Review: Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (PlayStation 4)

The Dark Heart of Skyrim beats from the depths in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. Explore the snow-swept region of Western Skyrim and face an ancient vampiric army that once plagued Tamriel, bent on devouring souls to fuel their rebirth, as part of a year-long gothic adventure.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • Download size.
  • A new set of trophies.
  • Opens up as it does in the Skyrim game but with a bit of a remix to it all.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • MMO gameplay.
  • New enemies and wildlife to kill you.
  • Giants and Frost giants are a huge mini-boss style instance in many cases.
  • The main storyline is one involving murder, snow, and vampires. Obviously there is more but it boils down to this.
  • Free prologue mission. (optional free purchase from the store)
  • Snow weather along with a day/night cycle.
  • It’s just great to be back in the region!
  • The last hour of the story is riveting, and the final showdown is well done.
  • Amazing vistas and locales.
  • Antiquities system-new treasure map styled hunts fill with puzzles and logic.
  • New cosmetics-pets/mementos/costumes/hats/adornments/titles/skins/dyes/new motifs and new furnishings.
  • Loads of lore books to find.
  • Can use your old character or start a new one,
  • Kynes Aegis-new 12 player group event. It plays out like a raid complete with bosses and puzzles.

Cons:

  • Still hard to read the cluttered compass for guidance on navigation.
  • The earlier quests are full of boring fetch quests.
  • Once you finish the main quest line it just stops, here’s a few rewards then off you pop.
  • Lore can be hard to find.
  • Starting and staying on the main Greymoor quest line can get tricky as it has some obscure quest descriptions and doesn’t make it clear.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.4/10

Summary

Skyrim is a game world I have spent many many hours in on multiple consoles and even in VR, whilst I still couldn’t quit my job and become a full-time Skyrim tour guide I do now what I like and what the has for me. Seeing how they added East Skyrim into an MMO setting is fascinating, it’s still just as luscious and colorful as the original. The story is really predictable and full of fetch quests but it grabbed me and I was so satisfied with it by the end, I got to see a lot of the Skyrim underworld during the story (which I mainlined and ignored side quests) that once I wrapped the story I still had like 60 percent of the world to explore, we get all new armor/delves and enemy types that I never felt bored. It is just such a rich world that it is so nice to explore. Whilst I may not have done side missions initially I would go off the beaten track at times to see a stunning vista or fight a wooly mammoth or giant. If you live snow you are catered for, if you love seeing Skyrim then you are in luck. It’s true I have not played much ESO prior to this (only done the main quest around launch), I could not stop playing and now I’m determined to go through all the other DLC but it’s no Skyrim and the bar has been raised. In short, this is a must-buy for both Skyrim and or ESO fans, fantastically cool. Now I just need to find a clan and an active group to take on this new 12 man raid like experience, this game just keeps going and going and I love it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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