Well, 8 more minutes gentlemen, I'm so hyped it's hard to describe.
Well, 8 more minutes gentlemen, I'm so hyped it's hard to describe.
I have another 18 hours to go in America. Or so I assume, I usually get games at 1:00 pm.
My Interceptor is better than your Interceptor.
Roaming about the land gives you so much to do but if you don't remember to hit f5 every encounter you WILL be made sad by the game closing itself.
Or you could just make sure you enter everywhere you go, to whore the save upon entry thing.
Game really needs a timed autosave though....
Knife King of Doltland
I'm not surprised. Anything within three feet of you seems to end up full of knife shaped holes.
Decrypting files. HURRY UP STEAM!!!!!
Make no mistake. War is coming. With all it's glory, and all it's horror...
I hate you, Sino!
Nothing so far for me
"We are the most civilised race in the world. We have more exquisite ways to kill than any other."Lord Vraneth the Cruel, master of Har GanethFormerly DarkelfLord
Played it for about 3 hours last night before sleep finally claimed me. First impressions are positive. Very, very positive.
I'm gonna be comparing to Oblivion, since that's what it really needs to be better than. I'm not gonna make a call one way or another on whether it's better than Morrowind yet; instinctively I'm saying that the gameplay is better and more refined but it lacks Morrowind's magnificent setting (not saying Skyrim's is bad, just not as good).
I've been playing a mage, so I'll start with the magic system. It feels great. The sight of pouring flame from both hands into something is awesome. The ability to equip two seperate spells is pretty cool as well, can imagine some awesome mage duel type stuff with wards and offense spells. The weapon combat I haven't tinkered with too much (because fire!) but it feels fairly similar to Oblivion's, only without (as far as I can tell so far) the horrid stunlock that plagued Oblivion. Thief gameplay seems improved. Lockpicking reminds me a bit of Thief 3 (and some other game I can't quite put my finger on), and is a big improvement over Oblivion. Core stealth itself doesn't seem much different, save that the better graphics engine makes finding shadows earlier. Again, not an area I've dabbled in much yet.
Speaking of the graphics, they're good. Really good. And (as most of you will know) I'm more of an art design nut, but they seem to have gotten that right too. Finally someone at Bethesda has realised that you can have a well designed character concept rendered in a decent model. They aren't the best character models I've seen in a game ever but they are SO MUCH BETTER than Oblivion core or Morrowind Better Bodies.
Similar for the world design. It doesn't have the quirkiness that made Morrowind the magical place it was for me, but it's light years ahead of Oblivion's "yay, more boring trees" type layout. From the bits I've seen so far, probably on a par with Shivering Isles. There's also a Bloodmoon vibe here but, well, you'd expect there to be. Having to actually navigate around giant chasms in the snow and ice feels awesome.
The opening sequence is amazing. It puts every other TES game to shame (yes I realise this isn't saying much but it does).
I'll be playing some more in a few hours time (stupid real life is interfering with my ability to burn my enemies to cinders), will add more things as I find them. That said, already going to say that this was money well spent, whatever the rest of the game shows.
Reading the GameSpy review im annoyed to find that Bethesda have made a game that ignores PC's use of mouse and keyboard for interface and just stuck with the console version. Perhaps they will fix it with a patch?
Beware The Shadows.
Gah, it's not unlocking despite 2 of my steam friends are already playing :/
Fix? Just because something using a working alternate system does not make it broken.
I actually use the mouse to navigate the windows, it's really quick and painless. No more do I have to tab up an inventory, click on items then scroll through an endless list of crap to get what I want. It's streamlined, the favourites system is excellent and it's just great in every way.
Yeah I have only very minor quibbles on the interface front.
I'm confused what you mean here, because Oblivion didn't have stunlock. Oblivion's was just back and forth "hammer the attack button until somebody died". I hear it's mostly the same as that, but enemies (and you) actually stagger now. Is that true? And do you have to cast spells with staves or can you club people with them?The weapon combat I haven't tinkered with too much (because fire!) but it feels fairly similar to Oblivion's, only without (as far as I can tell so far) the horrid stunlock that plagued Oblivion.
I am the only one who LIKES Middle Earth.Similar for the world design. It doesn't have the quirkiness that made Morrowind the magical place it was for me, but it's light years ahead of Oblivion's "yay, more boring trees" type layout.
It depended on your Dexterity a bit, but at low levels Oblivion's combat was all stunlock. You got hit, staggered, got hit, staggered, etc until you died. As dex went up it got better until it went away completely. Like I said, haven't experimented much here but from what I've seen the basic attacks don't stagger at all, whilst the "power attacks" for want of a better term do, but use up a ton of stamina.I'm confused what you mean here, because Oblivion didn't have stunlock. Oblivion's was just back and forth "hammer the attack button until somebody died". I hear it's mostly the same as that, but enemies (and you) actually stagger now. Is that true? And do you have to cast spells with staves or can you club people with them?
