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5.0 out of 5 stars Morrowind GOTY edition- truly the best RPG ever!, 29 Mar. 2005
This review is from: Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition (Xbox) (Video Game)
Morrowind is truly the greatest RPG ever!
The concept behind Morrowind is brilliant:
You can choose to change the world with your brave and heroic deeds, or change the world with your assasinations, killings and robbings. You can choose to be the worlds most powerful swordsman, or you can be the worlds best mage or archer. You can make potions and sell them for a high price, or you can be a pilgrim or a gypsy; never stopping at a place for a long time. You can choose to make your own potions, or to buy readymade ones. You can repair your own weapons, or buy new ones once your current weapon is too worn to be used. You can be the master of all spells, and go around enchanting rings and hitting people with fireballs and flamethrowers. You can choose to be a assasin, warrior, guard, creature, scavenger, traitor to the king or loyal servant to the king. When you start off you can choose to be any of the 10 classes that are given: these are Argonians, reptilian warriors from marshy areas,
Bretons, natural born spellcasters, dark elfs which are, you guessed it, dark elves, high elves, which are proud and golden skinned and very intelligent, imperials, which are people from the civilized areas, Khajits, which are often thieves because of their agility and acrobatics, nords, which are tall and fair-haired people, who lare strong, willful and hardy. Orcs are a beast race; they have unshakible courage and power. The redguards are the race with the most natural ability and power. Finally the wood elves are nimble and quick and are good scouts and agents.
The graphics and physics of Morrowind are great:
When you jump off a guard tower, you do not land unscathed; if your aerobatics skill is high, you will live, but if it is low; you die! If you try to walk up a waterfall, you will be knocked back and will not be able to get up,
The graphics of morrowind, together with the huge graphical capacities of the Xbox make Morrowind even more stunning than before. (and Morrowind was absolutely earthshattering on the PC!)
The skeletal-based characters certainly are increadibly realistic; nothing looks out of place and everything looks as though you really are inside the game! All the creatures, characters and places look good. The world of morrowind is huge: it takes over 200 hours or longer (seriously) to tour the entire world on foot. If you want to finish all the quests and visit all the places, it will take over 600 hours to do!
The freeness of morrowind is increadible; you can choose to follow the main storyline, or you don't have to; you can make up your own storyline and become the most wanted criminal in the entire Vvardenfell (the land of Morrowind)!
Morrowind is for people who like to be free, and for people who are creative and who do not want to follow a certain storyline and have the game end the moment the storyline is finished.
The additions of Solstheim (the nothernmost island) and Mournhold (a very useful city to be in) only makes the original morrowind better!
In Solstheim you can steal great armour that lies in crates on the top floor of the Fort Frostmoth guard towers; then you can help lead settlers to a good place to build their town, help them build it, then manage it, or if you want to be evil, you can lead settlers there, help them build it, then kill the settlers, or you can even help them build the town then purpously get bitten by a werewolf, and turn all the settlers and children into werewolves too! It is your choice.
In Mournhold,you can go to the huge Mournhold temple, or go to the great bazaar, a place full of shops and stalls. You can go to the palace, or go to the Plaza Brindisi Dorom, a grassy area with a statue of two people fighting.
Morrowind GOTY is a great game: The two expansion packs: Mournhold and Solstheim (packed into one disk) make the game even longer-lived (around 700-750 hours now!)
Morrowind takes the RPG business to a new level; nothing can beat it!
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