Would you play a remade Morrowind?

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#1 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

If Bethesda released a complete remake of Morrowind, updated to Skyrim graphics, and more importantly game mechanics (fast travel, weapons mechanics, armour mechanics), but otherwise identical in terms of visual design and story, would you buy it as a full price game? I know some mods have extensively updated Morrowind, but there's only so much you can do, and IMO, Morrowind has not aged well gameplay wise.

#2 Posted by Dixego (381 posts) -

Yes. Yes, all of my yes.

#3 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

Yea. Also they'd need to fix that easy to get disease that reduces your strength to the point you can't move cause you get overburded by the first zombie that touches you in just about the first cave/tomb you go in. At least that happened to me two too many times. :\

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

Yeah, maybe. Could be interesting.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Yeah, maybe. Could be interesting.

About as enthusiastic a response as you could get out of me, given that my only experiences with the series have been the two most recent entries.

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#6 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Technically it exists already, in Oblivions engine. Fully playable, beginning to end. Every single quest.(Minus 1 of the expansions.)

#7 Posted by PokeIkzai (385 posts) -

Wouldn't even have to think. Yes. Yes. Yes.

#8 Posted by Nux (2305 posts) -

I never played is so sure why not?

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

Yeah, maybe. Could be interesting.

About as enthusiastic a response as you could get out of me, given that my only experiences with the series have been the two most recent entries.

Yeah. I didn't even play Oblivion. Truth be told, I'm WAY more interested in the next Fallout game they make. Skyrim is great and all, but I can't make a gun that shoots railway spikes in Skyrim! I couldn't either in Fallout 3, because it made the game crash when I used it, but still!

#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4756 posts) -

Nah

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan:

But can you punch a dragon to death in Fallout 3? Any answer you give is wrong. Keep that in mind.

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#12 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Sure, but I'd just prefer Fallout 4, thanks.

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
#14 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@Nux said:

I never played is so sure why not?

#15 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: If someone hasn't already modded dragons into the PC version of Fallout 3, then I am severely disappointed in the internet.

Also, my counter argument: Liberty Prime!

That freedom loving robot is way better than any amount of dragons or dragon punching!

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Video_Game_King: If someone hasn't already modded dragons into the PC version of Fallout 3, then I am severely disappointed in the internet.

As far as I know, Dead Island doesn't have a mod that lets you play as Hank Hill throwing propane tanks at every zombie bear in sight. There's good reason to be disappointed with the Internet.

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#17 Posted by coaxmetal (1577 posts) -

Hell yeah I would. Best story and most varied/interesting world of the main elder scrolls games.

#18 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Nah. That show isn't even any good.

#19 Posted by Rohok (553 posts) -

Did they remove how customizeable your outfits were? Is armor still divided into more than 4 pieces? Can you wear robes over armor? Is it using Morrowind's outstanding skill and class system? How much has changed exactly? All of these questions need answering before I can say yes.

If it's 99% morrowind but with extremely updated engine and graphics, as well as combat- I'm in. But if it's just Skyrim or Oblivion set in Morrowind with Morrowind visual style and story, you can count me out.

#20 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

Isn't the Skyrim engine just the Fallout engine (by which I mean the Oblivion engine) with some new bells and whistles? Metaphorical ones, I mean. Fallout 4 needs a fully new engine!

#22 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

Isn't the Skyrim engine just the Fallout engine (by which I mean the Oblivion engine) with some new bells and whistles? Metaphorical ones, I mean. Fallout 4 needs a fully new engine!

I don't disagree! But they won't do that. : (

#23 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10470 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

Isn't the Skyrim engine just the Fallout engine (by which I mean the Oblivion engine) with some new bells and whistles? Metaphorical ones, I mean. Fallout 4 needs a fully new engine!

I don't disagree! But they won't do that. : (

Maybe they will. At this point Fallout 4 would be a next-gen game, so it'd make sense to do a new engine...

No, I'm just fooling myself. We'll be stuck with this engine for years.

I'm just being negative because I played Skyrim on PS3 under the assumption that it was a new engine, and that the game would run well.

#24 Posted by Harpell (146 posts) -

Hell to the yes. Up the graphics and combat mechanics, and I'm good. Keep the fast travel out though, because why walk when you can ride?

#25 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I'm playing Morrowind right now, in between Skyrim, and I gotta say I might actually prefer Morrowind. The size, the complexity, the variety. Don't get me wrong, Skyrim is an awesome game, but Morrowind has a lot more weapons, armor, spells, quests. I hope Bethesda stops their reductionist strategy and starts actually adding more stuff in future games. Also, Morrowind has the best story out of all the Elder Scrolls games I've played.

#26 Edited by gaminghooligan (1407 posts) -

I would play it over and over....

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

^also this

#27 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -

Hell fucking yes I would. Well, I guess I technically have already with Morroblivion, but since Oblivion's such a finicky bastard on Windows 7 I haven't been able to play much of it.

#28 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

Isn't the Skyrim engine just the Fallout engine (by which I mean the Oblivion engine) with some new bells and whistles? Metaphorical ones, I mean. Fallout 4 needs a fully new engine!

I don't disagree! But they won't do that. : (

Maybe they will. At this point Fallout 4 would be a next-gen game, so it'd make sense to do a new engine...

No, I'm just fooling myself. We'll be stuck with this engine for years.

I'm just being negative because I played Skyrim on PS3 under the assumption that it was a new engine, and that the game would run well.

