leads to another which leads to another... Before you know it you’ve sunk 6 hours into the game. Well this is a great pick up and play game where you can play in 10-20 minute intervals without getting completely sucked in (which is fine in moderation). Also it is very convenient to have it on my iPad so I can carry the Elder Scrolls with me anywhere! There are plenty of references to the main Elder Scrolls franchise which is a huge plus as well (look out for Sheogorath). My only complaint is that it is pretty unapologetic in its approach to cutting a profit. I understand, this is a free-to-play app that obviously had many people working on it, but I guess the old fashioned man in me still can’t get used to micro transactions. I will be sure to invest in this game as needed, because the team at Bethesda really does deserve a pat on the back for this one, but I just wish it wasn’t as blatant. I can’t wait to see how the game continues to expand!
Loved it
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2019/11/14 14:34
I was so happy & appreciative when I found this game for iOS & initially had many positive things to say about it. Unfortunately, there are several aspects of this app that have taken much of the enjoyment out of this game. The first is an inability to stack enchantments. Second, the high cost to buy healing potions & the need for garlic to brew ANY potion (incidentally, garlic is basically non existent in game unless you buy it). Third is that somewhere after level 40 it’s become virtually impossible to block during combat with some NPCs, to the extent that clicking on the shield icon works maybe 50% of the time at best. Even on jobs that are ranked 3 or lower difficulty it’s very hard to complete the job/quest with one life. Additionally, these characters hit you so fast, so many times, & throw so many spells at you that you’re unable to block, swing, throw a spell, or in general have any hopes of completing the job unless you happen to have a rejuvenation scroll or you’re so frustrated you waste gems in order to continue. I know exactly why this is happening & I have no problem paying for extra gems b/c I love this game. However, I will NOT do so through extortion, which is what this game devolves into after about level 40 or so.
Great mobile adaptation of an Elder Scrolls game
by Celebilove on 2019/07/23 01:29
I am relatively new to TES series of games. I just started playing Skyrim last year when a friend gave me her old xbox and a copy of the game, and since then I have learned about and thoroughly enjoyed the expansive gameplay and universe created by the folks at Bathesda. So, when I saw they had come out with a mobile game, I was so pumped! So far, I am a huge fan of this game. The gameplay is great, I love the graphics and the story lines are interesting and I like the added components of building up your town and things like that. I think that, with the limitations of it being a mobile game, it is a wonderful representation of the Elder Scrolls franchise and I really enjoy it! If you are smart with your timing on opening chests and spend your resources wisely, you won’t have to pay any real world money for gems or coins. I haven’t paid a cent, and my character is Lv 26 and I have progressed significantly in several quest lines. Basically, I love this game and I have been suggesting it to everyone I know who likes the Elder Scrolls games!
A game that shows promise
by Ignissus Firebrand on 2019/07/07 00:34
Blades is pretty much as good as TES could get, at this point on mobile, with a few exceptions. I gave the gave 4 stars, nonetheless, due to the immersion the game brings to the table, the graphical detail that pushes current hardware to the max, in some cases, and the sheer joy of the combat and character development functions of the game...but the combat can be bittersweet, at times, due to a current flaw that absolutely must be fixed by devs in order for this to be completely worthy of bearing the name The Elder Scrolls. The touch screen function occasionally and annoyingly detects an attempted weapon swing in the lower right corner of the screen while disabling the ability for you to use your skills and spells!!! This is unacceptable. Also, Elder Scrolls without Lorebooks is not Elder Scrolls at all. This is essential and must be added. Log July 6th 2019: Game is improving,with increased addition of new NPC voices. Still no lorebooks as of yet that I can find. I may not be far enough in though. Game lacks story depth IMO. This may be fixed upon future patches
Good to kill some time
by Houstone on 2019/05/07 20:06
Enjoying it more than I thought. Open the 5sec chests while playing, and save the hour+ ones to click open before logging out. Don’t spend any gems especially during early game. They seem to come pretty regularly, and you’ll have enough for purple or blue legendary chests with amazing equipment. I’ve bought 2 already playing free for a week, and the gear is amazing. You can upgrade all the gear in game from white(worst) to purple(best) Try to save your revive spells for Abyss which unlocks early. Don’t push your luck if you aren’t leveled & geared. I accidentally used all mine early reviving & dying to the same enemy. Go to Abyss once you have an alchemist who can make you more healing potions. Each level deeper gives you XP & Gold modifier. While every 4 or 5 enemies killed gives you better & better chests, and crafting items. I’ve had no need to spend money on it, but if I’m still playing in a month I’ll drop $5 just to pay for the game if i continue to enjoy it. 1 star off as I have only seen a few interior assets, and only 1 tile sets. More could be further in though.
Can’t give it five stars yet.
by mythran on 2019/05/01 21:08
This game has beautiful graphics and an intuitive movement system that seems easy to get used to. Ive been playing for about a month on early access and have enjoyed the game for the most part. Micro transaction games are the unfortunate norm and this is no exception. My main gripe is the real dollar cost of items offered. 10$ for an epic weapon that you will have to replace quickly is a bit excessive even for an adult such as myself. The other annoying bit is the skull difficulty rating. Getting suckered into a daily job where a cave troll is the first creature you are challenged with is not cool. I can kill most things with my character but not the cave trolls. They seem a bit too tough to show up against a level 20 character wearing exquisite dwarves plate armor and easily kill that that character while it carries a nice shield. I do not enjoy a challenge but that is frustrating. Maybe some adjustments are still needed. I play ESO and loved Skyrim. I had high hopes for this game and preordered it. I’m not thinking this one will be one I play for very long due to the cost.
Good game and getting better
by Aaron233rd on 2019/06/15 20:13
So far, every update is improving the game, keeping it balanced, and keeping my attention. The most recent update with jewelry has been great. I appreciate the way the game structured so you are not forced to purchase anything to enjoy all parts of the game. The last update did motivate me to make a purchase just out of appreciation. The only reason I have not given 5 stars is because it’s still in ‘Early Access’ but I’m looking forward to more improvements and the Arena being unlocked. If I can make a suggestion: expand the Challenges to include one Dailey and one Weekly challenge to mirror the daily and weekly quests. These challenges could reward a level appropriate item or materials instead of gold just to make it different. The challenges could be as simple as completing a certain number of regular challenges, a certain number of jobs, or it could be the same as the current challenges but with higher much requirements. I think that might be an easy way to improve the game. I love what you’re doing with it to date, keep it up!
Difficulty Spikes
by sonofdog55 on 2019/05/07 19:07
I should preface this by saying I’m a huge fan of other Elder Scrolls titles, so I went into this with open eyes. I was excited by the idea of being able to explore this universe, even if it was abridged, on my phone, and at first I enjoyed it; quests and jobs were satisfying if a little repetitive, real-world time delays got a little annoying, but overall it was a fun little game to play for a few hours. Now though, I’ve hit an absolutely insane difficulty spike, after playing for maybe two days (level 12). In what seems to be some sort of overcorrection, where in earlier levels enemies were quite easy or at least not absurdly challenging, once you get to the Bloodgaurd story line the quests become insane. Even the jobs are impossible, including those ranked very low in difficulty. It gets to the point were after two enemies I’ve either got to spend all of my health potions or I’ve essentially resigned myself to an early exit. This won’t work, it doesn’t keep people coming back to the game, it’s unduly frustrating, and it takes away from actually engaging with the plot and in tinkering with your town.
Excellent Elder Scrolls app!!!
by Bacon Juice on Toast on 2019/09/13 12:22
If you liked Skyrim, and wish you could play from your phone, this one’s for you. The game uses many meshes, items, and even voice actors from the popular Skyrim game. That makes this feel like a well-made Skyrim mod. The major difference is that this is NOT an open-world game. iPhone apps juuust can’t handle that. So instead imagine being trapped in Helgen. You can only leave to complete repetitive “dungeons”, and you must rebuild the burnt-up town. Dungeons seem to be a randomly generated series of sections that may repeat and two dungeons may be very alike, but they ARE beautifully detailed. Enemies are also repetitive. Finding chests is like a gift/curse combo because yay stuff, but you have to wait a very VERY long time to open some chests, and they pile up. I guess the app wants to make some money which is the purpose of most apps, it I think this will shortly become unplayable if I don’t pay because of the limited space for chests. Anyway for now it’s just awesome to have some fun, well-made Elder Scrolls content! So over all, despite my impending chest problem, I LOVE IT!!!
Completely unbalanced
by Finger witch on 2019/06/10 03:22
Ok guys- to begin the game looks great in places-is fun to play- and will keep you busy for a few days. HOWEVER——once you reach a point - maybe level 12 or 13- everything changes. The difficulty ramps up so quickly that you will soon burn up all your resources to just get through a couple quests !! You will need a health potion for just about each enemy you face- your weapons won’t do enough consistent damage- and you cannot upgrade any armor or weapon past a certain a certain level because you cannot farm any resources. Also - your magic is worthless because you cannot cast quick enough to get it off in time...so forget that option. The game seems to skip the middle ground and goes straight to forcing you to pay for advanced gear. And also- the gold it takes to repair your gear is completely unbalanced compared to what you can find along the way. I wonder if the developers have even played this game - much less listened to the reviews of actual players who have attempted this game. Here’s you bottom line——wait for diablo to hit the mobile devices- or maybe FROMSOFTWARE will throw us a bone.... i wanted this game to be rewarding- but it fails for me.
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Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, Ipad Mini 4, Air 2, 2017, 2018, 2019, PRO DOES NOT SUPPORT: iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim, comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a classic dungeon crawler reimagined. the blades, the Empire’s top agents, are forced into exile. On the run, you return to your hometown to find it destroyed. KEY FEATURES: QUEST and Experience stunning dungeon adventures. CREATE and customize your city, restoring it to greatness. CONQUER your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles.* CREATE any character you want and discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities. MASTER the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system. *NOTE: Arena modes will be added after the initial launch of The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Please visit elderscrolls.com for updates on this mode, as well as other exciting new information for the game
Es genial
by jesus2951 on 2019/11/20 14:49
:v
Lost my character
by BIGWORMSshooter on 2019/11/20 12:12
I had played the game for a decent amount of time and after not playing for about 2 weeks because of school I log back on to a tutorial screen and I can find any thing on how to fix this. However the game is great. The graphics and mechanics are wonderful, Todd Howard, you’ve done it again. P.s. this title would be a 5 star if my progress had not been lost.
Needs controller support
by DAddYE.it on 2019/11/20 07:59
Please add the possibility to use a remote controller. Would be especially amazing on iPad.
Tickles Your Pickle
by Smooooooooke on 2019/11/20 06:06
🤙🏼🍆✊🏽
Crashing yet again
by Twostaff on 2019/11/20 00:59
Crashes a few seconds into play. Iphone7.
Beautiful and awesome but...
by hxjvffjm on 2019/11/19 20:52
I’m level 17 and already all quests and jobs are too difficult. I guess I could grind and grind in the abyss but I don’t have time for that. Not sure how else to progress and I’ve only been playing for a couple weeks. The game itself is beautiful and fun to play though. If some type of lore was added, like a library in town, with associated quests that would be awesome. Love the game and I’m very disappointed that it seems to be hitting a paywall.
Tons of fun
by munetsuchi on 2019/11/19 19:46
Great game, wish there was a healing spell, and the ability deal damage outside initiated combat, like a sneak bow and arrow skill to get that advantage over tough enemies like cave trolls who regenerate quite quickly, and deal heavy damage. But otherwise I love it, fun combat system other than the regeneration enemies have but yours is like nothing.
The new update ruined it
by Dreamingoftokyo on 2019/11/19 18:02
I don’t know why but since the new update every time I click the app it glitches out and returns me to my home-screen. Started happening when the most recent update came out and I thought it was because I hadn’t updated yet but when I updated it got worse. Before I updated I would be able to actually load the app and get into the town before it glitched, now I can’t even do that.
Fun
by DeathKunt on 2019/11/19 09:21
Great game, but no sound.
