Morowind

Written by ngowans8 on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 12:31 PM
Where does The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind rank in the list of the most demanding games?
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How well optimised is The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for PC? 7.9
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When released this game consumed weeks and weeks of my life. Do i want those weeks back? no I'm just happy It was this game I devoted my time to. Sure the graphics aren't up to the standards of some of the other games of its time, and the fighting looks pretty sucky. but you have to look past that. Look at the way they've packed soooo much onto it. some people will insist otherwise but this game has more lifespan than oblivion and a heap more flexibility. I know the AI is abysmal at times and the enemies and npcs have no ability to use doorhandles, but this game was the benchmark for oblivion and skyrim. The fact that so many factors of the game where statistic based meant that you had to work to achieve greatness, although the fact that the contents of containers and difficulty of enemies where directly attached to your level could be a little annoying, but this just served to extend the lifespan of the game. I've played Two Worlds on the Xbox (which bases the level of enemies and contents of containers on location) for long enough to realize that once your reach a certain point, running around slaughtering much weaker enemies fails to be fun. that was never a problem with Morowind. Another thing some people say when the subject of Morowind comes up is "well I preferred the FF series" don't get me wrong, I'm not going to say a bad word about the FF games. but they're a world apart from the elder scrolls games. Final Fantasy 7 consumed almost a year of my life. for which I am thankful. But FF5,7,8,9,10,12, (all the final fantasy games I played) although mind blowing games they all suffered from the same flaws which Square enix failed to address. perhaps because they did not see them as flaws but as a fundamental part of the game. these flaws are, turn based battles which although they are great for some people they are aimed at the final fantasy following, people who have not played them before are often put off by it, and very very linear gameplay great if you intend to play the game through once and never again, but not so good if you want to start from scratch one day. Overall i think Morowind was one of the most groundbreaking games of its time. Maybe not the best, maybe not the fastest, but definitely a huge leap forward.

Pros

  • A truely vast game
  • flexible magic/items
  • completely free roaming

Cons

  • poor AI
  • third person view sucks
  • draw distances
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9

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01:56 Jan-23-2012

I  guess it also depends on your personal preference, I know people who have played through these games entirely in 3rd person. The reason I prefer 1st person is because it feels like I am more immersed in the game that way.

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13:08 Jan-22-2012

Nice work!

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12:46 Jan-22-2012

Morrowind was a great game, i especially enjoyed the expanions. Got to say though, the graphics in this game werent so bad for their time and I think the third person view in the more recent Bethesda games (Fallout 3, Oblivion etc.) still sucks.

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