Bethesda: Skyrim to be Less Like Oblivion, More Like Morrowind

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Sediket

More screen shots!  I can't wait for this game!

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allantang

Obviously no longer oblivious to Oblivion's mistakes...

nicely done!

I loved Morrowind. I liked Oblivion. There were good things in both games, so hopefully they take the things from both and make a kickass game. I will preoder now if it was on steam.

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allantang

Obviously no longer oblivious to Oblivion's mistakes...

nicely done!

I loved Morrowind. I liked Oblivion. There were good things in both games, so hopefully they take the things from both and make a kickass game. I will preoder now if it was on steam.

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POMF2K

but I couldn't be happier to hear this.

It's not that Oblivion was by any means a bad game, but I was immensely disappointed from day one.  I had never played any other Elder Scrolls games, besides of course Morrowind, but I had very high hopes for it.  It did not deliver. 

Oblivion lacked the "exotic flavor."  It lacked the immersion.  It lacked realistic looking characters, even for a fantasy game.  It lacked the local politics and faction loyalties.  It lacked the feeling of an endless world.  It lack that feeling that you are in a far corner of a strange world.  It lacked. . . spears.  

Oblivion felt to me like it was catered to console gamers.  A bit too Zelda and Final Fantasy-esque and much less Elder Scrolls. 

It did however have some lovely sunsets.

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Lazorlink

The one area for me that completely redeemed any flaws for pc: mods. The mods I used completely changed the game. most important for me was the real time mod. Another favorite of mine was a more realistic combat system. I always hated how a backstab with a dagger just mildly inconvienienced the receiver. I forget the name of that mod, but it basically upped the damage on all weapons to do an insane amount of damage, even enemies weapons and spells. While you could kill with one good blow, you could also be killed just as easily. Put an arrow in their eye, dead. Another favorite was the darker nights/dungeon mod. It was cool actually NEEDING torches/night vision spell.  Makes it 10x more imersive for me.

As long as skyrim allows mods, I think any minor problems will be solved by the community.

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lordmidnight

You nailed it!

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