Kept closing on me
by sarrra1 on 2019/11/19 07:11
It was a good game but it kept closing on me n I got tired of having to open the app n it bugging out wish it wouldn’t have done that
Help
by olegopal on 2019/11/19 03:29
Hangman’s wood mission keeps crashing when I kill a spider. Fix this since I can’t continue the game until I complete that mission
Was great and then....
by Rqgarcia25 on 2019/11/19 01:09
I have enjoyed this game immensely but all of a sudden in the last couple of days it crashes every time that I try to open it. 🤬
The Troll Hunter quest crashes the whole app
by jessicadebowskiyu on 2019/11/18 15:18
Unable to play this quest, and the app crashes every time I try to. Otherwise great game
Exteremelt difficult
by BloodyRubyred on 2019/11/18 12:03
Too hard to enjoy playing
Nice Game For iPad
by FLUXFAZE on 2019/11/18 08:11
Playing on an iPad 6th Gen. Still crashing every once in a while, mostly while moving from one vendor to another. Otherwise stable. Chest unlock times take some getting used to, but after expanding storage capacity are easily managed. At char lvl 33, town lvl 7 and still enjoying. UPDATE: Character now at lvl 41, Abyss lvl 43, Town lvl 9 with town hall maxed, all structures (bldgs/walls/gates) built out to castle style (including two Smithy @ lvl 6 & 8; two Enchant Tower @ lvl 3 & 6; two Alchemy Lab @ lvl 5 & 6; two Workshop @ lvl 1 & 5), a mix of houses/homesteads/dwellings (most are dwellings), a mix of decorations placed in all plots, and zero chests in unlock queue. Plenty of hard quests in queue to enjoy playing as gear ramps up. UPDATE: Character at lvl 45, Abyss lvl 44, one Smithy at lvl 9, one Enchant Tower at lvl 7. Character is now wearing matched set of Daedric plate and Daedric weapon, all enchanted and some tempered a little. A few town decorations updated with new items. Game progress has slowed but is still enjoyable play without spending any real money in the store. Crashes have dimished. Looking forward to more gear and shop updates. Occasional new scenario quests are keeping it interesting too. My 5-star rating stands firm. UPDATE: Character at lvl 46, Abyss lvl 45 (town still at lvl 9). Daedric gear set upgraded (weapon to Magnificent, all armor pieces to Superior) and serving well for daily quests as gameplay progresses at a much more leisurely pace. Expect to slowly advance now on gear tempering and town/shop upgrades until town and smithy leveled up to 10, making gear upgrades to Dragon set possible. UPDATE: Have played several hours now after iPadOS 13.1 upgrade without any new issues. Game still crashes occasionally when accessing vendors one after another, but that’s it. Character at lvl 47 with a few more gear tempering applied. Focus on Daedric gear set tempering has made it easy to run all quests of 4-skull difficulty and some 5-skull difficulty quests if paying close attention. Impressed with the game’s new OS compatibility and game state management. UPDATE: Still running fine on iPad 6th gen with iPadOS updates (13.1.1 & 13.1.2) applied; Character lvl 48 and having no probelms running most any quest difficulty lvl; a few gear ugrades applied (weapon tempered to Exemplary and matched Deadric plate armor set all tempered to Remarkable lvl); Abyss lvl 50; several structure & vendor upgrades bringing town lvl up to 9.6; experienced 1st app crash while in Abyss but app state mgmt prevented loss of progress; rcvd first legendary chest. Still no real-money purchases from store but have spent some gems there for one town decoration. One suggestion I will offer is that Bethesda learn to roll out games updates consisting only of components required to remediate bugs or add features. These all-or-nothing +1GB updates are an aggravation. I say this as I wait for the latest 1.2GB mandatory update to download and install. UPDATE: Town finally leveled to 10 with all buildings and walls in castle style, and several buildings max upgraded, character lvl 52, abyss lvl 50, main vendors all lvl 9, second vendors all lvl 5 except for 2nd smithy at lvl 8. Daedric weapon tempering maxed to Mythic and matched Deadric plate armor set at Exquisite or better. Like the Witches Festival nighttime lighting. Reminds me of a blacklight poster of victorian architecture I had up on my wall in the 70s. After Witches Festival update quests are more difficult recommending character lvls at least 4 lvls above mine but plenty are still doable. Crashes are more frequent on this iPad 6th gen now, sometimes requiring forced reset of the iPad which stops the crashing for several days of play but eventually returns, crashing the app upon every other app access. Feels like bad memory management issue but can’t tell if it’s in the app or OS (could be both). Haven’t been awarded any abilities/perks/skills points since hitting lvl 51 which has been a bummer. UPDATE: Just leveled character to 56. Abyss record lvl 54. Still no new skill/perk/ability points to spend. Apparently that ends at lvl 50, or maybe I must spend real money on something to get more points. Smithy and enchanter leveled to 10 and full Dragonplate armor set (including shield) with a Dragon Bone one-handed weapon acquired from a Legendary chest and two-handed Dragon Bone weapon crafted. Daedric two-handed weapon tempered to maximum (Mythic) level. Enchantments applied to all new gear and tempering being applied to them, and Daedric set, as mats are slowly gathered. Dragon Bone and Daedra Heart gathering is a grind, ugh. Arena challenges are too now that Angarion the Bold is the only opponent appearing for fights. Kicking his butt every time. Crashes still happening but less frequently and never during quests or arena fights, only while in town. Maybe the new update will be less crashy. Now for a long pause in play while unlocking 41 chests including another Elder chest, but first another 1.2GB update to download and install after the Witches Festival wrap. Still haven’t spent a cent of real money in the store and still enjoying the game playing free. If it’s still fun to play at char lvl 60, I may actually spend a little money for something.
Healing
by fookyū on 2019/11/18 07:58
Healing is complete bullsh#t but you guys know that. Good job on your gotcha bullsh#t
Update
by unkown missing on 2019/11/18 03:50
Give full review later
Good Game but
by Ggfgsitdiydydoycyoddoydyofuo on 2019/11/18 03:17
I’ve only been playing this game for two days but I love it! And I liked the option where I could make my helmet not show, but after I completed a dungeon and went back to town, I didn’t have my helmet anymore. It was fully gone, and I had bought the starter pack so it was that helmet. I just want to make sure that this bug is noticed and fixed.
Lots of improvement to do
by Raphielyie on 2019/11/18 02:07
Problems: -Sun disappears when you don’t fully go behind something -Smoke moves with you when you look up and turn the smoke also turns with you -You don’t have a shadow -Moving into npc’s results in them fast floating? You can push npc’s real fast -You can see sun behind a tree -sun doesn’t go away behind clouds -npc’s literally don’t do anything -the sky is a box looks like a box, shaped like a box the blue part -water inside the fountain looks funky(weird) -water is too too wavy -The abyss when you proceeded to the next level rocks fall to block you from going back, but you hear no noise when the rocks fall. -in one level, the blue level with that giant hole in the middle of the map, you can see through parts of that map -make sky’s blue in abyss levels Should do: -Make repair costs cheaper -Add detail to faces -can walk anywhere in your town -Can go inside town-hall -Sneak button in quests or abyss with sneak attack -enhance town graphics (seems off) -make this co-op -be able to give your friends small amounts of cash Errors: -Reviving yourself then attacking an enemy did no damage -App closes on me sometimes -does not give me 24hr free gift on time sometimes to early or 6 hrs late
Unplayable
by ZDaddy6800 on 2019/11/17 23:54
Game keeps crashing before the main menu. Had been enjoying the game and have dropped quite a bit of real money into it but now it is totally unplayable. Haven’t been able to log in for several weeks. Please fix.
Noice
by WormyReaperYT on 2019/11/17 22:56
It noice
Yes yes yes !!!!!
by SneakyNinja88 on 2019/11/17 22:00
Best fun I had in mobile gaming ever, Super Huge Elder Scrolls Fan!!! For a busy single dad this is my escape even if it’s only for 5 mins.
Game Will Not Load
by Misslex13 on 2019/11/17 20:05
Stuck on main loading screen. I have just downloaded this game. Opened it to play and it won’t go past the opening load screen. Kept my phone open for 30 minutes, no change. Updated my phone thinking that may be causing the problem. Deleted the app and downloaded the app again. No change. Can’t review the game if I can’t actually play it!
Actually fun
by dixonmiarse on 2019/11/17 18:44
Skeptical getting it, was expecting it to be riddled with micro transactions, but you can play without paying to win.
Good game but...
by CompradorNuber1 on 2019/11/17 17:36
I really enjoy this game but it just doesn’t have enough content. Sorry seems like it has gaps in it. Maybe a card game PvP would help pass the long swoons without any storyline.
Hook and Pay
by Battletoad on 2019/11/17 15:05
Ok, I have been playing this series for a very long time and was super excited to hear it was coming to the phone, I figured it would cost $10.00 or so with ingame options, and that would be that. However, the game will let you level easily up to about level 10 or 12, and then your quest levels begin to exceed your level, so much so that you are forced to buy chests that hopefully have potions in them to heal you. If not you can always buy potions - but that is far a few between. So if you have no pots, no scrolls of revival, it is emerald stones - which you will sometimes get but can buy. They revive you at 100 stones. You will die multiple times in the dungeons, and if you do not revive you lose everything you found, what ever you used is lost, and you do not get to progress from where you died - you start over. So you are forced to drop $5.00 to $10.00 per dungeon so you can progress in the game. It’s worth it to putz around on but don’t spend money on the game. You can easily end up dropping $50.00 or more for crumbs.
Super fun!
by Recovering Mormon on 2019/11/17 15:04
I was skeptical, but I am loving this game. Once you get the movement and and combat down (I prefer turning on the joysticks) it is super fun to play!
Review of the game
by Corey2462 on 2019/11/17 12:49
Ok the game is great don’t get me wrong I love it and all but there is just somethings that need to be done and fixed. Like for starters this game has been delayed and set back on releasing 2 times, then we get this which is only the early access, which is ok but the thing was it was supposed to be released 2 or 3 months before it actually came out so what happened that whole time up until now. One other thing is there is a few bugs and stuff that’s ok to we can deal with that. However after all of that, time there is no pvp arena which has been locked for about a month now, which is like come on when is it going to. Otherwise I love the game and would not stop playing for days.
I’m so bored
by Denardo M. on 2019/11/17 11:25
The title says it all.
WOW!!!
by Niuqudewanjia on 2019/11/17 11:19
The greatest game ever created hands down!
It’s good
by аlэjandro on 2019/11/16 23:33
I really like it but it crashes some times Not a lot though
It’s very good but..
by That one gay gamer on 2019/11/16 23:04
I had this game on my old phone and stuff and it was very fun and the graphics were awesome and it was so realistic, but then I got and iPhone 6 Plus and I really wish I could play it again..
Pay attention to the 1 star reviews
by Stquincy on 2019/11/16 21:39
These developers hide all bad reviews. Don’t believe any of the five star reviews. This game is so unbalanced and money grabbing, it’s not even funny. The only updates you’ll ever get are season themes. It’s all they know how to do. I know they all got there G.E.D’s s couple of months ago. Yay!
Plz
by storm trooper dude on 2019/11/16 19:34
I want to get this game but it won’t work on a iPhone 6 so plz fix that
For a game I can play on my phone it is amazing!
by Living Tantra on 2019/11/16 19:28
I love the graphics and the story line.
Decent, but buggy
by Gordan994 on 2019/11/16 17:57
Overall a decent game, but haven’t been able to get past the opening screen for the last 24 hours. I will say a major drawback is that the game requires internet to play.
It’s alright
by shadowkinglou on 2019/11/16 15:33
The camera is a little clunky but it’s usable and the story is alright but fir a triple A gaming company all the scenes should have voice acting not just the first paragraph
Crashes after double weekend bonuses
by X Shadow Owl X on 2019/11/16 05:55
Every since that double resource and gold bonus came into play my game crashes 10 seconds in. Please fix and I’ll change to a 5 star
Unfortunate
by Slaine9090 on 2019/11/16 05:07
Gorgeous graphics. Intuitive gameplay. Ability to customize your avatar. Pay to play/win. Prone to frequent freezing. The slow grind for resources overshadows the positive aspects. A pity since it stood out initially as a superior dungeon crawler. Recommend as a casual on again off again time waster with the caveat to prepare oneself for the aforementioned frustrations. Bethesda is known for quality console games. They missed the mark on this mobile import.
Love it
by Fobro on 2019/11/16 04:56
I really like the missions system and how every time you level up you are gifted something different. I love the series and Blades really ties into the lore and play style. It gives me heavy Oblivion vibes which I can’t get enough of. TES:IV is my favorite of the series so by default this game deserves a 10/10 in my book. I’d really like to see a kill cam feature like in Skyrim in the finished version. Also, third person POV would be really cool.
Enjoy it
by $awsomness$ on 2019/11/16 01:29
Great graphics for phone game
Fun, but with flaws
by Waggles8876 on 2019/11/15 21:53
Love the game, the fighting and story. Weapon types and elements matter, and forethought is rewarded. Those are 5 star. However, the number of forced shutdowns is becoming tiresome. The game closes multiple times, even in the middle of battles and quests. Also, repair costs need to be reduced. Doing a “job” often results in losing gold after repairs. A simple adjustment would fix that. Fix those and this review goes to 5 stars
Just wasn’t fun
by The Stu 88 on 2019/11/15 20:08
I love Elder Scrolls games. This is not a true Elder Scrolls game. It seems to be very aimed towards micro transactions and the kind of “pay to win” mentality that is plaguing FO76 right now. For example, while playing, I die. Game asked me if I want to buy some in game currency to keep going. I’d normally want to respawn to a previous point, try again, and continue improving my skill. But in this game... it just didn’t have anything I really wanted to come back to. I mean, try it out, it might be your type of game, but I found it to be very bland.
