By CA Native, U.S. Patriot
Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to the next update...
I’ve been waiting so long for this game to come out and when it came out it wasn’t compatible. Now I love Skyrim I’m general but I would love to have a similar game on mobile. Now that it’s out I can’t play it. Over the maybe 6+ months I’ve been waiting
Fun but bugggyyyyy 3/5
Fun but oh my gooodddd it is buggy. You can’t finish al it if quests because the game crashes or freezes, can’t go past waste 150 in abyss and opening silver chests should be 5 minutes
Pretty good game 4/5
Great RPG, little buggy tho.
Awesome game 5/5
By Croquette the writer
The best game ever!!!!
Destroyed by microtransactions 1/5
Looks beautiful, but ruined by micro transactions that make the game unplayable and no fun at all.
My Prior Negative Review Was Deleted For Some Reason. Goes with the Game 1/5
Maybe that is how this game went from a 3.0 overall rating to 4.5 overnight. Instant poll numbers by deleting the bad ones.
Guys, I’m level 51 and have beaten all the quests. I have over 1.3 million gp and am waiting on 16 gold and 13 silver chests to open. So stuff it by saying I’m just some bad player or a complainer.
TIP: If you open the app and you are back to the beginning you need to make sure you had a Bethesda account. I had to delete the app then reload it waiting to get past all the beginning stuff where it asked me to either log in or create an account. I logged in and voila my character and levels were back. Also, If you are having trouble with trolls, liches and wisps, just get up to past level 20 and they’ll start dying pretty quick. Make sure on trolls you use the Absorb spell a lot. Same for liches.
The artwork is pretty. It is always the same but it is pretty.
If you want to get to level 50 you need to PAY some money. Don’t bother getting nickeled and dimed at $9.99 a shot. Just do the big ones and get it over with. That will allow you to buy the building packages and get everything up. Don’t expect too much from the Elder Chests — I have maybe two items from about ten I’ve earned that I could actually use. Legendary chests sometimes come out but more often than not are disappointing. They tend to have items just below what I already have.
But note that after you spend 600,000 gp on the workshop all you really get is trees. Really. Going from level 9 to 10 added only a couple of small decorations and nothing else. The enchanter is topped out by level 9 so don’t spend the 469,000 gp to go to level 10. Once you enchant an items that’s it. You can’t upgrade. So if you are well stocked the only thing this guy does is help buy stuff once the smithy and alchemist run out of money. Likewise for the workshop. At level 10 the vendors do get up to 20,000 gp plus of cash. Unless you like trees. Very expensive trees.
The best thing is the smithy — get to level 10. Just do it. Next the potions lady. The biggest reason is so you can sell your good stuff for a sort of decent price. Note that any item you get worth over 25,000 gp you can’t sell for that price. The vendors (who you paid for and still keep raising prices on you) don’t have that much money. The potions and ingredients get crazy expensive. You will most likely get enough from chests you don’t need to buy anymore.
So if I spent 1,000,000 plus on the smithy why don’t I get a cut of his business? Makes sense. After Level 10 on the town why are some of the citizens still rude to me. I should be the lord and baron of the place instead of some journeyman “town champion.” Of course, the townspeople only speak two to three sentences after the quests are done. Like Stepford Wives or something.
And so many even common items you need to enchant or make potions just disappear. They cease to be available and you either pay big gems (PAY TO PLAY) or just wait in hopes a gold chest gives you something.
And after a multi-gigabyte download why is this game so small. It’s bigger than the early Elder Scrolls games which had a huge world. The game play is about 3 castles and maybe 2 dungeons and 1 or two outdoor scenarious.
The arena is a repetition of the exact same characters with strange story lines you will never know the meaning of. No I didn’t kill her lover. I don’t care about your international incident. I get the last laugh from defeating you constantly. Yes you have disgraced your clan when I take you down in 5 hits. And yes, there is something mysterious about me player; I’m higher up than you. Walk around the dungeon after you win. Some exits have a glitch that sends you into a weird area.
Now at level 51 there are no more benefits for gaining levels. None at all. Not even more magica or stamina. Nothing. So I guess I’m done after all these months of repeating jobs to get to the next level. Oh well.
