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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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http://elderscrolls.com/

Anyone interested in going Norse God style with the Elder Scrolls?

Anyone interested in fighting dragons the size of jet planes?

Check out February's Game Informer (Issue 214). They have a full spread on the new sequel in the Elder Scrolls franchise. Needless to say I am incredibly excited. I haven't completely read the article yet, just skimmed it and gazed at all the pretty pictures, but I did get the impression that this entry into the Elder Scrolls is borrowing some gameplay ideas from Bethsoft's Fallout 3 rebirth.



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Features a new engine to boot:

Dubbed the Creation Engine, Skyrim's new powerhouse brings with it a suite of new tools and tricks that'll ensure this will be Bethesda's most technically impressive game to date.


http://au.xbox360.ig.../1144409p1.html

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Yeah the engine sounds neat. The AI in the game sounds good too. Not just npc AI either, the game will apparently "watch" you heavily. It'll adjust quests and storyline points to better match how you're playing your character. Almost like a reputation system from Fable, but this seems to be a bit more involved. It adjusts not just how you're viewed by npcs but were your quests take place and who your enemy types will be based on your decisions throughout the game.

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Just read Game Informer's article. I played Morrowind, but never really got into the whole thing. This one looks like something I'll try.

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This may sound silly, but one of the things I'm most looking forward to is being a Conan like shirtless barbarian. LOL Fantasy games have a serious lack of viable barbarian like classes and armor sets. Sure in Elder scrolls you could always just not wear torso armor to get that look, but the game wasn't really designed to do it (meaning you were at a serious disadvantage with absolutely no benefits for playing barbarianish). But finally this sequel looks to finally introduce some Conan/He-Man like torso armors! Woohoo!

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Fantasy games have a serious lack of viable barbarian like classes and armor sets.

Agreed.

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20 minutes of gameplay:

http://www.bethblog....-skyrim-action/

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Looks immense. Thinking of picking up Oblivion pre-owned. Will it still hold up to todays RPG games?

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I still like Oblivion, although I imagine it will pale in comparison to Skyrim. I don't think this will be a situation like when many of us gamers longed for Morrowind when we were playing Oblivion.

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I still like Oblivion, although I imagine it will pale in comparison to Skyrim. I don't think this will be a situation like when many of us gamers longed for Morrowind when we were playing Oblivion.

So true. Oblivion was a good game, but Morrowind is a classic. Great story, excellent gameplay, and (at least for its time) some amazing graphics. The ash storms were totally badass.


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Oh, sorry: regarding Skyrim, the game looks freaking awesome. gameplay, story, etc... remain to be seen, though. It looks like the still have the one-after-another chain of attacking enemies which kinda takes the challenge away...

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Anyone else get their copy yet? Mine is in the mail for delivery today. Cant freakin wait!

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game in hand, counting down the minutes to leaving work.....

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this game's ****ing awesome


i'm a werewolf!

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Think I'm gonna wait till after Christmas. By then I'll have made a few upgrades to my system that'll give a better experience. Can't wait though, love the Elder Scrolls series.

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I'll try this, but it will be a while.

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I just did the open, took a hour because I looted everything. Cool thing being this version of the scrolls doesn't force you to drop stuff after a certain weight limit... carrying too much just forces your character to walk slow.

The environment is great looking, the dragons are rad. The Cat People, Lizard People and Orcs all look awesome. The elves are neat. The human faces and the hair are ROUGH. But the create a character has options to smooth out your player character or funk them up so that's fine. The Elder Scrolls have never been known for gorgeous faces and this installment is no different.

I have a massively buffed up Nord, with a Chuck Norris beard and a very short "roman" styled hair cut. Named him Max.

I'm looking forward to exploring more tomorrow.

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Going to get this in a week or so I think. Can't get too many games at once!

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^Exactly. Target had a buy two get one free (new games!) sale. So, Arkham City, Alice, and Pokemon Black it was.

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Yet another game I want to play but can't seem to get the settings right so I can actually read text on the screen. Awesome!

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i rattled up 24 hours of gametime inside owning it for 30 hours

digital speed......


loving it!

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When did you sleep?! O.o

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the 6 hours inbetween....

up to 39 hours now, still pottering about with side quests

done the companions, the thieves guild, the college, the civil war... played a bit of the main quest, but dont think i'm that far into it


i could do with a week off work.....

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Yet another game I want to play but can't seem to get the settings right so I can actually read text on the screen. Awesome!

Oooooh. That is a good point, my TV is awful for text right now. Might wait until I get a new one...

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Having said that Game are selling it for 4.99 when you trade in Batman and I don't want to get COD as I don't think my internet in London is good/fast enough (keeps logging me out of FIFA online anyway)



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