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After the first announcement and trailers came out for Skyrim i thought i better go back and finish Oblivion. Now I've finally finished.

 

Regarding combat, yeah arrows and fireballs are too slow. And, when npc's team up with me they always cop some Warhammer cause they run in between enemies and my swinging hammer all the time...

It was also frustrating when quest lines didn't work properly and i had to revert to an earlier save - which happened a few times.

 

That said, it is a really enjoyable game and an awesome world to explore.

 

But now what should i play to get me to the release of Skyrim?

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The nehrim mod maybe? Its essentially another game using oblivion as an engine. It is all subtitled though. As for broken quests, the unofficial oblivion patch fixes that. I never came across one after installing that.

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I found a moderately recent podcast from Eurogamer about Skyrim and their impressions.

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-04-...t-65-blog-entry

 

Discussion about Skyrim starts at 18:03.

 

I'm hearing things I like here! All this detailed world stuff is what will really do it for me. I hope there is a good 5 years of improvement over Oblivion though. And it's still a long way off, so the fact the game is as polished as it seems to be already is a damn good sign.

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After the first announcement and trailers came out for Skyrim i thought i better go back and finish Oblivion. Now I've finally finished.

 

Regarding combat, yeah arrows and fireballs are too slow. And, when npc's team up with me they always cop some Warhammer cause they run in between enemies and my swinging hammer all the time...

It was also frustrating when quest lines didn't work properly and i had to revert to an earlier save - which happened a few times.

 

That said, it is a really enjoyable game and an awesome world to explore.

 

But now what should i play to get me to the release of Skyrim?

Nukes recommended Two Worlds 2 to me - i've yet to check it out though.

 

Theres a few mods that change arrows and magic to be a little more swift and viable. I know they are doing things in Skyrim to archery to make it more dangerous but havnt seen anything as far as magic goes...

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Apparently there's a cover story of Skyrim to be found in a German PC mag.

 

- The map in the inventory will be slighty similar like Google Maps and will be in 3D

- You cannot make notes on the map

- There will also be some friendly dragons you can speak with

- Traders will be depending on what has been harvested, so if there is a cornfield in the city which gets destroyed by a fire, the traders in the city will run out of corn or you have to pay horrible prices

- The wind is going to have influences on the water so there might be some ?crimps? (dunno if its the right word) on the water due to the wind and there will also be dynamic waves depending on the wind

- Lockpicking is a minigame again

- There will be 8-9 settlements besides the 5 major citys

- Buying houses is in

- There will be kids in the land of skyrim

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topi...cgames-article/ Edited by King_TriTAN

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Found a comprehensive interview with Todd Howard from a Norwegian magazine.

 

It takes a lot to wear out to Todd Howard, game producer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

He was still full of energy after having held an hour-long presentation of the game, and it was an opportunity to participate in a 50-minute general Q & A session immediately after.

We know how happy you are to suck you all the information about the game and choose here to reproduce the session in its entirety.

 

What does "Dragonborn" really mean?

 

- Dragonborn means that someone is born with the soul of a dragon. We do not want to say too much about what this means in Skyrim, but there have been several such transferor born in previous Elder Scrolls games, and naming shows that they have been given special gifts of the gods.

 

What ressources do you use when you use shouts?

 

- Right now they only balanced by cooldowns, which means you have to wait a while before you can shout again. It allows us to balance the system better. There are 3 levels of each shout, level 3 is the highest. Since the cooldowns limits your use of shouts, you must decide if you want to use a powerful shout and how great the need is at that time. You may suffer from using a powerful shout if you need the shout later on, in combat. This is because of the cooldown of each shout.

 

Can you combine shouts?

 

- It was possible at first, but we found out it was really confusing, so we removed it. Instead, the game will combine shouts for you, automatically, whenever possible.

 

How many shouts is there in total?

 

- Right now we have about 20 shouts with three levels each, so we are talking about over 60 different shouts in total. We expect to end up with a few more before finish.

 

Can you explain the experience-system of Skyrim? Is it forcing you to go up in level? Is there any maximum limit?

