Kirk Hamilton- "We here at Kotaku have been having a lot of fun with rankings lately, from Halo to Grand Theft Auto to Final Fantasy to Pokémon. And now, it's time to rank the big daddy of single-player RPGs: The Elder Scrolls series."
Skyrim is my fav out of 3,4,5. as I haven't played the earlier ones
It's gotta be Daggerfall for me. In Oblivion, there are about five factions/guilds you can join. In Daggerfall, there are a lot. There are about ten seperate knight orders in Daggerfall and that's just one guild. Not to mention various other political factions, vampire bloodlines, temples, witch covens etc. Not to mention you can turn into a vampire, a werewolf and a werehog. You could also own houses (which you can have the option to protect from burglary), a horse, a pulling cart for your equipment, even though you can be attacked while traveling and a ship. Thousands of towns, villages, fortresses, dungeons to explore. Quests that you do with certain factions have either positive or negative reactions from NPCs of friendly or rival factions. There's a bank system where you can safely deposit your gold, get a credit line, get a one year or three year loan for larger purchases. You could smuggle drugs. There's a law system in Daggerfall and you could be put on trial in court. You could get an eavesdropping ability. Character customization is more detailed than later iterations. Daggerfall's map being the size of Great Britain. Not saying it was a perfect game by any means, as it does have glitches but wowsers. The level of ambition is staggering. It's just a bit of a shame that the later titles have had these things taken out. Probably due to the amount of investment required just to do graphics these days.
Then don't look at the list... they didn't feel as you do about Daggerfall. But then again, it's Kotaku, so who really cares.
Wouldn't he have to look at the list to know where they ranked daggerfall, in order to have an opinion on the list?
I looked at the list and while it's from the writer's own personal opinion; I cordially disagree with it. In terms of scale, in terms of ambition, in terms of the things that you could do that I wrote in my previous comment; Daggerfall easily curbstomps the competition in terms of content. Granted, it's probably one of the more unstable of the Elder Scrolls games, but it's certainly not the worse. That dubious honour should go to Battlespire or Redguard, even though they are admittedly spin-offs. Battlespire is especially broken. Here's a link where you can download the games for free. Daggerfall also has bug fixes and patches etc. http://theelderscrolls.wiwi...
I need to get round to playing Morrowind, bought it on steam months ago, tested it for an hour or so, need to get back to it and play it through.
I stopped reading after seeing what #2 was. Although, it's quite fitting considering that Skyrim is shit. Definitely the worst in the series.
Daggerfall was a mess when it came out and took a long time to gte fixed if it ever was fixed. The Towns were lumpy and not very distinct from one another. Most of them felt randomly generated. I think Morrowind was overall probably the best one but Oblivion and Skyrim are still good stuff even if they have eben simplified and dumbed down a bit. I never played Arena though and did not care much for stuff like Redguard (more or less and action game) or Battlespyre (a diablo-esque sort of roguelike stylegame)
Morrowind > Skyrim > Daggerfall > Oblivion IMO.
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