Go back to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Written by: Rik

Date posted: September 24, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall was reviewed in PC Zone by one Charlie Brooker, who gave it a mildly controversial score of 65%.

The gist of the write-up was that although there might be much to admire about Daggerfall’s ambition, it was actually all rather dull in reality. For some reason, possibly because I’m a massive PC Zone nerd (further evidence of which here) his table summarising the problems with this particular Elder Scrolls game has stuck with me and has always been in the back of my mind when people have praised the series:

(Being harsh, I guess you might say points 2-3 still apply to Oblivion to some extent).

An unexpected postscript to the story came in the very last issue of Zone, in which it was revealed that Brooker hadn’t actually played the game much, and was unable to even get out of the first room: “I was on deadline, and panicking. In the end I just wrote about how much I hated goblins.”