All TES games have always been sort of "low-tech". If you look at them:
The games have no "legit" cutscenes or cinematics
The games have quite basic animations and stationary cameras
The games UI are VERY intuitive, might be too intuitive
The games special actions operate under a "Select Menu"
Even with these, TES manages to be a successful AAA franchise; These small things make a big heart of a game.