When comparing Elder Scrolls Online vs Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Slant community recommends Dragon Age: Inquisition for most people. In the question“What are the best RPGs on PS4 that play in third person view?” Dragon Age: Inquisition is ranked 4th while Elder Scrolls Online is ranked 5th.
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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 Lots of Interesting characters and lore
Pro Large amount of content
The game offers a very long main story, with even more side quests and hidden areas that can take hundreds of hours to complete. For those looking for something to eat up a large amount of time, Dragon Age Inquisition is a good choice.
Con Overwhelming amount to do at start of game
Con Slow combat animations
The combat animations can often be really slow causing issue when an attack is too slow to animate that another attack will have been ordered as the player was second guessing if the first one was going to happen. This means the player will now need to wait for two animations to play out, which can be troublesome if they were made in the wrong direction or the enemy moved. This leaves the player open to attacks a lot of the time, even though it is not the intent of the player.