 

- We think we've solved that problem this time. All skills will make you go up in experience level, but the higher the amount of experience you have in a skill, the greater the impact it has on leveling. One thing we've noticed is that people look at their character and use the skills they have trained most. Now you can be a magician and find a sword and use it for a long time without affecting your level of experience much. You will always be best served by focusing on something, but this game makes it very easy to vary. Using the weapon in two hands independent of each other was actually something we came on late in development, because it felt so natural with the new control system.

 

In the intro it is mentioned that our character is on the way to his execution. Can you tell us more about the background of the main character?

 

- We give him no decided background. In this game-series, the player always starts in prison, and the player is to find himself his character's own background. If you want a good or bad past then you could have it, we will only send you across the border to Skyrim.

 

In some of the combat we have seen the finishing-moves. Is this something that needs to be activated, or is it performed automatically?

 

- These animations are only for show, and is linked to different types of attacks. The animations you saw belongs to the powerful version of the melee attacks, and there is no special ending attacks.

 

In the beginning of your presentation you said that you must use all available ressources to kill dragons, but it did not seem as if you struggled too much with the one you killed. Was that because you was high-leveled?

 

- I made it easier for this presentation and included titanium-covered health to my character. It looks bad if I die on this particular piece, so I made the dragon a bit weaker, and my character is much stronger. Dragons in general will be very difficult!

 

Can you explain the dynamic of their storytelling?

 

- We developed a system for Fallout 3, which generated random encounters with different beings. And we thought, "what if we put this in the system? ". Therefore, we chose to integrate it in all missions in Skyrim. And it turned out that it sucked, because it is too flat and transparent. So we went back to writing all missions and stories by hand.

 

Some of the missions will still contain dynamic storytelling. Instead of very fixed roles, for example a specific client that sends you to regain the specific child, this system can be specified to interpret it as "the child of a person in the city have disappeared," and "find a random cave where it might be. "

 

- One thing we have struggled with in our games is control. Because some players are not experienced enough to handle the freedom that we offer. This system allows us to guide them to a greater extent. It ranges widely, from small random assignment to larger assignments where we ask the game to bring out "the next character who hates the main character" or something like that. We used that fact in one of the missions you saw. If your client dies, his sister will take over his store, and be quest-giver.

 

How do you handle the dialogue and voice acting for this type of missions?

 

- We get voice actors to record the options for this type of mission, and we have learned us to write in a way to hide these "holes". An employer may say, for example, "my child has been abducted to a cave nearby, you will get a reward if you get it." You do not think about that the employer never mentions what your reward. It has been very difficult to get everything to sound right.

 

Is there a limit to the highest level of experience?

 

- No. That is, there's probably a mathematical limit, but like in Oblivion, it is resolved so that we do not put a permanent roof on it. We'll let things happen. We have tried to balance it to the better, by allowing you to increase faster in experience-level. We look at Oblivion and Fallout 3 as level 1 to 25-games. This is a level 1 to 50-game. But we have only increased the pace of leveling. Much of the character's strength lies in the skills, and there are many of them. We wanted quick things up a bit. But the mathematical limit is probably around level 70

 

How to scale the PC version compared to the console version?

 

- I believe that it scales as expected. There are certain things we do with the PC versions of all our games. For example you can make the textures as large as you want. In addition, you will of course have other solutions available. Something we have focused on is that the game will look the same no matter what distance you are sitting on, so it suits for both console- and PC-players.

 

How do you handle the difficulty of the game?

 

- We haven't actually thought about it much. In Oblivion, we had a slider and in Fallout 3, we went over to a button with different levels. I think people are more familiar with "easy, medium, hard," but it's hard to say exactly what system will end up with in the end.

 

In an interview with IGN mentioned that the game will support DirectX 11 Can you say more about how this is supported in Skyrim?

 

- Yes, the game will support DirectX 11, but basically it is a DirectX 9 games. In comparison with DX11, there are some things we get for free, such as performance improvements, which was what I meant.

 

How big is the world compared to Oblivion, and how diverse is the environment?

