Poll Results – Mature Gaming and Mechanics Above All

Mechanics Above All

What is the most important aspect of a video game?

  • Gameplay Mechanics (43%, 778 Votes)
  • Story Setting & Characters (39%, 720 Votes)
  • Choice & Replay Value (12%, 218 Votes)
  • Undecided (4%, 71 Votes)
  • Graphics (2%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,828

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Well well, it seems our Elder Scrolls adoring fans choose gaming mechanics above the story of the game and I must say I absolutely agree. It was a close match, that’s for sure, as the difference between the two were less than 5 percent. As great as a story is in any given game, you simply cannot enjoy it if you’re constantly dealing with poor mechanics that frustrate you and get in the way of the game’s enjoyment value. The opposite is true too though as what’s the point in playing a game with great gameplay if you cannot be fulfilled with an amazing story that keeps you engaged? Hopefully, Elder Scrolls Online will meet these two aspects of gaming with fantastical success and time will tell if it does.

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Mature Gaming

Upon release, the Elder Scrolls Online should be rated…

  • M – Mature (67%, 1,221 Votes)
  • T – Teen (23%, 426 Votes)
  • No Preference (6%, 115 Votes)
  • E – Everyone (3%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,816

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An overwhelming amount of you would prefer this game to have a Mature rating and I can see why. After all, past TES games have been rated Mature due to blood, mature content and other goodies that may be inappropriate for younger audiences. This being said though, we know ESO is going for a T for teen rating and what will this mean for the game? Well it means the developers will have to limit itself in some ways like less blood, less violent themes and possibly no drug use. No Skooma?! Haha, hold on there. Referencing drugs I believe is find but I don’t believe they can suggest that a character has been using it though so we’ll see what happens there. Even though I’d love to see a Mature rating, I can see why ZOS has decided to make their game a Teen-rated game as it is an MMO and needs to appeal to as many people as possible.

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-Kyle