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The Elder Scrolls: Blades
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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. Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Ipad Mini 4, Mini 5, iPad Air 2, Air 2019, iPad 2017-19, iPad Pro DOES NOT SUPPORT: iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch
Love this game so much! Obsessed 🤩
by KayKay4472 on 2021/01/16 05:49
This game is the best one I’ve found on Apple gaming apps store this game is so fun and so detailed in everything!! The music in the game fits just right too! They need to make a lot of other games for mobile devices this should be top #1 gaming charts I’m really impressed this was the game I always wanted to play it’s for boys & for girls that’s what I like it’s amazing I’m so happy I found this app!!💕✨
On the iPhone se 2020
by raymondthe ghost on 2021/01/16 02:53
Tha gameplay is good but unfortunately I can only play for like five minutes entail the app shutdown and causes a it to lose my place and or lose items gems and money in the game if it could be fixed I’d rate it higher
Game crashing
by GXMINI6 on 2021/01/15 15:43
Game has been crashing on me within an hour of play every time I log in. Love this game but the constant force close is annoying.
Didnt receive gems for early access
by Not 3- D on 2021/01/15 02:17
Didnt get any gems for leaving early access... Also why is there no controller support like on Nintendo Switch? Theres things like the Razer Kishi controller out there you know?
Game-breaking Crash
by GHETOyeti on 2021/01/14 18:24
Enjoyable grind game with a city builder. However recently, I have not even been able to get to the main menu. Game crashes every time I launch and try to get my daily reward. Never happened previously. The game now doesn’t even work which is why 1 star.
Still good even though it crashes every time I play
by FakeHarmony on 2021/01/14 09:06
Don’t know what happened but every time I finish creating my character it crashes like when I talk to the old man it suddenly crash and I’m staring at my wallpaper
Couldn’t recover my data
by DanielDahs985 on 2021/01/14 04:07
I played this game about a year ago and pretty much had a maxed out account, gems and with a lot of stuff. I recently tried downloading to recover my old account and it seems everything was erased it started like a new account even after I logged in my Bertha.
Fun, but crashes a lot
by LM the focused Entrepenuer on 2021/01/13 20:36
Fun game. The only reason it did not get 5-stairs is because the game shuts down for no apparent reason at random times.
Portrait Mode
by Val_Gambill on 2021/01/13 19:59
Great to pass time with nice graphics love playing in portrait mode!
Needs improvements
by Lairenashls on 2021/01/13 04:21
I love elder scrolls but this game needs some modifications. That armor sets are pretty limited and the tap to move play style in pretty inconvenient. It would be nice to have an open world kind of like Skyrim. And mmo rpg game would be amazing. I just think it could have been better but I can’t convince myself to put more time into this game
Great
by ilovewaxwhentheyrun on 2021/01/13 04:19
Love it
Love it!
by JayRRtreyute on 2021/01/13 02:21
I looked for weeks for a great RPG to play on my iPhone and I finally found it!
It’s a good game
by omegasog on 2021/01/12 01:45
Release elder scrolls six
Exceedingly unstable
by moonweed on 2021/01/11 23:16
What little I could play was fun and the graphics were good but it’s crashed over 20 times and six were in the same dungeon. I spent more time on the old screen than playing. Will delete and maybe wait for a stability update.
Unable to play
by Jabbygee on 2021/01/11 21:34
I am unable to play blades because once I go into the game it kicks me out, which is a shame because blades is such an incredible game I would give 5 stars but I can’t because I can’t play..
Money pit
by Ozzykidr on 2021/01/11 12:25
I LOVE Elder Scrolls... love love love... but this, this? Shame on you Bethesda.... it’s a money pit, you can’t win without spending.
Game did update and crashed.
by Cottontop2013 on 2021/01/11 07:06
Game did an update and crashed. I had spent time and money to get to a level 20. Now it takes me to level one and the tutorial. I deleted the game and downloaded it again. Still the same. I either want my games back to where it was or a refund of my money. Not pleased at all.
Loading screen time
by MalikGaming on 2021/01/11 06:33
Dear Bethesda, I remember when I played Skyrim. I was Lvl. 58 and next thing you know, my PS3 wouldn’t work. But that’s not the point. The point is I love Skyrim. I loved Skyrim and played Skyrim so much that I started failing my classes. Anyway I just wanted to say that I installed TES: Blades for 1.3 GB. I thought I would able to play it but the loading screen had other plans. I opened the game and the loading screen took SO LONG. When I say SO LONG I’m talking all night long. It was maybe around 11 or 12 at the time and I open the game and when I woke up the next day, IT WAS STILL LOADING. Please, can you do something about the problem? I’ve tried erasing all data from the game and I’ve even tried uninstall and reinstalling it back but it still didn’t work. I watched TES: Blades trailer and TES: Blades Gameplay Walkthrough. And to be honest, the game looks really good!! But I can’t play it. I just want to play it. I REALLY REALLY HOPE you see this review. Please help. AND SHOUTOUT TO TODD HOWARD FOR MAKING SKYRIM SUCH A GREAT GAME. I EVEN ORDERED THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDARY EDITION. 5 OUT OF 5. 100% GAME RECOMMENDATION. From: Malik s. Mayfield - 13 year old boy, Hartsville, South Carolina To: Bethesda/Bethesda Studios, Rockville, Maryland
This game is amazing!
by 02732 on 2021/01/10 17:21
I love the animations for the fighting and when you get lost there a trace that you can follow it’s really helpful but.. I’m kinda seeing it like pay to win cause yiu have chests like the green chest and the legendary chest they cost like 45dollars each legendary chest but other then that the game is great!! Here’s my rating 9/10
Limited, expensive and dumbed down
by Quetzalcoatl314 on 2021/01/09 20:28
I stopped playing at level 16 due to the game making it impossible to play without constantly feeding it money. It offers only a slice of what the franchise has offered in the past and along with the new pay scheme make it a blasphemous addition to the genre. I’m back to playing Planescape Torment.
Crashes
by tisdale96 on 2021/01/09 16:38
I’ve downloaded this game SEVERAL times and it keeps crashes after I complete my character. I was sooo excited to try this game out but I can’t even play it because of this issue. Never got past making my character and Iv uninstalled and reinstalled the game several times and still had the same issue. Very disappointed.
Seems like a money pit
by C44play on 2021/01/08 18:54
I wanted nothing more than to want to love this game. However, the difficulty is extremely annoying. For the most part, once you reach level 12 all available jobs and missions are 14+. How are you supposed to level up when you can’t get through a mission because your level isn’t high enough. Oh wait... they sell equipment to help you reach the level you need. So unless you want to buy your way through this game, find a different one.
Nice game!
by Valera VI on 2021/01/08 09:26
I really like this game, because in this game a lot cool fault missions and cool graphics. Also, I like the how I can build my own city. I recommend to everyone when you are bored and you do not know what to do.
No longer crashes for me!
by headless haunter on 2021/01/07 23:42
Good news the game no longer has the error pop up but not by a mere update but by offloading the app and for those who also are wondering why are you dying try looking at the skulls on the missions it represents difficulty (didn’t take me long to figure that out!)
Might be the worst game on the App Store
by The Real Zen Boy on 2021/01/06 07:21
This game is awful. The devs are lazy, greedy, and incompetent: 1. Crash City. You’ll be lucky to do 3 things before it crashes. Literally no memory management whatsoever. Complain about it and they will blame you for their crappy software 2. Boring. The game is repetitive and very early on becomes a grind. No open world, just a couple of rehashed dungeons. They are so lazy that they just start you on the other end of their handful of dungeons like we wouldn’t notice. 3. Cheating. If your a gamer, you’ll know what this means. Game doesn’t follow its own rules. Everything is setup to try to get you to spend money just to get the game to play right. Example: random enemies will suddenly completely ignore your armor. Not a boss or anything special, just the same enemies you had been battling, all of a sudden one comes along that ignores all your defensive rating and almost instantly kills you. It’s always later on in the mission. Reason? To get you to spend money to continue instead of restarting. Pure unadulterated rip off. 4. Absurd battle mechanics. You have heavy armor and massive weapons to battle it out with. Then you battle some unarmored creature that stops your attack by holding its hand up. What?!?! Not only that, but it stuns your character. The only thing stunning about it is the shear stupidity of the devs in having a character being able to stop a war hammer by waving to you. Also, these characters get to somehow ignore all your armor. It’s just lame and demonstrates their laziness. Also, shows their complete lack of respect for the ES franchise, which in the past would go to great lengths to make their world believable, and follow its own rules. This is just laughable. 5. Pointless. No goals, overall story line, or rewards that would make it interesting. Just naked attempts to try to get your money and offer nothing in return. Don’t waste your time with this one. There is so much better out there. 6. Server Issues. There’s not a single day that their servers don’t go down. It wouldn’t be so bad except the game is such a bandwidth hog that it can’t go 5 seconds without transferring data. I have no respect for people who routinely let their servers go down. 7. Inane landscapes. You can walk thru dragon bones but you get completely stuck on a pebble in the road. This is what happens when the kids from school who no one will play with because they are so obnoxious are unleashed on the gaming world. They think stuff like this is cute somehow. It isn’t. It’s just annoying and lame.
Elder Scrolls in name only
by jerkythesandpiper on 2021/01/05 18:30
This is a cash grab, gambling scheme. Totally not worth your time.
Great
by DireIsOnFire on 2021/01/05 10:33
It Is A Godlike Game😊
Constant ads
by 3ddy! on 2021/01/05 00:26
This could be a fun game if it wasn’t continually trying to upsell you on buying more items for cash. The whole game seems more rigged around purchases than actual game play. Find you fun elsewhere.
Badly unbalanced
by JazmynFL on 2021/01/04 22:06
It’s glitchy and tends to crash. In the beginning it’s fun, but after about L10 it’s gets too difficult to complete quests and jobs. My L13 in Orc armor gets killed by rats. I can’t get enough ingredients to make enough potions to get through even a green quest/job with one skull. The food items are almost nonexistent in the quest/job itself. It’s as if armor isn’t even there. I’m guessing that if you buy those expensive pieces it works, but I’m not going to spend money on a game that uses these tactics to try to get people to buy stuff.
Elder Scrolls does it again
by Scott.Long on 2021/01/04 05:09
The game is beautiful! A ton of hours can be dumped in without spending a single dollar. I hope they keep the good content coming!
Would not let me play
by MVG Parkerv on 2021/01/03 20:01
It would not even let me play the game because it kept kicking me out of it
It needs more guild involvement.
by Bustin1986 on 2021/01/03 13:53
It would be great if Guilds could raid together...attack another guild’s town, take on a boss challenge quest because as of right now they are for resource sharing only. :( Give us more in depth guild use.
Game crashes before making character
by rancidxparker97 on 2021/01/01 22:19
No fixes worked so far. The game looks fun but I can’t play it
Fun!
by Walt004 on 2021/01/01 18:31
Such a fun and well thought out game. The progression system seems a little difficult, but very fun still!
Great fun, until it isn’t
by Toord on 2021/01/01 02:36
It’s well made, immersive and stunningly good graphics for mobile. Hard to believe how good it is. It’s F2P but it’s completely optional. I decided to splurge $20 on stuff because time > money and the developer absolutely deserves my hard earned money. That having been said, it really stops being fun once you finish all the story lines, which I did at level 39. It’s been nothing but grinding repetitive Jobs, events and Abyss. Arena (pvp) is unplayable unless you want to dedicate your build and a boatload or real $ in elder and legendary chests. If you want casual pvp fun, good luck having any chance whatsoever vs super decked out opponents. Also the match-making algorithm is astonishingly bad. Often matching me with someone 5 level above mine the other player all had to do is swing his axe 3 times and I was done for.