 

- If you put the maps on top of each other it is about as big as its predecessor. But Skyrim is different because of all the mountains that form our routes. The terrain makes it smaller in practice, but you spend more time trying to move through it because they often can not be crossed. So it probably seems bigger.

 

- About variation. You have already seen the spruce forests and mountain-ranges. We also have grassy tundras, a volcanic tundra, an forest in the theme of autumn and a glacier. There are about six or seven distinct types of environments. The changes are much more obvious than in Fallout 3 and Oblivion.

 

Can we continue to explore freely without anyone trying to lead the player?

 

- We usually try to not lead the player in any way. The dynamic storytelling will only make generic tasks more enjoyable. You will find the same game-flow as in our other releases, and we are trying only to toss you around a little bit, by including the use of the compass. Before you complete a mission or task, we want the player to possibly find two or three new ones on the way.

 

You mentioned that one can affect the cities' and settlements' economy. Can you explain this?

 

- The ability to play with the economy is something that always looks good on paper, but if it is too realistic for the player, he will never notice it. It doesn't bother you that arrows is a tiny bit cheaper. Instead we've tried to remove things from the economic system, so it is more noticeable. The player has resources that are directly connected to trade-skills. Mining and smelting affects blacksmiths, farms affect food which in turn affects the ingredients which in turn affects alchemy. We have not quite figured out how we solve this system yet, but it is something we are working on.

 

Does the enemies level up together with the player, or is their strength set from before?

 

- We have had some dynamics of this system in all our games, but it was too much of it in Oblivion. The short version is that the current is very similar to the one in Fallout 3, but we are trying to signal the areas that are harder than others. We would like that the players pounded their heads against the wall and shouting "I'm a wimp," if they enter the wrong area, but they should be able to use all their resources to push through a difficult area if they wish.

 

What happens if you enter an area, leave and come back again?

 

- How we did it in Fallout 3, the player made it certain how an area looked like when you first visited it. By coming back again later you made it only harder. So you just spoiling it for yourself.

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topi...oward-interiew/

 

Part 2

 

Changes in the seasons? Another thing: when you used the bow before you had a zoom effect, and that time went slower as you would shoot. Are these special abilities?

 

- The seasons do not change, just the weather. In relation to the arrow and bow system they have two different properties. They also have different levels so that you can get different degrees of zoom or bullet time [tidssakking].

 

Are there mounts in the game?

 

- There are boats, but you can not sail them. In relation to horses and other mounts, it is something we want, but we are still experimenting with how. We exclude them, definitely not, but we will ensure that the game adds something. Horses have evolved much in the game, and we will do it properly if we choose to include them.

 

What about guilds and organizations in this game?

 

- This we do not talk about yet.

 

What was the idea behind designing a skill tree that resembles constellations?

 

- I worked with the interface and wanted to take a step away from Excel spreadsheets and the typical system we find in RPGs. So I tried a number of options, including one where you look over your right shoulder to look at your weapons, left shoulder to check out the magic and the stars to see who you are. It was the foundation. In the previous Elder Scrolls games, we have also had the asterisk, and we would gather all these into one system.

 

Can you say a bit about the differences between the caves?

 

- We stock them still in kit form, and it's something we've done since Terminator: Future Shock. The difference is that we have become better at it. We have been better to make the environment more organic and uses several building blocks. For example, many types of caves in the game. Overgrown moss caves and ice caves are a few of them. We also have a cave inside a glacier and an imperial fort. Altogether there are probably five or six general construction sets, but within them there is much variation.

 

 

How do you handle the level design of the game differently from Oblivion

 

- In Oblivion we let the visual designers take care of the caves, also we had a couple of specific "level designers" who went over them afterwards. There was nothing wrong with them, but they could have been better. So now we have a bunch of the eight-nine is really talented. At last count we had about 120 real caves, and more than 100 common points of interest outside. The game is actually too big.

 

 

Is there a set number of dragons in the game?

 

- No, there is an unlimited number of dragons. One of our designers actually put in a random event I encountered, where I ended up being chased by three dragons and I thought "who the hell did this?" I felt like Frodo in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and was really frightened. So I asked him to remove it. But no, dragons are generated automatically (in addition to that there are a number of specific encounters, of course).

