OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP CPU: Pentium 500Mhz RAM: 128MB HDD: 1 GB VIDEO: 32MB Direct 3D Direct X 8.1 Compatible SOUND: 16 bit Direct X 8.1 Compatible Age: Teen
There is rivalry between the great houses, cults and necromancy is on the rise. Will you bring peace to the world? Are you the prophesied one? Come and explore the land of Morrowind and get set for quite the adventure!
How do I start?
You begin the game being rescued from a prisoner ship. Why were you released? You\'ll find out later if you choose to follow the storyline. (yes it\'s optional) From the ship you will get to choose your race, sign you were born and character type. There are various ways of determining your character type. You can answer questions that will decide for you, pick from a list, or fill out the forum yourself. There are many races to choose from including Dark Elf, High Elf, Wood Elf, Imperial, Red Guard, Orc, Nord, Breton, Argonian (lizard), and Khajiit (feline). All having their own strengths and weaknesses.
I got my character, now what?
Talk to people. You will see how much they like you by their persuasion towards you. Some species are better off than others in this regard. You can raise your speechcraft skill but other ways to gain peoples trust is to help or bribe them. You have a reputation meter, the more people you help the more famous you will become. The best way to get people to like you is to join guilds and climb up the rank ladder by performing tasks for the guild.
* Blades (spies) * Fighter\'s Guild * Imperial Cult * Mages Guild * Morag Tong (Assassins) * Temple * Thieves Guild
How do I increase my attributes?
There are many attributes you can assign and specialize your character in. You can increase these attributes by using them, getting trained, or by reading certain books. The best way to get experience is to hunt or fight monsters. When you join a guild, get trained by them. The more they like you the cheaper the rates will be.
What kind of quests will I go on?
The story line is open ended in this game. You can follow it or do your own thing. Often times you will be asked to help other people out in various ways. The guilds you join will have you do tasks to gain rank. Some of these quests include killing robbers, solving murders, stealing valuable items and artifacts. Walking down the main roads you have opportunities to help unite love birds, and escort people to rough areas. There is so much to do in this game, the list goes on!
From a Christian perspective this game has violence. You will definitely have to kill various monsters. Killing people can usually be avoided, often times you can settle things peacefully via bribe or working things out. Some guilds like the Fighter\'s Guild or Morag Tong Guild require you to execute people or thieves. There is also a thieves guild which requires you to steal items. Basically, you are as good of a character you choose to be. You do not have to join any guild, but they do have their advantages. There is some swearing and alcohol/drug use in the game. There is a club call House of Earthly Delights with female dancers wearing only bra and underwear. There is also a quest where you have to strip to your undies to gain a vote! Magic use is prevalent in this game. Again you don\'t have to use it, but it will be used on you. There are references to necromancy and vampires too. Finally some symbols found in the game are obelisks and the crescent moon.
Overall experienceEase of use
This game is easy to install and play. When talking to characters in the game there are hot topics that you can click on and get more information from them. To move around you use the WASD keys and the mouse to look. You can play in first or third person perspective. The graphics are AMAZING! The world is very realistic, you will experience different weather conditions from fog, to sand storms, night and day etc. The character and armor detail is great too. They re-use many of the faces, so many of the guards look alike. My only complaint with the graphics engine is that it loads often and it can be slow at times. The sound and EAX effects were the best in any game I have ever played. The voice acting was great and the musical score was very well done. The collector edition has a music CD, but for everyone else you can convert the mp3\'s or listen to them as is. Stability wise this game could use a little tweaking. It did crash to my desktop once, but what gets me is that it does not alt-tab very well. The AI can use some help too. There are a few quests where characters want you to escort them to someplace or someone. Every time I had to backtrack only to find them running into a bush or around in circles. It\'s a bit annoying, but oh well. This is a single player only game. There is so much to do, I doubt you\'ll get bored anytime soon. There are some official MODs released for the game, and MANY unofficial ones. Some of the unofficial ones allow you to become a Jedi or a ninja and use their actual weapons. You\'ll definitely get your money\'s worth in this game! It\'s a good game but I recommend it only for teens and adults.
Graphics A- Game play A Sound A+ Interface A- Stability B+ Offensive Content D
Overall 83% B