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Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RGigantea on Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:26 am

Anybody gotten to the stage of buying a house + marrying one of the in-game characters yet? Wink

[and yes, not just heterosexual marriages are allowed in the game Smile]

i'm still in the early stages, but i reckon it's the best elder scrolls series game so far.
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Post by dragontiger96 on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:14 pm

Yeps, I got to the whole marriage thing and accepted the first person to propose (Ysolde from Whiterun). Then I killed her as a sacrifice for the Boethiah mission, because she was on the glitchy side.

Anyway, Skyrim is much prettier than the other Elder Scrolls and I enjoy the leveling system much better. Overall, it is the best thus far. But, now I have 300k of gold and nothing to do with it, because I already own every house and all their upgrades, plus have a set of daedric armor and kill most baddies with one shot on the bow.

Blair gave me the following link, which is a very funny, face paced review of skyrim as a whole.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/5020-The-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RGigantea on Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:00 am

the video is lol-worthy. thanks for sharing!

you sacrificed your in-game wife! D:

i'm still at the stage where i get killed multiple times by whatever enemy boss there is before succeeding in offing it.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by Blair Phoenix on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:50 am

RGigantea wrote:the video is lol-worthy. thanks for sharing!

you sacrificed your in-game wife! D:

i'm still at the stage where i get killed multiple times by whatever enemy boss there is before succeeding in offing it.
Yeah I got a laugh when DT was telling me she decided to sacrifice her in game wife lol.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by dragontiger96 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Blair Phoenix wrote:
RGigantea wrote:the video is lol-worthy. thanks for sharing!

you sacrificed your in-game wife! D:

i'm still at the stage where i get killed multiple times by whatever enemy boss there is before succeeding in offing it.
Yeah I got a laugh when DT was telling me she decided to sacrifice her in game wife lol.

To be fair, she wasn't a proper in-game wife! Especially since she disappeared after we got married for the longest time, which made me quite suspicious of my Housecarl in Windhelm, because they spent so much time together (neither of them ever left the house). It was actually a well known glitch that caused marriage partners to disappear and reappear if you need them for a quest. I have no idea if it's still there.

Oh yeah, the difficulty for adept annoyed me to the point where I just turned it down to apprentice for a bit, and turned it back up when it got too easy. I'm lazy like that.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RevalisPyross on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:13 pm

I've got a house, but I haven't played as much as I would have liked. I do know that my character will be getting hitched to Aela when its possible though. ^_^
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RGigantea on Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:29 am

right now i only have one character following me around.

very handy. when she got killed i actually reloaded the game and made sure she wouldn't get killed the second time around.
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Post by dragontiger96 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:21 pm

RGigantea wrote:right now i only have one character following me around.

very handy. when she got killed i actually reloaded the game and made sure she wouldn't get killed the second time around.

Really? I get annoyed with the companion characters. They rush in without thinking and I have to save them. Also, they tend to push me while I'm aiming my bow and cause me to miss. Then again, my playing style involves a lot of sneak attacks before combat to weaken the enemy. Usually, companions can't sneak worth shit and run off to attack right away.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RGigantea on Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:51 am

companions fit my playing style because... i tend to charge and hack and slash.

so you know, having an extra sword is handy. Wink
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by Kiros Razer on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:50 pm

I really want to get this game I have never played this or the others any tips or recommendations?
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by dragontiger96 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:02 pm

Everything you need to know about Skyrim:

http://www.uesp.net/

Or if you think it isn't black enough, then

Elder Scrolls Wiki

I prefer the former, but the latter does have its uses.

I'd say, try to get it on sale, and get the PC version, because there is a useful UI for items mod.

http://www.skyrimnexus.com/
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by MidnightPersona on Thu May 17, 2012 9:10 am

Oh Skyrim~

Who has it on what system? I have mine on PS3.

I have two games running atm. A Khajit ninja (I call her a ninja. She's basically a sneak-thief whom duel-wields daggers and uses bows as well) and that's my highest lvl, but my 3rd game ever. I saved over my first game on accident and my 2nd was glitched to hell. My '4th' game, which I play when I wanna just run in and kill shit instead of sneak, is a nord whom is just a warrior whom basically destroys things. xD The Khajit is an Imperial and the Nord a Stormcloak. I'm more of a fan of the Imperials because they aren't racist bastards. xD

Also, neither of my characters are married yet because I don't feel like the game glitching. /is fearful of that cuz it happened the first two games.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by RGigantea on Sat May 26, 2012 3:22 am

I'm done with skyrim! Well, almost, I still wanna finish some quests but it's safe to say my addiction is over. Back to the waking world..

