Favourite Bethesda RPG (Poll)

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#1 Posted by Trains (134 posts) -


#2 Posted by Trains (134 posts) -

And yes I am aware that Fallout New Vegas isn't developed directly by bethesda but I added it anyway because it might as well be a bethesda game besides I know I would get hate if I didn't lol.

#3 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I love Oblivion, and Skyrim, but god damn Fallout 3 was so good.

#4 Posted by Pie (7098 posts) -

Never really played morrowind.

Oblivion was magical and unlike anything I've ever played.

Fallout 3's first 15 hours were amazing and again felt very fresh. After that it lost the focus and awe I had been enjoying.

Fallout New Vegas seemed really awesome in terms of writing and the quests you got but everything else felt stale and really aged. The most a game has felt like it was being heldback by the engine or something.

Skyrim seems awesome but after dumping 100s of hours into the games above, the series has lost most of the magic it used to have for me. Got about 20 hours in and was finding it a bit boring, I just didn't have the want to explore like I used to. In oblivion I would explore every house in every town whereas in Skyrim I was just going waypoint to waypoint.

So oblivion.

#5 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

New Vegas isn't a Bethesda RPG.  It's an Obsidian RPG using Bethesda assets.

#6 Edited by Trains (134 posts) -

@Pie: That's a really good opinion!

I only played oblivion and fallout 3.

Out of the two I preferred oblivion, hells its my favourite game of all time. It was just so f*cking amazing when I got it along with my ps3 in 2007, I couldn't believe a game existed that was that big. After dumping probably around 1000 hours into it over multiple playthrough I eventually got bored.

Then I seen that fallout 3 had just come out, yes I've been playing oblivion that whole time lol, once I seen that bethesda had developed it I had reason enough to buy even without knowing anything about it.

I really enjoyed fallout 3 too, I think I did 3 playthroughs in total and sunk about 200 hours into it but it just didn't have the same magic that oblivion had to keep me hooked on for any longer.

I passed on new vegas because it just looked so dated when it released and it was labelled the buggiest game of all time at release by some people, but I have no intention of picking it up at this point and morrowind is just too old now.

I may get skyrim someday but life is quite busy the last few months and I never really got a chance yet :(

#7 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

Morrowind was such a great game. Great story, great atmosphere. I liked it better than I did Oblivion and certainly more than I liked Skyrim.

#8 Posted by Trains (134 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: *sigh*

Read my first comment.

#9 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

Have to go with Skyrim.

#10 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1246 posts) -

I didn't like Fallout 3 too much even though I like shooters and sci-fi, just couldn't really get into it that much. And in Oblivion I got the Vampire disease which fucked me up bad to the point I couldn't play it anymore and didn't want to start over. I enjoyed Skyrim a lot more than those two.

#11 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Gotta say I liked Skyrim more than Oblivion over all, even if they did take out a lot of stuff. Morrowind had too many issues that kept me from really getting into it. And I wasn't a fan of Fallout 3 and it didn't draw me in enough to sink any real time; but I thought New Vegas was alright, even though I only got about 50 hours in it.

#12 Posted by Illuminosopher (328 posts) -

Morrowind.

#13 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

Skyrim is awesome, but Fallout 3 drew me into its world a lot more. Also, I found Oblivion to be a bore.

#14 Posted by NegativeCero (3001 posts) -

If I had to choose it would be Fallout 3.

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (9697 posts) -

@Trains:

You missed a few. Daggerfall fans are going to kill you.

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#16 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

Morrowind. Something incredibly soothing about that place.

#17 Posted by Trains (134 posts) -

@JasonR86: They're probably all dead anyway.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'd probably go with Oblivion, since it could be a pretty fun open world game.

#19 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Morrowind, no doubt about it. Morrowind had an incredibly open nature and a very immersive setting and feeling that I feel they've been loosing in their newer games, I mean in Morrowind you could sell or throw away the main quest item they gave you and completely ignore it forever. In Skyrim you get thrown right into the main story from the start and people won't shut up about it, they're doing everything in their power to force you into it without just putting up invisible walls.

#20 Posted by Vinny_Says (5707 posts) -

It's a tie between the awesome world setting of Fallout 3 and the unbelievable scope of Skyrim.

#21 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

DaggerFall

#22 Edited by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

NV so hard.  Picking from the Beth games though, Morrowind.  Its ambiguous narrative is among the best game stories to me.  Oblivion, Skyrim and FO3 don't really have good stories.  In X amount of years when all of those games play equally terrible Morrowind will still be worth playing.
 
New Vegas is on the poll so I just had to vote for it though.  I think it's amazing and far smarter than its contemporaries.

#23 Posted by JasonR86 (9697 posts) -

@Trains said:

@JasonR86: They're probably all dead anyway.

How long ago do you think the game came out? In terms of size and ambition, Daggerfall might be the most impressive game Bethesda has ever made. Read up about it. It was, and still is, pretty amazing.

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#24 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

New vegas is obsidian, but I found it far better than Fallout 3 personally, and I played F3 TO DEATH... hell 3 days before FNV came out, I beat EVERYTHING, I got every possible unique weapon and did every quest. I sat ontop of the washington Monument. looking over the now living world. (I was a good guy.) I traveled the lands looking at all the good I have done for people of the wasteland. Seeing them all happy and able to stand on their own, I traveled back to project purity, and left behind my dads wasteland outfit at the stand where he had died at. I went to the west most point on the entire map, and looked out over a mountain. To new lands that I shall soon travel.

THE END... of fallout 3... The beginning of a great new adventure that... shockingly is far better than F3 for me.

