The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall

RPG 1996 Dos Dosbox Bethesda Softworks Fantasy First person

Modern, huge and dark; an RPG revolution

Daggerfall is the precursor of Morrowind, the definitive staple of free form, exploration based modern role playing game, but it too had a lot of these staples back in 96, a few years before Morrowind would send ripples through the genre. SO, The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall is a sandbox RPG within limits; compared to Morrowind its story is not as developed, yet in terms of fighting, in terms of numbers of dungeons and enemies it is very close to it. Also, it was a sandbox not only in the sense of exploration, at your own free will and volition, but also deeper down, in the RPG engine; for instance, you could create your own spells by combining different ones, and you could upgrade your equipment more thoroughly than in many other first person RPGs. Sure, Arena , the first in the series had these elements too, but they were harder to use, but with The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall the game made interactions, at all levels a lot easier and more comfortable to sink into. So, if you're visiting the precursors of Skyrim, better give The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall it's due; it did a lot for the franchise!

One of the most awesome games in the series

Straight from the eponymous Elder Scrolls series, Daggerfall is the sequel to TES: Arena and is probably one of the best in the series (the best being Morrowind and Oblivion, in my opinion). There are a lot of new features in this game that are now an essential part of the series - a huge map to play on with literally countless quests you can go on besides the main one, the possibility to create your spells and a character class. The selection of weapons and spells is outstanding, and the amount of text in the game can fill a small library. As in a true RPG game, the possibilitie truly are endless - the game can last from a week to six months. You can be anyone and anything - from a simple barbarian to a hugely powerful mage to a lowly thief. The game is extremely captivating and detailed and in spectacular 3D graphics, which are by now a trademark of the Elder Scrolls game series, followed by a vast and beautiful soundtrack. A fantastic game for Elder Scrolls fans.

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