Jacob Siegal writes, "After the success of ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Fallout 3,’ Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most anticipated games of 2011 – but here’s a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks Bethesda can do no wrong."
At title: What?? We only know 10 things about the game and your calling it disappointing? Best I can understand but disappointing I can't understand.
I'm going to be pissed if it launches with the same amount of bugs and glitches fallout 3 and fallout: NV had.
I want a bow-dupe glitch so I can fill a house up with helmets and make the game slow WAAAAYYY DOOOOWWWNNNN.
It's Bethesda so it's going to be awesome.
""""Oblivi on is not an RPG. It is an action game with a few minor RPG elements"""& ;quo t;"" Alright I can understand what you mean, the reason it felt like this was the level scaling. They're was no point in leveling up. Easy as that, don't worry about it, they learned alot from Oblvion on that area and Fallout 3. Don't expect it to be shi*ty like that again. Second the generic landscapes of Oblivion. Some where GENERATED by the engine. It is as generic as it can possibly get. Seriously. Now again, Bethesda keep telling us how unique each area is in Skyrim and how they're focusing on trying to have an amazing sight in each area. They're hand crafting everything again just like they did with Morrowind. We have Mountains again unlike Oblivion which was just one giant flat land except for the north. Thirdly, Oblivion wasn't handled that well in TES4. It was a simple generic evil landscape. Lava, volcanic land etc. This was a Mistake, Oblivion looks like whatever the deadric prince wants it to look like, the Shivering ilses Expansion was also actually Oblivion. The generic dungeons of TES4 are gone for Dragons this time around, and by the sounds of it, the dragons are done very well, Swooping around the place and have a language to themselves(which the player can use for Dragontounge spells :P) Fifth, All the Elder scrolls games have been building up to this one. The Actual elder scrolls fortell of these four things before finally the Dragons return. There will also be Civil war going on an it may be a bit more mature again like Morrowind(slavery, racism etc). Just don't write it off if you didn't like TES4, Bethesda have proven themselves before with Daggerfall and Morrowind. Oblivion suffered from what I call RPG syndrome. Final Fantasy has also suffered from it recently, but it looks Versus Xiii may bring it back up to it's old self as a good game. Oblivion is the worst ES to come from Todd howard imo. And it was still a good game at that. TES5 is there third game this gen that they even made a new engine for. Get hyped up for it if you like, or don't. but just reserve judgement until we get more info or atleast see some gameplay.
Here's a novel idea.... wait for the game to come out... play it.... and reserve judgement for then!
That would be too rational...
cuz the gaming community is so rational. 90% of the fanboys on n4g have already decided what GoTY 2011 is.
The Elder Scrolls games are most definitely RPGs in the purest sense of the term, and Oblivion was no exception. No other RPG series brings out my inner D&D nerd like The Elder Scrolls does. They are true RPGs, unlike games such as FF#, because you can choose what to do within the world, including ignoring the main quest if you so desire. I'm doing that very thing with Oblivion right now to tide me over until Skyrim. I'm doing all the things I never did with my main character, and the game is awesome even without the drama of the main story. Skyrim will be incredible, I have no doubt.
Let the game release first.
Not even the game is not out yet but there's not any gameplay videos any hands on previews just few screens nothing yet to judge the game for now, poor way to bash this game.
How is he bashing the game? He said: "I am thrilled for a new entry into the Elder Scrolls series." and "If Bethesda continues with their steady stream of fan-service, affirming information up until release, they could finally restore my faith in their ability to balance sales figures and crowd pleasing with rewarding those of us who prefer the old-school RPG." Did you even read the article?
Why are these stupid articles getting approved?!!
while i certainly agree this is a weak article, i can't figure out what the hate is about. i mean, we have to endure week after week of hip hop gamer's garbage articles and people seem to have come to terms with that. i don't really see the problem.
This article is a dissapointment.
People with they own opinions...Why talking bad about the game, we know a little bout it. IMO oblivion is a amazing game not matter what and skyrim will be awesome.
It’s not even out yet! And if it’s anything like the Elder Scrolls Oblivion it will be a beast. Man i cant wait xP
It will be a great game indeed, but I may prefer dark souls if it is anything like demon's souls
How can we say either knowing so little about it? I will say though that I trust Bethesda and the game will probably be great.
Clearly one of the best but there will be no top game this year because they will all tie
I can understand how some people would feel Morrowind was superior to Oblivion in a number of ways, but Oblivion was still a great game. Now, my hope is that Skyrim will take the best of both and maybe even what they have learned from Fallout and will turn out to be better than all 3. Regardless, I think it will be worth my money. I got just ridiculous amounts of hours out of Morrowind - 100's and 100's and 100+ from Oblivion. I'm looking forward to being able to judge for myself when the time comes. Everybody should relax though... this is just this guy's opinion and we all have one. He isn't the only one that feels the way he does and really, it is more a judgment on Oblivion vs. Morrowind, than on Skyrim.
Can't really say too much about it yet. I'm excited from what I've seen. I looove Bethesda.
Why don't we just wait for the game to come out before we start jumping to conclusions?
From reading these comments, no one actually read the article (which is pretty normal here, actually). All of his points are very valid in regards to the comparison between Morrowind and Oblivion. Oblivion is much more of a "console game" than Morrowind (even though Morrowind was on console) and lacks the depth that Morrowind had. In his personal opinion, he liked that factor less. A lot of people liked it more. He is suggesting that Skyrim is to follow in that path of "streamlining" and making combat more fast-paced and actiony, and by what we've seen and heard from Skyrim, he is spot on. In fact, he is basing this assumption on pretty much every game released in the last 5 years, particularly sequels in the same series. Games are becoming more streamlined and action-based, period. Look at Mass Effect 2 compared to Mass Effect 1. Look at Dragon Age 2 compared to Dragon Age: Origins. This is a direction in which ALL games are going. Game functions that are deemed pointless or complicated in games (particularly RPGs) are being removed from the game, or turned into something that is much more user-friendly. You'd have to be blind not to notice this. Games nowadays are being made to appeal to a broader audience, plain and simple. Some people like it, this author isn't one of them. All the author is saying is that he doesn't like how games are becoming streamlined and it will be disappointing to him if this game is, too (which is almost certainly will be, based on what we have seen and the direction the industry is going). He is saying that TO HIM, he will be disappointed because it's going to be more streamlined than past Elder Scrolls games, NOT that the game is going to suck and be a disappointment. Learn how to read before complaining about a stupid, unclear article headline.
Neither...this game will get bumped to 2012
From the way I see it, this game will be game of the year. You figure, Oblivion got game of the year and TES5 will be Oblivion on steroids. Why do you people have any doupts about skyrim, bethesda's only issue really was Fallout Nv when it first came out. Thats just because they wanted to get it out in a hurry. We've got 9 months or so before this game comes out. I'm sure there'll be more trailers, info, ect, on Skyrim. Overall, skyrim = total awsomeness.(I mean c'mon, they've got dragons =D)
He is just hoping that the game feels more "alive" than Oblivion. And I absolutely 100% agree with him.
a list like this when game isnt out yet wow lol. well eitherway im gonna be playin darksouls first! cant wait
way to early to even consider a statement of best vs dissapointing... but if my gut is right this game is going to be a contender for GOTY..
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