Summerset is a little more of the same in The Elder Scrolls Online but Zenimax Online Studio has improved and stuck with what has worked to deliver a decent expansion to the wider world of Tamriel and helped it be one of the best MMORPGs on the market. It’s much brighter and more full of life than the original starting areas set in the beautiful isles of the High Elves.
The latest expansion adds a massive new map to explore, with an entire storyline full of characters, quests, dungeons and more enemies. It will take you about another 40 odd hours to complete and if you are already invested in the MMO you will enjoy it all. If you are new to TESO then Summerset won’t feel too odd to start and jump into as the developers have designed it to be welcoming to newcomers both casual and hardcore.
Unlike when I first played TESO the storyline is much more engaging with a lot of interesting plot twists that don’t stick to the usual cliches. You’ll see some familiar faces and some newer ones as you travel across a sun-kissed landscape. Going from each quest both the main and side were enjoyable.
The main storyline tended to be a lot more serious but the side missions had a range of value from being humorous while others set firmly back in dungeon crawling and big boss slaying to progress. There are still the usual kill or fetch quests but wrapped around an intriguing story does help to make them much more enjoyable than your traditional grind quest.