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Skyrim group therapy session
« on: November 13, 2011, 11:41:15 PM »
Should be a lot less intense than the Dark Souls one.  I actually have taken a bit of a break from that to get my feet wet in Skyrim a bit today and I am definitely impressed.  It did lock up on me once which was a bummer, but I like that it has several options for the game to autosave for you so I only lost like 5 minutes.

This is definitely a VERY big world to explore.  One of the first things I did was walk like halfway across it for a random sidequest I picked up early on, and both the scale of the world and the variety of landscapes is really impressive.  I do feel a lot more immersed in this world than I did in either Morrowind or Oblivion, and the story is shaping up to be pretty interesting so far.
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 03:03:49 AM »
I did try to take on a giant crab. Big mistake. They are faster than they look and have some reach so you can't hit and move easily and I think you need a blunt weapon for them. We were both on last energies and he got me first, after that the game played endless loading hints screens. I took it as a sign that I was done for the day.

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:48:02 AM »
I need this game.

Unfortunately, Skyrim came out the same day that my baby did, so new parenthood is going to be taking up the major portion of my free time that would have been devoted to Skyrim.  Sigh...ah well.  Maybe during my Christmas vacation.

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 07:55:29 AM »
Well congratulations man!  A new baby is definitely more time-consuming and has a lot more sidequests than Skyrim, so have fun!
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 07:59:32 AM »
Well congratulations man!  A new baby is definitely more time-consuming and has a lot more sidequests than Skyrim, so have fun!

Maybe, Skyrim can teach gamers the valuable lesson of time-management and taking care of responsibilities like a real adult. Or maybe, it'll force them to become celibate so they can get back to gaming.  :P

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 10:27:06 AM »
Ugh I woke up this morning 45 minutes before my alarm went off and all I could think of was, "I want to go find more Words" so I played Skyrim for half an hour before breakfast or anything.
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011, 06:05:08 PM »
I almost bought Skyrim tonight.  I was so close.  Instead, I bought my daughter some clothes and my wife some nipple cream.  Ah parenthood.

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2011, 06:07:57 PM »
I don't own it yet. Probably not til Christmas. :'( :'( :'( :'( *sniffle*
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 07:07:29 PM »
I almost bought Skyrim tonight.  I was so close.  Instead, I bought my daughter some clothes and my wife some nipple cream.  Ah parenthood.

Rent it from Redbox - same price as getting it at the game store if you just keep it for 30 days they'll charge your card 60.00 .
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 08:30:59 PM »
Not that it matters considering there is no multiplayer, but out of curiosity Weldon, what system did you get the game on?
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 08:32:36 PM »

Rent it from Redbox - same price as getting it at the game store if you just keep it for 30 days they'll charge your card 60.00 .

That actually sounds like a terrible deal.  lol  Did you mistype that?

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 08:36:03 PM »
I have it on PS3.

And Lamb isn't the game $60 new anyway?  If you rent it from Redbox sure you don't get the manual (like anybody ever reads those any more) and you basically get 30 days to save up the $60 to buy the game before you pay for it.  Then if it sucks you can just return it after only a day or two and just pay the $2 per day.  I've done this with a couple of games that I returned pretty quickly.

Granted, I didn't do this for Skyrim, I had this one pre-ordered.  But just a suggestion so if you're planning to buy it later and just really wanted to play it sooner this would work.  I also wouldn't do it for a game that retails for less than $60 as that would be a bit of a rip-off.

Oh my word I just climbed the most ridiculously huge mountain at night in a blinding snowstorm.  Genuinely anxious all the way up about staying on a usable path, the whole trip was just incredibly gorgeous.  It's official, I love this game.
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 09:12:22 PM »
Ah, I see--you don't have to pay right away--that was the crucial missing detail.  :)  Unfortunately it's a time thing rather than a cost thing.  Oh well.  I'm sure I will pick it up pretty soon, I'll just have to chip at it for the next 18 years.  ;)

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 12:49:21 AM »
haha that's how I feel, and that's why for now, I'm not buying it! I'm leaving my home for the next 2 months or so, so I won't be close to my big consoles anyhow. Time to spend some time with the DS and PC games.

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2011, 12:41:27 AM »
When I got the Storm Call shout I immediately felt the need to find a druid camp and trick them into thinking I was a powerful nature wizard.
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2011, 11:54:53 PM »
I wonder if the Greybeards would fall for it...
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2011, 06:22:10 AM »
Hmm, I don't see much Skyrim talk going on. Has the game got you all scared. :rofl:

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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 08:09:54 AM »
I wonder if the Greybeards would fall for it...

Christopher Plummer as the Arch Druid.  Wouldn't that have been interesting?
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2011, 11:08:36 AM »
I'm still just blown away by how much there is to do in this game.  I played some more over the weekend and I still haven't even really made much progress on the "main" quest, I'm just trying to clear out my "Miscellaneous" quests and every time I clear one some goober runs up to me and gives me another one.
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Re: Skyrim group therapy session
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 07:12:30 PM »
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