Gaming Irresponsibly writer, J Soloman, is cautiously optimistic about Skyrim. Check out why he wants the game to prove itself and not live off of what worked before.
its TES, its Bethesda, why they need to prove anything? they already did it
He makes good points though. It is quite hyped, he just wants to make sure that these "improvements" reflect the positive and not the negative from TES
The best way to enjoy Skyrim? First, dont buy the game at launch. Buy Dark Souls. Second, wait 2 to 3 months for a GOTY edition with all the DLC Third, profit! ;)
Yes. it only has 1 piece everything armor... RPG without armors?? come on.... Bethesda game without armors??? COme on... i spend most of the time making and hunting equipment for Bethesda games.
Ive never been disapointed by elder scrolls. Unless they make it on rails with a boomerang as you weapon i will love it.
@GrieverSouls im on that same train... Dark Souls FTW... And yes always wait till GOTY for bethesda games.
Very much agreed. A lot of people are screaming "game of the year" already though, so im being cautios about overexciting myself too much.
I've seen the game in person myself. It looks freaking incredible, and the demo I saw was pretty well polished minus a few hiccups in the frame rate. I can tell you right now, they didn't "dumb" down the game by any means. They just made the menus and states screen more accessible and easier to navigate. It's not a giant cluster fuck like Oblivion's was.
"A lot of people are screaming "game of the year" already" I see that quite a lot with Uncharted 3 as well. People will overhype everything as long as the previous one was good. It's best to attempt to ignore the hype. Though I myself can't help but be excited for Skyrim (even though I didn't think Oblivion wasn't as good as everyone says and actually preferred Fallout 3 more).
brink lol..... plus why play skyrim when it's a 3d runescape
Splash Damage made Brink. Bethesda only published it
have a faith in people for a change,will ya?
I am going to continue to look forward to the game, even if it isn't what we expect. As long as it isn't Two Worlds 2, I'll manage to have fun.
Yeah ditto,Oblivion wasn't as good as Morrowind but I've still racked up 250+ hours on it and every time I go to get a game off the shelf I look at it and think...hmmmm, I should start another character. Fallout 3 and Vegas are "good" games but there's just something about TES, it's like Halo the environments are actually pleasant to look at for hours on end, no piss yellow filter over everything or nauseating "camera shake" and depth of field effects.
Yeah call me when Bethesda can finally make a game that is not buggy as hell...
...people like Todd Howard? What, were you one of the people who thought Fable III was going to be radically different and better than II? Yikes. I'm not buying into the Skyrim hype... /because I've played Bethesda games before/!
dam straight I cant believe my eyes reading these comments havent they seen the 15 minute preview
Cant decide buy it for ps3 or pc? i know pc might look better and it is cheaper, but to sit 200 hours near pc might be a torture and when playing on ps3 i just lay on bed and big tv.
Technically you can also lay on bed while playing on PC. But I know what you mean. I'll get it for 360. And I play on my desk with my 360. I have no problem with this.
If you have a PC TES should always be played on the pc. I understand the comfort part but I cant sacrafice the gfx for comfort. I played oblivion on my while my gf played it on console when it launched and it literally looked like a different game.
I thought so too. Depends on what type of controller you have and whether your PC is hooked up to your television. I found a way to effectively use a controller for Oblivion and would not go back to the PS3.
Hopefully it has PROPER (proper meaning, not motionjoy/pinnaclegameprofiler based) support for gamepads like Fallout New Vegas did for pc (with a 360 wired gamepad). Using a 360 pad on the PC version actually felt pretty much the same as if I were playing it on the console version, unlike most cases (like 80% of the games I've played on pc). If you have a 360 gamepad, then download a demo of skyrim if they have it, and if they don't, pirate it JUST TO SEE HOW IT FEELS with the gamepad and if it feels good, then BUY the pc version and use a 360 gamepad, and if it doesn't, just buy the ps3 version. That's what I did with New Vegas and I'm glad I did (ended up buying the pc version, as I don't trust the glitches I've heard about in the ps3 version).