Won’t work anymore..
by Johnathan Wayne on 2019/11/15 19:09
As a HUGE Elder Scrolls fan, I was excited when this finally came out. Was working great for a while, for the last few weeks it’s been crashing as soon as I start the game up. I’ve emailed support and troubleshooted everything they’ve ask me to do and I still can’t play it.. I’m so disappointed at this point.. Also, they’ve stop responding to my emails..
Gorgeous graphics
by AmericanGhost on 2019/11/15 17:33
The game has gorgeous graphics and smooth animation. The treasure system is pretty good with new, stronger materials appearing as you level up which helps keep things interesting. I’ve only run into bug problems a couple of times. Those have included: the wisp that shows where to go doesn’t show up - usually in conjunction with the town person you need to rescue is nowhere to be found. Another was a quest that I had to quit after dying too many times wouldn’t give me the required gate key until I abandoned the quest and started over. Then, there’s the occasional “crash to desktop”. I would like a little more variety in the game play, like a free-roam (something to explore/discover)would be fantastic. Many of the mission areas do have secret areas which helps some but the only place to roam besides the castle is the Abyss which gets redundant. My biggest issue I’ve had is that I’ll work the quests that I’m able to until I get to a point where the quests/jobs are too difficult and require better equipment to tackle but there aren’t any easier ones to take on in order to get the equipment you need. So... off to the Abyss to try and level up. In other words, you can stall out. Another nice to have addition would be a means to target obtaining a specific resource. For example, my Dwarven ace requires 3 rubies to upgrade but I just have to wait for luck to get them. If there were a free-roam area where those were more prevalent, then I could use strategy rather than luck. Unless there’s some addition of more environments, free-roam and some opportunities to employ strategy, I don’t see playing this for years, but, I have enjoyed what is there quite a bit.
Its ok i suppose
by Gen1naBottle on 2019/11/15 13:48
I was drawn cuz i imagined basically just playing skyrim on the switch. Except i thought omg i can explore create and play on my phone amazing!! Only to realize its some weird base building rpg thing that is nothing like the other elder scrolls. Just give us two joy sticks and a tap to swing or a tap and hold to bow. Put the pause menu the same, and make all bodies lootable like the other elder scrolls. Also throw in some online so we can get parties going like wow. Throw in sole strong bosses and make it a real game. Maybe some town building, but dont make it a focus!
Great Game
by A nickname for review on 2019/11/15 13:14
Oct 2019: Elder scrolls has great graphics, a well thought through story line, and is very playable on iPad. I love the opt out of analytics feature. It took some time to kick in (24 hours). The last game I played showed no respect to players in this area, conducted fraudulent pay to play charges, and ruined any hope I will lightly provide donations to game devs ever again. My rating will move to five stars if a subscription cost were possible rather than pay to play which is full of privacy invading and insulting advertising tactics. Third party views would make it perfect. Update November 2019: I have been thoroughly enjoying this game! It is challenging yet free to play is possible. The graphics in the game outshine any mobile game I have played so far. It has never crashed once. It keeps providing delicious graphical surprises just when I thought I saw the same pattern one too many times. I haven’t had this much fun since playing Eternium. Well done! This game is not just eye candy though, you need to work out which gear will be effective for each encounter in order to receive achievable quests. The potions are tricky and could use improvement, it is unclear in which conditions they become available above the health bar, whether they stack etc.
Blade
by DannokArkan on 2019/11/15 12:11
Captivating graphic and mesmerizing action, all in the power of your fingers. I recommend this game to all the D&D lovers out there and I know there are many of us. Love it! Can’t wait for more to come.
Micro-transaction hell - avoid
by Georgia Flyman on 2019/11/15 11:58
Visually beautiful, good gameplay controls - yes Repetitive quests that keep you resource starved so that you can’t advance except at a snails pace or by buying materials for real money via micro transactions - yes Been holding off on a review for a while trying to be patient, but I’m tired of checking in daily hoping for a chest of resources that’s good enough to play that day. Even on a “half price weekend” I used up ALL of my gold buying the materials to make the health potions I was going to need to survive one quest that wouldn’t net me enough resources to build anything for the town or advance my cause. Every5ing about this game keeps you resource starved to try and drive you to buy materials and upgrades through micro-transactions Avoid it
Blades kicks!
by BamaBlows on 2019/11/15 10:28
Old gamer (like pong old)..... Loved Skyrim - waiting for something new, then Blades! Pretty linear, but graphics are sweet, story lines fun (though new quests are sporadic once you get the founders statue rebuilt). At level 54, been forwards and backwards through every dungeon. It gets harder, but the quests keep it interesting - wish there was at least one new one monthly. Overall well worth the time - Good job Bethesda! lowbrassdude
Bethesda4life
by Ex0tikMixX on 2019/11/15 07:44
I have loved the Bethesda games since my first discovery of morrowind in my early teens and have loved all Skyrim games since. After a decade of constantly playing Their games, I am INCREDIBLY satisfied with the results of this game that I got my husband addicted as well! We play this game AT LEAST 1x a day.
$99 is a joke who decides these prices
by Drum and bass in da place on 2019/11/15 07:11
I can’t believe another game has $99 packages to buy. Who seriously buys this and why on earth does anyone at corporate thinks that is a good idea? Please tell me . Because I would spend money on a game if the most expensive option was maybe $50 but this is outrageous. Deleted and boycotted . Absolute joke of rip off game
Holy Canoli
by alauer on 2019/11/15 02:05
This game looks and feels amazing. I am always skeptical of mobile games (especially RPGs) but this one is pretty dope
No iphone 6 compatibility?
by ChrisLee_38 on 2019/11/15 01:52
Not gonna lie. I only 1-starred because I’m salty. Is the game any good? I dunno. Can’t play it. I know it’s in the description. I saw it beforehand. I’m just bitter. So here’s your one-star review. Congrats.
More Quests
by FatJesus420 on 2019/11/15 01:22
Hope
A good start
by AGoodProgrammer on 2019/11/15 01:20
Needs work, but playable.
Cool game but......
by Bacchus67 on 2019/11/15 00:58
I really enjoyed playing this game, while it lasted. It’s a bit expensive, or can be, to keep your guy upgraded with armor, stronger weapons, etc., etc. But the story was interesting, the quests were challenging and the game continued to challenge the further along I progressed. But the app crashed so much it got to be too much. If I played for 45 mins to an hour it would crash 3-4 times. And that’s being kind. And it’s not my iPad, this is literally the only app/game that gives me these problems. Really frustrating and disappointing.
Can you fix the jobs and quests levels?
by Torren xxx on 2019/11/15 00:45
Why are the available quests and jobs at least 3-10 times higher than the level of my player? This makes no sense. I’m stuck and can’t progress in the game. What’s the point of that? Guess I’m done playing.
No
by delux$ on 2019/11/15 00:26
I can’t even load into the game I just want to play it
Great game
by ndnenbehdysbe on 2019/11/14 22:14
It’s a great game overall, the graphics and gameplay are superb compared to other mobile games, the only problem is the game lacks actual quests once you get into higher levels (i’m currently 48 and haven’t seen a real quest in forever) and the jobs you get are very repetitive due to the limited number of maps. The only other problem is that in the abyss, once you get to level 50+ you start fighting Lich’s, and not the regular nether lichs that are an easy kill, but the lichs are nearly unkillable no matter how good you are. Otherwise an incredible game and would love to see further improvement to the game and franchise.
I love this game.
by TheFinestVirgo on 2019/11/14 20:42
I love this game but I wish we could explore more.
🙄🙄🙄
by daddy307 on 2019/11/14 19:23
Needs update!!! Keeps crashing !! Overall good game!!
Great with a plateau
by סטיב קופרברג on 2019/11/14 19:00
I eagerly awaited this game and downloaded the early release on Day 1. It didn’t disappoint as a gorgeous, engrossing first-person ARPG—great for a fan of Bethesda games like me. The developers have continually improved the product by fixing bottlenecks in chest rewards, making gems more readily available so grinding without paying is more feasible, and tweaking combat difficulties. The recent Witches Festival event included a major overhaul of magic and skills. AND: like just about any game, the thrill comes to an end. There are a finite number of quests, the “endless” Abyss becomes repetitive, and gear improvements ultimately becomes marginal. I’d love to see more content after level 50, or even—imagine!—the ability to have more than one save file. Overall, fabulous game.
Loved it
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2019/11/14 14:34
I was so happy & appreciative when I found this game for iOS & initially had many positive things to say about it. Unfortunately, there are several aspects of this app that have taken much of the enjoyment out of this game. The first is an inability to stack enchantments. Second, the high cost to buy healing potions & the need for garlic to brew ANY potion (incidentally, garlic is basically non existent in game unless you buy it). Third is that somewhere after level 40 it’s become virtually impossible to block during combat with some NPCs, to the extent that clicking on the shield icon works maybe 50% of the time at best. Even on jobs that are ranked 3 or lower difficulty it’s very hard to complete the job/quest with one life. Additionally, these characters hit you so fast, so many times, & throw so many spells at you that you’re unable to block, swing, throw a spell, or in general have any hopes of completing the job unless you happen to have a rejuvenation scroll or you’re so frustrated you waste gems in order to continue. I know exactly why this is happening & I have no problem paying for extra gems b/c I love this game. However, I will NOT do so through extortion, which is what this game devolves into after about level 40 or so.
Love this game
by PoppaBear1980 on 2019/11/14 11:20
With that being said my biggest issue with Blades is the time wall or price to open chests. I dread finding any chests higher than gold tier. A gold chest requires 6 hours of waiting or like 72 gems to open instantly. The timers on building up towns is understandable but the timers on the chests are redonkulous. Maybe offer up a locksmith building that can decrease wait timers. I have no problem spending money on games I love but it feels like this game is just trying to steal the money straight out of my bank.
4 stars! Recap 3 stars.
by Husane twan on 2019/11/14 08:42
Update:11-14-19 I can not complete the mission "Resolution" the last objective will not complete (check on Saashi) I have been dealing with that same issue for the past month and a half, plz send update to fix it please!! I have been a player of this before iOS, back in 2008 on PC. This is amazing to have it at handheld level to lay down and spend hours relaxing and playing at very low power consumption!! Only issue that I think is the characters don't speak all the dialogs and I kinda lose my feel of the characters. The words help with knowing the characters so it's backing up the loss of voice in the speech patterns..
Game difficulty increases to not fun
by william funderburi on 2019/11/14 07:57
For the first 10 to 15 levels this game was enjoyable, but now at level 20 the difficulty is so challenging it takes several days to win a few challenges. It seems to be so profit driven it has little relation to the actual Skyrim — hard to enjoy without spending money to advance. Sad for a previously great Bethesda franchise.
Ok game
by shadowwolf0519 on 2019/11/14 05:34
Would be five star if we had bows and the if it wasn’t for the screwy controls
Help
by Dallas Blaze on 2019/11/14 04:33
Is there a way to restart the game from the start by chance
Great for about a week - Horrible now
by Duudman on 2019/11/14 04:18
This is the most infuriating mobile game I have ever played. I have loved the Elder Scrolls games since I could play them. Played Oblivion, Skyrim, and Online. Found this game a month ago and it was great! Played so much already. But there are so many issues with this game. Search "Elder Scrolls: Blades" online and you'll find so many articles, blogs, questions, and posts about the issues in the game. First, the level scaling issue. I have 10 Quests right now sitting in my menu. I can't complete them. I have all of my jobs in the menu as well. I can't complete them. They say I need to be a certain level otherwise it'll be harder. I've tried them anyway and keep dying. So I play Abyss and when I can, I do Jobs that I'm capable of doing. It is impossible for me to move forward. Every time I gain experience or new weapons and armor, the Quest apparently got harder? "Recommended Level 17 to complete this." Ok, I'm now level 17/18. "Recommended Level 19." What the actual f***? It keeps scaling horribly and I can't even play the game!!! Second, why do none of the shops have any money? I can't even sell one item to gain any good. Sure, I salvage more often than I sell. But every once in a while, I need gold for buildings, because otherwise I can't upgrade my shops/town to upgrade myself to even do my quests!!! I'll repair items - which you would think is paying the Smithy - but they don't can gold from it. So they start at low levels of gold, I can sell maybe one item I got on the last quest, and then I have to wait until the next real life day to play again to sell or see if I have quests. This game is amazingly infuriating. I can't complete anything and I've been trying for days to get to my next story mission to move forward. I understand that it's a free game with microtransactions. But the microtransactions are out of hand if I can't solve any of my problems without paying tons of money to progress a little bit, to have to pay money again later on. So many games are free without the *need* to purchase anything. Microtransactions should enhance the gameplay of those willing and able to pay. Many games, I won't mention the Battle Royale game, has made millions on only cosmetics. Not "pay-to-win." Or in this case, "pay-to-progress." I have spent money on Oblivion and Skyrim and their DLC on both the PlayStation and on PC. Thought this free game would be great to play while I wait for another console Elder Scrolls. Bethesda has lacked in the past few years with Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls Online and now Elder Scrolls: Blades. Please fix these issues for regular players like me so that we can continue playing the game for fun as it was intended. I'll be buying the next Elder Scrolls for sure, hopefully the issues are fixed for both this game and games to come.
