The Elder Scrolls is a title that corresponds to a world of expectations. However, we are not talking about the sixth chapter following Skyrim that we all look forward to, but of its spin off called The Elder Scrolls: Legends.
I was recently invited to the beta and I have to say that the game promises really well. As far as card games are concerned with magic from magic to get to hearthstone (and all those with a very solid base fan), it is to be said that this title can, quite rightly, carve out its right slice of market .
Legends is a game of cards that will have as protagonists characters and places coming from the setting of various elder scrolls and will have three classic play modes: Campaign, Arena and Battle. Matches will take place in a style that everyone is familiar with, eliminating the opponent by resetting the magic points and increasing mana in turn to play cards (hearthstone). The creatures and the powers of the cards for those who are already familiar with this kind of games will not have any added additions to your baggage experience, yet something new and interesting in the combat system is there. I am talking to you about the division of the game table that will be both horizontal and vertical, practically we will no longer have the classic face to face at all but a sort of Cartesian plane with fights both to the right and to the left of the player and well distinct from each other. In fact, the creatures you play on your right, in the vast majority of cases, will not be able to attack those opponents on your left and vice versa. It seems to be a shame, but in reality it forces us to implement strategies that are quite different from what we were accustomed to today.
Also I found a certain diversity in the construction of the decks. In fact, before reaching the selection of the cards, we will be induced to choose two attributes among five possible: Strength, Resistance, Agility, Intelligence and Will. The combination of your choices will determine the class of your deck and, consequently, the cards best suited to your style of play. Another important aspect, as you level up with your character the cards in your possession can evolve and become enhanced versions of the same card, for example, a recruited card can turn into a soldier card with improved powers and abilities and so on.
Then speaking of the Arena mode, it seems to be far more meritocratic than the hearthstone for now, but we will see if it will continue in this direction, as it is still unclear what the business model of this product is.
However if you are a fan of The Elder Scrolls, the surrounding environment and the LORE (LORE, LA LORE xD) then you should really try it out, especially for the narrative aspects of the story mode that are really tricky. If you only want to play a card game, this title may be appropriate if you intend to experience mechanics other than the usual commercial titles.