Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Morrowind and Oblivion Mod Special!
Seb and Cam take a trip to Morrowind and Oblivion for Video Games History Month, looking at some of the mods for these classic games. Turns out there aren't any chickens to explode, so Skyrim happens too. Obviously.
Because they haven't played Morrowind before and have no idea what is going on, it makes this episode that much better. Haha thanks for another great episode. Sorry the humor is at your expense.
Feature Skywind and Skyblivion. Those are actually mods AND they're old games. They also need more press.
Oh Morrowind... pretty much the first of many RPG's I'd play... FUN FACT for you guys, best memory for me: if you leave the first town you arrive in headed NW, right after starting the game, A shifty miser starts screaming and falls out of the sky, and dies. He's got a few scrolls which make your acrobatics like 1000 or something. NATURALLY, I used it... to my dismay, found myself landing in the middle of the ocean; i was basically as far west as you could go, like, the end of the game. So, what does one do but swim back to land.......20 minutes later, hope is kindled, I see the shore, finally dry land... then a fish killed me.
Cam and Seb, I am a long time fan of the show! I think it would be interesting to go back to early "Sean McKinnis" days of the show and see how to early MODs have been updated and improved!
Fun show, brings back memories of Morrowind (great story and music, crashed constantly, horribly ugly people and monster models, weak combat, hated the cliff racers, loved the exploration and weapons) and Oblivion (much more stable, much better technically and visually a huge step up, good story). I'd like to replay Morrowind as Skywind if that's completed. Used to play Oblivion a lot but never with mods, hope to give that a try sometime.
I think Morrowind was a game you had to play back in the day. My best friend did and is eternally in love with it, unfortunately I missed out.
It's amazing to see Oblivion looking so good! Makes me want to go back :)
I don't know what you did to Morrowind, but this is what it's supposed to look like with medium settings:
I managed to make it look even better, but I don't play it anymore. Perhaps I should reinstall it for old times' sake. :)
Also, not featuring Skywind/Skyblivion on this talk? Come ooooon guys... really?!
Morrowind is one of those games that has some magic to it. It´s not a great game - I mean it has lots of problems - but the world it´s probably the best open-wold ever made.
Seb at 14:20... "I don't want to play with anybody else!"
Exactly... and this is why the Elder Scrolls Online is just not gonna work out. Most people love the series for this...
Did you guys use Nexus or OBMM for the mods on Oblivion?
My first was morrowind and I did not get it, granted it was my very first RPG so I didn't get it and tried again with oblivion and fell in love with RPGs forever, tried morrowind again and just couldn't do it. Would have loved to get skyrim on a PC so I could try Skywind, which you guys should do by the way it looks pretty awesome
What day is Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week is released? I know it's a weekly show, but at what day? I already subscribed it but it's never in my GS notification.
Morrowind was the first ES game I played. I had seen a bit of both Arena and Daggerfall but never played them myself. I don't think the first two hold up very good. Morrowind on the other hand is great. The thing I don't like about the newer games is how the games level with you (especially Oblivion that was pretty much broken due to this). Another thing that was better in Morrowind was that since you couldn't fast travel and didn't have a GPS you actually felt like you were there. First thing I did in Skyrim was forbid myself to use fast travel and mod the compass not to show any markers.
In morrowind if you got directions to somewhere they were actual directions like "Follow the road to Balmora and when you see the big tree there is a hidden entrance behind the stone just south of the tree". Which meant you actually looked at the world instead of just the stupid compass marker.
It is so strange that all the commenters loved the first ES game that they played. Either they talked about Oblivion being the best or Morrowind. For me, my first ES was Skyrim and that does hold a place which I don't believe any other ES game can. I guess I'd be talking about my adventures in Skyrim when the next one comes out, and hopefully soon. :)
I love Morrowind, but it would have been so much better if the combat was more like Oblivion and Skyrim. That dice rolling system for if you actually hit your target sucked. You guys should definitly check out Solstheim on Morrowind -the Bloodmoon expansion- though. So much better than the Solstheim in Skyrim.
I still play Obilivion from time to time though and it is still good. Valen Dreth! Valen Dreth!
I have fond memories of Morrowind, which I parallel played with my brother and a friend a lot.
I recall exploring around a coastal area during a thunderstorm once, and as I was looking out at the water, there was a flash of lightning followed shortly by a peal of thunder. Thanks to the primitive lighting, the brilliant flash of light illuminated the silhouette of a full-sized castle submerged below the sea and a fair distance off the coast, and the thunder was like an exclamation point to drive home that I discovered something. That made us all very giddy to go out and explore it. My character wasn't strong enough to hold his breath long enough to get to the entrance, but my friend did.
There was a small daedric shrine in one of the towers, so not much, but that pre-gamefaqs, unmapped, and unhinted discovery was one of the highlights of my Elder Scrolls adventures. The excitement of discovering something big and cool in a secluded place that most people wouldn't even think to go is the spirit of adventure that I look for in Elder Scrolls games.