If you don’t want to pay money don’t play this game. Very simple. If you pay the money be prepared for mindless repetition in hopes that the future gets better (like PvP against people at level 100 or something by the time they set it up. Sounds like joy). It also does not sound like the world will open up. Don’t be surprised if one morning this game is simply gone and shut down. Bethesda is making money now but once all the serious gamers have gotten to level 50 plus that will end and so will this game.
Absolutely Boring 1/5
My thoughts on the post E3 Patch.
It’s still the same experience, but now with jewelry. 🙄
The best addition they added was the voices for all the NPCs. Personally, I think that should’ve been in the game since beta, but it’s definitely a welcome addition. It definitely makes your town feel more alive.
Quests are still uninteresting and feel more like a chore than an adventure. Although it IS nice that they finally added in secrets to them.
The fact that they STILL haven’t provided an easy way to swap out weapons is unforgivable if you ask me.
This game also has no hook.
Other mobile games I play will hold timed events where, if you complete the challenge in time, you’ll receive a unique item. These could be daily, weekly or even monthly events. The sense of urgency will make players WANT to play so that they can get that unique item. Make these unique items rotate in on a set schedule. That way new players also have a chance to eventually grab it too.
Something like this would TOTALLY make Blades infinitely more enjoyable.
That being said, Solo Arena is VERY underwhelming. I was hoping that it would at least feel different from the jobs, but it's essentially just a job where you kill one person. They should've made it possible to win unique items from fighting increasingly difficult arena fights. That would make it both interesting AND different from the job system. Or maybe if they even had a solo arena board that showed how you ranked against the toughest opponents in the game. That would at least give you something to STRIVE for.
These are the things that keep me uninterested. There's nothing that keeps me wanting to make my character stronger. Hell, arcade games in the 80s had high scores, and THAT kept people playing simply to beat their old score.
Blades NEEDS something like this!
Money Trap!! 3/5
The graphics are great, storyline is great. but the missions jump from 1 star difficulty to 5 star and the only way you can survive the missions, is to use gems THAT YOU HAVE TO BUY. the game had a great start, but you literally have to pay to get through the storyline. this game is a money vacuum, it’s ridiculous and i hope everyone playing realizes that. I’ve been an Elder Scrolls fan since I was little, and this game is a major slap to the face. At least let people change the difficulty setting. I’d rather pay for a game upfront than be pestered with micro transactions
Lots of fun, and addicting 5/5
Been having a great time with this. Need to spend at least $5 to get the game moving, but haven’t needed to buy more then $10 to get countless hours of enjoyment out of it. Recommend.
Great game for all ages 4/5
Love the game. The levels continue to get harder and harder. I made it to level 52 and I’m disappointed that you don’t receive any skill points any more and also the gifts for working to this point are less the ok , for struggling to get to this point and have to pay gems to get your reward. At least people if they can make it to this point receive something really like a legendary not and elder chest for over 500 gems
Day 2 gameplay July 16,2019 4/5
Blades is a fun action game we’re you can kill people and monsters
The game It seems like role play
They give you maps to play on
And they do give you the same place a few times depending on what missions u pick
U can have places built
It’s first person
Can somewhat loot
Can find secrets
Can explore amp the given maps
This is my 2nd day playing
About 3 to 4 hours time playing
Game designers or upgraders or updaters
there is a few things I feel you can add or fix. When talking to NPCs, when they speak their mouths don’t move. I don’t know if they supposed to or not, but I think I would be cool if they could. (NPC talks and mouth moves with his/her hand towels words.
For me the game crashes sometimes when you open t your inventory right after I get into a mission.
