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I love my computer. About to start minute one of a dozens of hours experience
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim




I'm looking forward to popping Skyrim in myself. I still have unfinished business in Oblivion so I'm actually playing that right now because I know I'll likely not want to go back once I've stepped foot in the great white north.
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I'm so close to beating that game - stupid school getting in the way
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Skyrim is awesome! It's truly breathtaking at times and I'm enjoying every minute. Enjoy!
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riddlen wrote:
I love my computer. About to start minute one of a dozens of hours experience


I build a new computer the week it came out. It looks fantastic on ultra high settings. I got over 120 hours logged in the game.
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tickmanfan wrote:
riddlen wrote:
I love my computer. About to start minute one of a dozens of hours experience


I build a new computer the week it came out. It looks fantastic on ultra high settings. I got over 120 hours logged in the game.


Ah, it is a setting. I thought that we were talking about something else entirely.
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I wonder why Bethesda just keeps remaking the same game over and over again. While it's far better than Oblivion was, there are so many things that make so little sense.

I think that an RPG should feel a bit like Through The Desert. every option you take is many others that you leave behind. However, in Skyrim, you can be, at the same time:

-Head of a college of magic (without having cast more than 3 or 4 spells ever)
-Lead the thieves guild (After ONE successful pickpocket in your entire career)
-Head a brotherhood of assassins (at least you have to kill people to get there)
-Command a pack of werewolf fighters while transforming into a werewolf once in your life.

All while you are still the hero that defeats the dragons. I do all of that, and I still feel that I made no difference to the world around me, because there are very few real consequences on the world to most of those actions.


I would like Bethesda games to, at some point, have actual characters, without all that third person shooter plan that Bioware follows nowadays.
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hibikir wrote:
I wonder why Bethesda just keeps remaking the same game over and over again. While it's far better than Oblivion was, there are so many things that make so little sense.

I think that an RPG should feel a bit like Through The Desert. every option you take is many others that you leave behind. However, in Skyrim, you can be, at the same time:

-Head of a college of magic (without having cast more than 3 or 4 spells ever)
-Lead the thieves guild (After ONE successful pickpocket in your entire career)
-Head a brotherhood of assassins (at least you have to kill people to get there)
-Command a pack of werewolf fighters while transforming into a werewolf once in your life.

All while you are still the hero that defeats the dragons. I do all of that, and I still feel that I made no difference to the world around me, because there are very few real consequences on the world to most of those actions.


I would like Bethesda games to, at some point, have actual characters, without all that third person shooter plan that Bioware follows nowadays.


I couldn't agree more. Good vs. Evil is an afterthought. The vast majority of actions have no consequences.

I remember games like Fallout 1/2 and Arcanum that got it right. If you were evil, the good NPCs would just kill you on the spot and visa versa. Gender mattered. Race mattered. Stats mattered. Dialoge choices mattered. Age Mattered. Who you were and what you did shaped the world into a dozen or more different endings that were as different as night and day. It was like... you know... as if you were ROLE PLAYING.
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Yep, I completely agree with Jorge -- I have exactly that experience. I don't use magic yet I am the archmage who heads the mages' guild. I steal everything there is but don't donate anything to the thieves' guild, yet I am its head. I am a werewolf but do not like it and never turn into a wolf, yet I am their leader (funnily, whenever I travel with the most fanatical werewolf around, she doesn't turn into a werewolf either). I fight everything with a bow, even when my opponent is hacking at me with a sword. I send dragons spiraling down by shooting ONE (just ONE) arrow into them, yet people are afraid of these flying lizards.

Still, I admit that I have some fun playing the game. Mainly through exploration and killing enemies with lots of funny tricks. And putting kettles on people's heads before robbing them blind.

One warning, though: Skyrim on the PC is buggy as hell. And I do not mean that it crashes quite a lot -- actually, it runs pretty stable. However, there are many ways to get the game into a state where you are stuck. There is even a bug that brings the main quest to a grinding halt without the ability to restart it again. And that is a bug that 90% of the players will run into. Also, putting Skyrim on Ultra-High will NOT make it look good on a PC. You have to tweak the INI-files a lot. Prepare to spend a couple of hours searching the net and testing out all kinds of tweaks, until it becomes an acceptable balance between speed and aesthetics.
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I'm starting to get this feeling - Skyrim: Another day, another dragon. Or dungeon or draugr.

Got this on Christmas night. I'm embarrassed by the number of hours I have in it. If I had spent that amount of time practicing guitar I could be another...

Adrian Legg
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Eddie van Halen

...at the same time.

That said, I can probably hit level 26 when I come home for lunch.


BTW, I'm a female Level 25 Bretonian Mage. Whenever I have a choice, I usually play games like this, Fall Out 3, Dead Island etc as an opposite of me type. That is, an overly aggressive, darker skinned, blue eyed (if possible) female. I do prefer ranged combat over melee though. Must be my gun loving true nature.
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