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Steam Top 10

Here's this week's report from Valve on the top 10 bestselling games on Steam:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Saint's Row The Third
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Anno 2070
  6. Sins of a Solar Empire: Trilogy
  7. Batman: Arkham City
  8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
  9. Magicka Collection
  10. Football Manager 2012

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44. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 21, 2011, 11:17 Creston
 
How many dragons are you people seeing? On Saturday I got attacked by a total of two random dragons, and that was in a marathon 14 hour session of playing. And in most cases, unless they happen to jump you, you CAN just run away (or even choose not to engage.)

I've beaten quite a few dragons, but that's because I actively seek out the Shout Stones (whatever they're called) in the wilderness, and they always have a Dragon with them.

Power wise they're a little lacking, but that's more because of foolish AI than because they're wimps. I'd gotten one down on the ground and got a little too close to him, and he crit-killed me by snapping me up with his gargantuan beak, shaking me around like a puppy does with a toy, then throwing me against the nearest mountain—which was about half a mile away. It was pretty damn epic.

And then I ran into one Shout Stone where the dragon attacked me kinda early, and I had no cover anywhere. So I run towards the Stone, thinking to hide behind it, and a frakking Dragon Priest wakes up! Yeah, that was a bit too much for my archer to handle. Especially since that priest had a staff of frakking fireballs!

I think if you overpower yourself in this game, it becomes boring way too quickly. If you don't go for the 100 smithing and enchanting, and don't give yourself Godly Armor of Unkillability, it remains much more of a challenge. I'm wearing the Nightingale armor, and if I get jumped by a few bears, I still have to work a bit to stay alive. And Dragons are still eminently capable of killing me (well, the flame ones are. The frost ones are kind of powerless against that armor.) I much prefer it that way.

Btw, bethesda's "If a shopkeeper dies, a family member will take over" deal seems to be bunk. It's been months (in game time) since Riverwood's blacksmith died, and nobody has shown up to replace him. though maybe that has to do with the fact his wife also died.

Oh, and I LOVE that Dragons can kill NPCs, even quest ones. The really important quest NPCs can't be killed (or are in towns that can't be attacked), but all those minor ones? Free fodder. It helps for immersion. I felt genuinely shitty when the blacksmith and his wife died.

So it breaks a quest. So what? I have about 80 quests in my log, are you really gonna miss one or two? :p


Creston

This comment was edited on Nov 21, 2011, 11:30.
 
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