This game....Man I havnt had this much fun in ages.
Im giddy like a school girl over the smithing mechanics lol. Just watched the blacksmith piss off. saved the game and now im about to jump back in to steal all his shit =D
And I cannot wait for Fallout 4 to come.
Skyrims graphics & FNV content. Badass.
Im playing a Male Orc.
Thinking of going pure Rogue. Daggers with poison. Bows.
Oh, I remember now. That happened with power attacks if you had low stamina/block/whatever. Just slicing away never did anything like that. It was particularly shitty because that was all goblins did.You got hit, staggered, got hit, staggered, etc until you died.
So its now 3:13am in the UK..I started Skyrim at 12:13am...I would like to know where my hours have gone Skyrim, please tell me. Well in other news, this game is great so far. I've cleared what I think is the first "dungeon" so to speak, quite fun, actually had to use health potions, huzzah. Have to say the sweeping vistas are incredible, the terrian and detail of it is breaktaking at points. I love the whole grim dark "aww were fucked, dragons here" feel it has, I admit I feel a smidgen bit overwhelmed on what I'm supposed to be doing, I am following the quests so it seems straight forward, but there is alot of "right, you get on with it, do what you want" feel to the game.
Game certainly is enjoyable and seems to be building a good story straight from the start, though my only complaint is the controls and menu/UI, it seems alittle sluggish/clunky and you can see it was designed for a xbox360 controller to be used on the pc version, that being said atleast you can change keys and adjust a few bits here and there so it isn't to annoying.
I've gone with a Nord so far, seems ok, stats and stuff not really delved into nore what I really suppose to be doing with all these different trees and stuff, but plodding along having fun so that is the good part of it all.
Thought this was funny :P
I really want to play skyrim, but am going to (try and) wait till my finals in a month are over so i dont fail out
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Right, i guess i should go collect my (preordered) copy of Skyrim instead of letting it sit in EB.
Ennnnh........godamnit. I was doing so well resisting the siren call. "I have Saints Row 3 next week, with Batman: Arkham City and Serious Sam 3 the week after" I kept telling myself. "Plus I'm on vacation and away from my computer the week of Thanksgiving, there's no way I'll play ALL those titles before the Christmas sale when Skyrim is sure to be discounted a little bit."
Then I saw this. A sale, albeit just 10%, the one thing I had been waiting for.
Fine, I yield Skyrim! I'll buy you now, you and your stupid pot heads, and play you all the way until SR3 hits, and maybe even further. But just so you know, I'm going to hate every minute of fun I'm having.
I envy people with enough free time to play all these games -_-
Anyone playing on PC have something like this or is it only me? http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...592961?tab=all - basically I don't see all the GFX effects, like flame spell flame or cobwebs cobweb, only a veeeery small 'effect' that's barely noticeable.
@Akranadas Oh I don't have the time. But I'm not trying to claim I'm purchasing these titles in the most cost-efficient manner. I should have been playing Arkham City and Serious Sam 3 last month, but they got delayed and my preorders were already in (Greenman Gaming has awesome discounts for preorders). It would seem $6 is all it takes to get me to give in and buy another title when I've already got plenty of amusements imminent.
@Maktaka, I'm holding off of buying Skyrim cause I have zero time to donate to playing it, between working 5 days a week and games like Battlefield 3, the only time I would have for it is my weekend... then AC:R comes out next week
Dunno, might change my mind when I leave from work today.
That YT link is hilarious. Definatly trying that =D
Those of you who are too busy or dont have the game atm, dont worry once you have the time youll have so much fun.
AFAIK. Skyrim works like all bethe games.
1 main quest but a metric shit ton of exploring.
Explore! do little quests and steal!
By the time I finished the first dungeon I had 700gs worth of gear to sell.
You should. You really really should. I have my hands full with Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 but damn... This game just deserves my time more than those other 2 titles.Dunno, might change my mind when I leave from work today.
Anyone got any potion recipes? The guy at the inn in Riverwood tells you how to make a health potion but I promptly forgot what the ingredients were and there is no chat log it seems. :P
Edit: Nevermind, it was Wheat & mushroom that starts with B.
First impressions: Best game I've played in a really, really long time. I can see myself losing months to it.
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Egregious Professor Of Cruel And Unusual Geography
Hell, improvise. That's more fun than using some potion-smotion recipe. That's more fun actually, and more explorative!
Wow. So much cool stuff! Since I'm still playing, I'm just going to edit in things of note into this post.
Firstly, dual wielding fire just sold me on magic. Secondly, catching salmon... the manly way. Thirdly, tanning hides! Finally, vindication for all the wildlife I burn and slaughter!