As soon as dragons were mentioned i lost intrest but i also thought oblivion was very boring zzzzzzzzzz.
Who know its might be good since its they are copying Fallout 3's leveling system. But yeah, i hate games where you have to travel 100 miles to pick up a note, walk another 100 and kill your objective.
As soon as dragons were mentioned, I gained interest.
why dont you go back to that cave you crawled out from and take the person who wrote this article with you
I don't care how buggy Bethesda games are, I don't care how much hype this game has. All I know is that Skyrim will deliver an amazing experience just like Oblivion and Morrowind did before it. I can confidently say that I have invested more time in TES than any other series or game. That in itself makes me more than excited for Skyrim.
I dont get all the hype of this game either. Honestly, I tried to play Oblivion the other day but it just made me tired for some reason. (Im trying to say that in the nicest way possible) I mean I might get Skyrim. Not saying I'll enjoy it though. Who knows? It could suck. Look at New Vegas. Nobody really liked that much. Reason why I just dont see Oblivion as a good game is that it doesnt really tell you how to do anything. Its just like: Here's a sword. Go out into the world. Sure, games like Minecraft do that, but with a game with the complexity as Oblivion, you really need to be taught how to play it. I'm trying to use magic in Oblivion. I have no idea how the hell to use it :/ And do you know the odd thing? I enjoyed Fallout 3 way more, and yet they both follow similar concepts. I mean before you start calling me an Elder Scrolls hater, I give most games a chance. I didnt enjoy Mass Effect 1 (I aint even completed it) but I gave Mass Effect 2 a chance. It became one of my favorite games of 2010. I gave Kane and Lynch 2 a chance. I really enjoyedit. I gave Fallout 3 a second chance after I dismissed "it sucked" and as I just said, I ended up enjoying it. The one and only game I aint given a chance and wont even rent because of its demo, is Duke Nukem Forever. The demo was horrendous and just gave me a headache. I will give Skyrim a chance, but whether I will enjoy it, well we'll see. EDIT: When I said "Here's a sword. Go out into the world." it was an example of me saying that the game doesnt teach you what to do. I get really confused when playing as for me the game didnt tell me how to play the game at all, and all I do is flail around a sword just killing everything. I dont want to do that. I want to actually have a good time.
"Reason why I just dont see Oblivion as a good game is that it doesnt really tell you how to do anything. Its just like: Here's a sword. Go out into the world. " That is a quote worth saving.
You can say that again..... Wow.. lol
So you disagree i assume?
Kran, if you don't think oblivion held your hand enough, definately never, ever play the witcher 2. That game will make you cry like a little school girl.
It's not so much that I disagree with you Kran, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but saying " Its just like: Here's a sword. Go out into the world" basically translates to "Here's a sword. Go and explore a huge open world filled with more than 100 hours worth of quests which you can tackle in whatever order you want." That is pretty much what every RPG fan wants to hear. Look at Final Fantasy 13, it was linear as hell and also one of the worst Final Fantasy games ever. RPGs thrive on freedom. Actually, they should use your line "Here's a sword. Go out into the world" as one of the tag-lines on the advertisements for Skyrim!
"Reason why I just dont see Oblivion as a good game is that it doesnt really tell you how to do anything. Its just like: Here's a sword. Go out into the world. " Are you f***ing kidding me?
@Kran I mean to each his own man. I can't disagree with your opinion of the game. Some games appear more complex to others. I just found it funny how you said "Here's a sword. Go out into the world" when Fallout 3 is "Here's a pipboy and a gun, go out into the world." Granted, Megaton wasn't very far away from the Vault and that's where your journey starts. However, various guilds aren't very far from the sewers you emerge from in Oblivion. All in all, I respect you for giving games a chance :)
The original Zelda was also just here is a sword, go out in the world.
