Skyrim may be hogging the headlines, but for many, the mere mention of “Elder Scrolls” conjures up fond memories of Silt Striders, Cliff Racers, and the only Mudcrab capable of suppressing its stupid/suicidal tendencies long enough to take up commerce. Morrowind, though, wasn't much of a looker to begin with, and age spares not even the most beloved of classic RPGs. Fortunately, that's where the Morrowind Overhaul project comes in. It's a mod compilation collectively created by “hundreds of people” that dusts off Morrowind's gigantic landmass and gives it quite the impressive spit 'n' shine. No, the elder Elder Scrolls won't suddenly give Skyrim a run for its money, but this is an impressive project nonetheless. Check out a trailer after the break, and -- if you feel so inclined -- give the mod a download here.
For tykes weaned on the clean, orderly fantasy world depicted in Lord of the Rings (and its many immitators), The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was a bit of a shock to the system. After all, it was really, really weird. Like, downright bizarre in some places. We'll never forget the first time we rode around the countryside in a giant bug – mostly because no amount of therapy is enough. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. There was, however, a certain appeal to it, and Bethesda freely admits that Oblivion lacked that exotic flavor.