I finished off as an imperial married to aela.

What kind of armour do your characters use?

I like daedric armour. For a brief period of time I used dragonplate but it is ugly...

Aela's wearing dragonscale though. Haha.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by Pontianak on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:07 pm

I have lots of opinions on Skyrim.

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To be honest, I was rather disappointed with it. Every quest involved killing something without any kind of finesse or specialty to it, and none of the factions or questlines required any kind of experience in the field that they claimed to be a faction of. I got through the Mages Guild with only casting one or two spells, as a purely melee, duel-wielding sword berserker, and I got through the Thieves Guild in the same way.

Speaking of, why couldn't I upgrade the Thieves Guild? I was rolling around in excess gold after about three hours playing the game, and I have enough to buy the richest house in the game four times over, and yet I can't afford to move my Guild out of the sewers and give them a decent base of operations, or invest in them at all?

The Dark Brotherhood quest was dry and unimaginative and it didn't hold any kind of satisfaction for me to know that I was part of an ancient order that once assassinated emperors. It's all well and good having a "get back to glory" questline, but not when that's every damn faction's selling point.

Plus, rank progression in Skyrim felt too easy. I want to earn ranks, not have them thrown at me like it's the mouldy food at a party that nobody wants.

Alternatively, moving away from optional factions, the main plot was altogether cliched and uninspiring - the lack of characterisation in all Elder Scrolls games doesn't give me a reason TO care about the world and save it, so I just have no sense of urgency and motivation regarding it, unlike a game such as the Persona series.

Graphically speaking, it was stunning, although the colour palette was limited and rather dry, in addition to the character creation being a bit restricted and the hair being gross and greasy. The armour designs were frustratingly dull and looked very clunky and unattractive (everything was a bulky man-skirt) for what I know Bethesda is capable of, and the dumbed down levelling system really grated on me. But I do admit I loved the interface.

Oh, on the topic of the equipment -- the lack of variety. I was told to go fetch this UNIQUE SWORD THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS EVER and then it was just a steel sword that I could've picked up off any armourer or off the corpse of one of the thousands of bandits I've slaughtered in my wake.

Enemy variety was also a let down - not as much as quest variety, admittedly - as well as ~epic~ dragon fights. I could hide behind a rock and then wait to tank them, and that was on SUPER DIFFICULT MODE, which is essentially "up the damage parameters to make you mash buttons and spam potions more" or "switch to a stealth character and bomb the game" mode.

The combat might be flashier, but it still retains that boring button-mashing that Elder Scrolls seems to have become so fond of.

And I was looking forward to this game, too.

Edit: Oh, and lack of control over the outcome. Absolutely no quests gave you any kind of impact over what happened, so it just felt like there was no point in doing them and that it was just a variety of pointlessly linear things to do. You can't say, "a game where you can do what you want as whoever you want!" and then not give you any actual choice where it matters.

Take Dragon Age - the end result might be the same, but there are multitudes of varities of ways you can get there, and they all make a significant impact in how each individual quests and the epilogue ends. That's a game about choice.

Edit 02: Oh, and another thing - the cities. They were all pretty much identical, or nearabouts identical anyway. Their architectural style felt very similar and there were only two or three cities I felt that were any good in visiting: Solitude, Morthal and Windhelm. Whiterun, too, I guess, but it still feels very lifeless and vapid.

There's no point in having open "cities" if all the open cities are going to be as worthlessly identical as the other, and without any kind of special reason to visit them. Unless you like to ogle two or three wooden huts with no visual or economical merit to them whatsoever and just exist to fill up space. Morrowind had open cities, and they were open cities worth visiting.

So what if there're less cities in Oblivion? At least Skingrad was noticably different to the Imperial City, and the Imperial City was noticably different to Chorral. There might've been less of them, but they all had more character than the entirety of the useless fast travel posts that dotted the Skyrim map.

Plus, what's the point in creating such a beautifully open world if you're not going to actually put it to any use? Pretty much everyone I know and have spoken to just fast travels everywhere anyway.

Not going to mention the bugs because honestly? Every game has them, and Skyrim is a huge game. Although it does lack in substance.
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Re: Skyrim (Elder Scrolls)

Post by Rosie on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:24 pm

Dark Souls > Skyrim. Less buggy, more death. Less cartoonish graphics.
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