Top positive review
Old, one of the best games ever
on 13 September 2011
For fans of escapism and sword and sorcery and if you don't mind decade old graphics, you'll love this game. You have been released from the dungeon prisons of the empire under mysterious circumstances and sent to the island of Morrowind by boat. You disembark and pick you race and class. No matter your tastes, there is a class to suit you. If you enjoy magic there is the mage and battlemage. If you enjoy senseless axe-swinging there is the barbarian. If you enjoy sneaking around in the shadows, killing from afar with a bow and mixing potions there is the assassin, and infinite more combinations.
After picking your race and class you are dumped in to an enormous world with vague instructions to report to one of the empire's agents. This is the main storyline, but aside from this there are, what seems like endless, side-quests for you to embark on. There are guilds to join and they have tasks for you also. The mages guild, the warriors guild, the secretive thieves guild and the even more secretive (and highly illegal) murderers guild, who assassinate people for profit.
When exploring the world there are hundreds of caves and ruined forts to be explored, usually containing treasure, money, bad guys to kill and sometimes even angry ghosts which can only be harmed by magic or a silver sword. Regular weapons will not harm them. You can play the white knight, Jesus incarnate and fight for good, for justice and the people. You can traverse the fence, staying somewhere inbetween good and bad, bribing information out of people or simply steal a living. Rob the innocent, or the rich, or both. Rob them blind and sell the goods to the thieves guild who will be happy to buy them. Are you a homicidal maniac? There's something for you too. Just kill everyone and hide the bodies! When the guards show up, kill them too!
There is literally thousands of hours of play time in this game.
It is not without flaws though. Obviously being so old the graphics are terrible by todays standards. Most people shouldn't be bothered by this but if you are then there is a project to actually overhaul the game with the graphics of its successor, Oblivion, which by the way is also a great game and well worth playing. As of this review though (13 sep 2011) that project is still not finished and it's no surprise given it's enormousness. The other flaw is the combat system. It was clumsy even on the day the game was released and it still is today, but the game is so great that eventually you just get used to it.
There's really only 1 score for this game and it's 5/5.