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is the elder scrolls series meant to be played one after another(like metal gear) or can i just start from any game and they have their own story?

mostly asking because the new one looks like its gonna be awesome, and if its anything like metal gear. then jumping into it would be confusing as hell which would ruin the game.

Edit: maybe i should of went to wiki first.
elder scrolls 5
"it is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action fantasy role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the direct sequel to its predecessor."
elder scrolls 4
"In terms of plot, Oblivion is not a direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or any other game"

so does that mean i just need to play oblivion and ill know whats going on in the 5th one?
Edited by Zaid - 1/9/11 at 6:23pm
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The Elderscrolls games all usually have their own storyline. Only link to the other games is that they are set on the same world, just in differant regions of it.
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Luckily the games have barely anything to do with each other. You don't need to play the first, second then third to get the forth.....
    
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while you don't have to play the others to get the new one, I would recommend that you do just because they are great games and they will tide you over until release.

The storylines stand on their own merits. They just all occur in the same world just different regions of it is all.
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Just finished alt tabbing from the game, I started at Oblivion and it seems to have its own story.
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They all have their "own" story, but it all ties into the lore.

The only thing you're missing by not playing Morrowind is you're missing the best RPG game that has ever been released.
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The events that happen in Skyrim were prophetized to happen after the ones in Oblivion. That's the only reason they say it's a direct sequel.

But Skyrim happens 200 years after Oblivion, so there will probably be books in the game telling you what happened in previous installments.

You should try playing Morrowind and Oblivion though.
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