It all said and done this is a fun game, addicting too. And so far just some somewhat small things to fix. I love you game so far, keep up the good work!👍
Epic looking game 5/5
So I’m having a problem with all the quests every time I try to start any quest my game crashes this bug doesn’t effect abyss mode. Also I’ve been playing the game for months to know it hasn’t done this before. It’s a really fun game and I would get back to playing it if it was fixed. Thank you for you time
Fine game, but too many crushes 1/5
I played this game and my level is 54, i’m having too many crushes these days. My phone model is iphone 8plus 256gb, i don’t think my phone is too lame for this game
Impressed but wish I hadn’t spent the money 3/5
As far as the graphics and mechanics go, I’m seriously impressed, everything is beautiful and detailed just as they showed it. Problem for me is that this game is still basically a pay to play when I already spent I think $12 to pre order it. I was expecting a less time restricting game as well without the need for recharging energy and wait times on chests. Honestly I could go on further about what I found wrong but to be fair I would pay for this game just not as much as I had.
Incredible and addicting 5/5
As a fan of PC games Skyrim and Dragon age origins, I love this game. It’s addicting and fun. Couple small tweaks
- I like to listen to audible books while i play games, this in not possible currently, even with the sound turned off in the game
- you cannot find petty souls gems anywhere above a certain level
- many of the quests are too dark- you cannot play the game out in the sunlight
It’s amazing 😉 5/5
Best game on iPhone 📱 we polished and easy to play !
Disappointing game for Elder Scrolls fan 3/5
I’ve played Elder Scrolls all my life. I can kick butt in both PvE and PvP on ESO. I played Skyrim to excess. This game is hard. I paid $100 in $20 increments to advance - I needed materials to level the town so I could temper the gear. Now I’ve run out of doable quests at level 25 or so. I try to beat the 5 star quests I have left, or at least advance farther in Abyss, but everything is difficult. I’m not spending more money.
Amazing ! 5/5
Everything you could ask for in a mobile Elder Scrolls and more!
Almost perfect 5/5
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was easily my favorite games on PC. This game plays and feels so much like that. Amazing graphics. Nostalgic gameplay of classic Elder Scroll games. It’s still early access so bugs are expected.
1. It keeps asking to name my town everytime my town levels up but on entering some name, it will just hang and keep waiting.
2. Sometimes touch to look around doesn’t respond when you are at the town entrance.
3. Once I had to quit the game right before completion. On restart, it kept crashing every time the gameplay resumed and I initiated conversation with key character in that quest.
4. Sometimes game just crashes.
The plain attack can feel very laggy in its response and can get annoying. It’s probably the timing aspect based on long touch. May be it needs some reimagnation! Why not just leave the timing to the players and let the attack happen instantly?
Progress can get slower after the first few levels if you are not a spender. It can also get a bit monotonous if you can’t progress in the main quest. But the game charm makes up for it.
Looking forward to improvements. Wonderful game. Well done Bethesda.
Unable to log in 1/5
The game was fun while I could play it but now I am unable to get past the loading screen.
So far, I’ve really enjoyed it. Graphics are great, character creation has plenty of options, races, and skills.
Not available for iPod 1/5
I am a huge elder scrolls fan yet I only have an IPod Touch and was devastated to find out I can’t play it because Blades doesn’t work on IPod Bethesda should fix this you would get a ton more downloads
Very Good 5/5
Very fun and interactive. Please keep it Single player!!
New update crashes - No support 1/5
Has anyone been able to play this game in the last 24 hours? 6/13/19
Just downloaded the newest update this morning. Have not played yet because the game crashes before the main menu. Tried restarting and reinstalling to no avail.
I tried submitting several tickets to the help website, but my tickets do not show up for tracking.
6/21- Patch was ineffective. Still can’t get passed the splash screen to the menu. Losing faith and interest in this game.
6/23- Still unable to get the game to load to the main menu, but I get notifications about all the fun stuff this game is offering players. Too bad I don’t get to enjoy.
Bethesda! Where is my support?!?!?!?!
6/24- Another failed patch. Please try again.
6/29- One piece of feedback from support was a work around and not a resolution. Will I ever get to actually play this game again?
7/3- Still no solid resolution to the issue for me. Approaching a month without a fix that allows me to play the game. Good luck getting me to p2p...
7/6- This game was fun when I could play it. Approaching a month without playing the game...
7/15- Continuing this review until I get to play this game without an inconvenient ‘work-around.’ This company’s first attempt at a mobile port needs better, more responsive support.