Wow
by MaxSettings on 2019/11/14 04:16
I love this game, better then console graphics
Skyrim Fix
by DeeSill on 2019/11/14 01:31
Similar game play as my beloved Skyrim. Very enjoyable!
Love love love
by Zfnarkstmefmwfm on 2019/11/14 01:14
I only play blades cause it’s the only game from the series that interest me, but I absolutely love it!! Cannot live without this game!!
Very buggy
by Sand Consumer on 2019/11/14 00:11
The gameplay is great, but there have been just too many incidents of the game just quitting on me. The game just crashes for no reason. If Bethesda fixes this, then I’ll rate it 5 stars.
Love & LOVE butt...
by Tyty2141 on 2019/11/13 20:47
So close to perfection, it just needs more ways to connect & make friends & communicate as you both dive into the abyss! & either a bigger shield button for the iPad, or some kind of two finger press block system. It also doesn’t move to the left or right when I change the settings, & the joysticks aren’t appearing. Also...I’m not afraid to throw you my money, but don’t need limited time offers, I need a catalog! Please have mercy!
Started playing after first account erased?
by aliisuunn on 2019/11/13 19:43
✨✨My first go around I made it to level 21, without spending any real life money. Right now I’m on level 16, I have about 320 gems without spending real money. Levels get hard. But I’m still able to beat levels with 5 skulls and sneak around tougher enemies. The graphics are great, occasionally little glitchy. I’ve found if it glitches, maybe you’re stuck, it’s not letting you fight, idk, just exit out completely and open it up again. You’ll be back on your quest and you’ll be back a few steps, just proceed and hope it doesn’t happen again. I think it’s a little weird EVERY potion requires garlic and I know I’m not the only one. Really I can’t complain about hardly anything. Although I do wish there was armor that’s cute for girly girls like me. The jewels aren’t enough haha. Super great game. Generous daily rewards. Challenging and tests your patients, but for me that’s part of the fun✨✨
Lots of issues
by "The Room" Lover on 2019/11/13 19:24
I’ve spent a lot of time playing this game. I recently spent a bit buying gems to open some chests because I had too many. I was at level 58 when I opened the game one day and my character was gone. I reached out to tech support and now I’m waiting. They said a number of people are experiencing the same thing. The game is addicting but it is VERY repetitive. Level after level, job after job it’s the same scene, same enemies and same everything. I was playing to pass the time and see how far I got. The fact that I put money into the game and my character has been lost is a deal breaker for me.
What cannot retrieve character!
by The maad IT guy on 2019/11/13 19:01
Graphics are cool. Played for a few but started to feel very redundant. Same 3 dungeons played over and over ... huge let down from the maker of Skyrim and eso. Bethesda please stick to making elder scrolls 7 for pc and more content for ESO.
Waiting to play.
by Elcasserole202 on 2019/11/13 18:31
Stuck on the loading screen the whole time thinking that the specs are messed up or something bc i looked it up too. this has gotta be fixed
Fun, but repetitive & not balanced
by InfinityNYC on 2019/11/13 16:12
I’m enjoying this game, but it does feel a bit repetitive. The main quests are not, but the need to level up in order to do these quests relies primarily on “job” quests that often are too difficult to accomplish for my characters level. I was stuck for a bit, without knowing how to advance until I realized I could start “job” quests and then quit right away to get a new job. This is tedious and still the new jobs are too hard often times. Just slows gameplay down to needless levels. I should be able to quickly replace and renew jobs from the job board screen. Otherwise, it’s a decent game for Eldee Scrolls fans that can’t get enough.
Best App on the App Store
by Giorgio cardini vidoret 🏁 on 2019/11/13 15:51
Best app
Soo far I love it . Just one thing .
by Deathhimself671638020 on 2019/11/13 15:25
Could u guys add a little more sensitivity for looking around . I have it at full sensitivity and it still feels slow . So could you please take a look at it please and thank u Game I:D Deathhimself
Almost perfect
by Minoffin on 2019/11/13 08:41
Great game, good balance between building a town and slaying monsters. At times, however, the game becomes impossible which can be frustrating if not a total turnoff. Resurrection Scrolls can only be found not purchased. Health potions are sometimes overpriced or not available. And quests may all be too difficult. This all seems like obvious constraints to force players to shell out real cash to purchase premium game currency. This is a total turnoff. I’m willing to occasionally pay out real money to purchase premium game currency in order to speed up the game, To make that the ONLY way to play, however, is simple poor game design which pushes players, not to shell out money, but simply look elsewhere for entertainment.
Fun game
by Uncle Tammy on 2019/11/13 07:17
Great game to play and kill some time. You can pay to win but it doesn’t feel that way playing it. Moevment needs to be more responsive.
Great game
by Alamut of Ayuda on 2019/11/13 06:21
I’ve been playing this game since the first week it was released. I wanted to see if the game had a paywall, or if I could enjoy it completely even as a free to play player. I was able to max my town and shops and get a full set of dragon plate armor fully enchanted without hitting a paywall. That said, this game is worth putting your hard earned cash into, and after confirming no paywall, I’ve been happily supporting the dev team financially as I have enjoyed months of rewarding gameplay. Now the review: Graphics - 10/10 Absolutely stunning graphics and animations, comparable with many console games. Monsters of the same type are not just a different color but visually very distinct (e.g. a forest troll looks like it belongs in a forest and a berserker troll is nightmare fuel) Sound - 8/10 The environment is alive with sound, from the random greetings of the townsfolk to the varied noises of mobs in the dungeons, the sounds are everywhere and well done, bringing the game alive. Gameplay: 7/10 I love Bethesda Softworks for their open world sandbox style games. This is not one. You are in fixed dungeons with set corridors to go through. There is no wandering around the world as you wish. The quests are linear and very straightforward, select the quest/job and run through the set dungeon. Fights have massively improved since launch with mobs being much better balanced and more varied, although 99% will be the same repetitive motions and can get boring after a while. That said, a fight with any dragon or a lich will test you to your limits deep in the abyss. The game was fairly stable at launch but has become steadily more buggy over time with lag ,especially in fights, occasional game crashes, townspeople floating in the air, holes in dungeon walls, impassible spots on what looks like level floors, etc. They are not game breaking, but can be annoying. Bugthesda quality control is very evident at times. Overall I love this game despite its bugs. The quests have fun lore in them, watching the town grow from a ruin to something Solitude would be envious of is deeply rewarding, and late game gameplay is very rewarding.
Good but few things
by Rifle lord on 2019/11/13 05:14
I enjoy the game a lot. The main problem I have is that you can’t stack enchantments on gear that has it; for example I have a very excellent dwarf mace with no charms but it’s been highly upgraded into the levels you have to use upgrading points for and I have a lower damage one that has a fire enchantment but I definitely lack the materials or time to upgrade it as far. The elemental weakness system is a bit complex because everything is different and it’s mildly infuriating that skeletons and wights(the most common enemy types) are opposite resistances because lightning is near useless a damage type because it’s most appealing draw is to slow down the beefiest hits but it doesn’t do extra damage like literally almost anything else and magic isn’t even a skeleton trait so losing magic really doesn't affect them. Fire and poison are the only actually useful elements. That leads to my next point, it needs to be possible to dispel enemies using magic skills with a hit because when they use poison it ROTS health in seconds and I’m wearing dwarven and high orc gear so it’s not that I’m weak. There needs to be something done to either make enemies(NOT players) staggerable OR nerf their spells significantly. Finally chests. It should seriously be possible to open multiple at once because silver chests are cumbersome and pile up too quickly to only open 1 EVERY SINGLE HOUR. Most people don’t have the time to wait each second down to unlock the pile of silver chests. I propose making wood chests 30 seconds, silver 2 minutes, gold 6 minutes, and elder chests 12 minutes. Oh before I forget, when moving fast over the big maps the game sometimes spins me around a bit with a second pause which is disoriented disorganized and juts into the flow of the game.
Ruined before I can get started
by its_me_surprise on 2019/11/13 05:03
I can’t even make my character. Every time I try making my guy the game crashes. If tried at least 30 times. I give up trying :(
Fun until the Bloodfall Queen quest!!!
by Jordan29690 on 2019/11/13 03:08
I loved this game a lot and I came across the Bloodfall Queen quest and it’s super hard to pass. Every time I would make it to talk to her the game would glitch and exit out of the app or I would lose internet connection when I had full bars and it would start me over. I’m very upset and I deleted the game. I hate when I try hard and finally pass something only for it to go to waste! FIX THIS!
Someone read this, please
by dhkajdjdka on 2019/11/13 02:48
I could have given this four stars, but this has been having some major issues that have gotten worse every time I play. The combat system is garbage. It needs an attack button or something. Looking around is a chore. Make a system more like Minecraft, which isn’t a very fun game, but at least controls are much better. Occasional crashes and glitches, nothing too bad. Yet. The worst part is that animals like Skeevers deal WAY too much damage. I have nearly died many times and that’s really annoying. Skeevers and Spiders should deal very little damage. Also, every time I level up my Stamina, nothing seems to change. Please fix. If you’re reading this, and you already own Skyrim on Switch, or Oblivion on GPD Win, then you don’t need another Elder Scrolls on a portable device. At least not until they fix this. And lastly, this should be Open World, not just walking down a path through the forest because that’s all you can do. Don’t waste your time until they fix these glaring issues.
Too many bugs
by ItzPoodle on 2019/11/13 01:30
I’m currently stuck in a mission where the quest is to kill all the skeletons. I’ve killed them all but the quest won’t end. Clairvoyance only leads me back to the skeletons i’ve already slain. Another problem is enemies attacking you and canceling your spells yet they can continuously cast spells even when hit, it’s unfair.
Bad game
by Simxd18 on 2019/11/12 20:50
Don’t like the controls and don’t like the first person
😭
by brah 26 on 2019/11/12 16:27
I’m sure this was a really cool game but I couldn’t play it because I have a 6 plus.
It good but not good
by 685799999 on 2019/11/12 16:18
The combat system isn’t that good you really can’t move around and not die from an enemy but it is still a good game
I am a little disappointed with the updates
by gadst2011 on 2019/11/12 15:42
I am at level 52 and steadily finding the game more difficult because you can’t continue to upgrade your character after level 50 but the levels continue to get more difficult. I have spent far more money on this game than I am willing to admit and it kinda feels like Bethesda forgets about you once you have spent your money. They also changed the recommended level for the abyss recently which has made it really difficult to even get the materials I need to upgrade my armor and weapons. So now I am stuck grinding through jobs and unable to upgrade my character or armor or weapons and the game just continues to gain in difficulty. I would love to keep playing but it feels like I have spent to much money on a broken game.
Great game, but....
by BloodyLaRk on 2019/11/12 07:40
This is a great game. I really enjoyed my time of playing it. However, I have no idea why my recommended abyss level change to 30 when I leveled up 23... Now I could only go down 2 levels and die... I could not even make enough gold to repair my gears. It is ridiculous! The recommended level for all my jobs are starting from lvl28... seriously? Why?! I would grind for a few days. If nothing changed, I will quit playing.
It’s ok but.... I’d fix a few things
by Enviousins on 2019/11/12 03:34
The games graphics are high quality, let’s start off with the huge main perk here. They are wonderful. But there is a few things I would like to point out. Often times playing the game I end up having to stop due to max limit of chests. I have legit been on top of opening chests today and setting new ones to unlock but let’s be real. They take waaaayyy to long. Just let me open my chests. Like don’t give me a reward and then make me wait for it. I get slowing down the game but you’ve already done that with the level of difficulty in some of the challenges. (Sort of stuck right now with my character level 9 and struggling to get enough gold while struggling against chest unlocks is tiresome. I want to play the game. But I can’t play right now. I’ve upgraded my armor but my health gets overwhelmed by the number of creatures and their max level of difficulty.) Also not being able to fight in third person kinda saddens me. I like to see my character, not personally a first person fan. But last but not least, it loses the feel of adventure when you lose an open world sim. I feel almost trapped between building the city, jobs, and dungeon crawlers. It’s lost a lot of the feel that makes it Skyrim. However, I do like the ability to rebuild my city and customize it. More buildings and features would be cool. Feels like I can only customize it so much and it’s mostly houses and simple statue or flag like decor. Has good aspects and potential. But the over all feel.... well I feel cheated out of that Skyrim adventure, MMO, open world feel. Especially with soooo many MMO Open world games on here. I’d be willing to buy a real version similar the original Skyrim on here. Flat rate with dlc. But this I feel I am rapidly losing interest. And it’s day 2.
