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Old 27th November 2011, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

So, naturally, I've heard a good load about the firth Elder Scrolls game in the last couple of months. I'm a fan of RPGs, but mainly JRPGs/story-driven RPGs. This sort of game would be pretty new to me. (I've played Fable III, but some say it's pretty simplistic in comparison to others).

Would you recommend it? Or would I need to be pretty well-learned on the genre to make any sense of it?
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Old 27th November 2011, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

I asked a similar question here:

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim!

The whole thread is about the game so you can read some reviews and thoughts on it there. There may be spoilers in there though, so be wary if that sort of thing worries you about video games.
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Old 27th November 2011, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

Oh! I'll check that out, then. Thank you.
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Old 27th November 2011, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

Skyrim is pretty much the opposite of a JRPG. It's the closest thing to the old D&D games that I can remember.

Basically you can do whatever you want. I've played 65 hours and only completed 6 quests related to the main story.
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Old 28th November 2011, 12:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

I got it last week for the PS3, but haven't played it yet since there's a patch for it coming out this week. I've heard all sorts of horror stories about the game getting unplayable after 20 hours or so so I really hope it gets sorted out, but I don't think the developers care about the PS3 much :/

If you're not bothered about the latest graphics etc then you could also try Oblivion, which at least has the advantage of being fully patched and definitely more stable (albeit with still the odd bug here and there) - You can probably pick it up pretty cheap now.
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Old 28th November 2011, 02:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I got it last week for the PS3, but haven't played it yet since there's a patch for it coming out this week. I've heard all sorts of horror stories about the game getting unplayable after 20 hours or so so I really hope it gets sorted out, but I don't think the developers care about the PS3 much :/
I was planning to pick it up via trade when I finished Uncharted and Batman, but I decided to hold out once I heard about all the issues they're having with ps3 versions. I'll be curious to hear if the patch fixes things becos all the reviews I've read agree it's one of the best ps3 games out there when it works.

You may be right about the developers. Apparently the company had almost the exact same issue with Fallout for ps3.
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Old 30th December 2011, 05:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

It was worth getting...before I got an arrow to the knee.
I'm sorry, I just had to xD
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Old 30th December 2011, 06:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sigh.. was that ever funny?
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Old 2nd January 2012, 03:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm sure it was before it bombed the Youtube comments section lol couldn't stop myself though. The opportunity was screaming at me! xD
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Old 2nd January 2012, 11:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Skyrim - Is it worth getting?

To me it was a huge disappointment (PC version, bad console port, ultra bad inventory system.). And honestly, since Morrowind the formula is the very same. You, dear prisoner arrives to place X, make your character, off you go, go, be brave and save the world, but play the errand boy in the meantime. Personally I believe this game is highly overrated as since Morrowind, it's the very-very same, but with better graphics. And the story, the dialogues, even the character names are ultra cliche up from the opening scene. Maybe I was in an ultra bad mood when I played or maybe I'm too old to see the beauty of this thing, but after three hours Skyrim got an elegant uninstall from my part. I wouldn't recommend this game at all, only if you like to play with the copy-paste version of Morrowind on a new winter map, but with a crappy console port inventory system (Oblivion was the summer map edition of Morrowind.).
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Old 15th January 2012, 04:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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To me it was a huge disappointment (PC version, bad console port, ultra bad inventory system.). And honestly, since Morrowind the formula is the very same. You, dear prisoner arrives to place X, make your character, off you go, go, be brave and save the world, but play the errand boy in the meantime. Personally I believe this game is highly overrated as since Morrowind, it's the very-very same, but with better graphics. And the story, the dialogues, even the character names are ultra cliche up from the opening scene. Maybe I was in an ultra bad mood when I played or maybe I'm too old to see the beauty of this thing, but after three hours Skyrim got an elegant uninstall from my part. I wouldn't recommend this game at all, only if you like to play with the copy-paste version of Morrowind on a new winter map, but with a crappy console port inventory system (Oblivion was the summer map edition of Morrowind.).
Oh dear, only 3 hours? You didn't even give it a chance.
Epic game IMO, I got over 200 hours of gameplay in & I still haven't done all the quests
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