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post #31 of 223
Good review by GameSpot. But, the reviewer has obviously never heard of the majestic Floating Mammoth.

post #32 of 223
IGN's review of the PC version with some videos.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1212033p1.html


Here is one excerpt from the review that is good to know:

"As good as the visuals are in the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim, there are a few drawbacks. Even with the game installed, load times are lengthy and frequent. Every time you fast travel, every time you enter a building or town with a door, you'll need to sit through a load. You'll also experience framerate drops depending on how much happens to be onscreen. The PC crowd should be happy to hear that, assuming you've got a powerful machine, [the PC version of] The Elder Scrolls V looks far and away the best. The draw distance can be pushed way back, letting you see clear across enormous spaces, and you benefit from a higher visual quality throughout, as well as dramatically shortened load times, to the point where they barely exist at all."
post #33 of 223
Since I am bored to death (literally) with BF3 as it stands right now, I will def be getting this.
post #34 of 223
Can it be played with the controller?
post #35 of 223
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Originally Posted by SvtFoci View Post

Can it be played with the controller?

Yes.
post #36 of 223
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Originally Posted by Tinker View Post

Since I am bored to death (literally) with BF3 as it stands right now, I will def be getting this.

Aside from a less than optimal keyboard and mouse setup, it looks like the PC version will impress even the most jaded of PC gamers.

If the load times are almost non-existent on a hard drive, then I wonder what it is like on an SSD. On that note, I'm a bit surprised that the game apparently only takes 6GB of space on the PC with such good looking textures and fine sounding dialogue.
post #37 of 223
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Aside from a less than optimal keyboard and mouse setup, it looks like the PC version will impress even the most jaded of PC gamers.

If the load times are almost non-existent on a hard drive, then I wonder what it is like on an SSD. On that note, I'm a bit surprised that the game apparently only takes 6GB of space on the PC with such good looking textures and fine sounding dialogue.

Pre loading right now..., gotta luv STEAM esp over that POS Origin cr@p.
post #38 of 223
As much as I love Fallout I've really been waiting for a new ES game. Finally, it's here. This is going to be a very long weekend lol.
post #39 of 223
Saw this running on PC and it looks awful. I don't play these games but have they all looked this bad, do people play them simply because of how many hours can be spent doing whatever you want?

Sorry, I am not knocking the game, I just don't see the attraction to something that looks and plays so dated. What am I missing?

Jason
post #40 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Saw this running on PC and it looks awful. I don't play these games but have they all looked this bad, do people play them simply because of how many hours can be spent doing whatever you want?

The previous version of ES looked clunky to me and this one seems to also from what I've seen so far. I will still get it though as these games are still a lot of fun if you are into them.
post #41 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Saw this running on PC and it looks awful. I don't play these games but have they all looked this bad, do people play them simply because of how many hours can be spent doing whatever you want?

Sorry, I am not knocking the game, I just don't see the attraction to something that looks and plays so dated. What am I missing?

Jason

You've got to fill in the missing pieces. But the game looks amazing to me and i played Metro 2033 3 times.
post #42 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Saw this running on PC and it looks awful. I don't play these games but have they all looked this bad, do people play them simply because of how many hours can be spent doing whatever you want?

Sorry, I am not knocking the game, I just don't see the attraction to something that looks and plays so dated. What am I missing?

Jason

Nah, I'm with you. The game I'm sure is nice but it looks like it was built off a 4 year old engine with 2 years worth of visual mods/tweaks done to it.
post #43 of 223
OMG here we go again...

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...e_iq_preview/1

Man I hate AMD/ATi driver support. A lot of games with the ATi cards shows the flashing textures mention not only Skyrim. I had it in lot in BFBC2 and less with BF3 but it's still there. The mouse lag mention would be a game killer...Still DL'ing the game since I stop last night because in 3 hours it only DL'd 35%...
post #44 of 223
I've seen some reports of vsync often causing mouse lag. Forced triple buffering through Direct3DOverrider should clear that up nicely.
post #45 of 223
I can not even get into the game, once I select NEW I get dumped to desk top.
post #46 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Saw this running on PC and it looks awful. I don't play these games but have they all looked this bad, do people play them simply because of how many hours can be spent doing whatever you want?

Sorry, I am not knocking the game, I just don't see the attraction to something that looks and plays so dated. What am I missing?

Jason

I think it looks great. I guess it has an aesthetic appeal that I happen to like. The indoor areas are highly detailed with nice particle effects, and the character models, weapons, cloth, armor textures and shadows look very good for a game of this magnitude. There is an overall clarity and attention to detail in the PC version that makes it all come together in an impressive manner.
post #47 of 223
Well I just played it for a bit and can still honestly say it feels and looks very dated, it almost has a nostalgic feel to it (maybe that's why people play it?). Game play is very clunky and awkward feeling while the graphics look like something from 3+ years ago. I understand this is a massive game so I guess the graphic quality is somewhat understandable but I can't get past the clunky game play. Is this style of game play their signature style and they keep it for that reason? I just cannot see myself getting immersed in this game when it constantly reminds us of just how fake it looks (horrible character animations - stiff, elbows bending the wrong direction, etc). It truly looks and plays like something from many years ago but maybe that is the charm and I just don't get it since I am not a fan of the series.

