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Is there any chance for someone that didn't like Morrowind to like Skyrim?

#1I_Heart_EeveePosted 12/23/2013 8:02:36 PM
Or Oblivion for that matter. I know Morrowind is usually regarded as the best, but maybe that's by diehard Elder Scrolls fans. It sounds like they all kind of cater to different audiences. I really think I probably won't like either, but it seems like nobody else dislikes Morrowind. There's just too much freedom and I don't get any sense of accomplishment. I've tried three times to get into it over five years and I just lose interest. But I'm a sucker and keep trying to come back to try and understand what all of the craze is about. So would Skyrim or Oblivion be better for a Morrowind hater to try? What's strange is that I really loved Fallout 3 and New Vegas. They have a great atmosphere that I can appreciate much more than standard fantasy and the way quests were structured made me feel like there were actually obtainable goals. Is Skyrim or Oblivion more like the new Fallouts than Morrowind?
#2ivanwind15Posted 12/23/2013 8:03:42 PM
Yes.
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#3aak57Posted 12/23/2013 8:04:22 PM
It's possible, depending on why you didn't like Morrowind. But...

I_Heart_Eevee posted...
There's just too much freedom and I don't get any sense of accomplishment.

if this is why, then it's pretty unlikely you'll enjoy either Oblivion or Skyrim. Wandering around doing random stuff is largely the appeal of the game.
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#4Kokuei05Posted 12/23/2013 8:07:15 PM
That's how it works. Hate Morrowind = you'll love Skyrim. Love Skyrim = you'll hate Morrowind.
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#5arleasPosted 12/23/2013 8:12:10 PM
The only thing I hated about Morrowind was the combat....and the cliff racers. They could fix the combat to feel like combat and not "spam a button until you hear a smacking sound to indicate you hit the guy" and they could totally remove the cliff racers (totally!) and I'd be happy with it.

But yeah, if you don't like free roaming adventuring and stuff and you need a "go here (BIG GIANT ARROW) and do this (INSERT OBJECTIVE) to proceed" then you won't like ANY of the elder scrolls games.
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#6LoshadtPosted 12/23/2013 8:17:22 PM(edited)
arleas posted...
The only thing I hated about Morrowind was the combat....and the cliff racers. They could fix the combat to feel like combat and not "spam a button until you hear a smacking sound to indicate you hit the guy" and they could totally remove the cliff racers (totally!) and I'd be happy with it.


I must be the only person on earth who actually liked Morrowind's combat. When my character got stronger my fights actually reflected that. But Cliff Racers are the worst goddamn thing ever. It doesn't matter where I go I inevitably have at least 7 of the bastards trailing me.

And to be on topic, Morrowind and Skyrim are barely comparable gameplay wise. I would say Skyrim is at least worth a shot despite my personal opinion of the game.
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#7skychanPosted 12/23/2013 8:22:18 PM
i hate both....but like fallout
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#8Bellum_SacrumPosted 12/23/2013 8:34:42 PM(edited)
Recent TES games might as well be called: "The Sims: Generic Fantasy Edition" or "Playing House: Basement Dweller Edition".

If that doesn't answer your question TC, here it is:

Nope, they're equally pointless. Skyrim is practically a dumbed-down Morrowind, with a slightly better combat system that is still horribly outdated and clumsily implemented.
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#9RequiemPosted 12/23/2013 8:33:15 PM
Loshadt posted...
arleas posted...
The only thing I hated about Morrowind was the combat....and the cliff racers. They could fix the combat to feel like combat and not "spam a button until you hear a smacking sound to indicate you hit the guy" and they could totally remove the cliff racers (totally!) and I'd be happy with it.


I must be the only person on earth who actually liked Morrowind's combat. When my character got stronger my fights actually reflected that. But Cliff Racers are the worst goddamn thing ever. It doesn't matter where I go I inevitably have at least 7 of the bastards trailing me.

And to be on topic, Morrowind and Skyrim are barely comparable gameplay wise. I would say Skyrim is at least worth a shot despite my personal opinion of the game.


Really?
I hated how I could be swinging a sword right in front of a guy's face and it won't hit him. It just didn't "work" for a first person perspective game. It ruined the "immersion" factor... although it probably would have worked fine from a third person perspective.
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#10LoshadtPosted 12/23/2013 8:39:37 PM
Requiem posted...
Really?
I hated how I could be swinging a sword right in front of a guy's face and it won't hit him. It just didn't "work" for a first person perspective game. It ruined the "immersion" factor... although it probably would have worked fine from a third person perspective.


For me it didn't really affect my immersion one way or another. Which is much better than Skyrim and Oblivion, which is just hammer RMB while occasionally chugging potions. Or in Oblivions case, never get into a fight because it takes an hour to kill a skeleton even with heavily invested combat skills.
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