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Skyrim

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by dpeters11, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. dpeters11

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    So what does everyone think? I'm on PC, and agree the interface isn't very good, but know that will be changing. I've heard people are already working on that in the community.

    Double wielding? Pretty cool!
     
  2. Kevin F

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    I would also like to hear a few opinions. I would buy it for Xbox or ps3 however.

    Kevin
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I'm having a lot if fun with it, but you do have to know what you're getting into. It's a big game, and unless you use fast travel, a lot of walking. I prefer walking. Lots of little changes from the previous games.
     
  4. Kevin F

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    I'm more of an action type gamer.
     
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    even as a thief, it's pretty actiony.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Yeah, there is a lot of action, but these games are basically an entire world. Buying and selling, looting, killing bandits, questing etc. It's a fairly unique type of single player game. Of course once you discover a place, you can fast travel, but half the fun is discovering new places as you travel.
     
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    Have put in a few hours, and totally enjoy it. The world is bigger than Oblivion, at least it seems like it to me...
     
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    I've got 4 or 6 hours in so far, and I agree it seems bigger than Oblivion.

    I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I've been hooked on the series since Daggerfall, and Skyrim doesn't dissapoint, IMO. At least so far, it doesn't.

    I haven't tried dual wielding anything yet. I generally play as a thief type player, so I sneak alot, and snipe from afar with my archery skills. I might have to create a brute just so I can run around with two swords hacking to bits everything that stands in my way. :D
     
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    Alas, I became a Mac owner last year. So PC gaming has slowed down quite a bit. I don't want to spend money just to put Windows on my Mac though Parallels or the like just so I can play games.

    I'm hoping Skyrim gets ported to Mac soon. If not I wait for Diablo III

    Last new release for me was Dragon Age II.


    I had a friend who played Oblivion, and saw the previews/demos of Skyrim and it looks Great.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    I think there are unofficial ports, but I've never heard of them done by Bethesda.
     
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    I started as a Nord warrior type, wearing all heavy armor and wielding a two-handed war axe...did lots of damage! Now, after completing the main quest, I am working on some light armor/archery skills as a thief. Still having fun with it, and I know I haven't even found all of the locations.
     
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    I haven't even started on the main quest, really. I went (without giving anything away to someone who hasn't played) to the point where you meet the leader of the blades.

    From there I moved onto other things. You're looking at the arch-mage of the college, the Guild Master of the thieves guild, the Listener of the dark brotherhood. :) I'll probably move onto the main quest for a little while next, before finishing up some of the other minor quests.
     
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    One suggestion, if you plan on doing the main quest, or at least starting the main quest, do not neglect your archery skills.
     
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    I hate to ask this, but Bethesda's games have always been crash-happy on PC's in the past.

    This one run any better?
     
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    I have not had issues crashing, except once. However, I will qualify that by saying I'm using a 4gb LAA addon, though Bethesda has said they will do the same thing. I've also replaced a bunch of textures.
     
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    Found a really bad glitch on one of the side quests in Markarth...if you enter the home with the Vigilant in Markarth, make sure you save the game before you agree to enter the home! If it glitches, you will be locked in the house with no way of escape!

    Really stunk to lose about an hour of game play...
     
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    Did you finish the things that needed to be done inside the abandoned house and it still stayed locked?

    Initially I thought I was locked in with no way out, but when I did some exploring, there were some other things to do in the house, and when I agreed to do those, then I got out of the house... (without giving anything away :))
     
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    The vigilant never proceeded into the house, so it glitches there. I never had a chance to do anything else...
     
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    It glitched...I couldn't get out. I did finally kill the Vigilant, but then the entire world had the weird video like I was still in the house, and there was the constant rumbling/booming...only way to get it to end was to reload an earlier save.
     
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    Bethesda launched the Creation Kit today, along with a 3gb download of high res textures. Will download tonight while I uninstall all the texture replacers I have installed currently.

    Both are PC only of course.
     

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