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4.0 out of 5 stars Still a great game, 7 Aug 2011
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This review is from: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Game of the Year Edition (PC DVD) (Video Game)
This game is lots of fun, and really worth playing even though it's a few years old now. The story and writing (not Bethesda's strongest suits, imo) are much better here than in Oblivion, and this game also has more atmosphere and character than its pretty but bland successor. It's a huge world to explore and the two expansion packs (included) make it even more massive and add loads of value. Thanks to years of modding (TESNexus is a great place to get mods for this game and Oblivion), you can easily get even more from the title; and mods such as Enhanced Graphics, and Morrowind Game Extender can make it look almost as nice as Oblivion while still keeping that unique Morrowind 'feel'.

So why should you play? If you like a decent story, loads of character customisation, a ton of lore in quite an interesting world, lots of exploration, great loot, joining factions, plus cool things such as flying/levitating/swimming around underwater/becoming a werewolf, hours upon hours of gameplay, and if you aren't bothered whether graphics are 'state of the art', then you should give this game a go.

Why should you avoid? Well, this isn't a Bioware game. There are no companions (unless you find a mod that gives you one), not many memorable NPCs and while the story is better here than in other Bethesda offerings, it still isn't a story-driven game, particularly. It's an open world exploration game with a story, and can feel a little overwhelming if you're new to this style of gameplay. It doesn't do a huge amount of hand-holding, either, so if you like more linearity and an emphasis on story and NPC interaction then you might not enjoy this. If you're looking for something nice and quick to fill a few evenings, then this game probably isn't it. Yes, you could whizz through the main quest in a fairly few short hours, but you'd be missing out on the majority of what Morrowind has to offer and that would be a shame. Let it be something that you sink a ton of time into because that's where this game shines. Yes, the graphics are dated. This isn't a glorious cinematic experience like Witcher 2 or Mass Effect. Morrowind was released in 2002 and it shows - but like I've already said, if you're prepared and able to spend a bit of time finding the right mods, then it can still be rather pretty even by today's standards.

All in all, if you like CRPGs and have an interest in the Elder Scrolls series then you should play this.
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