AWESOME!
by 🎃🤡🍁🍂 on 2019/11/12 00:54
I love the Elder scroll series Especially Skyrim. And this is taking the spot of Skyrim. This is a great PHONE game. And I don't say that ever. The controls are Phenomenal, the graphics are fantastic, the flow is amazing, the quest are just great. I honestly don't have a single complaint about this game. Its litterly Skyrim on my phone.
Some potential
by GlumbGX on 2019/11/12 00:18
Fix Hangman’s wood it is still frozen and does not allow me to continue, it’s a main story quest.
Very Mad
by Whats happend to my diamonds on 2019/11/11 22:45
I was on level 11 with everything and many coffins and now I get back online and it saids am level 1 with nothing. How can I recover back my character and all the items and money I had.
Love this series
by GainGreeen on 2019/10/01 03:09
I have loved and played this series for a while now. They are notoriously detailed and isn’t the kind of game you can rush through in a Ref Bull binge on Saturday night. That’s actually the cool part to me. I’ve spent like 10 bucks and really didn’t have to but I was so impatient and excited to play that I just pulled the trigger on it. I’m level 11 now and it absolutely got a lot harder on me quickly and suddenly. My town is level 5 because I only recently started concentrating on upgrading it. It changes a lot of the game up and provides more options for quests. I’ve got okay armor, green shield with fire resist, a legendary sword that is pretty sweet and a green pendant. It’s a little harder to find premium gems than I’d like on quests but as you level up they award you with decent bags of them. Graphically it looks identical to the console version of the game. Only request I have for developers is to make the 3rd person zoom out option available like on the console version of the game. I’m just WAY more of a third person RPG’er than first person. I’m an older gamer and first person makes me dizzy sometimes. JS. Please keep working on this because I’m hooked and can’t wait to see where this goes. I played Order n Chaos for 3 years and would grind for hours to get what I needed to upgrade stuff. I also spent about 2,000 bucks on stuff but felt that every dollar was worth it. Don’t regret any of it. This could be my next “every free second” RPG.
Perfect for mobile
by inkdupskin on 2019/06/20 12:23
I've played this for awhile now. I also read all the reviews where people are saying is boring or hard around level 9. Here's the deal, this game is awesome if played correctly I'm currently level 24, with my town about level 7 ( just a bit under ), I don't know if people are not building their towns up, but that actually expands the game, brings in new missions, upgrading shops gives better options to craft or buy with in game currency. Early on when things are easy upgrade your inventory slots and chest capacity with the free premium gems they give you ( I get a lot free fighting in the dungeons) I have over 700 now, never bought anything. Time your chest timers around your work day, open gold while you sleep, never run into waiting issues. As far as combat and complaining about dying, here's a tip get the healing dodge and upgrade it, choose your talents and perks wisely, craft health absorbing armor and jewelry, with the right loadout, and proper potion planning, no quest is too difficult, the challenging ones are harder because they're supposed to be, you'll have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when they drop a free legendary chest on you. I'm level 24, all eleven gear, rings and necklace, usually have 15-20 various chests to cycle through, over 700 premium gems saved up from free drops, haven't spent a dime of real life currency. Play smart play often, this is an unbelievable free offering from the elder scrolls franchise!!!!
Fantastic, fantastic!!!
by Johnny Johnny Sykes on 2019/08/01 16:38
I played for a month before writing this review because I understand it is still a beta release, Blades, in my opinion is by far the best game on a cellphone and trust me that I should be a critic I have played and deleted thousands of games. With all that being said Blades has amazing graphics that I would expect on a console, the gameplay is amazingly polished especially because you can tell they are improving it daily, when I first started Blades would shut down or freeze every so often (once a day) and now I cannot remember the last time that has happened. The pace of the game seems perfect to me as some days I don’t have as much time I will open the treasure chests and construct new buildings in my city and on the days I want to grind for gold, material or weapons etc etc... Blades surely lets me decide my own pace. I believe Bethesda is by far the best game developing company ever to make games so this is not a impartial review, I already knew I would love this game as I have from everything they have ever released. So far the only thing I would like added to Blades is the ability to change between first person and third person as so many of Bethesda games have done in the past, it is amazing that this game is free because I dropped many other games off of my phone, Blades is all I need. Thank you Bethesda and also a thanks goes out to whoever read this book I just wrote.
Entertaining
by Tug Boat Builder on 2019/06/21 02:00
The game is entertaining and can easily be finished with f2p. P2P will obviously have a massive advantage, but this is almost completely mitigated late game. The game becomes repetitive and a grind after level 35ish, which is fine for me and many other players, but may not be your ideal game. As a higher level it will take hours of gameplay for a single level with the game only currently having a few different maps and job types; maybe 40 different jobs in total. The mission difficulty is currently far to easy as once you can make the top gear you can stand still against the hardest enemies in a job for a full minute before they will kill you; add in abilities that heal/mitigate damage and they can't harm you. The developers are actively updating, but are sadly making the game easier and easier. Overall I am happy giving it a 5 star since it has entertained me and will continue to entertain me for many hours. I would suggest to the developers to make the game harder, and perhaps add in kill stats to know how many kills you have and damage you have done. Perhaps in in-game dossier to see enemy stats. My biggest issue is that the level-up rewards are completely unbalanced and worthless. 300,000 experience for a level and 5 grand soul gems was rather disappointing and should either be converted to far higher amounts or simply give us gems.
Strong Start
by Supahfly90 on 2019/06/19 04:30
Currently this game is in Early Access as I write this review. As a long time fan of the Elder Scrolls series I had my guard up when starting this game. It’s not an open-world as you might expect. It’s quite linear where you have to upgrade your town after it’s been destroyed and you do this by completing quests and jobs to collect gold, materials, and equipment for your character. So it has all of the basic RPG elements. The reason why I have given it five stars is because of how well the system works on a mobile game. Most mobile games are terrible in my opinion and this one has quality. There are the options to open up chests quicker and have more inventory slots and gold by paying real money, but you don’t feel as if you have to pay real money to actually progress and enjoy the game. Just be patient. The graphics are truly incredible for a mobile game and the ability to seamlessly switch from portrait to landscape mode and have the game keep up is impressive. I do wish there was more variety to the dungeon layouts as well as to the settings for the dungeons. Such as having open layouts where you don’t feel like you’re going in such a linear path and I think it would give it more of an “open world” feel.
Beautiful money pit
by Brindlehund on 2019/10/13 20:12
I am at level 36, so have spent time and money on this game. It is fun and frustrating. Game play is good, I like the way you can combine spells and weapons play. Graphics are beautiful. It is worth just looking around in the game. The money pit is subtle. It is hard to find or buy the ingredients for health potions and they are rare in chests. Healing skills are not easy to use, and unless you only do easy quests and jobs, you will need health potions, lots of them. Many jobs are over your level. With health potions you can tackle them, but without them you can only handle the lower level jobs. At this point, I have spent serious money on the game and still have a stack of jobs too difficult for my character. You can buy missing ingredients with gems and you can buy gems with real money. You will eventually have to spend money, lots of it, to challenge yourself. A smaller frustration is you cannot use even high level two handed weapons on enemies near your level. Neither the two handed weapon, nor your spells will offer sufficient defense. Another frustration is the merchants never seem to have enough gold to buy the loot you don’t need, and if you sell low level supplies, you will have a really tough time finding them later on. This means you need a large pack. You can increase your pack size with skill points or gems. You will get a few gems in the game, but not as many as you need. Best phone game around, but expensive.
Great start
by the kid with the hat on 2019/05/08 17:43
I think its fun and it's got potential. Obviously right now there's not a lot of variety and some parts are pretty unbalanced, but it looks beautiful and reminds me of the console games without just trying to copy them (although i was a little sad the bears weren't tougher). I think y'all did a great job so far, and here's just a few more specific suggestions I hope y'all consider: 1. Quick weapon/shield swap button in combat. Considering the dungeons currently consist entirely of walking up to enemies and fighting them one on one, the fact that in challenging missions you often need to open up the menu to optimize your loadout for every other battle is kind of a pain. Eg, the way most crypt levels are all wights and skeletons, which have the exact opposite resistance/weakness. Does it remind me of the console games? Yeah. Is it still annoying? Yeah. A button in the corner to quick swap your loadout would be awesome. 2. Library or something. I'm sure y'all are working on lots more buildings already, but i'd just like to suggest that one hold the information on enemy weaknesses, resistances, abilities etc. It's just confusing to try to remember the tips. You could even make it quest based, like the researcher guy says go kill 10 wights and he'll add them to the library or whatever. Just an idea to add more variety to the town and help the player keep track of all the game elements.
Fix it
by 41029110000 on 2019/05/03 06:01
This game has great potential but it’s not there yet , I have been playing a couple of days now and I’ve noticed that it’s very hard to continue with out paying money as far as graphics go it’s wonderful but it still lags and glitches a lot , the thing that bothers me is that I was on a level that 4/5 skill and that’s not that hard but I killed 4 troll who had hit/attacked a lot more than the last but even though I have a full bar of health I some how die from two hits?, not to mention almost every time I tried to hit a button to use my magic or my abilities it wouldn’t let me , the game has so much potential but what bothers me is you have to pay to win . The features I wish they would add are some of the simple ones that I think would make a really big difference and let the player enjoy the game more , like being able to carry around food that would be awesome one level I only had two things to eat and ultimately ended up losing , I wish you could find more building materials sometimes if I’m luck I could get like 3 maybe 4 on a quest or job , I also feel they could maybe allow followers that would be cool but this game has a lot of potential. Thanks for making a game like this for the phone but I hope to see you improve it in the future I wouldn’t mind if you had to pay like 10 bucks for a full game like Skyrim kinda rather than pay like 100+ to get what I need to complete a level then ultimately pay more plus some in the future.
Huge potential
by CptSteampunk on 2019/06/16 18:44
So far, I’m really enjoying this game. The combat is unique, way different from what I would have ever expected. It’s a really good surprise. I like the combat a lot, and since this is a mobile game, it makes it easy to use, so it’s not overwhelming you just trying to get one hit in like some other games I have played. Story isn’t too engaging just yet, but I’m only level 9 as of writing this. The chest unlocking feature, I’ve seen this a lot and I quite frankly enjoy opening silver chests, since they’re worth they hour long wait. Gold chests are also exciting to open. Wooden chests almost always have resources I badly need to build up my town. When I get new items, I’m actually just constantly checking if stuff gets easier so I can have more of a challenge, and progress in this good game. Building up a town to unlock missions is a way to make you prepared for other missions and an easy way to add new characters into the story, so as you develop your city, so does the story. This is a great idea, glad you did it. Great mobile game, easy to learn how to play and what you do, and it’s really fun. Okay, a big thing that I think can change is the quest system. So far it’s just repeating the same thing, but in different areas for slightly different reasons, over and over for progress in the game. I guess that’s not so bad, so keep up the good work.
A little disappointed
by Defcon106 on 2019/05/21 16:26
This game is actually pretty good and very pretty. The combat is actually a little less clunky than Skyrim somehow, but also really slow. I know it’s a mobile game so I’m willing to forgive that, but you can’t move while you fight, which I don’t fully understand. The reason I’m only giving this 3 stars is the network issues. You’d think that Bethesda would have learned from fallout 76 that a always connected game is garbage, but it is mobile and therefore a cash grab. They always want to offer you things in the store, even during single player quests, so you always have to be connected. I have a few spots I like to play games that don’t have the best connection, like the subway and I can’t play this one at all. I miss my gameboy, where the whole game was right there to play and enjoy, we just don’t get that anymore because of online shops. It’s just sad because this could be a really fun game, but I’ll probably get bored with all the waiting for loading so I’m probably not going to bother spending anything on it. All the stuff you buy is just for materials and gear that you could get from rewards for the quests, but you can’t do the quests unless you have a great connection. I even got dropped from a quest because of a weak connection and lost 5 gems (the premium currency). Give me an offline mode and I’ll probably continue playing. At least there are no ads.
A pretty money pit
by Agamemnerd on 2019/08/02 13:42
Without spending money, you’ll progress slowly in this game. My typical experience is dungeons will give you about 1500 gold and cost 2000 gold in repairs on your armor and weapons – logging in daily for free handouts will offset this if you were happy only actually play once a week., Materials are rarely available at vendors – upgrading vendors upgrades their materials but they stop selling the ‘older/common’ stuff when in fact they should have more of that stuff - which you need for tempering/enhancing your armor and weapons... The game will actually punish you if you upgrade your town past what your current level is in terms of the armor and weapons you would like to forge or upgrade. I hope this gets fixed. The other option is spending gems for materials you can’t really farm, can’t buy from vendors, and only drop rarely during play – pay to win(ish). It’s a beta game; I hope they rebalance it so that paying to win is an option but not a requirement; right now it pretty much is a requirement. Biggest gripe: vendors that are upgraded offer better stuff in terms of weapons, armor, potions, materials; they need to continue to offer even more of the older stuff that they originally sold. Having to use gems to pay for Dwarven ingots because my blacksmith only sells ebony is ridiculous.