Love the mobile version
by Misfitsoldier on 2020/12/31 06:56
I’ve always enjoyed the elder scrolls trilogy and being able to play it on my mobile device is awesome. But the game keeps crashing and closing out. Other than that. I’m enjoying the game play.
controller support
by uu000uu on 2020/12/30 00:37
the game is nice but the controls aren't good enough
Looks great. Can’t play
by Kaizer284 on 2020/12/28 23:48
Just re-downloaded this hoping it’s been fixed since I’ve been away. I have the new iPhone SE and the most recent software update, but this game still crashes after only 5 minutes. Tried again, and I didn’t even get past the loading screen. Honestly Bethesda, get your crap together. You made the game look all nice and added all these features but how are we supposed to enjoy them when the most basic part of the app doesn’t work?
Black screen simulator
by pendam on 2020/12/28 23:07
Soft locks whenever I try to play- hence the name of the title. Not massively impressed.
Paid to win
by Fatbass50 on 2020/12/28 16:50
If you want to progress you’ll have to pay. Your level means nothing just how many legendary chests you’ve paid to open determines how ‘well’ you’ll do
Best Game Ever!
by Peter Longbottom on 2020/12/26 22:15
It has great graphics, a great combat system, and various customization styles for your own town, this game is truly addicting. I wish they offered controller compatibility but either way this game is amazing.
Good but need fixes
by lord toaster on 2020/12/26 19:28
Good but a few problems. You load a quest. The game crashes. You craft an item and the game crashes. You kill an enemy and the game crashes. You return to your town and the game crashes. You try to enjoy the game and the game crashes. You yawn and the game crashes.
And it Keep flash out every 25-30mins? Why???
by lnqzzz on 2020/12/26 05:52
Keep jump out of game while playing about half hour ??? Btw I got iPhone 12
Controller support
by Backaloopa on 2020/12/26 02:11
This game would be so much cooler if you guys added controller support I would be tuned into this all day
Outstanding
by Dreadnought069 on 2020/12/25 20:41
This game is beautiful and lots of fun it’s something you can play without spending any real money on and still have an absolute blast. The detail is just gorgeous and it’s so easy to play. I love a lot of the elder scrolls games and this is a great one for being a mobile game absolutely outstanding.
Not working
by Xflashkilla on 2020/12/25 00:33
So I decided to play blades again but it doesn’t work I open the app it closes instantly I tried restarting my phone deleting the app nothing worked
Crashing
by crash bandicoot2003 on 2020/12/24 22:58
I’ve had this game for months now really good game decent game but 2 times a week it crashes non stop you don’t even have to do anything it’ll start crashing for no reason ehhhh soooo frustrating
Crashes
by chasey pooh on 2020/12/24 22:42
Game crashes a lot my device is up to date so is the app and it consistently crashes
Controller support?
by Thop8041 on 2020/12/24 11:59
Not really fun to play when nearly every quest is nearly impossible; any spell I try to generate has me dead immediately since I've been attacked 10x while waiting for it to generate (poison spells are the worst). Arena fighting is useless. All the opponents - in arena and everywhere else for that matter - are 10x faster than any moves I can generate with my fingers on a phone screen. Perhaps having controller ability would help, but I doubt it. If I'm unable to generate moves as quickly and efficiently as my opponents, this might be fun. But these issues, coupled with the loss of main quests and the boring grind of repetitive side quests has made this game a total disappointment.
Seriously guys Spanish?
by Dave Johanson on 2020/12/24 09:17
Please put language Portuguese Skyrim,elder scrolls mobile and Xbox please
Why is this happening?
by dsigusted on 2020/12/23 15:53
I’ve heard good things about this game, but this game crashes 30 seconds after I open the app, no matter what I do. What’s going on?
Okayish
by Taichi panda pro love pandas on 2020/12/23 14:39
So I played this game in early access I liked it, but I had wait to open chests. That’s fixed and no longer needed. That’s great! The thing is I have an old character I don’t even like now and I want a new character. I want an option to make another character! Please take a look at this option I would appreciate it!
Such a great game but there’s a glitch
by noahtrevno283392@2 on 2020/12/22 04:23
So I decided that I was gonna get on elder blades and then the game says checking for updates and 3 seconds the game closes I try again and again and it doesn’t want to open please look into this Thank You
Game Quits at log screen
by Tanthul on 2020/12/22 02:55
I love this game . But here recently I can’t get pass the log screen it just quits. I’m going crazy cause I get in. Is there any suggestions u can give me for y it is doing. Thanks love the game!
I found it!
by wiljav on 2020/12/22 00:47
This is the game I wanted! An open world game! However, there are some small problems. First of all, can there be a third person view along with the first person? I get confused on where I’m going. For the second problem, please fix the graphics.
Horrible
by sbre83 on 2020/12/20 23:35
One of the worst mobile games I’ve ever installed to date. Laughably poor experience.
Three stars
by 1#Legend on 2020/12/20 19:16
The game is nice but my problem is that it uses the same maps over and over again for all of the quests and that in your town it’s always night. The fighting is really good though. All I would change is that they should make new maps, overall it’s a pretty good game
Doesn’t work at all
by ColinPritchard on 2020/12/20 13:53
I get the loading screen and it crashes. Restarted my iPad and updated to 14.3 and it still doesn’t work.
Ehh
by Swampmc on 2020/12/19 21:22
Ok for about a week. Don’t spend any money in this game because it really isn’t worth it. Gets boring really fast. The dungeons are pretty much the same with about 5 unless they make you do them backwards. Fun at first then just tedious. Enchanted weapons really only have one enchantment despite the game telling you that there is a chance for another one. Don’t count on it. So a give this game an ehhh.
Super fun!... but it needs work!
by FriendlyNugget on 2020/12/19 05:07
Games crashes often. Aside from that, I love it!
Constantly Crashing
by dfuddjd on 2020/12/19 03:18
This game has plenty of portential. What little bit if combat i saw was awsome. But it crashed nearly ten times in the first 45 minutes. Plus I’d like to see controller support. I’ll come back eventually and see if it’s been updated but for now 1 star. Edit: I redownloaded it and now it doesn’t crash anymore. Definitely recommend.
KEEPS CRASHING
by SugarHoneyIceTea843 on 2020/12/19 01:09
I really tried with this but it just kept crashing repeatedly and it’s the only app/ game that is this bad. Needs to be fixed. Great game when it works though.
Kind of stupid mechanics
by akachano on 2020/12/18 16:52
Good luck getting enough copper to upgrade your town all the way since they did the “no level 10 town for you” patch. A necromancer can somehow block an axe with a dagger and stun you when they do it all while casting a spell. I will concede this when someone from Bethesda is willing to wiggle their fingers at me while I swing an axe at their face. If they can get a dagger up and block my swing and stun me I will change my review to 5 star.
Stuck on loading screen
by Jlc1578 on 2020/12/18 02:12
Says it works on my iPad when I load it up it sets on loading screen forever and starts loading and shows spinning symbol but never loads. I have a iPad Air 1475 128 gb.
Potential, but Arena is fatally flawed
by Manny Rinaldi on 2020/12/18 01:01
This game is cool, though repetitive. However, it has an Arena system that is completely ridiculous. It likes to match someone against a much higher level character. This wouldn’t be so bad, but there are level limits for items. So, for example, me, level 36. Maximum equipment type is Ebony, I think. Opponent, level 42. Covered in Daedric and other armor I don’t even recognize. My defense (very tempered): 500. Opponent’s defense? Over 700. I’ve seen as high as over 800. His weapon? Crushes me in about 4 hits. Then, it keeps re-pairing is for combat. Again. And again. It could just as easily pair me with someone who is level 32 (the lowest I have seen at level 36). It’s almost impossible for those people to win against me. I don’t know how it would be possible for me to win against the Level 42 guy. Then there are the weird things where mysteriously my shield disappears after an opponent action. Opponent level: 34. I have no idea if there is an actual attack that does this, or if it is a hack. So all of a sudden I am trying to block with a weapon. At the least, you shouldn’t lose rank over and over when fighting and losing against someone 6 levels above you.
Fun game
by 5arge746 on 2020/12/18 01:01
I recently began working playing this game. I enjoy it - certainly lots to do. Only gripe I have is that I keep getting kicked out of the game several times within a short period (approximately 3 times per 30 mins of gameplay. Sometimes less, but that’s an average) I want to keep playing the game, but I’m getting fed up rather quickly with the game crashes.
Still going strong
by Sir 'Ghanacus' on 2020/12/17 22:41
The game has come a long way since the day it first came out, and even then it was fun. The quests are a lot different now and have more to offer you more in loot for your character, which can be quite enjoyable.
Frustrating
by king nares on 2020/12/17 16:41
It’s a very good game the reason why I only put 3 stars is cuz it always crashes sometimes I barely login and not even 5 min later it crashes and it’s very frustrating but like I said great game very fun to play
Inability to restart a hard NO
by Farsdahl on 2020/12/17 01:43
The game has such potential; it might have had a permanent home on my phone. However, the indefensible decision not to allow any character restarts or resets means I won’t be downloading this again.
Love it, but...
by K474R4 7 on 2020/12/16 23:34
I really enjoy this game a lot. Even after completing all the main quests, it’s still quite fun. BUT... every five to ten minutes it keeps crashing on my iPad 6th gen iOS 14.2. Bethesda, please fix this!
Excellent Game
by Tinman120800 on 2020/12/15 03:58
This game is by far my favorite it’s fun and exciting could u make another to carry on the story if possible? Thanks Tinman120800
Can’t start over
by Old man 12354678910 on 2020/12/13 23:12
Fun until mid-late game, but unfortunately no way to start a new game without buying a second phone and creating a second apple ID.
Yes!
by Jack nicholsons dog on 2020/12/12 21:53
So good, it’s super fun! On iPad works great.
.
by The_Ren_Playz on 2020/12/12 21:44
Over all great game just could use a little work. Like something I think would be good is alloy experimenting
Necro-annoyance
by Tennebris on 2020/12/11 03:26
This game is amazing and I love it so much, it’s so fun and the graphics are outstanding for mobile... but... one problem. The fighting is great and innovative, the enemies are fun and challenging... except one. The Necromancer. Their Poison spell is a bit... “over powered”. I’m lvl 16- above 300 hp- and when they use that spell, well, 300hp minus 290hp. See the problem? That spell is over done it too much. When I try to heal when I’m afflicted with that spell, the poison wins. Always. It has stopped me from playing the game multiple times. If you could decrease the damage that the Poison spell does that would be great. By at least 50% so you have at least a chance. Thank you, and have a good day. (2 years later: Also I was banned and was never given a reason only a couple months after the game has been out, and I’ve spent over $100 during that time and I would really like my account back.)
I can’t rebuild my town hall
by 103749/63094 on 2020/12/11 00:04
I can’t rebuild my town hall to complete my quest
It’s worse
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2020/12/10 21:33
Update: I just updated the app, restarted my device, & the game is STILL crashing. Just lost another arena fight due to the game crashing...again. The crashes happen so often it’s impossible to play. On top of that the arena is a complete joke. It’s Bethesda, that’s all you need to know.
Elder scrolls
by randoburrowzski on 2020/12/10 06:45
Takes me back for sure. They did not cut any corners making this game definitely 10/10
Crashy.. very crashy
by JeebusLightning on 2020/12/10 06:25
The game crashes everywhere. It didn’t use to crash as much as It does now as it’s gotten progressively worse. I have bought chests and the game crashed, just standing there, talking to an NPC etc.. basically every scenario in the faq help section on Bethesda’s website. I have put money into the game so I’d hope it would at least work right. It is a great game other than not being able to play it anymore. My phones are up to date and I say phones because it crashes on iPhone X and 7 Please fix the issue and it’s a five star game no problem.
