The Morrowind Problem

It looks… uhh… beautiful?

If you have read a lot of my content you no doubt will know that I am a huge fan of Bethesda games, more specifically the games within the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. However there is one game that I rarely mention for good reason, and that is Morrowind. I have indeed played the game however I have not gotten far as I find the game to unfortunately be a bit of a chore to get through.

Now I can no doubt hear many Morrowind fans yelling at me through their screens that I’m just a casual player and that I don’t know true complexity until I have played Morrowind. I prefer how Morrowind handles fast travelling and giving the player more freedom to take the game at their own pace. Where I don’t like Morrowind and where it turned me off from playing further was the combat and quests system. Forcing my character to roll a dice for each time I attacked is fine for tabletop RPG’s but with action RPG’s where the space between you and your enemy is very clearly your own doing just makes the system feel clunky and draws out battles for far too long. The quest system also forces you to keep track of way too many things which is why I preferred later game’s journal systems.

But maybe I’m just someone who doesn’t understand it too well, I know many veterans of the game absolutely adore it so in that case I would like to hear from you all! Do you enjoy Morrowind and if so why? Be sure to comment and explain to me why. That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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