Date: January 29, 2017
“While Arena may have set the stage, Daggerfall took it to another level entirely. Explore one of the largest game worlds ever in Chapter II of The Elder Scrolls series!”
I lost many a day of my life, to this very exact game.
Though it is dated in more ways than one, and the battle system is quite clunky…the vast world in this game, is just amazing to me.
I played this game during the early two thousands…and it was like a living world, inside my old Compaq Presario PC…I adored this game, despite that it was most of a decade old, by that point in time…The graphics were already quite dated [IE: the trees are paper thin flat]…But it was still so good.
This is classic RPG…The world is savage and unforgiving…You take a real risk, when you set out for parts unknown [of which, there are an insane number of destination points]…You really do start out weak, and build yourself up in a myriad of ways…The different styles of playing, make each game feel unique…There is a deep time and currency system…Just about the entirety of Tamriel is represented in this game [including Morrowind, Cyrodiil and Skyrim, amongst all the other major TES lands mentioned in lore]. Actually traveling to different places you’ve yet to go in the game, takes real time…and there are no clear roads…You get your compos, and you head out into the wilderness…not knowing what you’ll encounter. When you start every single game anew…the “physical” world rebuilds itself…in that nearly all the dungeons are rebuilt [not sure about the villages and towns]…So, you never play in exactly the same game world, twice…Every game is unique. There are vampires, werewolves and wereboars…each of which you can get infected by, and become…
…There is so much more…
The tragic thing this game is missing…is the tool to create mods with, which every main TES game [3, 4 and 5] came with…
…And I doubt that the fourteen or so CompUSA expansion stories are included with the free copy of this game, which you can download at the second link I provided above…Don’t worry…Bethesda gives the game away, free…Though, I’m not sure if it’s bundled with DOS Box, or if you’ll have to figure out how to get it to run on your own.
Incidentally…it’s also included in The Elder Scrolls Anthology.