Blades
by XxProject_Supreme on 2020/12/10 02:10
THE GAME IS LITERALLY SKYRIM MOBILE GET IT AND BUY A COUPLE OF CHEST AND YOUR CHILLING!!!
Great game but crashes a lot
by Fl0werp0wered on 2020/12/09 07:29
This is a fun game very much in keeping with the Elder Scrolls line up. Fans of those games will be right at home. Newcomers will find the game very easy to learn with just minimal tutorials built into the gameplay. The storyline is decent as well. Although the world is not as completely open to walk as freely everywhere as we are familiar with from the PC games, it is expected with a mobile game to have a more directed path with less graphic load. That said, the graphics are still quite good, as is the audio (although I still turn the background music down and leave SFX up by personal preference). My only problem with the game that caused me to drop the score is that it crashes out about every ten minutes. That said, the auto save is very frequent and I’ve never lost much, but it gets annoying. I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max fully updated and have rebooted to clear anything that might be drawing memory in the background and it didn’t help. Bethesda needs to work on the stability, but otherwise it’s a great game.
Dumb
by Supreme Disappointed on 2020/12/08 19:56
Absolute junk.
Great game but glitches
by marfisnosj on 2020/12/08 02:15
I LOVE this game! Beware of glitches though. You will get to the end of the challenge but it will not complete. You will waste your time going through challenges and then it glitches and all your progress is for nothing. I can’t get ahold of them for this glitch and it’s starting to really piss me off. Beware of time being wasted!!! 🤬
I can’t get the game to let me back in
by markshark :))) on 2020/12/07 19:49
I used to play this when it first came out and one day it just stopped allowing me to get on the app I love the game tho it is amazing just wish it would let me play :(((((((
Great game
by Jdabmaster on 2020/12/06 23:48
This game is great it just needs controller support
Money pit
by leerand55 on 2020/12/06 22:15
Money pit
Good but to hard
by savage2222223 on 2020/12/06 21:36
The game is very fun but venomfang skeevers traveling in groups is just to hard
Game won’t load.
by Junome62 on 2020/12/06 12:55
I got to the mission hidden mysteries and I click on it to load it and it just sits in the loading screen forever. Tried everything on my end to fix it using WiFi or using my data I get full bars here. So it’s not on my side. I just wish I could play more but I can’t.
Good game but needs some work
by diriendh on 2020/12/06 03:15
Ok so my character is level 26 witch is cool and all but the 2 real quest I have available are recommended for level 36 and 37 and leveling in this game is hard (i may be missing some xp farm thing if so sorry) and am just not getting the resources I need to make better armor and weapons and I wouldn’t be surprised if the drop rates and kind of resources you get (to some extent) are dependent on level and with the quest I have hit a wall cause I can’t just health potion through them and the “jobs” just give so little xp I don’t feel that I can progress any further other than that I’ve had fun
Infinite loading screen
by Paradigm_Shift_9 on 2020/12/05 20:12
I played this on my iphone6s+ when it first released, and it was pretty good. I didn’t mind that it took a while to level up. Or even the few early bugs. That was then. Now? I’m stuck on the infinite loading screen. I can’t even play! It just loads and loads and loads without ever starting the actual gameplay, not even the main menu is accessible. I tried it on my iPhone (the same) and it won’t load. I’ve been trying to play it on my iPad but it’s the same issue. Hope y’all can fix it
Add a open world that you can explore please read
by E bubs on 2020/12/05 20:05
If this game had free roam this game well be just as good as Skyrim so can you please add a open world that you can explore I love open world game like Skyrim and oblivion please do this
I can’t tilt screen
by shaowslayer1 on 2020/12/05 10:29
For some reason the just stopped letting me tilt my screen it was so annoying I just deleted the game
Wonderful but buggy
by beck7422 on 2020/12/05 08:47
I have enjoyed every hour I have spent playing this game for the last 6+ months. If you like RPGs this is one of the best. The graphics quality is quite nice. My only complaint is that the game tends to crash often breaking the flow of the game. Without that one flaw I would give it 5 stars.
Bethesda.
by IAMWAM on 2020/12/05 03:45
First time playing, it crashed as soon as I made a character. 10/10 a true Bethesda experience on mobile!
scam version excellent graphics to lure
by m123543 on 2020/12/05 02:13
during gameplay ( the scull levels mean nothing so you can beat 4 scull enemies and next day 2 scull level enemies are beating you so the game forces those to compensate by throwing money at their paywall to only improve for a short time . it is scam, the game play battle is first rate graphics but as with other paywall games if you just play it will run out of battles you can actually win replacing them with impossible to beat max scull missions so not a perfect game for mobile. Brewed healing potions disappear when in a quest so never able to use them.
Love love love
by RigoSabi on 2020/12/05 01:42
Perfect mobile game if you love Skyrim and such. I am addicted to making my town looking fresh haha. The user experience is spotless and pretty genius frankly. Great job!
Very unbalanced, horrible game
by Reveiwwer on 2020/12/05 01:16
One of the most unbalanced games I have ever played, while the name itself suggest “blades” as in melee, they added magic, a very hard second, and with little to no explanation on how to’s, you’ll end up spending a ton of gems (buy money in game currency) redoing your character, again and again and again. Plus you’re only allowed a single character, you can change them, but it will cost you, since fallout 76 this company has went straight to gutter! It really saddens me how far Bethesda has fallen from grace. So while you can use magic, though I find it often rather hard to do so, they could have at least done something for range, yet they didn’t. Don’t waste your time with this game, you’ll only find frustration and disappointment.
I can see.
by Kurse of Kong on 2020/12/04 20:24
I started the game around Halloween and the town was dark. With the new update, they have added snow and I can see what my town looks like. I haven’t made it to Christmas and this will end the game for me. The combat is glitchy at times. And the jobs you take are for pennies. Most of the time you are repairing and spending on healing potions which you will never have ingredients to make. The last few jobs at 25 th level was 590 gold. To repair my equipment after one job 1500 gold. Don’t think you are going to upgrade your town (20000 gold) which is just a money pit and other than upgrading your vendors which will charge you more to enchant or create items for you. I see that it is just a wheel... and it is time to step off...
Play this game
by Kamdabeast on 2020/12/04 18:39
If you like swords, axes, clubs, and other weapons like TEO HANDED SWORDS this the game for you. You may think the adds are fake but they are not and everything you see is real! If you’re to thing a you should still play this game because if you’re like me I’m not in to these things but I did with this so now I like these kind of things now!
Amazing Game!
by Josa19 on 2019/12/29 20:25
I am so glad this game popped up in ads online a few weeks ago. I have always been a huge fan of the computer and Xbox Elder Scrolls series. I thought since it was mobile that it may be a disappointment, BUT I absolutely love it. Amazing graphics for mobile, a nice storyline, it’s just like the other versions. I just defeated the Lich king or whatever and saved my city. I hope something new comes up in the storyline soon as now I only have small side mission quests to do from the board, which is completely repetitive. Perhaps when I fill up more empty slots in my city, more quests will pop up. We will see. People who complain about this being a p2p game are very impatient and/or unknowledgable. I am level 36 and for the most part getting there was f2p and without difficulty. I got some revival scrolls in the beginning levels, but that was with gems given to me in the game for free. Eventually I thought I might need a lot of gems or something later on and bought a cheat at a great deal with gems and revival scrolls that was 100 usd for only 20 usd. And guess what? I still haven’t even used those gems yet because it has so far been unnecessary. And only a handful of those scrolls which also one don’t really need although convenient. This is practically pretty much a f2p game. Those who complain it isn’t are probably (hopefully) kids who are impatient or don’t study all the parts to the game to see how to accomplish without paying.
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.
An easy 5-star rating
by RamsQuince on 2020/02/12 22:44
At first I was concerned that I wasn’t going to like this game because I was sure it couldn’t possibly be like the Elder Scrolls games I’ve loved so much over the years, but I was very wrong to be concerned. While this is definitely the Elder Scrolls in a slightly different flavor that we’ve seen before, the solutions that have been found to creating an immersive, albeit simplified, gameplay are nothing short of elegant. I have found no significant glitches or pain points in terms of functionality, and find little to critique in the way of obstacles to my enjoying the full experience. I would admittedly love to be able to filter more specifically in the Sell/Salvage menus so that I could view only shields for instance. I would like to be able to more easily pinpoint those objects that I already have equipped in those menus as well. However, these are very minor issues and I think I only really notice them because I’m so used to Skyrim’s features, which include clearly highlighting the equipped objects. What I love is that this game breaks down questing to a really practical level. The quests are relatively quick to accomplish on the whole, but you can easily lose yourself for hours building your town. I also once switched mid-quest from my iPad to my iPhone and picked up in the exact spot where I left off on my other device, which I really appreciated.
Great game few complaints.
by Jrkgamr on 2019/12/30 05:45
Movement is terrible and frustrating. Once you can figure out how to do it with the least confusion/running past things you need to pick up/into multiple enemies aggroing them simultaneously it’s ok tho. Difficulty rating is weird, I held off on a 5 skull quest for a long time Bc I wasn’t close to recommended level then I just did it and breezed through it 3 levels below rec. then I got a three skull quest after and just got annihilated over and over again. Sometimes you aggro a wisp/wolf/spider/skeever type enemy the wrong way and you just get stuck and have to die and restart Bc there’s no way to hit it. Not as customizable as I like. For instance if I really like the look of the full steel armor set a maxed out tempered steel set isn’t as good as lowest tier quicksilver or ebony or whatever wish the gap was bridged a bit better with that stuff. I love sword and board seems like two handed is op tho in certain situations like most Bethesda games. Wouldn’t scale back the two handed stuff but maybe give shield stuff couple more unique reasons to use them here and there. Also when you finish a quest you used to be able to explore, grab the chests and items you missed or still need to get them go back to the quest interface and click complete quest. That complete quest option has disappeared and you have to abandon now, I don’t know if you still get the rewards when you do this. Otherwise a very fun game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So close to what the customers want!
by Kondache on 2020/09/15 17:18
Hey there! I just wanted to say great job on this game! It is really fun and I love playing it! I love how you can build and create the town and interact with the people! It makes me happy to know it has the Skyrim feel too it. There are just a few things that are missing I feel like. I love Skyrim and am a big fan, but Blades is just missing the free roaming style to it. It gets kind of annoying sometimes doing the quests and seeing the same scenery or same cave each time. I want to roam and explore! Also I noticed that all the enemies are friends to each other except for the main character. Like seeing bears chillin next to goblins just seems weird ya know? I feel like the goblins would typically avoid the bears or at least fight back? And vice versa. Also I’m starting to notice that even on level easy quests, the bosses all of a sudden can kill you in like 3 hits! What’s up with that! And then you have to use a scroll of revive or pay 25 gems. I’m starting to feel it’s a little cheap on that part and I don’t want to have to pay for gems all the time. My only requests are that you notice some of those tings and fix them please and then maybe make the game more free roaming. Add more freedom to it like the other Elder Scrolls games and I think you would find more customers and attention to your game because the fans would find it more enjoyable! Thanks so much!
Meh
by SLAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEERRRR on 2020/04/16 05:47
First off I just want to say that I’m a huge fan of Bethesda I played my far share of there games fallout elder scrolls and others games but when it comes to mobile games I’m not really happy with I got out of this game when I first got or shall I say launched of the App Store I could hardly even log in but years later here I am finally able to play this game and let me tell you the game is fun really fun and at time a at lest to me it kinda feels like I’m actually playing it on Xbox and I get a reality check ever once in a while haha but back on track there’s lots of good things about this games but there is a lot of bad things whit this game as well for example the dungeons are fantastic the amount of detail and graphics in to them are awesome and the combat can get a little bit frustrating but there are way to spice it up and some of the quest are responsible at a certain level I could go on abut what makes the game good but I must point out what makes me give this game a three star instead of a five star for example some of the quest you’ll find your self doing can be quit repetitive at time and the pieces in the shop is absolutely ridiculous and I’m not sure if this has happened to other people but I’ll be in the middle of a quest and out of the middle of now where the app kicks me losing Avery thing I worked for now I’m I telling to completely stay away form this game no but the game definitely need improvements
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.
