Benjamin Franklin once wrote: Nothing is certain except death and taxes. He’s right, but in our modern era of gaming, I’d like to add one more certainty to that list: that your favorite video game franchise will one day release an entry for mobile. Very rarely does a smartphone spin-off match the magic of the original series, but some do an admirable job of adapting the formula to the format. Some start good and keep getting better, others find solid footing before dragging down the experience because they aren’t profitable enough.
It’s too early to tell which path The Elder Scrolls: Blades will take, but at least the game has a good foundation to start from.