When a Bethesda Softworks developed game runs well on PS3, I've truly seen everything! But yeah, they really wanted us to believe that engine was newer than it actually was. : (

#29 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Definitely.

#30 Posted by Shivoa (607 posts) -

To the original question: where do I sign? Will a blood signature be enough or do you also require a kidney?

There has never been something else like Morrowind in my eyes, the later games do not have the same otherworldly character. I would love to see a modern take on it (next gen, think of the radiant AI you could put into building a living world of characters and NPCs) and the extra coat of paint that even the mods cannot quite do wouldn't be a bad way to bring the great art design of that game to modern machines.

#31 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@BaneFireLord
Hell fucking yes I would. Well, I guess I technically have already with Morroblivion, but since Oblivion's such a finicky bastard on Windows 7 I haven't been able to play much of it.
They're porting Morroblivion over to Skyrim. So soon we'll have that.
#32 Posted by Hunkulese (2642 posts) -

Sounds like a colossal waste of time and effort. They should make something new.

#33 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

@Rohok said:

Did they remove how customizeable your outfits were? Is armor still divided into more than 4 pieces? Can you wear robes over armor? Is it using Morrowind's outstanding skill and class system? How much has changed exactly? All of these questions need answering before I can say yes.

If it's 99% morrowind but with extremely updated engine and graphics, as well as combat- I'm in. But if it's just Skyrim or Oblivion set in Morrowind with Morrowind visual style and story, you can count me out.

Yeah, assume that everything but story, setting and visual design is the same as Skyrim.

#34 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@BaneFireLord
Hell fucking yes I would. Well, I guess I technically have already with Morroblivion, but since Oblivion's such a finicky bastard on Windows 7 I haven't been able to play much of it.
They're porting Morroblivion over to Skyrim. So soon we'll have that.
#35 Edited by Aleryn (703 posts) -

Yup I would. I'd want the weapon and magic variety of Morrowind as well. And that includes Levitation and other no-no spells they did away with in Oblivion. I'd happily pay the full $60 for such a remake.

Oh who am I kidding, I'm gonna go reinstall it.

#36 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -
@Inkerman said:

@CL60 said:

@BaneFireLord
Hell fucking yes I would. Well, I guess I technically have already with Morroblivion, but since Oblivion's such a finicky bastard on Windows 7 I haven't been able to play much of it.
They're porting Morroblivion over to Skyrim. So soon we'll have that.
They totally fucking are! Look at this shit! 
#37 Posted by believer258 (11630 posts) -

Morrowind plays and looks like shit these days... but if you can get past that, there's a wonderful world just waiting for you.

Besides, we have Morroblivion and the Morrowind overhaul mod. Certainly those aren't up to par with what Morrowind could be, but they make it a lot better. I do think that you should give Morrowind more than an hour or two's chance - it really does take longer to get into than most games, and it's not a pleasant experience at first, but it's one that can be greatly enjoyed if you can get a taste for it.

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#38 Posted by believer258 (11630 posts) -

@BaneFireLord said:

@Inkerman said:

@CL60 said:

@BaneFireLord
Hell fucking yes I would. Well, I guess I technically have already with Morroblivion, but since Oblivion's such a finicky bastard on Windows 7 I haven't been able to play much of it.
They're porting Morroblivion over to Skyrim. So soon we'll have that.
They totally fucking are! Look at this shit!

OK, now people just don't have any reason whatsoever to not play Morrowind.

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#39 Posted by WMWA (1160 posts) -

I'd rather Bethesda just dump that entire engine and start over. Jank on jank on jank

#40 Posted by HatKing (5815 posts) -

I love the style in Morrowind, as far as the buildings and creatures all go. So long as that remained intact, perhaps even crazier, then yes, yes, yes.

#41 Posted by deox (210 posts) -

Absolutely, Morrowind is one of my favourite games of all time. I would love to experience it again with an updated engine and graphics.

#42 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

You have to ask?

@Cloudenvy said:

Give me a new Fallout on the Skyrim engine instead!

Patience, young padawan. Next gen shall come, and you will get your upgraded Fallout.

#43 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

I have too little time on my hands as it is to be adding old Bethesda games I've already played to my new Bethesda games I'm in the process of playing. So, no.

#44 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

If I want more Elder Scrolls, I'll just play more Skyrim.

#45 Posted by august (3827 posts) -

With the amazing mods out there it's almost already been done.

Unless they added quality VO to the game. That would be pretty sweet.

#46 Posted by Hunter5024 (5539 posts) -

I find the setting in those games really boring, and I've heard that Morrowinds is much more alien and strange, so I might be interested in that. But I think Fallout's setting is kind of cool and that didn't do it for me. Why can't they just have cool characters instead? Then I might actually enjoy those games.

#47 Posted by Rohok (553 posts) -

@Inkerman said:

@Rohok said:

Did they remove how customizeable your outfits were? Is armor still divided into more than 4 pieces? Can you wear robes over armor? Is it using Morrowind's outstanding skill and class system? How much has changed exactly? All of these questions need answering before I can say yes.

If it's 99% morrowind but with extremely updated engine and graphics, as well as combat- I'm in. But if it's just Skyrim or Oblivion set in Morrowind with Morrowind visual style and story, you can count me out.

Yeah, assume that everything but story, setting and visual design is the same as Skyrim.

Then no, TES is devolving with each release.

#48 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

Yes, I had this conversation with a friend as recent as a month ago.

#50 Posted by Skyrider (330 posts) -

No. Making Morrowind more like Skyrim just detracts from what makes Morrowind so damn good.

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