Anyway this is just my opinion, I admit I am not a fan of this style of game and I have never been into RPG's so my observations are very much an outsiders point of view.

Jason
post #48 of 223
Still can not launch game. Get to title scrn then when selecting to start NEW game, get dump to desk top. Frustrating.
post #49 of 223
What PITA. it's an audio issue. I had to set the audio to 24bit 44k for the game to launch.
post #50 of 223
Interesting.
post #51 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Well I just played it for a bit and can still honestly say it feels and looks very dated, it almost has a nostalgic feel to it (maybe that's why people play it?). Game play is very clunky and awkward feeling while the graphics look like something from 3+ years ago. I understand this is a massive game so I guess the graphic quality is somewhat understandable but I can't get past the clunky game play. Is this style of game play their signature style and they keep it for that reason? I just cannot see myself getting immersed in this game when it constantly reminds us of just how fake it looks (horrible character animations - stiff, elbows bending the wrong direction, etc). It truly looks and plays like something from many years ago but maybe that is the charm and I just don't get it since I am not a fan of the series.

Anyway this is just my opinion, I admit I am not a fan of this style of game and I have never been into RPG's so my observations are very much an outsiders point of view.

Jason

Heheh. Yep. I'm with on, Pimp. I'm a long time fan, even but I make no denial that they are .... shortcomings to some of the presentation in the Elder Scrolls games. Usually the blame lies on the engine but this 'new' engine is supposed to be better. Yeah, I'm sure. Sounds like this one is still a bit clunky. Albeit, thoroughly tightened up from Oblivion but still not perfect. Great thing is about these games is that as a whole, the experience is solid.
post #52 of 223
Actually 24bit 48k works.
post #53 of 223
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Originally Posted by Tinker View Post

Actually 24bit 48k works.

Heh, okay. What did you have it set at before then? 24/96?
post #54 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

I understand this is a massive game so I guess the graphic quality is somewhat understandable but I can't get past the clunky game play. Is this style of game play their signature style and they keep it for that reason?

That's a good question. There are lots of older games that don't have the greatest graphic quality but they are still able to create smooth, immersive gameplay.
post #55 of 223
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Heh, okay. What did you have it set at before then? 24/96?

I don't rem but it was set at the highest possible.
post #56 of 223
Man their servers are getting slammed right now. At this rate I'll be playing by mid-afternoon tomorrow lol.
post #57 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Well I just played it for a bit and can still honestly say it feels and looks very dated, it almost has a nostalgic feel to it (maybe that's why people play it?). Game play is very clunky and awkward feeling while the graphics look like something from 3+ years ago. I understand this is a massive game so I guess the graphic quality is somewhat understandable but I can't get past the clunky game play. Is this style of game play their signature style and they keep it for that reason? I just cannot see myself getting immersed in this game when it constantly reminds us of just how fake it looks (horrible character animations - stiff, elbows bending the wrong direction, etc). It truly looks and plays like something from many years ago but maybe that is the charm and I just don't get it since I am not a fan of the series.

Anyway this is just my opinion, I admit I am not a fan of this style of game and I have never been into RPG's so my observations are very much an outsiders point of view.

Jason

Bethesda is one of the very few if the not the only developer left that makes old school and traditional RPG's. I am unsure of how long you have been gaming? But you either like these games, or you do not. Tothose of us that do like it, this is one of the very few single player games that is worth every single Penney.
post #58 of 223
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Bethesda is one of the very few if the not the only developer left that makes old school and traditional RPG's. I am unsure of how long you have been gaming? But you either like these games, or you do not. Tothose of us that do like it, this is one of the very few single player games that is worth every single Penney.

Very true. Buggy or not they're games I enjoy immensely.
post #59 of 223
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Well I just played it for a bit and can still honestly say it feels and looks very dated, it almost has a nostalgic feel to it (maybe that's why people play it?). Game play is very clunky and awkward feeling while the graphics look like something from 3+ years ago. I understand this is a massive game so I guess the graphic quality is somewhat understandable but I can't get past the clunky game play. Is this style of game play their signature style and they keep it for that reason? I just cannot see myself getting immersed in this game when it constantly reminds us of just how fake it looks (horrible character animations - stiff, elbows bending the wrong direction, etc). It truly looks and plays like something from many years ago but maybe that is the charm and I just don't get it since I am not a fan of the series.

Anyway this is just my opinion, I admit I am not a fan of this style of game and I have never been into RPG's so my observations are very much an outsiders point of view.

Jason

I agree that these games are an acquired taste. I was convinced I could only get into FPS, simulations, and an occasion RTS game and would never be able to play an RPG. But I thought I would give Fallout 3 a chance to see what all the fuss was about. Played for a couple hours and decided it wasn't my thing. Left the game on my hard drive and a couple years later decided to give it another try. 3 play throughs and a couple hundred hours later I was hooked. Something finally clicked and I was able to ignore some of the funky game mechanics and graphics. There is a certain charm, humor, and intelligence to the way these games are designed that makes up for some of the shortcomings.
post #60 of 223
Ever since Morrowind, my biggest attraction to this series is getting lost in the exploration and finding unique artifacts and interesting side-quests. Finding, earning or making a special enchanted weapon or piece of armor is just fun.
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