WaltC wrote on May 23, 2012, 20:09:Thank ya muchly! This does help and I will definately look back into ol' Skyrim this weekend!Slippy wrote on May 23, 2012, 18:05:
Been thinking about purchasing Skyrim... Didn't have any time to game when it came out and then just never got around to it. Use Fallout 3 as a comparison... I love that game... do you think I would like Skyrim?
Thanks for your input in advance!
Warning--I really like this game! What follows is me trying to temper my emotions so that I can give you an objective read. As you can see, I failed!...;)
It's great, Skyrim is great--I liked F3, too, and I've modded that one extensively, as well. I think, however, that F3 doesn't hold a candle to Skyrim. (To be fair, though, F3 is a different story and hits many different themes accordingly.)
Skyrim surprised me on so many levels that I'm still tallying them up...;) Skyrim is sort of like...let's say, maybe, Morrowind or Oblivion, except that in Skyrim everything is done right! For instance, in Oblivion I always felt like I was traveling these vast distances to reach these tiny alcoves of human (and otherwise) activity, and that much of the game I spent ogling the scenery while fighting to stay awake...;) Skyrim is positively amazing in that in every single square acre of the game world, and it is huge!, there are, literally, several things of note to do, like cavern and cave explorations, lost treasure surprises, or battles with ferocious beasts or rogue sorcerers, hostile and friendly clans and tribes--the net affect is that compared with Morrowind/Oblivion, Skyrim is a virtual beehive of activity! You never get bored playing this game--I don't--a literally there's something new under every rock it seems! Even more remarkable for a computer game is the fact that the physical world inside Skyrim has differing geological features, depending on where you are--sort of like good 'ol earth, actually. Get ready for all kinds of marvelous terrain to travel.
The game is fairly non-linear in that you can decide where and how you want to play the main quests while exploring and taking on the seemingly endless array of secondary quests--and all of these generally involve a bit more than merely steppin' and fetchin'...
According to Steam, I've logged in 143 hours play, and I am not even 1/3 the way though the main quests and with still 3/4 of the world left to unroll and discover! Best news is that it hasn't bored me yet--not even once. This is the way I like to play--I don't lollygag (heh...;) If you don't already, you'll understand that slightly archaic word a bit better when you start playing) but I don't rush through it as though my britches were on fire, or because I have to take a really big "dump" and I need to finish the game a'fore it starts hurtin' bad!...;) I've never understood the mentality of rushing through a game by bypassing 70% of the content, simply to boast about "How fast I beat the game." I think in those circumstances it is clear that the game is beating its owner on or about the head, and quite severely, too.
Did I mention the mods? The game is very mod friendly and there are tons of cool mods, many of which definitely complement and improve upon the game play! The customization possible is remarkable.
The darn game is just fun, fun, fun...I don't know what else to say. It's a masterpiece--a definite classic in the making. It isn't "perfect"--but nothing is perfect. It's close, though.
If you like single-player role-playing games--Skyrim stands at the summit of them all at the moment, as far as I am concerned. If you don't buy another game this year--buy Skyrim (it has enough content to keep you hooked for the rest of the year, all by itself, if need be.)
I hope this is of some help to you even though I *did* try (somewhere in the above text) to present things coolly and dispassionately.
Bhruic wrote on May 23, 2012, 18:27:Agreed. You can definately Solo in D3 (and even hire an AI controled puppet to help you) but I would NOT call it single player. I do love the naratives with the hirlings though... LOL. My favorite is when the little wizard girl from Act II says the Barbarian is like her brother and he responds, "...I won't discuss love with you though." and she is speechless.I'm just a little disappointed that in the trailer Blizzard released a few days before the game went online, a Blizzard employee definitely states that "there's a single player game in D3."
I'm sure you must have mis-heard, because the fine authorities here at Blue's have categorically stated that there is no singleplayer in D3, and I'm sure they would know much better than a Blizzard employee.
eunichron wrote on May 23, 2012, 18:14:Nope... my older bro recommended it to me on Steam but I just never purchased. Graphics look good... videos look good... saw some posts when it released that it had some issues at that time and just never pulled the trigger... Like I asked before, does it 'compare' to Fallout 3?
Wait, you haven't purchased Skyrim yet? Good god man, do yourself a favor and go buy it right now.
Optional nickname wrote on May 23, 2012, 17:38:Melted your hardware?!?!?!?!?
Blizzard is deleting all my posts in tech support, and here too.
I wrote stuff about how their game has melted some of my hardware components, due to the repeated shut downs that tens of thousands of players are also experiencing, (but have no alternate system to post on)
all my comments deleted, and here at blues too, the Nvidia driver update story, GONE.
good riddance failed sequel attempt that is Diablo 3, totally believed my gut feeling that this was going to be a disastrous dumbed down sequel, waiting all this time, for what, lol
COMON GRIM DAWN!!! TAKE US OUTTA HERE.
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 21, 2012, 14:07:Looks like an awesome gamepad MW... USB though which means it probably DOES have it's own drivers. You just don't notice during install because Windows automatically installs either from the internet or from drivers stored on the device itself (which is one of the huge benifits of USB devices). Not saying this is the problem but I can pretty much assure you that the key mapping for the 'A' button on this device is not the same map as the 'A' on your standard 104 or QWERTY keyboard.xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2012, 23:18:
Nope, I use the default keys. Maybe it is your perif and they don't support it yet?
Yeah, you wouldnt have experienced any of this with default keys ^_^
And the keypad I use is a USB keyboard just with a partial set of keys for gaming. No drivers or buttons/keys besides the generic keyboard ones. (well there's a volume up/down, but that's about as exotic as it gets) a pic
Prez wrote on May 16, 2012, 20:15:Krovven wrote on May 16, 2012, 19:30:Prez wrote on May 16, 2012, 18:47:
I'm normally not a proponent for breaking the law, but if that is what happened (though frankly I doubt it is) then I say good on him.
Shame on you Prez. So much fucking hate about a goddamn video game, that you hope someone ruined everyone elses fun out of spite?
I may disagree with you on the whole idea that Diablo has to be a single-player experience, but shit like this just puts you in the same shit-pile as the rest of the trolls.
Sorry you feel that way, but I stand by it 100% regardless of how it makes you categorize me. And there's no hate involved; just cold, passionless logic. If people lose access to their game, to my mind the blame lies squarely on Blizzard for creating such a crappy system. I'm not being petty, though I admit I am being selfish. If enough people get screwed by Blizzard's always-online BS and stop supporting it for logical reasons, the industry will change back to one I would be happier with.
Come on- You're a smart guy. You had to know that hack attacks and Denial of Service attacks precluding you from playing at all were going to be a real possibility before going in. Whether they make me happy or not is irrelevant; the fact that Blizzard willingly put gamers at the risk of losing total access is their fault, not mine.
ASeven wrote on May 12, 2012, 21:27:I will resist the urge to look it up. ;-)
D3 ending has leaked to Youtube.
It's... well... not good.
Verno wrote on May 11, 2012, 08:39:Yes but if that pot had a huge helping of chicken and hoe-made dumplings... and said kettle contained melted chocolate, milk and sugar (ala. hoe-made hot choco)... we could keep the IHOP reference going...