Are Arena and Daggerfall worth playing?

#1MajinBalthierPosted 4/8/2013 1:20:53 PM
Perhaps this is a bit off-topic, but what do you guys think?

I have Morrowwind, really like it, and it'll be easy enough to grab Oblivion and Skyrim after this.

My question is, should I go back and play Arena and Daggerfall as well, or are they just too antiquated at this point?

I'm a completionist; I've played every Final Fantasy (except 13-2) at this point, every Metroid, every Metal Gear / Metal Gear Solid, every Zelda except the two most recent ones, etc. When I like a series as much as the above, I generally play everything.

However, I seriously question whether Arena and Daggerfall would be worth the trouble. I'd need to find a concrete way to play them on the PC and the graphics look incredibly antiquated. What do you guys think?
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#2MrcTOtheJPosted 4/8/2013 1:28:19 PM
They're free now on Bethesda's site and others, so the only thing you'll be spending is the time to download them, and the time to try them out, if you don't like them you can uninstall them.

Daggerfall is worth it with playing it you won't be missing much in Arena, as most of it's there. But daggerfall has some intresting gameplay things I'd like to return like the bank, and owning a ship and a cart. Though the map was to big and under populated, I get the time it was made in but it didn't have to be so big, Thank god there was forms of fast travel in it.
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#3kobra6187Posted 4/8/2013 1:29:06 PM
I've tried both briefly but without making any significant progress into the storyline. It's pretty rough, but if you liked Morrowwind a lot you might be able to get through them. My first ES game was Oblivion and after I played that I couldn't really fully enjoy Morrowwind to the extent of some who played it when it first came out.
#4RebelElite791Posted 4/8/2013 2:48:24 PM
http://theelderscrolls.wiwiland.net/?title=Daggerfall_:_DaggerfallSetup_EN

No DOSBOX required.


Open z.cfg, change Control to viewplyr.dat


Bam, OB/Skyrim style controls.
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#5PathlessBulletPosted 4/8/2013 2:53:52 PM
Eh.... those two are a bit too old and procedurally generated for me to enjoy.
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#6CRtwentyPosted 4/8/2013 2:56:01 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
Eh.... those two are a bit too old and procedurally generated for me to enjoy.


And the Khajiit look like elves. Silly Ohmes-raht.
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#7dinosaur-123Posted 4/8/2013 3:08:16 PM
Just play daggerfall since it's basically arena but with everything better , If you manage to get out of the starter dungeon then you're in for a good time , but remember to save often and be patient with the game since it was made 20 years before now and many of it's concepts and gameplay and very much outdated.
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#8MajinBalthier(Topic Creator)Posted 4/9/2013 5:51:22 AM
kobra6187 posted...
I've tried both briefly but without making any significant progress into the storyline. It's pretty rough, but if you liked Morrowwind a lot you might be able to get through them. My first ES game was Oblivion and after I played that I couldn't really fully enjoy Morrowwind to the extent of some who played it when it first came out.



Sounds like it'd be a good idea to play the first two before I go any further into the series and get spoiled by the graphics in OB/Skyrim.

Do any graphics-enhancing patches exist for the first two? I know one exists for Morrowwind, that I unfortunately can't make use of (playing it on Xbox).
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#9sunbro1Posted 4/9/2013 5:53:51 AM
RebelElite791 posted...
http://theelderscrolls.wiwiland.net/?title=Daggerfall_:_DaggerfallSetup_EN

No DOSBOX required.


Open z.cfg, change Control to viewplyr.dat


Bam, OB/Skyrim style controls.


HO-LY ****! DOSBOX makes me want to kill myself to be honest so thanks.
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#10CRtwentyPosted 4/9/2013 6:00:24 AM
I'm actually gonna give these a try. Hopefully I haven't been spoiled too much by fancy new games.
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