Hands on look at new skyrim "remaster"

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by TransgenderVaultDeweller, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yes, but I have hope for you.
     
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  2. Greentoast11

    Greentoast11 Seasoned Vault Dweller

    Jul 3, 2015
    No I'm not new to the Elder Scrolls Series by any stretch of the imagination. I think it is a relatively good game, I don't think it is near to Morrowwind's level. But it's definitely better than Oblivion and anyone with a single brain cell can confirm this. "muh 'blivion!!!!"
     
  3. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    Relative to what? The garbage that people are playing now?
     
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  4. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Anyone with a single brain cell can see that "muh Skyrim" is shit. Unless you enjoy tripping over draugr in most dungeons you explore, "muh enemy diversity".
     
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  5. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Muh Mods will fix it, remember? Which means, Skyrim is not shit, it's recently (i.e. vanilla) sown field, all you dig up is shit, a fertilizer.
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Relative to playing with your own feces. I mean no one here can seriously say that for example Fallout 4 or Skyrim RE isn't better than that.

    I personaly, would chose SkyRE over feces any day!
     
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  7. Greentoast11

    Greentoast11 Seasoned Vault Dweller

    Jul 3, 2015
    Yes Relative to the other games, and even some older games I think it is a decent game. I think good was a bit too strong of a word. Sure player choice and dialogue is often very very limiting. But the quests are often fun, there is a lot of books with interesting lore. And the main quest is satisfying lorewise and gameplay wise.
     
  8. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
     
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  9. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    I'm never going to let go of the pest-control analogy. The Dragonborn is pest-control. The main quest is about killing some flying lizards.

    Honestly, netting a lot of likes with a low effort post wasn't my intent. I genuinely didn't know how anyone who finished the game thinks that it is even passible. When I first played Skyrim, I was impressed but I expected a big pay-off in the end. For a game that keep using player freedom as a crutch, I expected at least an ending or two but no. The game barely acknowledges your choices and actions. Nobody remembers what kind of person the Dragonborn is (and no, I don't mean whether he or she is a human, elf, cat person, or whatever.).
     
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  10. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    It's why I would rate Skyrim's Main Quest as the worst in the series. What hurt the main quest for me is how only the guards and a select few NPCs seem to recognize your success along with the lack of impact the player character's actions have on the land. Everyone else treats you the same way and it seems your actions amounted to nothing since the dragons still roam around freely and nothing in the world changes.

    In contrast, Morrowind has every NPC address the player character differently, an entire type of enemy vanishes (Ash Vampires and NPC Dreamers), a weather condition is wiped out (Red Mountain now has normal skies) and the player can feel the satisfaction of having developed their characters from a weak outsider of the land to a god-like hero of the land. Even Oblivion had some acknowledgement of main quest completion (NPCs addressing the hero as Champion etc.).
     
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  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Skyrim's main quest is the worst, yeah. The storyline is incredibly basic, the pacing is bad, and it's just a boring power phantasy. You come into the land as a prisoner, you get set free and BOOM you're the Dragonborn and have mystical power and you're set to save the world! Boring. I guess they the criticism of Oblivion to heart, where the protagonist is not really a hero at all, but just a henchman for the actual hero.
    As you all said, Morrowind did it right. You start off with a vague premise of something big happening and you being somehow involved in it. But you suck, so go and have some adventures first, and learn the land! Then it's your task to uncover the plot and get involved in it, and it's your task to make yourself the hero. You're not exactly gifted with mystical powers, there's just a vague prophecy that others also could fullfill. It's just much more satisfying, and it absolutely helps that the characters in-game all recognize your deed after it's done. If only the game's mechanics weren't that clunky... That's basically the only thing I liked about Skyrim, the combat felt weighty and intuitive. Yeah, it's super basic and repetitive, but it's good for some mindless hack'n'slay action in fantasy-viking-land.
    Bring back Morrowind, though.
     
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  12. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Skyrim could have chosen to be in different sides of the Action RPG genre.
    Either New Vegas side, where it melds almost perfectly with its cRPG origins, with all that conveys, Stats > Player skill
    Or the Dark Souls and Dungeon Crawlers side, focus on combat supported by a solid set of stats but mostly favoring player skill.
    It did neither and that's how it turned out
     
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  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008

    Our hero, our hero claims a warrior's heart
    I tell you, I tell you, no one cares that the dragonborn comes
    With a voice wielding power of the ancient Nord art
    Believe, believe, no one cares that the dragonborn comes
    It's an end to the evil, of all Skyrim's foes
    Beware, beware, no one cares that the dragonborn comes
    For the darkness has passed, and the legend yet unknown
    You'll know, you'll no one cares that the dragonborn comes
    Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin
    Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
    Ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan
    Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!
     
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  14. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Fixed
     
  15. M-14 rifle

    M-14 rifle First time out of the vault

    Dec 1, 2015
    Any hard evidence that Fallout will be coming to the Nintendo Switch?
     
  16. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Which one, Fo4?
     
  17. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm going to say possibly. I think Skyrim on the switch is just testing reaction and how it plays.

    It'll run like shit, but I'm gonna say maybe still
     
  18. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    IMHO, once graphics got to Crysis 1 levels, I don't think they need to get much better.

    I mean, its nice and all, but how much does shiniez add?