By Sam Coles:
It’s been three years since the original release of The Elder Scrolls Online on PC it had a bit of a rocky start and then it was released on the Xbox One and PS4 which improved a lot things such as forgoing the monthly subscription model. A couple of years later and we get its first major expansion which lets us return to a fan favourite region in The Elder Scrolls universe and that place is Morrowind. This expansion is worthy of your time brimming with content as it adds 30 extra hours to your Elder Scrolls Online experience.
The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind takes place 700 years before the Elder Scrolls III where the region of Vvardenfell is a thriving community where the gods are watching over the Dark Elves and Tribunal. You as an outsider have journeyed to the region to help out a God named Vivec who is in trouble as someone is draining his power with an ancient magical staff, so it’s up to you find the individual who is inflicting harm on Vivec. There is an unusually deep story for a massive multiplayer role playing game because usually they give you a basic set up and tell you get on with it, but this is The Elder Scrolls a world with deep and intriguing lore.
What does this expansion offer in terms of content well it offers you a new region to explore called Vvardenfell which is in the province of Morrowind and they have recreated it beautifully from The Elder Scrolls III, it’s nice to see in current generation graphics. You get access to new game modes, quests and a brand new class in the form of The Warden if you choose to roll a new character.
Let’s start with the new class The Warden what is skills and abilities does he have? First which is my favourite he can summon animal companions to fight by his side during battles and this can be very handy if you’re up against a group of enemies when you start to get overwhelmed. He also has the ability to spawn a swam of flies and takedown his opponents in a biblical manner, so if you can’t tell he is mostly wildlife based when it comes to his attacks which makes sense for the Morrowind region as the wildlife outnumbers the civilised society.
The presentation is great they have recreated the region of Vvardenfell in current generation graphics with the dark and misty swamps with toadstools taking the place of grass to the ancient Elven cities made of sandstone. I did have pop in issues at launch but that was due to the busy nature of the servers with waves of people flooding in as well as having frame rate drops due to the same issues.
The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind is a fantastic expansion offering a new and beautiful land to explore coupled with 30 hours of extra gameplay for you to sink your teeth into, if you’re a fan of the Elder Scrolls you’ll love the return of Morrowind.