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Skyrim is the Pinnacle of Short Attention Span Gaming

Kotaku: I think that Skyrim might finally be the Bethesda game where I lose the thread. Or maybe I should say threads—this tapestry is so rich, and I have so many loose strings running through it, that I find myself letting go altogether and simply admiring the whole mess. The main quest seems great—and I'm sure it is!—but I've wandered so far from it that I don't know if I'll ever return.

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Gamer-Z2402d ago (Edited 2402d ago )

Lol there's so much stuff to do in this game that sometimes you forget why your even in that dungeon or town @[email protected]

christheredhead2402d ago

Hahah, yah that happens to me a lot.
"What am I doing over here? Oh well, let me check out this dungeoun real quick."

Or ill look at my quest log and I have no idea when or where I got certain quests. Skyrim turned out to be a much better game than I had anticipated. So much fun.

egidem2402d ago

"The main quest seems great—and I'm sure it is!—but I've wandered so far from it that I don't know if I'll ever return"

This is precisely my situation. I have to learn to say "NO" to quest givers and strangers...but I can't say "NO" to exploration. I've honestly gone soo freaking far from the quest, I don't even know if I'll find time to come back and finish the main quest...but I'm loving every minute of it. XD

Laxman2402d ago

Haha, I find myself unable to say No to questgivers, even though I really want to becuase I have so many unfinished quests and side missions ill probably forget the reason/story behind almost all of them by the time I get around to going back and finishing what I started. There's just so much content!

Bathyj2402d ago

I thought the idea was to just say yes to every request so then you at least have the option of doing it should you be near by or looking for something to do.

I have a ton of Miscellaneous to do, but I've actually just spent the last 3 days (Earth time, not Skyrim time)just getting married and mining for Quicksilver and Moonstone.

Every now and then a Dragon or bandits will distract you, but one day I'll just sit down and do all the side quest. I should do then soon actually to level up.

BitbyDeath2402d ago

"I've actually just spent the last 3 days (Earth time, not Skyrim time)just getting married and mining for Quicksilver and Moonstone."

Ha, i thought you meant Earth time for everything then.. something does not add up

Mikeyy2402d ago

Its definitely not a bad thing that there is soo much to do in a game!

egidem2402d ago

It actually means that your money was well spent on such a very good product. I don't regret dropping $59.99 on Skyrim. Not one bit. In terms of entertainment value, I can see myself playing this game for hundreds of hours in the months to come. I've only sank 35 hours into the game and I believe I haven't even scratched the surface.

$59.99 as a launch price for games these days is a lot of money. For that fact I can say that there are games out there absolutely not worth this price tag at all. (That's right, I'm looking at you MW3).

Pintheshadows2402d ago

I hit the 100 hour mark on Sunday and i'm still getting new quests. Not to mention that I have aabout 70 under miscellaneous. It won't stop giving me stuff to do.

Biggest2402d ago

I'm at 163 misc. quests done. I think I have 4 story missions and 5 side quests done. So much time wasted (not at all a waste) chasing random pops on the map. . .

BattleTorn2402d ago

very true. Sometime I don't want to progress, because I'm either not sitting down to play for that long, or I'm too tired.
And usually this would mean I go play another title (something mindless)

But not with Skyrim, if I'm too tired to care about story or side-missions, I resort to mere wandering, sometime places I've already been. And it's an absolute blast!!

TrollBurner2402d ago

"Hey,Someone stole my (Insert item name) and ran off to (Insert cave/fort/dungeon name).Can you go get it for me?"
Every Skyrim sidequest.

BitbyDeath2402d ago

Quite an addicitive game, often i'll go to save and quit and be like -

but first i must sell everything i'm holding, and then everything my companion is holding and then i must fast travel to where my next mission is cause i don't want to save in the town and be lost as to what i'm doing when i next come back to it, oh and now i gotta destroy these enemys before i save it, oh and now i'm over-encumbered again, now i gotta sell everything...

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