|Combat also features a few other adjustments to the Elder Scrolls formula, like the ability to interrupt some enemy attacks, leaving your foe vulnerable to powerful counterattacks. But getting the hang of these new features is a cinch, and Morrowind offers an extensive tutorial section to gently ease you into the new systems.
6. And there’s a lot more to the game than combat
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that fighting is all you’ll be doing in Morrowind, though. It’s not even all you’ll be doing in the course of following the game’s varied quest lines. Vvardenfell is, after all, a land of complexity and intrigue, with a number of different forces at play. Many of Morrowind’s quests play off the kind of thought-provoking sociopolitical conflicts that helped make Skyrim so memorable.
But even beyond questing, The Elder Scrolls Online has lots to offer that doesn’t involve combat. A deep crafting system lets you create everything from armor to furniture. The social features offer loads of ways to interact with other players. Fans of Skyrim’s Hearthfire DLC will find much to love in the new Homestead DLC, which lets you buy and furnish your own house – even with items you’ve crafted yourself. And Vvardenfell offers countless opportunities for pure exploration, with countless valuable things to discover off the beaten path.
7. It’s an Elder Scrolls game through and through
Long story short: Though the massively multiplayer format makes for some differences, this is unquestionably an Elder Scrolls game. That means you’ll encounter familiar races, from Khajiit to Argonians; you’ll explore familiar places, from Dwemer ruins to Daedric shrines; you’ll encounter familiar factions, like the Thieves’ Guild and the Dark Brotherhood. There are books to read, treasures to find, dungeons to delve. And once you’ve explored all of Morrowind, there’s all the rest of Tamriel to discover – including Skyrim itself.
Yes, Morrowind is just one part of the enormous version of Tamriel that you’ll find in The Elder Scrolls Online. And with every province as packed with content as Morrowind is, even the staunchest Skyrim completist will have enough to keep busy for a long, long time.