1. Shadanwolf May 15, 2014 9:05 pm 

    A great review.I would agree with much of the review.What score would I give the game right now.About a 6.5 out of 10.Is there another game today I would rather play ? No.I debated on continuing the game after my 30 days and said yes.However,I had better see a quantum step forward on a number of issues or it will be my past support dollars for some time to come.

  2. criticaltrogdor May 15, 2014 11:14 pm 

    5/10 for me as a whole. ESO’s strengths in my opinion are the graphics and atmosphere, the music, voice acting and sound effects, and the character appearance customization (including the crafted armors and items). ESO’s weaknesses are several. Some of them (but not all) are: lack of VOIP/ingame voice chat, limited hotbars and abilities while in combat, poor social and grouping UI and systems, completely wonky and broken phasing and instancing mechanic, and really poor looting system and loot tables. Again, that’s just some of the weaknesses, not all. Am I still playing it, yes, until my subscription ends. I can only hope that ZOS hears and applies the feedback by so many gamers that have played ESO, and make this game the game it should have been at launch. But, I won’t hold my breath.

  3. Pitlady (@boo_bitchcraft) May 16, 2014 3:37 am 

    That’s just sad, Josh! And I completely agree with you. For many times it struck me that ZOS is affected with megalomania. Everything about ESO is never-seen, amazing, as guy said in official forums once “it feels like they want reinvent the wheel”. Insted adding some new things (skill line feature is awesome) and checking out what others mmos did wrong so they can do better (Really, no chat bubbles?). No, it’s gotta be all new!!

    I’ve been following you guys since your first videos about ESO, I did share your excitement and disappointments about the game. I bought the game and even joined ShoddyCaste guild. I’m not having much of time now, I played until lvl 30, I’m inactive for most of time, but hell, I’m not even worried. I remember when I wanted to play WoW and didn’t have time for it, I almost crawled walls. I’ll play on vacation and the thing that doesn’t let me abandon this game for good is that I expect too see the needed changes soon.

  4. Daralyn May 16, 2014 11:17 am 

    it is very very sad – but I partially expected it. I don’t want to be troll but let’s be honest – this game raised expectations to such a heights that fall was much longer than with average game.

    you know, when I’ve seen first parts of your show and you used title melody for Morrowind, I was in a heaven. Morrowind had the biggest impact on me, from the whole serie and I hoped for experience like this. Sure I knew there will be provinces like Skyrim accesible, yet Morrowind before presented a world like we never seen, it was not medieval MMO but it was like different planet, and I hoped for same experience with parts of the world we never seen like Black Marsh or deserts with new graphics AND feel of tES

    I can’t say it failed on ll fronts, but it did on those fronts that mattered to be most

  5. Brian D (@briandivision) May 16, 2014 12:19 pm 

    The ONLY gripe I have with ESO is the negative feedback ESO is receiving on places. Youtube, reddit, everywhere.

    I fear we have descended into a generation of ratings. ‘what is cool’ and ‘what will get views’ or ‘how can I cause the most controversy’.

    Indeed; it is becoming truly difficult to get realistic reviews of a game.
    ..Which is why I love Shoddycast for it’s honesty 🙂
    Josh is such a great storyteller; and Kyle is really easy to empathize with and see his standpoint.

  6. Joshua Stockes May 16, 2014 6:53 pm 

    I heard your heart break at the end there, Josh. I feel your pain. 5/10….maybe. I think i will go back to skyrim until Zos gets its priorities in line.

  7. Laender May 17, 2014 2:44 pm 

    The problem is that there are not good reviewers around. In the intro the reviewer says that fanboys should not watch this video so I was expecting a solid review. Ther review is not bad overall, kinda better than other more biased reviews on the game I’ve seen with excessive hate. The thing is, this is the review of a fanboy, his voice almost trembling and he bases most of his ‘judgement’ on some weird ‘feels’ and surreal arguments about how an npc was not voiced by a voice actor that used to do it in past games he played? wtf lol. On the other hand, he also said he welcomed the fact that spamming is not rewarded, but I see him spamming aoe fire spells all the time during this video.
    This is a very biased review, from a person too stuck with older single player games of the series. Not saying his intentions are not honest, but I’m still stuck with having no idea if this game is good or bad since most reviews around are either swallow or more biased than this.
    I guess I have to wait for the game to become f2p to take a look myself, cause none of the reviews around have helped me any.
    I do love your lore series though, keep it up.

  8. Cryzeteur May 17, 2014 4:44 pm 

    Sadly I agree. In Cyrodil my experience is bugged and I can’t progress. No experience, neither regular nor alliance. Master Christopher said he would fix it but it has been weeks and the Master has not done anything. Customer support sucks. All they send me are notices that my ticket will be cancelled because they assume it has been fixed. I stopped playing because of this and will cancel my subscription when my payment runs out.

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