You should give a try to Oblivion, especially if you can mod it... I personally think it's better than Skyrim, at least on the RPG aspect. And I know for sure there are some mods out there that can vastly improve the aspect of our beloved lizards; the "pure white argonian mod" for example, that gives them... Well, a pure white (and smoother-looking) skin and nice red eyes. The base game is much more limited than Skyrim in the color choices.
So yeah, it's easy to make a good-looking human/elven character in Oblivion but the Orcs, Argonians and Khajiit are weird as hell.