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Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 12:58 AM Reply

Definitely going with Morrowind on this one. Skyrim just seemed to be less mysterious and overly you-are-the-only-one-to-save-the-world like...


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 04:08 AM Reply

They're completely different games that need to be judged on their own merits; but then again this forum is populated mostly be elitists and children (there's very little difference between the two), so that's never going to happen.

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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 04:40 AM Reply

Honestly I loved Morrowind so much that even if Skyrim was a better game in every way, I would probably pick Morrowind anyways. I loved exploring in Morrowind so much.

I have a feeling that I might have enjoyed Skyrim more if I had a computer capable of running it on highest graphics, but graphics have never been terribly important to me anyways so I doubt it. The world of Morrowind is just way more interesting to me. Skyrim and Oblivion both feel a lot more restricted, with the quests intruding into freeplay with things like invulnerable characters, un-openable doors, etc, and the invisible barriers with the "you can't go this way" on the edges of the Oblivion world REALLY pissed me off for some reason. At least in Skyrim they used mountains, but in Morrowind you can just levitate over that shit, and that concept is basically what I like more about Morrowind.

I also don't like how they grouped some of the skills and whatnot together; I really like the specific and varied skills that you can play around with in Morrowind. As far as the story goes, I never spent very much time on the story in either game. Honestly I don't think I've even read all the dialogue for the storyline in Morrowind, despite having logged countless hours into that game.

I really REALLY like casting destruction spells in Skyrim though. I'm not ashamed to admit that I haven't even completed the main storyline in Skyrim but I have spent more than one hour running around electrocuting everyone in sight, pretending to be a Sith lord (this is when the invulnerable assholes get annoying)


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 04:44 AM Reply

At 3/22/13 04:08 AM, OwnageGiy223 wrote: They're completely different games that need to be judged on their own merits; but then again this forum is populated mostly be elitists and children (there's very little difference between the two), so that's never going to happen.

Look at Mr. No-opinion over here with his factual non-opinions. Objectively a better person than us scrubs who actually talk about things, damn.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 05:55 AM Reply

Both games have strong and weak points, and what it all comes down to is what you like to have most in an Elder Scrolls game so I have to go with Skyrim. Sure I think would be even better if the could take some elements back from Morrowind. But in my own opinion I think Skyrim is the better game amongst other very awesome games.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 08:24 AM Reply

At 3/22/13 04:44 AM, Tremulos wrote: Look at Mr. No-opinion over here with his factual non-opinions. Objectively a better person than us scrubs who actually talk about things, damn.

Damn...


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 08:34 AM Reply

I still haven't finished either, but I got about 80 hours in Morrowind and 125 hours in Skyrim.

Up to now, I think both have their pros and cons.

Morrowind
So far I've completed the main story up until the fourth and fifth trials and I think it's superior to that of Skyrim's. The cultures and background stories of the Dunmer and Dwemer are also far more interesting than the tales of the Nords in my opinion.

The game suffers from being very slow though, especially in the beginning. Your character moves like a snail and everybody battle is annoying as hell since all your attacks keep missing. The random success system is bullshit in general if you ask me. It feels too much like dice rolling.

Lastly, everybody always praises the landscape of Morrowind. I do like the alien look of it, but I think a large part of island is quite cumbersome to explore (mainly referring to the Ashlands).

Skyrim
Way better than Morrowind in terms of gameplay. I like the level system a lot and the battles are far more fluent. The fast travel system is a plus to me and the quests are also better overall (quests in Morrowind had very little variety). Lastly, Skyrim has the best soundtrack in my opinion.

On the negative side: The main story seems so-so to me (I'm at Alduin's Bane quest). Also, the sidequests are a little disappointing. You'll blaze through most of them within an hour or three.

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To be honest, Oblivion is actually my favourite Elder Scrolls game. The major sidequests were way better (especially the Mages Guild) and I think it had the nicest landscape to explore. The landscape was colourful, had a lot of variety and was easy to traverse.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 09:01 AM Reply

Morrowind, and only because I played it first on xbox a very long time ago. I was, and still am blown away with how fun it was/is. Skyrim is amazing too, and so is Oblivion. So my bias is just that, I can't really give specifics as to who>why.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 04:10 PM Reply

I prefer skyrim myself. It has better combat and a huge area to explore full of interesting quests. I do enjoy morrowind too. It certainly has more skills to work on. In the end I have more fun with skyrim though.

