I enjoyed many aspects of Oblivion. It had better combat and was a much more lush atmosphere, and a very cool thing was to see the main city from almost anywhere on the map.
However, it seemed to lose some of that unique magic of the Elder Scrolls. Did anyone else feel this way? And if so, was it because Morrowind took place on a non-human homeland and offered more unique culture, or are the Imperials just sort of the vanilla flavor of the Elder Scrolls races? I guess I'm really wondering to myself if Skyrim will have that deep new culture feel from the Nords or if being in another human-esque homeland will deliver the same kind of expected human culture.
Oblivion certainly felt like a very well put together fantasy RPG, but I felt shorthanded when it came to capturing the very deep essence of the series, at least from Morrowind. Thoughts?
"We, Jaina, are the New Jedi Order... and this is OUR war." -Kyp Durron
One of the things I did not like in Oblivion was the fast travel. It just seemed to make the game go by so quick, where as in Morrowind you had to walk everywhere, except for the few boats and silt striders. One of the prominent things I remember from Morrowind was walking everywhere and seeing the things on the way. And I know you could do that in Oblivion, but really, who would not want to just fast travel to the next town or quest. Which is another point, Quest Markers. I liked how they did it in Morrowind, told you it was in this direction or this area, and let you explore. That was one of the cool things. Oblivion was just too...easy...in the way it told you exactly where most anything and everything was.
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