Great game but 5/5
I wish there was more cometary and a way turn keep it in portrait mode I don’t like it switching when I move my phone the slightest
Awesome game 5/5
It’s really good
Best Mobile Game On The Store, No Questions Asked 5/5
There are a lot of people that spread so much negativity towards this game yet I don’t see how they could feel so strongly over a game that is clearly ahead of its time for mobile phones. The lighting effects and live combat are so responsive and once you have a hang of the controls, it really is addicting to play. Waiting on chests to open is never a problem as long as you time it around your daily schedule. The boss fights are fun and intense. The progression system is deep and customizable. I would love to see how Arena will play when you are fighting against other people!
A True Gem 5/5
By Luke R Barton
Remember Infinity Blade? This game blows it outta the water 5/5
Should be #1 in Adventure 5/5
By Dark Naz
Bethesda has managed to create an amazing mobile platform game. Stuck at work listening to people drone on about their lives when you really wish you could be at home playing Skyrim or ESO? Never fear, Bethesda has provided us with the perfect way to scratch our sweetroll itch away from the comfort of home.
Whether it’s the beautiful dungeons, the town building, or the Easter eggs that keep you coming back... I can promise if you love the Elder Scrolls, you’ll enjoy this game.
After all, who wouldn’t want a chance to meet Theodor Gorlash. 😂
Fun game, but can’t load anymore 1/5
I’d give this game a 5 star rating, if I could play it anymore. I’ve had the game for about a month. It’s well developed and the improvements being made just kept making it better. However, for the last 2 weeks I can not load the game. The game hangs on the loading screen and never progresses. If I turn off Game Center the game will load fine, but it starts me over as a new character. As soon as I log back into Game Center, the game freezes again and will not load.
1 Star for now since I can’t play it at all. But 5 star once this problem is fixed.
Mobile Games 5/5
Looks promising. But so many micro transactions. It’s crazy. But hey if you love ESO. This is a great game to play when you only have one hand.
Concerns about class reset 5/5
It’s a AWSOME game but after the lich king battle I noticed the npc no longer lets you change race is that a glitch in the game can y’all fix it please I want to see how my character works with a different class also would it hurt to have a few less interruptible spells and abilities
Sometimes whenever I get in a fight with a wolf or something, I get glitched really close to the wolf and cant hit them and have to restart the mission. But overall the game is good.
Download it now 5/5
I’m addicted it’s a good game so good a review doesn’t matter. Just play it!
Just lost all progress 2/5
Got to level 19 with a very decent town development and all of a sudden I get a message that there is a communication error and to reload then I’m back to square one? Literally back at the new character creation
Too many flipping times. The game is running smoothly until I get to a fight. As soon as I’m engaged, without even being hit, everything slows for MY character only. Really irritating glitch.
Also, I would have liked more character options. I’m a rogue type player, I live or die by my sneak attack. Or the bow... even as a warrior I should *at least* be able to have a bow.
One-star difficulty quests are almost impossible to complete. How am I supposed to progress through the game if I can’t defeat a bear?
3.5/5 Stellar for mobile, still grindy/repetitive 4/5
Pros: For a mobile free-to-play, this game is remarkable. Graphically it’s nearly identical to PC/console Elder Scroll titles, and unlike playing Skyrim on PC, this game never crashed once on my device. There’s a great “decorate your city” aspect that’s cool as well. Gameplay and character creation are also nearly identical, with a few understandable simplifications made, I imagine, to accommodate a mobile device. We’ve lost the lock-picking dynamic, but the way chest rewards are delivered is fair, and works great for more casual gameplay. If you love the Elder Scrolls franchise, you’ll probably love this too.
Cons: My biggest complaint is that the missions are even more of a grind than the already pretty grindy nature of Elder Scrolls in general. To this end, after a week of play I just got bored. I’ve actually already deleted it to clear space for other games, as it takes up between 1-2gb on my already crowded device (nearly the highest space reqs of any game I have). It’s not a sandbox-style game, so all of the outstanding exploration that buttresses the repetitive dungeon crawling in the PC/console games is lost. Also, the story is interesting, but moved way to slow to make the grind worth it w/o a world to explore.