Great Game
by A nickname for review on 2019/11/15 13:14
Oct 2019: Elder scrolls has great graphics, a well thought through story line, and is very playable on iPad. I love the opt out of analytics feature. It took some time to kick in (24 hours). The last game I played showed no respect to players in this area, conducted fraudulent pay to play charges, and ruined any hope I will lightly provide donations to game devs ever again. My rating will move to five stars if a subscription cost were possible rather than pay to play which is full of privacy invading and insulting advertising tactics. Third party views would make it perfect. Update November 2019: I have been thoroughly enjoying this game! It is challenging yet free to play is possible. The graphics in the game outshine any mobile game I have played so far. It has never crashed once. It keeps providing delicious graphical surprises just when I thought I saw the same pattern one too many times. I haven’t had this much fun since playing Eternium. Well done! This game is not just eye candy though, you need to work out which gear will be effective for each encounter in order to receive achievable quests. The potions are tricky and could use improvement, it is unclear in which conditions they become available above the health bar, whether they stack etc.
Unenjoyable reward structure
by Quartz Collector on 2019/05/06 20:29
While Blades provides some level of satisfying dungeon crawler gameplay with the combat, earning the rewards is not at all a fun experience. Being unable to open any of the chests I find during a dungeon run because I have a 1 or 6 hour timer running on opening a better chest is disappointing. The changes to silver chests have helped with the bloat on chest capacity, minorly, but requires that I spend more time worrying about timers. Collecting the variety of materials needed to construct buildings, craft weapons and armor, or potions is dull as it is either through chests or jobs, the repeatable grind of side-missions. The main quest does provide needed materials early on, but is hardly a reliable source later. Blades feels most like a lootbox collector, and the result is that the moderately enjoyable gameplay lost its value once I felt like I was stuck in a pointless loop. Do a quest or a job, collect chests and sparse materials, open chests and/or spend materials on crafting or building, repair and repeat. The ultimate goal of that cycle is to... enable the continuation of that cycle, but with better gear and buildings to provide you with the game’s RPG mechanics. Many games do this, Blades has done it poorly if it has made me so painfully aware of its gameplay loop without offering something of substance. Perhaps its a limitation of conventional mobile game design, which is a shame, because the hardware can handle much more than the standard.
Solid for early access. I hate pay to play
by "Darius" on 2019/05/05 21:55
This is a wonderful mobile version of elder scrolls. Pretty, entertaining, and just plain fun. It’s simple, but something you can thoughtlessly sink a few hours into. Which is fortunate because if you’re not willing to sit through some clash of clans style build times, you’re gunna have yourself a bad time. The biggest problem is everything in the game past level 5 is a half an hour or more to accomplish anything, and buildings feel useless and meaningless more often than not. The quests are a little repetitive, but nothing we haven’t seen before. The biggest problem is that after gearing up after 20 hours of blacksmithing decent armor, you find yourself at a wall. At around level 9 i found the most severe difficulty spike of any game in recent memory. Every fight in the game went from “yeah if you swing enough they’ll die and you take no damage” to “if you don’t have at least 1 potion per enemy you’re gunna die even if you perfect shield everything” I’ve tried grinding and leveling up, but honestly the armor and quest differential is insignificant compared to the jump in power of enemies. While i seriously enjoyed the first few mindless hours of gameplay, i wish there either was no difficulty spike, or it came in late game. Not when it feels like you’ve barely gotten anything done after 7 hours.
Amazing game
by Ho Really? on 2019/06/22 02:58
Being a person who really enjoys dungeon crawler games, I find this to be an awesome game. A lot of people are complaining about level 10+ being too hard, but the game isn’t hard AT ALL. If you need gold or building resources go to the ‘job’ tab under the quests section and you will typically get 1 star or two star difficulty jobs that reward equipment and other goodies. Don’t try and win quests that are 5 star because they were made to be difficult to lower level players. Upgrading gear can help make fights a lot easier as well. Consider crafting gear with better stats, or temper your weapon/armor piece for increased stats. If it is possible, upgrade your blacksmith to unlock better items in the shop and under the craft section. Another frequent complaint is that chests take too long to open. Don’t ever open golden/silver chests as soon as you start playing the game, because you will be unable to open other chests until the timer expires. You can always increase your storage space for gems by pressing the plus button. This game is a really great game with good gameplay and amazing graphics. I would definitely suggest this to anyone who is looking for something fun to play.
Limited
by hftvdjffg on 2019/05/17 02:16
I’ve been a fan of the Elder Scrolls since the 90’s, and i am so sorry that I don’t have better things to say about this game. The graphics are beautiful, but the game play is limited. Movement is limited. You can’t run, jump, climb, fly, swim, or go outside the limited fixed paths. You must fix up a town that no one will ever see. The town is small and there is only one. You can’t leave your town and explore the world. You never journey anywhere. There are no maps. You can’t make your own house or go inside any buildings. There is little to no freedom or creativity. The players still don’t talk. The dialog is prescribed. The quests are limited. My battles the first day are just like my battles after 21 levels. The same monsters are just harder to fight, so all my extra armor, better skills, magic weapons are all nullified. It does offer some variety in the way you can fight an opponent and you can develop a little more skill when fighting. But you can’t run away from an opponent, use any of the environment to your advantage, use any sort of missile weapon, sneak up on an opponent, or have any other outcome than either you die or they die. I’m saddened that I game isn’t more fun to play; I really wanted it to be great. It’s a fraction of the same old game and not as fun.
Game review a plus
by Jay D B on 2019/09/13 00:14
I didn’t see a lot of marketing for this game but over all the graphics are great. Combat wise it general but the different things you can do make it interesting. Spells, different weapons, different armor, abilities, and 3 a skills trees (spells, perks, and abilities). I haven’t gone through a lot of the story but so fare it seems interesting and holds me into the game. My only dislike is the time it takes for treasure chests to open. 5seconds for wood chest, 1hr for silver, 6hrs for gold. There are 2 more chests that I have yet to get but I can assure you it’s a much longer time frame. I’m used to games where the vendor has unlimited money to buy my vendor trash but these don’t. They have a limited amount that increases when you purchase items, over time, or an upgrade. I enjoy building my own town in addition to the customizing with added features. It just gets more expensive and material needy the higher your town prestige gets. This is of course a free to play game with in-app purchases but it is not a pay to win. I’m currently at level 23 and have yet to spend a dime of real-world currency. I would enjoy this game even more if they would just change the vendor buys and the timer on the chests.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Outstanding Bethesda!
by ust00pid on 2019/06/13 21:15
As it turns out, this really is the best mobile game in history! I was one of the few folks lucky enough to play early access and I love EVERYTHING about the game. Having a reason to put it down once you reach a chest cap, having to grind 10x as hard as paying players for a chance at the good loot/items and you guys making grinding seem like something worth picking up the phone and opening the app. I wrote a 4 star review before, after the E3 update, but as it turns out I misunderstood an in game mechanic. I was ready weeks ago to write a 5 star beaming review and didn't have time. I got time today! If you don’t love this game, I respect your opinion. Don’t mind me, I’ll be over here with my dragon plate armor and lvl 10 buildings 🙌🏾. If you can’t see yourself competing with pay to win players, this is not for you. If all you want is a mainstream video game company to give their all to make the best mobile version of their catalog then you are welcome!!! Thank you Bethesda and everyone involved. Not just for letting me play early, but for getting this sooo right. You can’t please everyone, but you sure did right by me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very well done.
Entertaining and fun, but money grab
by M1key-_- on 2019/09/08 13:45
This is a fun RPG for mobile but this game will just about force the player into spending actual money to continue your positive experience. I’m level 25 and I have had no issues, up until this point. After playing for about 2 weeks, I’ve noticed my chest stash is continuously building up. I cannot keep up with the gold chests and silver chest, to the point where I no long have room for more chest that I find in quests. I have even spent premium gems to increase chest stash size, but the amount of chests continue to grow. I have 16 golden chests and 14 silver chests. How am I supposed to open all the gold chests and open up slots for new chests? Each gold chests requires 6 hours to open: 14 x 6 = 84 hours. That’s over 3 days folks, and that’s assuming one would begin unlocking a chest immediately after one has been open, but that is unreasonable. Add in the silver chests and it’s over 4 days. If I continue playing, I will consistently have to stop playing quests and completely focus on opening chests for 3 to 4 days at a time to clear my chest cache... watching a timer is not fun. Why can’t we choose to delete chests? Deleting a chest should be a no-brainer and should be a decision that the player makes. It would be even better if we could sell them but again, this is a strategic money grab to force the player into opening these.
Has promise but...
by OldManGenX on 2019/05/16 13:19
The good: Graphically this game doesn't disappoint. Controls are finally customizable, but incomplete. There needs to be additional options to hot swap weapons and quick use of poisons/potions. The initial story line is decent enough to keep you interested until ~level 30. I do like the town building feature, but I would also like some option for switching building positions. Overall game play fighting is fluid, even when playing in portrait or landscape. The bad: Does require a stable internet connection. If your phone switches to different wifi signals automatically, you'll need to re-sync. Typical P2W options, but not necessary for initial and mid game. The ugly: End game design needs thorough vetting. Gear repair costs escalate significantly, but gold accumulation from mobs or jobs falls well short of what's required to maintain gear. No option to disenchant gear to recoup some materials and try to re-enchant gear. High end materials for enchanting and crafting are only achievable by opening chests. Gear rewards for chests do not align with character level, especially for the top two chest options. As a result, the grind for decent end game gear is out of reach. End game design warrants skill tree focus on health management as a requirement, and therefore limits flexibility with how gear should be enchanted to maintain survivability.
Good game with some small flaws
by ktamb on 2019/09/18 11:33
I was pleasantly surprised by how much you can do on this game. It has quests and a bit of a story and crafting. It’s not completely open world but it is a mobile game not a console. I’ve spent a lot of time enjoying this game and I will continue to. There are two flaws that I have noticed from the beginning. There is one flaw that I think can be fixed and one that probably can’t. It won’t stop me from playing though. The first flaw is in combat. The way the combat is designed there are too many ways for spells to not work. I like being a spell caster and I feel like spells have been pretty useless especially at low levels. Better to have an enchanted weapon. Spells can be interrupted by you being hit but also if you do something like block or swing a weapon it interrupts the spell too. And you can’t attack something from a distance like a squishy spell caster would do. Weapons are much faster and do more damage with combos. The combat could be fixed though. The bigger problem may not be fixable. Because the game requires a constant link to WiFi I keep getting booted off. Every time I go into the game it takes forever to load and if the WiFi has a hiccup I end up watching the loading screen again.
Elder scrolls on the go
by A.B.Money on 2019/05/05 02:22
First I have played this game since early release , I have not spent a dime of real money and have made it to level 13. The latest update gives gems that you could purchase for easy jobs to complete. This game is simple and fun to play. The controls are easy , one hand tap to go or landscape mode with virtual joysticks. The combat is a simple tap and release timing mechanic that still makes the fights challenging and fun. The quest are a bit repetitive in the job section with easy collecting missions and the enemies seem to be a bit tougher then the mission rates. You are punished for missing a block with low health. However once you access the alchemy shop you can brew potions at a cheap rate. The update made jobs more worthy with bigger rewards for completing. Weapons and armor offer different enchantments and stats that affect enemies differently depending on the type. If you have played any elder scrolls games this is exactly what you could expect for a mobile version. There is even a hometown that you rebuild and add different shops and housing for population growth. The game overall is simple and easy, it picks up wherever you left off after you close your phone and definitely gets you through a bored moment. Worth the download
Repetitive dungeon looting, slow advancement
by Ggggggg3344 on 2019/05/02 05:01
Let’s start positive. The game looks great and plays well on my phone. The enemies are diverse and their resistances/weaknesses make them interesting. Fighting is pretty smooth as well. I liked what I have seen of the storyline. But...I found this game underwhelming. I was hoping for another Morrowind or Skyrim experience, but this is not it. I am a longtime Elder scrolls fan and would gladly pay for another RPG, but the freemium model gets very frustrating, very quickly. I soon hit a point where I was too weak to continue the main quest, and my chest allotment was full. Looting without gaining chests costs more in item repairs than you gain. My options were put the game down or pay. I put it down... for a month. I just got back in out of boredom, but I’m in the same boring spot. Other complaints: the dungeons are very, very repetitive, you have to complete quests in one go and they often backload the difficult enemies. It’s frustrating to spend 10 minutes on a quest and have to repeat it from the start. After a few attempts, it makes you wonder if you’re spending your time wisely. You can sell items to vendors for one-fifteenth of what you buy them for. Basically, my interest ran out of steam because I was not advancing my character enough. I’m still an Elder Scrolls fan and eagerly await their next non-freemium game.