Edit: I also like how even the undead can have beards. So many manly beards! Good ol' skyrim. Also also, dat special fist "kill sync".
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I'm blown away by the "hidden" improvements, by this I mean that the distant mountains are wreathed in clouds and fog, the fact that when it's blazing sunlight outside and you run into a darkened building the screen actually darkened to simpulate coming inside from bright light.
Not to mention the bandits thumping their shields and generally being abusive arses, and when you approach they say "that's close enough" etc.
Remember the "Wow" moment when you left the sewer in oblivion? I had that moment when I first discovered Whiterun at night. Wow.
"Dad, I don't want to get married when I grow up."
"Why not son?"
"well... I think I'd rather run my own life."
"Thanks for that son."
-My son age 6.
In other news, smithing is fun, but how the fuck do you smelt iron ore? Got a ton of the stuff.
Also, still cannot decide on heavy or light armour. I guess in the long run it doesn't matter since you can basically get every skill to 100, but I'm thinking that using Heavy Armour for combat and carrying non-armour clothes for sneaking might be the best bet.
Well, off to bed, since I work. And stuff. I'm just wondering if punching things is tied to any skill. Since I love beating down people after I use up all my mana burninating the countryside.
Also, seeing the night sky reminded me of morrowind's. It was so pretty, with that big moon, I had my guy kill some random hunter for his camp, so I could sit down and gaze at the sky proper, beside a warm campfire.
Found one bug that's annoying me to no end: fucking quick slot weapons keep forgetting which number I tied them to.
For once I am not plagued by bugs! Truly a record considering the latest slew of releases.
Anyways, ore gets smelted in forges. There's on in Whiterun outside Warmaiden.
Joining ze the Companions now, then I shall seek out the guy doing the Dark Sacrament in Windhold.
So so much to do
So nice that when you stealth kill, and survivors are about, they don't automatically know where you are.
They search for you...
Yeah but still the retarded Oblivilol/Morrowind crime system - I steal a piece of bread on one side of Skyrim and a merchant somewhere else will know it is stolen. I free a Stormcloak prisoner by killing his Imperial capturers and everyone knows I killed them, even if I actually get to Whiterun before the prisoner does. Oh well, just have to stay on the straight and narrow until we get some mods.
Wanted list: Real time mod, crime system mod, more sensible smithing system mod (steel ingots out of iron and some magical metal, even though the smith sells charcoal, raaaagh)
Has anyone played with the bows yet? How are they this time round?
Originally Posted by Octopus Rex
They are pretty fucking awesome. Wish we could craft arrows, though.
Blue mountain flower + butterfly wings = restores 22 health and very easy to level alchemy.
SCREW YOU MASTERS DEGREE! I AM DOVAKIN!
Hate you guys. I so want this now.. Maybe if I'm really nice someone will buy it for me for Christmas
The first bandit I saw was guarding a tower. When he saw me he got up, shield in hand, and starting shrugging, going "Well what are YOU going to do about it?"Not to mention the bandits thumping their shields and generally being abusive arses, and when you approach they say "that's close enough" etc.
Having had a change to craft or smelt or do anything but set things on fire yet, but damn is setting things on fire fun!
Actually useful. You can two-shot guys with them.Has anyone played with the bows yet? How are they this time round?
e: Yessssssss Maiq the Liar is back!
I'm 6 hours in and have barely done any quests. Just fucking around with the alchemy and smithing and exploration. This is one of those games where I really, really REALLY recommend that you don't read much of anything before diving in to the world. I can't remember playing any game where exploration was so satisfying.
Besides exploring you can also tweak your graphic settings via some .ini files.
My exams are in just over a week. Ah well. This is awesome, been through Bleak Flats Barrow and fighting those undead, loving the kill animations! Stabbity Stab Stab! It's great that it starts out in such a way that the main quest is basically "so yeah go see this guy if you want to know more about dragons, or go see my hot sister" rather than "QUICK EVERYTHING DEPENDS UPON YOU!" in Oblivion.
Ira: everything runs fine on my system at Ultra High, except shadows which I toned down to High. 60 FPS in all situations. Also, apparently tweaking the .ini file fucks up your achievements, but I for one don't care about them anyway.
Anyone else have issues with dual wielding magic? I got the Dual Wield Conjure skill. States when using dual wield it adds more time to the summon. Yet when you use both at once it does the normal problem. You just summoned twice. AKA if you use it to raise dead it turns that thing into ash (can only summon the same dead once)...
But in other news, the game's awesome. Looks like I'm turning into some sort of stealthy assassin battlemage, with heavy armor, sneaky bow snipering, lots of magic and hitting things with my axe.
EDIT: Dual-wielding destruction spells works great. Haven't tried conjuration yet.
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