Yeah, that Morrowing "graphics overhaul" made the game look worse. You should have played without it first, if only to see what the original game looked it.
Also, I think that Silver weapons or enchanted weapons are required against enemies that normal weapons have no effect against.
Ahhh. Sadrith Mora. Was my favourite little city. Though MGSO doesnt even look close to what it should. They messed it big time. When you install everything for best quality it looks kinda insane. Takes to have pretty powerful PC too, believe it or not.
And Morrowind is still the best ES game, not to say I don't like the other ones, but it's really been going down as far as gameplay goes. They're barely RPG's anymore. Also, those were Daedra you were fighting, and you have to use either silver, magic, or an enchanted weapon to hurt them.
My first game for my first PC was Morrowind and I didn't buy another game until Oblivion came out, then I had to spend $500 on a new computer so I could play it. It was worth it! I wish I still had those two games. Not that I'm tired of Skyrim, but this episode sure bring back memories.
Morrowind was the best of the series. It's sad they never played it before playing Oblivion and Skyrim. It's also sad when people just sit there and make fun of a wonderful game without even really trying it. There are some great mods for Morrowind however. They spent half the video playing Morrowind, but they didn't showcase any of the great mods for it. What a shame.
This is why I love PC gaming. A three year old game still has so much life in it thanks to mods. Just great
thanks for the great episode :)
I am trying to play Oblivion, progressing very slow lol I just can't get over the animations XD
I too installed two of the mods mentioned, one of which didn't work well :S (the one fixing faces). It seems like modding Oblivion is actually a bit tricky compared to Skyrim.
And I too like Cam, prefer bow and arrow :] However with my character in Skyrim, it has become too easy so I have started using the great sword too.
Oblivion has got to be my favorite game ever. The memories and emotions it provided me with are among my most cherished I've ever experienced. Skyrim was great as well but it just couldn't make me feel the same way. I've been thinking to play Oblivion again but I've had thoughts like Seb's. Maybe it just belongs in the past now and it will never be the same as when playing it for the very first time. Thanks for this episode guys, you've given me much to ponder over.
Which Elder Scrolls do you guys think is best? I like Oblivion the most because it had the complexity of Morrowind and the best melee combat ovarall (remember when shields were actually needed?) Skyrim does have the best map + music IMO.
@cupid1gx Literally the same exact thing that happened to me. The scrolls of Icarian flight are what they're called. Can't remember the guy's name, but if you read his journal, he writes about how being able to jump so high is going to make him famous/
@thermalmotion Pretty much. I played so much Morrowind when it came out, and the jumps to Oblivion and then Skyrim were amazing, but they make going back to play Morrowind so difficult. Having a nostalgic passion for the game is pretty much a necessity at this point.
@ntippit its such a pain to get skywind and its not finished yet. You have to like download a shitload of downloads, and then have morrowwind and do some shit to both games. It sucks,
@awesome_al360 Same here. My PC had an Nvidia FX5200, Pentium 4 and 512MB of RAM and it was hopeless.
In fact, they are showing a 13 year old game (Morrowind) and a 8 year old game (Oblivion) which still have so much life thanks to mods.
That´s just greater and even more awesome about PC gaming.
ps: Oblivion looks awesome with that ENB. I would like Bethesda to make a trade-off in polygon counting for MUCH BIGGER MAP, MUCH BIGGER CITIES and HIGHER POPULATION COUNT, if the graphics still looked at least as good as that of Oblivion with this ENB.
It would be really nice to see a real sized Imperial City with crowded streets.
@zandrxi I remember playing Wizard's Tower with a mod that added a small village at the base of the tower. It added a big frost atronach that was supposed to be a follower but it wasn't placed properly so it got stuck in the snow. If you tried to nudge it loose the whole village turned against you. Fun times.
@zandrxi And today.
@terrariafan247 Oblivion was my favourite but I'm not sure I would have liked it as much without mods. Morrowind was great for exploring local landscapes because you had no choice but to walk everywhere. Skyrim is great for exploring the broader landscape, just taking off in one direction and seeing where it'll take you.
@rogerpenna @sendintheclownz Xenoblade Chronicles fro the Wii was a very cool experiment with lowering texture and animation quality in favor of good lighting, vibrant color, and absurdly enormous gameplay areas that put Skyrim to shame. And this was on the Wii.
I wouldn't mind if Bethesda took a similar approach and used the power of many PC gaming rigs to make enormous playgrounds to explore. I recall reading about the Oblivion development years back though, and Bethesda said that they were taking a different approach compared with Morrowind. Most people didn't finish Morrowind, they said, and they wanted people to finish Oblivion, so they made a more coherent plot and a smaller world.
I still feel a bit mixed on that approach. On the one hand, a coherent story is great, but on the other hand, the "no holding your hand" open world that will kill you if you step into the wrong place at too low a level is amazing for putting a goal into your head ("I will go there once I am strong enough!").
Also, I still don't forgive Bethesda for killing off King Picard so early in Oblivion.