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post #61 of 275
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

I never played Oblivion, and was going to get in anticipation of this, but hearing what a mess it is on the PS3 dissuaded me.

Actually, the PS3 version of Oblivion was the least buggy version. It was a PC & 360 exclusive for a year, so by the time they got to the PS3 port they had already ironed out most of the issues. I've played over a hundred hours of it and I don't think I've had a single glitch.
post #62 of 275
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Originally Posted by Archerkit View Post

How many folks are getting it on release day? I've ordered mine through Amazon for delivery that day. I can't wait!

I pre-ordered from GS so I will get a map too. Will pick it up Thursday after work. Hmm, I'm starting to feel sick...*cough*
post #63 of 275
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

Nope, not talking graphics at all. Just thinking about how glitchy FO3 and FNV were. To this day, I can't believe I soldiered through all of FNV's faults right after launch. I got the plat, but have absolutely no desire to ever see that game again.

I never played Oblivion, and was going to get in anticipation of this, but hearing what a mess it is on the PS3 dissuaded me.

Oblivion on the PS3 is not bad, it was released a year later with many fixes, it just has one vampire bug. But you should skip their RPGs altogether, they all launch with tons of bugs and only get marginally better with patches. Oblivion just isn't really a good game, even without bugs. It was just the only western RPG in town during the "next gen" hype phase.
post #64 of 275
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

Nope, not talking graphics at all. Just thinking about how glitchy FO3 and FNV were. To this day, I can't believe I soldiered through all of FNV's faults right after launch. I got the plat, but have absolutely no desire to ever see that game again.

I never played Oblivion, and was going to get in anticipation of this, but hearing what a mess it is on the PS3 dissuaded me.

FNV was a buggy mess because it wasn't made by Bethesda. It was made by the folks who made Alpha Protocol (another buggy mess). Bethesda's games are glitchy and buggy, but more on an amusing level. FNV, however, was exactly like you say: I finished it, but I never want to see that game again. Awesome writing, but horrible on the tech side.

And you should play Oblivion on PS3. It's hands down the definitive console version. It looks and runs 10x better than its console counterpart (no trophies, though). The problems with Oblivion aren't the bugs; it's the design. The scaling difficulty makes the game ridiculously easy. It's quite possible to beat the game in just a few hours if you know what you're doing. But as long as you don't mind that, it's got everything a great Bethesda RPG should have.
post #65 of 275
After 60+ hours, 577 saves and countless dragons slain I present to you my Skyrim Review. I tried to cover as much ground as I could with the time I had--hope you enjoy.

"It wasn’t until I ascended the frigid 7000 steps of the Throat of the World and made my way to the doorstep of High Hrothgar that I finally took a moment for myself. I stood there, gazing over the region atop the tallest mountain in the land thinking of my travels. I’d already ventured through several of the best dungeons Bethesda has ever made, looted relics from antiquated treasure chests, fiercely battled dragons and even visited a freezing Norse castle. But it wasn’t until this particular moment where from my rugged snowy perspective it hit me that Skyrim is a game that takes its time to show you all of it's riches. It’s an utterly fantastic experience that’s marred by only a few missteps."


http://eat-games.blogspot.com/2011/1...-reviewed.html



post #66 of 275
ign.com gave it 9.5

I have to resist getting it,..I have yet some games to play before entering skyrim,..cause I know I won't leave for a while lol.
post #67 of 275
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Originally Posted by warcrow View Post

After 60+ hours, 577 saves and countless dragons slain I present to you my Skyrim Review. I tried to cover as much ground as I could with the time I had--hope you enjoy.

