Graphics don't make an Elder Scrolls game great, for most anyway. The sense of scope, character customization, and vast exploration do. Morrowind--to this day--is still considered, by a great many, to be the best Elder Scrolls game; even better than Skyrim. It's combat is lackluster and graphics...meh. However, just how large the world felt, how deep the character customization was, and the amount you could explore is what made the game truly great.