Morrowind worth playing?

#1 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

Its on sale on steam for like 5 dollars right now, people always tell me its better than oblivion, but is it still worth playing now?

#2 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

Yes. Yes. Hell yes ;)

#3 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Sure is, I thought of buying that off Steam myself.

#4 Posted by Mmmslash (2166 posts) -

It has a couple of issues that might require a bit of modding, for the sake of modernization. Magic is pretty jank, unmodded, and background hitrolls happening can make your sword strikes actually miss, when you are physically viewing your sword hitting.
 
At the time, these things weren't a big deal, but if you're just going back now, that might be a problem.
 
That said, I loved Morrowind about 60 trillion times more than Oblivion, and I loved that, too.

#5 Edited by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

It is totally worth it.  You only have to deal with what is effectively a dice-roll battle mechanic, but throughout the game, you can easily reduce chance and have it swing in your favour.  It is also one of those games that rewards people who plan ahead and are wise in their decision making, with either a lot of gold, rare and unique items, or abilities that will just make you seem godly once you figure out how to use them.
 
Overall, just get it and enjoy a bit of gaming history.  Also, if you can muster up enough imagination, surrender yourself to it's pretty solid narrative and atmosphere that Bethesda wanted to convey to the players of the time.

#6 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -
@Mmmslash: Plus the archery aspect is pointless :I, you'll never hit anything ;)
#7 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5251 posts) -

Of course it is.

#8 Posted by Rothbart (347 posts) -

Eh, Archery worked out well enough for me, it's just that many creatures hitboxes are a bit off, you have to know exactly where to aim. Only other complaint is that the travel speed is so slow compared to modern games... well, to tell you the truth it's actually a  lot more realistic. You try to jog across a whole island in heavy armor and let's see how long it takes you to get tired out!

#9 Posted by Ignor (2372 posts) -

Archery works, you only have to be proficient at it.

#10 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

worth it if you can stomache it, it's aged pretty badly at this point IMO.

#11 Posted by FakePlasticTree (449 posts) -
@jadeskye said:
" worth it if you can stomache it, it's aged pretty badly at this point IMO. "
That's my worry. I've played the holy hell out of Oblivion, I'm not sure I want to go back even farther to play Morrowind (I've only ever played like an hour of it). Even for $5. 
#12 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2481 posts) -

I've tried playing that game maybe 3 or 4 different times now & can't get more than a few hours into it. The combat was atrocious & the graphics just never looked good to me.

#13 Edited by gike987 (1751 posts) -
Morrowind is way better than Oblivion so yes you should.
 
Install the mod that makes the graphics better (i can't remember the name) and Oblivion doesn't stand a chance.
#14 Posted by Rinkalicous (1339 posts) -

For 5 dollars, you'd be a fool to pass it up. There is so much gameplay there, far more than oblivion (It has something like 10 different factions to go through, as opposed to Oblivions 4), and the issues never really annoyed me that much.

#15 Posted by Ignor (2372 posts) -

 Play Morrowind if you favor exploration and atmosphere over combat (it's an RPG, what did you expect?).

#16 Edited by TMThomsen (2070 posts) -

Morrowind is a great game, but be sure you have the time for it. I spend a whole summer break on that game... 
 
The two expansions are included, right? Those are fantastic - especially Tribunal.

#17 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -
@Ignor said:
"  Play Morrowind if you favor exploration and atmosphere over combat (it's an RPG, what did you expect?). "
#18 Posted by rafoXxX (71 posts) -

I must add, I personally loved Morrowind at the time waaay more than how I loved Oblivion. Nevertheless, having played Oblivion, I wouldn't be able to go back to Morrowind. I've tried, and just couldn't.
 
It's a great, classic, legendary even, game though. Worthy to own, at least as a collection piece. Why not try it and see for yourself?

#19 Posted by JB16 (745 posts) -

I personally like Oblivion more than morrowind simply because of its accessibility. But Morrowind has more factions, quest, and a sense of atmosphere that few games could ever capture.
 
So yes, buy it right now.

#20 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

Its  for me the best RPG ever made, but then I love exploring and dungeon crawling. 
Sample Morrowind play session 
"hmm, I think I'll do a guild mission, *pick up mission head to objective* On way to objective see something interesting(often you just want to see whats beyond the next ridge, you find a dungeon enter the dungeon, you emerge an hour later with shiny new kit and an extra level.

#21 Posted by Astras (973 posts) -

Yes, play Morrowind! ... i played Morrowind again after playing oblivion, and i'd again say YES, play it now!

