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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt THIS GAME IS SO GOOD!

I'm currently at lvl 15 and finishing up the Novigrad quest.

fyi Trololo the Troll is the best.

June 09, 2015, 08:20:50 PM
Fantasy Books Similar To Morrowind? It's that time again Jon_Anon asking for more book recommendations ;D So I was wondering if anybody has played the game Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and if so do they know of any books similar to it?

Now if you have only played Oblivion or Skyrim then you might be under the impression that the Elder Scrolls series is a fun but pretty generic fantasy setting but that's really not true especially when it comes to Morrowind.
 Morrowind sits apart because of how unique and alien the environment is. Morrowind is an inhospitable land of volcanic ash deserts and salt-swamps with big fungus\mushroom trees and it is filled with weird creatures such as the giant flying jellyfish-like Netch, large two legged lizards called Guar and half crab half humanoids called the Dreugh. Below the surface of Morrowind there are huge underground cities filled with highly advanced technology that have been abandoned by a forgotten race called the Dwemer. The whole place is like a Lovecraftian High Fantasy combined with a Post Apocalypse.

And it's not just the landscape that makes it unique but also the culture of the people who live there called the Dunmer (Dark Elves). The game takes heavy inspiration from Vedic and Semitic religions as well as Thelemic philosophy and mysticism. Also a lot of visual inspiration was taken from Babylonian as well as other Near and Far East civilisations.

Here are a few pictures and music so you can get a feel for what I mean:









Sorry I couldn't embed them, for some reason I can't get it to work.   :-\

August 02, 2015, 06:01:45 PM
Re: Stranger Things Poll I am actually obsessed with Stranger Things, best thing on Netflix imo.
August 18, 2016, 06:11:04 PM
Re: The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker I'm a fan of Bakker, I'm just really bloody slow at getting through book series.
August 18, 2016, 09:12:42 PM
Re: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey I always wanted to watch the Tolkien Edit of the Hobbit but I don't know how to even begin to make that happen.
August 26, 2016, 10:34:11 AM
Re: Fantasy Books Similar To Morrowind?
Yeah, it really saddens me Bethesda has gotten totally away from the weird and uniqueness of Morrowind with the games since. I feel like if they ever want to capture that spirit again then the best place to set the game would be Elsweyr. The Khajiit already have a pretty fleshed out culture that is non-western but also the OOG book describe northern Elsweyr as a silver\white desert made of sugar with giant crystal mesas and indigo oasis. That sounds bloody amazing to me. But likely if that game was ever made Beth would just turn it in to a generic desert  >:(
I haven't played ESO, but apparently some of the depictions in there have drawn criticism for being too bland and generic. :/

I play ESO and yeah a lot of it is kind of bland but I understand why it's that way. Because there is only so much they can do with the way the game is built without it crashing by having too many assets beacuse of all the people running around. However beacuse of Dragon Breaks and the like Beth still has an in-universe "get-out-of-jail-free" card they can use to make anything look like however they want. The  Void Nights specifically for Elsweyr. I would love to have the game set at that time, I even have it outlined in my head lol

September 02, 2016, 01:02:15 PM