I have not played Morrowind

#1TheGeneJeaniePosted 5/30/2011 4:30:35 AM
And i deeply regret it. Or any of the others. I want to get it for orginal xbox as opposed to PC, but would play on a 360? What are the pros and cons of it to Oblivion? Seems like better factions for sure.
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#2kingcodebraPosted 5/30/2011 4:39:59 AM
It plays on 360. I have a copy for sale too... but you're probably too far away.

Cons for it are pretty much limited to body physics and animation.

Pros for it depend on what you believe makes a good RPG. I guess the same for cons.
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#3TheGeneJeanie(Topic Creator)Posted 5/30/2011 4:46:35 AM
Thought so :) I'm just gonna buy it off ebay or something..
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#4BenjaBenjaminPosted 5/30/2011 4:54:45 AM

One issue I personally didn't like with Morrowind, was attacks came down to an invisible dice roll as to whether they would make contact or not.

The better the stat, the higher the chance it would make contact.

But, I actually preferred Morrowind to Oblivion, yes Oblivion looks nicer, but... There was just something captivating about Morrowind...
High Elves falling from the sky, Stilt riders for fast travel, airborn enemies, Morrowind was excellent indeed.

#5kingcodebraPosted 5/30/2011 5:27:52 AM
It's not so bad. True, annoying at first but your skills can be increased very quickly just by trying to hit mudcrabs and then you hit almost everything all the time once your skill gets higher.

I say annoying but I kind of liked it. Made me feel old school again. :)
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#6BenjaBenjaminPosted 5/30/2011 6:14:15 AM

kingcodebra posted...
It's not so bad. True, annoying at first but your skills can be increased very quickly just by trying to hit mudcrabs and then you hit almost everything all the time once your skill gets higher.

I say annoying but I kind of liked it. Made me feel old school again. :)
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Agreed, it felt like I was playing some old school NES rpg again!

oh, another change from Morrowind to Olbivion that i really didn't like, was the armor...
Yeah, you could get a suid of armor in Oblivion, but in Morrowing, you could put different gauntlets, shoulder paldrons, etc etc Oblivion was just dumbed down a little TOO much.

#7valium88Posted 5/30/2011 6:26:26 AM

I just had a run through it again with Morrowind overhaul kit, a lord's men, Castle Hestatur and a couple other great mods. Overhaul is a must have if you play on computer. You don't need an awesome machine to get a serious enhancement either.

#8WheezinEdPosted 5/30/2011 6:40:31 AM(edited)
TheGeneJeanie posted...
What are the pros and cons of it to Oblivion? Seems like better factions for sure.

Pretty much everything about Morrowind is better. I like how characters have schedules and can enter and exit buildings in Oblivion, but all the major things like the world, role-playing, factions, main quest, character creation, even the graphics in terms of visual design, go to Morrowind.
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#9XboxHelperPosted 5/30/2011 9:56:37 AM
Biggest pros:
-Cheap paralysis
-Enchanted stuff looks like self-illuminating rubber.
-Tons of stuff, in all meanings of the word
-Alchemy earns you a fortune.
-You can kill a house's resident, or as said "morrowind it", to make it yours.

The cons:
-No fast travel (compensated by levitation, mark and recall, boats and bug taxis).
-Constant effect is pricy and difficult as ****, but can be implemented to weapons too.
-You NEED to learn magic.
-Quests are a mess and aren't clearly categorized or organized, but instead everything gets thrown into your journal in the order of happening.
#10HaysooslovesuPosted 5/30/2011 10:03:20 AM
I just played through this for the first time.

I was underwhelmed. There was a lot more content, to be sure, but I think Oblivion has more...feeling. It's easier to be immersed, I guess.

I don't mean to disparage Morrowind. It was a juggernaut at the time of its release, but it feels too dated for me to enjoy thoroughly. I can see why some of the changes from III to IV would have bothered some, but I definitely prefer Oblivion.
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