I think a Codex system like BioWare games would be nice.

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User Info: Swede_Blood

Swede_Blood
5 years ago#1
If you read a book, or have an important piece of conversation, it'd be stored in your Codex.
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User Info: melvinmelon123

melvinmelon123
5 years ago#2
It's called a journal

User Info: newNAPOLEAN

newNAPOLEAN
5 years ago#3

im pretty sure codexes were only ac2

User Info: Swede_Blood

Swede_Blood
5 years ago#4
Well, bring back the journal then, cause oblivion didn't have one....
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User Info: HighVoltagexy

HighVoltagexy
5 years ago#5
... Wut.
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User Info: collarbone

collarbone
5 years ago#6
oblivion's journal only had info on quests. morrowind's journal allowed you to go over the topics you asked people about. the mass effect codex displayed information about the races and other different lore

User Info: Swede_Blood

Swede_Blood
5 years ago#7
What made me think of how handy this would be was, I was playing the DLC in Fallout: New Vegas. I read all the terminals and finished the DLC. After you finished the DLC, you weren't allowed to go back. So I was thinking it'd be nice if it had recorded everything that way I could reread everything from the DLC in a journal of some sort since you can't go back.

Morrowind's journal was perfect, it summarizes everything you experienced. BioWare did a good jobs cause it recorded everything, and kept you caught up with the lore as well. Oblivion on the other hand, didn't even have a journal. It had a quest section, and that's it.
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User Info: I have no name

I have no name
5 years ago#8
If you wanna learn about the lore you could always use the Elder Scrolls wiki:

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Main_Page

But personally I hope the games never adopt Mass Effect's system. My favorite pastime in Morrowind and Oblivion was building a library, learning the lore from hundreds of different stories and never being quite certain just how much was true history and how much was the author's exaggerations and biases.

For example let's say you want to learn about the earliest history of the continent your on, Tamriel. A Mass Effect style Codex would just let you pause the game and look up an objective, accurate summary of the continent's prehistory. If you wanted to learn about this subject in Oblivion you had to find the one and only book *I think* dealing with that subject, which required breaking into Castle Bravil.

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Father_Of_The_Niben

Then you had to gleam what little knowledge you could from the ancient poetry fragments and compare it to what you've read elsewhere to decide for yourself what's true and whats bias and exaggeration. *personally I think the friendly race of bird people who make him their lord and the giant yet easily slain cliffracer are just Topal BSing to make himself look good while the natives are only depicted as savages to fit the High Elf narrative that everyone but them is a savage*
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User Info: Ruppe21

Ruppe21
5 years ago#9
what is a Ac2 ???

User Info: nahzoo

nahzoo
5 years ago#10
assassins creed 2
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