 

Are all dragons aggressive towards the player?

 

- All dragons speak, it's actually what they do when they are spouting fire. Fighting games are debatering for these creatures. There are some dragons who speak the "common tongue" and make themselves understood to people, I cannot divulge more right now.

 

Can you say something about the fauna in the game? We've seen fish in the rivers and dragons, there are other animals?

 

- Yes! We have a couple of designers who only work with "world interaction." Say you lose a sword. It happened once before we let you zoom in on the weapons that I would inspect the appearance of a sword. So I throw it on the ground, and before I know someone picks it up and gives it back to me because he likes me. Another example of world interaction is how we have wolf packs that hunt mammoths, and it takes us fifteen minutes to implement something like that.

 

When you killed the dragon you said you had to take his soul. Can you elaborate on this?

 

- It's a very interesting topic, but unfortunately I cannot talk about it yet!

 

Why did it take five games before we got to see dragons?

 

- Everyone asks us about - multiplayer and dragons. For one thing, we think that it is a bit cliché. We have never seen a game dealing with dragons as Jurassic Park handles dinosaurs. We wanted to do it properly. What happens if they chase me? How does a city if I go on? How does it feel to fight a dragon? When we first decided to take them so was Skyrim right setting.

 

Can you say a bit about the factions and reputation system?

 

- This is also something we cannot talk about yet.

 

Is there a skill for voice capabilities, such persuasion game in Oblivion?

 

- There is a skill for it, but there is no such persuasion wheel. We cannot talk much about it yet, but I can say that it is a far simpler system and not a mini-game.

 

How do you lockpicking?

 

- We have a mini game for it. I hate the concept of mini-games! "It's also a mini game for battle!". What I mean is that if there is a skill for it, then there must be some kind of interaction onscreen, so it is not a [behind the scenes] roll.

 

The inventory system looks very good, but you can compare objects?

 

- Right now there is support for it, but it is about halfway complete. You will see green and red arrows indicating whether items are up-or downgrades, but you have to compare objects individually. We want to organize it in a list where you see all the objects that are better than your current one.

 

Can you say something about alchemy system? Is it improved from Oblivion?

 

- It's improved, but we will elaborate on it at a later date.

 

What can you say about the game's cities? In Fallout 3 screenshots from different cities were very iconic. In Oblivion, they were less recognizable. Have you worked with this?

 

- Definitely! We have five major cities, and they are very, very unique. Have you seen the trailer? There you will see a couple of them. Furthermore, we have nine different regions, each ruled by its earl. Five of these cities, also we have four with some smaller villages. It's probably eight or nine small towns combined.

 

When items are found, are they random or fixed?

 

- We vary it. Sometimes we want to give you a special item that fits with the area you are in. Sometimes you get random objects that match the level of the area you are in, like in Fallout 3 The enemies will drop a corresponding amount of different items as in our other games.

 

You have mentioned that the dialogue system is simplified, and that players learn much of the backstory by passive calls. Can you say more about this?

 

- One thing we've noticed is that a few people will lose something, then we will arrange it so often that you have a dialogue choices that are like "would you like to hear my life story?". Sometimes they give you the background story of such a cave, and when we feel it is better to present it as a normal conversation that you can only listen to.

 

Does crime work in the same way as in Oblivion, with burglary and theft and such?

 

- It's a little different, they share many similarities, which unfortunately I cannnot talk about yet.

 

Is there a way to determine the characteristics and weaknesses of different creatures?

 

- In relation to the interface - no. We try to collect the books. For example you can find lore about the various enemies that give you information about their weaknesses. We try to package it into a more gentle way than "this is stronger, it is weaker" so many games do.

 

Can you finally sleep in someone's bed when they are dead?

 

- This is actually on our to-do list, and I have personally suggested it!

 

Have you considered being able to ride on dragons?

 

- Have we considered it? Yes. Do we allow it right now? No. But we can decide to support it at some point.

 

How many characters can we kill? Is it possible to go on killing expeditions and wipe out entire cities?

