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The Elder Scrolls: Arena (DOS)

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Written by  :  Neon Hammerite (35)
Written on  :  Jun 25, 2005
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Summary

Made to look foolish by Morrowind, unfortunately.

The Good

The first-person RPG was quite a revolutionary idea that has been used in future titles like Deus Ex, System Shock and Arena's sequels, Daggerfall and Morrowind.

The Bad

NPCs have the personality of a particularly boring cheese sandwich, the control and journal system gets on my nerves and plays slow on DOSBox (you can increase the speed but it messes up the sound) and made unfortunately inferior by Morrowind.

The Bottom Line

This would be a good game but I played it after playing Morrowind and the whole experience was made worse.