Cogajon Jan 1, 2013 @ 6:21pm
Is this really thebest Elder Scrolls game?
My friend seems to think that Morrowind is better than all of the other Elder Scrolls games, including Skyrim. Now, I have played both Morrowind and Skyrim, but I've played just over an hour in Morrowind and almost a full day in Skyrim. So overall, which is better? Any Elder Scroll title will do.
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St. Z4ИNIBAL Jan 1, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
Morrowind. Even though I got 100h more in Skyrim than Morrowind. No nostalgia or anything, I started with Skyrim :P

It's just better stories, better places (the island is far more interesting than Skyrim), more interesting characters and overall atmosphere (which isn't hard since Skyrim barely has one). I guess there was other reasons too, but my brains don't work after 3-4 hours of sleeping :D
Ryce Jan 2, 2013 @ 2:16am 
Morrowind>Skyrim>Oblivion
=(eG)= theMasterChief805 Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:02am 
morrowind>Oblivion>Skyrim
Cogajon Jan 2, 2013 @ 11:58am 
Originally posted by Ryce:
Morrowind>Skyrim>Oblivion


Originally posted by =(e)= theMasterChief805:
morrowind>Oblivion>Skyrim
I do not understand what you two mean...
blckruc47 Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:57am 
Morrowind - Skyrim - Oblivion.
Doomlord Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Morrowind is legendary. Skyrim's good. Oblivion is mediocre at best.
Lennon444 Jan 3, 2013 @ 10:22am 
Skyrim's story is just "hey you're a hero, go kill the big dragon. ktnx." from the start.

In Morrowind you have the nerevarine, the sleepers, the ashlanders and so on.

It was long and interesting with twists and turns while Skyrim was short and basic.

That's just my opinion, of course.

Cogajon Jan 3, 2013 @ 10:26am 
Originally posted by Leeges:
Skyrim's story is just "hey you're a hero, go kill the big dragon. ktnx." from the start.

In Morrowind you have the nerevarine, the sleepers, the ashlanders and so on.

It was long and interesting with twists and turns while Skyrim was short and basic.

That's just my opinion, of course.
Skyrim is short? I have almost 24 hours and I'm not even close to done. Perhaps you mean shortER?
Lennon444 Jan 3, 2013 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by Cogajon:
Originally posted by Leeges:
Skyrim's story is just "hey you're a hero, go kill the big dragon. ktnx." from the start.

In Morrowind you have the nerevarine, the sleepers, the ashlanders and so on.

It was long and interesting with twists and turns while Skyrim was short and basic.

That's just my opinion, of course.
Skyrim is short? I have almost 24 hours and I'm not even close to done. Perhaps you mean shortER?
It was a long time since I played the main story but I remember it being really short, cleared it in less than a few hours..

I could be wrong, I will have to play it again soon.
NoDiceChicago Jan 3, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
Morrowind is still my favorite Elder Scrolls game. Skyrim did a lot of things better, like combat and graphics, but I don't play these games for combat and graphics. I like to explore without being led around by a magical compass, I like to navigate by learning the landscape and roads, and use quest dialogue to find my way through the world. With Skyrim, you aren't really given any info to go on when given a mission, so if you want to play without the compass and quest marker you are looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. You'll get a quest that just says "Find my [item]." with no context at all. The quest marker is absolutely destroying this series. Questing in Skyrim just feels cold and methodical, like you're sitting on a conveyor belt in a mission factory, churning out random missions for nameless NPC's. And if you are single-minded about finishing the main quest, you can knock it out in a day.

Now look at Morrowind. Your first task in the main quest is getting to Balmora and talking to Caius. I've played through the game more times than I care to admit and I still get lost on that trip. I don't know if links work here, but this is one of my most memorable experiences in my nearly 30 years of gaming: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Elone's_Directions_to_Balmora

tl;dr Morrowind was a better RPG, Skyrim was a better FPS.
Cogajon Jan 3, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
Originally posted by NoDiceChicago:
Morrowind is still my favorite Elder Scrolls game. Skyrim did a lot of things better, like combat and graphics, but I don't play these games for combat and graphics. I like to explore without being led around by a magical compass, I like to navigate by learning the landscape and roads, and use quest dialogue to find my way through the world. With Skyrim, you aren't really given any info to go on when given a mission, so if you want to play without the compass and quest marker you are looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. You'll get a quest that just says "Find my [item]." with no context at all. The quest marker is absolutely destroying this series. Questing in Skyrim just feels cold and methodical, like you're sitting on a conveyor belt in a mission factory, churning out random missions for nameless NPC's. And if you are single-minded about finishing the main quest, you can knock it out in a day.

Now look at Morrowind. Your first task in the main quest is getting to Balmora and talking to Caius. I've played through the game more times than I care to admit and I still get lost on that trip. I don't know if links work here, but this is one of my most memorable experiences in my nearly 30 years of gaming: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Morrowind:Elone's_Directions_to_Balmora

tl;dr Morrowind was a better RPG, Skyrim was a better FPS.
Nice...
I never really realized how Skyrim doesn't tell you where to go. They do just say "go find this" and then your "magic compass" guides you to were to go...
You made some great points here.
Bigedwolfen Jan 3, 2013 @ 2:42pm 
If you want to play the better RP, then you play Morrowind.
If you want to play more action than RP then you play Skyrim.
walshj99 Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:36am 
Morrowind is a good game to get lost in. I love how you can go wherever the hell you want and the only downside is that you might find yourself in over your head. But there's no penalty for do blowing off the main quest or delaying it while you go fool around.
stabbykitteh Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
Originally posted by walshj99:
Morrowind is a good game to get lost in. I love how you can go wherever the hell you want and the only downside is that you might find yourself in over your head. But there's no penalty for do blowing off the main quest or delaying it while you go fool around.
It actually encourages you to blow off the main quest :) Caius Cosades tells you to go get a job and come back when you're ready, so you never have that feeling that you should be doing something other than what you want to do. Like getting lost, as you say :)

And yes, sometimes the game smacks you down and you've got to run away. That's a plus, too.
xenustehg Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:13am 
Morrowind is not so... imprisoned in scripted quests like Skyrim or Obliviion. Btw it's not so "flat" - game has a Livitation spell and super jumps for reasons, the whole world (except most of the Tribunal addon) is open for exploring. Armor and weapon tiers are not binded to characters level, you can find daedric and glass types of equipment on 1st level (if you be able to reach them ofc) but most of the generic monsters and their loot are ch.lvl dependable. Also I want to say that being a vampire in Morrowind is more interesting and difficult than in other TES parts.

OK sorry for my poor english.
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