Hidden Audacity Apr 12 @ 5:53pm
Is it worth playing Oblivion after Skyrim?
I have played the majority of Skyrim, or at least I think I have and I hear a lot about Oblivion. Is there any point in playing it?
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Two Bears Apr 12 @ 6:00pm 
Sure. It's a good game too.
Hidden Audacity Apr 12 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by Two Bears:
Sure. It's a good game too.

Thanks might consider it just for the lore.
kenneth.underwood Apr 12 @ 6:15pm 
I play Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim at various times. The only problem is the diffferent user interfaces can be confusing.
hedgie_yozh Apr 12 @ 6:21pm 
Morrowind is a better game than Oblivion. Yes, that is obviously opinion stated as fact. If you are the sort who needs to play with the latest graphics, then you might not enjoy the earlier games. But they are worth your time (particularly Morrowind.)
Fork_Q2 Apr 12 @ 6:22pm 
Oblivion is easily the worst Elder Scrolls game. You won't lose anything by not playing it, pretty much all the important ES lore has been transferred from Morrowind to Oblivion and then Skyrim.

Granted, it was a big departure from what they were doing before, but level up too quickly and it's unplayable with all the cheap enemies with stupidly high HP.
Fork_Q2 Apr 12 @ 6:24pm 
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Morrowind is a better game than Oblivion. Yes, that is obviously opinion stated as fact. If you are the sort who needs to play with the latest graphics, then you might not enjoy the earlier games. But they are worth your time (particularly Morrowind.)

Morrowind might be ugly now; but the outlandish, fantasy alien looking world beats the bog standard fantasy of Oblivion and Skyrim by quite a bit.
Hidden Audacity Apr 12 @ 6:29pm 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Morrowind is a better game than Oblivion. Yes, that is obviously opinion stated as fact. If you are the sort who needs to play with the latest graphics, then you might not enjoy the earlier games. But they are worth your time (particularly Morrowind.)

Morrowind might be ugly now; but the outlandish, fantasy alien looking world beats the bog standard fantasy of Oblivion and Skyrim by quite a bit.

Yeah I have checked out Morrowind and Oblivion, and might just end up getting both. Is there any story line that flows through al of them or not?
hedgie_yozh Apr 12 @ 6:30pm 
The storyline of Morrowind is considered by most to be the best of the series. (By most I mean of those who have played TES 3-5).
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tonyrayvick Apr 12 @ 6:33pm 
Of the three (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim) Oblivion is the weakest of the three. It has most of Skyrim's problems, but without the additions to the combat, and it doesn't handle the Roleplaying elements any better than Skyrim, despite still having attributes (Morrowind handles them the best, but Morrowind also has a lot of other issues ranging from its point-blank-miss style combat and the conversations that feel like clicking through wikipedia hyperlinks). Also, everyone has a potato face.

It's still a good game, though, it just lacks both the Roleplaying meat of its predecessor, and the fast-paced fun of its successor.
Hidden Audacity Apr 12 @ 6:37pm 
Allright thanks a lot guys, helped a load!
hedgie_yozh Apr 12 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by GABESauberTrooper:
So where does Skyrim rank out of those three games?
For me, personally, I'd rank Morrowind first, Skyrim second, and Oblivion third. Oddly enough, the reverse order in which I played them. So it's not nostalgia speaking. For me the problem with Oblivion is that it is very lonely and the dungeons are very repetetive. It is a long, slow game. It is not without merit, but it does not have the urgency of its predecessor and successor.
Fork_Q2 Apr 12 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by GABESauberTrooper:
Originally posted by Fork_Q:

Morrowind might be ugly now; but the outlandish, fantasy alien looking world beats the bog standard fantasy of Oblivion and Skyrim by quite a bit.

Yeah I have checked out Morrowind and Oblivion, and might just end up getting both. Is there any story line that flows through al of them or not?

They all are pretty much the same plot - you leave prison, made to fend for yourself in the outside world and defeat some big baddy, you play different characters from different times. There is only a few references to Morrowind's Neverine or Oblivion's Hero of Kvatch in Skyrim. No overarching story running through the games.
tonyrayvick Apr 12 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Morrowind is a better game than Oblivion. Yes, that is obviously opinion stated as fact. If you are the sort who needs to play with the latest graphics, then you might not enjoy the earlier games. But they are worth your time (particularly Morrowind.)

Morrowind might be ugly now; but the outlandish, fantasy alien looking world beats the bog standard fantasy of Oblivion and Skyrim by quite a bit.

I'm not diagreeing that Morrowind's outlandish alien look wasn't wonderful, or that its definitely better than Oblivion's fantasy forests and potato-head characters, but I would argue that Skyrim is hardly stock-standard. It's far more dirty and harsher than most fantasy settings. Granted, Game of Thrones has made that very familiar to most, but before that, you didn't see settings like that in high fantasy. Most are literally LotR clones.
Fork_Q2 Apr 12 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by hedgie_yozh:
Originally posted by GABESauberTrooper:
So where does Skyrim rank out of those three games?
For me, personally, I'd rank Morrowind first, Skyrim second, and Oblivion third. Oddly enough, the reverse order in which I played them. So it's not nostalgia speaking. For me the problem with Oblivion is that it is very lonely and the dungeons are very repetetive. It is a long, slow game. It is not without merit, but it does not have the urgency of its predecessor and successor.

I keep hearing that about Oblivion, but I never understood it. It's about giant portals randomly opening in places spewing demons into the world. That's pretty urgent to me. Morrowind was about some d00d in Red Mountain you go and kill.
Fork_Q2 Apr 12 @ 6:44pm 
Originally posted by tonyrayvick:
Originally posted by Fork_Q:

Morrowind might be ugly now; but the outlandish, fantasy alien looking world beats the bog standard fantasy of Oblivion and Skyrim by quite a bit.

I'm not diagreeing that Morrowind's outlandish alien look wasn't wonderful, or that its definitely better than Oblivion's fantasy forests and potato-head characters, but I would argue that Skyrim is hardly stock-standard. It's far more dirty and harsher than most fantasy settings. Granted, Game of Thrones has made that very familiar to most, but before that, you didn't see settings like that in high fantasy. Most are literally LotR clones.

Fine, Skyrim was low(ish) Viking-fantasy as opposed to the Renaissance Faire fantasy of Oblivion. But it still looked and felt very recognisable, an idealised real world with magic and dragons thrown in. Morrowind felt more like another planet or a billion years into a future after some apocalyptic event.
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