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The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall Review

By BwwDtt | 22 May 2020
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The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall is an action role-playing game developed and published by Bethesda Studios in 1996.

  • Flexible skill-based character development
  • Amazing old-school visual style
  • A vast world open for exploration
  • Non-linear plot

The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall Gameplay

Daggerfall is a second part of The Elder Scrolls series, which continued the story of the first part origins. The actions of the game take place on the continent of Tamriel, once again, but in different provinces - High Rock and Hammerfell. Bethesda developers provided players with more than 15 000 individual cities, towns and dungeons. The exploration possibilities of the project are almost unlimited, as the participants do not necessarily have to follow the main questline, and they are free to roam wherever they want.

The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall is quite similar to its predecessor in a visual and gameplay manner, although the progress is evident as you play the game. The graphics are more detailed, as well as the gameplay experience, as it has become more in-depth and immersive. The players also received a possibility to buy houses, marry the NPC they liked and earn reputation amongst the citizens of Tamriel. That allowed for the creation of more opportunities in the world influence, which became a distinctive trait of The Elder Scrolls games. One more notable feature was an ability to turn the protagonist into a vampire, werewolf, or wereboar to earn many additional traits and skills. NPCs who got to know this speciality would change their opinion and some would even attack the player, so this kind of choice requires to think out how to move around the world more stealthily.

The plot of the Daggerfall tells about a protagonist who is called upon an Imperial residence by the Emperor himself to fulfil several tasks. First one is to free the ghost of King Lysandus stuck in the world of the living. The second task is discovering the letter's fate that was supposed to be delivered from the Emperor to the former queen of Daggerfall. It's the point where the adventure unfolds many imperial secrets and possibilities to influence the world around. The way the protagonist completes certain quests and makes choices will lead to one of the five possible endings.

Crafting abilities allow participants to be in charge of their equipment fully, as all of the crafting schools are available for learning. They can be a blacksmith, an enchanter, an alchemist and a spell maker, which is a profession that stood out to be new for the series in the second part. All of these professions can be received and learned at once.

The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 8MB RAM
  • Graphics Card: VLB or PCI VGA graphics card
  • CPU: 486DX2/50 MHz IBM PC
  • File Size: 30MB

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 16MB
  • Graphics Card: VLB or PCI graphics card (4MB)
  • CPU: Pentium IBM PC running DOS 5.0+
  • File Size: 500MB

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