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  • Summary: Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where the Empire is establishing a new mining colony - a venture being threatened by the prophecy of the Bloodmoon and rumors of werewolves. [Bethesda Softworks]
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A tremendously valuable expansion to the world of “Morrowind,” adding a new story and an environment of real depth and complexity.
  2. Players who tried "Tribunal" and found it enjoyable but a bit underwhelming, this second expansion is easily the best of the bunch, leapfrogging even the original for buffed-up playability. [Sept 2003, p.70]
  3. This is a game that could easily have stood on its own with a little rounding out, but as it is, it is a remarkable addition to the original story.
  4. The main storyline is involving, and the arctic setting provides a fresh addition to the lore of the series.
  5. Living as a werewolf is still pretty cool. You can inflict serious damage with those claws, leap amazing distances, and take on more enemies than would be possible in your human form. [Sept 2003, p.74]
  6. 82
    Bugs aside, Bloodmoon is a smart buy for fans of the original game simply because it's not just more-of-the-same; the quests are well designed, and the werewolf slant changes the entire flavor of Morrowind.
  7. 60
    New scenery, new enemies, and new quests abound for fans of the third Elder Scrolls game, but the familiar story line and lack of any real innovation keeps Bloodmoon from shining too brightly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    The new werewolf questline is great and adds even more fun and open elements to an already massive world. This game and the mods added by the community is still hard to match. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    A nice expansion. Morrowind had enough places to explore. Morrowind didn't need an expansion, but it got one and it added more than I expected it would. Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2012
    Bloodmoon is DLC done right; the land is vast but varied making it interesting to explore. The entire place has a vibe to it and a different culture to make it interesting. Yes, in case you're wondering Bloodmoon's island is pretty much a smaller version of Skyrim; so if you don't like snow, glaciers, mountains or other spectacular scenery then this probably isn't for you. If you aren't boring and actually like sweeping vistas and a unique culture then Bloodmoon is a perfect piece of DLC that's more or less a smaller version of the main game. If you don't have it, then seek a copy out immediately. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2014
    As much as I love Morrowind to death and really enjoyed the previous DLC Tribunal that was expanding on the main story, after hearing praise on the Bloodmoon DLC, it left me a bit disappointed. The whole thing seems a bit like Skyrim demo to me, Bethesda was trying out winter environments, mountains, snow, ice, werewolves, Nord lore and while Bloodmoon is still quite enjoyable, it just felt like a Skyrim betatest to me. Unfortunately for Bloodmoon, I played Skyrim before Bloodmoon, so that might have hurt my impressions, as in Skyrim all those elements were even better. Still good, but nevertheless, Bloodmoon was the least favourite part of my entire Morrowind experience, which is otherwise still one of the best RPG's ever created to this day. 6/10 Expand

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