Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Korin, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    So is this really what Skyrim's graphics look like?

    [spoiler:7448f97c4d][/spoiler:7448f97c4d]
     
  2. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Uh, seriously? he looked much better in Oblivion, for pete's sake. I am glad to see him back, however, he was one of the very few NPCs with an actual personality. But isin't he supposed to be, you know... gone?
     
  3. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    He's a Daedric Prince.

    That means a wizard did it.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well that is a console screenshot, I guess it would look betteron a good pc.

    I MIGHT buy this game (I don't like medieval shit but I like Nordic settings, yeah I know, doesn't make sense) but probably two months after release so there are good mods out.
     
  5. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Aye, but the player is supposed to have replaced him after Jygalagg (or however you spell it) was defeated. Unless Shivering Isles is non-canon. Or being a fabulously dressed, insane old man just comes with the job naturally, mayhaps.



    I certainly hope, so, but I doubt there will be a lot if differences. Oblivion and the Fallout's didn't look noticeably better on PC than on consoles, IIRC (sans mods, of course).
     
  6. Bakura

    Bakura Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 8, 2011
    So Harry Potter farted and fliped continents ?
     
  7. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 9, 2011
    The Fallout games can be finished on level 1 or 2 as well.
     
  8. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I got the same impression when I read a let's play of F3.
     
  9. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    You mean, if you have prior knowledge of the game? Sure. But the game doesn't encourage you to stay at level 1 via an utterly broken level scaling system. That's the issue here.

    True. The Warp in the West and transforming Cyrodill from a lush tropical province into generic fantasyland is far worse than what amounts to a god in the setting coming back. Here's hoping the canon defilements stay that small.
     
  10. SmartCheetah

    SmartCheetah It Wandered In From the Wastes

    182
    Feb 23, 2009
    There is a rumour that something is wrong with texture resolution on gold version and they're gonna patch it right after start. That's probably why those textures look somewhat cheap.
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    sadly the same probably will not be true for the story since its usually bugged on every version (console and PC as well) with boredom. But they never bothered to fix that.
     
  12. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    Ordered it for the girlfriend, I'm fully expecting Fallout 3 with spells. Oh wait, you can "dual wield" spells.
     
  13. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    I'm expecting a weird cross between Fallout 3 and Bioshock 2.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    just that Bioschock was the better shooter (compared to Skyrim)
     
  15. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    423
    Aug 19, 2008
    And the xbox360 version has such a low Metacritic score of 95. :roll:

    The reviews slam quite a lot of the bugs here and there, but they just ignore it and give it 100s. But I thought that was the cool reason for slamming New vegas and lowering the score. :)

    EDIT: TBH there doesn't seem to be such crash/freeze bugs yet.
     
  16. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    Crafting seems vastly improved, I'm actually looking forward to checking that out.
     
  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    From what I've heard, Skyrim has some improvements over Oblivion:

    1.The game seems to have dialogue trees which is quite odd for a beth game.

    2.The players can now choose some skill-specific abilities called perks!!!

    3.Last but not least, the composer isn't Inon Zur anymore which is undoubtedly a major plus.
     
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Shitton of reviews incoming. 95/100 on Metacritic now with 26 reviews. As you'd expect, all reviews are between 9-10, because if you get a review copy you'd better give it a 9 or higher or you'll get blacklisted.

    Some notes on shitty textures, shitty AI and a laughably bad PC interface, but otherwise everyone is masturbating.
     
  19. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    The new RPG of the decade. :roll:

    Can't wait to read actual user impressions here and on the codex.
     
  20. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    I'm masturbating and I haven't even played the game yet.