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Nick1989

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys, I'm glad to be back her at the ES Forum. :) How've you all been? Anyways, back on topic! I beat Oblivion a loooooong time ago! Now, I am replaying Morrowind. Which game do you guys like better? Now this isn't a flame war thread, just tell which one you like and why. I, like Morrowind better. Why? I noticed Oblivion left out a TON of armor and weapons... a TON! Morrowind, combined with Tribunal, and Bloodmoon gave you about 30-ish :uhm: types of armor. Oblivion has about 10, give or take a few. Morrowind also has a ton of more factions to join and all that. I also like Morrowinds story better, and it is longer too.




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#2 12 years ago

I liked the fact that the main quest in Morrowind was longer, but Oblivion looks better. Now if somebody could convert Morrowind to use Oblivion's engine and graphics, which is rumored to be happening, that would be great.




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#3 12 years ago

Morrowind was a much larger world than Oblivion,offering a lot of travel and more places to visit.But even though Oblivion was smaller and had about the same amount of areas,traveling was much easier and involved less boring walking and more horse riding and fast travel.It's sad that they sized the world down so much though,because Oblivion is,in travel distance from one edge of the continent to the other, about 1/3 the size of Morrowind,which makes horses and other things generally useless,as the difference in your arrival at an area on horseback or foot is maybe only 10 seconds or so.

The combat system of Oblivion makes much more sense,as when a blade connects with someone you actually do damage no matter what,where as in Morrowind you could swing for half a day and never hit someone once.Oblivion is a very buggy game,but Morrowind blows Oblivion's bugginess out of the water.Another thing is how Oblivion's variety of enemies is very,very limited to a few types of vampires(most of which are the exact same in every way aside from looks),a few types of human enemies(same deal as with vampires),and the creature variety isn't much to look at either(mostly just tons of variations of the same type of creature).

All in all,i can't say either is better,as they both have horrendous faults,but are both great games.




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#4 12 years ago

I think both have their ups and downs, and I agree with what most of you just stated. The outdated graphics and bad voice acting bugged me a little but the story was great and tribunal and bloodmoon provided a few kicks but when it all comes down to it, Oblivion is just a better game. I love Morrowind cause it was an open ended kind of a game where you could just do whatever you wanted, but the AI sucked and once you got to a certain level in the game it just became to damn easy. Also traveling was crappy...it was so freaking big that when assigned a quest it was a real workout to find your desired target area. I mean some locations got marked on your map but the majority was basically just a "trial & error" search for some damn dungeon or some peasants house...sure I liked the different kinds of armor, but when i think of it it dosen't really matter how much different kinds of armor there is, cause most of them looked badly put together and just didn't make my character look tough and cool. I admit appearance isn't everything but you still want your characters looking cool right? thats why I like Oblivion better, not alot of armor choices(Thats why we have Mods) but it provides better AI, better graphics and fun Physics! Basically I like both of them but as I stated many times I just have to say Oblivion gets my vote.




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#5 12 years ago

I like them both equally. They both got their ups and downs.




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#6 12 years ago

I think we can all agree that due to their faults and their triumphs they're both more or less equal.




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#7 12 years ago

I haven't played oblivion, and I only have the xbox version without the tribunal and bloodmoon expansions, but so far I'm really lovin morrowind. I love makin my own class and just doin whatever the hell I feel like! lol, and the freedom beats the crap out of GTA : SA or VC!




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#8 12 years ago

Indeed it does.I suggest you try renting or buying the GOTY edition of morrowind,as the bloodmoon expansion pack offers some awesome quests and weapons.Speaking of which (and i say that a lot) i noticed a long time ago when i was near completing the bloodmoon expansion that there was a cave with some legendary axe in it,and it seemed like there was a quest related to freeing the axe from it's stone.Is there any way to remove it?Or is it just another of those stupid King Arthur ripoffs where your strength has to be a certain level?




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#9 12 years ago

I had the XBOX GOTY version of Morrowind and hated it, the load times and controls were terrible so i traded it in and got the PC version which i am LOVING. Cobra-Khan i totally recomend trading in the XBOX version and if you have a decent pc at all get the PC version, the load times alone are worth it and the better texture mods really help in the graphics department too.

Back to the question at hand, i would say eventhough its short and doesnt have half the stuff in it that Morrowind does i enjoyed Oblivion more just cos its quality over quantity, not to say Morrowind didnt have quality but it wasnt as cohecive as Oblivion was and their was too much guess work and wandering around for my taste. There is my 2 cents lol




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#10 12 years ago
GDICommandoI like them both equally. They both got their ups and downs.

Yeah, if Morrowind had Oblivion's combat system (no more hit misses like originally) then I'd probably play Morrowind a lot more, since with the right graphics mods you can make Morrowind fairly good looking for an "older" game.