At 9/17/12 10:10 AM, scoutthesoldier wrote:
At 9/17/12 09:45 AM, simon wrote:
I love Skyrim. At this point of time, it's always coming out with new DLCs. I think Skyrim is better than the first one, Arena. Can't get past the dungeon (first level) >:(
At 9/17/12 09:16 AM, Lucian-MK-IV wrote:
I actually still do like Morrowind and Oblivion, I just thought the story was superior in Skyrim and just generally a better game to play.
At 9/17/12 08:07 AM, simon wrote:
Depends on what you like. For example, my friend prefers Morrowind cause he thinks the storyline is the best, whereas i agree with you - Skyrim is the best one. I like the whole nordic climate thing.
At 9/17/12 07:47 AM, Lucian-MK-IV wrote:
Kids these days are like that. They're all about "the new stuffs", don't care about good old classics. Damn youngsters...Skyrim is the best one anyway.
I'd really have to say that I like Oblivion better than Skyrim for three main reasons:
1) Oblivion has a significantly better setting than Skyrim and, possibly, that of any other TES game (save Arena). Cyrodill's location in the center of Tamriel provides a situation where the mingling of many different races is not only plausible, but likely. When you play Skyrim with any race other than Nord, Dark Elf, or Breton, you end up feeling like you have no reason to be there. The fact that you get a dialogue option when talking to non-Nord races to ask them what they're doing so far from home is definitely telling. If anything, finding out you're the "Dragon Born" as a High Elf or Argonian is certainly strange.
2) Let's be honest here, the cities aren't great. Now don't get me wrong, I think that they definitely fit into the setting; It makes sense that Skyrim is less developed than Cyrodill. However, that doesn't change the fact that Oblivion's cities were just more interesting places to be than anything found in Skyrim. Whiterun, Skyrim's most prosperous community, feels like a village compared to the Imperial City. Dawnstar, Winterhold, and Falkreath actually are villages. Trekking about in the wilds is fun and all, but every once in a while it feels nice to return to some semblance of civilization. Again, I understand that Bethesda were aiming for more of a "wild" feeling when the developed Skyrim, and I think they succeeded. On the other hand, I feel as though Oblivion delivers the best of both worlds, letting you enjoy both the wilderness and more metropolitan areas.
3) The economy is broken. I really can't say it more nicely than that. There's a lot to sell and little incentive to buy, causing you to accumulate wealth like some sort of Business Magnate. I swear, there should be an option for starting "Loot Sellers LLC" with all the wealth you bring in. In Oblivion, not only was it harder to make money, but vendors often sold one or two special enchanted items, which, although exuberantly priced, gave you something to reach for if you actually did get rich.