RPGWatch Feature - Elder Scrolls: Arena Retrospective
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March 17th, 2007, 00:28
Arena was quite revolutionary but also evolutionary. Many games before Arena made me feel like I was in a grand story. Arena made me feel like I was in another world. One where I got to choose my own level of involvement. Daggerfall did the same on an even grander scale. I don't think any game since has managed to surpass or even equal the first 2 elder scrolls games in that respect.
Also, how many games have you played where your incredibly powerful Master Rogue with +32 Boots of Speed is totally confounded by a 6 foot wall? Sneaking into a city at night by climbing walls in Daggerfall for the first time was awesome. And yes I know the mechanic exists in a very few other games. But they all suck