TESO Gameplay Leaked Video
- Updated: 15th Apr, 2013
[EDIT: Ugh, video was taken down by a copyright claim. Sorry.]
Gameplay footage from Bethesda’s upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online has been leaked onto YouTube. In the video, the nefarious NDA violater goes through the facial cutomisation options for a male human Breton sorcerer – check out 0:40 where getting older means that your neck turns into wrinkled tissue paper.
Starting in Port Hundling he (let’s use “he” since it’s a male avatar) fights with a staff that shoots out some pretty cool fireballs, and we can see the detection icon that will be familiar to most Elder Scroll fans from Skyrim.
The menu interface looks much better than that of Skyrim’s (and Oblivion’s) PC version, and a rather less interesting section where he looks through all the interface and camera options. Skip ahead and you can watch him buy food from a typically-vacant shopkeeper at 5:04, browse the Daggerfall maps at 6:12.
At 7:49 there’s a fierce battle with a mudcrab. Who will win, the menacing crab or the neophyte wizard? Oh, the tension! You’ll also see him flip briefly between third-person and first-person mode.
From 9:03 you can see the skill names, a skills bar of 7 hotkeys and brief glimpse of the PvE and PvP achievement menus. Later at 10:40 is a quest just lying around on an island – literally. Obviously the menus and text are going to be quite rough at this stage, so I wouldn’t fault any presentation there.
The trappings of an Elder Scrolls world are all present. There are environmental narrative touches – bodies lying around, abandoned campfires.At 17:45 you’ll see Mr Worst YouTube enter a ruin and discover one of the books that are the staple of the series. It feels rather empty but could be promising.
Are you disappointed or excited by this video? Damn that YouTube copyright policy.