What's your opinion on Morrowind?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by GloriousMasterRace, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. GloriousMasterRace

    GloriousMasterRace First time out of the vault

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    Nov 28, 2018
    The third chapter of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls. I now a lot of old Morrowind players complain about the streamlining of The Elder Scrolls which is similar to the this Fallout community's reaction to the new bethesda's streamlining of fallout.
     
  2. Ayelander

    Ayelander Big Man

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    Jun 30, 2018
    It's pretty hit or miss miss miss.
     
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  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I love it. Still one of my favourite games of all time. Yes, it has its issues, it's hella buggy and its mechanics and especially graphics did not age well, but the art design and basically everything about the game is top notch.
     
  4. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    It's the best game in the series IMO.

    However, I can't say the streamlining wasn't an unwelcome change.
    As much as I love Morrowind, I don't think I can stand to play another two games with those mechanics. I'm a fan of it. But I haven't got the time/energy/patience to go through more than one game like it.
     
  5. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Extremely overrated due to the amount of baffling design decisions IMO.

    Like first person real-time action RNG combat.

    Creating a dozen thousand characters only for none of them to stand out and just be wiki article dispensers.

    The screen screen. Where every single screen is in the same screen and you have to move them around to find the perfect order for all of them to fit without overlapping.

    The map itself. Take a normal game map, now open paint, now grab the entire thing and reduce its size to 20% its original size, now expand it back to its original size and there you have Morrowind's map.

    The setting is great and when you do get into it it is an enjoyable experience but the amount of fucking praise I've seen for the game is beyond me.
    I actually had more fun in TESO's Morrowind than I did in the actual Morrowind. :V
     
  6. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    All I know is the graphics at the time were absolutely mind blowing. I got it when it came out. The first town you’re put into was the highlight of the game for me. After that it quickly got stale and I never finished it. I really didn’t like the cliff racers and all the areas that didn’t have green flora. Weird ass thorns sticking out of deserts seemed stupid compared to forests and swamps.
     
  7. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    It's the closest thing to a decent game BGS has made to date.
     
  8. ironmask

    ironmask Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Mar 10, 2018
    I like morrowind, it has the best lore, setting, and art direction in the whole franchise. However what mr.fish said about morrowind is true. The game is overrated.
     
  9. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    One of my favorite games of all time.

    Love at first sight when I just entered Balmora, it started to rain and a guard in yellow armor was casually crossing a bridge toward me, looked at me for a sec and walked away. The setting and atmosphere in that game were beautiful.
     
  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

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    Jul 14, 2017
    I can't stand it, though even worse than with classic Fallouts. The RNG combat doesn't do any good (even Fallout 1/2 had animations for enemies showing them evading the attack), the magic system is bullshit because of non regenerative magicka and due to fact skills don't decrease the cost, the journal for tracking quest is really neat way to go and I wish more games would have system to just let you have people to guide you somewhere instead giving magical map marker that homes in for moving NPCs or forgotten ancient relics, and the game spawned thousands of furries thanks to Lusty Argonian Maid and the book about queen taking a cat penis into her (and complaining it was too spiky).

    I prefer Daggerfall over it, at least it has uncensored version of that book and more nudity.
     
  11. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Oct 26, 2016
    I thought they censored it in Morrowind's version because it was distributed in the region and, in the interest of keeping the gossip train to a minimum, they redacted a page about her fucking a cat they very much consider a slave.
     
  12. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Morrowind is one of my favorite games of all time even with its issues and all. Gameplay flaws and bugs aside, the lore, story, sense of progression and art design are probably the best in the whole series (granted that is not saying much).

    It is the only good game made by Bethesda in my opinion and it probably is the main cause for the huge amount of slack Bethesda fanboys give to Bethesda (so there's that).
     
  13. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Another Bethesda game that requires modders to make it work properly...there's a lot going for Morrowind, spell crafting was enjoyable, combat was crap, player progression was completely broken (100 in all abilities anyone!!)...the aesthetics and lore were strong, but the quests were impotent. Strangely its still an alluring game that draws me back in, with the right mods of course.

     
  14. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    its a bethesda game with all of your typical bethesda game problems but this time the twist is it actually has rpg elements and has an interesting setting and a good Main Quest. if you can put up with the following bethesda hallmarks

    • purgatory like atmosphere
    • bad dialogue
    • boring non-characters (amplified X10 due to copy/pasted wikipedia like dialogue)
    • awkward nonreactive combat
    then you'll find an experience with ridiculous amount of variety in almost every imaginable area.
     
  15. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Oct 26, 2016
    Imagine stumbling into Caius's house and being greeted by a half-naked, haggard skooma addict.



    Good times. There's a certain charm and nostalgia surrounding the Morrowind NPC faces - almost Max Payne like. I was surprised to see how backwards they went in Oblivion with potato-faces all over the place. Even Skyrim fails to capture it for me for some of the races.

     
  16. das-brut'el-dood

    das-brut'el-dood First time out of the vault

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    Feb 10, 2019
    *Cliffracer PTSD