 

- Yes, you can wipe out virtually the entire city. I think that is one thing that everyone says that they will do, but nobody does. And it takes us months of development to make it possible. But yeah, we try to accommodate and incorporate this as best as we can.

 

In Oblivion, it was possible to find a unique unicorn. Is there such a thing in Skyrim too, for example an abominable snowman?

 

- I will not reveal everything here, this is a treat in the game! But yes, we have a hidden content, and it's not a unicorn.

 

Morrowind and Oblivion had huge modding development community among the players. Is there anything they have created which you have chosen to integrate into Skyrim?

 

- Yep, a lot actually. Much of what goes on the balance sheet. For example, where quick progress should be, or how difficult the game is. One modification we've learned a lot from is actually very simple, and played on how archers works. Bows were much harder to draw back and cause more damage. It's something you feel good in Skyrim.

 

In Oblivion game performance began to decline after a while. Have you fixed this?

 

- This is actually something we sorted out with a patch for Oblivion. I feel that we have much better grip on the platforms we are developing now. This is still a game people can come to play over 500 hours, and it is a challenge for us. We are much better, but cannot guarantee that you can play so long without problems.

 

If one core attributes such as strength and endurance in addition to the more specific?

 

- Okay, so you have 21 different skills. Then there are three core attributes: magic, health and stamina. A fan can come to say "you removed my eight favorite capabilities," and I reply "what do you want?". "I must have intelligence, because it affects my magic." Well, now you have a simple statistic of magic. Want to increase your skills in magic as you put points in magic, you do not have to detour through intelligence.

 

Skyrim will be the first involvement many have with The Elder Scrolls series. Do you do anything to make the start of the series smoother?

 

- We assume always that you have not played any of our previous games. All games are on their own feet. I think that this is easier to get into because of the way it starts. Many players are introduced to our games because they are might be accustomed to the Call of Duty and thinking "alright, I will try role playing." Our experience is that these players can handle the depth after a few hours.

 

Do you have anything gameplay-wise out of the game? For example, through websites or IOS applications.

 

- This is something we've thought a bit about, and we continue to play with.

 

Is it possible to buy a house?

 

- It is possible to buy a currently unspecified number of houses.

 

Will the reducing the attributes make it easier to combine, for example, sword fighting with magic? Is it easier to be a hybrid?

 

- It's up to you! You will start out with equal points, but to upgrade the various skills via the new system, you need to have a certain number of points in the skill. If you want the most awesome perks, you need to invest in that skill. What our system does first and foremost is let you change your mind.

 

How are sword fighting? Can you choose to swing your sword to the left or right?

 

- Yes, you choose the direction with the control stick. It is also possible to perform different combo attacks, jump back and stuff.

 

If do you get perks by increasing the skills or by going up in level?

 

- It's by increasing skills. You invest points in them, and given the opportunity to select various special attacks and such things. It is basically like a regular perk tree, just that there are certain requirements before you can unlock various perks. What they typically do, so you can see if there is a special attack you like, before deciding whether to use the sword more often to unlock it.

 

In previous games many were increased skills by casting the "unlock door" fifty times on a door, and the like. Is this still possible?

 

- We have resolved most of these issues. Some of the skills we have, for example, gotten rid of, like "Athletics" and "Acrobatics". For who creates a character and think "I'll role-play a guy who runs"? Much of the repetitive action program is usually just removed.

 

How much freedom does the new game engine provide compared to Gamebryo ?

 

- Many believe Gamebryo is a game engine, and it is not - it's a middleware. When we used it to Fallout 3 and Oblivion so we did a lot of graphics work, now we're doing everything ourself. We notice it most in flexibility. Do we want to add new magic effects, we have far more leeway now. We also have a new system to make trees now. We previously used Speed ​​Tree, which has been replaced with our own system that allows us to create more detailed flora.

 

- Much so-called "middleware" is very good, and I like it well. We use such as Havok physics engine yet. The problem is that they must create solutions that work for everyone and we want something that is tailor-made for us in the greatest possible extent.

 

Can you damage the limbs of your enemies?

