Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind


okay, Morrowind. nothing much to talk about here, since i guess EVERYBODY has played it. and if you haven't, you should, it's really good, once you get into it. it was released in 2002, so nowadays one can grab it for a few bucks from steam or whatever. hell, it even comes attached to gaming-magazines, like, for free, you know.
it's is an awesome rpg, a lot of stuff to do, a lot of places to visit. go fetch it.


Story, Gameplay, Graphics

the game begins with you waking up on a ship. you don't get to know very much about your life before the game started, but who cares. the first few minutes of the game are the character-creation, you're getting questions asked, like to which race do you belong, under which sign you were born, what your professions are, and so on. nicely done.
you can be whatever you like to be, archer, swordsman, magician, the whole typical fantasy-stuff up and down, but the more often or the longer you play the game you will see, that some things are fucked and are bound to be abandoned, where other things are nearly mandatory (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, FUCKING ALCHEMY, HOW DOES IT WORK?). nevertheless, very high grade of customization.
camera-perspective can be changed between 3rd person or 1st person, but most of the time will be spend in 1st person, since the animations are kinda ... awkward.
which brings me to the graphics. they ... well ... they suck. hard. :F
BUT (and this brings me to the next big thing) there are modifications for this game, which do not only make the game look "ah, okay, i can play that without getting eye cancer"-good, but more like "oh wow, i wouldn't have thought that it could be possible to do this to such an old game"-good.
but well, the graphics aren't the point to this game, it's the world and lore which will always bring someone back to morrowind, once you mention it.
running around is fun, fighting and magic-casting is weird, but okay i guess, exploring is rewarding, story is okay.
modification is HUGE.

i propose another 9/10 chests.

39 comments:

  1. I played oblivion and I was having so much fun. Then I did the first quest and was like OH WOW! It's more than just an EXPLORAN game.

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  2. Morrowind... with that graphics patch which makes it look like oblivion it clearly rocks! And even without it it is still one of the best games ever

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  3. thanks for the post. I'm going to check out this game :)

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  4. never played morrowind but as far as I know there is a mod that let's it look like oblivion, I might install it :D
    you might be interested in my blog, I'm reviewing retro games that I used to play as a kid
    www.myvidyablog.blogspot.com

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  5. Ahhh Morrowind. Never beat it, but fun :)

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  6. Morrowland was sooo damn epic...thanks for the review...

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  7. Good writing.
    Pro-tip: change the blog language to english since you're blogging in english :)

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  8. i remember reading a review on this on ign, i like your take though lol

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  9. I've never played it but I'll probably check it out

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  10. This was more fun than Oblivion IMO

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  11. played morrowind for sometime, i liked to play it, had a char that looked like a tiger

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  12. Classic, it just made into pleace where all classic games live.

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  13. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  14. Sounds interesting. I'll check the game out and see if I like it

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  15. Nice pace with the review man. But you gotta remember this is an old game you gotta keep people interested with new stuff. =D Nice blog still

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  16. My girlfriend loves this game

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  17. Been ages since I played Morrowind...I used to love it too - then it just got confusing D:

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  18. One of those games I always heard about but never bothered to play. I like your rating system by the way.

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  19. I wanna try Oblivion.. Just never got to it :P

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  20. Man, I started that game like 6-7 times, but never got past that second settlement.

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  21. i have over 300 hours in that game, i absolutely loved it.

    following you good sir!

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  22. heh, I agree with the eye cancer comment.
    Good review, good game.

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  23. i have to play this !

    supporting you

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  24. I never got to experience Morrowind due to my shit PC, someday my friend someday.

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  25. One of my favorite games of all time, i think i have about 300+ hours on this game.

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  26. i loved it. it was so amazing!

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  27. Can't tell you how much time I wasted on this game lol!

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  28. Sunk around 600 hours into this game before, and I didn't even finish it!

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  29. morrowind was great. wish bethesda would bin fallout vegas and give us TES 5

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  30. Still my favorite game to date despite all the flaws and aging. Hope they learn from their mistakes when they go to make 5.

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