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Skyrim Arrives

The Bethesda Blog marks today's release of The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim, the RPG sequel so highly anticipated that they need not even mention its name:

Today’s the big day! To help celebrate the occasion, IGN got artist Bashir Sultani to pay tribute to the game with salt art. Awesome stuff!

From everyone at Bethesda, we hope you enjoy the game as much as we did making it. Have a great weekend playing!

PC Gamer offers a guide on tweaks for the PC edition to improve graphics, disable Vsync, change FOV, and more and HARDOCP has a performance and IQ preview.

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51. Re: Skyrim Arrives Nov 11, 2011, 12:56 venomhed
 
So far the game is great, really enjoying it, but must admit it is evolutionary not revolutionary. It would be the iPhone 4s where Oblivion was the iPhone 4.... I know, dumb analogy but oh well.

Playing on Core i6 2600k, Nvidia 570gtx Ultra Detail, all sliders options maxed, 1920x1080, to give perspective not bragging.

What I like:
Looking out over the landscape and seeing those huge, literally breath taking mountains. They look real to me! Up close the grahpics are hit and miss. The terrain looks good, some building do too, but there are still hard right angles in the world, something that really shouldnt exist then. All buildings should be rounded off, all corners too.

The larger monsters are friggin kick ass, the large spider, the giants are especially terrifying when chasing you around a forrest, the dragon (only have encountered one) is cool. The problems is that the Giants all look the same, they look great, but they are all identical clones it seems. The monsters move cool, the humanoids remind me of Oblivion.

Like the gritty look of the characters, not everyone is all super clean, but still the woman are typically too beautiful and the men are UFC like. Be nice to see fat people, ugly women, skinny people and more dirt and tattered clothes.

The moon is too big. While neat and detailed, the moon is so big it makes the mountains look small, and distorts the view at nights.

Same problem where everyone wants to kill you outdoors. Hate that. The wolves always attack, the bandits always attack. Be nice i they would sometimes size you up and say "Ya, you better get moving". I have seen this a tad with your proximity where a bandit warned me to get out and I stayed a bit too long. He just chased me for a short distance so that was cool. The giants too face you and stomp their feet, so they aren't ouright evil, but would be neat if they had varying degrees of hostility or passiveness.

Too many items as all Bethesda games do. Shit is everywhere!

Too many arrows to find, already have 300 and I am level 9!

No degradation of equipment, but you can improve equipment to a better level, that never degrades. Dumb.

Crafting is lengthy and cool, like that.

Spell effects are great and seem to fit what the effect is.

Companions can't die but they get knocked down and out, but will get up after a few minutes to help again in a weakend state, I like that.

No horse combat or horse wagons. Lame!

Will write more as I play.
 
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