Has potential
by Calvithegamer on 2019/12/28 19:51
What can I say here, if you were looking for a good mobile game in the Elder Scrolls universe, this is it. It has its own story and adds new features which make it interesting. However there are some issues. The game crashes A LOT. There are some missions in which every single time you kill an enemy the game crashes, if you stand still for too long, crashes, even talking to some NPC’s triggers crashes. I get this game is not finished, but maybe focus on fixing the game before adding anything else. For example a mission to kill goblins which should take 5-10 minutes now takes 20-25 with about 10 crashes and restarts. Another thing is micro transactions. This game is in early access, but there are micro transactions, despite the game not even being close to finished. I don’t mind unobtrusive micro transactions in finished games, but they should not be in the game, at least in its current state. In conclusion, this game has some potential if it continues to be worked on, and may be one of the best new free games in the near future. However, that day is not today, and the devs need to work on the other issues surrounding the game before adding anything new. Right now the game is honestly a 3.5 when it works correctly. I recommend not downloading the game now however, give Bethesda a few months to sort out the issues and save yourself a lot of frustration.
It’s started off great but..
by brefhjgcgjjj on 2020/04/05 18:48
I’m a huge fan of elder scrolls, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this game available. I waited to play the game some before giving it a review. Firstly the controls lag here and there throughout the game which can get pretty frustrating. Like when I break a pot and go to collect the stuff, when I tap on it, it makes me walk away. So I’m constantly having to go back to collect it. Second when I am fighting a enemy, it lags to strike sometimes, therefore I take hits and then end up dying. Third thing that is annoying in the game is the job posting. The main story line requires a certain level & 9/10 you’re not going to be at that level, so there’s job postings that you can complete to level up, so you can do the story line. The problem is the job posted are higher than your character’s level also, and you rarely ever get a job posting that is you characters level to complete it. So therefore you come to basically a stand still in the game. You can’t level up because you can hardly get jobs that are your characters level and you can’t complete the main story line because your character isn’t strong enough. The good things though in this game, it is easy to get gems and I guess you could slowly level up by doing the abyss tower. But it would be better if you would actually get jobs that are in your level of area more often.
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.
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.
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.
Quality Mobile/Elderscrolls Game
by The_Fastest_Panda on 2020/03/06 16:26
Most mobile games these days are swarmed with ads, especially the free games, but this one has ZERO ads. You don’t appreciate that until you go to play something else that’s free. For the game as a whole, I’ve played it since it first released on beta, and they’ve done a stellar job from: progression, customization, story telling, to its combat. The combat is very unique to the series but it works quite well once you get the hang of it. With the blatant showing of enemy weaknesses, it’s pretty easy to win a fight if you just have the right equipment. The story is unique and worth going through in my opinion, and gives you some powerful rewards in the end! Customization is insane and much great than I ever expected, they have every armor set from Skyrim(except bonemold I think, but I’m over it). Progression feels fast and not “grindy”. You feel like doing quests actually does something for your character which is always a benefit and is what several games like this lack. Plus with the added pvp and the growing of clans this game can get very big. I think with time and some more patches, this game will exceed a 10/10 rating. I mean it’s free, what do you have to lose from trying it?
Worse with every update
by Den Blackwolf on 2020/09/11 02:46
In December of last year this was a fun game... but it’s not anymore. Blades is a game where there is one way to play, and that is whatever way the devs like best. Want to be sneaky, well you can’t. Want to use a bow, well you can’t. Want to use light weapons? You can! But they are not fast enough that you get extra attacks out of them, and you can’t dual wield, so you just do less damage. Serves you right for trying to have fun your way instead of the “right way”! Recent changes to the magic system have made elemental attacks so powerful that unless you are wearing the exact right armor for the element you are being attacked with, you will be dead in 2-3 moves. Did I mention that even goblins can cast spells from multiple elemental schools? Yeah. You just need to wear all the “correct” sets of armor... at the same time. Which is impossible. Or! You could play a spell caster, which is currently the “correct “ way to play. Before that it was two handed weapons. Essentially, with every update, your real choices get stripped of meaning, and fun slowly dies. I used to love this game, I really did. But there is increasingly less focus on letting players try things, have fun, and play their game; and an ever narrower focus on forcing players to play the way they are told. I used to recommend this game to everyone. Now I can’t think of anyone who would enjoy it over the long haul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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.
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.
Sad story about game with great potential...
by AngelLina777 on 2020/01/10 00:49
Don’t get me wrong, I love this game and I spent a lot of time and some money on it. The issue is, once the main story line is over (which I completed at level 26) there isn’t much to do. I’ve just been grindingly jobs every now and then to increase my level and get better amour but it’s not all that interesting anymore. There just isn’t anything else to do in the game except grind and there is no clear reward for grinding. I know it’s early access but there is literally no end game. Some games end game is bad but this game has none. Nothing is unlocked from completing the story line I feel like once it’s completed the game is actually a lot worse! No more quests, not even anymore side quests. (Unless you count those random troll quests as quests, they are more like more rewarding jobs in my opinion) of course pvp is supposed to be the end game but even that alone is boring. Imagine playing a true elder scroll game and once you finish all the rest you can do is battle other people or battle monsters around the map for xp. That would be insane. I enjoyed the game while it lasted but I think it spent too much time into graphics and not enough time into actual game development.
My thoughts
by Sleepytroll19197 on 2019/12/16 22:12
My thoughts on the game are pretty simple, it looks nice for a Mobile game but don’t let the lies about console graphics taint your head. The controls are annoying and bug out all the time and reminds me of a VR setup (probs what it was meant to be then VR fell off the face of the planet), combat is ok at best. It’s two side attacks and those bug out when the screen is cluttered with buttons. The shield will be hit every so often and thus ruin your attack and the opponent will wail on you draining your health. The health pistons do all but heal. But you won’t need them till you hit the lvl 10 wall that is solved by playing sim city for 2 seconds. Money isn’t an issue as the lvl 2 quest will give you 450 for completing the quest and you’ll find 700 just doing it and items sell for that easy. The materials you need for building are uncommon but just rinse and repeat till you get your desired amount of copper. The combat would be better if it were just the slashing of Skyrim. It’s a good game regardless on on bug issue and a few small ones. If I were to add anything I’d add a co-op dungeon system and give it Skyrim combat controls. I’d make it scaled to the amount of players and their combined lvls as to prevent isolation of single players and low lvls.
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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Huge flaws in the algorithms
by ObsidianHart on 2020/03/10 22:44
This game was fun in the beginning, however... Leveling up became stagnant and impossible to move past level 22. All my quests, including ones that I'm well above the recommended level, are far beyond my ability and equipment bonuses. I cannot collect enough items to make the potions needed to survive to complete a quest recommended for players at level 17. The stagnation doesn't stop there. The jobs available, have all before too much for my character to endure with the max gear and weapons pertaining to my current level. Also my town has become a stand still, I haven't been able to upgrade or build anything, since there's no revenue. I saved up my gems to create a guild, but unless it starts with the letter "A", nobody will ever see it. I had to delete the guild I paid 50 gems for, in prefer to be able to actually be in an active guild. You aren't reimbursed at all when you remove the guild. This game leaves me rather frustrated. Like I /really/ want to play this game. I open it all the time, to realize I can't do anything at all. It's disheartening. Some might say that I'm being too critical, or that my expectations are too high, but I don't expect much other than continuity in the difficulty parallel to the equipment allotted.
Great game, but hard to progress
by noskillneededfornoobs on 2020/02/23 18:35
I’ve played since the early access and have loved the game, and been a huge fan of the elder scrolls games. I’m really pleased that their are no longer timers for opening chests and loot comes much easier than before. I do have to say though, sometimes I do still run into obstacles. There are times I sign on and see that all my job listings are 7 levels plus ahead of my character, and I can’t really keep progressing if I can’t complete jobs in order to complete quests that are higher level. And I can tell you personally, I don’t mind grinding, in fact I love it. But this isn’t much as grinding as it is annoying somewhat. And as far as arena goes, I like the challenge. Great gameplay. The town aspect brings a nice charm to the gameplay and it’s really nice seeing your town progress. All together, still loving the game, just hoping for a fix on job levels being closer to character level. Thanks for making a wonderful peace of work available to everyone :) 10/10 would recommend Update: Actually getting near impossible to level up or do any quests or jobs :(
This is normally five stars for me...
by Jdheuhdud on 2019/11/29 19:38
However, they need to release an update to fix the river snake quest line. It’s not been working for quite sometime for me. I’ve played since early release, and for the most part, this game is amazing. If you’re wondering whether or not to get it, do it. Start your game and by the time you reach where I’m stuck they might have a fix out. Seriously good game, minus the microtransactions they push. UPDATE: Fully aware they’re working for release on all platforms, but considering this was their original release, you’d think they’d put more effort in. Like I said, I’m sure they’re busy, but this is crazy. I’m wasting time on half of my quests because there will be a random “By the Nine!” interruption when the quest should complete, but instead I’m out 5 to 10 minutes a pop, and my rewards. There is no clairvoyance when it finally restores where I was in the quest and I cannot complete anything other than arena quests as a result. I love and have always loved the Elders games, but between micro transactions everywhere and these truly crap glitches, it’s starting to sour.
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.
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.
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.
Potential, but Arena is fatally flawed
by Manny Rinaldi on 2020/12/18 01:01
This game is cool, though repetitive. However, it has an Arena system that is completely ridiculous. It likes to match someone against a much higher level character. This wouldn’t be so bad, but there are level limits for items. So, for example, me, level 36. Maximum equipment type is Ebony, I think. Opponent, level 42. Covered in Daedric and other armor I don’t even recognize. My defense (very tempered): 500. Opponent’s defense? Over 700. I’ve seen as high as over 800. His weapon? Crushes me in about 4 hits. Then, it keeps re-pairing is for combat. Again. And again. It could just as easily pair me with someone who is level 32 (the lowest I have seen at level 36). It’s almost impossible for those people to win against me. I don’t know how it would be possible for me to win against the Level 42 guy. Then there are the weird things where mysteriously my shield disappears after an opponent action. Opponent level: 34. I have no idea if there is an actual attack that does this, or if it is a hack. So all of a sudden I am trying to block with a weapon. At the least, you shouldn’t lose rank over and over when fighting and losing against someone 6 levels above you.
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.
Trash Village Economy
by Bleiked on 2019/12/25 09:54
I love this game and there are a lot of things that could be done to improve it but for now I just wanna focus on the village economy. So far I could say that the economy in the village is really bad and stupidly wrong. The store villagers do not generate gold which makes it hard to sell items to them. The only way they get told is through the transactions that you make with them (buying stuff) which also for a seller is frustrating and not beneficial at all. Plus, I tried and even spending money through repairing equipment doesn’t do anything... which I think it’s illogical. In summary I think that I would enjoy more this game if I could be able to sell stuff freely, which is not the case and even salvaging seem unbalanced (not beneficial at all) the only use I give it is to get rid of equipment for more space. If I could sell stuff it would give me access to a faster grow and a satisfactory feeling of success when doing stupid jobs since I could get some profit from them, and also increases the probability that I will keep doing them, plus it could give a better use to the time we have while waiting for enchanting, crafting, tempering, etc equipment or even constructing.
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!!!!
