The Elder Scrolls: Total War brings some much-needed spectacle to Tamriel’s scuffles

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Like any massive daft fantasy blockbuster, The Elder Scrolls wants conflict. Unfortunately, Bethesda’s open-world games have by no means been too nice on the complete mass battle factor. Even Skyrim’s nation-rending civil conflict by no means amounted to way more than a gathering of drunk LARPers waving sharp sticks at one another within the snow. The Elder Scrolls: Total War – a whole overhaul to Medieval 2: Total War – launched this week, bringing some correct bombast to battlefields throughout Tamriel.

The ultimate replace for the bold mod launched on November 11th 2019, eight whole years after Skyrim roared onto the scene. By the Nine, that’s me turned to mud.

It’s in all probability simply ‘cos Medieval II: Total War is getting on a bit these days, but I’m loving the chunky 3D look to those armies of offended Norsemen and wry reptilians. It has the texture of a long-forgotten spin-off, pushed out someday between Morrowind and Oblivion.

The Elder Scrolls is a reasonably easy fantasy world. With few exceptions, the sequence has all the time been fairly bland – a predictable mixture of elves and males, swords and sorcery, plentiful dungeons and the occasional dragon. Even so, modding maestro Dominic felt The Elder Scrolls: Total War shined brightest when it managed to attract out the weirdest, wildest aspect of the fiction when he took a look back in August.

Why re-enact a boring outdated Nord vs. Imperial conflict when you may toss Dagoth Ur’s cloth-clad cultists into the fray with a military of monsters and mutants, anyway?

The Elder Scrolls: Total War’s launch contains 18 playable factions and the breadth of Tamriel to beat. The mod additionally contains 4 extra vile villains to choose up outdoors the marketing campaign, from demon legions to small bands of rebels. Unfortunately, the “Hordes of Oblivion” aren’t too eager on world politicking.

To play TES:TW, obtain the mod from its house over on Mod DB. You’ll want a duplicate of Medieval 2: Total War (natch), and the game’s readme features a few recommendations for coping with pesky crashes.


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