The graphics of Skyrim are looking great, but how does Bethesdas RPG looks in comparison with other RPGs? Gamesaktuell.de compared Skyrim with Dragon Age 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Oblivion and other RPGs.
smh, not even side by side or anything. Not to mention almost all these games have their own intentional art styles. this is lame.
Exactly what I was thinking. If someone does a comparison they should put the pictures side by side not just throw a ton of random pictures in the article and let you figure out which picture is from which game.
Mass Effect trumps Skyrim in terms of graphics.
I would say Witcher 2 trumps every RPG out this gen and by a long shot. I was giving Fable 3 (PC version) a try, it looked like a last gen game compared to Witcher 2 running at max settings. I dont think Skyrim will stand a chance either. Graphically i dont think there is a game out this year that can go head on with Witcher 2, if we count out BF3(PC version of course).
I agree. The Witcher 2 on PC looks quite a bit better than any of the others. Followed by Mass Effect and Skyrim and so on. But it is pretty hard to compare many of them because their art styles are so different and they each have their own technical strengths and weakness.
Your comment made me not click link. Bubbles
witcher 2 have best graphic in rpg genre,my opinion
As much as i want to get Skyrim right now and play, i think i will wait 5-6 months, wait for the modding community to spice it up a bit, then play the game in all its glory. Edit: dam this is kinda hard to resist, Skyrim is currently getting sold at 30usd on the PC.
Good for you. I just can't wait that long. Will be playing it in two days. BTW the game looks good enough.
Also you know Bethesda always do great deals a couple of months after launch.
where is it getting sold at 30 usd ?
Weird that the modders are apparently better at developing games than the developers.
If the modders weren't given the game and the tools to begin with they wouldn't be able to do anything. Weird that the game developers are better at making the game and the modding tools to go with it than the modders.
The developers could easily do as well, if not better than the modders if they didn't have to try and make the games run well on consoles and PCs with infinate combinations of hardware, software and settings.
developers have better things to do than make silly little insignificant addons
Crap, sorry, I was actually being sarcastic but my post was poorly written.
were is it 30 usd?
Sorry it was my bad. Its 30usd for the Russian version. English version is about 50usd: http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/p... From the same site i bought BF3 launch day at 38usd. Anyways bethesda games usually go on discount quite quickly, Steam is already holding a discount on Rage, its down to 40usd. I think i will wait for a Skyrim price drop. 60usd for a game is too much to pay.
good choice Reynod, im going to wait a year for the GOTY edition so i can get the finished product, by then their will be tons of mods also, so that will be great
Looks decent. Nothing more nothing less. Wanna see the PC version properly. @ nerdmaster, you know that leveling system is completely gone for Skyrim? Whatever you do at all makes you level up, no more minor skills etc, no more + 5 to strength and all at a level up. Getting blade from 86-87 will count alot more to level up that getting Smithing from 15-16. But it'll still count. On level up, you get to chose to put points into either Health Stamina or Magika, then you get a perk. That's the leveling system in this. basic but has no major faults or worries like previous ES games.
The Elder Scrolls series seems interesting. It's too bad that the leveling system is such a huge turn off for me. I don't want to play a game always worrying if I attacked too many times, or if I didn't run enough to get decent stats on a level up. It's the main reason I gave up on Morrowind and Oblivion.
This problem has been resolved.
What? I think you're talking about that system in Oblivion where the enemies got stronger as you leveled up. I'm not talking about that (even though that was indeed another terrible turn off for me). I'm talking about how the skills you use have an effect on the number of points you can use to raise your stats when you level up. I think it's a valid idea to use skills to level up, but not to calculate how many points I can put in my stats. I get bored with the idea of keeping track of how many skills I raised since my last level up, being worried that I might be wasting points if I continue using that skill until my next level, and so on.
Like he already said; "The problem has been resolved."
It's strange how none of you said exactly how it has been resolved.
Oblivion and morrowind had different leveling. Skyrim's leveling is a combination of both of those games with some enemies that level to you and many others that do not level to you ever.
Another one of those foreign sites with that annoying picture viewer thing.
Dont' hate on me for this ....... oh what the hell go ahead . I played Oblivion and really enjoyed it .... it was a good looking game especially at the time it was realized and I am guessing that Skyrim will look even better than Oblivion . . . but having just finished Uncharted 3 and the richness of those environments . Skyrim's world looks positively anemic , lifeless . NO BLOOD FlOWING , The artists that work on Skyrim simply do not understand or if they do they make really odd design choices . I am the greatest fan of their games .....LOVE THEM , but the color pallet is dead. So much of human emotion is stimulated with color and Skyrim with one good man on team could have blown it out of the ball park . .......... right so Bethesda will probably loose sleep after reading this post , as they go on to sell millions and millions of copies one that will definitely be in my library .