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The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Description
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. Works with: iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Ipad Mini 4, Mini 5, iPad Air 2, Air 2019, iPad 2017-19, iPad Pro DOES NOT SUPPORT: iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air, Mini 2, Mini 3, iPod Touch
Love this game so much! Obsessed 🤩
by KayKay4472 on 2021/01/16 05:49
This game is the best one I’ve found on Apple gaming apps store this game is so fun and so detailed in everything!! The music in the game fits just right too! They need to make a lot of other games for mobile devices this should be top #1 gaming charts I’m really impressed this was the game I always wanted to play it’s for boys & for girls that’s what I like it’s amazing I’m so happy I found this app!!💕✨
On the iPhone se 2020
by raymondthe ghost on 2021/01/16 02:53
Tha gameplay is good but unfortunately I can only play for like five minutes entail the app shutdown and causes a it to lose my place and or lose items gems and money in the game if it could be fixed I’d rate it higher
Game crashing
by GXMINI6 on 2021/01/15 15:43
Game has been crashing on me within an hour of play every time I log in. Love this game but the constant force close is annoying.
Didnt receive gems for early access
by Not 3- D on 2021/01/15 02:17
Didnt get any gems for leaving early access... Also why is there no controller support like on Nintendo Switch? Theres things like the Razer Kishi controller out there you know?
Game-breaking Crash
by GHETOyeti on 2021/01/14 18:24
Enjoyable grind game with a city builder. However recently, I have not even been able to get to the main menu. Game crashes every time I launch and try to get my daily reward. Never happened previously. The game now doesn’t even work which is why 1 star.
Still good even though it crashes every time I play
by FakeHarmony on 2021/01/14 09:06
Don’t know what happened but every time I finish creating my character it crashes like when I talk to the old man it suddenly crash and I’m staring at my wallpaper
Couldn’t recover my data
by DanielDahs985 on 2021/01/14 04:07
I played this game about a year ago and pretty much had a maxed out account, gems and with a lot of stuff. I recently tried downloading to recover my old account and it seems everything was erased it started like a new account even after I logged in my Bertha.
Fun, but crashes a lot
by LM the focused Entrepenuer on 2021/01/13 20:36
Fun game. The only reason it did not get 5-stairs is because the game shuts down for no apparent reason at random times.
Portrait Mode
by Val_Gambill on 2021/01/13 19:59
Great to pass time with nice graphics love playing in portrait mode!
Needs improvements
by Lairenashls on 2021/01/13 04:21
I love elder scrolls but this game needs some modifications. That armor sets are pretty limited and the tap to move play style in pretty inconvenient. It would be nice to have an open world kind of like Skyrim. And mmo rpg game would be amazing. I just think it could have been better but I can’t convince myself to put more time into this game
Great
by ilovewaxwhentheyrun on 2021/01/13 04:19
Love it
Love it!
by JayRRtreyute on 2021/01/13 02:21
I looked for weeks for a great RPG to play on my iPhone and I finally found it!
It’s a good game
by omegasog on 2021/01/12 01:45
Release elder scrolls six
Exceedingly unstable
by moonweed on 2021/01/11 23:16
What little I could play was fun and the graphics were good but it’s crashed over 20 times and six were in the same dungeon. I spent more time on the old screen than playing. Will delete and maybe wait for a stability update.
Unable to play
by Jabbygee on 2021/01/11 21:34
I am unable to play blades because once I go into the game it kicks me out, which is a shame because blades is such an incredible game I would give 5 stars but I can’t because I can’t play..
Money pit
by Ozzykidr on 2021/01/11 12:25
I LOVE Elder Scrolls... love love love... but this, this? Shame on you Bethesda.... it’s a money pit, you can’t win without spending.
Game did update and crashed.
by Cottontop2013 on 2021/01/11 07:06
Game did an update and crashed. I had spent time and money to get to a level 20. Now it takes me to level one and the tutorial. I deleted the game and downloaded it again. Still the same. I either want my games back to where it was or a refund of my money. Not pleased at all.
Loading screen time
by MalikGaming on 2021/01/11 06:33
Dear Bethesda, I remember when I played Skyrim. I was Lvl. 58 and next thing you know, my PS3 wouldn’t work. But that’s not the point. The point is I love Skyrim. I loved Skyrim and played Skyrim so much that I started failing my classes. Anyway I just wanted to say that I installed TES: Blades for 1.3 GB. I thought I would able to play it but the loading screen had other plans. I opened the game and the loading screen took SO LONG. When I say SO LONG I’m talking all night long. It was maybe around 11 or 12 at the time and I open the game and when I woke up the next day, IT WAS STILL LOADING. Please, can you do something about the problem? I’ve tried erasing all data from the game and I’ve even tried uninstall and reinstalling it back but it still didn’t work. I watched TES: Blades trailer and TES: Blades Gameplay Walkthrough. And to be honest, the game looks really good!! But I can’t play it. I just want to play it. I REALLY REALLY HOPE you see this review. Please help. AND SHOUTOUT TO TODD HOWARD FOR MAKING SKYRIM SUCH A GREAT GAME. I EVEN ORDERED THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDARY EDITION. 5 OUT OF 5. 100% GAME RECOMMENDATION. From: Malik s. Mayfield - 13 year old boy, Hartsville, South Carolina To: Bethesda/Bethesda Studios, Rockville, Maryland
This game is amazing!
by 02732 on 2021/01/10 17:21
I love the animations for the fighting and when you get lost there a trace that you can follow it’s really helpful but.. I’m kinda seeing it like pay to win cause yiu have chests like the green chest and the legendary chest they cost like 45dollars each legendary chest but other then that the game is great!! Here’s my rating 9/10
Limited, expensive and dumbed down
by Quetzalcoatl314 on 2021/01/09 20:28
I stopped playing at level 16 due to the game making it impossible to play without constantly feeding it money. It offers only a slice of what the franchise has offered in the past and along with the new pay scheme make it a blasphemous addition to the genre. I’m back to playing Planescape Torment.
Crashes
by tisdale96 on 2021/01/09 16:38
I’ve downloaded this game SEVERAL times and it keeps crashes after I complete my character. I was sooo excited to try this game out but I can’t even play it because of this issue. Never got past making my character and Iv uninstalled and reinstalled the game several times and still had the same issue. Very disappointed.
Seems like a money pit
by C44play on 2021/01/08 18:54
I wanted nothing more than to want to love this game. However, the difficulty is extremely annoying. For the most part, once you reach level 12 all available jobs and missions are 14+. How are you supposed to level up when you can’t get through a mission because your level isn’t high enough. Oh wait... they sell equipment to help you reach the level you need. So unless you want to buy your way through this game, find a different one.
Nice game!
by Valera VI on 2021/01/08 09:26
I really like this game, because in this game a lot cool fault missions and cool graphics. Also, I like the how I can build my own city. I recommend to everyone when you are bored and you do not know what to do.
No longer crashes for me!
by headless haunter on 2021/01/07 23:42
Good news the game no longer has the error pop up but not by a mere update but by offloading the app and for those who also are wondering why are you dying try looking at the skulls on the missions it represents difficulty (didn’t take me long to figure that out!)
Might be the worst game on the App Store
by The Real Zen Boy on 2021/01/06 07:21
This game is awful. The devs are lazy, greedy, and incompetent: 1. Crash City. You’ll be lucky to do 3 things before it crashes. Literally no memory management whatsoever. Complain about it and they will blame you for their crappy software 2. Boring. The game is repetitive and very early on becomes a grind. No open world, just a couple of rehashed dungeons. They are so lazy that they just start you on the other end of their handful of dungeons like we wouldn’t notice. 3. Cheating. If your a gamer, you’ll know what this means. Game doesn’t follow its own rules. Everything is setup to try to get you to spend money just to get the game to play right. Example: random enemies will suddenly completely ignore your armor. Not a boss or anything special, just the same enemies you had been battling, all of a sudden one comes along that ignores all your defensive rating and almost instantly kills you. It’s always later on in the mission. Reason? To get you to spend money to continue instead of restarting. Pure unadulterated rip off. 4. Absurd battle mechanics. You have heavy armor and massive weapons to battle it out with. Then you battle some unarmored creature that stops your attack by holding its hand up. What?!?! Not only that, but it stuns your character. The only thing stunning about it is the shear stupidity of the devs in having a character being able to stop a war hammer by waving to you. Also, these characters get to somehow ignore all your armor. It’s just lame and demonstrates their laziness. Also, shows their complete lack of respect for the ES franchise, which in the past would go to great lengths to make their world believable, and follow its own rules. This is just laughable. 5. Pointless. No goals, overall story line, or rewards that would make it interesting. Just naked attempts to try to get your money and offer nothing in return. Don’t waste your time with this one. There is so much better out there. 6. Server Issues. There’s not a single day that their servers don’t go down. It wouldn’t be so bad except the game is such a bandwidth hog that it can’t go 5 seconds without transferring data. I have no respect for people who routinely let their servers go down. 7. Inane landscapes. You can walk thru dragon bones but you get completely stuck on a pebble in the road. This is what happens when the kids from school who no one will play with because they are so obnoxious are unleashed on the gaming world. They think stuff like this is cute somehow. It isn’t. It’s just annoying and lame.
Elder Scrolls in name only
by jerkythesandpiper on 2021/01/05 18:30
This is a cash grab, gambling scheme. Totally not worth your time.
Great
by DireIsOnFire on 2021/01/05 10:33
It Is A Godlike Game😊
Constant ads
by 3ddy! on 2021/01/05 00:26
This could be a fun game if it wasn’t continually trying to upsell you on buying more items for cash. The whole game seems more rigged around purchases than actual game play. Find you fun elsewhere.
Badly unbalanced
by JazmynFL on 2021/01/04 22:06
It’s glitchy and tends to crash. In the beginning it’s fun, but after about L10 it’s gets too difficult to complete quests and jobs. My L13 in Orc armor gets killed by rats. I can’t get enough ingredients to make enough potions to get through even a green quest/job with one skull. The food items are almost nonexistent in the quest/job itself. It’s as if armor isn’t even there. I’m guessing that if you buy those expensive pieces it works, but I’m not going to spend money on a game that uses these tactics to try to get people to buy stuff.
Elder Scrolls does it again
by Scott.Long on 2021/01/04 05:09
The game is beautiful! A ton of hours can be dumped in without spending a single dollar. I hope they keep the good content coming!
Would not let me play
by MVG Parkerv on 2021/01/03 20:01
It would not even let me play the game because it kept kicking me out of it
It needs more guild involvement.
by Bustin1986 on 2021/01/03 13:53
It would be great if Guilds could raid together...attack another guild’s town, take on a boss challenge quest because as of right now they are for resource sharing only. :( Give us more in depth guild use.
Game crashes before making character
by rancidxparker97 on 2021/01/01 22:19
No fixes worked so far. The game looks fun but I can’t play it
Fun!
by Walt004 on 2021/01/01 18:31
Such a fun and well thought out game. The progression system seems a little difficult, but very fun still!
Great fun, until it isn’t
by Toord on 2021/01/01 02:36
It’s well made, immersive and stunningly good graphics for mobile. Hard to believe how good it is. It’s F2P but it’s completely optional. I decided to splurge $20 on stuff because time > money and the developer absolutely deserves my hard earned money. That having been said, it really stops being fun once you finish all the story lines, which I did at level 39. It’s been nothing but grinding repetitive Jobs, events and Abyss. Arena (pvp) is unplayable unless you want to dedicate your build and a boatload or real $ in elder and legendary chests. If you want casual pvp fun, good luck having any chance whatsoever vs super decked out opponents. Also the match-making algorithm is astonishingly bad. Often matching me with someone 5 level above mine the other player all had to do is swing his axe 3 times and I was done for.