Lots of Potential, but needs some work.
by Trearel on 2019/05/19 03:54
I’ve been playing for a while now (level 22) and I can say that I’ve enjoyed the game. However somewhere around level 15 the game came to an absolute crawl it was like going from 100 to 1 in a matter of 1 level. After crossing that threshold doing the main quests was replaced with having to do a large amount of jobs and Abyss runs in order to get the gear and material needed to progress. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing but there needs to be some balancing done to the story and quest, because there is a lot of time in between the story you kind of forget what was going on. In short it just gets super grindy, like Destiny 1 grindy. I wish I was smart enough to come up with the solution for this, but I’m not one to be the expert on how all that works out. Maybe tone down the difficulty on the quests and creatures. For instance trolls are so bad right now. Their regen is manageable but extremely excessive. And because the game is gear dependent, leveling isn’t really that amazing. That’s just my thoughts over all game is good especially for early access, but I think we have a little ways to go before we are there.
Love this game but something about potions needs to change.
by Power Pringle on 2019/10/16 23:21
Love this game and I’m going to keep this review short, everything is amazing in this game it doesn’t blow anything up for micro transactions and if you ask me you can get a lot of gems with spending money on this game and it makes it fun that it’s now blowing up micro transactions all in your face. But let me talk about potions. Health potions to be clear. Garlic is an common item yet so hard to get. That or lavender. Yeah you have to grind to get items but even the alchemist over prices her stuff and it has mad the game well let’s just say unenjoyable from this part. It’s hard to complete some quests or missions without health potions granted that some of the maps have food lying around the other maps don’t. And it’s extremely hard to grind out missions just so I can make health potions. Chests will sometimes give you garlic or the alchemist ingredients you need which is amazing but I just feel that there should be a constant stock on ingredients at the alchemist and it would be easier to get money and buy ingredients off her instead of sometimes finding key ingredients that are suppose to be “common” to get. Other than that this game is FANTASTIC KEEP IT GOING PLEASE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kim’s review of Blades
by Persian Leopard on 2019/09/12 12:44
Even though the game is still in the development stage, it’s incredibly well made. The game gives you character customization choices in which you can choose from the ten Elder Scrolls races and have customization choices that mirror those in Skyrim. The game takes place after the Empire has been defeated by the Thalmor, and the player character is the last surviving member of the Blades, who has escaped back to his/her home town only to find it has been razed. These events kickstart the adventure as you work to rebuild your home town and investigate the attack. The graphics are quite good considering that this is a cell phone game. I found myself enjoying both the storyline and the characters with whom you interact. The game isn’t complete yet, so there are lines which are not yet voiced, no map, no 3rd person view available, and in combat your weapons sort of float in that there is no visible hand gripping them. Even though this game is still being developed, I highly recommend it, and despite the above issues, the game is still incredibly complete with both character and town leveling systems.
Only playing because I don’t have Skyrim anymore.
by aeros.mommy on 2019/09/16 06:38
This app is alright, it’s kinda nice to have something similar to Skyrim right on my phone. (I don’t have a ps4 anymore) However I think they need to add a few things to make it perfect. First of all, I get so irritated because of how hard it is to acquire health potions. I only have one alchemist’s shop right now and it’s annoying that they only carry one potion at a time. It takes way too long to get missions done b/c of this, cause you literally struggle to survive. And your gems run out so fast, it’s hard to even buy some that way. (I don’t have actual money to spend on this app) Second, I was really disappointed when I figured out that you can explore outside of the town like in other games. You can only do that if you’re on a mission and I can’t stand it. You feel so confined. I get that it’s mobile so you won’t get much but that’s really limiting the apps potential. And lastly, again, the exploration is so limited. You can’t even go into buildings that are within your city! I’m not extremely far in the game and I know there’s a lot to unlock but the fact that I can’t go into the buildings I create is pretty dumb. Don’t get me wrong this is a fun pastime, but don’t get your expectations too high.
Fine but needs work
by Aurora Roarer on 2019/06/15 23:07
The game so far is enjoyable, though it is annoying how my chest inventory is filled with silver chests that stop me from playing nonstop but I understand why it is that way (make it a litter more time consuming to get the better stuff out of them). I would really appreciate a quicker way to switch weapons out in the middle of battle rather than navigate through 4 screens. I would also appreciate being able to easily choose the order the abilities and spells show on the combat screen, as once I grow use to it being one way if I switch out a skill it will completely mess up the order so instead of healing I use poison on the skeletons. I understand that it is an early access so I do not expect everything to be perfect. I would also appreciate a way to figure out the enemies weaknesses more easily even if it is just navigating through the help log to find it in the middle of combat (instead of learning about them in the quick screen transitions). I would also appreciate some of the smaller things explained in the help log, like when you enchant something you may get a bonus or two abilities. Just some ideas to help the experience.
High potential wasted by timers and bottlenecks
by NickerPL on 2019/06/29 18:39
The game has potential but the way it is designed to bottleneck players with egregious timers is insane... imagine Skyrim with a less compelling world, very basic and boring story, basic combat, very basic and repetitive level design, and most importantly TIMERS that are all over the game and ruin the experience (e.g. you got a good chest reward from a quest and want to open it? Good luck waiting hours until the chest opening timer finishes so you can finally be rewarded with the chest’s contents; you asked the blacksmith to craft you a piece of armor? Good luck waiting until the timer finishes; you want to build a building to improve your city? TIMERS; You want to craft potions? TIMERS; Enchant gear? TIMERS. Et cetera). The way I see it, Bethesda puts the gamer between a rock and a hard place because you can either NOT purchase their expensive currency and suffer, OR you buy the overpriced currency and speed up the timers. Those timers ultimately left me with a feeling of "I’m not willing to invest a year of my time to get through all of this content due to the bottlenecking timers that are delaying me; it would just make me feel like I wasted a year of my life for a very unrewarding experience". Give it a try if you want but personally, I said "hard pass” after a little over a week.
Blades by Bethesda
by Scottagain on 2019/06/11 19:32
I have spent no money on this game so far and am already at level 20. There were times when I thought there was nothing to do and jobs were above what I could do but I could always grind it out in the abyss. I’ve swapped out to Orchish equipment and keep a supply of heal potions in case I run in to trouble in the quests. One thing they do not have is dual wielding, but hoping for that later. It’s not as open world as Skyrim but what do you expect for a phone app. I have gone to playing this the most on my phone and have mostly dropped the other apps and maybe will play them if I am tempering or opening a chest. Those that are spending money on this game I think are just impatient. I can wait for things to come available as long as there is something to do. You can jump in and out of the Abyss to go after what you really need and sometimes the quests will give you what you are looking for. Sometimes you can get around the monsters to get the quest done. They will chase after you and sometime you run into another monster down a hall and end up fighting both of them. Great game!
Reviews lie
by CookedbyCarma on 2019/08/23 16:53
This is not for the impatient teenager or middle schooler who wants to play a sword fighting game. This is for the teenager or young adult or even adults in general who enjoy real in depth RPG games. It’s not as in depth as a computer RPG or a console elder scrolls but it is magnificent still. Although one thing I would recommend is a more broad approach to areas you do quests in. It’s pretty much the same dungeons with different or stronger monsters as you progress with the subtle extension during main quests. But still I’ve been playing a week now and I’m level 25 with matching armor, town level 6. You can progress if you take the time to play the game how it’s made to be played. I haven’t spent any real money either, open your gold chests when you sleep, your silver chests whenever you aren’t on the game and your wood chests when you’re playing. Pay attention to the race of your character and the bonuses that come with it. Pay attention to the weaknesses of your enemy. Use your poisons and sometimes take a chance on missions that are max difficulty as they prove to be quite easy sometimes.
A Little Miffed: edited
by Sirflynt on 2019/05/03 11:48
So I’ve been waiting well over the 24 hour time period most people say it takes them to get early access. I understand they can’t let everyone on at once, but a little communication on how long I’ll have to wait would be great. Seems like Bethesda is struggling in that department, especially with the confusion about the iPhone 6. I know people say it was on the website, but it really should’ve been on the App Store as well. If they only cater to hardcore fans who crawl on their website every day, they are going to have a hard time staying relevant. Add the fact that it was already released late...you just expect a little better from a major publisher, although that seems to be the the way Bethesda is headed lately. Hope I can change my star rating when I actually get to play the game 🙄 Finally playing game. It’s very fun. Can’t wait for full version to come out. I do hate how there seems to be a response delay after clicking to unlock chests, that makes you accidentally use gems to open them immediately. Seems a little too convenient for that not to be happening by design...either way, they need to fix it.
Repetitive and unbalanced.
by worried4theusa on 2019/06/01 15:23
Having hit lvl 42, the game becomes and endless grind of two things. Dungeon and caves. The same creatures pounding on them till dead. While that may ok if there significant growth in the game after that but the gold reward cost is very low and the armor/weapon repair cost high. It will take over 300k gold to upgrade the smithy to the last level 10 but yet by the time I have completed 3-4 jobs, I would have only made a few hundred in gold. We can choose to not repair anything and go through the game with broken armor but then getting through a 3-5 * job becomes very difficult to survive. Reduce the repair cost significantly and open the game up to new undiscovered lands and then the rating would go up. It could be a fun game but right now it is not living up to its reputation as the Elderscrolls fame we’ve come to enjoy and support. Right now, the only thing I do is check in, get the free daily item and maybe do a challenge. After that, it’s not interesting anymore. Lastly, don’t let these rating fool you. Someone at Bethesda or somewhere else deleted a massive amount of 1* comments to make it appear that this game has overwhelming favor. It does not. Someone is hiding the fact that the game in its present form is boring and badly designed. It has potential but they have been slow to make it interesting.
Love it
by Redwoodacre on 2019/10/04 22:14
My 5 favorite games are Oblivion, Skyrim, Morrowind, Witcher 3 and Dragon Age Origins; so I was so excited to see Blades. I’m not a big fan of games that have in app purchases but so far this is not bad. I have played for about two days. I did purchase one bundle for 4.99 but I don’t feel like I had to to be able to play, and I felt it was worth how much fun I was having. You arrive at your town of birth to find it recently raided and sacked by mercenaries. You get to help find and rescue scattered villagers and help rebuild. Building takes time, sometimes a few hours, opening a chest takes time (5sec for a would expect chest, up to 6hrs real time for a gold chest) or you can use gems that you’ve either found or purchased with real money. If you have the time it’s no big deal. I can see push notifications would be handy to let you know the chest is open. I miss that there is no map feature (unless I just didn’t see it) and no bow. Otherwise I like the combat for it being on my phone. For exploring I like it wide screen and combat I like it tall screen. Great graphics!
Awesome, but keeps crashing
by Moonseeker-the-Cat on 2019/08/14 00:56
This game is truly great, it’s like a pocket Skyrim, which I think was the aim. One of the problems, though, is it ends up being slightly restrictive in gameplay options, due to the health being kinda low compared to damage output by enemies in quests above the easiest rank. It requires you to maximize health in skills, spells, and armor, which can be difficult to do early on. It’s tough to find renewable resources as they change every quest, and the shops don’t always have what you need. (For example, I went on several difficult quests and after a while, finished my health potions. I went to buy and brew some more, and promptly realized I only had enough for two tiny health potions, and there were only three at the shop. It made out for five, and not enough left over for poison resistance.) I might just be doing it wrong, though... The other thing, that I KNOW I’m not doing wrong, is that the app keeps crashing on me. I’ve lost my progress on several quests after crashes. Connectivity doesn’t seem to be a problem, as I have a stable one that doesn’t usually fluctuate. I hope this gets fixed in a future update.
Milking the Franchise
by Chronocyst on 2019/07/28 17:16
I love Elder Scrolls games, and I like Blades, but everything costs way too much for even the simplest things. I understand that app games are designed to make money, but there is a point when the greed of the developer takes all the fun out of the game. You have to work way too hard for very little advance or loot. Example: Why are gems needed to temper equipment? It seems just an excuse to buy more things that don’t seem relevant to what is being done, and even ridiculous items like decorations cost as much as buildings do in the beginning. Everything hyper-inflates in cost as you gain town prestige also. Why? The sheer cost of everything makes me only interested in this game, as a once-in-a-while game to play, as compared to Skyrim... the game I couldn’t put down, and still play to this day. I am disappointed that this franchise is going downhill because of greed. Strike one was making new Elder Scrolls games mmo’s. Playing with idiots online is not fun for me, and takes away from the feeling of being immersed in the fantasy. I feel that Blades is strike two. Skyrim and Oblivion were works of art. Graphics and animations are stunning, but gameplay is being sacrificed. Why ruin the recipe?
