Image shows how far Elder Scrolls characters have come

Monday, 15 August 2011 15:50 GMT By Andrew Groen

Time is a cruel mistress for some classic video games, and a new image from Reddit is showing just how cruel.

The image first lined up non-player characters from the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion up against those from the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was a little embarrassing to say the least. Six years have passed since Oblivion was first mocked for its horrible looking characters, and they’ve not aged well.

A new image is now up which lines both of them up against NPCs from Morrowind from way back in 2002. It’s jaw-dropping to say the least. It’s amazing to see a visual history of how far graphics technology has come in just the last ten years.

You can check out a full version of the image here (click the top comment for the version that includes Morrowind characters.)