I kind of agree and I kind of don't. In one way, it is kind of bland as all environments have the same color palette. But in the other hand, it's easily the best that Bethesda's artists have ever done in my opinion. The color palette may be bland, but the level design is far from it. I'm honestly glad they went to a darker palette vs. oblivions everything has tons of color in it.
i think its art is just its style. uncharted is bright and beautiful because thats one of the game biggest upside while skyrim was never gonna be a crysis or uncharted. im not buying it for the graphics im buying for the gameplay.
I should add that I do not mind the fact that the environments are toned down and I certainly would not wish to see them lit up like a Christmas tree . I believe that Bethesda wants the player and its creatures and NPCs to stand out against this grey ground and on this level they are successful but in a toned down pallet there is a very wide range of choices for gentle color . ..... more than just a flat looking grey ..... etc.
Remember though, Skyrim is in the frozen north. Their isnt too much color variance when all there is is ice and snow. I hear there's a couple of locations with a more fall foliage setting which are supposed to be quite beautiful.
Considering the sheer scope of the game, Skyrim's Graphics are truly sublime. I'm trying not to expose myself to the impending flood of footage in order to gain that unique sense of marvel retrieved on stepping out in to the landscapes of Elder Scrolls games. I cannot wait for this, sure to be, spectacular artistically and technologically beautiful title...
I will wait to see Skyrim on PC, so far all footage has been on consoles. It's not too hard to have good graphics a 1280 x 720 resolution. It is concerning that the PC install is a mere 6GB, there's no way this game can have even mildly good textures at that tiny size.
5 bucks says they're better than some of the shitty textures in Rage...
Oh man, tell me about it. I agree with you totally!
Yeah, rage was a ugly mess.
Man, aside from character models, weapons models, and environments whilst you're flying through them in a souped-up Cuprino, everything looked half-assed. ESPECIALLY on PC, where I played it on (actually spent a whole week messing around until I got it working). The game was a mess. It was supposed to be a contender for one of the best looking games ever made... and they killed that change BIG TIME.
Nice article, but it was a little annoying they weren't side by side. I do agree with Chuk5 in saying they each had their own art styles too, I think Oblivion and Skyrim are fair comparisons though. For me the thing I want to see is PS3 and 360 comparisons, I'm truly torn about what format to get it on as PC gaming aint an option for me (Although if it was I'd snap it up on that for the TES construction kit alone)
Lame article.... i thought so i as soon as i saw Final Fantasy 13
Goodbye, life and exam results and hello Skyrim.
Skyrim looks good compared to a lot of those games, but Mass Effect 2, FFXIII, and The Witcher 2 actually look better to me. I'm still going to get Skyrim, but I'm making good on my promise to buy it used due to the whole Scrolls incident.
It's not that they look better just to you...they plain out look better. But none of those games give you a completely open world to roam in, and the Witcher 2 takes a beast of a system to run on Max.
The Witcher 2 is and will be the best looking RPG, nothing really comes close so far.
Anyone who disagrees hasn't played The Witcher 2 http://static.ztorm.net/med... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Can you image if Witcher 2 had full DX11 support from the ground up? Damn...
I really don't think DA2 needs to be used for any graphical comparison.
I hate comparisons like these. They're not side by side, and it takes forever to load the next screenshot. I'll wait for a proper comparison between the two. Ps. Anyone else notice the only sites that manage to screw up comparisons in this way are always german?
Skyrim and The Witcher 2 look the best to me.
It was dispatched yesterday.. I hope it comes tomorrow!!
here's a real pic of the best game of 2011; http://www.neogaf.com/forum... imo, there does not exist a game which looks as amazing as The Witcher 2 the next closest would be metro2033 dx11 crysis 1 with extreme modding crysis 2 dx11 and texture bf3 ultra 1600p stalker CoP with mods ect. ect.
Really glad they put Witcher 2 in this. Its a really amazing looking game. I really wish I could play Skyrim but too many games this month to play. Maybe next year.
i care how it plays. it will look better than oblivion so i don't really care. pretty visuals are not why i will invest 100's of hours into this game over the next year.
The Witcher 2 screenshot used is an alpha screenshot pre-release. So, this compariason is totally scewed intrntionally or not. Proper screenshots http://img64.imageshack.us/... http://img824.imageshack.us... http://img708.imageshack.us... http://img684.imageshack.us... http://img249.imageshack.us...
If I judge by the pics these 3 games stand out: 1. Final Fantasy XIII 2. Mass Effect 2 3. Witcher 2. All other games look sublime. But Bethesda artwork is all about environment settings so its very hard to judge a Bethesda game by pics. Since their game are loaded with lots of details, which together produce a better quality. Also the visual effects they use are some of the most advanced.
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