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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details

There's a big old preview of Dawnguard on Kotaku detailing what to expect from this upcoming expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, saying it: "Sounds Like a Proper Old-School RPG Expansion." They came away from a conversation with Bethesda's Todd Howard with a load of information, all presented in easily digested bullets. Here are just a few points:

  • The main quest has two different tracks, one for Vampire Lord and one for Dawnguard.
  • Dawnguard will offer 10-20 hours of gameplay, depending on how you play.
  • Even though the two story tracks are separate, they'll come together at various key points in the story. "Whatever the Macguffin is," Howard told me, "both sides come together around that point, and then it diverges afterwards.

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21. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 9, 2012, 16:39 Creston
 
It looks really cool to me. Shame it's taking so long to come out, though.


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20. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 9, 2012, 14:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'll be picking it up. However, I've like to see the next expansion - assuming there is one - focus on something a bit more fun. There's no need to make the game more epic and more tense when some of the best moments came from the humour or exploration. And what about some of the untapped lore? The Dwemer would be a great choice.  
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19. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 9, 2012, 08:56 StingingVelvet
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great

Christ, STFU. That's longer than most full games and is for the campaign only. Ugh.
 
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18. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 23:27 netnerd85
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great
Maybe people will finally get what big Beth is all about...
 
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17. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 18:19 Klaus Flouride
 
It took me 100 hours and that was only because I wanted all of the achieve's in one playthrough. It was mindnumbing towards the end. It's like they re-skinned Fallout 3 and changed the story a bit, except the fact that the Fallout story was 10x better.  
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16. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 14:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Alamar wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 11:43:

Well sure, but then you'd have to include Skyrim in that list, since you can beat the main storyline in under 10 hours...

Oh, you want to explore other stuff as well, just like all those other games you would have had to include in your 'one hand' list ; )

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Sure you can beat the main storyline in under 10 hours, though I didn't get around to it for another 150 odd hours myself. My second playthrough is already at 40 hours and I've yet to go beyond getting my first shout.
 
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15. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 11:43 Alamar
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 03:05:
Slashman wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 01:23:
20 hours is less than what most full games give you these days...so I'm not sure what there is to complain about.

Guessing you meant more...(?)

With the exception of the game it is an expansion pack for, you can probably count games released in the last 12 months that take 10+ hours one hand. Probably less.

Well sure, but then you'd have to include Skyrim in that list, since you can beat the main storyline in under 10 hours...

Oh, you want to explore other stuff as well, just like all those other games you would have had to include in your 'one hand' list ; )

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14. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 08:51 Verno
 
Definitely looking forward to this, love the Steam workshop functionality. I hadn't really played in months but just loaded up and it updated all of my mods without any fiddling or messing around in the Nexus Mod Manager.  
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13. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 04:22 InBlack
 
Will be getting this....eventually. Probably only next year though, Im still too burned out by multiple playthroughs of Skyrim.  
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12. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 03:05 ^Drag0n^
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 01:23:
20 hours is less than what most full games give you these days...so I'm not sure what there is to complain about.

Guessing you meant more...(?)

With the exception of the game it is an expansion pack for, you can probably count games released in the last 12 months that take 10+ hours one hand. Probably less.
 
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11. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 01:23 Slashman
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great

Yeah...if you sit and play nothing but Skyrim for 20 hours then sure. Just make sure to stock up on a sturdy diaper and snacks so you won't ever have to move from your chair.

20 hours is less than what most full games give you these days...so I'm not sure what there is to complain about.
 
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10. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 8, 2012, 00:14 LittleMe
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great

It also offers a lot of exploration and lots of side quests that are *not* included in that 10-20hrs total. We might be able to get 40-50hrs total (guess).

 
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9. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 23:51 Xombie
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 23:05:
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great

The main quest for Skyrim only takes a little longer than that if you do nothing else.
 
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8. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 23:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Just started another play-through a couple days ago. Decided it was time to upgrade the old video card now too, so just ordered a new one so I can run with all the spiffy HD mods. Now I have this to look forward to as well. Can't wait. Insta-buy for me as long as there are no major technical issues.  
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7. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 23:05 Angrius Maximis
 
10-20 hours

So one day...

wow great
 
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6. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 22:19 Cutter
 
I am going to both play and enjoy this and you are too!
 
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5. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 21:57 Slashman
 
Definitely looking worthwhile...so barring any unforeseen downsides, I'm going to grab it.  
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4. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 21:52 Silicon Avatar
 
It sounds pretty cool. I'll probably pick this up.  
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3. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 21:03 Quboid
 
I seem to remember seeing it priced at 1600 MS points, for the Xbox obviously. That's about 15 or $20USD.  
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2. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Details Jun 7, 2012, 20:52 Kastagir
 
I still haven't seen one hint at how much it will cost. Maybe that's still being worked out, which is why you can't find it on Steam.  
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