Love the mobile version
by Misfitsoldier on 2020/12/31 06:56
I’ve always enjoyed the elder scrolls trilogy and being able to play it on my mobile device is awesome. But the game keeps crashing and closing out. Other than that. I’m enjoying the game play.
controller support
by uu000uu on 2020/12/30 00:37
the game is nice but the controls aren't good enough
Looks great. Can’t play
by Kaizer284 on 2020/12/28 23:48
Just re-downloaded this hoping it’s been fixed since I’ve been away. I have the new iPhone SE and the most recent software update, but this game still crashes after only 5 minutes. Tried again, and I didn’t even get past the loading screen. Honestly Bethesda, get your crap together. You made the game look all nice and added all these features but how are we supposed to enjoy them when the most basic part of the app doesn’t work?
Black screen simulator
by pendam on 2020/12/28 23:07
Soft locks whenever I try to play- hence the name of the title. Not massively impressed.
Paid to win
by Fatbass50 on 2020/12/28 16:50
If you want to progress you’ll have to pay. Your level means nothing just how many legendary chests you’ve paid to open determines how ‘well’ you’ll do
Best Game Ever!
by Peter Longbottom on 2020/12/26 22:15
It has great graphics, a great combat system, and various customization styles for your own town, this game is truly addicting. I wish they offered controller compatibility but either way this game is amazing.
Good but need fixes
by lord toaster on 2020/12/26 19:28
Good but a few problems. You load a quest. The game crashes. You craft an item and the game crashes. You kill an enemy and the game crashes. You return to your town and the game crashes. You try to enjoy the game and the game crashes. You yawn and the game crashes.
And it Keep flash out every 25-30mins? Why???
by lnqzzz on 2020/12/26 05:52
Keep jump out of game while playing about half hour ??? Btw I got iPhone 12
Controller support
by Backaloopa on 2020/12/26 02:11
This game would be so much cooler if you guys added controller support I would be tuned into this all day
Outstanding
by Dreadnought069 on 2020/12/25 20:41
This game is beautiful and lots of fun it’s something you can play without spending any real money on and still have an absolute blast. The detail is just gorgeous and it’s so easy to play. I love a lot of the elder scrolls games and this is a great one for being a mobile game absolutely outstanding.
Not working
by Xflashkilla on 2020/12/25 00:33
So I decided to play blades again but it doesn’t work I open the app it closes instantly I tried restarting my phone deleting the app nothing worked
Crashing
by crash bandicoot2003 on 2020/12/24 22:58
I’ve had this game for months now really good game decent game but 2 times a week it crashes non stop you don’t even have to do anything it’ll start crashing for no reason ehhhh soooo frustrating
Crashes
by chasey pooh on 2020/12/24 22:42
Game crashes a lot my device is up to date so is the app and it consistently crashes
Controller support?
by Thop8041 on 2020/12/24 11:59
Not really fun to play when nearly every quest is nearly impossible; any spell I try to generate has me dead immediately since I've been attacked 10x while waiting for it to generate (poison spells are the worst). Arena fighting is useless. All the opponents - in arena and everywhere else for that matter - are 10x faster than any moves I can generate with my fingers on a phone screen. Perhaps having controller ability would help, but I doubt it. If I'm unable to generate moves as quickly and efficiently as my opponents, this might be fun. But these issues, coupled with the loss of main quests and the boring grind of repetitive side quests has made this game a total disappointment.
Seriously guys Spanish?
by Dave Johanson on 2020/12/24 09:17
Please put language Portuguese Skyrim,elder scrolls mobile and Xbox please
Why is this happening?
by dsigusted on 2020/12/23 15:53
I’ve heard good things about this game, but this game crashes 30 seconds after I open the app, no matter what I do. What’s going on?
Okayish
by Taichi panda pro love pandas on 2020/12/23 14:39
So I played this game in early access I liked it, but I had wait to open chests. That’s fixed and no longer needed. That’s great! The thing is I have an old character I don’t even like now and I want a new character. I want an option to make another character! Please take a look at this option I would appreciate it!
Such a great game but there’s a glitch
by noahtrevno283392@2 on 2020/12/22 04:23
So I decided that I was gonna get on elder blades and then the game says checking for updates and 3 seconds the game closes I try again and again and it doesn’t want to open please look into this Thank You
Game Quits at log screen
by Tanthul on 2020/12/22 02:55
I love this game . But here recently I can’t get pass the log screen it just quits. I’m going crazy cause I get in. Is there any suggestions u can give me for y it is doing. Thanks love the game!
I found it!
by wiljav on 2020/12/22 00:47
This is the game I wanted! An open world game! However, there are some small problems. First of all, can there be a third person view along with the first person? I get confused on where I’m going. For the second problem, please fix the graphics.
Horrible
by sbre83 on 2020/12/20 23:35
One of the worst mobile games I’ve ever installed to date. Laughably poor experience.
Three stars
by 1#Legend on 2020/12/20 19:16
The game is nice but my problem is that it uses the same maps over and over again for all of the quests and that in your town it’s always night. The fighting is really good though. All I would change is that they should make new maps, overall it’s a pretty good game
Doesn’t work at all
by ColinPritchard on 2020/12/20 13:53
I get the loading screen and it crashes. Restarted my iPad and updated to 14.3 and it still doesn’t work.
Ehh
by Swampmc on 2020/12/19 21:22
Ok for about a week. Don’t spend any money in this game because it really isn’t worth it. Gets boring really fast. The dungeons are pretty much the same with about 5 unless they make you do them backwards. Fun at first then just tedious. Enchanted weapons really only have one enchantment despite the game telling you that there is a chance for another one. Don’t count on it. So a give this game an ehhh.
Super fun!... but it needs work!
by FriendlyNugget on 2020/12/19 05:07
Games crashes often. Aside from that, I love it!
Constantly Crashing
by dfuddjd on 2020/12/19 03:18
This game has plenty of portential. What little bit if combat i saw was awsome. But it crashed nearly ten times in the first 45 minutes. Plus I’d like to see controller support. I’ll come back eventually and see if it’s been updated but for now 1 star. Edit: I redownloaded it and now it doesn’t crash anymore. Definitely recommend.
KEEPS CRASHING
by SugarHoneyIceTea843 on 2020/12/19 01:09
I really tried with this but it just kept crashing repeatedly and it’s the only app/ game that is this bad. Needs to be fixed. Great game when it works though.
Kind of stupid mechanics
by akachano on 2020/12/18 16:52
Good luck getting enough copper to upgrade your town all the way since they did the “no level 10 town for you” patch. A necromancer can somehow block an axe with a dagger and stun you when they do it all while casting a spell. I will concede this when someone from Bethesda is willing to wiggle their fingers at me while I swing an axe at their face. If they can get a dagger up and block my swing and stun me I will change my review to 5 star.
Stuck on loading screen
by Jlc1578 on 2020/12/18 02:12
Says it works on my iPad when I load it up it sets on loading screen forever and starts loading and shows spinning symbol but never loads. I have a iPad Air 1475 128 gb.
Potential, but Arena is fatally flawed
by Manny Rinaldi on 2020/12/18 01:01
This game is cool, though repetitive. However, it has an Arena system that is completely ridiculous. It likes to match someone against a much higher level character. This wouldn’t be so bad, but there are level limits for items. So, for example, me, level 36. Maximum equipment type is Ebony, I think. Opponent, level 42. Covered in Daedric and other armor I don’t even recognize. My defense (very tempered): 500. Opponent’s defense? Over 700. I’ve seen as high as over 800. His weapon? Crushes me in about 4 hits. Then, it keeps re-pairing is for combat. Again. And again. It could just as easily pair me with someone who is level 32 (the lowest I have seen at level 36). It’s almost impossible for those people to win against me. I don’t know how it would be possible for me to win against the Level 42 guy. Then there are the weird things where mysteriously my shield disappears after an opponent action. Opponent level: 34. I have no idea if there is an actual attack that does this, or if it is a hack. So all of a sudden I am trying to block with a weapon. At the least, you shouldn’t lose rank over and over when fighting and losing against someone 6 levels above you.
Fun game
by 5arge746 on 2020/12/18 01:01
I recently began working playing this game. I enjoy it - certainly lots to do. Only gripe I have is that I keep getting kicked out of the game several times within a short period (approximately 3 times per 30 mins of gameplay. Sometimes less, but that’s an average) I want to keep playing the game, but I’m getting fed up rather quickly with the game crashes.
Still going strong
by Sir 'Ghanacus' on 2020/12/17 22:41
The game has come a long way since the day it first came out, and even then it was fun. The quests are a lot different now and have more to offer you more in loot for your character, which can be quite enjoyable.
Frustrating
by king nares on 2020/12/17 16:41
It’s a very good game the reason why I only put 3 stars is cuz it always crashes sometimes I barely login and not even 5 min later it crashes and it’s very frustrating but like I said great game very fun to play
Inability to restart a hard NO
by Farsdahl on 2020/12/17 01:43
The game has such potential; it might have had a permanent home on my phone. However, the indefensible decision not to allow any character restarts or resets means I won’t be downloading this again.
Love it, but...
by K474R4 7 on 2020/12/16 23:34
I really enjoy this game a lot. Even after completing all the main quests, it’s still quite fun. BUT... every five to ten minutes it keeps crashing on my iPad 6th gen iOS 14.2. Bethesda, please fix this!
Excellent Game
by Tinman120800 on 2020/12/15 03:58
This game is by far my favorite it’s fun and exciting could u make another to carry on the story if possible? Thanks Tinman120800
Can’t start over
by Old man 12354678910 on 2020/12/13 23:12
Fun until mid-late game, but unfortunately no way to start a new game without buying a second phone and creating a second apple ID.
Yes!
by Jack nicholsons dog on 2020/12/12 21:53
So good, it’s super fun! On iPad works great.
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by The_Ren_Playz on 2020/12/12 21:44
Over all great game just could use a little work. Like something I think would be good is alloy experimenting
Necro-annoyance
by Tennebris on 2020/12/11 03:26
This game is amazing and I love it so much, it’s so fun and the graphics are outstanding for mobile... but... one problem. The fighting is great and innovative, the enemies are fun and challenging... except one. The Necromancer. Their Poison spell is a bit... “over powered”. I’m lvl 16- above 300 hp- and when they use that spell, well, 300hp minus 290hp. See the problem? That spell is over done it too much. When I try to heal when I’m afflicted with that spell, the poison wins. Always. It has stopped me from playing the game multiple times. If you could decrease the damage that the Poison spell does that would be great. By at least 50% so you have at least a chance. Thank you, and have a good day. (2 years later: Also I was banned and was never given a reason only a couple months after the game has been out, and I’ve spent over $100 during that time and I would really like my account back.)
I can’t rebuild my town hall
by 103749/63094 on 2020/12/11 00:04
I can’t rebuild my town hall to complete my quest
It’s worse
by WolfPacker 2.0 on 2020/12/10 21:33
Update: I just updated the app, restarted my device, & the game is STILL crashing. Just lost another arena fight due to the game crashing...again. The crashes happen so often it’s impossible to play. On top of that the arena is a complete joke. It’s Bethesda, that’s all you need to know.
Elder scrolls
by randoburrowzski on 2020/12/10 06:45
Takes me back for sure. They did not cut any corners making this game definitely 10/10
Crashy.. very crashy
by JeebusLightning on 2020/12/10 06:25
The game crashes everywhere. It didn’t use to crash as much as It does now as it’s gotten progressively worse. I have bought chests and the game crashed, just standing there, talking to an NPC etc.. basically every scenario in the faq help section on Bethesda’s website. I have put money into the game so I’d hope it would at least work right. It is a great game other than not being able to play it anymore. My phones are up to date and I say phones because it crashes on iPhone X and 7 Please fix the issue and it’s a five star game no problem.