#22 Posted by Chris2KLee (2331 posts) -

For $5 it's a hell of a deal. But if you already have Oblivion (if not, $8.50 is also a hell of a price) I don't know if it's totally needed. That said, I really liked the landmass in Morrowind, and I liked the expansion packs a lot.

#23 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Hmm... now I want it. Maybe I'll just skip buying a sandwich and buy this.

#24 Posted by AuthenticM (3700 posts) -

Yes, buy it. Now.

#25 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

It is worth buying. Sitting down. Losing track of time. And leaving your house to find a "Condemed" sign on the door. 

#26 Posted by 34wsdfsdfwe (153 posts) -

If you have the patience for it, buy it now!
 
If not...still buy it dude, it's fucking Morrowind!

#27 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Freaking pterodactyls.

#28 Posted by Metal_Mills (2981 posts) -

Hell yes. Download tons of mods for it too.

#29 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Morrowind has a rather dated combat system, but that is perhaps the one area that Oblivion actually improved the series.
Morrowind was the better game in every single other regard.
 
And I'd actually recommend playing it clean, without any mods.  The way it was intended.

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#30 Posted by arab_prince (2053 posts) -

Oblivion is my favourite game. I never played Morrowind and recently bought it off steam. Its totally worth it :D Even if it is "dated" its easy to overlook that since its still a great game. Its crazy to imagine its 8 years old. I say you should definitely buy it. 
 
also its 5 bucks...thats less than a meal at mcdonalds :P

#31 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -

Absolutely not. It may have been awesome when it first came out, but to people like me who were spoiled by Oblivion, it's not enjoyable to play. My friend convinced me to buy it. However, I found the world to be drab, the interface to be clunky, and the action to be too RPG-y (swinging the sword, even if it makes contact, is still the roll of a dice). Don't bother with it. I'm sure it was great back when it came out, but I find it very difficult to enjoy.

#32 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11503 posts) -

As someone who started with Oblivion, I have trouble playing Morrowind. Certain aspects are... less than good. Like how there is no fast travel and running drains fatigue. I bought it anyways, because I have all of summer vacation and it was $5.

#33 Posted by Senor_T_Dub (7 posts) -

Its funny to see the people that dislike Morrowind, blame it on the things they liked better about Oblivion, and the people that love Morrowind hate the things that changed in Oblivion. Personally, Morrowind is significantly more enjoyable than Oblivion, despite the dated graphics and less-than-perfect combat. The world is more interesting, the quest better (not to mention there is way more to do), and the enemies scale more effectively. Exploration is key in Morrowind, I played for more than 100 hours and never bothered to beat the main quest, and there are tons of mods that will help you tailor the game to more modern tastes. And besides almost any game is worth $5, I bought Rise of the Kasai because it was $5, though that may not be the best reasoning for purchasing Morrowind.

#34 Posted by Kyelb22 (297 posts) -

I never could get into Morrowind. Oblivion has to be one of my favorite games, I've put hundreds of hours into that game. 

#35 Posted by Aleryn (704 posts) -

Combat isn't as action based and fps-like as Oblivion, but in every other way it's superior to Oblivion, I think.
 
The combat is just older fashioned and more what you'd expect in an RPG.  The story, writing, and general atmosphere is worlds better than Oblivion's.  Though I will say I LOVED Oblivion as well, and if I hate to rate the two... I'd give Morrowind a 10 and Oblivion a 9.
 
I could say lots and lots about the whole subject, but in short... GO BUY MORROWIND GAME OF THE YEAR RIGHT NOW.  FIVE DOLLARS IS STUPID CHEAP FOR GAME AND ALL EXPANSIONS!  If nothing else, THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME MODS =)  Plus it lacks the HORRIBLE load times of the XBox1 version.

#36 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

hell yeah, everyone should play it.

#37 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

Morrowind >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oblivion

#38 Posted by Dustpan (1691 posts) -

I tried playing Morrowind, but there isn't any kind of quest tracker. So I got lost and gave up.

#39 Posted by Stefan (519 posts) -

I loved the game because you were truly godlike once you had played it for a great amount of time which wasn't really the case in Oblivion -_- . Especially the jumping part was way more satisfying than that in the newer game. And the cities weren't instanced. The story was not breathtaking and not even good I'd say however the world and its mechanics rocked.

#40 Posted by Spoonman671 (4568 posts) -

I can't even go back to Oblivion at this point so... maybe?

#41 Posted by falco_eagle (220 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:
" Yes. Yes. Hell yes ;) "

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