 

- How should I answer this? Yes, there is a kind of system, but not like in Fallout 3

 

Can you change your gender?

 

Changing gender? Do you choose? If so - yes, you can choose to be a man or woman. It will not be possible to change gender.

 

Would your gender have a huge impact on the game?

 

- There will be some differences, but they are small. Some characters behave differently, but it will pretty much be the same game.

 

Are there big changes to the game when you once really high level of experience, or just do more damage? Have you introduced any new systems for this?

 

- The game is changing! This was something we wanted to change, and part of the reason why we introduced these perks. There were perks in Oblivion as well, four for each skill, but they were locked up automatically. In addition, there are a lot of new spells and the shouts, so it will be very different.

 

In the previous games many characters shared the same voice acting. Have you improved this?

 

- Definitely. We are continuously working on this since Morrowind and it was better in both Oblivion and Fallout 3 We have many more voice actors this time.

 

How do actors react to this? Will they engage more?

 

- Yes, it's something we've noticed. We can imagine, "Liam Neeson would be a wonderful father for this game," and actually be able to get Liam Neeson on the team. It is probably because the series has become more well known, but video games have generally been given more leeway in the collective consciousness. For many actors, it is cool to do voice acting for video games, and it's not about money. It's good art, and the agents tell them that it's good for their career.

 

Can you say something about who we hear?

 

- Well, Max von Sydow's announced. We will reveal a lot in the future, and you will probably be pleasantly surprised. I say this not just as a publicity stunt. The cast list looks really interesting.

 

Have you changed anything in the user interface that you have not mentioned?

 

- You have such as how the accused works when you sneak. Previously you only the extent to which you are discovered, now you see what mode the enemies are in, among other things, whether they are suspicious or aggressive. This is affected by your sneak skill.

 

Are there children in the game?

 

- Yes, there are children in the game.

 

Can they be knocked unconscious?

 

- No, they can not be unconscious. This system is like in Fallout 3

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topi...gazine-gamerno/ Edited by King_TriTAN

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Apparently there's a cover story of Skyrim to be found in a German PC mag.

 

- The map in the inventory will be slighty similar like Google Maps and will be in 3D

- You cannot make notes on the map

- There will also be some friendly dragons you can speak with

- Traders will be depending on what has been harvested, so if there is a cornfield in the city which gets destroyed by a fire, the traders in the city will run out of corn or you have to pay horrible prices

- The wind is going to have influences on the water so there might be some ?crimps? (dunno if its the right word) on the water due to the wind and there will also be dynamic waves depending on the wind

- Lockpicking is a minigame again

- There will be 8-9 settlements besides the 5 major citys

- Buying houses is in

- There will be kids in the land of skyrim

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topi...cgames-article/

 

- Map & Inventory continue to tease me with words and not with pictures.

- Inability to make notes on the map - that said, I guess it aint a big deal really. - Im sure thered be a mod sooner or later giving you the ability to do it.

- Oooo friendly dragons

- The economy being affected does sound cool but - Using your cornfield example, I hope you actually need Corn (Alchemy or whatever) or whatever items experiences shortages so theres an actual sense of loss and so it's not just a case of "Cool. No corn now lolz"

- Hopefully the lockpicking game will enjoyable.

- Yay buying houses

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Games like this make me realise exactly how much I'm missing out on without a gaming machine. I've got a P4 running Windows XP Professional that i'm not using. Bog standard graphics card, thats about all thats on it. do you reckon it'd be worth upgrading some of it, or do you think I should just start anew for that completely up to date feeling?

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Games like this make me realise exactly how much I'm missing out on without a gaming machine. I've got a P4 running Windows XP Professional that i'm not using. Bog standard graphics card, thats about all thats on it. do you reckon it'd be worth upgrading some of it, or do you think I should just start anew for that completely up to date feeling?

Just start fresh. You'll be throwing good money after bad, upgrading a p4 unless you find some aram and graphics card really cheap.

