Excerpt: There are games that are massive, and there are games that are really massive. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one game that is huge. Typical of the Personal Computer (PC) action adventure role playing game (editor: of this era) - the fantasy world is in 3D, an enormous.
Excerpt: Morrowind begins as with the player on a slave ship. For some reason, you've been set free by the Imperial authority and dropped off on the shores of the Vvanderfell District of Morrowind, a diverse land populated with many races, including the Imperial colonists and the Dummer, or dark elves.
Pros: Huge, impressive environments, Extremely open-ended gameplay, Lots to do outside of the main quest
Cons: Framerate issues when outside, Graphics engine seems unpolished for Xbox version, Combat is clunky
Excerpt: When film critic (and I use that description loosely) Leonard Maltin covered the Friday the 13th film sequels in one of his movie review guides, all he could muster in the way of criticism was "more of the same".
Excerpt: Now, you're probably thinking to yourself "with this kind of ambition, could they pull off a game that actually works?" Well...there's good news and bad news. Yes, the game is immensely enjoyable, and will have you glued to the television set for hours on end as you attempt to become a badass.
Excerpt: Back when the CD format was introduced, people spoke enthusiastically about all the advantages that the new medium would provide to gaming: better graphics, higher quality music, spoken dialogue, fully animated movies, and gigantic virtual worlds.
Excerpt: At the same time, Japanese-themed RPGs were music to my ears. Adol, Ys , Phantasy Star , Chrono Trigger , anime, big eyes, orchestrated music, adolescent lead male characters with a chip on their shoulder and cutesy female counterparts to die for.
Excerpt: Morrowind begins its tale off the shores of a sleepy town called Seyda Need. You, the protagonist, emerge from a deep slumber on a slave ship.
A fellow slave awakens you and through him, you find out that you have
no recollection of what had happened during the voyage but before you're
able to ask...
Excerpt: Okay, here's today's to-do list: I need to go sell some of the rare weapons and armor Ive found for some cash, and trap a soul or two so I can enchant a weapon. Of course, I'll want to learn a few new spells before that, but I'm probably going to have to do some trivial favors for a friend maybe...
Excerpt: Bethesda Softworks has invested a lot of time into their mammoth RPG, Morrowind. The game has finally arrived, and on the Xbox, it pretty much owns the entire RPG market. However, does that automatically make it worth your hard-earned cash? Read on to find out!