As I have mentioned in a previous article, I love the Elder Scrolls games. What I may not have mentioned is that I also love card games and board games. The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a collectible card game style video games featuring creatures and lore from the epic Elder Scrolls universe.
As with any of The Elder Scrolls games, you can choose a race for your avatar. Unlike Skyrim or Oblivion, this allows you to take advantage of certain race-related card effects. You can custom build your deck to focus on different attributes, and essentially customising your character. You’ll also see creatures, locations and characters from all over time and Tamriel. No fast-travel required.
You can make other changes along the way to influence gameplay, and keep the adventurous feel of the series. I badly want to make a Dark Brotherhood deck!
Judging by the video, gameplay is reminiscent of collectible card battle games such as Magic: the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! I immediately want to start collecting real cards and building my own deck, staring lovingly at each of the beautifully illustrated cards as I do so. Sadly there’s no real cards, yet. If they never do make it a real card game that’s okay, because the gameplay looks addicting and the graphics utterly gorgeous.
The game itself allows you to play quick games, or longer challenges depending on how much time in your day you can devote to it.
Sign up for the Beta while you can!