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I think you're right. :( Damn, I didn't want to spend money either. Oh well. Games like this really seem worth it. I played some elder scrolls: oblivion on my mates Xbox and had a ball, so, I can only assume it would be better to get damn fine pc for gaming and internet and some photo hobby stuff i like to get up to, more so then buying a PS3, considering how they're going to steal my credit card number.

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After the first announcement and trailers came out for Skyrim i thought i better go back and finish Oblivion. Now I've finally finished.

 

Regarding combat, yeah arrows and fireballs are too slow. And, when npc's team up with me they always cop some Warhammer cause they run in between enemies and my swinging hammer all the time...

It was also frustrating when quest lines didn't work properly and i had to revert to an earlier save - which happened a few times.

 

That said, it is a really enjoyable game and an awesome world to explore.

 

But now what should i play to get me to the release of Skyrim?

Nukes recommended Two Worlds 2 to me - i've yet to check it out though.

 

 

 

I'm going to retract that, while I enjoyed the game it gets old after a while and isn't worth paying $50 for.

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Depends what you will get more use out of. If you like console games (and skyrim is going to be on ps3) then get that and a moderately priced pc. I personally like the pc option because I prefer the keyboard/mouse and that game like elder scrolls have vast numbers of mods and fixes that can really transform them into new games... all for a better price if you wait to buy your games in the steam sales. Even if get some that you aren't sure about then and get the ones you really want around release it still generally works out better.

 

In the end it's all up to your preferences but have a look through youtube and tesnexus.com to see what you can do with a good pc and a few mods. The only thing with the mods though is that they can increase the system requirements in excess of what will already be a fairly hefty game.

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The mods alone are worth paying full price for Elder Scrolls games. The awesome thing is, I have paid for a boxed copy of Oblivion at least once, yet Bethesda (or whoever) put no copy restriction DRM bullshit on it. There's no CD key or anything. So I'm more than happy to pay for it, unlike Ubisoft shit where you pay your monies and still get treated like a criminal.

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I think you're right. :( Damn, I didn't want to spend money either. Oh well. Games like this really seem worth it. I played some elder scrolls: oblivion on my mates Xbox and had a ball, so, I can only assume it would be better to get damn fine pc for gaming and internet and some photo hobby stuff i like to get up to, more so then buying a PS3, considering how they're going to steal my credit card number.

Well you got until Novemeber to put some money away for it if you just want it for Skyrim.

 

But if not, you can load up oblivion - if you liked it on xbox then you would likely enjoy it more on PC given the control set up and some of the easy fix mods you can utilise to get the most out of the game. Not to mention the upped details and the like a new PC will be able to spew out

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I think you're right. :( Damn, I didn't want to spend money either. Oh well. Games like this really seem worth it. I played some elder scrolls: oblivion on my mates Xbox and had a ball, so, I can only assume it would be better to get damn fine pc for gaming and internet and some photo hobby stuff i like to get up to, more so then buying a PS3, considering how they're going to steal my credit card number.

Well you got until Novemeber to put some money away for it if you just want it for Skyrim.

 

But if not, you can load up oblivion - if you liked it on xbox then you would likely enjoy it more on PC given the control set up and some of the easy fix mods you can utilise to get the most out of the game. Not to mention the upped details and the like a new PC will be able to spew out

 

Unless he mods it too much, then it just becomes an unoptimised mess :P

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Maybe even worth pre-ordering? I think the last time I did that was with FEAR, and I probably shouldn't have bothered. I would actually like to physically own this game though, not just the rights to some files on a server.

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I'll wait til I see how it runs, maybe a patch or 2 and some mods that fix the immediate issues and then buy it.

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And I'm stuck crying because I wished I lived in a place where I could easily buy a new computer, let alone be somewhere where they actually had midnight releases. /cries :'-(

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Pitty it is going to be so far away until release.

I heard Q4 but no date set?

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Pitty it is going to be so far away until release.

I heard Q4 but no date set?

 

11.11.11 is what they've been promclaiming

 

Wow that is a while away...

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Pitty it is going to be so far away until release.

I heard Q4 but no date set?

 

11.11.11 is what they've been promclaiming

 

Wow that is a while away...

 

Just under half a year. So we are getting there...

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