"It wasn't until I ascended the frigid 7000 steps of the Throat of the World and made my way to the doorstep of High Hrothgar that I finally took a moment for myself. I stood there, gazing over the region atop the tallest mountain in the land thinking of my travels. I'd already ventured through several of the best dungeons Bethesda has ever made, looted relics from antiquated treasure chests, fiercely battled dragons and even visited a freezing Norse castle. But it wasn't until this particular moment where from my rugged snowy perspective it hit me that Skyrim is a game that takes its time to show you all of it's riches. It's an utterly fantastic experience that's marred by only a few missteps."


http://eat-games.blogspot.com/2011/1...-reviewed.html




Good read but I would have to argue that it's the best looking. Don't take it personal. I hated Oblivion and Fallout 3 so I know Skyrim isn't for me. Dark Souls is comparable in beauty.
post #68 of 275
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Warcrow - your review was on a 360 or PS3? I'm hoping to get some PS3 impressions. Though I guess I could wait until tomorrow and see for myself!
post #69 of 275
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Good read but I would have to argue that it's the best looking. Don't take it personal. I hated Oblivion and Fallout 3 so I know Skyrim isn't for me. Dark Souls is comparable in beauty.

From my review: "Skyrim is the best looking open world game I’ve ever played on a console..."

Am I missing something or do we agree on this?



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Originally Posted by Archerkit View Post

Warcrow - your review was on a 360 or PS3? I'm hoping to get some PS3 impressions. Though I guess I could wait until tomorrow and see for myself!

Bethesda has stated that the PS3 version is getting a lot of attention so I anticipate parity between the two, however it's worth noting review copies were in fact on the X360 (which is what I played).
post #70 of 275
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http://attackofthefanboy.com/videos/...-360-compared/
post #71 of 275
I hope this is good, but Oblivion had similar hype and was just mediocre. WRPGs are so much easier and easier to score, the real question how does the game play hold up after the open world pretty wears off?
post #72 of 275
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Originally Posted by tgable View Post

I hope this is good, but Oblivion had similar hype and was just mediocre. WRPGs are so much easier and easier to score, the real question how does the game play hold up after the open world pretty wears off?

I'm with you there. In Oblivion I ended up bored with the story and frustrated with the menu system. Skyrim has an all new engine so the clunkiness is probably gone, and it does look miles better, but I'm still skeptical.
post #73 of 275
Historically, the "story" in the Elder Scrolls games is what you do. The main quest isn't really the primary point of the game; in Oblivion the main quest was about 10 to 20 hours long, but there was well over 200 hours of side quests that are completely unconnected to the main quest.

That said, reviews are saying the main quest in Skyrim is genuinely compelling (in direct contrast to Oblivion), and the menu system's far more efficient.
post #74 of 275
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Not sure which one to get now. To my eyes, the PS3 version looks better. I hear the textures on the xbox version also look worse when installed to the HDD too.
post #75 of 275
Well GameFly just shipped the game to me to I will post my thoughts on it after a few days. This will be my 1st time playing an Elder Scrolls game so I am not sure what to expect.
post #76 of 275
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Originally Posted by vpn75 View Post

Not sure which one to get now. To my eyes, the PS3 version looks better. I hear the textures on the xbox version also look worse when installed to the HDD too.

No way that's real.

Aint no way the 360 version looks that bad.
post #77 of 275
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Originally Posted by Chairman7w View Post

No way that's real.

Aint no way the 360 version looks that bad.

It is a bug.

Edit: Bethesda is barely acknowledging the 360 texture bug. It seems they used some extreme compression to get this game down to ~3.6GB, so it might be a streaming/decompression issue. From what I'm reading the PS3 version looks great and doesn't have any major engine issues. So far people that are 15+ hours in report a long save in the very beginning after the cut scene and low frame rate before the open world part kicks in. From the videos it looks to me like the 360 does not have v-sync (tearing is obvious) so maybe the PS3 version does (no apparent tearing). Triple buffering would be cool, but I bet it is just v-synced.
post #78 of 275
Lens of Truth screenshot comparison clearly favors the 360. We should have full gameplay analysis between the 2 consoles soon...
post #79 of 275
Yeah, it's pretty clear the 360 looks better. I wonder why that is. (note - not a Console WARZ question - just a curious question)

It's obviously not a big deal, but it is noticeable.
post #80 of 275
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Originally Posted by rdethloff View Post

Lens of Truth screenshot comparison clearly favors the 360. We should have full gameplay analysis between the 2 consoles soon...

