Old school RPG fans, you MUST play this game.
KuyaRaymond wrote this review on .
Calm down RPG fans, let me finish.
You see, in a tabletop RPG the most important person is the DM. Why? Because that's the guy who customizes the game. The players choose a character bound by class and the DM creates a custom world for the characters.The character you roll at the beginning determines your experience. For instance, if you choose a cleric, swords will be completely useless to you. That type of restriction forces the players to play the "role" of the character they chose at the beginning. It's a format that works wonderfully if you have a competent DM.
However, in a digital RPG there is no DM. Those restrictions really don't work like they should. So Bethesda have basically turned those dice rolls into actual gameplay. You wanna get good at swordplay? Use a sword. Wanna be a good mage? You'd better start reading and casting spells.
Brave and brilliant decision Bethesda! Bravo.
Btw, I know they did the same thing in Fallout 3, but as far as I know this is the first traditional fantasy RPG where it's been tried.