#25 Posted by Savage (326 posts) -

The game made by Obsidian.

#26 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

Morrowind just means more to me than Skyrim, as much as I love it. So I'll go with Morrowind.

Didn't like Fallout 3, and as brilliant as I think New Vegas is... the stuff I really love has nothing to do with Bethesda.

#27 Posted by RetroVirus (1471 posts) -

Skyrim is the only Bethesda game I have played that I really truly enjoyed. I love the setting and world of Fallout 3 more, but it was just so clunky in both the combat, dialogue, and menus that I was just glad it was over when I beat it. Skyrim's combat may be no better, but at least the melee system has blocking and power attacks, versus the eventually boring point and click structure of V.A.T.S.

#28 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

I never played Morrowind, but other than that, it would have to be Fallout 3. The worst would have to be Oblivion.

#29 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

I love Skyrim but the whole time I'm playing it I wish there was a total conversion mod for Morrowind using Skyrim's engine.

#30 Posted by Nev (548 posts) -

Morrowind. Love both Fallout and Elder Scrolls, though, so kind of all these. But Morrowind was an amazing experience that has never been matched for me in gaming.

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#31 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -

New Vegas,  easily.

#32 Edited by fisk0 (4101 posts) -

The poll is missing both Arena and Daggerfall. There were two other TES games between Daggerfall and Morrowind too, but I don't think either were RPG's. Ranking Bethesda games is hard, every single game they have released has been broken, I'd say Skyrim is their best since Morrowind, but Morrowind is better because of it's well realized world that doesn't feel derivative of any previous work I know of (Oblivion and TES 1 and 2 are heavily derivative of LOTR, D&D and that kind of fantasy, while Skyrim has taken a fair share of it's inspiration from Norse mythology, Beowulf and A Song of Ice and Fire). The technologically most impressive Bethesda game is by far Daggerfall though, ranking up there with David Braben's Elite as those games that were way ahead of their time and mindblowingly vast.

#33 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

I would say New Vegas, but it's been disqualified already.

Sooooooo....Skyrim.

#34 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Skyrim because New Vegas is an Obsidian game. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go nerd rage.

#35 Posted by DaemonBlack (342 posts) -

Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. Even though I love Oblivion and Skyrim I gotta go with FO3.

#36 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

From the games there, I like New Vegas the most, but I picked Morrowind since it's my favourite Bethesda game.

#37 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

Skyrim, Morrowind, Fallout 3.
 
In that order.

#38 Posted by Nasar7 (2669 posts) -
@Pie

Never really played morrowind.

Oblivion was magical and unlike anything I've ever played.

Fallout 3's first 15 hours were amazing and again felt very fresh. After that it lost the focus and awe I had been enjoying.

Fallout New Vegas seemed really awesome in terms of writing and the quests you got but everything else felt stale and really aged. The most a game has felt like it was being heldback by the engine or something.

Skyrim seems awesome but after dumping 100s of hours into the games above, the series has lost most of the magic it used to have for me. Got about 20 hours in and was finding it a bit boring, I just didn't have the want to explore like I used to. In oblivion I would explore every house in every town whereas in Skyrim I was just going waypoint to waypoint.

So oblivion.

The waypoint thing was one reason I loved morrowind. Instead of just 'go find x place' because you have a gps, morrowind tells you 'go find x place, which is southeast of y, just past the ruins of z'. Much more immersive.
#39 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11725 posts) -

The Elder Scrolls Arena isn't on this list. FOR SHAME. Statistically, at least one person would pick it.

#40 Posted by Sin4profit (2931 posts) -

Though Morrowind had the best setting i picked Skyrim as their mechanical design has peaked there.

#41 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Ooh. That's a toughie. I'm torn between Skyrim and Morrowind. Skyrim is better in most ways, but they really screwed up a handful of aspects, such as the magic system.

#42 Posted by Red (5995 posts) -

Fallout 3. It's the only one I've beaten, and I've played all the ones on that list. It's the only one that gave me enough stuff to do that was interesting enough to keep me playing through.

#43 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

Skyrim for me

#44 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

SKYRIM

#45 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

Fallout 3 was my absolute favorite out of that list. If only they made a Fallout with the sheer scope of Skyrim...

#46 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

It's a tough choice. Skyrim was great, always love the TES games, but I think I have to go with Fallout 3.

The universe of Fallout is just unmatched. Such a cool setting. Bethesda gets a lot of shit from older Fallout fans for how they changed a lot for FO 3, but I'm actually fine with what they did. I think they did a great job reviving the series. Can't wait for Fallout 4.

#47 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
#48 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

new vegas because it actually has good writing and good characters

#49 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

The poll is missing both Arena and Daggerfall. There were two other TES games between Daggerfall and Morrowind too, but I don't think either were RPG's. Ranking Bethesda games ais hard, every single game they have released has been broken, I'd say Skyrim is their best since Morrowind, but Morrowind is better because of it's well realized world that doesn't feel derivative of any previous work I know of (Oblivion and TES 1 and 2 are heavily derivative of LOTR, D&D and that kind of fantasy, while Skyrim has taken a fair share of it's inspiration from Norse mythology, Beowulf and A Song of Ice and Fire). The technologically most impressive Bethesda game is by far Daggerfall though, ranking up there with David Braben's Elite as those games that were way before their time and mindblowingly vast.

The phrase is 'ahead of its time' not 'before'.

Oblivion.

#50 Posted by fisk0 (4101 posts) -

@James_Giant_Peach: Sorry, fixed.

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