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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2011, 12:13:12 PM »
Bumpity BUMP!

Some truly boner-inducing screenshots of this game are now floating around.  The capabilities of the new game engine look AMAZING.  It's looking to be one of the most ridiculously beautiful and detailed roleplaying game worlds yet.  And from what's been said about it so far, it looks like they've streamlined many of Oblivion and Fallout 3's more annoying quirks.  I can't wait for this!!!

http://pc.ign.com/articles/114/1149286p1.html


*I just hope I don't have to sacrifice too much of that amazing detail to play it on my 360.  :)
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2011, 12:29:44 PM »
I think the chances of that thing running on my machine can be summed up in a word: nope. Looks good though, hope it sounds even better (at least, better than Oblivion).
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2011, 12:32:10 PM »
It'll work decently on my new Sandy Bridge rig I'll have purchased by the time this comes out :D.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2011, 12:45:17 PM »
I AM SO EXCITED.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2011, 07:39:39 PM »
I AM MORE EXCITED THEN DOON
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2011, 09:20:28 PM »
MY FONT IS BIGGER. I AM MORE EXCITED.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2011, 03:00:42 PM »
I AM OBVIOUSLY THE MOST EXCITED!
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2011, 03:57:14 PM »
EXCITEMENT!

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
Aaaaaannnnnd the thread just went gay.  lol

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2011, 05:24:18 PM »
This is Skyrim we're talking about...

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2011, 07:41:27 PM »
This is Skyrim we're talking about...

Oh yeah.  I forgot about the fantasy RPG nerd boner I got when I first saw the screens.  Proceed.  lol

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2011, 08:27:33 PM »
Another screenshot:


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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2011, 08:30:52 PM »
I gotta say; they've REALLY made the game beautiful. The graphics in this game make me want to raid the developers office to get an early copy... But then I'd either fail, or get thrown in jail. Or both. That kind of result means I wouldn't be able to enjoy the epic awesomeness that is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2011, 08:31:12 PM »
Nice, yeah I saw that.  I'm pretty sure all the currently released shots are on ign.com.  I could be wrong though.  :)

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2011, 08:34:45 PM »
Nice, yeah I saw that.  I'm pretty sure all the currently released shots are on ign.com.  I could be wrong though.  :)

They're also in Game Informer.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2011, 08:36:50 PM »
There's also a new fansite that seems to be pretty robust, though its forums are almost empty: http://www.skyrimworld.com/.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2011, 11:41:49 PM »
LOL

Yeah, I don't know how to feel about this game. Obviously, it's right up my alley, it gets me all excited, and stuff.

But then, I HATED OBlivion after the 20th hours mark. I got 1000 points in achievement with 90 hours, but it felt so tedious at that point. I was just doing it for the sake of getting the achievements.

I didn't get Fallout for this same reason. I heard Fallout was Oblvion with guns.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2011, 01:11:35 AM »
I didn't get Fallout for this same reason. I heard Fallout was Oblvion with guns.

Yeah, it pretty much is.

Personally, I never could get that in to Fallout 3.  Believe me I've tried several times.  I think the setting just doesn't appeal to me.  And the humor is just...odd.  I always feel like I'm out of the loop on all the jokes.  I think it probably has to do with the fact that I've never played the first two games.

Part of what I love about Oblivion is the rich and beautiful world.  Fallout looks good, but the post-apocalyptic world is REALLY bland visually, even if the graphics are better from a technical standpoint.  I just get absolutely sick of looking at it, quite frankly.

I also hate the combat in Fallout 3.  You are basically required to use the auto-targeting system, which basically means you need to repeatedly pause and unpause with every friggin' enemy you fight.  Otherwise you get hit WAY too much.  It just really sucks.  And is incredibly immersion-breaking.  In a first person game, I want to feel the combat viscerally.  Oblivion succeeded with satisfying melee combat.  Fallout fails with terribly unsatisfying weapons and stop-go shooting.  Yuck.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2011, 08:23:59 AM »
I picked up Fallout 3 recently. It does have a different gameplay mechanic than Oblivion. I keep starting to think of it as a regular FPS and I keep getting disappointed when it turns out it doesn't really work that way. The level design and pacing may resemble Oblivion, but besides the fact that it feels very different because of the locales, the gameplay mechanics just put the whole game in a new vein. It'll take some getting used to, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it and I hope to enjoy more of the game. Although I am kinda bummed that the world map is significantly smaller than Oblivion's.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2011, 08:14:55 PM »
That's one thing about these world maps.... Ok, so, Oblivion's world map was HUGE, but.. was it really different? There were a few landmarks here and there, but the map was just a repetition of itself over and over and over again.

Thinking about it, that's probably why I got tired of it so fast. The missions were always the same, the mechanics, all pretty much the same, you have a huge list of spells but you don't really feel the difference when using them, etc. In concept, it is amazing, and something I would really, really enjoy playing, but when you really get down to it, it's "a lot of just the same" and very disappointing after your first 20 hours or so. At least that was my case.

And, I guess that comes down to what personally pleases you. Mechanics in a game could be the same but it depends if you like them or not, if they'll be tedious or fun. For example, I found Assassins Creed too repetitive, but I found Prince of Persia (2008), the mechanic of finding the crystals, or coins, or whatever they were, really awesome. I also loved Batman's riddles for example (That game was just too awesome).

Also, one thing that really KILLED it for me in Oblivion was the fact that I didn't have to pay attention. Everything was put in the map for me, so I would just skip the conversations and go to where the red mark was. That certainly didn't help. When I try to remember games where I truly enjoyed a vast world, I can think of stuff like Might & Magic. However, I had to write things down in that game, figure where places where, what they looked like, etc, if I wanted to get to the heart of my sidequests. With Oblivion's point of the map, I didn't need to pay attention to anything. Open the map and it's right there, laid for you. So, that honestly also killed it for me.


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