Other minor complaints are that there’s pretty much zero sneak or snipe elements that I could discern, so if you’re more of an assassin-type player you might want to give this a pass. All the combat is almost strictly one-on-one, which wasn’t bad, just less challenging. Finally, the potion-crafting is seriously dumbed down, and fairly limited in terms of adding a fun extra element to gameplay. Also no cool little books to read or other role playing elements that shouldn’t have been hard to include.
Conclusion: Overall I’m in wonder they were able to graphically recreate the franchise on a mobile platform with such brilliance and clarity, and that it’s free-to-play no less. That alone could make it a 5-star. Unfortunately, lacking the exploration of the PC/console games, as well as it’s own slow story pacing, leaves what feels like little more than a grind of endless enemies. Worth a try for sure, but don’t be surprised if it loses it’s shine quickly.
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I have never written a review for an app but this one has me writing right now! As soon as you start the game has you hooked with a new way to play an Elder Scrolls game on a platform I never thought was possible. From building a town to fighting in a dungeon every second is fun. My only concerns are the difficulty of the game, I understand that a challenge is good but at some points I feel like I’m not suppose to be in an area and I can’t tell that from the mission start, because on the missions they are ranked from 💀 meaning it’s easy crap to 💀💀💀💀💀 which is end of game level difficulty. Right? Wrong every mission has the five skull rate so I feel like I don’t know which one is on par for my level and gear or if I should save it for end game. I wish they would use the skulls to rank them more clearly or at least put more food items in levels so I can heal when I run out of potions. If you guys see this please help a homie out!!😕
One of the best 5/5
I am already loving this game so much thought put into it.
Scam and fraud 1/5
What is being described as a "lag" is, in fact, an intentional programming freeze of player functions. This isn't "stun", it's ocurring even when not in combat. The control of your character ceases while all other activity, including enemy attacks and even background setting such as leaves falling, continues. "lag" involves ALL activity freezing, causing a stutter effect.
The end purpose is to force players to purchase addons such as gems to continue to play. One can also see from reviews and posts on Bethesda's forums that this "lag" occurs with batches of players at different times so as to claim it is not intentional when clearly it is.
Several tech industry legal experts are now investigating and are seeing this fake "lag" as a tool to force some players to make unnecessary and over inflated costly purchases just to play. Bethesda has fallen into the mobile game pay to play trap and the developers and publisher are taking advantage through unethical and very likely illegal programming methods.
Players who cheat or abuse the system are punished and banned by game companies for their unethical acts. It's time developers and publishers were held to high standards, as well as the law, as well.
Maybe the US and other countries should adopt the same system as some European countries and ban games that use the in game purchase systems. Maybe then we'll find more ethical developers and less "lag" filled games.
Fun, but pay to play is everywhere 3/5
Movement control is surprisingly good. Gameplay and combat are as basic as it gets but still holds your attention. But man, the amount of times the game pressures you to fork over cash ($99 for a bunch of in-game gems? Huh??) is irritating.
Best mobile game 😎👍 5/5
I finish the game, my thoughts to the game is that the story was fantastic, everything about it was really cool. I just wish I could get into more thrilling quests and adventures. Thanks so much.
The problem I see 3/5
I love the game, it’s my favorite game even after a few days, my problem is this:
The chest capacity in relation to how often you can open them.
Having chests that take an hour or more to open without using gems is a little frustrating, because trying to get gems through quests causes you to acquire more chests thus you quickly reach a point where you can no longer acquire anymore chests and if you want to upgrade your capacity to have more chests, you have to buy gems.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a brilliant way to get people to spend money, and I have no problem with people making money, but there needs to be a happy medium.
Crash...into me. 1/5
By F.Q. Dolce
Haven’t had the chance to play this yet since it crashes immediately upon opening. It’s been a good month or so, and I attempt almost daily. Even delete and reinstall it every now and again just in case...nothin’.
My favorite phone game :) 5/5
This game is awesome, and I play it everyday. The graphics are beautiful and there is a plot that is fun to follow. This is my favorite phone game hands down. Thanks Bethesda!