Blades
by XxProject_Supreme on 2020/12/10 02:10
THE GAME IS LITERALLY SKYRIM MOBILE GET IT AND BUY A COUPLE OF CHEST AND YOUR CHILLING!!!
Great game but crashes a lot
by Fl0werp0wered on 2020/12/09 07:29
This is a fun game very much in keeping with the Elder Scrolls line up. Fans of those games will be right at home. Newcomers will find the game very easy to learn with just minimal tutorials built into the gameplay. The storyline is decent as well. Although the world is not as completely open to walk as freely everywhere as we are familiar with from the PC games, it is expected with a mobile game to have a more directed path with less graphic load. That said, the graphics are still quite good, as is the audio (although I still turn the background music down and leave SFX up by personal preference). My only problem with the game that caused me to drop the score is that it crashes out about every ten minutes. That said, the auto save is very frequent and I’ve never lost much, but it gets annoying. I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max fully updated and have rebooted to clear anything that might be drawing memory in the background and it didn’t help. Bethesda needs to work on the stability, but otherwise it’s a great game.
Dumb
by Supreme Disappointed on 2020/12/08 19:56
Absolute junk.
Great game but glitches
by marfisnosj on 2020/12/08 02:15
I LOVE this game! Beware of glitches though. You will get to the end of the challenge but it will not complete. You will waste your time going through challenges and then it glitches and all your progress is for nothing. I can’t get ahold of them for this glitch and it’s starting to really piss me off. Beware of time being wasted!!! 🤬
I can’t get the game to let me back in
by markshark :))) on 2020/12/07 19:49
I used to play this when it first came out and one day it just stopped allowing me to get on the app I love the game tho it is amazing just wish it would let me play :(((((((
Great game
by Jdabmaster on 2020/12/06 23:48
This game is great it just needs controller support
Money pit
by leerand55 on 2020/12/06 22:15
Money pit
Good but to hard
by savage2222223 on 2020/12/06 21:36
The game is very fun but venomfang skeevers traveling in groups is just to hard
Game won’t load.
by Junome62 on 2020/12/06 12:55
I got to the mission hidden mysteries and I click on it to load it and it just sits in the loading screen forever. Tried everything on my end to fix it using WiFi or using my data I get full bars here. So it’s not on my side. I just wish I could play more but I can’t.
Good game but needs some work
by diriendh on 2020/12/06 03:15
Ok so my character is level 26 witch is cool and all but the 2 real quest I have available are recommended for level 36 and 37 and leveling in this game is hard (i may be missing some xp farm thing if so sorry) and am just not getting the resources I need to make better armor and weapons and I wouldn’t be surprised if the drop rates and kind of resources you get (to some extent) are dependent on level and with the quest I have hit a wall cause I can’t just health potion through them and the “jobs” just give so little xp I don’t feel that I can progress any further other than that I’ve had fun
Infinite loading screen
by Paradigm_Shift_9 on 2020/12/05 20:12
I played this on my iphone6s+ when it first released, and it was pretty good. I didn’t mind that it took a while to level up. Or even the few early bugs. That was then. Now? I’m stuck on the infinite loading screen. I can’t even play! It just loads and loads and loads without ever starting the actual gameplay, not even the main menu is accessible. I tried it on my iPhone (the same) and it won’t load. I’ve been trying to play it on my iPad but it’s the same issue. Hope y’all can fix it
Add a open world that you can explore please read
by E bubs on 2020/12/05 20:05
If this game had free roam this game well be just as good as Skyrim so can you please add a open world that you can explore I love open world game like Skyrim and oblivion please do this
I can’t tilt screen
by shaowslayer1 on 2020/12/05 10:29
For some reason the just stopped letting me tilt my screen it was so annoying I just deleted the game
Wonderful but buggy
by beck7422 on 2020/12/05 08:47
I have enjoyed every hour I have spent playing this game for the last 6+ months. If you like RPGs this is one of the best. The graphics quality is quite nice. My only complaint is that the game tends to crash often breaking the flow of the game. Without that one flaw I would give it 5 stars.
Bethesda.
by IAMWAM on 2020/12/05 03:45
First time playing, it crashed as soon as I made a character. 10/10 a true Bethesda experience on mobile!
scam version excellent graphics to lure
by m123543 on 2020/12/05 02:13
during gameplay ( the scull levels mean nothing so you can beat 4 scull enemies and next day 2 scull level enemies are beating you so the game forces those to compensate by throwing money at their paywall to only improve for a short time . it is scam, the game play battle is first rate graphics but as with other paywall games if you just play it will run out of battles you can actually win replacing them with impossible to beat max scull missions so not a perfect game for mobile. Brewed healing potions disappear when in a quest so never able to use them.
Love love love
by RigoSabi on 2020/12/05 01:42
Perfect mobile game if you love Skyrim and such. I am addicted to making my town looking fresh haha. The user experience is spotless and pretty genius frankly. Great job!
Very unbalanced, horrible game
by Reveiwwer on 2020/12/05 01:16
One of the most unbalanced games I have ever played, while the name itself suggest “blades” as in melee, they added magic, a very hard second, and with little to no explanation on how to’s, you’ll end up spending a ton of gems (buy money in game currency) redoing your character, again and again and again. Plus you’re only allowed a single character, you can change them, but it will cost you, since fallout 76 this company has went straight to gutter! It really saddens me how far Bethesda has fallen from grace. So while you can use magic, though I find it often rather hard to do so, they could have at least done something for range, yet they didn’t. Don’t waste your time with this game, you’ll only find frustration and disappointment.
I can see.
by Kurse of Kong on 2020/12/04 20:24
I started the game around Halloween and the town was dark. With the new update, they have added snow and I can see what my town looks like. I haven’t made it to Christmas and this will end the game for me. The combat is glitchy at times. And the jobs you take are for pennies. Most of the time you are repairing and spending on healing potions which you will never have ingredients to make. The last few jobs at 25 th level was 590 gold. To repair my equipment after one job 1500 gold. Don’t think you are going to upgrade your town (20000 gold) which is just a money pit and other than upgrading your vendors which will charge you more to enchant or create items for you. I see that it is just a wheel... and it is time to step off...
Play this game
by Kamdabeast on 2020/12/04 18:39
If you like swords, axes, clubs, and other weapons like TEO HANDED SWORDS this the game for you. You may think the adds are fake but they are not and everything you see is real! If you’re to thing a you should still play this game because if you’re like me I’m not in to these things but I did with this so now I like these kind of things now!
Amazing Game!
by Josa19 on 2019/12/29 20:25
I am so glad this game popped up in ads online a few weeks ago. I have always been a huge fan of the computer and Xbox Elder Scrolls series. I thought since it was mobile that it may be a disappointment, BUT I absolutely love it. Amazing graphics for mobile, a nice storyline, it’s just like the other versions. I just defeated the Lich king or whatever and saved my city. I hope something new comes up in the storyline soon as now I only have small side mission quests to do from the board, which is completely repetitive. Perhaps when I fill up more empty slots in my city, more quests will pop up. We will see. People who complain about this being a p2p game are very impatient and/or unknowledgable. I am level 36 and for the most part getting there was f2p and without difficulty. I got some revival scrolls in the beginning levels, but that was with gems given to me in the game for free. Eventually I thought I might need a lot of gems or something later on and bought a cheat at a great deal with gems and revival scrolls that was 100 usd for only 20 usd. And guess what? I still haven’t even used those gems yet because it has so far been unnecessary. And only a handful of those scrolls which also one don’t really need although convenient. This is practically pretty much a f2p game. Those who complain it isn’t are probably (hopefully) kids who are impatient or don’t study all the parts to the game to see how to accomplish without paying.
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.
An easy 5-star rating
by RamsQuince on 2020/02/12 22:44
At first I was concerned that I wasn’t going to like this game because I was sure it couldn’t possibly be like the Elder Scrolls games I’ve loved so much over the years, but I was very wrong to be concerned. While this is definitely the Elder Scrolls in a slightly different flavor that we’ve seen before, the solutions that have been found to creating an immersive, albeit simplified, gameplay are nothing short of elegant. I have found no significant glitches or pain points in terms of functionality, and find little to critique in the way of obstacles to my enjoying the full experience. I would admittedly love to be able to filter more specifically in the Sell/Salvage menus so that I could view only shields for instance. I would like to be able to more easily pinpoint those objects that I already have equipped in those menus as well. However, these are very minor issues and I think I only really notice them because I’m so used to Skyrim’s features, which include clearly highlighting the equipped objects. What I love is that this game breaks down questing to a really practical level. The quests are relatively quick to accomplish on the whole, but you can easily lose yourself for hours building your town. I also once switched mid-quest from my iPad to my iPhone and picked up in the exact spot where I left off on my other device, which I really appreciated.
Great game few complaints.
by Jrkgamr on 2019/12/30 05:45
Movement is terrible and frustrating. Once you can figure out how to do it with the least confusion/running past things you need to pick up/into multiple enemies aggroing them simultaneously it’s ok tho. Difficulty rating is weird, I held off on a 5 skull quest for a long time Bc I wasn’t close to recommended level then I just did it and breezed through it 3 levels below rec. then I got a three skull quest after and just got annihilated over and over again. Sometimes you aggro a wisp/wolf/spider/skeever type enemy the wrong way and you just get stuck and have to die and restart Bc there’s no way to hit it. Not as customizable as I like. For instance if I really like the look of the full steel armor set a maxed out tempered steel set isn’t as good as lowest tier quicksilver or ebony or whatever wish the gap was bridged a bit better with that stuff. I love sword and board seems like two handed is op tho in certain situations like most Bethesda games. Wouldn’t scale back the two handed stuff but maybe give shield stuff couple more unique reasons to use them here and there. Also when you finish a quest you used to be able to explore, grab the chests and items you missed or still need to get them go back to the quest interface and click complete quest. That complete quest option has disappeared and you have to abandon now, I don’t know if you still get the rewards when you do this. Otherwise a very fun game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So close to what the customers want!
by Kondache on 2020/09/15 17:18
Hey there! I just wanted to say great job on this game! It is really fun and I love playing it! I love how you can build and create the town and interact with the people! It makes me happy to know it has the Skyrim feel too it. There are just a few things that are missing I feel like. I love Skyrim and am a big fan, but Blades is just missing the free roaming style to it. It gets kind of annoying sometimes doing the quests and seeing the same scenery or same cave each time. I want to roam and explore! Also I noticed that all the enemies are friends to each other except for the main character. Like seeing bears chillin next to goblins just seems weird ya know? I feel like the goblins would typically avoid the bears or at least fight back? And vice versa. Also I’m starting to notice that even on level easy quests, the bosses all of a sudden can kill you in like 3 hits! What’s up with that! And then you have to use a scroll of revive or pay 25 gems. I’m starting to feel it’s a little cheap on that part and I don’t want to have to pay for gems all the time. My only requests are that you notice some of those tings and fix them please and then maybe make the game more free roaming. Add more freedom to it like the other Elder Scrolls games and I think you would find more customers and attention to your game because the fans would find it more enjoyable! Thanks so much!
Meh
by SLAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEERRRR on 2020/04/16 05:47
First off I just want to say that I’m a huge fan of Bethesda I played my far share of there games fallout elder scrolls and others games but when it comes to mobile games I’m not really happy with I got out of this game when I first got or shall I say launched of the App Store I could hardly even log in but years later here I am finally able to play this game and let me tell you the game is fun really fun and at time a at lest to me it kinda feels like I’m actually playing it on Xbox and I get a reality check ever once in a while haha but back on track there’s lots of good things about this games but there is a lot of bad things whit this game as well for example the dungeons are fantastic the amount of detail and graphics in to them are awesome and the combat can get a little bit frustrating but there are way to spice it up and some of the quest are responsible at a certain level I could go on abut what makes the game good but I must point out what makes me give this game a three star instead of a five star for example some of the quest you’ll find your self doing can be quit repetitive at time and the pieces in the shop is absolutely ridiculous and I’m not sure if this has happened to other people but I’ll be in the middle of a quest and out of the middle of now where the app kicks me losing Avery thing I worked for now I’m I telling to completely stay away form this game no but the game definitely need improvements
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.