Welcome to the PS3 subforum. Thanks so much for your contribution.
post #81 of 275
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

Welcome to the PS3 subforum. Thanks so much for your contribution.

You're welcome. Many on these forums are debating which version to get, and the unbiased comparisons are just coming in...
post #82 of 275
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Though I'll continue to follow the comparisons, in a few hours it won't matter. All I have is a PS3 and remember how far away this day seemed when the trailer first hit! So it is to get a day-one patch? Wonder if it's live on PSN yet. UPS man, hurry! :P
post #83 of 275
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Originally Posted by rdethloff View Post

Lens of Truth screenshot comparison clearly favors the 360. We should have full gameplay analysis between the 2 consoles soon...

These comparisons are useful I suppose, but most of the time when you're in game (and not looking at stills) it's hard to tell the differences.
post #84 of 275
Cool story with happy ending ...

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Over at IHeartChaos, there's a heartwarming tale from last night's midnight Skyrim launch. According to the writer, posting under the pseudonym "the-supreme-being," a 13 year old kid had his copy of Skyrim stolen from out of his hands almost immediately after leaving the store where he bought it -- but the generosity of strangers meant that this unpleasant event had a happy outcome.

The kid had apparently ridden his bike for 2 miles at night to pick up the game, which he'd paid for out of his own pocket by selling some of his collection of Yu-Gi-Oh cards and doing chores for his parents. Supreme told the kid he had an idea, and asked for his place to be saved. The kid agreed.

Supreme then walked down the line, explaining the situation to other people, many of whom had witnessed the attack but not done anything about it. He asked for these prospective purchasers to pitch in if they could, eventually raising enough to buy a fresh copy for the kid.

"He was completely dumbstruck," writes Supreme. "He thanked me and, pointing them out to the boy, I told him to thank the people who donated as well. He shook my hand, asked my name, and asked if I needed him to do anything in return. I told him 'young man, I just hope one day you'll do something equally nice for someone.'"

Hopefully this story is true -- we only have the word of the writer at this time -- but if so, it's certainly a marked distinction from scenes at certain Modern Warfare 3 launch events!

http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/...+Daily+News%29
post #85 of 275
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Originally Posted by rdethloff View Post

Lens of Truth screenshot comparison clearly favors the 360. We should have full gameplay analysis between the 2 consoles soon...

People always see what they want to se in these screenshot comparisons IMO, 80% of it is confirmation bias. They both look close except for the texture bug on the 360 and the normal gamma differences. The PS3 seems to use a post-processing AA solution that may add blur.





I'll get the PC version when the price drops. It will make both console versions look lame.
post #86 of 275
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Originally Posted by Zookster View Post

Cool story with happy ending ...

Why is a 13 year old riding his bike 2 miles at midnight to purchase a Mature rated game? Parents absent, awful, or unknowning? Or is he a sneaky kid? Perhaps he had his friend steal the game from him so that he could try and get a free copy from everyone watching?? Hoodlums.
post #87 of 275
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Mine just got delivered! Indeed the 1.01 update was available, 58MB.
post #88 of 275
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Originally Posted by tgable View Post

People always see what they want to se in these screenshot comparisons IMO, 80% of it is confirmation bias. They both look close except for the texture bug on the 360 and the normal gamma differences. The PS3 seems to use a post-processing AA solution that may add blur.





I'll get the PC version when the price drops. It will make both console versions look lame.

The PS3 version looks good to me.
Not that I care much as I only have a PS3 lol
post #89 of 275
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Originally Posted by tgable View Post

I'll get the PC version when the price drops. It will make both console versions look lame.

Even the pc version is pretty ugly (for a current AAA PC title).

Jason
post #90 of 275
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Originally Posted by MakoCSH View Post

These comparisons are useful I suppose, but most of the time when you're in game (and not looking at stills) it's hard to tell the differences.

I totally agree. Heck, to be honest, it just seems a *touch* sharper, and has higher contrast. Both are just a couple of button presses on my TV !!
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