I remember the first time a friend told me about The Elder Scrolls series. My friend said to me: “The forest outside the first town is so big, I got lost in it”. I couldn’t believe it and when he loaded up Morrowind and showed me a game that looked that good, with its water reflections and currents and that massive, I was dumbstruck. Needless to say my friend lost access to his PC for most of that weekend as I disappeared into Vvanderfell.
It has been 15 years since then and while TESIII: Morrowind doesn’t look anywhere near as good as I initially thought it did (without going modding crazy), there are still moments and places in that game that I will never forget. I spent so much time in the land of the Dark Elves that the idea of going back with all new pretty graphics is far too exciting.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion launches on June 6 and I have until then to decide if I will be playing as the new class, the nature-wielding Warden, or taking a higher level character through the mysteries of Vvardenfell 700 years before TESIII: Morrowind.
In case you have forgotten what Elder Scrolls III looked like, here is a handy comparison video that shows locations from the Morrowind you saw 15 years ago, and the Morrowind you will be able to explore in June. Just look at Seyda Neen, or the glory of Vivec. It feels like returning home after a long, long absence.