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Morrowind is the third instalment from Bethesda's epic RPG series The Elder Scrolls. With all the raving about the brilliance of the Skyrim, one must not forget the beauty of Morrowind.
Set in Vvardenfell, the large island in the middle of Morrowind, it is full of dangerous swamps, rocky cliffs, and unusual flora and fauna. In the center is Red Mountain which can still be seen erupting of the shore of Solstheim in Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC.
As with all main Elder Scrolls games, you start off with no information of your past, and are quickly dumped in the port town of Seyda Neen. From there your adventure begins as it becomes clear that you are the Nerevarine.
The game is still beautiful and atmospheric even now, with netch and cliff racers among the interesting creatures to be seen and ran from (well not the cliff racers!).
The quests are varied and complex, with many different fractions to join, and to be joined carefully as you are not able to join some if you have others.
The characters are unvoiced, but this doesn't to spoil my enjoyment of the game. The interface is neat with inventory, spells, and maps on the one screen.
The combat can be quite difficult to get used to, but this is due to the fact you only hit a certain percentage of the time depending on your skill level for that weapon. It should also be noted that there is no quest makers, just a journal, and there is no fast travel either. Good job athletics is a skill!
But I would not recommend the Xbox version as even though it will play on the Xbox 360, the frame rate was unbearable. This is the only negative with this game. The frame rate on the PC version is fine.
For me this is the best Elder Scrolls game, and if you get the chance I would recommend you pick up the game of the year edition. It has given me many hours of entertainment. Right I'm off to beat Dagoth Ur!
Just about everything really!
Original Xbox version frame rate is really poor.
No fast travel or quest markers may put people off.
When I found this game and its 2 expansions for 2 euro It did not take me long to decide if it was worth it, the game is truly expansive, but hard at some points.
In Morrowind you start as a prisoner as is typical of the Elder scrolls games, after a small character creation process that was nicely implemented into the immigrations office I was dropped outside into the world whit no idea how heal,rest or even fight correctly, Catching on is easy though as I soon learned, the amount of skills there are are truly amazing.
as for leveling up it is different from what Iam used to, instead of killing a certain amount of creatures for XP and then putting points in skills you want raised in Morrowind you instead gain acrobatics XP when jumping, and block XP when successfully blocking, after gaining a specific amount of levels in some skills you get to distribute 3 points over for instance your dexterity and strength which in turn boost some skills.
In the game you will mostly be walking around but there are Silt striders, huge mantis like creatures, who ferry people from city to city for a price, when you come across useful information it is written in your Journal, by pressing J you can read trough it all again and find useful information, by clicking a coloured word you get even more information about that subject, the game often has you going in a certain direction and the Lack of compass had me confused at first, of course that was until I found the map which Is quite easy to read and shows what part of the world you have already explored and can be used to find the compass directions when the need arises.
Unlike say Fallout 3 there is quite a lot of reading involved as NPCs do not have a lot of voice acting,clicking trough everything and then using your Journal can be done but usually I just read what they have to say.
A genius work of art, this game. Huge world, open-ended storyline and one which feels as if you are actually walking around in a real-scale environment without getting bored. Must have taken the developers ages to put in the level of detail here, with many characters and surprises hidden all over the game.
Probably one of the best RPGs I have ever player as a result of the freedom it affords, it did take up hours of my life. It has a great feeling of exploration to it as you travel and discover the world at your own pace. Controls are simple, and combat is perhaps quite straightforward, but it is only a small part of a game that is rich in story and context.
The only problem with the game is that in one of such inevitable scope small bugs and continuity errors do pop up. That is why it's almost better now than at release - patches and updates have smoothed most of that out and the game is now very playable.
this game has to be one of my favourite games of all time. the elder scrolls 3 morrowind is a huge open world role playing game brought to us by bethseda softworks. set in the world of vvardenfell the island of morrowind is where the adventure begins. the choice of race, clas and attribtues is great for creating and building your own style character in the vast land that is morrowind. from fighters and mages guild to the thieves and other clans are possible to join and advance up the ranks. the world is vast with different regions and different weathers, all given their own style according to the elder scrolls lore. it really is a rich environment which makes the game feel so real, the music is very epic and the voice acting is great and at times very amusing. the only downsidesi feel morrowind has is the fact that loading times dont tend to vary with hardware, the most upto date system could run this game with as much ease as a current low spec system, but the load times would still irritate in places.
The elder scrolls III: morrowind is the biggest PC game I have ever played.
Since I bought it from play.com for £7.00 I have been playing it non-stop. It is the greatest PC game of all time and will be the greatesst for many years to come.
The game starts with your charecter on a slave ship being told that you will be released on a island called morrowind. You leave the ship and choose your appearence and race. You then choose your sign and are released in to morrowind.
The games level up feature is well thought out whilst most RPG's have you attacking and killing monsters to level up morrowind has you raising skills such as Alchemy and Magic, but if you want to fight you can do that too.
The game gives you many choices such as being able to join many guilds like the mages and the fighters guilds. You can earn money by doing jobs of people or by robbing them and you can also earn money other ways (one memorable moment was when the mages guild was empty and the fighters guild wanted me to steal some stuff so I went in and cleared the place out.)
Morrowind is the third in the series of the highly acclaimed Elder Scrolls quadrilogy. Its a fantasy role playing game whereby your character explores a massive world and follows a non linear main quest, with massive amounts of side quests along the way. There is a huge number of weapons and armour that become more easily obtainable as you progress through the game and also newer locations as you explore the map even further.
The map on this game is phenomenal, is just massive and every bit of it is uniquely detailed to give that sense of true exploration, although you may encounter the same types of terrain more than once.
As for the storyline, the game takes you on a long and adventurous story which eventually ends at killing the big baddy as normal, but its your choice whether to follow it or not, as the game is non-linear.
In my opinion Morrowind is one of the best RPG's out there, as it basically combines everything a good RPG needs with originality.
I received this game with my graphics card but didn't even bother to install it for quite a long time. When I eventually got around to it, I was pleasantly surprised.
You are a kidnapped slave and the game will begin with you in the hold of a ship amongst other slaves. Surely you're going to be sold? No. Instead you're dropped off at port to complete an errand which seems a little odd. To create your character you must choose its name, race, sex, birthsign and skills. You can either answer questions and have a character recommended to you, build your character completely on your own or choose from preset characters.
The most annoying thing in Morrowind is travelling. Walking takes forever and cities are far from close to one another, you'll spend hours just walking from city to city when you could otherwise be involved in action if the journey were shorter. Actually with regard to being annoying the lack of clear quest logging is certainly on a par with the walking issue. You'll come across many people and join various factions from which you can get quest, the recording of your quests is unbelievably poor and half the time you won't know what you're supposed to be doing unless you made a note of it yourself.
In conclusion considering the time the graphics and sound are both pretty good. The gameplay is good but could be better and the replay value is virtually non existant unless you've missed out some side quests but overall it's actuall a very good game. Oblivion is far better though so if you're going to pick just one go for Oblivion.