When comparing Elder Scrolls Online vs Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the Slant community recommends Elder Scrolls Online for most people. In the question“What are the best multiplayer games on Steam?” Elder Scrolls Online is ranked 13th while Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is ranked 40th. 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 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 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 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 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 You can choose from characters with different abilities
Rainbow Six Siege adds depth and complexity to the gameplay by introducing unique characters, or Operators, with different abilities. You can choose from 10 Operators on each side (total of 20) to find the ones that suit your preference, or to explore new, unfamiliar aspects of the gameplay. As an example, there is Sledge who uses hammer to break through walls, Flash who can blind the enemy with flash bombs, and Frost who can set up traps to neutralize enemies.
Pro Highly cooperative
Rainbow Six Siege is designed as a five-on-five stand-off with attackers and defenders. Teams that collaborate effectively get a big advantage over the enemy.
Pro There are tutorials for new players
Rainbow Six Siege offers 10 training missions that let new players get up to speed. The only thing that isn't covered is team gameplay, that can only be mastered during actual battles.
Pro Rival teams have unique objectives and strategies
Rainbow Six Siege makes players' experience truly unique and engaging by giving both teams different perspective, tools, and objectives. Defenders have to hold their ground against enemy who can burst through walls at any moment. They can fortify the base using barricades and barbed wire, reinforcing doors and windows. The Attackers have to strategize, find the weakest spot in opponent's defence.
Pro Realistic gameplay
The game has a realistic and interactive environment, where you can destroy objects around you and shoot enemies through walls, floor, and the ceiling, leaving smudges of blood all around. There are no soundtracks, only noises that characters make, like steps and rustling, that can be used to discover enemy.
Con Most of the content is locked until you reach a certain level
When you start playing, most of the game modes, characters, and gear are unavailable. To unlock them, you will have to invest tens of hours.
Con Lack of single-player content
If you prefer playing on your own or want to play a campaign, Rainbow Six Siege will not be much fun, because it relies heavily on team gameplay and doesn't have much single-player action.