Is Skyrim's AI Storytelling the Future of Gaming?

What Bethesda has done (and has been working toward since the first Elder Scrolls game) is create a world that works as a system or a simulation, rather than a story that works like a narrative. Fantasy and sci-fi literature is often criticized for spending too much time on the world-building aspect of fiction, at the expense of character development, psychology, and drama - but open-world games like Skyrim turn that kind of criticism upside-down by foregrounding what can happen in the world that's been built.

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Canary2163d ago

I really wish I could play that version of Skyrim. It sounds much more interesting than the game I got.

h311rais3r2163d ago

Yea...the console version kinda sucks huh ...

MysticStrummer2163d ago

The PC does get mods, but if you have to wait for a user to fulfill the promise a developer made about their own game, that kinda sucks too.

Canary2163d ago

...And I see it sailed right over, eh?

MysticStrummer2163d ago

My thoughts exactly. I was playing Skyrim several days ago and thinking about the claims Bethesda made regarding the AI for both Oblivion and Skyrim. I concluded that they are second only to Peter Molyneux in the overpromising and underdelivering department.

Xander-RKoS2163d ago

Maybe not so much Skyrim's Radiant system, but people at the university are definitely working on new AI systems that tell improvised stories. So it is the future.

admiralthrawn872163d ago

skyrim story = mediocre all around the board

Azurite2163d ago

Then I took an arrow in the knee.

Solid_Snake372163d ago (Edited 2163d ago )

I used to be mentally stable.
Then I took this comment in the brain.

gypsygib2163d ago

Skyrim's story is very mediocre, the games good because it massive but the actual stories aren't very good at all.

Xenial2163d ago

The main story was mediocre. The side quests are actually pretty fun and interesting, if not better than the main story.

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