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The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind Review

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Morrowind is considered by many people to be the best Elder Scrolls game ever made. I used to think that way too until I replayed it this weekend.

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In Morrowind you’re a prisoner being transported to Morrowind. You have no idea why or even what you did to get locked up in the first place but if you’ve ever played an Elder Scrolls game you won’t be surprised to in prison. After you dock you get to create your character and start you journey in Morrowind. Morrowind has aged really badly. Everything from the graphics to the actual gameplay is really bad now but somehow I still had as much fun with this game today as I did when it first came out. The gameplay in Morrowind has always been bad. Even if you hit the enemy you can still miss because it goes by that old dungeon and dragon style of combat.

I had to hit a crab a good hundred times before it died because I kept missing. Morrowind gives you access to a crap ton of skills to choice from when you make your character. This is by far one of the best things about the game and gives it replayability because you’re never going to play through the game the same way twice. The lore and world of Morrowind is still beautiful, and at times magical. you don’t need graphics like Crysis 3 to be a beautiful game and that’s the case with Morrowind. Another thing I really like about the game is the actual story, and characters that I meet on my quests. There is a lot for you to do in this game and you can literally spend hundreds of hours trying to do everything.

indexIn Morrowind you can go to jail, become an assassin, join the fighters guild, mages guild, get your own house filled with servants, become a vampire, werewolf, levitate, teleport, and after a hard day’s work sit down in your own home and read a good book. In what other game can you do all of this besides the Elder Scrolls? That’s what makes these games so great. You always have something to do.

As I mentioned earlier Morrowind has aged very badly. The gameplay is terrible and I found myself not wanting to play the game because of this. If you’re not doing the main quest then there’s little to no point to talk to npc’s because they all say the same thing. The stiff animations make it painful to actually want to spend any decent amount of time in this game and I really have to be in the mood to sit down and play or I won’t have any fun with the game.

The soundtrack in this game is some of the best i’ve ever heard in any game and it really gets me in the mood to put some hardcore hours in the game.

Finding sweet loot is always awesome and there is a lot of cool stuff to find in Morrowind. You’ll have to really search for the rare stuff but when you do you’ll be glad you did. Morrowind has some very unique locations that isn’t preset in any other Elder Scrolls game. You can travel to Vivec, a city over the water, Aid Ruhn, a desert like city, Genesis, a mixture of desert and grasslands, and you even get to visit House Telvanni and the only way to properly navigate that place is by levitating. I love this game but I can say that about every Elder Scrolls game. I love them all to death. The thing that separates Morrowind from the rest of them is it’s surroundings. It adds some of everything in it and that’s rarely done in games.

images Morrowind is a great game that sadly didn’t stand the test of time. The actual game itself is a chore to playthrough now and I can only recommend this game to hardcore Elder Scrolls fans. The magic is still there but only for a select audience. My final verdict for Morrowind is a 7/10. Morrowind is truly a once in a lifetime game for me and i’ll never forget my time spent in it.

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