This game “should” be a 10 but...
by Guataguano on 2019/05/05 23:23
Blades is an amazing looking game. It’s gameplay is very smooth on my iPhone XS MAX. I preordered this game the day it was announced and have been waiting patiently. I’m in the early access and I was so excited until I needed gems. I’ve been playing a lil game called Star Wars galaxy of heroes for the last 3 years. People complain about their micro transaction but you can still progress. I’m no stranger to dropping a couple of dollars in a game I like but in ESB it’s out of control. Changes need to be made. In Blades, My one “BIG” and only complaint is the micro transactions. CHEESE AND RICE AND ALL THATS HOLY! It’s ridiculous. Just about everything is behind a gem or time wall that cost gems to get through. It’s pretty depressing. I am currently level 22 and I have spent ($40) money since I was granted access. I don’t regret it but it’s at a point now that to progress I have to pay in some way shape or form. That’s not fun. It’s a well made and beautiful game but the micro transactions is ruining my experience. **Update** I’m level 43 now. The game is beautiful. Content has gone pretty dry and the developers seem to have poor communication with the ESB community. Small updates and shadow updates. It’s in a weird place.
Terrible grab and your money!!!
by Maxious1972 on 2019/07/23 17:44
This is the most up front game I’ve seen that is designed to only allow you to continue by dumping more money into the game after original purchase. You literally cannot proceed without buying more from the online store. For starters, you can’t self heal in any real fashion. There’s food but your not allowed to keep any spares you find and don’t need at that time. Never have I seen any RPG that won’t allow you to heal. Therefore, you’re required to use extremely light healings “abilities” and those only work if “timed” right. Your gear will NEVER come for free meaning all the “treasure chest” give is gold, materials for crafting gear, and ALWAYS gear that’s too low for you to use so you sell them...o.O Also, you can level past 50 but there’s point because NOTHING INCREASES. Your health, stamina, magic, and skill points all stay the same. How’s that for further screwing you over. So all in all, it’s a P2P game unless you have no life and spend 10 hours/day playing to collect the materials necessary to craft gear. Have you ever played a game where you’ll never ever find a weapon that’s powerful enough to actually be useful? How about a game that takes weeks to gain the materials for enchanting just to realize your enchant bonus is random. STAY AWAY FROM THE MOST WORTHLESS GAME EVER!!!!
It’s ok
by BlakeBaten619 on 2019/10/24 01:40
It’s a fun game, but why do you have to build stuff and everyone has to do everything for you? You are pretty much useless... you can’t make potions yourself, can’t smelt/craft, can’t enchant; everyone does it for you and you have to spend a bunch of materials from chests that take forever to open (but you can empty your wallet to make it go faster). Oh and if you want to reset your skills/attributes you don’t need to grind for some gold or anything, just give them all your irl money and it’ll be no problem. Also, the liches are sooooo over powered. They regenerate pretty much as fast as you can damage them, making them near invincible, and they do by far the most damage from any other enemy. Balance the game a bit... every time I see a lich, I either leave or try to run around it. Also make something to be able to delete/get rid of chests... I don’t want a ton of silver and gold chests at a time because then I don’t have any room for a lot of wooden chests to open between the longer ones. If you made the game online, you wouldn’t have to make it so pay to play, because people will buy cosmetic stuff (especially if they know that means the game will not be pay to play).
Great Elder Scrolls Fix!
by aph313 on 2019/07/01 21:59
I still play Skyrim frequently, but as only who has played that game knows, one thing leads to another which leads to another which leads to another... Before you know it you’ve sunk 6 hours into the game. Well this is a great pick up and play game where you can play in 10-20 minute intervals without getting completely sucked in (which is fine in moderation). Also it is very convenient to have it on my iPad so I can carry the Elder Scrolls with me anywhere! There are plenty of references to the main Elder Scrolls franchise which is a huge plus as well (look out for Sheogorath). My only complaint is that it is pretty unapologetic in its approach to cutting a profit. I understand, this is a free-to-play app that obviously had many people working on it, but I guess the old fashioned man in me still can’t get used to micro transactions. I will be sure to invest in this game as needed, because the team at Bethesda really does deserve a pat on the back for this one, but I just wish it wasn’t as blatant. I can’t wait to see how the game continues to expand!
Loved it
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2019/11/14 14:34
I was so happy & appreciative when I found this game for iOS & initially had many positive things to say about it. Unfortunately, there are several aspects of this app that have taken much of the enjoyment out of this game. The first is an inability to stack enchantments. Second, the high cost to buy healing potions & the need for garlic to brew ANY potion (incidentally, garlic is basically non existent in game unless you buy it). Third is that somewhere after level 40 it’s become virtually impossible to block during combat with some NPCs, to the extent that clicking on the shield icon works maybe 50% of the time at best. Even on jobs that are ranked 3 or lower difficulty it’s very hard to complete the job/quest with one life. Additionally, these characters hit you so fast, so many times, & throw so many spells at you that you’re unable to block, swing, throw a spell, or in general have any hopes of completing the job unless you happen to have a rejuvenation scroll or you’re so frustrated you waste gems in order to continue. I know exactly why this is happening & I have no problem paying for extra gems b/c I love this game. However, I will NOT do so through extortion, which is what this game devolves into after about level 40 or so.
Great mobile adaptation of an Elder Scrolls game
by Celebilove on 2019/07/23 01:29
I am relatively new to TES series of games. I just started playing Skyrim last year when a friend gave me her old xbox and a copy of the game, and since then I have learned about and thoroughly enjoyed the expansive gameplay and universe created by the folks at Bathesda. So, when I saw they had come out with a mobile game, I was so pumped! So far, I am a huge fan of this game. The gameplay is great, I love the graphics and the story lines are interesting and I like the added components of building up your town and things like that. I think that, with the limitations of it being a mobile game, it is a wonderful representation of the Elder Scrolls franchise and I really enjoy it! If you are smart with your timing on opening chests and spend your resources wisely, you won’t have to pay any real world money for gems or coins. I haven’t paid a cent, and my character is Lv 26 and I have progressed significantly in several quest lines. Basically, I love this game and I have been suggesting it to everyone I know who likes the Elder Scrolls games!
A game that shows promise
by Ignissus Firebrand on 2019/07/07 00:34
Blades is pretty much as good as TES could get, at this point on mobile, with a few exceptions. I gave the gave 4 stars, nonetheless, due to the immersion the game brings to the table, the graphical detail that pushes current hardware to the max, in some cases, and the sheer joy of the combat and character development functions of the game...but the combat can be bittersweet, at times, due to a current flaw that absolutely must be fixed by devs in order for this to be completely worthy of bearing the name The Elder Scrolls. The touch screen function occasionally and annoyingly detects an attempted weapon swing in the lower right corner of the screen while disabling the ability for you to use your skills and spells!!! This is unacceptable. Also, Elder Scrolls without Lorebooks is not Elder Scrolls at all. This is essential and must be added. Log July 6th 2019: Game is improving,with increased addition of new NPC voices. Still no lorebooks as of yet that I can find. I may not be far enough in though. Game lacks story depth IMO. This may be fixed upon future patches
Good to kill some time
by Houstone on 2019/05/07 20:06
Enjoying it more than I thought. Open the 5sec chests while playing, and save the hour+ ones to click open before logging out. Don’t spend any gems especially during early game. They seem to come pretty regularly, and you’ll have enough for purple or blue legendary chests with amazing equipment. I’ve bought 2 already playing free for a week, and the gear is amazing. You can upgrade all the gear in game from white(worst) to purple(best) Try to save your revive spells for Abyss which unlocks early. Don’t push your luck if you aren’t leveled & geared. I accidentally used all mine early reviving & dying to the same enemy. Go to Abyss once you have an alchemist who can make you more healing potions. Each level deeper gives you XP & Gold modifier. While every 4 or 5 enemies killed gives you better & better chests, and crafting items. I’ve had no need to spend money on it, but if I’m still playing in a month I’ll drop $5 just to pay for the game if i continue to enjoy it. 1 star off as I have only seen a few interior assets, and only 1 tile sets. More could be further in though.
Can’t give it five stars yet.
by mythran on 2019/05/01 21:08
This game has beautiful graphics and an intuitive movement system that seems easy to get used to. Ive been playing for about a month on early access and have enjoyed the game for the most part. Micro transaction games are the unfortunate norm and this is no exception. My main gripe is the real dollar cost of items offered. 10$ for an epic weapon that you will have to replace quickly is a bit excessive even for an adult such as myself. The other annoying bit is the skull difficulty rating. Getting suckered into a daily job where a cave troll is the first creature you are challenged with is not cool. I can kill most things with my character but not the cave trolls. They seem a bit too tough to show up against a level 20 character wearing exquisite dwarves plate armor and easily kill that that character while it carries a nice shield. I do not enjoy a challenge but that is frustrating. Maybe some adjustments are still needed. I play ESO and loved Skyrim. I had high hopes for this game and preordered it. I’m not thinking this one will be one I play for very long due to the cost.
Good game and getting better
by Aaron233rd on 2019/06/15 20:13
So far, every update is improving the game, keeping it balanced, and keeping my attention. The most recent update with jewelry has been great. I appreciate the way the game structured so you are not forced to purchase anything to enjoy all parts of the game. The last update did motivate me to make a purchase just out of appreciation. The only reason I have not given 5 stars is because it’s still in ‘Early Access’ but I’m looking forward to more improvements and the Arena being unlocked. If I can make a suggestion: expand the Challenges to include one Dailey and one Weekly challenge to mirror the daily and weekly quests. These challenges could reward a level appropriate item or materials instead of gold just to make it different. The challenges could be as simple as completing a certain number of regular challenges, a certain number of jobs, or it could be the same as the current challenges but with higher much requirements. I think that might be an easy way to improve the game. I love what you’re doing with it to date, keep it up!
Difficulty Spikes
by sonofdog55 on 2019/05/07 19:07
I should preface this by saying I’m a huge fan of other Elder Scrolls titles, so I went into this with open eyes. I was excited by the idea of being able to explore this universe, even if it was abridged, on my phone, and at first I enjoyed it; quests and jobs were satisfying if a little repetitive, real-world time delays got a little annoying, but overall it was a fun little game to play for a few hours. Now though, I’ve hit an absolutely insane difficulty spike, after playing for maybe two days (level 12). In what seems to be some sort of overcorrection, where in earlier levels enemies were quite easy or at least not absurdly challenging, once you get to the Bloodgaurd story line the quests become insane. Even the jobs are impossible, including those ranked very low in difficulty. It gets to the point were after two enemies I’ve either got to spend all of my health potions or I’ve essentially resigned myself to an early exit. This won’t work, it doesn’t keep people coming back to the game, it’s unduly frustrating, and it takes away from actually engaging with the plot and in tinkering with your town.
Excellent Elder Scrolls app!!!
by Bacon Juice on Toast on 2019/09/13 12:22
If you liked Skyrim, and wish you could play from your phone, this one’s for you. The game uses many meshes, items, and even voice actors from the popular Skyrim game. That makes this feel like a well-made Skyrim mod. The major difference is that this is NOT an open-world game. iPhone apps juuust can’t handle that. So instead imagine being trapped in Helgen. You can only leave to complete repetitive “dungeons”, and you must rebuild the burnt-up town. Dungeons seem to be a randomly generated series of sections that may repeat and two dungeons may be very alike, but they ARE beautifully detailed. Enemies are also repetitive. Finding chests is like a gift/curse combo because yay stuff, but you have to wait a very VERY long time to open some chests, and they pile up. I guess the app wants to make some money which is the purpose of most apps, it I think this will shortly become unplayable if I don’t pay because of the limited space for chests. Anyway for now it’s just awesome to have some fun, well-made Elder Scrolls content! So over all, despite my impending chest problem, I LOVE IT!!!
Completely unbalanced
by Finger witch on 2019/06/10 03:22
Ok guys- to begin the game looks great in places-is fun to play- and will keep you busy for a few days. HOWEVER——once you reach a point - maybe level 12 or 13- everything changes. The difficulty ramps up so quickly that you will soon burn up all your resources to just get through a couple quests !! You will need a health potion for just about each enemy you face- your weapons won’t do enough consistent damage- and you cannot upgrade any armor or weapon past a certain a certain level because you cannot farm any resources. Also - your magic is worthless because you cannot cast quick enough to get it off in time...so forget that option. The game seems to skip the middle ground and goes straight to forcing you to pay for advanced gear. And also- the gold it takes to repair your gear is completely unbalanced compared to what you can find along the way. I wonder if the developers have even played this game - much less listened to the reviews of actual players who have attempted this game. Here’s you bottom line——wait for diablo to hit the mobile devices- or maybe FROMSOFTWARE will throw us a bone.... i wanted this game to be rewarding- but it fails for me.
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