The Elder Scrolls Legends: Return to Clockwork City Impressions
The Elder Scrolls Legends is coming out with more content in its latest release, Return to Clockwork City. Previously there was the story expansion for the Fall of the Dark Brotherhood which gave us new card types and a new story to explore, then there was the Heroes of Skyrim expansion which released new card types into the game and added more strategy to the game with shouts and dragons. With Return to Clockwork City, Bethesda once again gives us a new single player story to explore as well as new card types. This is our impression The Elder Scrolls Legends: Return to Clockwork City.
The story element of TES Legends expansions continues to impress me and separate it from other card games on the market. You start off with branching paths to get to the end goal of an arc. I could have decided to go after a group of adventurers for information, but instead went with to the Thieves Guild for information. I could continue on this path to go towards the next arc of the Act or I could go back and do the other bits of the story to reap the rewards. The rewards being 3 copies of a new card. In total the expansion boasts three Acts with 35 story missions to play through with a harder difficulty to master once completed.
Return to Clockwork City introduces two new mechanics. Assemble and Treasure Hunt. When a player uses a creature with Assemble they can choose one of two bonuses, that bonus will go the that creature as well as every Factotum in the player's hand and deck. With Treasure Hunt, creatures will watch each card the player draws to see if it's the treasure they're looking for, once found it activates bonuses for that card. Also introduced with this expansion is Fabricants.
These are new creatures of flesh and metal that reward players for playing with neutral cards like the Dwemer constructs. There are five Fabricants in total (one for each attribute).
Overall this new addition to TES Legends feels solid so far and quite fun. The new card additions add more strategy and a bit of chaos to the mix. It'll be interesting to see how Fabricants play out over time. If you liked the previous story expansion, definitely give this a try. Return to Clockwork City launches November 30th on PC, IOS and Android. All three acts with an alternate Laaneth card art are available for $19.99. Individual acts are available for $7.99 or 1,000 gold each.