Something_Incredible Jan 4, 2013 @ 9:40am
Should I get Oblivion or Morrowind?
Skyrim was my first Elder Scrolls game and I like it a ton. I've beaten the game and its DLC, and I thought that I might go back and experience Oblivion or Morrowind. I would like to get both, so this is really "Which should I get first?" If you could please list the Pros and Cons of both games to help me decide, that would be great. Also note that I enjoy a deep story more than amazing graphics or gameplay, and I have heard that Morrowind's combat, for lack of a better term, sucks, so if you could explain its combat to me, that would be great.
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Doomlord Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:06am 
♥♥♥♥ oblivion and get morrowind. Its combat is basically dice rolls. If you don't like it there's a mod that makes it like skyrim and oblivion(if your weapon makes contact with the enemy you've hit them). Other than the combat morrowind is mountains above oblivion. Story is better, setting is better, armor and weapon variety is also bigger than both oblivion and skyrim and the game itself is a lot less buggier than the latter two. Oblivion obviously looks better but that's about it. The setting is fine on its own but when you compare the "generic medieval cities and forests" setting we got to the original(up to morrowind) "roman empire in a tropical jungle" setting its just dull. The game itself is a bugfest. And story wise the main quest is fairly good but a few parts of it are really annoying and repetative. Side quests compared to skyrim have a bit more variety but compared to morrowind are nothing. DLC wise the only worthwhile dlc for oblivion is shivering isles. The others are ♥♥♥♥. Morrowin's expansions Bloodmoon and Tribunal are both good.
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Something_Incredible Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:25am 
Thanks, discussion closed.
walshj99 Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Morrowind. You can get the Morrownd Overhaul 3.0 to bring the graphics up to today's quality.
Something_Incredible Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by walshj99:
Morrowind. You can get the Morrownd Overhaul 3.0 to bring the graphics up to today's quality.
Okay, thanks.
Zin Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
I like how everyone thinks the graphics overhaul makes the graphics like skyrim and godlike, it just makes them better, not as good as oblivion, and you should get oblivion. Getting both would be better though :3
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Something_Incredible Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
Originally posted by Zypix:
I like how everyone thinks the graphics overhaul makes the graphics like skyrim and godlike, it just makes them better, not as good as oblivion, and you should get oblivion.
Why? Why do you think I should get Oblivion instead?
Ssapdra Jan 5, 2013 @ 3:04am 
deppends on taste tbh but personaly i enyojed more morrowind than oblivion. morrowind have more exotic enviroment and also opportunities are more wider imho than in next two games. on the other hand oblivion have dark brotherhood <3 and if you played skyrym dark brotherhood some characters might be familiar :)
JasperTheG.O.A.T. Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:42pm 
I know you said discussion closed, but I wanted to add my two cents in case others look at this.

The answer: Morrowind. Oblivion was good, and is prettier, but Morrowind feels bigger and has more variety (in weapons, spells, enemies, locations... just about everything). I've spent literally hundreds of hours playing both, and I can still get immersed in Morrowind in a way that I haven't in any other Elder Scrolls game. To explain what Doomlord meant by 'dice roll': You have to level up your ability with a weapon type to increase your accuracy with it. In early levels, you'll swing and miss alot. If your agility is high, it increases the chance that enemies will miss you as well, so there is a balance to the combat. The damage a weapon does also has a range (ex. Dagger does 2 - 6 damage per strike) rather than having a single damage value like in Oblivion or Skyrim. In both Morrowind and Oblivion, the damage that a weapon can do will increase with your level of skill with that weapon type.

Another big difference in Morrowind is that creatures aren't leveled to your character like they are in Oblivion. The same creatures spawn in the same places, regardless of your level. Every enemy is a challenge until your character gets stronger and you find better items. It's all about who is stronger and better trained in Morrowind. If you run into something you can't handle, you can either come back when you are stronger... or sneak around it.
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Something_Incredible Jan 5, 2013 @ 3:28pm 
Originally posted by JasperTheG.O.A.T.:
I know you said discussion closed, but I wanted to add my two cents in case others look at this.

The answer: Morrowind. Oblivion was good, and is prettier, but Morrowind feels bigger and has more variety (in weapons, spells, enemies, locations... just about everything). I've spent literally hundreds of hours playing both, and I can still get immersed in Morrowind in a way that I haven't in any other Elder Scrolls game. To explain what Doomlord meant by 'dice roll': You have to level up your ability with a weapon type to increase your accuracy with it. In early levels, you'll swing and miss alot. If your agility is high, it increases the chance that enemies will miss you as well, so there is a balance to the combat. The damage a weapon does also has a range (ex. Dagger does 2 - 6 damage per strike) rather than having a single damage value like in Oblivion or Skyrim. In both Morrowind and Oblivion, the damage that a weapon can do will increase with your level of skill with that weapon type.

Another big difference in Morrowind is that creatures aren't leveled to your character like they are in Oblivion. The same creatures spawn in the same places, regardless of your level. Every enemy is a challenge until your character gets stronger and you find better items. It's all about who is stronger and better trained in Morrowind. If you run into something you can't handle, you can either come back when you are stronger... or sneak around it.
Hmmm, thanks, this discussion is re-opened.
Jean-pierre duvall Jan 5, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Not giving away too much of the game I can just say. I played Oblivion for about a week before getting tired of it, Skyrim for about 2 months and Morrowind for about 3 years. Morrowind isn't a dungeon crawler like Skyrim or Oblivion. Sure there are Dungeons, caves and tombs to explore but it's more about exploring the world. And progressing your skills is something you have to learn how to manage.

The good people over at Bethesda used Oblivion to practice for Skyrim.
{EE} снэмiсalbuяи Jan 5, 2013 @ 8:28pm 
Originally posted by walshj99:
Morrowind. You can get the Morrownd Overhaul 3.0 to bring the graphics up to today's quality.

are there any issues with Morrowind and the overhaul with Win8?
TheOnlyProphet Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:07pm 
You'll want both in the end
bryo4321 Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Get both, contrary to what a lot of people say here, i feel like if you liked skyrim then Oblivion will be MUCH easier to get into, and i personally enjoyed the slightly more generic setting of oblivion a lot, and the dlc it comes with is great. Morrowind is a bit dated, but get both still. For a newbie though i feel like morrowind would be a bit too dated to go into fresh after skyrim.
devnunnari Jan 6, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
both but definely oblivion for sure that game is my baby i beat everything in that game i love it and played it like 5s over
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puNDuKE Jan 6, 2013 @ 10:25pm 
Morrowind with the overhaul mod. Just wish it worked with steam community so I could take some screenshots for everyone to see.
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