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?
Morrowind worth playing?
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.
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.
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!
" 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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