When comparing Elder Scrolls Online vs Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition, the Slant community recommends Elder Scrolls Online for most people. In the question“What are the best Action games on Steam?” Elder Scrolls Online is ranked 13th while Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is ranked 53rd. The most important reason people chose Elder Scrolls Online is:
ESO's character system is based on skill lines; each class provides three. There are *dozens* of other skill lines, including all weapons and armor, which are open to all characters. Resource stats (Health, Stamina, Magicka) aren't tied to class either. This means any character can use any gear and be built to fill any role.
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Pro Unrestrictive class system
ESO's character system is based on skill lines; each class provides three. There are dozens of other skill lines, including all weapons and armor, which are open to all characters. Resource stats (Health, Stamina, Magicka) aren't tied to class either. This means any character can use any gear and be built to fill any role.
Pro Immersive first person play
While the game can be played in third person (which may work better in PvP), there is an option to play in first person view which keeps in tradition of the view found in other Elder Scroll titles. This gives this MMO the feeling of playing Skyrim or Oblivion, which should appeal to those who are fans or familiar. It is also a unique way to play an MMO, which could appeal to those tired of traditional third person view MMOs.
Pro High build variety keeps PvP interesting
Though "flavors of the month" will arise in any competitive game, ESO's versatile characters and MOBA-like limitation on simultaneous skill availability greatly reward creative builds and counter-building.
Pro Built on twenty years of game lore
Elder Scrolls games have always placed the world's unabashedly bizarre mythology in the forefront, and ESO is no exception. Between quest storylines, hundreds of in-game books, passing NPC dialog, and the landscape itself, ESO presents a world that feels bigger than the player and can be incredibly immersive.
Pro Limited skill bar encourages build variety
There are only six skill slots (five regular and one "ultimate") available at any one time. A character can swap between two equipped weapon sets, making at most 12 total skills available in combat. With well over 100 skills to choose from, finding two characters with exactly the same build is the exception, not the rule.
Pro Good single player TES game
With an MMO-ish progression. Also, has great voice acting.
Pro Excellent controller support
Not only is controller support provided, but a combination of elements of the games design (minimal UI, enforced focus on favorite/preferred actions, and a clear vision to design console support in early on) means play with a controller is a great, comfortable experience.
Pro High immersion as minimalist HUD brings focus to action and the world
Minimalist HUD-approach brings focus to action and the world for immersion rather than focus on hotkeys, cooldowns, and other immersion-breaking intrusions
Pro Enjoyable, impactful fighting mechanic
The combat in the game never gets old as there is always a new weapon to try out which makes for so many different ways to fight enemies depending on the weapon being used. This is basically a sandbox of killing zombies, there are so many combinations of doing so that one can be hard pressed to repeat themselves.
Pro Absurd, over-the-top, zombie-filled apocalypse experience
The story and action in Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is pretty over the top, a staple of the series at this point which should appeal to those looking for zany zombie killing fun.
Pro Co-op support
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition supports 2 player online co-op with a few DLC missions supporting up to 4 player online co-op. Sadly there is no local co-op to speak of.
Pro Extended gameplay through side-missions and collectibles
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition offers plenty of side missions so players can take breaks from the main story line as well as lots and lost of collectibles. Taking the time to collect or complete side missions makes for plenty of hours spent in game.
Pro Great variety in weapons
There is an almost never ending supply of weapons to use and customize. This plays into how enjoyable it is to fight the zombies as there are so many weapon combinations available.
Con Dull, grey aesthetic
Yet another in the long line of brown and grey video games. This aesthetic may be tiresome to those that are sensitive to this type of design choice.
Con 30fps cap
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition has a 30fps cap placed in the game by the devs (most likely being that this is a lazy port) that can be uncapped by editing an .ini file. Though once uncapped it is extremely difficult to get a stable 60fps, even on the most high end of systems.