He may not be buying into the hype, but he sure as hell is riding it. It feels as if he googled "What is to not like about Bethesda games". He even states that he did not have a lot of hands on time with Oblivion, yet he touts the same shit that every one has issues with. I am not bashing his opinion. I respect other's opinions. Though this does not feel like his opinion. It feels like a copy paste of other's endeavor.
What's with all this bullshit articles lately that are like 'Why I'm not excited for blah blah'. Pipe down bitch. Learn to change a flat tire.
I loved oblivion and i am sure i'll love skyrim.fantasy games or books are something i really like.i know i will put many hours in skyrim.sometimes doing quests,sometimes just screwing around.
You could have just as well named this "Why I am an idiot"
I'm not buying into the Skyrim hype because I simply didn't like Oblivion. Skyrim looks like more of the same. But, I do understand the whole different stroke concept. Just because I didn't like it, doesn't mean others didn't.
You're hilarious bro.
I respectfully disagree. Bethesda has re-done the engine and it is specifically tailored for an open world game. Better draw distances, better NPC animations, better AI.... I expect all of these features PLUS the sucessfull elements of the Fallout series being incorporated to make this one massive hit.
I think Skyrim needs a hardcore mode granting access to anything the game has to offer at any point weather it is enemies or equipment. This game should mimic some aspects of life. You either are going to walk out the front door and run into a girl selling cookies or a man pointing a .357 at your face. Being prepared or not becomes dependent on chance.
"Oblivion presented me a massive game world, filled with dungeons, but gave no real incentive to explore any of it." Really? I didn't need an incentive personally. I just thought it was cool because you never know what you'll find. I don't need a reward from every cave or dungeon I explore. It was just cool to have the mysterious feeling that there might be something rare there. I've ran into goblin man, a giant crab, a giant fish, vampire hide outs, and other cool easter egg like discoveries. I play the game to explore and expect the unexpected. Who knows a whole new quest might unfold from discoveries, that's a big part of the game.
From the way this person describes The Dark Brotherhood questline as devolving "into a minor variation of the loathsome fetch quest", I can only assume he didn't play it very much.
I'm not interested in Skyrim because it's a watered down version of Oblivion, 360 is the lead platform, and it will be buggy as hell like all of their other games. Although the main reason is because there are better games being released around the same time and they'll just put out another edition of the game a year later with all of the DLC in it.
Why is he saying all the bad things about Oblivion? That can't be a reason to not like Skyrim. They're different games. That's like saying I don't feel hyped for Modern Warfare 3 because I hated Call of Duty 1.
I'm not buying into the hype either
Why I'm Not Buying Into The Hype, Of Not Buying Into The Hype
I sure hope 360 gamers pick up Dark Souls, cuz the hype in that game is REAL(if its just like demons souls). You will love the difficulty and how the multiplayer works. Haha and you will also love how it takes +200 arrows to kill a freaking dragon!
Demon souls was ok. wasnt open world and had pissy graphics and horrid music.
To be fair, the art design more than made up for the graphics. Also, it was all done on a small budget. No one expected the sales it did. I have high hopes for Dark Souls.
and despite that it was a great and challenging game.there must be reason why Atlus had to print out additional copies of the game.maybe some people were more satisfied with game art and gameplay then they would be with just shiny graphics.
I can understand it wasn't up to PC standards but it sure looked great on my TV. IDK what kind of SDTV you have but here it looked great, specially when in full body form, Soul form does look very shitty, there is a reason for it.
You're an idiot.
Oh, come on guys, don't disagree with this. He's got a legitimate argument. It's fucking Skyrim!
This and Dark Souls (along with many other titles) will make this a great fall for gaming.
You can't buy into the Skyrim hype. The Skyrim hype buys into you!
I can't wait for this game! Hype or not, I remember, when ZeniMax bought the rights to the name "Skyrim"several years ago. Man, it's been a long wait... I don't need the hype - I am already fucking there!!!
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