... Is no one going to say it?
G-Force is the clear answer here.
My name is Connor, and when I was very little I had already taken a liking to computers, so my Grandpa nicknamed me Icon(still the only nickname I've ever gotten). When I was ~10, I got Starcraft, and went to sign up for Battle.net, and found "Icon" had already been taken, so I just threw a wicked "Killer" in front of it, and it's been my handle for the 15+ years since.
@Vexchaneu Fair enough, but I do think some of your complaints are linked to the unavoidable increase in world complexity.
Repetitive dialogue is primarily an issue because you have to hire voice actors. When it's just text, like Daggerfell or Morrowind, it's much easier to have more variation in dialogue.
A lot of those spells I definitely miss(a lot of those were there as recently as Oblivion, even), but Levitation in particular is world breaking. Mark/Recall is kind of useless in a world with Fast Travel(which I'm not a fan of, but if it's there...).
I'd say this is half and half. They could put in the extra effort to do all of the different styles of weapons, but it takes much more work now to implement a variety of weapons than it did when they amde Daggerfell.
Agreed. This is just dumbing down, no question. And it does affect game/world/quest design fundamentally.
Agreed(and this is a particular pet peeve of mine), but again, it's a lot less work to add several lines of text than it is to record all those line of voice dialogue.
Agreed. More of the dumbing down that the series has undergone.
I guess this is fair, but I don't really care too much.
I don't know what in particular you're referring to?
Agreed, this is the worst.
Special Mentions: Skyrim was the worst for this, but I did enjoy quite a lot of the Guild stuff in Oblivion and Morrowind. Tell me you didn't enjoy the Dark Brotherhood stuff in Oblivion. And yeah, gender specific clothing would be much appreciated.