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I'd heard of The Elder Scrolls before but never really played until Skyrim (which took me a while to get into but now I'm hooked). I'm looking forward to the MMO but I'm wondering if I should try and play any of the other games before this comes out. Thoughts?
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Oblivion is set in Cyrodill which will be the PvP zone in the Elder scrolls online. Playing that may give you a general idea of the layout of Cyrodill will feel like in ESO.

then there is Morrowind which has a really good story line, and is great for learning the Dunmer history, religion and culture. (however it relies heavily on stats and "behind the scene dice rolls", but a realy good game never-the-less)

overall they are both great games and i recommend them both.
This post was last modified: January 14th 2014, 11:34 AM by cadian13


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What Cadian said is correct. Both are great games in their own rights. If you wish to learn more about the lore of the world then those two games will give a tremendous amount if you pay attention to what people say and the in-game books.

Oblivion (being the newer of the two) has a combat style much closer to that of Skyrim than its predecessor and a very bright and colorful theme. Most things should feel very familiar going from Skyrim to Oblivion from a game mechanic viewpoint.

Morrowind on the other hand is drastically different from those two. Both the game world and the combat is much more in-depth. You can make your character extremely powerful at the start with a couple opportunities, but it's also very easy for someone new to it to break their character and make them near impossible to play. You don't have any quest markers in Morrowind. Keeping track of quests is done through a journal and your compass doesn't tell you if you're near a cave or a city: you actually have to find it like a normal person. Whether you love this or hate this it really depends on the person. Personally, I love Morrowind for the game world but hate it for their combat. *shrug*
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Yeah Morrowind's combat was a little, lack lustre...


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Play oblivion its a great game

And if you live in the us its only 5 dollars from gamestop
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I would say play Morrowind, and then Oblivion, they are both great games :D


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I would recommend Daggerfall, literally ANY PC can play it, and its a really good game...graphics aside.


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Morrowind is the best elder scrolls game so far imo better than Skyrim although obviously not in terms of graphics or combat
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Load Morrowind on a really good computer, then Mod that mother til it almost drowns with loads of good stuff. I'm sure you can still find all those online somewhere. Also, Morrowind came with a builder where you could make your own game. That was the BOMB. you could literally spend days of your life constructing an entirely new game.

Morrowind was a game's game. Ah those days... *waxes nostalgic* That's why you'll always hear us old fogies comparing everything to it. Join ESO, and take a drink every time someone mentions it in zone chat. Then proceed to the nearest hospital and get your stomach pumped
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