Why skyrim removed the unarmed skill I will never know.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 07:28 PM Reply

I get lost in the world of Morrowind, I get bored of Skyrim.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 08:11 PM Reply

I was hooked on Morrowind back in like 2003 or 2004. I can hardly play it now, though. It has aged pretty badly. What I hate the most is how your attacks work like a roll of the dice.

Skyrim may have been simplified, but it works quite well. I think it's a very good game. There are some things it should have kept from previous games, though.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 08:33 PM Reply

I've always preferred Morrowind. Skyrim had me hooked faster but if I had to choose one it'd be Morrowind. Skyrim was a prettier game and more fun to just run around in but Morrowind felt like playing a tabletop. The way combat worked and how it was more stat based than skill based just felt better to me.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 09:05 PM Reply

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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 09:11 PM Reply

At 3/22/13 07:28 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: I get lost in the world of Morrowind, I get bored of Skyrim.

Very true Sir..


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 06:16 AM Reply

Personally I liked Skyrim more.

Nothing beats trekking through the windy mountains, making your way around the abrupt peaks, and suddenly you come faced with an amazing vista of the land as the snowy condition clears. It's the little things like that.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 09:35 PM Reply

At 3/23/13 06:16 AM, BANGsquared wrote: Personally I liked Skyrim more.

I did, too, but I really hope the next Elder Scrolls game has a more exotic or alien-like setting like Morrowind did. What I'd like the most would be Summerset Isle and the surrounding islands. Black Marsh would be my second choice. Or they could go back to Morrowind.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 10:59 PM Reply

I never played Morrow wind, so Skyrim wins.

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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 11:33 AM Reply

the true question is "Morrowind V.s Oblivion...after modding"

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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 01:45 PM Reply

I prefer Skyrim.

First of all, I thought the landscape was much more breathtaking in my opinion. Second, the gameplay was WAY better than that of Morrowind. I hated the combat of Morrowind because of that dice roll combat. Third, the soundtrack was really kickass.

That being said, I still like Morrowind. The larger variety of weapons and spells was pretty neat. Creating your own spells was fun. The story, I admit, was better. It was always cool to explore the mysterious land of Morrowind and uncover its secrets. Plus, the enemies were more unique.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 03:00 PM Reply

At 3/23/13 09:35 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 3/23/13 06:16 AM, BANGsquared wrote: Personally I liked Skyrim more.
I did, too, but I really hope the next Elder Scrolls game has a more exotic or alien-like setting like Morrowind did. What I'd like the most would be Summerset Isle and the surrounding islands. Black Marsh would be my second choice. Or they could go back to Morrowind.

I'd say either those or Elsweyr. With Elsweyr they could introduce some new geography into the series, like rainforests and badlands. Also, the Khajit were pretty cool in Skyrim and the creators could do some fun things with Moon Sugar.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 26th, 2013 @ 09:49 PM Reply

At 3/24/13 03:00 PM, Auz wrote: I'd say either those or Elsweyr. With Elsweyr they could introduce some new geography into the series, like rainforests and badlands. Also, the Khajit were pretty cool in Skyrim and the creators could do some fun things with Moon Sugar.

Maybe, but I'd much prefer the southwest islands.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 08:19 AM Reply

At 3/26/13 09:49 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 3/24/13 03:00 PM, Auz wrote: I'd say either those or Elsweyr. With Elsweyr they could introduce some new geography into the series, like rainforests and badlands. Also, the Khajit were pretty cool in Skyrim and the creators could do some fun things with Moon Sugar.
Maybe, but I'd much prefer the southwest islands.

Well, it would be interesting to see how the Aldmeri Dominion played out and what effect it had on the elves' homeland. Plus, there's gotta be nice architecture and interesting landscape like you said.


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Response to Morrowind vs. Skyrim Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 09:15 AM Reply

At 3/27/13 08:19 AM, Auz wrote:
At 3/26/13 09:49 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 3/24/13 03:00 PM, Auz wrote: I'd say either those or Elsweyr. With Elsweyr they could introduce some new geography into the series, like rainforests and badlands. Also, the Khajit were pretty cool in Skyrim and the creators could do some fun things with Moon Sugar.
Maybe, but I'd much prefer the southwest islands.
Well, it would be interesting to see how the Aldmeri Dominion played out and what effect it had on the elves' homeland. Plus, there's gotta be nice architecture and interesting landscape like you said.

I picture some kind of Avatar aesthetic. bioluminescent plantlife and stuff. And you'd ride a boat to the other islands and fight sea creatures on the way.

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