Has potential
by Calvithegamer on 2019/12/28 19:51
What can I say here, if you were looking for a good mobile game in the Elder Scrolls universe, this is it. It has its own story and adds new features which make it interesting. However there are some issues. The game crashes A LOT. There are some missions in which every single time you kill an enemy the game crashes, if you stand still for too long, crashes, even talking to some NPC’s triggers crashes. I get this game is not finished, but maybe focus on fixing the game before adding anything else. For example a mission to kill goblins which should take 5-10 minutes now takes 20-25 with about 10 crashes and restarts. Another thing is micro transactions. This game is in early access, but there are micro transactions, despite the game not even being close to finished. I don’t mind unobtrusive micro transactions in finished games, but they should not be in the game, at least in its current state. In conclusion, this game has some potential if it continues to be worked on, and may be one of the best new free games in the near future. However, that day is not today, and the devs need to work on the other issues surrounding the game before adding anything new. Right now the game is honestly a 3.5 when it works correctly. I recommend not downloading the game now however, give Bethesda a few months to sort out the issues and save yourself a lot of frustration.
It’s started off great but..
by brefhjgcgjjj on 2020/04/05 18:48
I’m a huge fan of elder scrolls, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this game available. I waited to play the game some before giving it a review. Firstly the controls lag here and there throughout the game which can get pretty frustrating. Like when I break a pot and go to collect the stuff, when I tap on it, it makes me walk away. So I’m constantly having to go back to collect it. Second when I am fighting a enemy, it lags to strike sometimes, therefore I take hits and then end up dying. Third thing that is annoying in the game is the job posting. The main story line requires a certain level & 9/10 you’re not going to be at that level, so there’s job postings that you can complete to level up, so you can do the story line. The problem is the job posted are higher than your character’s level also, and you rarely ever get a job posting that is you characters level to complete it. So therefore you come to basically a stand still in the game. You can’t level up because you can hardly get jobs that are your characters level and you can’t complete the main story line because your character isn’t strong enough. The good things though in this game, it is easy to get gems and I guess you could slowly level up by doing the abyss tower. But it would be better if you would actually get jobs that are in your level of area more often.
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.
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.
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.
Quality Mobile/Elderscrolls Game
by The_Fastest_Panda on 2020/03/06 16:26
Most mobile games these days are swarmed with ads, especially the free games, but this one has ZERO ads. You don’t appreciate that until you go to play something else that’s free. For the game as a whole, I’ve played it since it first released on beta, and they’ve done a stellar job from: progression, customization, story telling, to its combat. The combat is very unique to the series but it works quite well once you get the hang of it. With the blatant showing of enemy weaknesses, it’s pretty easy to win a fight if you just have the right equipment. The story is unique and worth going through in my opinion, and gives you some powerful rewards in the end! Customization is insane and much great than I ever expected, they have every armor set from Skyrim(except bonemold I think, but I’m over it). Progression feels fast and not “grindy”. You feel like doing quests actually does something for your character which is always a benefit and is what several games like this lack. Plus with the added pvp and the growing of clans this game can get very big. I think with time and some more patches, this game will exceed a 10/10 rating. I mean it’s free, what do you have to lose from trying it?
Worse with every update
by Den Blackwolf on 2020/09/11 02:46
In December of last year this was a fun game... but it’s not anymore. Blades is a game where there is one way to play, and that is whatever way the devs like best. Want to be sneaky, well you can’t. Want to use a bow, well you can’t. Want to use light weapons? You can! But they are not fast enough that you get extra attacks out of them, and you can’t dual wield, so you just do less damage. Serves you right for trying to have fun your way instead of the “right way”! Recent changes to the magic system have made elemental attacks so powerful that unless you are wearing the exact right armor for the element you are being attacked with, you will be dead in 2-3 moves. Did I mention that even goblins can cast spells from multiple elemental schools? Yeah. You just need to wear all the “correct” sets of armor... at the same time. Which is impossible. Or! You could play a spell caster, which is currently the “correct “ way to play. Before that it was two handed weapons. Essentially, with every update, your real choices get stripped of meaning, and fun slowly dies. I used to love this game, I really did. But there is increasingly less focus on letting players try things, have fun, and play their game; and an ever narrower focus on forcing players to play the way they are told. I used to recommend this game to everyone. Now I can’t think of anyone who would enjoy it over the long haul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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.
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.
Sad story about game with great potential...
by AngelLina777 on 2020/01/10 00:49
Don’t get me wrong, I love this game and I spent a lot of time and some money on it. The issue is, once the main story line is over (which I completed at level 26) there isn’t much to do. I’ve just been grindingly jobs every now and then to increase my level and get better amour but it’s not all that interesting anymore. There just isn’t anything else to do in the game except grind and there is no clear reward for grinding. I know it’s early access but there is literally no end game. Some games end game is bad but this game has none. Nothing is unlocked from completing the story line I feel like once it’s completed the game is actually a lot worse! No more quests, not even anymore side quests. (Unless you count those random troll quests as quests, they are more like more rewarding jobs in my opinion) of course pvp is supposed to be the end game but even that alone is boring. Imagine playing a true elder scroll game and once you finish all the rest you can do is battle other people or battle monsters around the map for xp. That would be insane. I enjoyed the game while it lasted but I think it spent too much time into graphics and not enough time into actual game development.
My thoughts
by Sleepytroll19197 on 2019/12/16 22:12
My thoughts on the game are pretty simple, it looks nice for a Mobile game but don’t let the lies about console graphics taint your head. The controls are annoying and bug out all the time and reminds me of a VR setup (probs what it was meant to be then VR fell off the face of the planet), combat is ok at best. It’s two side attacks and those bug out when the screen is cluttered with buttons. The shield will be hit every so often and thus ruin your attack and the opponent will wail on you draining your health. The health pistons do all but heal. But you won’t need them till you hit the lvl 10 wall that is solved by playing sim city for 2 seconds. Money isn’t an issue as the lvl 2 quest will give you 450 for completing the quest and you’ll find 700 just doing it and items sell for that easy. The materials you need for building are uncommon but just rinse and repeat till you get your desired amount of copper. The combat would be better if it were just the slashing of Skyrim. It’s a good game regardless on on bug issue and a few small ones. If I were to add anything I’d add a co-op dungeon system and give it Skyrim combat controls. I’d make it scaled to the amount of players and their combined lvls as to prevent isolation of single players and low lvls.
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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Huge flaws in the algorithms
by ObsidianHart on 2020/03/10 22:44
This game was fun in the beginning, however... Leveling up became stagnant and impossible to move past level 22. All my quests, including ones that I'm well above the recommended level, are far beyond my ability and equipment bonuses. I cannot collect enough items to make the potions needed to survive to complete a quest recommended for players at level 17. The stagnation doesn't stop there. The jobs available, have all before too much for my character to endure with the max gear and weapons pertaining to my current level. Also my town has become a stand still, I haven't been able to upgrade or build anything, since there's no revenue. I saved up my gems to create a guild, but unless it starts with the letter "A", nobody will ever see it. I had to delete the guild I paid 50 gems for, in prefer to be able to actually be in an active guild. You aren't reimbursed at all when you remove the guild. This game leaves me rather frustrated. Like I /really/ want to play this game. I open it all the time, to realize I can't do anything at all. It's disheartening. Some might say that I'm being too critical, or that my expectations are too high, but I don't expect much other than continuity in the difficulty parallel to the equipment allotted.
Great game, but hard to progress
by noskillneededfornoobs on 2020/02/23 18:35
I’ve played since the early access and have loved the game, and been a huge fan of the elder scrolls games. I’m really pleased that their are no longer timers for opening chests and loot comes much easier than before. I do have to say though, sometimes I do still run into obstacles. There are times I sign on and see that all my job listings are 7 levels plus ahead of my character, and I can’t really keep progressing if I can’t complete jobs in order to complete quests that are higher level. And I can tell you personally, I don’t mind grinding, in fact I love it. But this isn’t much as grinding as it is annoying somewhat. And as far as arena goes, I like the challenge. Great gameplay. The town aspect brings a nice charm to the gameplay and it’s really nice seeing your town progress. All together, still loving the game, just hoping for a fix on job levels being closer to character level. Thanks for making a wonderful peace of work available to everyone :) 10/10 would recommend Update: Actually getting near impossible to level up or do any quests or jobs :(
This is normally five stars for me...
by Jdheuhdud on 2019/11/29 19:38
However, they need to release an update to fix the river snake quest line. It’s not been working for quite sometime for me. I’ve played since early release, and for the most part, this game is amazing. If you’re wondering whether or not to get it, do it. Start your game and by the time you reach where I’m stuck they might have a fix out. Seriously good game, minus the microtransactions they push. UPDATE: Fully aware they’re working for release on all platforms, but considering this was their original release, you’d think they’d put more effort in. Like I said, I’m sure they’re busy, but this is crazy. I’m wasting time on half of my quests because there will be a random “By the Nine!” interruption when the quest should complete, but instead I’m out 5 to 10 minutes a pop, and my rewards. There is no clairvoyance when it finally restores where I was in the quest and I cannot complete anything other than arena quests as a result. I love and have always loved the Elders games, but between micro transactions everywhere and these truly crap glitches, it’s starting to sour.
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.
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.
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.
Potential, but Arena is fatally flawed
by Manny Rinaldi on 2020/12/18 01:01
This game is cool, though repetitive. However, it has an Arena system that is completely ridiculous. It likes to match someone against a much higher level character. This wouldn’t be so bad, but there are level limits for items. So, for example, me, level 36. Maximum equipment type is Ebony, I think. Opponent, level 42. Covered in Daedric and other armor I don’t even recognize. My defense (very tempered): 500. Opponent’s defense? Over 700. I’ve seen as high as over 800. His weapon? Crushes me in about 4 hits. Then, it keeps re-pairing is for combat. Again. And again. It could just as easily pair me with someone who is level 32 (the lowest I have seen at level 36). It’s almost impossible for those people to win against me. I don’t know how it would be possible for me to win against the Level 42 guy. Then there are the weird things where mysteriously my shield disappears after an opponent action. Opponent level: 34. I have no idea if there is an actual attack that does this, or if it is a hack. So all of a sudden I am trying to block with a weapon. At the least, you shouldn’t lose rank over and over when fighting and losing against someone 6 levels above you.
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.
Trash Village Economy
by Bleiked on 2019/12/25 09:54
I love this game and there are a lot of things that could be done to improve it but for now I just wanna focus on the village economy. So far I could say that the economy in the village is really bad and stupidly wrong. The store villagers do not generate gold which makes it hard to sell items to them. The only way they get told is through the transactions that you make with them (buying stuff) which also for a seller is frustrating and not beneficial at all. Plus, I tried and even spending money through repairing equipment doesn’t do anything... which I think it’s illogical. In summary I think that I would enjoy more this game if I could be able to sell stuff freely, which is not the case and even salvaging seem unbalanced (not beneficial at all) the only use I give it is to get rid of equipment for more space. If I could sell stuff it would give me access to a faster grow and a satisfactory feeling of success when doing stupid jobs since I could get some profit from them, and also increases the probability that I will keep doing them, plus it could give a better use to the time we have while waiting for enchanting, crafting, tempering, etc equipment or even constructing.
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!!!!
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