The Elder Scrolls Legends
Developer/publisher Bethesda Format Android, iPad, PC Release 2016
Announced at Bethesda’s debut E3 conference last year and in PC beta since April, Legends was the obvious pick for the Fallout Shelter role, but there would be no insta-release of the Bethesda card battler. Legends has already missed one release date – in 2015 – and its publisher will only say that it will launch before this year is out.
Perhaps Bethesda is struggling to make a game that wants to hitch a ride on the Hearthstone bandwagon without making it look like quite so brazen a clone. Structurally, thematically and visually imperceptible from its inspiration, save for the way it replaces Blizzard’s cartoony style with
The Elder Scrolls’ grimy fantasy, there’s a shocking lack of imagination on display here. The sole saving grace may be the singleplayer campaign, but like
Fallout Shelter this feels like a box-ticking exercise.