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5.0 out of 5 stars
The way RPG's should be., 9 Nov 2002
For RPG lovers, this is the game we've been waiting for. The sheer size and open-endedness in this game far surpasses anything seen before. Oh, and the graphics are probably the best you've ever layed your eyes on aswell.
Morrowind allows you to do anything you want to. If you prefer to follow the main story closely, do it. Want to fly, swim, steal the old woman who sells potions dinner plates? Do it. Want to rise to the head of the mages guild, look after your own house, buy slaves? Do it. The choices are endless and the replay value is great.
The choices in character creation are vast also. There are pre-defined templates for you to choose, or you can make your own. You can even answer questions to let the game tell you what class would be best for you, from the novice to the expert who likes to tinker with every stat, the choice is yours.
The main storyline is excellent as expected from all RPG's these days, the many sub quests could pass for main quests they are so detailed. The amount of lore is staggering, and the immersion is superb. You really can lose yourself in this game and wonder where the time went.
Of course, it's not perfect. Travelling through some areas can become frustrating with all the monsters to be killed constantly, this is no different than most RPG's - but it is still something that can annoy even the most hardcore of RPG fans. (with the many mods around this is addressed however) The system requirements are also very high, and you'll need a decent system (1gz+, 256 ram+, geforce 2+) to run this game well.
Most of the older problems have been corrected with patches from the producer, various mods from the fanbase, and with the expansion pack out in a few days there is no better time to try this epic game out. You won't regret it.