- Evolution of the Dunmer throughout the Elder Scrolls games
Everyone had a potato-shaped face in Oblivion though. They were too eager that the new hardware could display curves.ID: h3bg9k1
It was the first time Bethesda had rigged faces. For the time it was easier to overlook the potato faces because it was one of the earlier games to not only have rigged face models but also voice acting to go with it. In hindsight they probably should’ve gone with a more stylized approach that was better at hiding the limitations of the timeID: h3bgrj8
Yeah. The first time I played Oblivion the impression of gaming evolution was felt just as strongly as the first time I played Skyrim.ID: h3bhksp
"You know, those guys in Hammerfell have curved faces. Curved.....faces."ID: h3bh6bs
And yet when Oblivion came out, I thought it was the most hightech graphical representation of models ever. I thought they couldn't get any better, ever.ID: h3bj4an
The light shining thru the mist in those elven ruins. Ugh. Unforgettable.ID: h3bk18s
Coming out of the prison tunnel. Riding around on horseback. My friend always wanted to play gears of war but I was obsessed with Oblivion. The main reason I got an xbox was to play itID: h3beyxh
They were too eager that the new hardware could display curves.
Is that the actual reason or just speculation? That would be pretty fascinating. I’ve always wondered why they made the faces so weird.ID: h3bfi4b
Well even if it is speculation, seems pretty much on the money, there isn't an edge in that game. Which is why the faces look like balloons and the swords look like plastic toys.ID: h3bhxbu
Considering everything before then was super blocky, curves back then were mind blowing.
That middle one is the Bosmer in every game.ID: h3bi9kb
You'd better hope Gaenor didn't hear you say that.ID: h3blpmo
By azure, by Azura, by azura!!!
Jiub probably is the coolest looking character in the seriesID: h3b6gjj
SAINT Jiub thank you very much.
He did not eradicate the winged menace of Vvardenfell for you to ignore his accomplishments!ID: h3bscut
RIP Jiub. Doomed to forever suffer in the soul cairn.ID: h3b9jct
His flow is pretty sick tooID: h3bd0oe
Too well done wowID: h3bhqci
Every time I play an Elder Scrolls game I make a Dunmer named Jiub and like to pretend it’s him from Morrowind. Can’t wait to continue his adventures in ES6.ID: h3bi521
He dead yo. Got himself soul trappedID: h3bm489
How do you deal with meeting yourself in SkyrimID: h3bm9l8
He got killed like hell in the Siege of Kvatch during the oblivion crisis, homie
Remember how bleak vampirism used to beID: h3bg4mr
Right, vampires in Skyrim and Oblivion are like "I am the prince of darkness, and now I'm 50% cooler" meanwhile Morrowind it's like "Fuuuuuuuuuck the sun. I could have sworn there was a fucking cave around here somewhere. Why won't anyone love me?"ID: h3bhpz2
Idk vampirism was p rough in oblivion. Skyrim's vampirism is the real power fantasy.ID: h3bh8gi
Bro give the vampire mod for fallout 4 a try it’s a lot like morrowinds vampirism it’s called sanguinaris or something similar
Oblivion was very pretty and visually appealing, which I feel worked wonders, but the Elven races suffered greatly.ID: h3bij5n
Female Wood Elves looked okay, but the males...ID: h3btcuz
"By Azura, by Azura, by Azura! It's the Grand Champion! I can't believe it's you! Standing here! Next to me!"ID: h3bjhjb
It was a very beautiful world, I just wish they toned down the bloom a bit.ID: h3bl555
I think every race suffered from this weird "puffy face" illness 😉
The things I would do for a Morrowind remake.ID: h3b37jb
Try Morroblivion, been about for years and it's really good as you don't have the dice roll combat anymore 🙂
I remember seeing Oblivion pre-release footage and thinking that I am witnessing the pinnacle of video game graphics. The past was a wild time.
Morrowind N'wahs be like "I SMOKE A PACK OF DAY, AND BEAT MY SLAVES FOR BREAKFAST
and Skyrim N'wahs be like "OI IM BRI'ISH"
Morrowind Dunmer are the bestest Dunmer.ID: h3b39fc
Morrowind did everything right. For its time.ID: h3bbsxf
Raspy -> Posh -> Weirdly Australian?ID: h3bnzbz
It seemed like every character in Skyrim was half-Nord with pointy features.
The real Oblivion Crisis was all the shrimp allergies everyone seemed to be suffering from.
Ahh, Oblivion, the game where every character is Dave Murray from Iron Maiden. Love it.
Dark Elves have always been my favorite. Though I did start playing Breton for my 3rd character in Oblivion and never went back because that extra 50 magika was awesome and the 50% resist magic was kind of broken.ID: h3blwin
I felt most comfortable as an Argonian in Oblivion because of how much water there was. Dungeons, caves, overworld had so much hidden in water
cliff racer noises
Pre, during, and post nut
In Oblivion the problem is less with the look and far more with the… voice actor.
Wood Elves sounding - I’m just going to say ‘extremely effeminate’ is fine, kind of works out for them. But Dark Elves sorely needed their own voice actor with the rasp and gruffness expected from them.
Meanwhile things like Argonians, Imperials, and Nords really got great voice actors for the races.ID: h3bxgnj
They actually had the same dark elf VA for Oblivion but scrapped it all for some reason. You can even hear him in the 2005 E3 demo.
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