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The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

36

Top Critic Average

11%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 14, 2020

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genres: Adventure, RPG

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. FEATURES - Quest - Experience stunning dungeon adventures. - Create - Create and customise your city, restoring it to greatness. - Conquer - Conquer your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles. - Create - Create any character you want and discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities. - Master - Master the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Reviews

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Hobby Consolas

David Martínez
60 / 100
Hobby Consolas

Blades is a free to play dungeon crawler set in the Elder Scrolls universe, with some interesting ideas, but repetitive, even boring, levels and poor combat mechanics.

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I don't hate The Elder Scrolls: Blades, at least conceptually. Bethesda's lightweight F2P Elder Scrolls game has all the hallmarks of the franchise but delivers them all in such a hollow way that it loses everything that makes the franchise beloved. You might find some enjoyment in the game, as I have done, but you will inevitably become weary of the dungeons, frustrated with the timers, and on Nintendo Switch, you will find the performance to be at times unbearable. Fans of The Elder Scrolls deserve better than this, but it's all they will get until The Elder Scrolls VI launches years from now.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a bland and repetitive grind, a free-to-play mobile game all dressed up like a proper Elder Scrolls title but lacking in any of the adventure, exploration, wit or charm of a mainline entry in the franchise.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades uses its nature as a mobile-first title as a thin excuse for being a boring, mundane, monotonous experience. It may be free, so there's no point asking if this is worth your money- but is it worth your time? Absolutely not.

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