ES was better when it wasn't mainstream

#1Eightlie33Posted 5/1/2012 8:26:41 AM
I remember playing Morrowind just exploring for hours with a feeling of deepness & profoundness while everyone was still playing Halo or GTA. I would tell people about Morrowind and they would have no idea what it was and would try it for 5 minutes and say "I don't get it". It always felt good to "get" a game that requires some intelligence and concentration to play.

When Oblivion came out the game got a little more popular but It wasn't that bad. They weren't catering to a wider audience.

But Skyrim...
It's an action game wrapped in RPG silver lining. Every one was talking about it. Every one was getting it. I couldn't go a day without hearing a million things about it. I no longer felt unique or had my little series anymore. Now I feel like a philistine like all the others playing this game..

Sad,
RIP the real elder scrolls
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#2MC2011Posted 5/1/2012 8:29:55 AM
*plays bagpipes*
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#3TholossPosted 5/1/2012 8:31:06 AM
Geneforge, Avadon, and Avernum.

That is all.
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#4I_Dont_AgreePosted 5/1/2012 8:31:08 AM
In a way, yes. Bethesda it seems had to do some tweaking to cater to everyone. But, since I'm here, I can't resist...

*Points at TC* Hipster!
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#5PekovicPosted 5/1/2012 8:31:10 AM
I sort of feel the same....except I still think Skyrim is ****ing awesome and didn't disappoint me at all.
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#6daveliciousPosted 5/1/2012 8:33:05 AM
If the gameplay didn't evolve, even diehard morrowind fans wouldn't still be playing the series.

It's not just that the series has gone mainstream... they're just being smart and replacing the archaic systems to simulate what the games can now do in real time since the technology allows more control.
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#7Carruth81Posted 5/1/2012 8:33:08 AM
I_Dont_Agree posted...
In a way, yes. Bethesda it seems had to do some tweaking to cater to everyone. But, since I'm here, I can't resist...

*Points at TC* Hipster!


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#8LithiumLegendPosted 5/1/2012 8:40:37 AM
I remember in an interview Todd Howard thought Oblivion was the game that was the one most trying to cater to an audience. Mostly in how it looked like any medevil type game you could think of. He thought Skyrim was like an inbetween of Morrowind and Oblivion where it caters to an audience and yet it has it's own unique look, yet some variety. He atleast seems to be pretty candid about his feelings towards his games.
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#9Carruth81Posted 5/1/2012 8:49:07 AM
Hipsters were better when they weren't mainstream
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#10CruorComaPosted 5/1/2012 8:49:42 AM
The only problem I have with the mainstream direction is that it attracts the numb brained masses who produce awful ideas that I hope the devs never heed to(see: Multiplayer, Guns etc)
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